5+ Best Things To Do In Perth Australia [Guide]

While Perth is not often thought of as the Australian holiday capital, it has more than enough to offer with a variety of exciting things to see and do. Here are just 5 things to do in Perth Australia.

Not a day goes by without a new cafe, restaurant or attraction opening to the public, making this beautiful city that much more desirable. But the more things to do, the harder it is to plan!

Putting together an itinerary of activities can be an all-consuming task and takes a lot of tedious research. Which is why we have done the hard work for you and narrowed it down.

So book that flight and start packing your bags, come on down to Perth for an amazing family holiday. Here are the top 5 things to do in the glorious city of Perth, Australia.

  • Population: 1,990,000
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • When To Go: September - November 

5. Go out in Northbridge

If you want to party, it's best to go to Northbridge in the evening, a district north of the central business district.

There are several clubs and bars. The area is also very popular with many locals for going out. Often the pubs here have happy hours in which the beer only costs half.

During the week, it is still relatively quiet in the evening. A few clubs have opened. The weekend goes off in Northbridge.

Then the party-goers flock to Williams Street and James Street, where the most goes on.

4. Experience wine in Swan Valley

The oldest wine region in Western Australia, the Swan Valley, is home to 40 vineyards, many of which offer tastings of local warm climate wines.

You can go by car or bike, or take advantage of Swan Valley Explorer (stopped now), a bus that winds through the valley and stops in many famous restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

Within the valley is Caversham Wildlife Park. Here, visitors can meet koalas and feed kangaroos. See the works of Noongar artists, create your artwork, or enjoy a bush tucker talk with tasting.

3. The Kings Park

One of the best sights in Perth is the oldest park in Western Australia - Kings Park. You can spend days in the largest park in Perth, which is right by the Central Business District.

Kings Park is on a hill in front of the city, and you have a breathtaking view of the city of Perth. In Kings Park itself, you will find typical Australian bush, extensive wildflower areas, vast lakes, and fascinating viewpoints, which you can take on a Segway tour, for example.

Can explore the great hikes, climbing observation platforms, or bike tours; you can easily spend several varied days here.

2. The Swan River

In addition to Kings Park, the Swan River is another natural highlight right next to the city and is one of my favourite Perth sights. It originates in the Walyunga National Park and flows into the Indian Ocean at Fremantle.

The Swan River is almost 70 kilometres long. Here you can go windsurfing, sailing or canoeing. Around the inner area of the Swan River, there is a paved walkway and bicycle path that invites you to take a 2.5-hour walk around the Swan River.

Incidentally, the Swan River owes its name to its appearance. If you look at the central area of the Swan River from the air, you will see a giant swan!

1. Take a selfie with a quokka

Just 19 kilometres from Perth, car-free Rottnest Island, will take you back to a time when life was relaxed and natural.

On over 60 beaches, coral reefs full of tropical fish and historic buildings await you - and above all, Rottnest is home to the tame Quokkas, a marsupial species, Instagram stars that you can only find in Western Australia.

The cute animal is called the "happiest animal in the world" because it can make funny faces and smile extremely cute for the camera.

How To Get To Perth?

Within Australia there's flights from all over the country including Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns, Darwin and smaller regional towns. 

Within Western Australia there's flights from most regional towns such as Broome and Katherine. 

Internationally you can fly direct from London to Perth on Qantas. Additionally there's flights to Bali, Singapore, China, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur and Thailand. 

Jill Saunders