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Perth Transformation

A view of Perth, Australia. Image by Amy Mitchelson via Tourism Western AustraliaA view of Perth, Australia. Image by Amy Mitchelson via Tourism Western Australia

Visitors are marvelling at the new attractions, accommodation and nightlife that now complement the city’s natural beauty.

Foodies, investors, sun-lovers, entrepreneurs, creatives and locals watch as the city find its wow factor with unprecedented investment in this freshly cosmopolitan capital.


Everyone is talking about Perth. Foodies, investors, sun-lovers, entrepreneurs, creatives and locals watch on as the city finds its wow factor with unprecedented investment in this freshly cosmopolitan capital. Perth is celebrated as one of the world’s most liveable cities, confidently making its way onto the international stage as a leading player in Australia’s cultural, hospitality and events scene.

This is evidenced by the upcoming non-stop flight between London and Perth, the establishment of world-class hotels in the capital and a growing number of attractions to further drive the economy.

London to Perth Flight                                                                                                                                                                                       

Many visitors from Europe are expected to kick-start their Australian experience with a stay in Perth, while visitors from other Australian states will fly domestically to Perth and stay in the city before connecting to the non-stop London service, the world’s third-longest passenger flight.                                                                                                                                                                                      
Qantas will mobilise its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet for the 14,500 kilometre each-way journey. Enhanced cabin design, improved air quality with technology to reduce noise and turbulence are all designed to make the long-haul journey more comfortable for up to 236 passengers across business, premium economy and economy.

Make sure to take a look at their Feels Like Home Advertising Campaign for the new route here.                                                          


More than twenty new hotels are expected to open in and around Perth over the next three years. It's about quality and quantity with a broad selection of options now available including the Ritz-Carlton's first Australian property in ten years, The Westin in the eastern CBD and three new developments for the DoubleTree group throughout the city. 

Australia's first Aloft Hotel opened it's doors in Riverdale last month signalling the emergence of a new place for urban travellers. For further information on the trendy new hotel click here.

Perth's luxurious accommodation options have put the capital city in a position alongside the likes of New York, London and Paris. This includes Crown Towers, the first 6-star hotel in Perth, and COMO The Treasury hotel, which was ranked the second best hotel in the world by leading travel publisher, Conde Nast.  

Further Developments

The first international outpost of Bali's original sunset destination, Ku De Ta, now positions itself alongside the striking Swan River in the city of Perth. The venue has reimagined the existing space to celebrate and embrace the already wondrous aspects and qualities that Western Australia has to offer.                                                                                                                                                              
With the deluxe 60,000-seat Perth Stadium due to open early 2018 and impressive international fixtures already locked in, Perth is fast becoming a sport lover’s dream destination. Adding to Perth’s other quality sports venues – such as Perth Arena and Nib Stadium – the new stadium is already shaping up as one of the world’s most technologically advanced venues. 

Finally, the highlight of Perth's transformation is the iconic Elizabeth Quay. The vibrant waterfront precinct opened in 2016, connecting Perth’s central business district to the Swan River. It’s quickly become a focal point for visitors and locals, with an ever-expanding range of attractions. It is predicted that Elizabeth Quay will directly create an average of 543 jobs across Western Australia each year, reaching a peak of 962 jobs in 2022-2023. It has also been forecast to boost tourism expenditure in Western Australia by $348 million by 2025-2026.

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