Perth & Surrounds
The perfect destination for setting out on foot, enjoying stunning scenery, rich heritage, public art and food & wine. From drive trails, cycle trails, snorkel or horseback – no matter what your mode of transport or interest, there are plenty of ways to experience this sunny, coastal city.
Perth is world-renowned for its spectacular coastline – walking and cycle paths hug the sunset coast along West Coast Drive and the iconic Rottnest Island. Mandurah and Peel offer a great selection of trails along the rivers, estuary and in the forests and the picturesque scenery of the Swan Valley and Perth Hills make it perfect for cycling and hiking. Or if you’re up for a day of mountain bike challenge – Dwellingup will take you into your zone.
It’s a region that offers the best of both worlds. Western Australia’s capital has grown from its colonial origins to a modern city with fine culture, food & wine and urban experiences interlaced with a city that is built for the outdoors.
While many regions claim to have it all, Perth simply lives it all – beautiful beaches, sunny weather, sumptuous fresh produce and a virtual smorgasbord of fun all year round. And best of all, everything’s on offer within a short drive of the city centre.
In this region you can experience awesome nature, history, action and adventure, world class arts, culture and dining. You can laze on white sandy beaches, visit vineyards, taste local fresh produce, stroll through fields of wildflowers and hike through acres of natural bush.
Perth city itself boasts the scenic splendours of the Swan River and Kings Park – both offering a wealth of trail activities helping you to relax and get back to nature while remaining in the heart of the city - Paddling, Hiking, Cycling and Trail Running are all options.
For a maritime feel, take a half hour journey south to Fremantle on the coast or take a short ferry boat ride to beautiful Rottnest Island. On the island you can soak up the laid-back, beachside holiday atmosphere, explore the idyllic bays and picturesque scenery, snorkel pristine waters and hire a bike for a relaxing cycle trails around the whole island.
The stunning coastline along the beautiful Indian Ocean is a water lover’s paradise with the southern coastal towns of Rockingham and Mandurah providing the region all the style of city amenities with a real holiday feel.
Boasting numerous well-built trails in national parks and state forest, the region is spoilt with options.
- Hiking trails: Kings Park, Bells Rapids, Bibbulmun Track, Kitty’s Gorge, Penguin Island
- Mountain bike: Munda Biddi, Dwellingup, Perth Hills
- Snorkel trails: Rottnest Island, Coogee Maritime Trail
- Food & wine trails: Swan Valley, Buy West Eat Best Dining Out Trail
- Horse trails: Railway Reserves – Perth Hills
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