Things to do in Perth
Our serviced apartment accommodation in Perth is well placed to allow you to explore. Here is our list of things to do in Perth.
With the Indian Ocean, Swan River, great wineries and a casual dining scene on your doorstep, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Perth.
Like all major cities, Perth has its share of culture. The Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA Museum and Perth Cultural Centre must sees for vulture vultures to the city. Similarly, with so many of Australia’s famous acting and music talent hailing from Perth, the performance scene is thriving. Perth’s major arts establishments include the Perth Theatre Company, the Black Swan State Theatre Company, the Western Australian Ballet and the West Australian Opera – to name a few. If you like your performing arts less serious, then there’s no limit to the festivals on offer the year such as the Perth International Arts Festival, Perth Writers’ Festival and the Fremantle Outdoor Film Festival, Perth, and endless live music acts.
Nature abounds in Perth, and the city’s ‘wildside’ is revealed at Perth’s Kings Park, which is also home to the magnificent Wildflower Festival each September (Western Australia is famed for its wild flowers that bloom each spring). Kings Park is indeed a colourful celebration befitting such an exuberant city, with almost 1,000 acres (406 Hectares) of cultivated gardens, natural bushland, recreational areas to find your own piece of paradise. Best of all it offers great views of Perth and Swan River, so is simply a must do when visiting Perth, particularly for families.
For a true Perth experience of course, it’s necessary to take to the beach. There are so many beaches within a short distance of Perth CBD, great for swimming or surfing, including city, Cottesloe, Floreat, Leighton, Port, Scarborough, Brighton, Crawley or Peppermint Grove.
For those wanting to explore beyond the immediate city, there are a wide range of day tours for those based from Perth. Popular trips include visiting local natural wonders; The Pinnacles and Wave Rock, Rottnest Island and the Swan Valley, via boat. Multi-tours to locations beyond Perth are a great way to experience the vast territory that is Western Australia.
Delicious dining and wonderful wine culture from all regions across WA, including Margaret River, come together in Perth. A few key suburbs known for their ‘haute cuisine’ include
Northbridge, Fremantle – known for its Italian style food – and the inner city suburb of Subiaco which boasts some of Australia’s best regarded restaurants. For the best of coffee culture, check out Mount Lawley’s strip of cute cafes.
Getting around in Perth is relatively simple too.