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Day trips from Perth

I am may be going to Perth for a conference in early July and am not sure whether I should stay a few extra days afterwards to do some sightseeing.

I was wondering if anyone could suggest any good tour companies for day trips and what destinations for day trips from Perth would be recommended.

As an FYI, I don't like the beach, so no need to suggest any places near water.

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1. Re: Day trips from Perth

Will you have a car?

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2. Re: Day trips from Perth

No - that is why I mentioned tour companies that provide day trips.

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3. Re: Day trips from Perth

Some day trip options would be the Pinnacles, New Norcia, and the Swan Valley. Day tours are also available to Wave Rock or Margaret River or the Treetop Walk. All great destinations (some would disagree about Wave Rock but I like it) but those would be a very long day,12 hours or more.

Pinnacle Tours is probably the biggest and best-known tour company and goes to all of the above. http://www.australianpinnacletours.com.au/

Captain Cook cruises offers river cruises to the Swan Valley with lunch and stops at wineries. www.captaincookcruises.com.au/wine-cruises

Taste Bud Tours of the Swan Valley are rated #1. An in-depth review is here weekendnotes.com/taste-bud-tours-swan-valley…

You can also tour independently around Perth and Fremantle. Some of the more unusual spots are the WACA Museum and ground tour and the torchlight or tunnel tours of Fremantle Prison.

Perth and Fremantle also have self-guided walk brochures and or mp3s …wa.gov.au/web/…


Edited: 11 January 2013, 09:03
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4. Re: Day trips from Perth

You could do a day trip out to the Swan Valley if you like wineries.... usually lunch is included, and you can get a cruise back, or bus back.


I would recommend a nice cruise down the river from Barrack Street Jetty with Captain Cook Cruises to Fremantle. You can get one at 9.45am and they have commentary and morning tea and you will see some interesting spots along the way as well as massive homes.


Then in Fremantle you can visit the Fremantle Prison, the Maritime Museum, the markets and have a nice meal on the waterfront at Fishermans Harbour. Then you can get the train back to the Perth city Station. The markets are open Fridays and weekends, there is one at the E Shed (near where the river cruise comes into), and some in South Terrace, which is known as the cafe strip ... Here's another Fremantle website, besides the one above.


Pop up to Kings Park in the evening too .. the views of the city are beautiful.

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