Perth is a thriving city for backpackers to come to when touring around Australia, as Perth is a city that has everything a backpacker is looking for out of a destination... entertainment, nightlife, attractions, fun filled activities and excellent hostel accommodation. With year round warm sunny weather and plenty of outdoor fun and adventures to be had you stay here will be one that you will want to extend! There are plenty of budget accommodation places you can choose between, from pitching a tent or pulling up in your kombi van or minivan in one of the caravan parks to booking a dorm bed at one of the many different hostels that are either located right in the heart of the city or along the quiet residential streets that will place you within an easy walking distance of the main city attractions such as restaurants, nightlife, shopping arcades, bars, pubs, clubs, entertainment and more. The hostels in and around Perth offer great facilities as do all of the accommodation properties, such as tennis courts, swimming pool, tour desk, comfortable accommodation, bar and daily entertainment. North bridge is famous for its entertainment in Perth and here you can enjoy many great nights out on the town with the array of places to meet with friends and listen to local and international DJ’s.
Also in Northbridge you can find popular museums to browse through, markets and stalls of every kind. There is also a kaleidoscope of cuisines for you to try in Northbridge from Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai just to name a few, so from cafes, restaurants and take away outlets you can be sure to find great meals at all times of the day. Throughout Perth there are many things that you can visit such as art galleries, the Perth Mint, see beautiful gardens, beaches as well as enjoy annual events and festivals such as the International Arts Festival that is held every January or perhaps you might be interested in Latino Carnival in February or even wander through the Food and Wine Festival in March or enjoy the Pride Parade in November. From sporting events, festivals, and concerts Perth is a hive of activity no matter what time of year you are visiting.
There are also the very popular water sports that attractions travellers of every kind to Perth like the surfing, wind surfing, swimming, water skiing, sailing, scuba diving and snorkelling. You can enjoy the sun kissed beaches or join one of the many cruises and charters that depart daily for the open waters so you can get your own slice of fun. Dive the reefs and shipwrecks, swim with an array of marine life and just experience a wonderful day to remember. Go for cruises along the Swan River to take in the sights or drive out to the neighbouring wineries and vineyards to sample some of the award winning wines that are exported from here. There are tours of every kind for you to join in on or you can make your own tracks as you take in the sights and delights of Perth. If you are in Perth for New Years, Christmas or any other special occasion, you are in the right place because can you think of anywhere better to see the New Year, or spending Christmas day on the beautiful beaches with friends.
You can also take in attractions such as Rottnest Island, take a day tour out to The Pinnacles or Wave Rock, tour through the Beer and Chocolate Factory, swim with dolphins, see wild flowers that blanket the ground during spring, visit the Perth Zoo or Aquarium, go whale watching or take a trip to Carnac Island to see the sea lions. The sky is the limit when it comes to what backpackers can see and do while holidaying in Perth. It will be city that never stops to amaze you and you will fall in love with it from the moment you arrive!