Perth Pocket Guide

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Western Australia's key city is famous for many reasons. It's the state's capital, it's the gateway to Australia's breathtaking west coast, and it's the most remote city in the world. This doesn't mean there's nothing to do though. Perth has one of Australia's most instantly recognisable skylines, a climate other cities can only dream of, a host of beautiful beaches and enough bars, restaurants and cafés to keep all walks of life occupied for the duration of their stay.

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  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Perth.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Perth... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Perth.

Perth City Reviews

  • 100%


    perth city

    perth is a great up and coming city, with a not to busy or wild feel to it. with the beach close by.

  • 80%


    Just not Sydney

    Perth is a nice, small and quiet city. I felt a few days there was plenty of time to explore. Spend some time in Fremantle, have a beach day at Cottesloe and visit Rottnest Island! You will not be disappointed.

    Insider Tip:Base yourself in Fremantle. The city of Perth doesn't have too much going for it.

  • 70%



    Lovely city, nice parks, great suburbs (Fremantle is great). Lots to do in the area and really good free buses around the CBD.

  • 70%


    Perth is quite boring

    Perth is a boring city to go to is you are on vacation. Get some people, rent or share a car and go up north, you are more likely to have a good time than staying in perth. That city is also super expensive so beware :)

    Insider Tip:Go up north in car to Shark bay, pinnacles, Kallary

  • 70%


    Good but quiet

    Perth was our first destination of a year working visa in Oz. The town offers what you would expect a city to offer, although it is a little on the small and quiet side for my liking. Night life is alright, some cheap places to eat out if you look. Free inner city transport a big plus, plus linked well to the other suburbs around Perth. Bit more expensive than other cities on the East coast, although the average wage tends to be a bit higher.

    Insider Tip:Good place to find work as not only is the average wage above average, but there is a lot of labour work currently and a lot of other backpackers are on the East coast.

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