Sunset over Elizabeth Quay in Perth © Tourism Western Australia

Elizabeth Quay, Perth, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Jed Gerrard’s Guide to Perth

Visitors stand at viewing platform overlooking Lesmurdie Falls in Perth © Tourism Western Australia

Lesmurdie Falls, Perth, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

A section of walkway next to the coastline on the Burns Beach to Mullaloo Coastal Walk near Perth © metrotrekker.com

Burns Beach to Mullaloo Coastal Walk, Perth, Western Australia © metrotrekker.com

Top tip

Australia’s most adorable marsupial, the quokka, can be found on Rottnest Island, a 90-minute ferry trip from Perth’s city centre.

Long Chim courtyard, Western Australia © State Buildings

Long Chim courtyard, Western Australia © State Buildings 

The courtyard of The Standard bar at night © The Standard

The Standard, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia © The Standard

When to go

It’s always a good time to visit Perth. The city receives an average of more than eight hours of sunshine a day, with hot, dry summers and mild winters.

Exterior view of Kailis Bros store in Leederville in Western Australia © Kailis Bros Leederville/Jacqueline Jan van Grootel

Kailis Bros, Leederville, Perth, Western Australia © Kailis Bros Leederville/Jacqueline Jan van Grootel

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Kings Park Botanic Gardens, Perth, Western Australia © Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority

View of the Perth city skyline from the rooftop of the Alex Hotel in Perth © Alex Hotel

Alex Hotel, Perth, Western Australia © Alex Hotel