Situated along the Swan River, bordering the Darling Scarp and the Indian Ocean, Perth is Australia’s fourth-largest city. The Westin Perth is ideally located at the corner of Murray Street and Irwin Street, just next to Hay Street, on the eastern end of the central business district (CBD). Shopping and entertainment options are just a short stroll away, and Perth Airport (PER) can be reached by car in 30 minutes.
Explore Western Australia’s top attraction, Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Visited by nearly 6 million people a year, this area boasts magnificent views. Perth is also home to some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches. Cottesloe Beach is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. Wander around the city on foot, or take a free CATS (Central Area Transport Service) bus around the CBD. Recharge by renting a bicycle to ride along the flat, scenic bike paths by the Swan River. Perth Mint and the Aviation Museum are both also worth a visit.
Take an excursion to the nearby town of Freemantle. Highlights there include the Freemantle Markets, the Maritime Museum, Freemantle Prison, Roundhouse, and the statue of AC/DC’s Bon Scott. Elevate your senses at the nature reserve found on car-free Rottnest Island to admire seals, dolphins, and whales. Penguin Island is also invigorating. Or explore the renowned microbreweries and wineries in Swan Valley. Pristine national parks and unpopulated coastlines are easily reachable.
For some exhilarating entertainment, attend an Australian rules football game with local fans at Lathlain Park. Or watch a film at one of the numerous independent, European, and open-air cinemas. View some of Perth’s many cutting-edge and luxury brand boutiques, or shop for designer labels at factory prices at Harbour Town. Savour some of Perth’s delightful cuisine in vibrant Northbridge, Perth’s cultural and entertainment centre. Western rock lobster (crayfish) and chilli mussels are both popular local specialties.