Destination guide

Far away on a distant shore, cool, cultured vibes galore

Lose yourself in the cool, cultured vibes of this easygoing city on Australia's far far southwest corner. It's one of the most isolated major cities in the world, and it's created a strong culture of local music, art and entertainment as a result. Whether you're craving a sophisticated stay in a classy metropolis, a blissful beach break with pristine ocean waters, or an exciting outback adventure in the Great Plateau, you're apt to find it with Perth vacation rentals. Many rentals in the city centre offer great river views too.

Things to do

From flowers to prisons, there's always something quirky to see

Need a flower fix? Kings Park and Botanical Garden is a sprawling public green space with flowers that really explode like colourful fireworks in the spring. Do the jailhouse rock and learn about the locked-up life at Fremantle Prison, feed the roos at Perth Zoo, or learn about Australia's gold history at the Perth Mint. And don't forget the coastline, which is packed with ace beaches. Depending on your travel party, ditch the bathers at Swanbourne Clothing Optional Beach, or try Mullaloo Beach, with its uber-soft white sand, and playground and picnic areas.

Activities

Perth is ripe for grape-growing and thus, a wine tour

Perth people love their footy and soccer, so snag a seat at a match and cheer with the rowdy crowds. Enjoy fancy-schmancy shopping, dining and entertainment, plus lovely riverfront views at Elizabeth Quay on the Swan River. The Perth climate is ripe for grape-growing so taste some of the country's finest wine and scenery with a tasting tour. See more scenery on the 1000-kilometre Bibbulmun Track, which runs from Kalamunda National Park to Albany, just southeast of Perth. And if you're booking Perth vacation rentals in February or March, you'll get music, film and art at the Perth International Arts Festival.

Weather

As it usually goes, the hottest season is the busiest season

With hot, sunny summers and low humidity, it should be no shocker that December to March are the most popular months for Perth vacation rentals. You couldn't wish for more perfect weather to enjoy the warm ocean. Sometimes there'll be a quick and intense thunderstorm, but most of the rain happens in the cooler wintertime. From May to September, temperatures average in the lower teens and the sunny skies occasionally will be replaced by lengthy downpours. October and November are gorgeous months to visit, when wildflowers are blooming.

Natural highlights

Perth, an oasis in the Western Plateau desert

This isolated city is far off the beaten path, with the nearest metro area almost 3,000 km away. It's about as far west as you can go on Australia's Western Plateau, which is basically an enormous sandy and stony desert. The Swan River, named for its black swans, snakes through Perth and dumps into the Indian Ocean on the west. Perth's centre is built around a wide section of the river, about 10 km from the coast. Do a little exploring in the area's rolling hills, and you'll find sandy soils and fragrant forests of tuart eucalyptus.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Perth

Fly into Perth, WA (PER), the closest airport, located 6.3 mi (10.2 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Perth Esplanade Station, Perth Underground Station and Perth Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay near Perth?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 989 holiday rentals near Perth. From 335 Houses to 37 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Perth for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Perth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Perth. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Perth City Library: 1,161 holiday rentals
  • Langley Park: 1,162 holiday rentals
  • Swan River Foreshore Trail: 1,162 holiday rentals
  • Swan Brewery: 1,151 holiday rentals
  • Perth Arena: 1,165 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Perth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Perth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 335 Houses in Perth. Our other popular types of Perth holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 37 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 487 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 22 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Perth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 186 holiday homes with pool available in Perth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.