Perth is a beautiful city that straddles the Swan River. It lies some twenty kilometres inland from the Indian Ocean and has a lifestyle that is more relaxing than most other cities in Australia. There is a wide range of accommodation in Perth city centre, which is crammed with Perth city hotels offering discounts and special package rates at various times of the year. As might be expected, rates are a little higher during the peak seasons and at weekends.
Top Things in Perth City
Many of the activities in Perth's city centre can be found around the scenic Swan River. Visitors will enjoy the river cruises along the Swan River.
Kings Park and the Botanic Garden feature lookouts and wonderful vantage points that also offer panoramic views of the city and Swan River.
Take a walking tour of the city with an i-City Volunteer. Every day, you will find friendly volunteers at the City of Perth Information Kiosk in the Murray Street Mall.
Top of the Town
A great shopping experience awaits visitors to Perth city centre. There is a vast array of shops that offer an extensive range of goods that will delight tourists, including Aboriginal arts and crafts, souvenirs, fashion, swimwear, electronic goods and jewellery. The more popular shopping areas are The Hay Street Mall, Murray Street Mall, Kings Street, Forest Chase, Barrack Street and Raine Square.
Where to Stay: Perth City Hotels
Visitors will have no problem finding hotels in Perth city to suit their individual needs and lifestyle. Perth city centre accommodation includes several five-star hotels. There are also numerous cheap hotels in Perth city centre, along with a range of other options, such as apartments, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and for those on a really tight budget, backpacker hostels. If you are looking for something a little different, houseboats provide a unique experience and are a great way to explore the rivers.