In need of a getaway that feels miles away but is still close to home?
With less travel time, you’ll have more time to discover, relax and reconnect with friends, family or your special someone.
Here at Destination Perth, we’ve pulled together the ultimate locations in Perth City, Fremantle, Avon Valley, Mandurah and Peel to inspire your next staycation and help you explore and unwind, right here in WA. To make it even easier, each location is complete with the best places to eat, drink, play and stay.
First up, Perth City. This staycation is designed for the lovers of the finer things in life. QT Perth hotel rooms take boutique to a new level. The hotel’s unrivalled style, luxury and ‘slumber inducing’ beds may make it hard to leave the room. If you really can’t make it out of the hotel, the rooftop bar has breath-taking views for miles and the in-house restaurant, Santini Bar & Grill is dishing out delicious eats all day long.
Okay, it’s time to peel yourself out of bed because while you’re in the city, the Art Gallery of Western Australia is a must visit. There’s always something new to explore, including the recently revamped AGWA Design Store located within the gallery. Visit the café and sit among the store's exclusive and creative collections and giftware. A plus? Every purchase is a donation gift for the gallery.
Once you’ve worked up a thirst, head to WA’s first urban distillery, Whipper Snapper Distillery. This unique distillery is serving up a new era of Australian whiskey crafted with its own identity while still being authentic, quality whiskey. Within the distillery you’ll find a specialty coffee bar, eclectic tasting room and a team of passionate whiskey lovers who are excited to share their stories and experience with you.
Parmelia Hilton provides executive style in the heart of Perth City, making it the ideal base to explore with all the main sights less than 10 minutes away on foot. For those after a laugh, Parmelia Hilton is currently offering a special comedy staycation deal. Relax in your newly refurbished king room with a drink on arrival to set the vibe, take a short stroll to the Comedy Lounge and strap yourself in for a night of live stand-up comedy complete with Margaret River wine and a delicious cheese board for two or a pizza.
Afterwards, visit Gramercy Bar & Kitchen for a late night tipple in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
Create lasting memories at Crown Promenade, Crown Metropol and Crown Towers. Live the luxurious resort life with an indulgent staycation within Crown Perth. By day, enjoy unprecedented resort facilities including world-class spa and fitness facilities, luxury shopping and multi-tiered lagoon pools. By night, dine at one of the many acclaimed restaurants including Nobu, Epicurean or Silks.
If you’re up for an adventure, take a scenic cruise up the Swan River with Captain Cook Cruises. Enjoy the unique sights that can only be viewed from the Swan River as you cruise the calm waters between Fremantle and Perth.
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
Four Points by Sheraton welcomes you with 4-star comfort, outstanding service and an ideal location in the CBD. Settle in and feel at home in well-designed hotel rooms with signature Four Point beds designed for extreme comfort.
While you’re nearby, visit one of the world's largest and most beautiful inner-city parks. Kings Park is rich in history, contemporary culture, stunning botanic gardens and bushland. Come for the sunset and stay for dinner at Fraser’s Restaurant - a place that celebrates the best WA has to offer in food, wine and service.
Later, join Oh Hey WA for an intimate Small Bar and Street Art Tour complete with hidden laneways, quirky small bars and vibrant murals and street art.
Now to our favourite eclectic harbourside location, Fremantle. The Esplanade Hotel by Rydges is ideally located within walking distance to famous markets, museums, art galleries, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, beaches, unique shops, nightlife, restaurants and bars. Completely unwind and take a dip in one of two heated swimming pools surrounded by tropical gardens or relax in one of three (yes, three!) outdoor spas.
When you’re feeling peckish, grab a bite to eat at the nearby Kailis Fishmarket Cafe or Little Creatures. Grab a pint and a woodfired pizza and soak the true sights, sounds and tastes of a brewery or wander outside and enjoy the sunshine.
Warders Hotel truly showcases Fremantle’s unique heritage architecture. Housed in the limestone cottages that once belonged to Fremantle Prison Warders, the 11 hotel rooms have been meticulously restored and luxuriously outfitted.
For the full experience, visit the World Heritage Site of Fremantle Prison and immerse yourself in a range of fascinating, entertaining and authentic tour experiences.
The National Hotel
The beautifully restored, iconic National Hotel is set in the heart of Fremantle. Boasting 12 individually styled luxury ensuite hotel rooms, a spectacular rooftop bar with 360 degree views, restaurant with wrap around verandas and a traditional pub scene with live music every day.
The National Hotel is the perfect base to explore WA’s ultimate market: the Fremantle Markets. Step inside and enjoy vibrant culture, heritage and the aromas of delicious locally produced eats (especially the sweet and salty smells of Morish Nuts – yum!).
Heyscape Tiny Cabins
Take the time to slow down, really slowww down at Heyscape Tiny Cabins. Nestled among nature at various locations (including Toodyay) are cosy, secluded tiny cabins, stylishly appointed with sweeping knockout views. Take yourself off grid and truly unplug and relax. This is a digitally disconnected ‘no notification’ zone!
Visit the nearby Coorinja Winery for a natural red or fortified wine to enjoy during your stay. Coorinja Winery uses wine producing skills and techniques that have been passed down through five generations of family winemakers!
Enjoy pure relaxation at Heavenly Waters. Located on the bank of the Jimperding Brook, Heavenly Waters is a couples only luxury eco camping experience in Toodyay. After a day of unwinding or exploring historic Toodyay, take a sunset walk among the native wildlife before immersing yourself into a star filled night.
After a blissful evening, try your hand at something new the following day at Hoddywell Archery Park. Located on 50 acres of natural bushland, Hoddywell Archery Park is WA’s favourite archery destination. Have a go with a bow in a fun, safe and welcoming environment.
Welcome to Laurelville, a gracious turn-of-the-century retreat providing elegant accommodation and a uniquely Australian country house destination. Built in 1896, historic Laurelville is nestled among 3 acres of Hans Heysen landscape on the side of Mt Brown and overlooking York and the Avon Valley. Enjoy sweeping views from the rear of the property and stunning sunsets from the front balconies.
While you’re in York, discover the thrill of flying a modern European factory built Gyrocopter over beautiful Avon Valley scenery and landmarks with Gyrocopter Flights York WA.
Mandurah & Peel
Seashells Mandurah ticks all the boxes for an easy-going 4.5 star escape in a very special coastal corner of Australia. Located on the beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean and the humming marina, Seashells Mandurah is the ideal place to enjoy everything Mandurah has to offer.
Once you’ve settled into the slower pace, join Mandurah Cruises for a unique tour among the most diverse collection of marine wonders in WA.
If you’re up for it, join Kaleidoscope Tours for a colourful variety of flexible tours from wineries to breweries and everything in between.
Be your own skipper and meander around Mandurah’s waterways at your own pace with Mandurah Houseboats. Mandurah Houseboats is a family-owned houseboat hire business offering a range of spacious accommodation options for couples or groups seeking a unique staycation on the water.
Create your own adventure and pause at one of the region’s many pubs or restaurants. Our pick? Cicerello's Mandurah is an iconic local restaurant crowned as WA’s home of fish ‘n’ chips.
If you’re looking to hire a dinghy, pontoon boat or luxury boat for the day in Mandurah, check out Mandurah Boat Hire.
Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets
Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets offers budget friendly accommodation in the Mandurah region. Situated close to the Mandurah CBD, these modern chalets offer a family-friendly environment where you can unwind and truly make yourself at home.
Add some extra fun to your Mandurah staycation with Eco BBQ Boats. Captain your own mini cruise with a self-drive eco BBQ boat while enjoying Mandurah’s incredible natural beauty and the quintessential WA pastime of a drink and barbecue with mates.
While on the road to or from (or both!) the region, be sure to stop at the award-winning Miami Bakehouse and treat your tastebuds to a mouth-watering pie, cake or healthy snack.
Destination Perth is your guide to staycations in the Perth region. Let us inspire you with the best places to eat, drink, play and stay in Perth.