In the previous post, I covered some of my favourite liquor joints in Perth. There are plenty of more healthy activities that I also enjoy while visiting (believe it or not). The purpose of this post is so that you may use it to discover the beauties (be it mainstream or not) of Perth that I so enjoy.
Underrated and Charming: Things to do in Perth and Western Australia
Some people like the big city, some like natural attractions, but there’s a perfect combination of both and it’s in Perth, Western Australia. From beaches to nightlife, this place has everything for everybody!
Checkout the list below and choose your own adventure!
Slow down and Enjoy Nature’s Wonders
Perth is situated on the banks of the swan river. You can start your getaway with walking and enjoying the beautiful city. Detoxify and enjoy the magic of nature.
- Walk along the Swan River: There are trails all along the river so take a walk, run or bike ride any time of day and year along the first heritage icon of Western Australia
- Experience a sunset over the Indian Ocean: Be captivated and take it all in. Western Australia has some of the best sunsets in the world.
- Explore Bell Tower: Check out this history filled fascinating design that became an icon for Perth and Western Australia
- Immerse yourself in art around Fremantle. It is best known for its eclectic mix of music and art.
Hungry after all that walking or just looking for some night fun? Take a break and visit these great places to eat and drink!
- Eat at Greenhouse: This is one of the most unique things you can do in Perth. This eco-friendly space serves international dishes. They have a rooftop garden that produces the fresh ingredients for your food and their walls are covered in vertical gardens.
- Northbridge nightlife: Spend a night out in this inner-city suburb filled with diverse shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars.
- Bay 33 Cafe at Marmion Marine Park: An aquatic sanctuary and a cafe? Definitely a place to chill out at.
- Wine tasting at Margaret River: If you’re up for a drive, visit this region is famous for its abundance of locally produced food and wine. Margaret River is about 3 hours away from Perth.
Looking for family friendly activities? Here’s a list of the go to places for kids and kids at heart:
- Caversham Wildlife Park: this family owned park showcases the largest private collection of native wildlife in Western Australia. The park allows interactive experience so you can enjoy feeding a kangaroo, joeys, and wallaby.
- Kangaroos at Heirisson Island: Situated in the middle of the Swan River, this quiet spot houses an array of birds and kangaroos. You have to go through a gate on the western side of the island to see the kangaroos!
- Dog Beaches: Perth has tons of pet friendly parks and beaches. Bring your furry best friend and run around. Do research about the beaches you want to visit though, some have calmer waters and others have bigger waves.
If you’re willing to travel a little (couple hours to days), you’ll be able to witness stuff that only exists in Australia (due to its unique isolation from the rest of the world’s ecology)
- Monkey Mia: The only place in Australia where dolphins visit daily. Enjoy crystal clear waters, white shell beaches, and daily visitation of wild dolphin at Monkey Mia. There are guides at the resort to assist you so you can see the dolphins up close.
- Ningaloo Reef: Swim with harmless human whale sharks between March and mid-July in this Marine Park. Ningaloo Reef is one of the only places in the world where you can actually swim with these gentle giants.
- Carnarvon: Check out the blowholes and calm coral lagoon in this cute laid-back town.
I hope this list helped you with your travel plans in Australia! Do let me know if you need more info on anything above.