Top 10 Things To Do In Perth, Australia

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When planning on a trip to Australia, a lot of people might recommend visiting the Eastern regions such as Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and others while forgetting that the Western part which is also loaded with a plethora of prominent attractions to see and lots of activities to experience. Perth is the hidden gem of the Western region of Australia featuring a lively and friendly atmosphere, pristine beaches, favorable weather and lots of natural attraction ready to be explored. Over the years, this city has experienced constant revitalization with more restaurants, cafes, and stunning constructions. Get the most out of this city by exploring these top 10 things to do in Perth, Australia.

1. Explore Caversham Wildlife Park

Posted by Caversham Wildlife Park on Thursday, 31 January 2019

Caversham Wildlife Park is a family-owned park, one of the most exciting and much-loved tourist destination in Western Australia, featuring a vast amount of native wildlife. There are a lot of ways to catch some fun through interacting with the animals including taking amazing photos with koalas, watch the feeding habits of the cheeky penguins, see a wombat and many more. Your tour through the park and everything else is covered through a single entry payment. The park is fully funded by the Australian family through the entry fees, with no assistance from the government.

Caversham Wildlife Park

Address: Unit B/99 Lord St, Whiteman WA 6068, Australia

Website: Caversham Wildlife Park

Opening hours: 9am - 5:30pm

2. Stroll through Kings Park and Botanic Garden

What’s in a name… Did you know Kings Park was traditionally known as Kaarta Koomba? Many of Perth’s suburbs are also...

Posted by Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Monday, 18 March 2019

Stroll through this beautiful park covering a total of 400.6 hectares (990 acres) and overlooking the central business district and Perth Water. Walk through and experience the unspoiled native bushland on Mount Eliza, covering two-thirds of the total area or have a nice time exploring the botanical gardens and grassed parkland, the State War Memorial or the various native flora. Have a great barbecue or picnic in selected areas of the park with stunning views of the natural landscape and the city.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Address: Fraser Ave, Perth WA 6005, Australia

Website: Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

3. Walk along the Swan River

Swan River,Perth,Western Australia
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The Swan River is awe-inspiring natural water on the doorstep of the city, featuring dual-use route and forming a beautiful contrast against Perth’s skyline. Have a tour on a Segway or stroll, skate or ride along the paths around the waters. There are also lots of other exciting things to do including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and other water sports. The location is also ideal for a picnic while you experience the beautiful sunset of the city.

4. Pose to click in front of the Bell Tower

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Posted by The Bell Tower Home of the Swan Bells Perth on Sunday, 3 March 2019

The Bell Tower, also known as the Swan Bell Tower is a collection of 18 bells hanging in Perth, on an 82.5 meter (271 feet) tall glass and copper campanile. The Bell Tower has been standing since the 14th century and is the home to the old, significant bells the Parish Church of Buckingham and Saint Martin in the Fields Church. Being the most prominent musical instrument in the world, it has been a fascinating attraction. Pose to click with these famous bells, catch charming views of the Swan River from the observation post of the sixth floor or get a piece of first-hand knowledge on the art of archaic bell ringing.

Bell Tower

Address: Barrack Square, Riverside Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Website: Bell Tower

Opening hours: 10am - 4pm (daily)

5. Evening out in Northbridge

William Street, Northbridge, WA
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Have an exciting evening in Northbridge, the essential cultural hub of the city and the home of numerous modern art galleries and exciting activities. Explore the Asian eateries, small bars, vintage stores and hip boutiques of young and vibrant designers lined up in the William Street. Head to the Art Gallery of Western Australia and see over 1000 collections of international and national arts including the famous State Art Collection. This avenue is an ideal location for a fun-filled and exciting nightlife.

6. Ride the rollercoasters at Adventure World

Got plans for a thrilling weekend? We’re open 10am - 5pm. #abyssrollercoaster

Posted by Adventure World - Official Page on Friday, 8 March 2019

If you are looking to have an exciting day, whether alone or with family in this region of Australia, then the Adventure World is your ideal spot. This avenue is the only Water Park/Theme Park situated in an alluring landscape of lawns and botanical gardens with lots of prominent landmarks to experience. There are lots of exciting things to experience in this fun-filled location such as having a ride in the tallest and longest roller coaster in the world, the Kraken and Abyss roller-coaster or experiencing the Aussie Wildlife and the Kahuna falls. This place has many exciting experiences, waiting for you.

Adventure World

Address: 351 Progress Dr, Bibra Lake WA 6163, Australia

Website: Adventure World

Opening hours: Mon, Thu - Sun: (10am - 5pm) (closed onTue & Wed)

7. Shop at Downtown

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Source: Photo by user Phillip Capper used under CC BY 2.0

There are numerous shopping options in downtown Perth, for the shopping enthusiast. You will find stylish malls and crowded markets offering anything from unique gifts, aboriginal art, and top trending fashion designs. Explore all the healthy shopping options in Fremantle, Cottesloe, Claremont, and Subiaco in downtown and immerse yourself in a unique shopping experience. The shopping malls including department and chain stores are mostly air-conditioned while the outlet shopping centers are well organized, providing you with quality products at discount prices and enhanced shopping atmosphere.

8. Engage yourself into the artistic work of Art Gallery of WA

Cow hide shaving by Mervyn Street from Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency

Posted by Art Gallery of Western Australia on Sunday, 17 February 2019

Indulge yourself in a unique art tour in the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This gallery is a world-class museum built in 1895 and presently sitting in the heart of Perth. Explore the outstanding arts events and exhibitions influenced both by international and local artist, bringing an unmatched blend of Western Australian and Indigenous art and design. See some fantastic work from the 2012-2015 MoMA’s art collections, the prominent State Art collection, modern photography of New York, entries of the Tom Malone Prize and even exhibitions from Egyptian arts. Especially for art lovers, this place is worth visiting.

Art Gallery of WA

Address: Perth Cultural Centre Roe St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Website: Art Gallery of WA

Opening hours: Mon, Wed - Sun: 10am - 5pm (closed on Tue)

9. Say hi to kangaroos at Heirisson Island

Friendly Kangaroo
Source: Photo by user Marzia Santopietro used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Visit the Heirisson Island, formerly two islands enclosed by mud flats and a river crossing, hunting and meeting place for the Noongar people, the original inhabitants. Also known as Matagarup, referring to the area where the river is only a leg deep, provides access from one stream to the other. However, today the island features a causeway bridge and is still the crossing point between one side of the river and the other, and also connects the Victoria Park and the East Perth Suburbs. Catch all the beautiful sights of numerous Australian bird species or go over and fenced area containing kangaroos who prefer to stay by the lake in the heart of the island and are not afraid of humans.

Heirisson Island

Address: The Causeway, Swan River | East Perth Area, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia

10. Go jogging at South Perth Foreshore

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Orderinchaos used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The city of Perth boost of many jogging routes with amazing views, one of them is the South Perth Foreshore. Enjoy stunning views of the town from Applecross Jetty while you jog on this route, stretching 8 km (4.3 mi) from the Tompkins on Swan, sweeping across the riverside path, and through the large walk with stunning views of charming abodes. Challenge your stamina and endurance by going further and climbing up the stair sprint or hill of the Heathcote Reserve and then turn round, all the way back to your destination.

Don’t miss the most exciting experiences

Although the city of Perth is fast evolving in some ways the above things to do in this city is not negotiable for any adventurer who wish to spend a memorable time in this fabulous location. Don’t miss the glamour and experience this city has in store for you by skipping any of the aforementioned things to do in Perth, Australia.

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