To feel the real pulse of Perth, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore surrounding areas like Burswood, Mount Lawley, and South Perth.
Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a great vacation choice. There are plenty of excellent places visitors can pay a visit to for a few hours including the SCITECH Discovery Centre, the Fire Safety Education Centre and Museum and Perth Mint. Book seats for a live performance at the Old Mill Theatre in South Perth, the Playhouse Theatre and the Perth Concert Hall. The area is a great place for lovers of art. Visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
If you are travelling with kids, give them a chance to enjoy the child-friendly attractions nearby. Spend a day with our furry, finned and feathered friends at Perth Zoo.
Get your body moving in nature while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. When the sun is out, explore the Kings Park and Botanic Garden, a place where locals come to escape the crowds.
Grab your credit card and head to the Murray Street Mall and the Hay Street Mall to scratch that shopping itch.
If you are travelling with adults there are some great places to relax, including Swan Brewery.
Sports fans can cheer on the West Coast Eagles Australia rules football (AFL) team in winter and the Fremantle Dockers at Subiaco Oval, the city’s sporting heart and soul. Depending on the score, either celebrate or commiserate with friendly locals after the final whistle blows in one of the nearby watering holes.
After a long day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Kensington, put up your feet and relax in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, be sure to check out the Parmelia Hilton Perth, the Travelodge Perth, and the popular Goodearth Hotel.