Perth is pretty as a picture. Whether you want that perfect shot for the family album or to make your friends jealous of your holiday via your Instagram account, here are 12 of Perth’s best photo spots to capture the very photogenic city!


1. Kings Park


Kings Park is THE number one destination for tourists and locals in Perth to take that shot of the Perth city skyline. The elevated position of beautiful Kings Park gives sweeping panoramic views over Perth, the Swan River and to the Darling Ranges in the distance.

2. Cottesloe


The iconic Indiana Tearoom Buildings, right on the white sands of Cottesloe Beach, makes for a stunning coastal view. Time your visit for the early evening to catch a west coast sunset! During March catch some impressive art on the beach at the “Sculpture By The Sea” exhibition.

3. Swan Valley


There are many celebrated wine regions in Western Australia, with the Swan Valley being the closest to Perth’s CBD. The vine lined vineyards make for a great photo and a great excuse to pop into some of the cellar doors for a wine tasting too!

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4. Elizabeth Quay


There are many different angles you can capture Elizabeth Quay from. There’s the striking bridge, with it’s curved lines, or many of the pieces of public art. Hang around till dusk and get a brilliant shot of the city with the twinkling lights of the skyscrapers.

5. Hyde Park


Spring, autumn, summer, winterwhenever you visit the leafy inner city park you’ll capture a magnificent shot. From the purple Jacaranda blossom in late spring to the many shades of orange, brown and red in the autumn – it’s a beautiful place to take a picture.

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6. Araluen Botanical Gardens


The beautiful gardens of Araluen are found nestled in a valley in Roleystone in the Perth Hills. Head there in springtime to view their blooming displays of colourful tulips. It’s also a great spot for a little birdwatching, with many different species of native birds living in the trees.

Photo Credit Araluen Botanic Park.

7. Rottnest Island


Rottnest Island is Perth’s gem in the Indian Ocean. There’s many photo opportunities on “Rotto” from picture postcard beaches to towering lighthouses – but no trip to Rottnest is complete without your very own Quokka selfie!

8. Perth Laneways


The hip and grungy laneways of Perth’s CBD are bursting with vibrant street art and coffee haunts. Wolf Lane is a hot spot, where there are several murals by local and international artists, which make an exciting backdrop for a happy snap.

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9. Mundaring Weir


The huge dam in the Perth Hills makes for a beautiful bush scene. The dam wall with its ornate observation building is a popular place for a photo or take a drive up a gravel track to the Golden View Lookout for a bird’s eye view of the weir and surrounding forest in the valley below.

Photo Credit Mundaring Tourism.

10. Crawley Boatshed


The Crawley Boatshed is a popular photo spot for wedding photographers and amateur snappers alike. Many people have stood on the jetty in front of the iconic vibrant blue building on the Swan River for a pic since the 1930s.

11. Zig Zag


Originally a train track winding up the escarpment of the Perth Hills, the Zig Zag makes for a picturesque photo of Perth. The elevated view takes in the city and surrounding suburbs and even out to the ocean on a clear day. It’s particularly spectacular during wildflower season.

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12. Fremantle


Fremantle has many sides, its beautiful heritage buildings (like the colonial Roundhouse and Fremantle Prison) and industrial Port area. Take some photos inside the bustling Fremantle Markets or from the top of the ferris wheel in the Esplanade Park.

Wherever you choose to take a photo, with Perth’s dry and sunny weather, you can be sure that it will be a stunner.

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