The sun-soaked city of Perth, Western Australia’s capital city boasts of a relaxed outdoor lifestyle that attracts tourists from all over. And with never-ending list of things to do, Perth attractions are sure to provide something for everyone during their stay. In Perth you’ll find the best of both worlds: a bustling city rich in arts and culture with beautiful blue skies and sea.
Here we share a guide on the best highlights and things to do in the sunniest city down under.
1. Kings Park
Pack a picnic or barbecue and head over to Kings Park, one of the largest city parks in the world. Perched high on the crest of Mount Eliza, it’s a perfect spot to take in the sweeping views of Perth’s city skyline and Swan River.
2. Perth Mint
Visit the Perth Mint and see the largest collection in Australia of natural gold nuggets including precious coins being pressed and molten gold being poured to make a gold bar in the original melt house. Discover and experience all the magic, allure and wonder of gold.
3. The Swan Bell Tower
Visit the towering glass spire of the Swan Bell Tower built in 1999. It is one the biggest musical instruments in the world with 18 bells making its ringing. The bells came from the Parish of St. Martin in the Field of London and were given to the City of Perth as a gift in celebration of the Australian Bicentennial.
4. Rottnest Island
With its laid-back atmosphere and lovely beaches, Rottnest Island has been a popular day trip from Perth. It’s the perfect place to have a picnic or snorkel, swim, fish or simply bask in the sun.
Visit the charming town of Fremantle renowned for being both artsy and eclectic, with streets lined with performing artists and the side walks filled with a wild collection of music and art. Take the heritage trail and delight in seeing the local attractions such as the Western Australian Maritime Museum, World Heritage listed Fremantle Prison and Western Australia’s oldest public building, the Roundhouse.
6. Cottesloe Beach
With its pristine sands, shady Norfolk Pines, smooth terraced lawns and rows of cafés and restaurants, Cottesloe Beach makes a perfect setting for a lazy afternoon and a family day out. It is considered Perth’s favourite seaside destination.
7. London Court
With its Elizabethan or Tudor facade and architectural features looking something out of a British period film, London Court, a small street in the heart of Perth is worth visiting. Built in 1937 by a wealthy gold financier as a combination of residential and commercial premises, it is now an open-roofed shopping arcade, lined with shops, restaurants and cafes.
8. Swan Valley
Go on a relaxing and gastronomic wine tour at Swan Valley. Learn how organic wine is made from vineyard to bottle with a guided walking tour through vineyards and underground cellar. Finish it off with a taste of some of the best wines in the country. Swan Valley is Western Australia’s oldest wine region.
9. Perth Observatory
Take a stargazing night hike at Western Australia’s oldest observatory, Perth Observatory. Be amazed by the incredible cosmos and universe. Take a night sky tour of the magical southern hemisphere sky through a range of historical and modern telescopes.
10. Hillary’s Boat Harbour
Take a stroll at the Hillary’s Boat Harbour and enjoy views of world-class yatchs and finely polished sailboats. Enjoy the salty breeze while cycling along the coast or relax with your friends over coffee at an outdoor cafe that overlooks the water. Everyone can enjoy activities along the boardwalk that teems with hundreds of visitors. Hillarys Boat Marina also offers whale-watching cruise.
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