What's Perth like?
Perth is a fast-changing city which is being noticed for its cafe culture, craft breweries and independent restaurants. The city is also famous for its incredible beaches, including Cottesloe, Port Beach and Scarborough.
Perth is also a great starting point to explore the wonders of Western Australia. Whether you want to dive Ningaloo Reef, see Wave Rock or explore the many wineries, there are plenty of options for a great holiday.
Which airlines fly to Perth?
Direct flights to Perth are available from Auckland, while 1-stop flights (with the layover normally in Auckland or Sydney) are available elsewhere.
These flights are operated by:
How long is the flight to Perth?
Auckland to Perth
7 hours 25 minutes (direct)
Christchurch to Perth
10 hours 20 minutes (1 stop)
Queenstown to Perth
10 hours 40 minutes (1 stop)
Wellington to Perth
9 hours 50 minutes (1 stop)
What is the best time to visit Perth?
Perth is warmest from January to March, with average temperatures peaking in February at 25°C. During this period, you're unlikely to see any rain at all.
Clouds are more persistent in winter, with July not only being the coldest month (13°C), but also the rainiest (93mm).
Do I need a visa for Perth?
No. New Zealand passport holders are eligible to travel around Australia for an unlimited time.
How expensive is Perth?
Perth is one of Australia's more expensive cities, in part because of its isolated location. Expect to pay up to NZ$22 for a meal out, NZ$10 for a beer and almost NZ$5 for a barista-made coffee.
Arriving in Perth
Perth Airport (PER) has 4 terminals. Virgin Australia and Qantas use terminals 3 and 4, while other international flights land at Terminal 1.
The airport is 12km from the CBD, which takes a little over 10 minutes in a car or taxi. Taxi fares are NZ$30 to NZ$40 depending on traffic levels.
Two bus routes serve the airport. From terminals 1 and 2, catch route 380 into town. From terminals 3 and 4, it's route 40 that takes you to Perth. This trip takes around 20 minutes.
Useful tips about Perth
Perth is 4 hours behind New Zealand in winter and 5 hours behind in summer.
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Please note: all information is correct as of November, 2017.
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