Routes Asia 2025

The route development forum for Asia

Perth, Australia
25 – 27 March 2025

Why Perth

Step into a dream in Western Australia

Routes Asia 2025 will be hosted by Tourism Western Australia and Perth Airport in Perth (Boorloo).

Situated on the banks of the Swan River, Perth is both a modern city, and nestled in nature. With 19 stunning beaches within easy reach of the city, relaxing by the ocean is never far away. While you’re there, sip a cool drink or savour delicious local seafood as the sun sinks dreamily into the Indian Ocean.

Kings Park (Kaarta Koomba) — one of the world’s largest inner-city parks — is yours to enjoy. Tour its botanic gardens with an Aboriginal guide or picnic among its wildflowers and native plants. Cruise along the river or take a short drive to the Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine region on Whadjuk Noongar Country, and indulge in food, wine and art.

Fremantle (Walyalup), or ‘Freo’ as it is affectionately known, is Perth’s port city, situated where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean. Just outside the city centre, you’ll find gorgeous beaches, plus walking and cycling trails that meander along the river’s edge.

Swim with playful wild dolphins, take a boat cruise to spot migrating whales, kayak to islands with seals and the world’s smallest penguins, or meet a koala or a wombat. Not many cities in the world have such cute and cuddly locals! And mere minutes across the ocean, visit Rottnest Island (Wadjemup), Perth’s very own idyllic playground where you can meet friendly quokkas and explore its 63 stunning beaches. Whether you choose to live the ‘Rotto life’ for a day or a week, one thing’s for sure: this is the island getaway you’ve dreamt about.

Add a thriving metropolis of curated cultural experiences, luxury hotels, shopping precincts, rooftop bars and waterfront dining at Elizabeth Quay (Goomup) on the beautiful Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan), and it’s easy to see why Perth is such a relaxed and naturally adventurous capital city.