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You need a beach holiday. No, scratch that. You need some quality time in a forest. Wait, you don’t want to give up all the good stuff that comes from city living, like pub crawls, cultural events and, you know, air conditioning.
Perth hangs out where the Swan River spills into the Indian Ocean, and it’s exactly what you need right now. Sun yourself on its beaches, feel worldly at a ballet show and get in tune with nature in a nearby national park.
You aren’t going to be walking to all these places, though we applaud your efforts to keep fit. Instead, book your Perth car rental with Wotif and start off your adventure in style.
Dump your bags in your Perth accommodation and hit the road. “Wave” hello to the Indian Ocean on Floreat Beach, just 12km west of the Central Business District. Lay out on a towel or do the aquatic thing and get your splash on in the warm water.
Next up, take your Perth car hire back inland to the Perth Concert Hall. Mate, this place is incredible. Even if you don’t feel like sitting through a violin concerto, the theatre is worth a visit to see its fantastic scarlet décor. You’ll feel fancy.
Beat feet for John Forrest National Park about 30km to the east. Despite its name, you won’t “Run, Forrest, run!” around here. Wander around on hiking trails, get some snaps of that famous waterfall and stop off at the tavern for a cold one.
You may find yourself approached by kangaroos who want to share your beer. We recommend against it: They tend to like their drinks a bit “hoppier”.We’re sorry.
Anyway, if we haven’t convinced you to put a stop to whatever you’re doing and grab one of Wotif’s Perth holiday packages right now, well, we don’t know what will. So set the out-of-office response on your email and get moving! Mix and match airfares and accommodation, throw in car hire in Perth and you’ll be all set for the holiday of a lifetime.
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Perth? Check out our Perth travel guide!