Things To Do in Perth

Laidback, safe and characterised by the kind hospitality offered by locals, there is nothing quite like travelling to, and experiencing the things to do in Perth.

Take a stroll down the city’s streets and enjoy the cultural diversity of Perth. Featuring influences from around the Pacific, this cosmopolitan city is both uniquely Australian and strongly connected to modern international trends.

Indulge in a host of shopping, dining and entertainment options found around the city centre. Download our shopping guide to discover Perth's major shopping centres and retailers. Then venture to the popular Mount Lawley, Subaico and Leederville areas.

Enjoy a refreshing walk or invigorating jog amongst the beautiful backdrop that is the city of Perth. Download our walking and jogging maps to plan your path. 

Beaches near Perth

Soak up the sunshine at one of many stunning beaches in Perth.

Blessed with the beautiful climate that Western Australia is known for, Perth is home to numerous outdoor delights. The beaches near Perth offer some of the best sand and sea in the region; visitors can soak up the sunshine at Scarborough and Cottesloe beaches, linger in the laidback seaside towns or plunge below the depths to get a glimpse of underwater life in the Indian Ocean. The convenient location of the Pan Pacific Perth hotel  makes it easy to visit the beaches near Perth and the best of the rest in Western Australia.

South Perth

Positioned on the shores of the serene Swan River, South Perth is home to the iconic Perth Zoo, as well as the picturesque Sir James Mitchell Park.

Renowned for its leafy streets and relaxed village atmosphere, South Perth feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of Perth’s commercial centre. Beautiful landscapes, great cultural attractions and plenty of dining options come together to make South Perth a popular stop for both visitors and locals. Situated on the south bank of the Swan River, South Perth commands beautiful views over the city and offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo is an ideal attraction for animal-lovers and families alike, with more than 41-acres of wildlife.

Home to over 1258 animals and 164 species, Perth Zoo is one of Western Australia’s most renowned zoological gardens. Boasting 17 hectares of diverse natural habitats from four continents, this family-friendly attraction offers fascinating enriching experiences at every turn.

Swan River

Swan River is WA's first heritage icon. And rightly so; the river offers an idyllic place for rest and leisure.

Discover Perth's iconic waterway with a visit to Swan River. This famous river is an important part of the city's identity, acting as an outer boundary for the CBD and a major attraction for locals and visitors alike. Immerse yourself in Western Australian life and take advantage of everything Perth’s attractive waterfront has to offer – all within easy reach of Pan Pacific Perth.

Swan Valley

Ideal for a day escape, Swan Valley is only a short half-hour drive from Perth CBD.

Just 30 minutes outside Perth, the Swan Valley feels like a world away from the bustling city; beautiful landscapes, charming attractions and relaxed recreational activities all combine to make the Swan Valley a favourite with locals and travellers alike.

Known as Perth’s Valley of Taste, Swan Valley is home to a number of world-class wineries, breweries and distilleries – visitors can discover the best of the region on the Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail and sample delicious local fare at more than 150 cafes, bars and restaurants dotted around the region.

The area is also famed for its wildlife encounters; Caversham Wildlife Park has over 2,000 native animals and gives visitors the chance to feed iconic Australian animals such as wombats and kangaroos. For the truly brave, the nearby West Australian Reptile Park offers visitors the opportunity to hold a python and learn more about the amazing reptiles that call this part of the world home.