8 Best Day Trips From Perth, Australia: The Complete Package - Updated 2021

best day trips from perth

Perth is the fourth largest city in Australia and is known for its sunny weather, fresh products, attractions and numerous things to do. You can rest assured that you will never run out of fun things to do here, however, if you feel like you’d like a little adventure, we’ve compiled the best day trips from Perth - check them out below!

1. Swan Valley Wine Cruise (from USD 145.0)

Another winery that you could go to is Swan Valley. See how wines are made as they take you on a behind-the-scenes look at the winery. They will also serve you with a 2-course lunch and of course, plenty of delicious wine tasting!

Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth

Duration: 7 hours

10 reviews

2. Rottnest Island (from USD 67.0)

Rottnest Island
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Rottnest Island became an island after separating from the mainland around 7,000 years ago, making it the largest in the chain of islands. This tour will take you on an adventure: from beautiful beach scenery to historical sites that will allow you to learn more about Australia’s first inhabitants, the Aboriginal people. The tour takes four hours and allows for plenty of opportunities to take photos. You can dive into even more exciting adventures on the island, involving fishing, biking, hiking, snorkelling, eating and shopping. There are so many things for you to do on this island, so it’s best to make the most out of it!

Rottnest Island Sightseeing with Historical Train Ride

Duration: 4 hours

9 reviews

3. Pinnacles Desert, Koalas and Sandboarding (from USD 168.0)

The Pinnacles Desert, which is located within Nambung National Park, is an ancient desert sculpture. These limestones were created from seashells. Get to know more about its formation and history through the guides that will tour you around the park. Aside from the desert, there is also the Caversham Wildlife Park, where you can see more of the animals that Australia has been taking care, especially the koalas and kangaroos. Then, end your day with some adventure by going sandboarding across some sand dunes!

Caversham Wildlife Park, the Pinnacles, Lancelin from Perth

Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

4. Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Aboriginal Cultural Tour (from USD 168.0)

wave rock
Source: Photo by user Alan Lam used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Learn more about Perth by going on this cultural tour. This tour will first take you to beautiful geological sites such as York and Wave Rock. You will also get to see important Aboriginal sites. It would be perfect to go on this tour between September and November since that is when the wildflowers bloom so exquisitely!

Wave Rock, York, Flowers, Aboriginal Culture Tour from Perth

Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

5. Perth Zoo

OIC south perth zoo entrance
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Perth Zoo prides itself on having animals from all over the world, all of which are well taken care of. A visit to the zoo includes close encounters with animals, which makes it a good family experience. You will get to see more of how Australia really cares about its animals, as well as the numerous conservation programmes that are in place for any animal in need.

Perth Zoo

Address: 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth, WA 6151

Opening Hours: Every Day 9 am to 5 pm

Admission Fees: Adult 31 USD, Children 4-15 yrs 15 USD (Visit website for more information)

Website: Perth Zoo

6. Fremantle

Right by the Port of Perth, Fremantle can be found. There are walking tours provided here, allowing guests to really get a sense of this historical place. Tour guides can also tell you about the stories of Aborigines and outlaws throughout the years. Around the city, there are also some art galleries and museums that showcase local art. The streets themselves are filled with Georgian and Victorian-era architecture and lots of festivities regularly take place around the city. With a rich town culture, there is so much to see and do here.

Learn more by reading our guide on the best things to do in Fremantle.


Duration: 1 day

Website: A Day in Fremantle

7. Margaret River, Caves, Wine and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tour (from USD 168.0)

Explore Margaret River and caves, have some delicious wine and climb up the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, all in one day. Margaret River is in the winemaking region of Perth, meaning that while looking out at the peaceful river, you can purchase a beer and a platter lunch at the nearby brewery, then head out for some wine tasting. The tour will take you to a cave where one of three hundred underground, natural limestones can be found. From the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, you’ll be able to see where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Immerse yourself in a diverse, southwestern experience.

Margaret River Wines, Mammoth Cave, Lighthouse Tour from Perth

Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

8. Penguin Island and Caversham Wildlife Park

You can take a ferry and drop by this island, filled with Western Australia’s largest colony of little penguins on its very own Penguin Island. Afterwards, visit Western Australia’s largest pelican colony! It’s a day filled with some animal loving and appreciation for wildlife. Aside from all the animals you will get to see, enjoy the crystal blue waters and scenery that will pass you by. Then, top off your day by stopping by a chocolate factory that allows for some tastings as well!

So much to do

There is literally so much to see and do in this vibrant and exciting city of Perth! The costs can be high, but it’s all well worth the time and money. From panoramic beaches to city skylines and historical treasures, Perth is a city you will never get bored of.

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