8 things to do in Perth

July 17, 2014

Yesterday, Etihad Airways announced the launch of its new, non-stop, daily service to Perth, Australia. The new air link brings residents of Abu Dhabi that bit closer to the land down under, so we decided to take a look at what you should do and where you should stay when you're there.

TO STAY

1. Richardson Hotel & Spa Ideally located within walking distance of Perth's must-see attractions, including the buzzing central business district and the peaceful King's Park, The Richardson is the perfect mix of style and comfort. The hotel's spa is not to be missed. Details: Therichardson.com.au 2. Fraser Suites Why settle for just a room when you could rent a whole luxury apartment? Located next to the city's tranquil Swan River, these luxurious serviced apartments are perfect for families and larger groups. Details: Perth.frasershospitality.com [gallery link="none" ids="5760,5761"]

TO EAT

3. Nobu Yes, we know it's important to try new things, but when one of the best restaurants in the world has a branch in the city you're visiting you'd be foolish to ignore it. Head to Crown Perth, which is also home to various other restaurants, a casino and a nightclub, to sample your favourites. Details: Noburestaurants.com/perth 4. Restaurant Amusé A favourite amongst Perth's fine-dining fraternity, Restaurant Amusé serves a dégustation menu, which changes with the seasons. Expect stunning food, perfectly matched wine and a lighter wallet. Details: Restaurantamuse.com.au [gallery link="none" ids="5762,5764"]

TO DO

5. Rottnest Island Just a short ferry ride (or even shorter helicopter flight) away from Perth's mainland, Rottnest is an idyllic island that's home to beautiful wildlife and is completely devoid of cars. Details: Rottnestisland.com 6. Kings Park Described by locals as the jewell in the city's crown, Kings Park is a green haven that is just steps away from the busy city, and with long walk and cycle trails, you could easily spend the best part of a day there. Details: Bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park [gallery link="none" ids="5765,5766"]

TO GO OUT

7. Ellington Jazz Club From its excellent drink selection and first-class service, to its delicious food and New York-style jazz, a good time is guaranteed at this place. Details: Ellingtonjazz.com.au 8. Varnish on King The team behind Varnish on King pride themselves on sourcing the best food, best wine and best whiskey and serving it to you in a relaxed and comfortable setting. We're in. Details: Varnishonking.com [gallery link="none" ids="5769,5770"]