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Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Cultural Tour from Perth

1. Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Cultural Tour from Perth

First stop on your 12.5-hour tour from Perth is in historic York. Enjoy morning tea (at your own expense) before continuing to Hyden. Check out the Hippo’s Yawn rock formation and sit down to an Aussie country-style lunch. Afterwards, visit Wave Rock, one of Western Australia’s most popular natural landmarks, in a shape that resembles a giant ocean wave. See the ancient Gnamma Holes, which is a sacred Aboriginal site. Continue to the Humps and finally Mulka’s Cave. Return to Perth via a different route and stop in the country town of Babakin for afternoon tea (at your own own expense). Wildflower viewing stops are made en route, seasonally.

Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with Beverages & Live Music

2. Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with Beverages & Live Music

Join an evening dinner cruise on the Swan River to see the impressive Perth city skyline after sunset. Your evening begins in Central Perth, where you’ll board your boat for your journey down the Swan River. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or soft drink provided throughout your cruise, and marvel at the twilight views of the city. Dinner includes a buffet of hot and cold dishes. Salads, bread, dessert, coffee and tea accompany your meal. Enjoy live entertainment on board the boat. Surprise entertainment may also be in store! Cocktails can be purchased from the full bar. After a delightful evening experience, the cruise returns you to Perth at 10:00 PM. Sample menu  (subject to change):   Turkish bread with olive oil  Cold dishes  • King prawns with cocktail sauce  • Selection of gourmet salads with side dressings  • Leg ham and continental meat selection served with assorted chutneys and mustards  • Assorted fresh dinner rolls  Hot dishes  • Rosemary and garlic-infused roast beef with red wine jus  • Thai-style chicken curry with steamed jasmine rice  • Baked vegetarian lasagna  • Roasted herb potatoes served with sour cream  • Medley of vegetables  Dessert  • Sliced seasonal fruit  • Assorted gateaux

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

3. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth. While there, enjoy an included 1-hour 45-minute bus tour in air-conditioned comfort and listen to live commentary as you discover the island's flora, fauna, and must-see locations. When booking, select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Perth, enjoy a Swan River scenic cruise past Fremantle and onward to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island. Upon arrival on the island, hop on board your bus tour. During the tour, take in Rottnest's amazing flora and fauna, including beaches, woodlands, and salt lakes. Learn about the island's colonial and maritime history from the live commentary, too. The bus tour covers all of Rottnest’s must-see locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, the majestic lookout point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh. Afterward, you will have free time to explore the island at your own leisure, before boarding your return ferry.

Perth: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

4. Perth: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Enjoy bird's-eye views of Kings Park and Perth's many other attractions. Take photos from the open top deck-viewing platform. Jump on the bus at any of the 12 conveniently located stops around the city. Your 24 or 48-hour ticket also includes a tour around Kings Park. A complete circuit takes 2 hours. Buses run every hour. There’s shade on the top deck and air-conditioning downstairs, so you’ll be comfortable regardless of the weather. Tour Highlights: • Kings Park and Botanic Gardens • Northbridge • Crown Perth • Elizabeth Quay • The WACA • The Bell Tower • The Perth Mint • The Swan River • Museum & Art Gallery of WA • Perth Town Hall • Water Town Discount Shopping Complex • Perth City Shopping Malls

Perth: Video Game Console Museum

5. Perth: Video Game Console Museum

Featured in 2019 Guinness World Record Gamer’s Edition and Lonely Planet, The Nostalgia Box is a celebration of video games and the people that made them happen. The museum contains more than 100 consoles, representing the evolution, and sometimes revolution, that occurred from the 1970s through the 2000s. Go behind the scenes of your favorite games and consoles, learning about the tremendous work that went into them, and how they established a foundation for the consoles of today. Play a plethora of classic video games, replaying games from your childhood or making entirely new discoveries. Play a round of Pong, challenge a friend to a high score in Space Invaders, or blast through levels of Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd, and Crash Bandicoot. This is merely scratching the surface. Relive your childhood, discover gaming's sometimes secret history and plant appreciation for old-school gaming in a younger generation.

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Explorer Segway Tour

6. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Explorer Segway Tour

The experience includes your ferry transfer from either Perth or Fremantle, depending on the option chosen. Arrive at Rottnest Island and immediately feel immersed in the relaxed, holiday vibe of this idyllic location. Meet your friendly guide and get kitted out with the necessary gear for your Segway tour, then embark on a 1-hour island adventure. Glide along the spectacular Thomson Bay, admiring the boats and bathers, before reaching the iconic Rottnest Pub. Listen to stories about the island’s Colonial settlement, which dates back to the early 1800s. Leave the settlement and follow the coastal path, visiting popular bays and beaches along the way. The tour concludes at Kingstown Barracks, after which you can spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. Why not cool off from the heat and dive into the pristine island waters, or go in search of cute quokkas.

Swan River: Round-Trip Cruise from Perth or Fremantle

7. Swan River: Round-Trip Cruise from Perth or Fremantle

Discover the delights of the Swan River by coming aboard a 2.5 hour round-trip cruise between Perth and Fremantle. Your Captain will point out all the key sights along the river, such as Perth’s impressive Bell Tower, the restored Swan Brewery, Kings Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificent homes overlooking the river and Fremantle’s busy inner harbor.

From Perth: Swan Valley Winery & Brewery Day Tour With Lunch

8. From Perth: Swan Valley Winery & Brewery Day Tour With Lunch

Experience a full day of indulgence as you sample the best of Swan Valley on a full-day winery tour. You will enjoy the regions amazing boutique beers and premium wines, as well as mouthwatering chocolate and cheese  - so don’t plan on a big dinner for later! Your tour includes wine tasting at 4 boutique wineries, and a visit to 2 boutique breweries, a mouthwatering cheeseboard and chocolate and truffle tasting at a chocolate company. You will also be treated to a scrumptious set lunch at Homestead Brewery, complete with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or cider. Complimentary photo service provided.

Perth: Art, History, and Culture 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

9. Perth: Art, History, and Culture 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy a leisurely walk on this small group tour and discover everything that is awesome about Perth city. This 2.5-hour guided walking tour is designed to showcase the exciting and special happenings in Perth, with a bit of an insight in what helped the city get to where it is. Your guide will be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Perth local who is excited to share their lovely city with you! Everything you need to know has been bundled into an entertaining package, with a focus on art, culture, nightlife, new developments and the revitalisation of heritage precincts. On the tour, visit the key landmarks of Perth including The State Buildings / Cathedral Square, Stirling Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Wolf Lane, King's Square and the Perth City Link. Also discover Perth's malls, laneways, arcades, street art and sculptures. Discover where the best food and drink can be found with tips from your local guide as to the best cafes, bars and restaurants to visit during your stay. 

From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

10. From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

Sit back and enjoy the delights of a river cruise from Perth to the Swan Valley while sampling premium wines, cheese/biscuits, and morning tea. Not forgetting the informative and interesting commentary as the boat meanders its way up into the smaller reaches of the Swan River. Be met off the boat by your tour guide at Sandalford Jetty and be escorted to an air-conditioned bus. Continue visiting a selection of the Valley's best boutique wineries chosen for their ambiance and quality of wines. First, call at Windy Creek Estate, where tasting is held in their stunning new cellar door. Sample some of the best ports in the Valley (plus great red/whites) as well as relishes & jams from their Wicked Stepmother's range as an added bonus. Next, head to lunch at The Abbey at Heafod Glen Wines. Begin with a tasting of their extensive range of whites and reds then order a mail off the set menu with a glass of wine, beer or cider. You are welcome to revisit the cellar door after lunch to sample more of their range or just find a special bottle for yourself or someone at home. During the afternoon enjoy some cleansing beers at Elmar's Brewery, produce sampling at the Providore and delicious truffles at the Chocolate Company.

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based on 475 reviews

My partner and I had a lovely afternoon with Shannon and two other guests. We learned a lot about wine and the Swan Valley and had lots of fun. We visited four wineries and had a good chance to sample everything. We would not hesitate to recommend. The only problem? It’s too far away from Brisbane!

The tour was informative, personable, and enjoyable to listen too. Having lived in Perth for over 30 years our guide had many little stories and bits of curiosities that she wove in to make our tour entertaining - would thoroughly recommend to new visitors to this city.

I really enjoyed the experience and ease of the whole day.. So easy to book on line and everything on the day ran to the timetable supplied.

A fantastic experience. Wonderful food and entertainment. The river views are amazing!

It was such a fun time meeting others and tasting some very delicious wine