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Perth tours and excursions

Perth tours

Bus tours

Perth Tram - actually a bus – is a replica of trams operating in 1899. Drivers provide live commentary for the two and a half hour long tour of Perth City, Kings Park, Perth Mint, Swan Bell Tower and Burswood Casino. Get on and off as you please. Bookings are not required. Further afield, let someone else do the driving whilst you tour the Margaret River or Swan Valley Wine Regions.

Tel: +61 8 9473 0331.
Website: http://www.perthtram.com.au

Boat tours

Cruising on the Swan River is a perfect way to see Perth and its surrounds, or if you're a thrill seeker hop aboard a jet boat. Services mostly operate from the Barrack Street jetty in Perth. Cruise south to Fremantle, east to the Swan Valley on a wine cruise, or head further afield on a jetcat or ferry to Rottnest Island, or out to sea for some whale watching.

Tel: +61 8 9325 3341.
Website: http://www.captaincookcruises.com.au

Perth excursions

Swan Valley

Just 25 minutes from the heart of Perth (and just 10 minutes from the airport), the Swan Valley offers an impressive range of wineries and fine food that are closer than but just as good as the better known Margaret River Wine Region. The award-winning Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail takes in some of Western Australia's finest wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, cafes and fresh produce providores. For history and art & craft buffs there's no shortage of things to keep you busy. Try a Swan River Cruise from Perth for a unique perspective on the area.

Swan Valley Tourist Information Centre, Historic Guildford Courthouse, at Meadow and Swan Streets, Guildford.

Tel: +61 9207 8899.
Website: http://www.swanvalley.com.au

Rottnest Island

Despite a name that is Dutch for 'rat's nest', this island is an idyllic 10km (6-mile) stretch of white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, located about 20km (12 miles) off the coast of Fremantle. The 'rats' are actually Quokkas - cute, small, harmless marsupials and incorrigible picnic crashers (feeding them is forbidden). Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing, diving, fishing and bird watching. Walk, hire a bicycle or check out the island on a two-hour bus tour (leaves from Thomson Bay). Ferry services leave from Perth (Barrack Street Jetty) and Fremantle (East Street Jetty and Victoria Quay).

Tel: +61 8 9432 9300.
Website: http://www.rottnestisland.com
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The Great Southern Hotel

This hotel is located in Northbridge, the main cultural and entertainment neighbourhood in Perth, and a short walk from the city centre. The mid-size, affordable hotel features 94 rooms, a no frills restaurant and late-night bar.

Royal Hotel

Located right in central Perth this quirky hotel offers comfortable accommodation with a reasonable price tag. Perhaps the best part of Royal Hotel Perth is its location steps from transportation stops and close to major shopping malls boutiques art galleries theatres cinemas and other local attractions.

West Beach Lagoon

Leisure travellers will get bang for their buck in the self-contained one-or two-bedroom apartment at West Beach Lagoon, located off Scarborough Beach on Perth's Sunset Coast. The resort offers a spa, waterslide, and beautiful scenery, with Perth's city centre only a car ride away.

Hotel Northbridge

Hotel Northbridge is a comfortable boutique Perth hotel in a renovated old Australian pub with wide verandas. The studio-style rooms have a large double corner spa in every room. Stylish and with great service and an award-winning restaurant, the hotel is a very convenient place to stay as it is located just minutes from Perth's city centre and the Northbridge cultural district.

Miss Maud Swedish Hotel

Miss Maud Swedish Hotel is a slice of Sweden in the middle of Perth. A boutique family hotel, it has a charm and character all of its own, and guests are made to feel welcome and appreciated. The rooms are cosy and comfortable, and the ground floor restaurant serves a hearty Swedish smorgasbord, including free breakfast for hotel guests.

Rendezvous Observation City Hotel

Situated right on Scarborough Beach, Rendezvous Observation City Hotel offers panoramic ocean views of the Indian Ocean. There are 333 guest rooms (including six suites), two restaurants and four bars, a heated tropical lagoon pool and spa, a health club, steam room and tennis courts. Perth city centre is only 15 minutes away but you'll feel a million miles away.