Discover new dining and entertainment precincts in the city, including riverfront Elizabeth Quay, State Buildings, Kings Square and Yagan Square as well as the 60,000 seat, multipurpose Optus Stadium that will host AFL, rugby, cricket and soccer as well as large scale concerts.

Here’s our pick of some of the best urban and nature based experiences for 2018.

Word class courses, superb weather and breathtaking scenery make Western Australia a premier golfing destination. There aren't too many places on earth where you can swing a golf club while taking in a coastal vista, or while sharing the green with a friendly kangaroo.

Courses like Lake Karrinyup Country Club, The Links Kennedy Bay and Joondalup Resort Country Club have established themselves as some of Australia’s best golf courses, well known for their design and challenging layout.
In Perth, you’re spoilt for choice, with more restaurants per capita than any other capital city in Australia, many of which have been awarded for their commitment to food excellence.

The bar scene is equally as impressive, whether you seek the grand heritage of an iconic colonial hotel, the character of a country pub, or the European elegance of the small bar scene that’s tucked away in the city’s charming lanes and alleyways.

Vibrant and architecturally impressive, the beautifully restored State Buildings in the heart of the CBD is home to rooftop restaurant Wildflower, Post, Long Chim, Petition Kitchen and Beer Hall and Halford Bar, plus specialty retailers and award winning hotel, COMO the Treasury.

Take a walking tour with Two Feet & a Heartbeat - stop for a cheeky drink - plus see other city highlights including Brookfield Place, Wolfe Lane and Yagan Square.
Connecting the sparkling Swan River to the Perth CBD, enjoy dining at one of the riverfront eateries such as The Reveley and Isle of Voyage, public art installations and pop up events.

Hop aboard the Little Ferry Co, Captain Cook Cruises or Gondolas on the Swan from the Barrack Street Jetty, hire a bike or take a Segway tour. Learn more about the Aboriginal history of the area with Go Cultural Tours.

Larger than New York’s Central Park, at 400 hectares, Kings Park boasts panoramic views of the Swan River and Perth city, and is a short walk or free bus ride from the CBD.

See more than 3,000 species of wildflowers, dine at one of the cafes, or visit one of the galleries and War Memorial. In the warmer months there’s outdoor theatre, music and movies. Walking tours, trails and running tracks are plentiful.
Perth’s cultural and entertainment hub hums from day to night. Catch a performance or exhibition at The State Theatre, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, the WA Art Gallery and State Library. See pop up performances and artwork adorning walls and laneways.

Sample tasty treats at one of the many venues such as newcomers Henry Summer, The Standard, Shadow Wine Bar, Young Love Mess Hall, and late night favourites’ Joes Juice Joint and Sneaky Tony’s. Oh Hey WA run walking tours, or explore on your own.

A bevy of new hotels have opened in Perth’s CBD and surrounds. Take your pick of luxury Intercontinental Perth, Crown Tours and COMO the Treasury. The contemporary design of Tribe, Aloft or the Alex, the comfort and style of Peppers Kings Square or the convenience of serviced apartments by Quest and Fraser Suites. In 2018 The Westin will open, with the Hilton and Ritz Carlton to follow.
There are 19 pristine metropolitan beaches lining Perth’s coastline so there’s plenty of room to relax, swim, SUP, kite surf, snorkel or surf, then enjoy a spectacular West Australian sunset. Dine at Odyssea at City Beach, The Shorehouse at Swanbourne, Island Market, Trigg, Il Lido at Cottesloe and Bib and Tucker, North Fremantle.