6. Food Night Safari 8. Perth Cultural Centre 1. King’s Park and Botanic Garden Read more: 2. Fremantle Harbour Gorgeous beaches, sweet surf spots and epic shopping, good reasons to give the Gold Coast a go on your next trip Down Under. Just north of Perth is the small fishing town of Lancelin. Watersports enthusiasts will love its bay, sheltered by outer reefs and islands, which creates some of the best conditions around for windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing and pretty much any activity involving water. Lancelin’s sand dunes are a playground for quad-biking, four-wheel driving and sand-boarding. Lying 18km west of Fremantle, and accessible by daily ferry services from Perth (45 minutes from Hillarys Boat Harbour, or 90 minutes from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty), Rottnest Island attracts half a million visitors a year to go hiking, fishing, swimming, snorkelling… The island is one big nature reserve, home to the rare quokka (a nocturnal marsupial about the size of a domestic cat), while southern right and humpback whales pass by in spring and autumn. 4. Perth Zoo Perth Zoo Australia’s represents biodiversity with 164 species of animals and a wide variety of plants from Australia and beyond. Go on a free guided walking tour and do one of the zoo’s ‘close encounters’, such as getting its male elephant to create your very own masterpiece… Maybe you can guess how?! The Zoo also carries out some fantastic conservation work, with Sumatran orangutans for example, and all exhibits are designed to mimic the animals’ natural habitat. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Cottesloe Beach is one of Perth’s finest beaches, and Perth has many from which to choose. Walk along the coastline bare-footed on the sand, go swimming (one of Australia’s safest places to swim), surfing, diving or snorkelling, and then treat yourself to an aperito and fresh seafood at somwhere like Cott. & Co. Fish Bar. 5. Cottesloe Beach Perth has a diverse food culture, with a local cuisine inspired by the sea and Southeast Asian (especially Vietnamese) cooking, reflected in the city’s ‘roadside kitchens’ and diverse establishments, five of which you’ll visit on a Food Night Safari. You can book a private tour for eight or more people, or just join in and meet other foodies. 9. Wine tasting in the Swan Valley 7. Lancelin If Perth’s famously wonderful weather is having an off day, or you want a high-brow break from quad-biking, pay a visit to the Perth Cultural Centre. It encompasses the Western Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Blue Room Theatre and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).