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Discover Perth from the Sky

by Sydney Bear, The Sebel Host | April 4, 2018

With its striking blend of sandy beaches, desert landscapes and gleaming skyscrapers, Perth’s scenery is incomparable.

Located on the west coast of Australia, this stunning city deserves to be admired in all its glory. From hills to helicopters to rooftop bars, these are the best places to get a bird’s-eye view of Perth.

The Aviary

Located in the heart of the city, The Aviary overlooks Perth’s skyline. The top floor boasts the largest rooftop bar in town, known as The Nest. Covering more than 500 square metres, there’s always plenty of room to sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

Much like Perth itself, The Nest is sunny and laidback. It also has a sumptuous food and drinks menu – while admiring the surrounding cityscape, you can treat yourself to a cold beer, world-class wines and a range of delicious snacks.

Kings Park

Nowhere combines nature with urban landscapes quite like Kings Park. Spread out across 1,003 acres in Perth’s central business district, this lush expanse of grassland is the largest inner-city park in the world. With its perfectly manicured botanical gardens and native bushland, it’s not hard to see why exploring the park is one of the most popular things to do in Perth.

Built into the side of a mountain, Kings Park has some of the best vantage points in Perth. The Fraser Avenue precinct sits directly above the Swan River, making it an ideal spot to marvel at Perth’s city centre and sprawling suburbs.

A Helicopter Flight

Want to get an actual bird’s-eye view of Perth? From the city all the way out to Fremantle and beyond, taking to the skies is the best way to see every inch of Perth.

Some helicopter tours follow the glittering Swan River, whereas others fly directly over the coastline, giving passengers a chance to admire Cottesloe Beach and Rottnest Island from above. You can even take a sky-high tour of Perth’s wine regions, or customise your own flight path.

Rotorvation Helicopters, Corsaire Aviation and the Heliwest Group are just some of the companies that provide helicopter tours in Perth.

Perth Observatory

The Perth Observatory not only scans the skies for faraway solar systems – it also provides panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside. Built in 1896 in the hills of Perth, the observatory is the oldest of its kind in Western Australia. Having played a part in the discovery of 29 Minor Planets, it’s a fascinating place to visit.

For a chance to use the observatory’s telescope and admire the bright lights of Perth, consider booking a night-time tour*. You can also visit during the day, including at sunrise and sunset.

*Offered seasonally. Be sure to check the Perth Observatory website to see what tours are available

Greenmount Lookout

For amazing views of Perth’s natural landscapes, you can’t go past Greenmount Lookout. Covered in scenic hiking trails, Greenmount National Park is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Located just 22 kilometres east of the CBD, it encompasses the Jarrah, Marri and Wandoo Forests.

While making your way through the national park’s lush rainforest, you’ll be able to see the Swan Coastal Plain, Perth’s city centre and, if you’re lucky, local wildlife.


Want a room with a view? The Sebel East Perth overlooks the Swan River, so you can enjoy majestic views throughout your stay. For more information on our hotels in Perth, get in touch with The Sebel Hotels & Apartments today.


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