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Perth Holidays

Perth is the capital of the vast state of Western Australia. Once a frontier town, Perth now boasts charming revitalised suburbs offering great food and wine in trendy bars, cafes and fine dining restaurants. It is also Australia’s sunniest city, enjoying over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. Perth offers the perfect environment for the typical Australian holiday, where you can have BBQs on the beach at Christmas and sip Australian wine in rooftop bars, whilst watching the sun set over the ocean.

Brightsun Travel has cheap holidays to Perth Australia, where you can explore the city’s urban delights and take side trips to the incredible Australian outback and Margaret River, a holiday hotspot. The city is also home to some of Australia's best beaches, plus lush green spaces, art institutions, and historic buildings.

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Hyatt Regency Perth

99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Room Only 2 Nights
From £1659 per person View Offer

Quest East Perth

176 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

Room Only 4 Nights
From £1669 per person View Offer

Duxton Hotel Perth

1 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Room Only 2 Nights
From £1719 per person View Offer

Local Information & Travel Tips


Perth offers a range of transportation options to help residents and visitors get around the city and its surrounding areas efficiently.

Transperth Public Transport

Transperth operates an extensive network of buses, trains, and ferries throughout Perth and its suburbs. The train system, known as the Perth Metropolitan Railway, connects major suburbs and extends to outer areas like Mandurah and Joondalup. The bus network complements the train system, providing access to areas not covered by trains. Ferries operate across the Swan River, connecting Perth to suburbs like South Perth and Fremantle.

SmartRider is Transperth's electronic ticketing system. Commuters can use SmartRider cards to pay for bus, train, and ferry fares, offering convenience and discounted fares compared to cash tickets.


Perth has a growing network of cycling paths and lanes, making it a bike-friendly city. Visitors can rent bicycles or explore dedicated cycling routes in parks and along the coast.

Taxis and Ride-Sharing Services

Taxis are readily available in Perth, with designated taxi ranks in popular areas like airports, train stations, and shopping districts.

Car Rentals

Car rental companies operate at Perth Airport and various locations throughout the city. Renting a car is a convenient option for exploring destinations beyond the reach of public transport or for day trips to nearby attractions.


Perth's city centre is pedestrian-friendly, with well-maintained sidewalks and pedestrian crossings. Many of the city's attractions, shopping precincts, and dining areas are within walking distance of each other, making walking a convenient and enjoyable way to explore the city.


Perth consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in Australia and globally in terms of crime rates.

Perth's public spaces, including parks, beaches, and shopping precincts, are generally safe to visit during the day. However, we’d advise you to exercise caution, especially at night, avoid isolated areas, stay alert on public transport, and be aware of your belongings, especially during peak hours.

Other FAQs:

Q: How big is Australia?

A: Australia is the sixth largest country in the world with a total area of around 7,692,024 square kilometres.

Q: Does it snow in Australia?

A: Australia’s alpine regions and the high altitude regions of Tasmania do see snow during the winter season between June and August, and the weather can be quite cold. 

Q: What side of the road do they drive in Australia?

A: Driving is on the left-hand side in Australia. 

Q: Is Australia safe?

A: Australia is a relatively safe country to visit, with crime levels no higher than those in the UK. It’s advised to take care of personal possessions when travelling in cities and tourist hotspots, be vigilant at night in Sydney, and seek advice on local safety in remote areas. 

Things to Do and See in Perth

Must-Visit Attractions & Places to See

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

This expansive park offers breathtaking views of the city skyline, Swan River, and Darling Range. It's perfect for picnics, bushwalks, and exploring diverse plant species.

Swan River

Take a scenic cruise or leisurely stroll along the banks of the Swan River. You can also enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, or cycling along the extensive riverside pathways.

Perth Zoo

Home to a wide range of native and exotic animals, Perth Zoo provides an educational and entertaining experience for visitors of all ages, and is one of the top things to do in Perth.

Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe Beach is a popular spot for swimming, snorkelling, and soaking up the sun with pristine white sands and clear blue waters.

Perth Mint

Discover Western Australia's gold mining heritage at the Perth Mint, where you can see the world's largest collection of gold bars and coins.

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Located in the heart of Perth, this gallery showcases a diverse range of Australian and international art, from traditional to contemporary works.

Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach is another popular beach spot known for its excellent surf conditions, beachfront cafes, and bustling atmosphere.

Perth Cultural Centre

Immerse yourself in Perth's cultural scene at the Perth Cultural Centre, home to the Western Australian Museum, State Library of Western Australia, and Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Top Day Trips to Take from Perth

Rottnest Island

Visit Rottnest Island, just a short ferry ride from Perth, and enjoy snorkelling in crystal-clear waters, cycling around the island, meeting unique wildlife including the cute friendly quokkas, and exploring its stunning beaches.

Swan Valley

Just a 30-minute drive from Perth, Swan Valley is Western Australia's oldest wine region. Spend the day wine tasting at world-class vineyards, indulging in gourmet food, and exploring local art galleries.


Explore the historic port city of Fremantle, located less than 30 minutes from Perth. Visit the Fremantle Markets, wander through charming streets lined with heritage buildings, and enjoy fresh seafood along the waterfront.

Pinnacles Desert

Embark on a scenic drive to Nambung National Park (approx. 2 hours from Perth), home to the otherworldly Pinnacles Desert. Marvel at the limestone formations rising from the desert floor and explore the surrounding sand dunes.

Lancelin Sand Dunes

Adventure seekers will love a day trip to Lancelin (approx. 1 hour from Perth), home to vast sand dunes perfect for sandboarding and 4WD adventures. Enjoy adrenaline-pumping activities against the backdrop of breathtaking coastal scenery.

Yanchep National Park

Less than an hour's drive from Perth, Yanchep National Park offers opportunities for bushwalking, wildlife spotting, and exploring underground caves. You’ll also have the chance to spot kangaroos, koalas, and native birds in their natural habitat.

Perth Hills

Escape the city and explore the scenic beauty of the Perth Hills. Visit charming towns like Mundaring and Kalamunda, go hiking in picturesque national parks, and enjoy panoramic views from the top of Mount Dale.

Perth Weather

Perth enjoys a Mediterranean climate characterised by hot, dry, and sunny summers (December-February) with daytime temperatures often exceeding 30°C, and mild, wet winters (June-August) with cooler temperatures, especially during the night, and more frequent rainfall including showers and occasional thunderstorms.

Autumn in Perth (March-May) brings gradually milder temperatures compared to summer. Days are warm and pleasant, with average daytime temperatures ranging from the mid-20s°C to low 30s°C and it's still relatively dry compared to other seasons. During spring (September-November) days gradually become warmer, and nights become milder. Rainfall starts to decrease as the season progresses, and the frequency of sunny days increases. Spring is a popular time to visit Perth, as there’s a lot of blossoming flora to admire in the city’s national parks and nature reserves.

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