Attractions not PromotionsPinky Beach, Rottnest Island
In fact, if you’re an interstate or overseas visitor, we heartily recommend adding a few days on to your trip to discover some of the many delights WA has to offer.
On the very doorstep of the hotel, there’s one of the finest stretch of urban beaches in the world and a vibrant café strip.
There are ocean-side cycle paths and walking trails and, between the hotel and the sea, there are landscaped gardens and a newly completed heated Olympic-sized swimming pool.
Heading just a few kilometres north, there’s Marmion Marine Park, a must for snorkelers , which also encompasses Hillary’s Boat Harbour, Sorrento Quay and AQWA (the Aquarium of Western Australia) – complete with a travelator tour through a massive aquarium teaming with sharks and other scaly denizens of the deep.
Hillarys Boat Harbour is a buzzing complex of cafés, restaurants and playgrounds. Just some of the fun-filled activities available to book from here include fishing charters, seasonal whale watching, jet-skiing and diving.
There’s also a direct ferry link to Rottnest Island, a little island paradise half an hour from the mainland, rich in history and home to our famous quokka. The Dutch explorers who discovered the island confused the cute marsupials with giant rats – hence “Rottnest” – rats’ nest!
You’ll not find many rats at “Rotto”, but you will find fantastic snorkelling, excellent fishing, golf and cycling around the car-free island – easily explored on a day-trip.
Further north again. there’s Mindarie Marina, with boardwalks that wind between fine cafés, and with paddle boards and kayaks available for hire.
The Perth CBD is 15 minutes away, hugging the picturesque Swan River and overlooked by our beautiful and expansive Kings Park – a green haven for nature-lovers and an ideal spot for quiet reflection.
Explore the recently completed Elizabeth Quay, and take a scenic ferry ride up the river to the Swan Valley, or downstream to the port city of Fremantle, famous for its cappuccino strip, historic buildings and bustling boat harbour and port.
Golfers are very well catered for with several excellent public golf courses in the area, and there’s a wildlife park on the edge of the Swan Valley. You can take a leisurely drive through the valley, visiting some interesting and tasty food outlets and/or partaking in some very fine dining.
Whether seeking adrenaline-fuelled excitement, tranquil serenity or just some interesting things to do, Perth and WA has got you covered. Enjoy!