Planning a visit to Perth in Western Australia?
When visiting Perth Western Australia we recommend not only do you visit the city of Perth but travel further to Freemantle, Rottnest Island, the Swan Valley and the Pinnacles. Our guide lists our top 33 Perth Day tours by activity.
After visiting Perth many times over the years the city never fails to impress us. One of our favourite things to do is to enjoy a ‘sundowner’ and watch the magnificent sunsets that Perth is famous for. The city has a vibe to it. Much smaller in population than Sydney and Melbourne, Perth wows the visitor with its cafe culture, its beaches, its laid back vibe and its weather.
After visiting Perth we hope you too will come away loving this city as much as we do.
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Perth Sightseeing Tours
Explore the city of Perth with a local. You can meet your guide where you are staying and find out the best things to do, where to eat and what to see in your neighbourhood. What a perfect introduction to your adventure in Perth.
The sightseeing cruise on the river and the ticket to Perth Zoo can be enjoyed on separate days.
Enjoy the sights of Perth on a 2.5-hour cruise on the Swan River.
Visit Perth Zoo to see our native wildlife and exotic animals from other parts of the world. Your ticket includes ferry transfer tickets from the city to the location of the Perth Zoo in the south of the city.
Discover Perth’s hidden gems, city laneways, art scene and history on this 2-hour walking tour.
Perth Boat Tours
Mandurah is an easy destination to travel to from Perth by car or train taking approximately 1 hour. The cruise is for an hour and takes in the canals and calm waterways of Mandurah and the birdlife in the Ramsar-listed Creery Wetlands. The dolphins are wild and you visit them in their natural environment.
A popular 1.5 twilight cruise seeing the sights and evening lights of Perth from the Swan River. A complimentary glass of wine or beer or soft drink is included. You can upgrade to the premium package for a cheese board and a second drink.
Unwind as you enjoy a buffet lunch with all-inclusive beers, wines and soft drinks sailing the Swan River of Perth. The Swan River System holds a special significance for the Nyoongar people who are the traditional owners of the land. Learn more about the Swan River and its wildlife.
Perth’s Food & Drink Tours
The 4.5-hour tour explores the Food and Wine Trail of the Swan Valley where you will get to enjoy 25 different tasting experiences in 10 establishments.
Taken from our partner’s Get Your Guide tour details:
The Morning Tour – Sweet Option:
Good Food, Wine & Cider Morning Tour (Sweet option) Enjoy a compact morning tour with an extensive range of great tastes! From coffee, freshly roasted Australian nuts, nougat, to cheeses. Explore genuine Australian bush tucker jams, sauces, chutneys made with Australian native food plants at Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery. Try fresh local honey as well as ice cream, chocolate and award-winning wines and port.
The Afternoon Tour – Savoury Option
Good Food, Wine & Beer Afternoon Tour (Savory option) Enjoy a value-packed afternoon, including an extensive range of great tastes including coffee, lavender scones, jam, cream, wine and refreshing tea. Sample cheeses, fresh local honey, chocolate, local providore samples, and marinated olives. Taste humane food samples as well as award-winning beers, ginger beer (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), cider, honey mead and premium wines to try!. You also have the opportunity to savour wood-fired pizzas at your own expense.
Why not do both over different days?
A half-day tour (approximately 5 hours) discovering the Bickley Valley Wine and Cider Trail.
Included in the tour:
- Experienced Guide
- Cider – tasting flight of 5 ciders
- Visit 2 boutique wineries for tastings and enjoy a cheese and antipasto board on the Deck
- Pick up from your hotel
- Water and sunscreen
- Bottled water
Your 5-hour tour starts from your hotel pick up and then continues to 3 different American style BBQ smokehouses where you can enjoy a lunch of BBQ meats, sides and desserts. A speciality cocktail, a craft beer or cider is included.
Perth’s Local Culture Tours
Your Nyungar Guide will take you on an easy walk through the CBD of Perth where you can learn about the Nyungar people, the first inhabitants of the land. Listen to the stories of the arrival of the first Europeans to Perth.
Explore Kings Park on this 1.5-hour walking tour with your Noongar Guide, one of the traditional custodians of the land. Listen to the stories of the Dreamtime and learn more about the traditional songs and language of the Noongar people. There are some great photo opportunities against the backdrop of the Perth skyline.
Elizabeth Quay is located on the North Shore of Perth Water. Your Noongar Guide will tell stories of the Dreamtime and life before the arrival of the European settlers as you wander through Perth. Learn more about the sacred sites of Perth in this 90-minute tour.
Perth’s Nature & Adventure Tours
Watch the annual migration of Humpback Whales on this 2-hour boat cruise from Hillary’s Boat Harbour. A certified Marine biologist will be on board to answer all your questions and give a live commentary during the tour.
Dive with a qualified Divemaster at the AQWA for between 30 – 45 minutes with sharks, stingrays, loggerhead turtles and hundreds of colourful fish. Enjoy the Shipwreck Coast Tour with your guide.
NB: You must hold a current dive qualification
During the months between September and November, Perth’s Wildflower Tour will take you to various locations to enjoy a variety of wildflowers with your expert Botanical guide. The 7.5-hour tour includes lunch, a complimentary booklet on Wildflowers and collection from CBD, Northbridge and Scarborough hotels.
Perth’s Hop On Hop Off Tours
Discover Perth from the Perth Hop On Hop Off Open Top Bus. There are two tickets available – 24 or 48 hour. There are 12 stops and the circuit takes 2 hours.
Places to visit:
- Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
- Crown Perth
- Elizabeth Quay
- The WACA
- The Bell Tower
- The Perth Mint
- The Swan River
- Museum & Art Gallery of WA
- Perth Town Hall
- Water Town Discount Shopping Complex
- Perth City Shopping Malls
Your 48-hour ticket includes:
- Cruise the Swan River from Perth to Fremantle
- Explore Fremantle on the Hop On Hop Off Tram
- Enjoy a buffet lunch on the return cruise to Perth. Complimentary beverage included.
- 48-hour ticket on the Perth Hop On Hop Off bus
Your 48-hour ticket includes:
- Perth Hop On Hop Off Open Top Bus – 12 stops, 2-hour circuit
- River cruise up the Swan River with wine tasting
- Fremantle Hop On Hop Off Tram
Fremantle’s colonial port and town is a ‘foodies heaven’ full of cafes, restaurants and bars.
On this 3-hour foodie’s delight tour with your guide, you will visit bars, restaurants and enjoy tasting a variety of foods, drinks and visit the local weekend markets. Included in the price of the ticket is two drinks, share plates and tastings.
Learn about Western Australia’s colonial and convict past on an informative tour at the Fremantle Prison. Discover the delights of Fremantle with the Hop On Hop Off Tram, 6 stops during the 1.5 hours circuit.
A downloaded audio guide with map. The walking tour takes approximately 3 hours and includes visits to:
- Shipwreck Galleries
- 1931 Round House – the oldest public building in Fremantle
- Fremantle Harbour
- Moores Building
- Fremantle Prison
- Monument Hill Memorial Reserve
- Army Museum of Western Australia
- Fremantle Arts Museum
Swan Valley Tours
A 6-hour tour in a luxury coach with an experienced guide visiting 3 wineries, a microbrewery and the Margaret River Chocolate Company.
The 6.5-hour tour includes:
- visits to 4 boutique wineries
- a cheeseboard at one of the wineries
- coffee tastings at Yahava Coffee Roasters
- lunch and a complimentary glass of wine at one of the wineries
- beer tasting at a local microbrewery
- chocolate samples at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory
- fine foods and chocolate liqueurs at Providore
- pick up and drop off at various locations in air-conditioned vehicles
The tour includes:
- a glass of sparkling wine
- history of Mandoon Estate
- learn about local indigenous food and culture from Noongar Elder, Dale Tilbrook
- taste traditional bush tucker
Rottnest Island Tours
Return ferry tickets and all-day bike hire to enjoy car-free Rottnest Island. Cycle to Rottnest Island’s stunning beaches and meet the local ‘quokkas’.
The Grand Island Package includes:
- a four-hour tour visiting the main sights of Rottnest Island
- return ferry tickets
- light sandwich lunch
- Government Admission Fee
- Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour
- From Perth – a scenic Swan River Cruise with commentary
The all-inclusive Rottnest Island Tour from Perth includes:
- sightseeing and morning tea at Hillary’s Boat Harbour
- 3.5 fully guided tour of Rottnest Island
- picnic lunch
- historic train ride
The Pinnacle Tours
200 km north of Perth is The Pinnacles located in Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles are limestone rock formations that were formed 25,000 to 30,000 years ago.
Your tour includes:
- a visit to the Koalas on the way to the Pinnacles
- experience the sunset over The Pinnacles
- enjoy dinner at a traditional Western Australian Pub in Cervantes
- view the night sky from the Observation Deck in the Pinnacle Desert
A full-day tour from Perth that includes:
- a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park to see the koalas and kangaroos
- explore the Pinnacles
- lunch in Swan Valley which includes a glass of wine or beer
- sandboarding at Lancelin Sand Dunes
- national park fees are included
Your full-day tour starts with a drive through Swan Valley to New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town and its Benedictine Abbey. At the Abbey Church see the large Moser organ from Germany before heading to the gothic building St Gertrudes College built in 1908.
In New Norcia visit the local produce shop and try their nut cakes and bread, olive oil, fruit and wine. A lunch of fish and chips is next at the historic New Norica Hotel. Visit the Western Wildflower farm before heading to the Pinnacles.
Perth’s Transport Options
Meet and greet private luxury van airport transfer.
Meet and greet at Perth Airport and drop off in Perth or Freemantle in your private minivan.
The shared transfer runs every 30 minutes from Perth Airport to Perth CBD or Freemantle.
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