About Perth

Highlights of Perth and the surrounding area include:

Kings Park

Located next to the venue, Kings Park is one of the world’s largest inner city park-lands. Set on an elevated position overlooking the Swan River and CBD, the park is an ideal spot for an evening walk or early morning stroll.

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Rottnest Island

 

Located off the coast of Western Australia, Rottnest is a favourite location for many West Australians. At just 11km long the island is ideal to be explored on foot or by bike (available for hire on the island). The fastest way to get to Rottnest is via a ferry which operates from the Barrack St Jetty in the CBD, located only 5 minutes drive from the venue. A full day is recommended to appreciate all the island has to offer.

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Swan Valley

The Swan Valley is Perth’s top destination for award-winning wineries, fine food, fascinating history, amazing art and lively events. Located just 45 minutes from the CBD, the area is ideal for a day trip.

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Margaret River and the South West

Wild coastlines, stunning bush land, ancient caves and beautiful vineyards are just some of the highlights of this special corner of Australia. The Margaret River area is one of the most bio-diverse regions on Earth and is a must see for those visiting Perth. Located three and an half hours from Perth the region is ideal for a weekend getaway.

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The Pinnacles

The lunar-like Pinnacles form one of Australia’s most unique and fascinating natural landscapes. Formed over millions of years, thousands of tall limestone spires rise eerily out of the yellow desert sands of Nambung National Park, just outside the coastal town of Cervantes.
Located two hours north of Perth, along Indian Ocean Drive, the Pinnacles and sand dunes of the Cervantes area are perfect for a day trip.

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