HillarysAustralia

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Visit Hillarys

Water is the star attraction at this harbor-side suburb, where seafood restaurants, fun-filled water parks and maritime museums are within easy walking distance. 

Visit Hillarys and choose between a day out on the water fishing or looking for whales, shopping in stylish boutique stores or simply strolling along the marina and admiring the boats. Dine in waterfront restaurants that serve tasty cuisine from all over the world and enjoy visiting the water parks and museums.

The attractive waterside suburb of Hillarys is a 20-minute drive north of Perth. The year-round warm climate and sparkling blue ocean make this a great place to come for a day away from the city or for an extended beach getaway. Head to Hillarys Beach and cool off in the blue water or stretch out on the white sand. Book a charter boat with one of the many operators along the harbor and try your luck whale-spotting, fishing or diving.

Families can fill their days visiting attractions such as the Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA), where exotic and colorful species from local waters and beyond fill the tanks. Just as popular is the Naturaliste Marine Discovery Center, which contains interactive exhibits where children can learn about the wonders of the ocean. Give your kids the chance to enjoy excitement and splashes on the water rides in the Great Escape Leisure Park.

Walk along the harbor to see where affluent families moor their yachts. Join local residents enjoying a drink in a bar overlooking the water. Fill your day with shopping in the superb boutique stores along the harbor. Select swimwear, clothing and souvenirs. Dine in style at the many restaurants. Enjoy a plate of fresh prawns while watching the sunset over the water.

Hillarys is 16 miles (25 kilometers) from Perth. Rent a car or catch public transportation. Once there, cover the harbor area on foot or catch a suburban bus if you prefer. Take the ferry to nearby Rottnest Island, where you can see World War II relics and abundant wildlife.

Top hotels in Hillarys

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hillarys Harbour Resort
Hillarys Harbour Resort
4 out of 5
68 Southside Drive, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillarys, WA
£97
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

Situated by the ocean, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Hillarys Boat Harbour and Sorrento Quay Boardwalk. Sorrento Beach and Mullaloo ...

4.4/5Excellent! (275 reviews)

"It’s location is awesome. Rooms are large and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Hillarys Harbour Resort
The Spanish Lodge and B&B
The Spanish Lodge and B&B
3.5 out of 5
32 Cook Avenue, Hillarys, WA
£65
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Situated in Hillarys, this guesthouse is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Westfield Whitford City and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hillarys Boat Harbour and Sorrento Beach. ...

3.8/5Good! (8 reviews)

"Nice and confortable place really friendly good pool and not problem with your pet"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2019

The Spanish Lodge and B&B
Travillas
Travillas
4 out of 5
6 Broadbeach Boulevard, Hillarys, WA

Situated by the ocean, this guesthouse is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Westfield Whitford City and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hillarys Boat Harbour and Sorrento Beach. ...

5/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)
Perfect and highly recommended

"The private self-contained accommodation looks just like the photos shown. Pristine. Cosy. Great location. Gabby is so very generous, we were wondering if she actually made any money from her guests!! We can't recommend Travillas highly enough. We will definitely be staying here again when we come ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2019

Travillas

Popular things to do in Hillarys

Hillarys Boat Harbour
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Hillarys Boat Harbour

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Stroll along the boardwalk and take in the view, play mini golf or sit down for a gourmet meal at one of Perth’s most lively marinas.

Aquarium of Western Australia
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Aquarium of Western Australia

You don’t need to dive into the ocean to see Australia’s famous coral, sharks and sea turtles. Go and see many of the country’s marine species in the one place!

Kings Park and Botanic Garden
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden

5/5(91 reviews)

Wander through native scrubland, learn about plant species, have a barbecue or find a spot on the grass to enjoy the view of the Perth skyline.

Cottesloe Beach
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Cottesloe Beach

4.5/5(46 reviews)

Ride the waves, swim in the clear water or have a picnic on the terraced lawns overlooking the ocean at one of Perth’s best family beaches.

City Beach
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City Beach

4.5/5(28 reviews)

Enjoy the tranquility of a gorgeous natural beach close to the city centre of Perth. Dive in for a swim or surf, laze on the warm sand or go beachcombing.

University of Western Australia
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University of Western Australia

5/5(1 review)

Explore the campus of University of Western Australia, a well-known university in Crawley. Discover the lively bars and entertainment choices in this walkable area.

Top activities in Hillarys

Full-Day Bicycle Hire & Rottnest Island Ferry Trip
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Full-Day Bicycle Hire & Rottnest Island Ferry Trip

£57

Let out your adventurous side for a day of exploring the beauty of Rottnest Island at its best. With a ferry ride from the coast of Western Australia and the use of a bicycle to explore at your leisure, you can see the unique wildlife and spectacular views on this remarkable piece of nature.

AQWA - The Aquarium of Western Australia - General Admission
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AQWA - The Aquarium of Western Australia - General Admission

£16

Discover Western Australia's spectacular marine life at AQWA! Encounter the iconic, the unusual and even the deadly as you go on an underwater journey along our diverse and extensive coastline.

Willie Creek Pearls, Bell Tower & Swan River Cruise Package
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Willie Creek Pearls, Bell Tower & Swan River Cruise Package

£29

Explore Perth's stunning and popular waterfront precinct with this Elizabeth Quay (EQ) Pass that gains you access to the 3 must-do experiences in the area. Save by booking 3 must-do experiences at Elizabeth Quay.

Rottnest Island Day Trip with Bike Rental from Perth
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Rottnest Island Day Trip with Bike Rental from Perth

£58

Escape to the beautiful Rottnest Island, only a short distance off the mainland, via a high-speed ferry. Explore the island at your own pace as you casually cycle around and leisurely snorkel in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Rottnest Island Train & Tunnel Full-Day Tour from Perth
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Rottnest Island Train & Tunnel Full-Day Tour from Perth

£96

Rottnest Island is famed as a holiday playground but it also has another side. Engage with the area’s military heritage on this full-day tour. See the guns on Oliver Hill, explore the underground tunnels, admire stunning views of island, and glimpse different species of its resident wildlife.

Perth's Outback Splash: General Entry Ticket
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Perth's Outback Splash: General Entry Ticket

£21

Visit: Perth's Outback Splash, 1635 Neaves Rd, Bullsbrook, Swan Valley, Western Australia 6084 Australia This family friendly theme park is approximately a 45 minute drive North of Perth. Explore 6 Mazes, 9 holes of Mini Golf, children’s playground as well as the giant Jumping Pillow.

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May 13, 2019

Hillary’s is a great place to stay with good beaches and the ferry to Rotnest island close by. The aqua aquarium is also worth a visit too.