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Perth can offer you the best of both worlds with a busy, bustling city centre with nearby walks, beaches and day trips, it can be the perfect break away. Whether you are travelling solo, as a couple, with friends or with the family there is always something to do within easy reach. Have a look below at some of the top places to visit when you visit Perth.

1. Swan River

If you are looking for a nice relaxing morning, afternoon or maybe even the whole day then taking a stroll along the Swan River is ideal for you. It links the hills, suburbs and the ocean and it has been awarded as Western Australia's first heritage site because of it’s rich cultural, environmental and recreational values.

Ideal any time of the year with it trails all the way along the river you can easily enjoy a walk, run or cycle. Perfect for all the family too. Why not pack a picnic to enjoy along the way, there are plenty of spots along the river where you able to stop and watch the world go by.

2. Fremantle

Located only just outside of Perth, Fremantle is not only an ideal destination in Australia for taking ferry trips out and around but it is also a dynamic port city to spend some time getting to know. Hiring a car to take a trip here would make a for a brilliant day out, you can get a great price if you decide that this something for you.

In Fremantle, you will find a variety of dining options on the waterfront with music and art around every corner. You can head down charming little bustling streets and shop at busy, unique markets. A great thing to see here is the underground Fremantle Prison Tunnel tour.

3. Heirisson Island

Right in the middle of Swan River and the main city Heirisson Island is a real unexpected hidden gem on Perth and offers you an escape from the city life. It’s a beautiful quiet spot where you can expect to see a variety of birds; perfect for bird watchers and it even has it’s own population of Kangaroos.

They are on the Western end of the Island and are well protected with a gate and fence to stop them from wandering into any traffic. Bear in mind if you go in the peak of the day it can be very hot and they are most likely going to enjoy the shade from the trees rather than hopping around in the heat.

4. Adventure World

The biggest fun park of Western Australia is in the suburb of Bibra Lake. Children will love the different outdoor rides available all day. Cafes are open serving a variety of food, or you can opt to bring your own and have a picnic inside the park.

5. Bells Rapids

If you're looking for a good walking spot, then you'll surely enjoy exploring the Bells Rapids in Brigadoon. You get to bask in the breathtaking view of the streams and waterfalls while walking on a gravel road. You get to see views of the Avon River and the countryside by opting to go a circuit walk while on the area. However, swimming is not recommended due to its strong undercurrents.

6. Cottesloe Beach

If you're in for a good swim, surfing snorkelling or dolphin-spotting, then Cottesloe Beach is your next destination. Enjoy pristine white sand, sparkling water, the laid-back surf culture, the stunning Perth coastline and enjoy your stay on relaxing seaside hotels or apartments. This is the reason why Cottesloe Beach is one of Australia's most iconic beaches.

7. Kings Park

If you're in for a good and free picnic spot, head over to Kings Park and you'll find a stunning view of the Perth City Skyline and Swan River. Among the gum trees lies grassy areas open for the public making walks and picnic a fun activity. Enjoy sipping your favourite cup of coffee while your kids enjoy playing on large playgrounds. This is a relaxing spot both you and your young companions would love to visit if you are staying for one day in Perth.

8. Lake Monger Reserve

Beautiful Black Swans is what you can find on the 70-hectare lake of Lake Monger Reserve. This conservation wetland is also home to an array of local birdlife and is a popular hotspot for runners and dog-walkers. Just make sure to refrain from feeding the water-birds as most human food can make them sick and pollute the water in the process.

9. Lancelin Sand Dunes

Looking for things to add on your list of interesting day trips from Perth? Then pump up the fun and go sand boarding at the Lancelin Sand Dunes. Here you'll get the biggest dunes in Australia - up to 45-degree angle. Enjoy a four-wheel drive and a dirt bike ride within the two-kilometre sand dune system while being surrounded by coastline, farmland and sand hills.

10. Lesmurdie Falls

One of the most breathtaking waterfalls Perth has to offer lies in the Lesmurdie Falls National Park. Enjoy sipping on your morning coffee or experience mouth-watering meals on the Kalamunda Village located near the falls. The Top Trail is a two-kilometre walk that leads to a picnic area and at the base of the falls is where lush vegetation grows.

11. Mullaloo Beach

Just 20 minutes from Perth's City centre lies the Mullaloo Beach. Enjoy a calming dip in its refreshing waters and let your children enjoy the soft white sand along the coast. Children of all ages will enjoy the various parklands and playground facilities. This beautiful beach allows you to enjoy a stunning view of the sunset making it an excellent way to end your day trip.

12. Noble Falls

Want to experience a waterfall moment in Perth? Then go ahead to Noble Falls, and you'll get to see marri, jarrah and blackbutt bushland. You can enjoy a nice picnic or dip your feet into the cold, fresh water. When visiting Noble Falls in spring, you can capture a variety of wildflowers you won't get to see in other places on Earth.

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13. Wave Rock

One of the most astonishing sites to visit in Perth is the Wave Rock or Hyden Rock. Who wouldn't want to walk under the bright blue sky while you go on marveling the impressive prehistoric rock formations that look straight out of a movie? Climb to the top, and you'll find salt plains and paddocks and get to learn about the legend of Mulka. Get up close and personal with white kangaroos, koalas, wombats and more at the Wildlife Park.

14. York Motor Museum

Love vintage cars? Then you'll want to visit the oldest private motor museum in all of Australia. The restored heritage building stood magnificently in the busy main street. Here you can find the world's oldest VW beetle as well as photographs and memorabilia that are worth the trip.

Do you have any other places to visit in Perth that shouldn't be missed? Please share them in the comments section below.
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  1. Perth seems to be a beautiful place with so many things to see. Seems like old meets new.

  2. Perth seems like it would be such a great place to visit. Thanks for the helpful tips!

  3. All of these sound like they would be worth the trip but Lesmurdie Falls sounds extra lovely. I'm ready to pack my bags now!

  4. A guy I dated moved there and he showed me photos of coffee shops and other places to visit that were just so pretty! It's definitely worth visiting.

  5. Wow, awesome idea. I wish I could visit it soon. Omg, and that penguin island would be the first place I would go to.

  6. Great list you've curated! My top 3 would be the sand dune, penguin island, and one of the falls. I'd love to visit one day!

  7. Will refer to this in the future. I am looking forward to visit AU's wild life environment. So thrilling!

  8. Perth looks a nice place to visit and all those you listed will be nice visiting there.

  9. I love theme parks and Adventure World seems like an interesting place to visit. I am also curious what Rottnest ISland has to offer.

  10. Sounds great to visit in Perth in Australia I really love to visit these place someday :)

  11. Australia has been on my bucket list for a few years but it is so vast. Pinning this!

  12. To get to Australia is a dream for me. Great pointers on where to go!

  13. Swan River sounds so nice! I would love to travel to Perth Australia some day and see all these places!

  14. It is indeed a lovely place to explore, Such great captures I must say that and your description is lovely.

  15. Awesome places to visit. I would particularly enjoy Lesmurdie Falls National Park as I like waterfalls. There is so much to see and explore.

  16. Australia is one of those countries that strikes me and in which I have all thought as a travel destination at least once in a life

  17. Thanks for this list. I cannot wait to visit Australia and this will be very helpful whenever I do visit.


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