Perth/Western Australia

Explore WA iPhone App

 

The Experience WA app By Tourism Western Australia is the perfect tool for delegates who wish to explore Perth. With so many options on offer for visitors such as swimming with wild dolphins, visiting a winery or taking in a sporting or cultural event! Let the app help you choose what to do.

Experience Perth

 

With plenty of inspirational spaces, exceptional natural beauty and incredible diversity, Western Australia provides the spaces to connect and a fresh perspective on business events. Basking in the warmth of a Mediterranean climate Perth is a city buzzing with a new energy reinvigorating visitors with its sophisticated style, cleanliness, clear blue skies and pristine coastline, yet the relaxed lifestyle and friendly vibe remain.

Safe and secure, Perth offers all the benefits of a large metropolitan city with an excellent range of affordable and inspirational Congress and event venue options, quality accommodation, and shopping, dining and leisure activities.

Experience Western Australia

WA’s Coral Coast

Looking for the most popular things to see and do around Ningaloo Reef and the Coral Coast? The towns of Exmouth and Coral Bay, sit on the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, and are the only places in Australia where you can swim with whale sharks, as well as humpback whales and manta rays. If you’d rather stay dry, no problem, eco cruises run daily to the reef, and heading south towards Perth brings you to the beach loving dolphins of Monkey Mia, and the lunar landscape of the Pinnacles.

Ningaloo Reef

The Experience WA app By Tourism Western Australia is the perfect tool for delegates who wish to explore Perth. With so many options on offer for visitors such as swimming with wild dolphins, visiting a winery or taking in a sporting or cultural event! Let the app help you choose what to do.

Pinnacles & Cervantes

Take a day trip from Perth to the other-worldly landscape of the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. Following the Indian Ocean Drive, you can stop to meet friendly kangaroos, try sandboarding and taste Cervantes’ famous seafood delicacy. If you’re travelling between July and October, you’ll see Western Australia in full colour, as the coastal landscapes are filled with the blooms of spring wildflowers.

Australia’s Golden Outback

Unearth another side of the landscape and embark on the road trip of a lifetime by hiring a four-wheel drive and hitting the red dirt highways. Drive yourself along the Golden Quest Discovery Trail for a unique off-road adventure through our Goldfields. As you travel from Coolgardie through to Laverton you’ll get a taste of outback life. For a surreal evening, set up camp out under the stars—you’ll witness impressive formations you’ve never seen before. There are plenty of easy ways to experience this expansive landscape and include Kalgoorlie and the Golden Outback in your extraordinary WA holiday.

Albany

Albany is a city at the southern tip of Western Australia. It’s known for its beaches, such as popular Middleton Beach. East of the city, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve is home to secluded Little Beach. Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, a former whale processing plant, now houses a museum. Migrating whales pass off the coast at Torndirrup National Park, where steep cliffs give way to dramatic rock formations.

Australia’s North West

The Pilbara region in Western Australia has some of the world’s most ancient natural landscapes, dating back two billion years and stretching over 500,000 square kilometres. Deep rocky canyons lead to peaceful plunge pools in the beautiful Karijini National Park. Hundreds of islands with dazzling white beaches and untouched coral gardens are yours to explore on the Dampier Archipelago and Mackerel Islands. And yet the Pilbara is also known as the engine room of Australia – home to a massive mining industry in crude oil, salt, natural gas and iron ore.

Karijini National Park and Beyond

Walk the mighty gorges of Karijini National Park and Millstream Chichester National Park to discover hidden waterfalls and swim in clear cool rock pools. Or venture deep into the Eastern Pilbara to one of the most remote places on the planet, Rudall River National Park.

Australia’s South West

The cool southern region of our state offers the visitor a spectacular range of holiday experiences. You’ll see magnificent beaches, lush farmland and mighty forests. Quiet, well maintained roads are coupled with a blend of busy rural towns, ports and quiet hamlets. And Australia’s South West hosts some of the world’s finest wineries who welcome visitors with premium wines and fine dining.

Margaret River

Margaret River is a small town south of Perth in Western Australia, known for its craft breweries, boutiques and surrounding wineries. Beaches and surf breaks line the nearby coast, whose waters host migratory whales (Jun–Nov). Stretching between 2 lighthouses north and south of the town, the long-distance walk, the Cape to Cape Track, fringes the limestone caves and sea cliffs of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

Getting Around Perth

Ferries

The main ferry terminal in Perth is at Barrack Street Jetty. Ferries travel to and from Fremantle, Rottnest and South Perth, and the Barrack Street Jetty is the departure point for Swan Valley wine and river cruises.

Transperth operates a ferry service between Barrack Street Jetty and Mends Street in South Perth, convenient for visiting Perth Zoo and the many excellent restaurants and cafés on offer in South Perth.

Catching the ferry to Fremantle is a great way to kick back and enjoy the sights as you cruise past Perth’s luxury riverside homes. Ferry charters are also available for private functions.

 

Trains

Perth central train station is located in the heart of the city on Wellington Street and connects Forrest Chase, a major shopping hub just a short distance from most leading hotels and venues, the Perth cultural precinct, and the Northbridge entertainment area. Modern trains link Perth’s suburbs, including hubs at Midland, Joondalup, Fremantle, Armadale and Mandurah.

For Congress delegates, frequent services allow fast access to regional shopping centres, Perth’s not-to-be-missed beaches, the café culture of historic Fremantle, and the water playground at Mandurah.

For adventure lovers who wish to explore further afield, the Prospector train links Perth and the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie with a daily service (twice a day on Monday and Friday). The 655km journey takes 6hrs 45mins.