Perth is known for its sunny skies and beautiful beaches, with Rottnest Island a favourite holiday spot for locals and visitors alike. The recently completed Wadjemup Bidi trail on Rottnest Island provides some scenic walk options to help you discover the pristine bays around the Island. We rate Kings Park as one of Australia’s best picnic spots, with its shady green lawn and botanical gardens overlooking the Swan River and Perth city skyline. There are several great short walks you can enjoy in Kings Park and you can ride or stroll here from Perth’s best hotels. The food scene in Perth is modern and constantly evolving, with new small bars and dining rooms popping up at a rapid rate in recent years. For more of Perth’s best food and wine we recommend a visit to the Swan Valley which is home to several award-winning wineries and many small producers and providores.

Featured image: Rottnest Island (credit Tourism WA)

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Secluded bays, crystal clear water, great cycling and walk trails, and quokkas – what more could you want from an island holiday destination
Lisa, about Rottnest Island

Frequently asked questions

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When is the best time to visit WA?

Western Australia is a vast State with two distinct weather zones dictating the best time to visit. The northern third of the State including Broome and the Kimberley experience warm dry winters and humid wet summer months between November and March.

When is the best time to visit Perth and Rottnest Island?

Perth and Rottnest experience a Mediterranean climate characterised by warm and generally dry Summers, and mild cool winters. The wettest months are June, July and August, and the hottest months are December to March.

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