Three days in Perth means you’re lucky enough to fully experience it, especially if your itinerary includes tours that combine the sights, culture, and adventures of the city plus Western Australia’s southwest coast. Here’s how to spend a fun-filled 72 hours in Perth.
Hillarys Boat Harbour
Department of Transport 86 Southside Dr,22 Kms North of Perth City, Perth, Western Australia
With plenty to do for visitors of all ages—and various dining, shopping, and nightlife options—Hillarys Boat Harbour is a pleasant spot to spend the day (or evening). Several seasonal activities take place at the harbor, such as stand-up paddleboard lessons and inflatable water rides for kids. Check to see what’s on when you’re there.
Boat tours depart from the area, and adventure-fishing and wildlife-watching cruises sometimes pass through the harbor. You’ll also find some accommodation options, as an alternative to staying in Perth.
Rottnest Island Roundtrip Fast Ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour
$68.57 per adult
We rode the bikes around the island. It was a fantastic experience. Seeing all the Quokkas and the stunning beaches.
Alan_M, Apr 2021
Things to Know Before You Go
Pets aren’t allowed at Hillarys Boat Harbour.
Beach wheelchairs are available for rent from the City of Joondalup, but need to be booked in advance.
How to Get There
Hillarys Boat Harbour is in the town of Hillarys, about 14 miles (23 kilometers) northwest of Perth—the drive takes roughly 25 minutes. Or, get there by train and bus from central Perth, which takes around an hour.
When to Get There
Summer (December through February) is a good time to cool off at Hillarys Boat Harbour, as Perth area summers tend to be very hot.
Just west of central Perth, beachside Fremantle is known for its history and Victorian-era architecture, as well as its long-running markets and artistic atmosphere. The neighborhood is also home to the Western Australian Maritime Museum.
- Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA)
- Trigg Beach
- Scarborough Beach
- Wanneroo Botanic Gardens
- City Beach
- Kings Park & Botanic Garden
- Nostalgia Box
- Caversham Wildlife Park
- Perth Cultural Centre
- Western Australian Museum – Perth
- Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Fremantle Passenger Terminal (Perth Cruise Port)
- London Court