While there are several good walking trails that start in Perth itself, it’s worth travelling to John Forrest National Park in the Darling Scarp, just 24km east, for a real taste of the outdoors. Here you’ll find waterfalls and wildlife which includes kangaroos. Alternatively, The Pinnacles, amazing limestone formations in the ‘desert’ of Numbing National Park, are a sight to behold.

Those hoping to swim with dolphins should visit Rockingham Wild Encounters, just 45 minutes drive from Perth, where you can see the fascinating mammals up close.

Rottness Island, which can be accessed from Perth by boat, ferry or air, is an idyllic spot where there are no cars, beautiful beaches and great surf. Here you can also see the quokka, a marsupial that looks like a cute giant rat.

For wine-lovers, a trip to around Swan Valley’s 40 family-owned vineyards is a must, with plenty of arranged tours to choose from, which often include wine-tasting.