Planning a romantic escape is easy in Perth.

There's a multitude of luxury accommodation and pamper packages in and around the city, or head into the hills for bed and breakfasts offering charming hospitality and serene surrounds.

Dine in at a riverside restaurant or watch the sun melt into the glimmering ocean at dusk.

Venture to Kings Park for stunning cityscape views and a picnic for two under the luminous night sky.

Whatever you decide, all destinations are within easy reach of the heart of Perth.

Duration: 2 days

Day 1: Perth to South Perth to Claremont to Perth

Start the day with a trip to South Perth via a 10 minute ferry ride across the Swan River from Barrack Street Jetty in the city.

Or travel across the Narrows Bridge by road.

Choose a café along The Esplanade for a hearty breakfast and stunning river and city views.

Or order a champagne breakfast picnic hamper from one of the local stores offering this service, and bask in the morning sunshine on the grassy foreshore.

A leisurely stroll along the water's edge is a great way to awaken the senses as you breathe in the fresh air.

With the day's exercise taken care of, it's time for indulgent relaxation at a day spa - head back into the city or take a 15 minute drive to Claremont to discover a little piece of heaven.

Be pampered with a full body massage and deluxe facial or rejuvenate the system with an exfoliation and mud wrap.

You'll almost float out the door.

Many restaurants and cafés can be found in both locations too, so grab a bite to eat before heading back to the hotel to laze away the remainder of the afternoon poolside.

There are a variety of indulgent activities to fill your night in Perth.

Catch a show at His Majesty's Theatre on Hay Street, which attracts quality drama, opera, ballet, dance and musical productions.

Couple this with a romantic dinner for two at any of Perth's delectable restaurants, many of which are attached to five star hotels.

From December to March, head to Kings Park for an outdoor cinema and concert experience or see a Shakespearean performance under the stars.

Take a picnic rug and gourmet hamper, and complete the evening at the Kings Park viewing platform on Fraser Avenue for glittering views of the city skyline by night, before heading back to the hotel.

Overnight: Perth

Day 2: Perth to Scarborough / Cottesloe to Perth

Enjoy a sleep in and order room service as you catch up on world affairs with the daily newspapers or get stuck into a good book.

Then head to the hotel gym for a workout before jumping in the spa to soothe the muscles and relax the spirit.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, located in the Perth Cultural Centre, is a 15 minute walk from the heart of town.

With various travelling exhibitions and an excellent display of indigenous artwork, this is a great place to while away an hour or two before setting out to soak up the Western Australian sunshine.

Head to the coast for a late lunch at a beachfront café or restaurant - Scarborough and Cottesloe Beach are a 15 minute drive from the city and offer a wide variety of dining options.

Share a bottle of world class Western Australian wine and fill up on modern Australian cuisine.

Then take a dip in the cool ocean or go for a long walk on the beach, before nestling between the sand dunes to watch the glowing sun set beyond the horizon.

Your romantic weekend escape should see you rested and ready to return to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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