Perth City’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Perth City’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Did you even go on holiday if you didn’t post about it on Instagram? Whether you’re a Perth City local or visiting for a holiday, you’ll find  plenty of amazing insta-worthy spots of hidden Perth gems to where you can show this beautiful city at its finest. From stunning backdrops to drool-worthy food, you’ll find everything you need to give your Instagram a splash of life right here in the city.

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Insta worthy locations in Perth

The Bell Tower

Take your insta to new heights, and take a walk up the iconic Bell Tower at Elizabeth Quay, just 5 minutes walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. The tower has 3 viewing platforms, with a excellent view of Swan River, so you’re guaranteed to get at least one good shot. It’s the perfect place to get that beautiful sunset pic that Perth is renowned for. If you want to take your insta-game to the next level, stick around to hear the 18 magnificent bells ringing – it’ll make a great insta story.


Street Art

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre Street Art Wolf LaneImage credit: Streets of Perth

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is surrounded by amazing street art – you can even see some of it from our rooms! Start your street art tour at Wolf Lane, right behind the hotel where you’ll find falling ladies, a wolf and a bright geometrical wall – perfect for a pic. If you want to take a tour of Perth street art, we recommend Oh Hey WA or plan your own via the Streets of Perth website. 


Get Cruising

You can capture amazing views all over Perth, but it’s most breathtaking from the water. There are plenty of cruises that will take your breath away and make you wish you could capture the feeling and scenery in a photo.  Captain Cook Cruises are the best way to see Perth, and if you’re lucky you might even see a few dolphins along the way! Take a cruise from Fremantle to Perth and enjoy a as they allow you to have some delicious lunch from while you Fremantle to Perth and take in all the sights during the ride.


When in Fremantle…

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre FremantleImage credit: Ootong and Lincoln

After you’ve taken the cruise to Fremantle, you’ll need to make a beeline for the South Fremantle café, Ootong and Lincoln. Here you’ll find a mural by Local WA Artist, Anya Brock of two incredibly colourful zebras covering the entire face of the café.  What you’ll find there is a pair of beautiful coloured zebras that have been painted as a mural by local WA artist, Anya Brock. Once you’re done striking a pose with this joyous work of art, you can pop into the café for a coffee and one of their renowned cakes. 


Outdoor Cinemas and Twinkling Skies

Northbridge is the place to go if you’re looking for outdoor cinemas and a little night time twinkle to your Insta feed. In the summer, the Rooftop Movies have you covered, or you can watch a free film in the Northbridge Piazza on the weekends. Settle into a comfy bean bags and head out to a rooftop cinema, or try the Northbridge Piazza for some movie watching, delicious food and even a little live entertainment.


Every View is a Good View at Kings Park

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Kings Park

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Kings Park has 400 hectares of great photo opportunities. The beautiful and picturesque park overlooks Perth City and the Swan River. Add a gourmet picnic and a cute blanket to this backdrop, and you’ve got yourself the perfect shot. Don’t forget your book because you’ll want to find the best trees to curl up under and read while the kids enjoy one of the many playgrounds on offer.


Quokka Selfie

No trip to Perth is complete without a Quakka Selfie! A day trip to Rottnest Island is a must; you’ll find amazing beaches, great pubs and of course the Quokka – an animal only found on Rottnest.


I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream on Insta

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Are you a thrill-seeker? Then Adventure World is for you! Get the best adventure-filled selfies at Adventure World in Perth. With some of the best most thrill-seeking roller-coasters and water rides in Australia, you’ll be able to have a whole lot of screaming fun right here. Don’t forget to pack your selfie stick! You won’t want to miss a photo op.


Nature’s Best

It’s not a visit to Perth without a trip to see the native animals. If wildlife is your thing, you’ll find more what you bargained for at Perth Zoo. What makes Perth Zoo different from the rest is that they pride themselves on collecting conserving endangered species and breeding protecting rare animals from extinction., endangered species. If you’re looking for a little ‘wow’ factor in your Insta animal photos, then Perth Zoo is a must visit. You might even be lucky enough to help feed the animals!


A Little Piece of Insta Envy at Holiday Inn

Nothing says holiday like a relaxed hotel snap. Kick on those hotel slides, order room service in bed and take a pic! You’ll make your friends on Insta wish There’s nothing like a snap or two of your beautiful hotel on Instagram to have people wishing they were right there with you! Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is located in the heart of the city, just minutes’ walk from all the best entertainment, shopping and sites. Upload your pictures to Instagram using our free WiFi while you relax in our hotel bar Ivy & Jack with a cocktail.

A Walk in Kings Park – why it’s a must

Kings Park is the number one attraction in Perth, Tripadvisor.com even listed it as number 1 in their top 10 things to do in WA. It’s the largest inner-city park in the world; at 4 square kilometres it is larger than Central Park in New York City. That means it’s packed full of great activities including tours and museums, and best of all it’s free to explore! Top off your visit with a picnic on the grass and take in the amazing city views.

We’ve made a list of the best spots to check out at Kings Park, check it out.

Botanical Gardens

Kings Park contains extensive Botanical Gardens and native bushland showcasing the largest variety of native plants from all over Western Australia. Plants are grouped by regions which makes for a spectacular display. Our favourite part of the Botanical Gardens is the conservation garden, which hosts the most critically endangered and rare species of flora in Australia.

You can’t visit the Botanical Gardens without seeing The Giant Boab a 750 years old, 36-tonne boab tree, Gija Jumulu, which was transported more than 3200km from the Kimberly Region.


Rio Tinto Naturescape

Splash, climb and wade your way through the many tunnels, waterholes and structures at the Rio Tinto Naturescape. The Naturescape is a beautiful place for kids to connect with nature and learn about the environment; ‘challenge, adventure and connection to nature that has been missing from many urban childhoods.’ Between Boomerang Bridge, The Prickly Thicket and a climbable python – the kids are sure to have a blast.

Aspects Gallery & Shop

 If you want to experience some of the best Western Australian and Australian craft and design, Aspects Gallery is the perfect spot. It has a focus on local artists with products ranging from hand crafted, designer jewellery to kangaroo paw bags and of course knick knacks. It’s the perfect spot to buy a nice momento or gift from Australia.

Walk among the treetops

See Kings Park’s famous panoramic views from the skyline of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway. The 40 minute walk is elevated in the treetops across a fabricated steel bridge and will give you a birds-eye perspective of the native bush, as well as views across the Swan and Canning Rivers. It’s open from 9.00am – 5pm, so be sure to allow enough time.

War Memorial

Kings Park hosts the West Australian State War Memorial Precinct. Visited by over 40,000 people on Anzac Day alone, this memorial holds a special place in West Australian’s Hearts.

It includes the Cenotaph, an 18 metre granite obelisk that honours all West Australians who gave their lives for their country, as well as the Court of Contemplation, Pool of Reflection and Flame of Remembrance. Underneath the Cenotaph you will find the honour roll with names of all those who served for World War I, World War II, as well as the Korean, Vietnam, Boer, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars yet sadly passed away.

Kings Park also contains three honour avenues containing 1600 plaques describing acts of bravery, heroism and suffering.

Aussie BBQ

There’s nothing like a good old Aussie Barbeque at Kings Park. There are plenty of barbeque grills around the park that are free to use. Bring some snags and pop them on the barbie, then settle onto your picnic rug and enjoy the sunset.



Holiday Inn Perth City is the Perfect Place to Relax after a big day of adventuring

When you’ve spent all day on your feet it’s great to have a nice place to relax. Holiday Inn Perth City is perfectly located in the centre of the city, so you’ll have no trouble getting home from your exploration. Settle down with a drink from Ivy and Jack, our restaurant bar, and enjoy a delicious dinner as you watch the world go by. Best of all, Kids Stay and Eat Free. Save up to 20% off when you book in advance.


Family Fun in Perth

Family Fun in Perth

Perth is a sunny urban oasis located among the vast nature of Western Australia. It is a vibrant, multicultural hub with all the luxuries you expect in a big city and its own multitude of quirks and individualities. It is a fantastic place to visit with the whole family, and it doesn’t need to be a holiday that breaks the bank. Below we have put together our top picks for family-friendly attractions to keep everyone entertained and make your trip a memorable one.




Fremantle is the bohemian centre of Perth. It contains a variety of art and historic museums, al fresco dining and a lively yet laid back community atmosphere. There are a variety of historic and heritage buildings, particularly in the west end like the Fremantle Prison and Notre Dame University. From bike trails and beautiful beaches to live music and street performers, there is always something to do when you visit Fremantle.


King’s Park


King’s Park is the largest inner-city park in the world and is Perth’s most visited attraction and the number one rated thing to do while in Perth on Tripadvisor.com. It is home to the Western Australia Botanic Garden and has a rich Aboriginal and European history. What’s more, being a public park, it is totally free to go and visit, and contains a number of great activities as well as having excellent views across the city. Read this article about great things to do in Kings Park 


Nostalgia Box Museum


The Nostalgia Box Museum is one of Perth’s most recent additions.  It is Australia’s only video game museum, comprising more than 100 consoles from the 70s to 2000s. It is an interactive and immersive experience, which steps you through the history of how various consoles were developed and has its own retro games arena where you can play and relive the games of your childhood. Considering how much time kids spend playing games these days, it is an opportunity to cross the generational divide and connect on a carefree level.


Visit Rottnest Island


Why not make the most of Perth’s seaside location to take a trip out on the water to visit Rottnest Island? There are a variety of ferry options and once you are there you can opt to catch a guided coach tour between tourist attractions like Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel, Wadjemup Lighthouse, Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh or hire bikes and throw in a bit of snorkelling. 


Holiday Inn Perth City is Affordable Luxury for Everyone


After a big day exploring it’s great to have a comfortable place to put your feet up. Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is a great hotel for the whole family offering a buffet breakfast and complimentary access to swimming pools and a gym so you can maintain your fitness regime away from home. 


Top 5 Date Night Ideas for a Perth City Getaway

Top 5 Date Night Ideas for a Perth City Getaway

Spend your next date night wandering through lane ways of Perth City experiencing the many hidden gems of Perth. We’ve put together our top 5 date night venues that will make your night one to remember. Surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city for the weekend. Book a room and lose yourself exploring the many bars and restaurants Perth has to offer.



If fine dining is what you’re after, then this is the place to be. In the rooftop space of COMO The Treasury , Perth’s revitalised state buildings, you’ll find the elegant Wildflower restaurant. Tantalise your tastebuds with their contemporary dishes that revolve around the indigenous ethos of six seasons. Expect to be surprised with unusual, yet exquisite dishes such as sweet potato pudding with anise myrtle, mandarin, chestnuts and truffle ice cream.  Pair your course with a glass of wine as you stargaze beyond the glass surrounds.


Shadow Wine Bar 

This one is for the wine lovers who like to slip away into their own worlds. Wander through hustle and bustle of Northbridge and you’ll find Shadow Wine Bar. Its timeless European style is the perfect location for an intimate conversation and of course, a few glasses of wine.


Ivy & Jack

Buzzing in the heart of Perth City, you’ll find this urban industrial-chic restaurant. Previously the Town Cinema, Ivy & Jack have utilised their space to create a modern twist on its cinematic heritage. Its central location attracts an array of visitors, creating the perfect combination of lively and intimate. Cosy up in a booth while you enjoy one of their many delicious cocktails or if you’re daring enough; let one of the bartenders create something for you.



There aren’t many places we’d go and rave about the chicken, but at Tiny’s that’s what they’re famous for. Juicy, fresh rotisserie chicken served with mouthwatering potatoes and bread sauce. If that doesn’t sell you, then the wine bar/shop attached to the bar just might! They have an extensive wine menu to enjoy along with delicious eats. The perfect spot for dinner or drinks, and located just a few minutes up Hay St at QV1.


The Laneway Lounge 

Old school elegance and a bit of Jazz never goes out of date. Tucked off the street in the CBD is the ever charming Laneway Lounge. Hosting free live music every weekend, The Laneway Lounge brings a touch of New Orleans and old Paris in its beautifully styled venue. Kick back and relax in its decadent bar with one of their delightfully unusual cocktails for a date with a blast to the past.



Turn your night out into a weekend to remember and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Weekend Hotel Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Weekend Special Package when you check in to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on a Friday or Saturday. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults,full buffet breakfast and a late check-out. Plus Kids Stay & Eat Free.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!

Family activities and things to do with kids

Family activities and things to do with kids

 Check out our top family activities in Perth this summer!

Looking for some inspiration in keeping the kids entertained this summer? Want to get them away from their screens for an hour or two? Then check out our list of five of the best activities that not only the kids will love, but Mum and Dad too.

Perth Explorer

Get out and about and see the sights of Perth City on the original Perth Explorer open-top double decker bus tour. The tour features highlights such as the Swan River, Northbridge, the WACA, the Belltower, Kings Park and Botanic Gardens and other exciting stops. The whole trip takes 1 and ¾ hours, or hop off in the knowledge that the next bus is never more than an hour away.

Adults are $32, and children $12, with a family pass for $85. Tickets are valid for a 24 hour time period.


Scitech Perth

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Stimulate young brains with a visit to Scitech, at City West. The centre is designed to introduce children to scientific concepts in a fun and surprising way. Check out exhibits like the Puppet Theatre, the Astronaut feature exhibit as well as live bees busy in their honey production. Parents might even learn a thing or two along the way as well!

Admission prices are $17 for adults and $11 for children, with kids under 4 free.


Penguin Island

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Enjoy one of Perth’s premier aquatic adventures and cross the ocean to see penguins, dolphins and sea lions at Penguin Island. Located an hours’ drive from Perth near the city of Rockingham, the island, reachable by ferry, and its surrounds feature crystal clear waters, picnic spots, and sightseeing cruises for a fun day out for the whole family.

Ferry tickets are $15 for adults and $12.50 for kids, with family packs for $48. Add-ons include the Penguin Island Discovery Centre, Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise and Swim with Wild Dolphins.


Kings Park

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Explore the beautiful surrounds of our oasis in the city, Kings Park. Set high atop the city, with stunning views from the Eastern side out over the Swan River, Kings Park is a must on your Perth itinerary. Keep the kids happy by not only checking out the wildflowers, but by discovering playgrounds like the Synergy Parkland and the Ivey Watson Playground for under 6’s. Wear them out by climbing up the spiralling DNA tower and show them the mysteries of science with the Whispering Wall at the War Memorial.

Admission is free.


Heirisson Island

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Kids crazy for kangaroos? See some real Australian bushlands and native Kangaroos only minutes away from Perth City. Heirisson Island features the city’s local colony of Western Grey Kangaroos, in a small island on Swan River accessible by the Causeway. It may be tempting to walk up and pat them, but remember these are wild kangaroos and some are not used to being touched! Take a bike out to the island to make a whole day of it.

Admission is free.


Family Getaway Package

This Summer we have the best family deal for you. It’s time for you to move away from the workplace and come closer together with the people who mean the world to you. Take advantage of our Holiday Inn special accommodation package with a Perth city attraction the whole family will love.

The Family Getaway Package includes:

  • Accommodation for two adults and one child
  • Full buffet breakfast for all
  • Children dine for free with a paying adult
  • Tickets for two adults and one child to Perth and Kings Park Hop-on-Hop-off tour
  • Kids stay and Eat Free