Things to do in Perth

Perth offers diverse attractions, from beautiful gardens and islands to cultural experiences and sports, making it a top destination for travellers seeking adventure and luxury.


Perth is a diverse city with heritage buildings, street art, museums, and natural attractions like the Swan River and beaches.

Visitors can explore Kings Park, encounter quokkas, and enjoy Perth's vibrant food and wine scene showcasing local produce.

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Fremantle, Perth's sister city, combines its historical maritime and heritage past with a modern ambience, offering a variety of bars, cafes, restaurants, and nightlife options.

Visitors to Fremantle can explore convict history at Fremantle Prison, learn about maritime history at the WA Maritime Museum and WA Shipwrecks Museum, and admire street art throughout the city. Enjoying fish and chips by the harbour and trying craft beer are popular activities.

Rottnest Island

From the Perth shoreline, Rottnest Island can be seen shimmering 19 kilometres away. The island, with 63 beaches and 20 bays, is car-free and popular among locals and tourists.

Snorkel around colourful coral reefs and shipwrecks, explore hidden swim spots like Little Parakeet Bay, or surf the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean. Join a guided tour to learn about the island's history. Wildlife is abundant on Rottnest Island, with the quokka being a popular attraction for its infectious smile.

Enjoy food and drinks at Thomson's Bay as the day transitions into the evening, with a beautiful sunset to accompany you as it sets over the ocean.

Optus Stadium

Optus Stadium was voted the most beautiful stadium in the world in 2019 due to its modern design and stunning views of Perth and the Swan River.

The stadium hosts various events throughout the year, including sports and music performances, and is also the home of the Australian Football League in Western Australia.

Visitors can explore Optus Stadium in various ways, such as ziplining and climbing the Matagarup Bridge, experiencing the Vertigo thrill, or taking in stunning views on the HALO Rooftop Climb.

Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach is popular among those looking for sun, surf, and a relaxing atmosphere, with its great waves, expansive sandy shores during the day and a mellow ambience at night.

Scarborough Beach is a short 20-minute drive from Perth and a popular holiday destination. Visitors can enjoy picnics on the grassy areas, use the public barbecues, or swim in the geothermally heated Scarborough Beach Pool.

In the afternoon, kitesurfers and windsurfers enjoy the sea breeze, families eat gelato, and beachgoers visit restaurants, cafes, and bars along the shore.

WA Museum Boola Bardip

The WA Museum Boola Bardip, opened in 2020, showcases Western Australia's people, places, and history through interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art technology.

The museum prioritizes the cultural heritage and rights of the land's traditional custodians, focusing on the stories and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Visitors can admire the modern and contemporary architecture of the museum, take a guided tour for a deeper insight, or explore the eight exhibitions at their own pace to learn about the state's history. No matter what you choose, make sure to visit.

Kings Park

Kings Park and Botanic Gardens offer a peaceful retreat from city life, ample space for picnics, leisurely walks, and scenic river views.

Visitors can experience a wide variety of native plants and animals in the area, with over 3,000 plant species and 80 bird species. The vibrant wildflower season in spring offers a colourful display, and the September Kings Park Festival hosts tours, workshops, and other events focused on these celebrated beauties.

Elizabeth Quay

Enjoy the sunny weather and beautiful riverside views at Elizabeth Quay in Perth, where you can find various food, drinks, markets, and modern art with stunning waterfront views.

Visitors can explore the waterside precinct's trails and gardens on a bicycle and enjoy a gelato at Gusto Gelato or a craft beer at The Island at Elizabeth Quay. Boat tours are also available for a different view of Perth's city skyline, with operators offering Swan River cruises and trips to Rottnest Island.

Swan Valley

The Swan Valley, located near Perth, offers a variety of attractions such as wineries, gin distilleries, microbreweries, and local produce. Despite being Western Australia's oldest wine region, it maintains a down-to-earth charm.

Pinnacles Tour

Visitors to Swan Valley can sample a variety of natural drops at Swan Valley Wines, award-winning wines at Mandoon Estate, and innovative ciders at Funk 2.0. You can also enjoy a picnic on the shaded banks of the Swan River. For a more active experience, you can join GoGo Active's winery kayak tour, combining wine tasting with a scenic exploration of the Swan River.

Matilda Bay

Matilda Bay Reserve offers a tranquil setting by the riverside, providing a peaceful break from a busy itinerary. Visitors can relax on the grass or under a tree, enjoying views of the Swan River and the city skyline. The shallow bay also offers a refreshing place to swim.

Visitors can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, water biking, and stand-up paddleboarding with SUP Central. It is possible to spot resident dolphins in the bay if you're lucky.

State Buildings

The State Buildings offer a variety of dining, shopping, and relaxation options. Visitors can enjoy carefully selected restaurants, bars, boutiques, and health and wellness experiences. It is a vibrant hub that will rejuvenate the soul.

Three former government buildings in Perth's city centre have been transformed into a public space, with COMO The Treasury Hotel leading the way.

Visitors can enjoy locally roasted coffee at Telegram Coffee, dine on delicious Thai street food at Long Chim, sip cocktails and enjoy live jazz at Pooles Temple. The State Buildings offer a variety of artisanal products and luxury experiences, showcasing the best of Western Australia.

I recommend joining the Pinnacles Tour when you've explored our city and want to see something incredible. You will be able to see the night sky through a telescope, learn about the history of the stars and taste the local cuisine. Wildlife and positive emotions are guaranteed.

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