This page will contain information about Perth’s tourism and attractions. If you’re planning a family vacation, or looking for adventure on your next solo trip, consider a stopover at Perth to see what this up-and-coming global city has to offer.
As an expat, I’ve had the opportunity to travel all over the world and experience different cultures. I’ve been to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, but one of my favorite places is still Perth. This lovely city in Western Australia offers just about everything for all kinds of travelers! From sunbathing on sandy beaches and exploring lush wineries, to hiking under the stars and taking selfies with wildlife, there are plenty of things to do and places to visit here, so come on over and see the Land Down Under!
If you’ve never been to Perth, or have no idea at all of what to do here, I often recommend the following tourist spots as I believe these are unique to the city and region:
Lake Hillier and Pink Lake
Have you heard about the world famous pink lake? I mean this literally! Lake Hillier of Middle Island is a cheerful, bubblegum pink-colored lake that has captured the social media spotlight dozens of times now. Scientists aren’t really sure why Lake Hillier is pink, but they suspect it has to do with bacteria. Nevertheless, I think Lake Hillier exudes exceptional beauty and charm, which perfectly complements the laidback atmosphere of Australia.
Unfortunately, the only means possible to see Lake Hillier is by air. If a visit to Lake Hillier is a must for you, then make your way to Middle Island, the largest island in the Recherche Archipelago, off the Esperance coast. There you can explore the islands and wildlife on a cruise while also enjoying spectacular views of the pink lake.
Another pink-colored lake worth visiting is Pink Lake in the Goldfields-Esperance region. Unlike Lake Hillier, however, Pink Lake isn’t always that distinctive pink color, as it sometimes appears red. What makes Pink Lake important to Western Australian tourism is that it has been identified as an Important Bird Area or IBA by BirdLife International. This status underlines the lake’s importance for supporting many native and migratory birds.
A favorite hangout place of many, including couples and families, Cottesloe Beach is a short drive away from the city that offers outdoor water sports like swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. For those looking to enjoy the sand and sun without getting in the water, you can enjoy a quiet picnic on Cottesloe Esplanade.
Aside from these, there are also music concerts and sporting events held in the area from time to time. As the most popular city beach, pockets of commercial establishments like restaurants, bars, and cafés are to be expected.
Overall, Cottesloe Beach is as warm and inviting as the rest of Western Australia. When you need to take a walk to recharge, or let your mind wander and people watch, I strongly suggest the sights and sounds of Cottesloe.
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