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Places to go, things to do

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Explore the events, theatres, parks, islands and shopping precincts of Perth and further afield.


Fremantle is a vibrant and historic port city situated at the mouth of Perth's Swan River.

Restaurant and café-lined streets, historical sites and art centres create a charming, cosmopolitan blend.

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is a short ferry ride from Perth, and an idyllic getaway of crystal-clear bays and sandy white beaches. The island is home to the small kangaroo-like marsupial called the quokka.

Swan Valley

The Swan Valley and Perth Hills offer a rural landscape of rolling bushland, orchards, vineyards and national parks, ideal for getting back to nature.

The UWA Perth International Arts Festival

The Perth International Arts Festival, proudly founded and brought to you by UWA, is one of the oldest annual international arts festivals in the southern hemisphere. The Festival is a premier cultural event.

Established in 1953, it offers the people of Western Australia some of the best international and contemporary drama, theatre, music, film, visual arts, street arts, literature, comedy and free community events.

Beyond Perth

Western Australia's size creates a huge diversity of landscapes, offering something for every interest and plenty of opportunities to move off the beaten track.

The landscape and scenery is incredibly diverse with towering forests, an ocean teeming with marine life and coral reefs, mysterious land formations and ancient gorges, superb food and wine, and lush fields of wildflowers.


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