Perth is a vibrant coastal city on the western shores of Australia. It is located close to the colonial city of Fremantle, and together Perth and Fremantle make up Western Australia’s “Twin Cities”. One of the top things to do in Perth from a cruise is explore both cities on Perth shore excursions to learn what makes each unique and how they form an unforgettable part of Australia’s vast landscape.
For those interested in Western Australia history, a visit to Fremantle makes for an especially interesting shore excursion on a cruise from Perth. Fremantle has played an important role in the region since it was first settled in 1827, mainly as a place to send convicts. Its notorious former prison can still be seen today. Other top sights include the classical-style Fremantle Town Hall and a café-lined street nicknamed Cappuccino Strip.
In Perth, shore excursions will escort you past gleaming skyscrapers to picturesque Kings Park and the unique Bell Tower. Local shore excursions also typically include a scenic river cruise down Swan River.
If cities aren’t your thing, another activity you can do while in Perth from a cruise to Australia and New Zealand is visit the Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail for some good eats and excellent wine tasting. Along the way, your cruise excursion may stop at local art galleries and shopping boutiques. You’ll also get the chance to see the historic town of Guildford, known for its colonial architecture.
If your cruise ends in Perth, there are convenient shore excursions to Perth and Fremantle with airport drop-off afterward, making for a fun-filled last day of vacation. Whatever you choose to do during your day in Western Australia, you will no doubt be sad to say goodbye to beautiful Perth after your trip comes to an end.