Perth may be Western Australia’s capital and largest city, but it’s also the most isolated city in the world with the nearest city, Adelaide, more than 2500km away (a 28-hour drive!). Although geographically a lonely city, Perth is lively, the people are friendly and there is plenty to see and do. Here you’ll find one of the world’s biggest inner city parks, the lush Kings Park, the Swan Bell Tower and the must- visit Cottesloe Beach.
Visit Kings Park - the lush green heart of the city, then weave your way along the Tree Top Walk through a spectacular canopy of eucalyptus trees or absorb panoramic views of the Swan River from the walkway. See the intriguing boab trees in the Botanic Gardens while keeping your eyes peeled for vibrant birdlife and be sure to listen out for the merry laugh of the native Australian Kookaburra.
You can enjoy stunning views of the cityscape and the scenic panorama of the Darling Ranges from the Swan River, which flows straight through downtown Perth and at the mouth of the beautiful river you’ll find Fremantle. Meander its bustling streets enriched with maritime, convict and colonial history and admire the well-preserved architectural heritage contrasted with the 21st century lifestyle of busy markets, energetic bars and the ‘Cappuccino Strip’, known for its dining culture and variety of cafés catering for all budgets and tastes, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Just 3 hours south of Perth is the beautiful Margaret River region. Indulge your tastebuds at the Margaret River wineries where you can get a taste of the region’s finest flavours and incredible scenery of rolling vineyards. Nearby in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park you’ll find Mammoth Cave, an ancient limestone cave internationally recognised for its beauty and pristine condition. Take an informative guided tour and be immersed in the natural beauty that surrounds.
Further north of Perth is Nambung National Park, home to one of Australia’s most unique natural wonders, The Pinnacles. Here you can observe the thousands of huge limestone pillars that mystically rise out of the desert sand.
Travel 340km east of Perth and you’ll find yourself at Wave Rock in Hyden, one of the most famous rock formations in Western Australia’s rugged Golden Outback. Caused by weathering and water erosion, this multi-coloured granite rock forms the shape of a wave frozen at the point of breaking and came into the spotlight when it was featured in the National Geographic Magazine in 1967.
Choose from a variety of AAT Kings tours in and around Perth. Choose the most suitable trip for you. Tours range from one day trips to a full experience of Western Australia of up to 21 days.