The city of Perth is divided into five precincts: the Perth CBD, Riverside, West Perth, East Perth and Northbridge. View the Perth suburb profiles below and book your accommodation instantly in your favourite location.
The CBD is the commercial hub of Perth. St Georges' Terrace or simply "The Terrace" is the main financial street which is home to many banks, big businesses, grand hotels and historic buildings. It is also a great place to shop with most stores along Hay and Murray Street malls. There are also many small arcades to wander down and big shopping centres including Forrest Chase and Carillon City. Here you will also find His Majesty's Theatre and the Perth Concert Hall.
The Riverside precinct runs along the Swan River and is great for recreational sports or just lazying about. Run, walk, jog or wander down one of the dual paths which surround the river. The spot becomes the focus for Australia Day activities in January.
Northbridge is the epicentre of Perth's nightlife and dining. Here you'll find great bars and fantastic food, as it is also the multicultural hub of Western Australia. It also a favourite spot for backpackers as it offers the lot food, drink and a close proximity to lots of various activities. It is also home to a number of Western Australian cultural institutions including: the Art Gallery of Western Australia, The WA Museum, the State reference Library and smaller innovative art venues. Northbridge is home to the Chinese New Year festival and the Pride Parade.
East Perth is a great place to grab a meal overlooking the waters of the Swan River. Have a wander around the landscaped gardens dotted with public art which overlooks the river. Also don't miss the heritage buildings like The Perth Mint, the Catholic Cathedral of St Mary's and the first purpose built fire station.
West Perth Accommodation
The West Perth precinct extends from King Street to Thomas Street and is affectionately known as The West End. This is perhaps one of Perth's most glamorous areas as it abounds in designer boutiques, European style cafes and some of Perth's finest restaurants. However if you feel you need a break from all this luxury, Kings Park is just a stone's throw away.
A short 15 minute drive from Perth takes you to the sparkling waters of Cottesloe Beach. It is no wonder Cottesloe is one of Perth's favourite beaches as it offers clear blue waters, regular swell and lively atmosphere. Relax under the tall Norfolk pines which line the boulevard or settle in for some drinks and some music at one of lively 'Sunday Sessions' spots. There are lots of cafes and great restaurants dotted along the beach and with amazing sunset views it is the perfect spot for an evening meal.
Claremont is a beautiful older suburb with grand old houses and beautiful tree lined streets. Bay View Terrace is the main shopping and entertainment precinct. Here you will find many designer shops scattered between great cafes and restaurants.
Subiaco or 'Subi' as it is to locals is located close to the city centre, however it is also far enough away so that you can leave the hustle and bustle of the CBD. Rokeby Road and Hay Street are the main areas both offering fantastic shopping, cafes and bars.
Mount Lawley offers a more alternative scene as it is an eclectic suburb full of art galleries, vintage clothing shops, cheery cafes and great pubs. Beaufort Street is a bustling area with a great village like atmosphere.
Fremantle is a bustling and historical port city located just 30 minutes from Perth's city centre. With 19th century streetscapes, views of the sparkling Indian Ocean, cheery pubs and fresh seafood it is no wonder this is a favourite destination spot for visitors. Fremantle is also a great shopping destination with many local designers offering cutting edge designs in fashion and homewares.
Rottnest Island is a picturesque seaside village located just 18km off the coast of Western Australia near Fremantle. The island is 11km long and 4.5km wide and is classified as an A Class Reserve and is managed by the Rottnest Island Authority. The Island and its surrounding waters are brimming with history. Many of the buildings, seawall and the lighthouse were built by Aborigines when the Island was used a Penal Settlement. It was not until the early 1900s that Rottnest Island became the tourist destination it is today. Although the Island gets busy during peak seasons it still offers a peaceful holiday as no cars are permitted on the island.