Blue Whale Watching Season

From March to May, you can tour to the Perth Canyon 30 nautical miles off the coast of Perth to see the elusive Blue Whale - the only place in Australia you can see these magnificent animals feeding. The Blue Whale is the rarest whale to ever be seen or photographed!
Blue Whales Perth

Perth Canyon Blue Whale Experience

The Perth Canyon is a marine epicentre where the elusive Blue Whales go to feed each year on krill that gather there. This expedition is an all day experience where you discover and research the the elusive Blue Whales and everything that this eco marine frontier has to reveal including many other mega fauna's and Antarctic migratory seabirds.

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Humpback Whale Watching Season

WA's Humpback Highway experiences the largest whale migration in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Humpback Highway is part of an ancient system of ocean paths that circle the planet, vastly pre-dating any road travelled by man. In April each year, around 35,000 whales leave the rich feeding grounds of Antartica to raise their young in the warmer waters of the Kimberley in WA's north west. Their return journey trip from September - December brings them much closer to Perth's coast, providing the perfect opportunity for an encounter on an thrilling whale watching cruise.

Videos courtesy of Rottnest Fast Ferries and Whale Watch Western Australia

Whale Watching Tours

The following operators offer whale watching tours from Perth from mid-August to November each year.
  • Rottnest Express is Rottnest Island’s largest and most experienced cruise company, operating daily year-round services from three convenient locations...
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  • Witness the annual southern migration of the humpback whales on a scenic 2-hour whale watching cruise departing from your choice of tourism precinct -...

Adventure on the Water

Check out some more ways you can have an adventure on the water in Perth.
Kayaking, Rottnest Island

Watersports

Find some of Australia's best surfing and kiteboarding beaches just a quick drive from Perth or explore our many rivers and waterways on a kayak. Or try something new and give stand-up paddle boarding.

Snorkelling, Rottnest Island

Snorkelling and Diving

With a long stretch of coastline, islands, abundant marine life and numerous shipwrecks just offshore, divers and snorkelers won't be disappointed with the excellent underwater opportunities awaiting.

Fishing, Murray River, Mandurah and Peel

Fishing

Fishing is another recreational sport that can be enjoyed all along the magnificent Perth coastlines, lakes and rivers whether you're a keen fisherman or someone who just wants to give it a go.

Whale watching, Perth

Whale Watching

From September - December humpback whales pass close to the Perth coast allowing a unique opportunity to see these amazing creatures up close on a whale watching adventure.

Captain Cook Cruises, Perth

Cruising

Explore Perth's waterways aboard the comfort of a vessle with ferries to Penguin and Rottnest Islands and cruises through Mandurah's scenic canals and along the Swan River.

Salt and Bush Sailing Tour

Water Tours

Experience Perth's waters - on and under - on a guided tour including cruising, sailing, kayaking, diving and more.

Nature and Wildlife Experiences

Perth is sprawling with stunning nature reserves, marine parks and forests where you can get up close to our stunning flora and fauna all year round.
Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park

Nature and Wildlife Attractions

From wildlife parks and zoos to nature reserves and parks, there are plenty of places to visit in Perth to get back to nature.

Nature and Wildlife Tours

Experience our unique wildlife and stunning forests and flora up close on a nature and wildlife tour.

Swim with dolphins tour, Rockingham Wild Encounters

Nature's Calendar

WA boasts spectacular natural events and attractions. Occurring at particular times or seasons of the year, these natural events offer unique opportunities for visitors to be touched by nature. 

Quokka, Rottnest Island

Wildlife Encounters

Perth and surrounds boasts diverse wildlife experiences and natural wonders to discover. From marine life to marsupials, there are a range of unique wildlife encounters on offer.

Serpentine Falls

National, Nature and Marine Parks

Discover some stunning scenery on offer in the national, nature and marine parks of Perth and surrounds which you can explore by foot, bike, or snorkel!

Bibbulmun Track, Mt Vincent, Mandurah and Peel

Perth Walking Trails

Perth is the perfect destination for setting out on foot! Most of the tracks and trails can be easily explored in one day and others can take several days. 

Rottnest Fast Ferries, Whale Watching

Whale Watching 

Off the coast of Perth, you can join whale watching cruises to see Blue Whales from March to April and Humpback Whales from September to November.

Wildflower Trails, Perth

Wildflowers Season

Enjoy WA's precious natural treasures at a number of sights around Perth and surrounds from September - November.

Stargazing in Perth

Travel from city lights to starlight, and along the way discover charming country towns, local produce and adventure experiences. 

Plan Your Trip to Perth

Start planning your visit by finding out what to do in Perth during the day and night. See all accommodation, tours, attractions, activities, food and drink and retail in Perth.

Pool, Crown Towers Perth

Accommodation in Perth

You'll find a diverse range of accommodation to suit all budgets and styles all across Perth from five-star resorts to caravan parks.

Rottnest Express Eco Tour, Rottnest Island

Tours in Perth

Tours around Perth and surrounds take you to some of the most exciting and interesting holiday spots from hot air ballooning in the Avon Valley to cruising the Swan River.

Perth's Outback Splash, Maze

Attractions in Perth

There's plenty of attractions to choose from in Perth and surrounds, with fun-filled activities for all ages.

Public House, Perth City

Food and Drink in Perth

Whether its dining in an elegant restaurant overlooking the river or sampling local wines, Perth boasts an extensive buffet from which to delight your tastebuds.

Aspects of Kings Park, Perth City

Retail in Perth

Perth offers a host of shopping options to choose from - stock up on the latest fashions, buy unique art or head to a local market.

Apollo Motorhome Holidays

Hire in Perth

Looking to explore Perth on your own? There are plenty of hire options available from cars and motorhomes to bikes and kayaks.

Winter in Perth

Winter in Perth means clear skies, cooler days, and plenty of things to see and do, both indoors and outdoors.