Other neighborhoods to stay in Perth
East Perth is a wonderful suburb of Perth and a great place to stay as there is so much going on! The water front area is very relaxing as it has chic bars and excellent seafood restaurants coupled with great views. If you fancy being active, there are good walking and cycling trails along the banks of the Swan river and for relaxing, there are great open green spaces including Queens Gardens and Wellington Square.
If you fancy exploring inland, there are the historic centres of Guildford and Midland and the dramatic Wave Rock that looks just like a huge ocean wave. Other options include joining a wine, beer and chocolate tour, relaxing on a Swan River boat tour or spending a night under the stars on a stargazing tour. You can enjoy the thrill of quad biking or a romantic moonlight cruise with dinner on the Swan River.
Hotels in East Perth
If you enjoy water sports, Scarborough is the perfect place for you to stay! There are long stretches of gorgeous white sands and the perfect surf for surfers, kite boarders, body boarders and wind surfers- especially in the afternoons when the onshore breeze picks up. Even if you are not into these water sports, the coastline is impressive, because as well as lovely white beaches and marshy areas, there are spectacular views over the North Atlantic Ocean and itis a great spot for sunbathing and swimming.
It is great for family fun too, as the beach is monitored by surf life savers. One of the great new attractions is the new Beach Pool which is the geothermally heated public pool that is world class- as is its recreation facility. Once the sun goes down, there is a distinct changein tempo and Scarborough beach becomes alive with restaurants, cafes and fun public barbecues.
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West Perth is predominately a professional’s and wealthy area, where a high proportion of miners, politicians and medical specialists live and work in the high-rise office buildings. The most notable things to see and do here include the Parliament House, which acts as the Parliament of Western Australia. The building itself is of Greek Revival architecture and was built in the late 19th century and guided tours can take you around it.
Other things to see are the original Perth Observatory and Solidarity Park, which is where a monument is dedicated to trade union workers that have died when involved in work. The shopping is the main crowd-puller for the area as you can choose between Hay Street, Harbour Town and City West complex with each of them having luxury shops as well as cheap goodies. However, for restaurants, pubs and hotels it is best to look at Hay Street.
Hotels in West Perth
Ascot covers a narrow bit of land that is on the south side of the Swan River and is relatively close to the airport, which makes it a great place to stay if you arrive late or depart early as there are lots of places to stay at.
The neighbourhood got its name from the Ascot Racecourse, which is the main feature of the neighbourhood and is well worth finding out when the next event is on. Also, there are delightful river strolls and views to be seen and for a bit of shopping, dining and drinking, the most vibrant part is the area that surrounds Resolution Drive.
Hotels in Ascot