The bustling metropolitan cityscape, surrounded by natural splendour and a wealth of cultural attractions, makes Perth an unforgettable Australian experience.
We encourage you to add a few days before or after the ANZAM Conference to explore this unique tourism destination. You can find out more about what to do in and around Perth on the Destination Perth website.
Here are just a few of the highlights that Perth has to offer.
Step inside the Fremantle Markets and enjoy the distinctive atmosphere of over a hundred years of vibrant culture and heritage. Listen carefully and you just might hear the horse and carts of yesteryear, arriving at the markets full to the brim of fresh fruit and vegetables. Now boasting over 150 stalls, each as unique as the next, the Fremantle Markets are a must-see for locals and tourists alike.
Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm
The Fremantle Prison is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Western Australia’s most fascinating and significant cultural attractions. The history of Prison dates back to the early beginnings of Western Australia and its role in the development of this State is unparalleled. Experienced tour guides bring the rich folklore and stories of the Prison to life and the underground tunnel tours are breathtaking.
Rottnest Island is a protected A Class Reserve and the place where Perth comes to unwind and reconnect with nature, family and friends. The Island boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in Western Australia. Explore Rottnest and meet its famous furry residents, the Quokkas. Follow the snorkel and reef trails and experience beautiful Parker Point, Little Armstrong, Parakeet and Salmon Bays to name a few.
Kings Park is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner-city parks. Visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the Swan and Canning Rivers, the city skyline and the Darling Ranges to the east. Around one quarter of all WA plants are growing in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
The animals and plants at the Perth Zoo are from all corners of the globe. Perth Zoo is also widely known as a unique events and functions destination and can offer a host of amazing experiences. Visitors come to the Zoo not only to see the animals, but to be entertained by the many and varied events held in the Zoo’s spectacular setting.
The New Museum for WA is opening in November 2020. The State’s unique collection comes alive with innovative new exhibitions across eight galleries that showcase the extraordinary stories of Western Australian people and places throughout time. The displays include significant and fascinating objects, interactive multimedia experiences, and new ways of engaging with WA’s unique plants, animals, people and places.
The Caversham Wildlife Park features about 200 species, and more than 2000 animals, birds and reptiles. Visitors from all over the world come to walk through the Kangaroo enclosure, hand-feed Kangaroos and Wallabies, meet a Wombat and pet the Koalas.
Located just 25 minutes from Perth, the Swan Valley is home to an ever-growing list of chefs, winemakers, brewers and producers of artisan wares. It is packed with fresh seasonal produce, with countless restaurants and cafes offering everything from fine dining to salt-of-the-earth pub grub to traditional high tea.
The Swan Valley is also home to some of the oldest vines in the state and award-winning wineries such as Sandalford, Houghtons and Mandoon Estate, as well as a burgeoning number of breweries and distilleries.
Aquarium for Western Australia
The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA) is a privately-run company dedicated to generating wonder and respect for the marine life of Western Australia. AQWA is located just 25 minutes from the CBD in Hillarys Boat Harbour, one of Perth’s most picturesque locations.
Discover more of Western Australia’s spectacular marine life as you go on an underwater journey along our coast, from the icy-cold waters of the Southern Ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the Far North.
You will find plenty of markets all over Perth selling everything from hand-made arts and craft to organic produce. For more information about the best art, produce and growers markets in the region, visit the Destination Perth website.
The Crawley Edge Boatshed (Instagram, Facebook) is a quaint, formerly derelict, 90-year-old blue boathouse along Perth’s scenic Mounts Bay Road, now an Instagram hotspot.