There are plenty of fun things to do in Perth. From the gorgeous coastline to relaxing walks through nature to exciting adrenaline-filled activities. Some visitors are all about booking their activities ahead of time to ensure they discover the most fun things to do in Perth, while others are more interested in taking every minute as it comes. Whichever type you are, we have five amazing attractions to get you started.
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1. Perth Cultural Centre
A must-visit spot for anyone that loves culture is the Perth Cultural Centre. Here you’ll find Galleries, the state library, museums, and more. It’s the perfect choice to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the sunshine and embrace the program of activities and events this vibrant location has to offer. From music and theatre performances to film screenings, and bars and restaurants, add this to your list of places to see in Perth.
2. Fremantle Markets
There’s a lot of great shopping to do in Perth (Hay Street Mall is an essential visit for anyone that loves a little retail therapy), but the shand escape from the bustle of the city. opping in Fremantle Markets is a unique experience. Find hand-crafted artisanal goods, boutique clothes, and delicious street food as you wander through the markets and enjoy the live entertainers that often perform there.
3. Cottesloe Beach
Perth is a city on a river, right by the ocean. Renowned for its stunning coastline, exploring the many beaches should be high on your list of things to do. Cottesloe Beach is one of the best and a local favourite with its kilometre of golden sands – plenty of room for sandcastles and sunbathing. When you’re done having fun in the sun, just head back to one of the restaurants that overlook the beach for a delicious ocean view dinner as you watch the sunset over the water.
4. Kings Park & Botanic Garden
In the heart of the city is the magnificent Kings Park, one of the world’s largest inner-city parks. Within the gardens, you’ll find bushland, a backyard-inspired botanic garden, a conservation garden (where protected plants are encouraged and nourished), a banksia garden, a water garden, and more. To take it all in from up high, climb the DNA tower and take in the breathtaking views of the garden, the city, and the ocean.
5. Swan Valley
If you’re a wine lover, Perth has plenty of wineries to experience. For those who love a tipple of Chenin blanc or Verdelho, you won’t want to miss a trip to Swan Valley, it’s one of the best wine locations for this variety in the state. If you prefer the darker grapes, don’t worry, the wineries in this region use many other grape varieties too. Visit local wineries and stop to enjoy a tasting at their cellar doors. Wander through the vineyards and learn all about wine.
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