Oh wow. How do you even begin to describe all the various activities on offer in Perth?
To start with, Perth is probably best known for its glorious weather, sparkling river and endless stretch of pristine coastline – but it’s so much more than just a beautiful city with a laid-back lifestyle.
Perth’s star is on the rise. It’s undergone something of a metamorphosis in recent years, shedding its ‘dullsville’ tag and developing into one of the most vibrant and exciting places to visit in Australia. Substantial investment in infrastructural development and urban upgrades have galvanised dynamic changes to the city’s food, drink, shopping, arts and culture scene and with so many new and exciting things to do and places to visit, there’s every reason to get out and explore this glorious capital right now!
But how do you know where to start when it comes to planning your Perth activities?
We’ve put some of the main activities into various categories, so you can quickly see where your areas of interest are and then go from there. For example, you may want to find out about Perth’s fascinating heritage, go on a gastronomic adventure or want family-friendly activities for your kids – have a look at the following suggestions (but remember, they’re only the tip of the iceberg and there’s so much more to discover!) and then have some fun exploring this dynamic and beautiful city.
King’s Park and Botanic Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, The Bell Tower, The Swan River, Captain Cook cruises
Shipwreck Galleries, Maritime Museum, Aviation Heritage Museum, Nostalgia Box Museum, Transport museum, Perth Mint
Arts and culture:
Public art walks, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Aboriginal Art Gallery
Swan River jet boating, skydiving, sailing, watersports, segway tours
Nature and wildlife:
Whiteman Park, Penguin Island, walking trails in the Perth Hills, Supreme Court Gardens, Kings Park, Caversham Park, Heirisson Island
Subiaco Farmer’s market, Mt Claremont Farmer’s market, Perth Upmarket, Fremantle Markets
Perth Zoo, Scitech, Rottnest Island, Rio Tinto Naturescape King’s Park, Elizabeth Quay, Whiteman Park, Caversham Park, Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA), Hillary’s boat harbour, Adventure World
Food and drink:
Northbridge, Chinatown, eateries, rooftop bars and laneway eateries in the CBD, foodie walking tours, Swan Valley wineries, Little Creatures Brewing Company
Historical places to visit:
The Bell Tower, Perth Mint, Fremantle Prison, Council House, Treasury Buildings, St George’s Cathedral, St Mary’s Cathedral, King’s Park war memorial, The Old Mill
This is just a tiny taste of the thousands of activities on offer in Perth – so don’t delay, get exploring NOW! But there is one place you don’t want to miss, and that is the Bell Tower on the banks of the Swan River next to the brand-new Elizabeth Quay development. As well as being a unique tourist destination, The Bell Tower also offers venue hire in Perth for corporate functions, weddings and parties.