If you’re after a bit of retail therapy then head to the Murray and Hay Street shopping malls in Perth, both are pedestrian friendly and offer a range of speciality shops and retail outlets.
Several arcades run off these streets providing even more opportunities to shop till you drop, or at least until your money runs out.
There are a number of larger shopping centres in the suburbs of Perth; department store chains such as David Jones and Myers are located here, plus a wide selection of independent shops as well. If you’re after something funkier then why don’t you try the boutique stores along Kings and Barrack Streets?
Dining in Perth is centred around William, Hay, Murray, Roe and James Streets. Here tourists will find delicacies from all over the world. Seafood is big on the menu as well as Asian fusion restaurants.
Accommodation in Perth ranges is extremely expensive, and cheap accommodation is not available here. This is largely due to the undersupply of hotel rooms and the mining boom which funds the cities 1.8 million people. Rooms start at approximately $200 per night at the cheapest possible price. This is one of the most expensive cities in the world to find a hotel room.
If you want to see as much of the beach as possible then why not take a West Coast 4WD beach tour? It’s a great way to explore the rugged terrain and imposing size of the coastline.
Another major tourist attraction located 18 kilometres off the coast of Perth is Rottnest Island.
Featuring unique plant and animal life, 63 sheltered beaches and a wide range of accommodation, dining and entertainment options; Rottnest is the perfect place to escape.
Tourists can embark on a guided walk covering the colourful history of the island while the kids can enjoy the family fun park. There are a whole range of activities to entertain but the best entertainment of all is the breathtaking sunset views from the island’s main bar.
Other notable attractions of Perth include the Perth Zoo, the Perth Mint and Swan Bells Tower.