Spend a Week in Perth

Embark on a week-long adventure in Perth, where vibrant cityscapes meet serene natural landscapes. Set off on a journey through Western Australia's diverse offerings, from the wine-rich Swan Valley to the tranquil shores of Rottnest Island. Discover culture, cuisine, and relaxation in this vibrant city. 

Getting to Know Perth 

Once you’ve touched down in the 'City of Light’, pick up your Hertz rental car from our Perth Airport or Perth Downtown branch to begin your journey. With a vibrant blend of natural landscapes, city views and a relaxed atmosphere, your home away from home for the week awaits in Perth. Set off on an adventure to discover Western Australia through the flavours of the Swan Valley, Perth's premier wine region, just 30 minutes out of the CBD. Known for its boutique wineries and gourmet food, the Swan Valley is home to over 30 vineyards, specialising in Verdelho and Chenin Blanc varieties. Book a guided wine tour or create your own itinerary, visiting wineries, restaurants, and historic sites along the way. Ugly Duckling Wines is a vineyard and cellar door, overlooking rolling hills and the shimmering Swan River. Settle in here for a tasting experience of white, red, dry, and sweet wines and bask in the glorious ambience as you nibble on gourmet cheeses. For a safe journey, always remember to appoint a designated driver when indulging in alcohol on your road trip. After a decadent first day exploring the Swan Valley, return to Perth in the evening and dine at one of the city's finest restaurants. 

Swan Valley

Rottnest Island Relaxation 

After driving to Fremantle in the morning, about 25 minutes south of Perth, leave your rental car on the mainland for the day and escape with a day trip to Rottnest Island. Spend the day exploring the natural beauty of the protected island, beginning with an idyllic 25-minute ferry ride across the Indian Ocean. You can get around the island on foot, by renting a bicycle or you can book a private transfer to accommodate you throughout the day. Alongside picturesque views and stunning scenery, Rottnest is also known for its curious creatures that inhabit the island. Quokkas are native to Wadjemup and are famed for their friendly personalities and can often be seen smiling for a selfie. As they are wild animals, observe them from afar, wait nearby and let them come to you. Discover landmarks on Rottnest like the Bickley Battery naval gun emplacement and the 38-metre tall Wadjemup Lighthouse to learn more about the area’s history and wander the Island at your own pace on a walking trail. When it’s time to dine, head to HAVAS for a tapas-style meal— ideal for sharing with a large group—or visit Lontara Restaurant to discover the flavours of Southeast Asia before making your way back to Fremantle. 

Rottnest Island

Art and Culture 

Back in Perth, spend a day relaxing amongst the city’s natural splendour and chase moments of peace and relaxation with a visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Discover Kings Park with a guided tour of the expansive native flora on-site or opt for a cultural tour led by local Noongar people to learn more about the Indigenous connection to country. Continue your exploration of Perth and its surrounding areas through art and culture with an outing to the Art Gallery of Western Australia. With frequently rotating exhibitions showcasing everything from local artworks to sculpture galleries, there’s truly something for everyone. Book a guided tour to make the most of your time at the gallery, and keep an eye on what’s coming up before your visit to note down any exhibitions or events you may want to visit while in town. Finish your time at the museum with a drink and nibbles at the AGWA Rooftop Bar. From your seat here, you’ll get picturesque views across the city, allowing you to savour the moment and reflect on your time in Perth thus far. A holiday in Perth almost guarantees beautiful weather, calling for a beach day when visiting in the warmer months. Cottesloe Beach is the city’s premier beach destination, offering crystal clear waters that are perfect for swimming and pure white sands ideal for relaxing by the shore with a book. End your day with dinner at a beachside restaurant like Longview or C Blu. 

Kings Botanic Garden

Perth Hills Romance 

To finish your stay in Perth, head to the idyllic Perth Hills region, renowned for its boutique wineries, artisanal producers, and stunning scenery. Visit wineries such as Hainault Vineyard and Myattsfield Vineyards for wine tasting sessions and gourmet experiences, enjoy a scenic drive through the hills and stop for lunch at a local restaurant or cafe to unwind.  


Return to Perth in the evening and indulge in a gourmet dinner at one of the city's top fine dining establishments to conclude your week-long escape to Western Australia.