Looking for the best Perth Tours in 2023? As locals, this is out list of the very best Perth tours this year.
If you’re looking for a wonderful way to spend your time in Perth, then a tour of the city’s landmarks is the way to go. Not only will you get to see some of Perth’s most iconic sights, but you’ll also learn about its history and culture.
Best Perth Wildlife Tours
For anyone visiting Perth, a wildlife tour is an absolute must, providing a memorable experience that is both educational and entertaining.
Dolphin sightings are very likely (however, not guaranteed) on this dolphin cruise in Mandurah. Cruise along the canals and see the affluent homes on the water’s edge before heading out to the Peel Inlet and Mandurah Estuary.
We’ve been lucky enough to see dolphins on every cruise around Mandurah.
Whale Watching Cruise
This two-hour whale watching tour departs from Fremantle, Perth’s port. Onboard the 25m Steep Point, you will learn about the migration of whales and other interesting facts in the live commentary.
The luxurious vessel has five viewing decks, where you might spot humpbacks, the southern right, and maybe even the rare blue whale.
Depart from Rockingham, south of Perth, for a cruise around the small islands off the coast. If dolphins are spotted, which is pretty much guaranteed, you can get in the water with them. Snorkel equipment and wetsuits are included, along with a light lunch.
Children must be at least seven for this swimming with dolphins tour.
Best Perth Cruises
A cruise on the Swan River is a great choice, with something for everyone – whether you’re looking for a sightseeing cruise, wine cruise, or dinner cruise.
There’s nothing nicer than being out on the Swan River on a beautiful summer’s day. Why not combine it with a visit to Fremantle? Captain Cook offers a cruise from Barrack Street Jetty in Elizabeth Quay to Fremantle, passing the Old Swan Brewery, Matilda Bay, and multi-million dollar houses. There’s also the option of a lunch cruise, which includes a buffet lunch on the way to Fremantle.
See this post on Swan River Cruises if you’d like more information.
Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise
Enjoy a two and a half hour Perth dinner cruise along the Swan River with twilight views of the city skyline. Dinner is a buffet of hot and cold food, including prawns, roast beef, pasta, salads, and desserts.
Wine, beer, tea, coffee, and soft drink are provided.
The Swan Valley, east of Perth, is home to over 40 world-class wineries. A scenic way to experience Western Australia’s oldest wine region is on a Swan Valley Wine Cruise.
Captain Cook Cruises offers a few options, including a return cruise with a grazing platter at Sandalfords Winery.
The best value, however, is the Afternoon in the Valley tour, which is nearly A$100 cheaper. The itinerary is slightly different, and it only includes a one-way cruise (by coach on the way there), but you still experience the Swan Valley.
Best Perth Tours for Families
Families looking to explore what Perth has to offer should consider tours of the Perth Mint, a day on Rottnest Island, and a Segway tour.
This beautiful island off the coast of Perth is a must-visit destination for visitors. Not only are the beaches stunning, the snorkelling excellent, and the walks scenic, but who can resist a selfie with a quokka?
If you want to know more about this island before booking your ferry, read this guide on things to do on Rottnest Island. It includes details on how to get there, the best places to stay, and what to do once you’re there.
If you’ve never seen gold being poured or are interested in coins, add a tour of Perth Mint to your itinerary.
During the one-hour tour, you will learn about the Australian gold rush, view the largest coin ever made, watch molten gold being poured, and touch a gold bar worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
It’s an interesting tour providing insight into the Gold Rush era.
Perth Segway Tour
Our favourite way to see a new place is on foot. A Perth walking tour can be a good idea if you want to learn more about the city, need help determining the best parts, or want to be part of a group.
Perth’s number one tour company since 2007, Two Feet & a Heartbeat, offers a range of tours to suit most interests. Choose from their Coffee, Culture, and Art Tour, Arcades and Laneways Tour, or the Eat, Drink, Walk Tour.
These tours are all highly-rated with Two Feet and a Heartbeat receiving a 5 star rating with over 1,100 reviews on TripAdvisor.
See if your dates are available as these walking tours get booked up fast.
Best Sightseeing Tours in Perth
Perth is easy to get around, especially with the free cat buses. However, a tour is a good idea if you’re pushed for time or want some interesting local information.
Perth’s Hop On Hop Off Bus
A budget-friendly way to see Perth for first-timers is using the Hop On Hop Off bus. We use them in most cities we visit to get an overview of the place before we explore. Stops include Kings Park, the Bell Tower and Elizabeth Quay, Perth Mint, and Optus Stadium.
Read our full Perth Hop On Hop Off review for more information.
Perth Bike Tour
If you enjoy cycling, this guided bike tour could be for you. It starts in South Perth and takes you along the Swan River, through the wetlands, and across the river to East Perth, Elizabeth Quay, and South Perth’s windmill.
If you’d prefer an electric bike, Paul’s Eco E BikeTours has a choice of five routes on a guided, small-group tour.
Wine tours offer visitors a chance to experience world-class viticulture with access to some of Western Australia’s most renowned vineyards.
Sample some of the region’s finest wines or ciders, accompanied by knowledgeable guides who can provide insights into the complex and fascinating industry of wine production.
Bickley Valley Wine & Cider Tour
This intimate small group tour of the Bickley Valley takes you through rolling hills and orchards on the way to award-winning wineries. After a two-course lunch, visit a cidery before returning to the city.
Another option to see the Swan Valley wine region is to take a bus tour, like this highly-rated Swan Valley Food & Wine Tour by D’Vine Tours.
For more options, read this guide on the best Perth wine tours.
Best Food Tours in Perth
Low & Slow BBQ Tour and Asian Food Walk Tour
All food is included in the price (along with some drinks) and is the equivalent of a full meal.
Best Romantic Perth Tours
Perth is a picturesque destination offering plenty of romantic experiences, including a trip to Rottnest Island, watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean, dinner on a Swan River cruise or at the C Restaurant, a star gazing tour, or wine tasting in the Swan Valley.
Arrive in the Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park, in time for sunset to see the beautiful golden tones. Enjoy a barbecue with wine followed by star gazing with telescopes and Astro binoculars.
Read more about options on this post on the best Pinnacle tours.
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