Australia is a continent, which consists of the mainland, islands of Tasmania and a number of different small islands. Australia happens to be one of the largest countries in Oceania by area. It turns to be a great place for vacations and hence we find a large number of tourists traveling to Australia every year, and the count increasing day by day. Today we will be helping you to explore the capital of Western Australia, Perth. It is the largest city of Australian state of Western Australia, and also happens to score fourth number in population. The city is not too old and was just founded back in 1829, which means it is less than 200 years old.
The city has many official and government offices located here. The city is growing at a good rate and over the years, there are increasing number of cafes, restaurants and small bars etc. The city also has Swan River flowing through, creating a number of beaches in the place. Let us now have a look at the 15 best things you must do if you are visiting Perth in Western Australia in near future.
1. Visit Kings Park to mesmerize the Skyline
The park is situated just beside the stunning Swan River which does offer a nice view of the Perth City Skyline making it one of the ideal places to take photographs and post on social media.
Until now, you must have heard of the New York’s Central Park for its area, length, breadth and what not. If we talk about the Kings Park it covers more than 400 hectares of area and is the largest park in southern hemisphere in the world and is larger than the New York’s Central Park. There are several playgrounds where your kids can enjoy daylong.
2. Watch Sunset at Cottesloe Beach
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All the sunset location in Perth are the best you are going to find in Australia. However, the one at Cottesloe Beach are the best, here you can easily watch sun setting inside the water. Although the beach is not nearby and it requires a 15-minutes of drive from Perth CBD. Apart from the sunset, you can enjoy various water sports at the beach, which includes swimming, snorkeling, and surfing which makes it a great picnic spot for local families.
3. Walk the whole City
Streets and footpath are the widest of all you must have seen so far. By walking, you will easily be able to have a few words with the local people of the place and it will be a nice interesting thing, which you must do when you visit any new destination. You can learn more about the history, culture, and heritage and enjoy the colors of the city. There are many attractions around to experience which you can find while having a walk across the city. You can even opt for a small bar tour which happens every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
4. Cruise on the Swan River
Cruises on ocean are the best, but to experience the city and get relaxed while staying nearby the city you have to Cruise on the Swan River. It will relax you and you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the city skyline. You can find a number of boats sailing on the river. If you want to get some amazing pictures, then you should prefer the cruise at the night.
5. Have a trip to Rottnest Island
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Located around 18 km off the cost it is a great island for a getaway. The island is a silent place to be as you are just going to find noise of motor boats, because there are no cars on the place and if you want to explore the island, you must rent a bicycle. There are many activities, which you can do if you are here which includes tennis, golf, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and diving.
6. Morning time is the best for Beaches of Perth
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Perth doesn’t falls short on the count of beaches and there are many beaches in and around the city which includes Scarborough, Cottesloe, City Beach, Trigg, Sorrento, and Leighton. Most of the beaches here gets windy in the afternoon and hence the best time to visit the beaches are early morning or late in the evening.
7. Experience the best performance at the Perth Concert Hall
If you ask any local about the best thing to do in Perth, then for sure they will suggest you to watch a performance at the concert hall. The hall is so well maintained and the acoustics of the place is even better than what you will find in the Opera House of Sydney.
8. Dinner at Greenhouse
No it is not any cultivating ground for vegetables but it is one of the hottest and finest restaurants of St, George’s Terrace. Restaurants in 21st century are not just about the food but more about the architecture and ambiance. The place does have one of the most interesting concepts. There are 420 straw bales on its walls, ceilings, and the rooftop garden. In the rooftop garden there is a kitchen and a bar which comes from recycled furniture.
9. Most Charming and absorbable Sunshine
Perth has the best weather in Australia where you can literally roam around the parks and the city in summer as at a max the temperature in summer will be around 30 degrees. This also is a reason why locals of the place believe in walking to nearby places rather than taking cars, bikes out.
10. Enjoy the pace of life
Lifestyle of the place is quite relaxing and Swan River, Kings Park and many gorgeous beaches change your mood completely. The city is quite big which makes it a really open city despite of having high population. There is no issue of traffic in the city and you can easily race your cars on the roads here.
11. Small Bar Scene
There are a number of different small bars in the location, you will not find full fleshed big bars in the city, but a number of different small bars where you can enjoy having a drink. This city has one of the highest number of bars at 399.
12. Hillarys Boat Harbor
With rivers and oceans both around the shores, Perth also has one of the most impressive Boat harbors in development. In Hillarys you are also going to find a number of ongoing activities for kids and adults which include beaches, water slides, playgrounds, trampolines, and mini-golf. Apart from these there are a number of cafes, shops, restaurants, cycle paths to stay fit and many other things. Place is good enough to enjoy the whole day and watch the sunset before leaving the place.
13. Eat at Duende
This is the place which keeps care of the people who wake up late by afternoon. The place offers breakfast / brunch options day long till 4pm. Grilled tapas, bar bites, cheese and many other vegetarian choices are the best to have at this place. The decoration department of Duende deserves an applause for the vibe and decoration of the place. It is located in a corner block of the suburb of Leederville. You can easily ask anyone to leave you to the best tapas-style restaurant of Perth.
14. Enjoy a bike ride along the Swan River
The climate of Perth is the best for bike riding and the scenery you enjoy while riding a bike is the best. There is a stretch of 28 km having road just beside it that makes it the best thing for the bike riders. If you are bike enthusiast then this is the must do thing in Perth. If you are not an enthusiast then walking along this stretch will be the best option for you to enjoy your day.
15. Explore the history
This place is a nice option to have a day out at where you are going to experience the world’s best preserved examples of 19th century port streetscape. There are a lot of buildings which carry their heritage. You can even visit the old prison of the place, and you should also try the wood-fired pizzas and have a craft beer at little creatures Brewery.
If you are looking for accommodation then there are a plenty of apartments, hostels and hotels available. Also, you must get a car rented in order to explore the city as public transport here is quite costly, while at many places it will be tough for you to find transportation facilities. These are our take on the best 15 things which you must do in Perth Australia.