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Rooms: Perth

New non-stop flights from London to Perth have made it easier than ever to explore the West Coast's islands, beaches and most inventive places to spend the night

Published 11 Feb 2018, 08:00 GMT, Updated 28 Jul 2021, 11:36 BST
Rottnest Island near Perth

Rottnest Island near Perth

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Mile End Glamping
Near Margaret River, 150 miles south of Perth, this pair of geodesic domes overlooking the bush is a futuristic couples' retreat. The studio domes each have a kitchen, bathroom and hot tub on the adjacent patio. From £167, minimum two-night stay.

Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping
On an organic olive farm near the Margaret River, these six safari-style tents are a cut above — the luxury tent fittings (kitchenettes, viewing decks, 'windows' either side of the huge beds) make them perfect for a couple's retreat. From £130.

North Heritage Bungalows
On car-free Rottnest Island, a 25-minute ferry ride from the Perth coast, these 1920s canvas-sided bungalows are what the island's first tourists stayed in. For something a little fancier, there are cedar-built cabins and a range of modern bungalows. From £80.

Fremantle Prison YHA
A UNESCO-listed 19th-century jail in Fremantle, just half an hour from Perth, has been converted into a chic hostel. As well as dorms there are six-bed cottages, which were once guard accommodation. Doubles from £68.

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Published in the March 2018 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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