Perth is Western Australia’s capital city, and the beginning and ending point for the original 12 day The South West Edge hero route. Perth is a vibrant city where the Swan river meets a hub of activity. Spend an evening discovering Perth’s bar and restaurant scene – you don’t have to stray too far from key accommodation options in order to find some of Perth’s best fine-dining restaurants or take in a sunset and enjoy the idyllic climate at a trendy roof-top bar.
Perth is also home to the historic town of Fremantle, which has a colourful arts scene, plenty of boutique shops for some retail therapy (think unique and vintage finds), plus a gourmet café culture.
From Perth, it’s just a hop, skip & a jump to the famous Rottnest Island; home of WA’s most friendly marsupial – the quokka!
Note: Rottnest ferries take approximately 25 minutes from Fremantle, 45 minutes from Hillarys Boat Harbour, or 90 minutes from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty.
Find more inspiration about things to see and do in Perth on Destination Perth’s website.