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The 5 Best Places to See Near Perth

Updated: Jan 9

Perth, often referred to as the world’s most isolated city, is a coastal city and the capital of Western Australia. Although most travelers head to Sydney and Melbourne on the east, the west coast has just as much charm and beauty.

1. Hutt Lagoon

Take a day trip from Perth and marvel at this incredible pink lake. The vibrancy changes with the seasons and time of day, and the color varies between a vibrant bubblegum pink, lilac, and even red. Hutt Lagoon makes for amazing photos, and you can figure out the best time to go with this post.

2. Explore the Beaches

Thanks to its adjacent location to the Indian Ocean, Perth has unbelievable beaches with crystal clear water and soft white sand. Cottesloe Beach is one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, but other popular destinations include Mullaloo Beach, Scarborough Beach, and City Beach. Since Perth is west, the sunsets are absolutely stunning. Check out this post by SkyScanner for more recommendations and what each beach is best for.

3. Rottnest Island

This island is a short ferry ride away and is famous for its native population of Quokkas. These adorable animals can only be found on this island and a few other parts of Western Australia. They’re very friendly and even appear to be smiling; since they’re used to tourists you might be able to snap a selfie with one! Rottnest Island is also a great day trip for those looking to go snorkelling, relax on the beach, or try out restaurants. This guide is perfect for planning a trip.

4. The Fremantle Prison

Visiting a prison might not typically be a part of your travel bucket list, but its historical significance has made it a main tourist attraction in Perth. This world heritage site was used as a place of incarceration for British convicts, but was renovated in 1991. There are various tours you can join in on as well.

5. Elizabeth Quay

This waterfront development project is perfect for a relaxing stroll or dinner and some shopping. There's a range of bars, restaurants, hotels, promenades, public artwork, and even a waterpark. There is always something to do around Elizabeth Quay and it's easily accessible by public transport. Plan your trip here.

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