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.
Hotels in Scarborough
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
The city of South Perth is the best place to stay in Perth for those who love riverside hotels, lovely green spaces and outdoor activities. Situated just 4 km south of Central Perth, with very convenient public transport connections to downtown, South Perth enjoys an ideal location. It has a vibrant nightlife, yet plenty of peaceful areas to relax in nature.
Indeed, there are many great cycle paths and parks in South Perth where you can enjoy the fresh air and good weather. You can also take some scenic ferry rides along the river, and even visit the highly-rated Perth Zoo!
South Perth also boasts an excellent culinary scene, with numerous riverside restaurants and cafés. There are many great shopping options too, particularly along the buzzing Angelo Street. And in terms of accommodation options, you can choose from budget options or upmarket riverside hotels, with beautiful panoramic views of Perth.
Hotels in South Perth
Just across the river from Perth’s Central Business District lies the beautiful suburb of Burswood. This is a vibrant area with no shortage of places to stay.
Burswood is the best area to stay for those who love entertainment and events. It is home to the famous Crown Perth Casino and Entertainment Complex (officially Western Australia’s only licensed casino). This is arguably Burswood’s most popular attraction, and you can gamble the night away as well as partying at one of the complex’s clubs or bars. There is also fantastic theatre, musical performances and sporting events here all year round!
Aside from the entertainment, you can enjoy relaxing riverside walks in Burswood. There are also a number of outdoor sporting activities for active travelers, including tennis courts and the local golf course. There is a wide range of hotels to choose from, whether you are on a budget or not at all.
Hotels in Burswood