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What are the best places to stay in Perth?

Perth CBD

The CBD is the place to be if you want to be at the centre of everything while holidaying on Perth packages. The city centre has a vibrant urban feel, complete with a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, and attractions. There are a variety of hotels and accommodation in Perth CBD to choose from, and a free public transport zone makes it easy to explore. Top spots to visit in Perth CBD include Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Museum of Perth, and the King Street shopping district.

Northbridge

Northbridge is located north of the CBD. It’s one of Perth’s best neighbourhoods for dining and nightlife, making it the ideal base for foodies travelling on Perth holiday packages. A wide variety of cuisines are represented across the Northbridge restaurant scene. Other features to the neighbourhood are trendy boutique shops and laneways painted with colourful street art. Free buses connect Northbridge to the CBD, so tourist attractions of the centre are only a quick journey away.

Cottesloe

The coastal neighbourhood of Cottesloe is perfect for travellers looking to spend time at the beach while holidaying on Perth packages. Cottesloe Beach is the neighbourhood’s main draw – people travel from all over the Perth region to enjoy surfing, swimming, and snorkelling there. In addition to spending time on the beach, travellers holidaying on Perth packages can enjoy coastal walks and vibrant sunsets over the Indian Ocean while staying in Cottesloe. The neighbourhood is also just 20 minutes by train from the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

 

What is the best way to get around Perth?

Multiple bus routes are available from Perth Airport, providing an easy link to hotels and accommodation in Perth’s CBD. Route 380 travels from the T1/T2 precinct of the airport, and bus route 40 has a stop in the T3/T4 precinct. Each bus stops at Elizabeth Quay Bus Station in the city centre – route 40 goes there directly, and route 380 makes stops along the way, including Victoria Park Transfer Station, Burswood Train Station, and Belmont Forum Shopping Centre. Single-ride tickets to each bus cost $4.50 AUD ($4.80 NZD).

Trains, buses, and ferries are available to travellers holidaying on Perth accommodation and flight packages. There’s even a free transit zone for buses and trains in the centre. Note that you’ll need a SmartRider card to access the free train fares. Cards give an extra 20% discount and come in handy if you plan to catch public transport often while holidaying on Perth packages. Cards cost $20 AUD ($21.30 NZD) and come with $10 AUD ($10.65 NZD) credit.

There are five train lines in Perth with several stops located around the city centre. Those travelling on Perth packages can also catch trains to visit other popular suburbs like Fremantle, Cottesloe and Leederville.

Central Area Transit (CAT) operates four free bus routes in central Perth and two in Fremantle. More than 280 additional routes are also available to catch while visiting WA on Perth accommodation and flight packages.

Ferries depart from Elizabeth Quay in Perth CBD. The most popular route crosses the Swan River to Mend Street Jetty in South Perth. You can also plan a day trip to Rottnest Island after booking Perth holiday packages – a ferry to the island is available from Elizabeth Quay.

 

When is the best time to visit Perth?

Summer is the most popular time of year to travel on Perth holiday packages, so you’ll find the best rates on hotels and accommodation in Perth by booking well in advance. Summer temperatures average 30°C with plenty of sunshine and little to no rain. This is the best time to travel on Perth holiday packages if you’re hoping to spend time at the beach and don’t mind some crowds.

Alternatively, winter is the quietest time of year to travel on Perth accommodation and flight packages. Rain is common, daytime temperatures reach about 19°C, and evenings cool to about 10°C. Fewer crowds mean you’ll find the lowest hotel rates by booking Perth holiday packages for winter travel.

Autumn and spring are Perth’s two shoulder seasons and offer the best of both worlds – comfortable temperatures and manageable crowds. Daytime temperatures often fall between 21° and 26°C during the two seasons, and there’s some rain in late autumn and early spring. Book Perth accommodation and flight packages in autumn or spring if you’re interested in whale watching – humpback whales can be spotted offshore between March and May and between August and November. Booking Perth holiday packages for a spring getaway also comes with the opportunity to see the famous WA wildflowers, which bloom in October and November.