Australia’s cities offer hidden treats galore. So next time you’re heading interstate, make like a local. Our insider tips show you how.
Dinner: Bouchard (42 Mount St, West Perth, enter via Cliff St) offers fine dining at its best. After dinner, walk up steep Mount St and into Kings Park to watch the city shimmer.
Affordable: City Stay Apartment Hotel, 875 Wellington St, West Perth. Basic but central, its one-bedroom apartments are available for $145 per night. Also in West Perth, try The Outram for Paris-style chic with rooms from $295 a night.
For a more modern garden, head to Victoria Gardens in the stylish Claisebrook Village development. Open since 1996, it features Aboriginal art and a gazebo with views across the river.
Napoleon St, Cottesloe: Address (no. 26) for furniture, Barker & Hale (Shop 24A) for gourmet treats, and Esola Home (no. 28) and Savannah Gifts & Homewares (no. 36) for accessories.
For more information on what to do in and around Perth, go to www.perthtouristcentre.com.au.