Set on the scenic banks of the Swan River in Western Australia, pretty Perth has plenty to offer. Activities include watching the sunrise over the city skyline at elevated Kings Park, enjoying sunset drinks at a choice of west coast beaches or catching an arthouse movie in entertaining district, Northbridge.

I spent five months living in Perth back in 2015 and have compiled my top recommendations in the blog posts below, along with some first-hand stories. 

1. Things to Do in Perth

To learn more about life in Perth or find out my top recommended activities, check out the following guides.

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2. Day Trips from Perth

You’ll find a choice of places to visit in Western Australia that are easily reached from Perth. For a fun day trip from the city, browse through the destination guides below.

3. Weekend Getaways from Perth

If you’re up for driving a few hours further, the destinations below make great options for a weekend getaway from Perth. For longer holidays or road trips, click the button to view all my Western Australia destination guides.

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4. My Time in Perth

If you want to read about my personal experience of living in Perth as a backpacker at the start of my Australian adventures, here are some stories from my first few weeks!

5. Plan Your Trip – Best Travel Resources

If you're planning a trip in Australia, here are the travel companies I'd recommended using. Please note that if you book through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you, which helps me to keep producing free content for this website. Thank you!

Hotels Combined

HotelsCombined compares all the big hotel comparison sites and displays the cheapest offers for each hotel. You'll find a wide range of accommodation types too, including hotels, hostels, apartments, holiday parks and homestays.

Aussie House Sitters

If you'd like to stay in a local's home for free while they're away, in return for looking after their pets, house sitting is a great option. I secured plenty of house sits through Aussie House Sitters when I travelled Australia.

Get Your Guide

Rather than scour different tour companies, just search for your destination on Get Your Guide. It'll bring up a compilation of available activities and tours, so you can compare what's on offer and pick the best  option for you.

Trusted Housesitters

For worldwide house sitting, I'd recommend Trusted Housesitters. You can even choose a membership that includes house-sit cancellation insurance and accident and third party liability protection.

Wise Currency

For foreign currency transfers, I'd recommend using an online currency specialist to avoid hefty bank fees. I've been using Wise since I moved to Australia, as they're transparent with rates, simple to use and your money moves across quickly.

$10 off PetCloud

If you need a local person to take care of your pets during your holiday, use this link or the discount code LISA2754 to receive $10 credit towards your first booking with PetCloud, whether that's for a house sitter, pet visits or pet host.