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21 Exciting Things To Do In Perth, Western Australia

Crowds on Cottesloe Beach

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I’ve been raving about how much we loved our six-month trip through Western Australia and that anyone visiting Aus needs to head west and not just stick to the east coast of Oz.

And that goes for Perth too, the capital city of WA. Although it’s a relatively young city, it continues to evolve and there are so many things to do in Perth.

Cottesloe Beach

Whether you’re passing through for a few days or looking for a city to take a city break in, there are so many attractions in Perth to keep you busy for at least 2-3 days.

If you’re not sure what to do in Perth, keep reading to see my favourite activities, places to visit and things to do.

Is Perth Worth Visiting?

man sitting on bench in Kings Park with view of Perth skyline
sunny skies

The Perth city centre has been revitalised over the years adding more cafes, restaurants and especially the small bar scene, and the monster waterfront development, which looks like a mini-version of Darling Harbour in Sydney, is sure to add a lot to the city.

Perth is an attractive setting on the Swan River and nearby to several stunning beaches that are a lot less crowded than its east coast counterparts, which also adds tremendous appeal.

Throw in the mad AFL sporting culture, which I missed out on seeing a game unfortunately, and cricket at the famed WACA and Perth makes for a great short break, or for a base to have extended travel in Western Australia.

Because of its incredibly sunny weather, laid-back atmosphere, and continuous growth as a city, it’s absolutely worth visiting.

Things to Do in Perth, Western Australia

We didn’t have all that long in the city itself, but I’m sure we’ll be back. Below is my top picks for things to do in Perth!

1. See the Skyline from Kings Park and Botanic Garden

view of perth skyline from Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

Kings Park has a stunning location overlooking the Swan River and offers sweeping views of the Perth city skyline.

The park covers more than 400 hectares and is the largest inner city park in the southern hemisphere, and is even larger than New York’s Central Park.

Walk amongst the treetops on the elevated bridge, wander the pathways, the botanical gardens, the open grassy areas and picnic amongst the gum trees. For eats and drinks there’s also a kiosk, the Botanical Cafe and Fraser’s Restaurant.

Kings Park also has several large playgrounds for the kids to enjoy with cafes attached for that essential takeaway coffee whilst…

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