Visit Perth, Australia

Perth

With a plethora of activities, sites and options for wining and dining, Perth is a stellar city to explore and to appreciate some of the finest things Australia has to offer.

Land

One of the top things to do is explore Kings Park which is the world’s largest inner city park! There are many great things to do here like having a picnic, BBQ or taking a leisurely stroll. At night, you can take a romantic walk around the Swan River. Wander around the beautiful Botanical Gardens and look at the assortment of monuments and memorials scattered about. Take a scenic bike ride or jog around the extensive natural bushland. There are endless pathways and walkways that provide nice views and a few memorials to look at along the way.

Fremantle is often associated with Perth, but it’s actually a city on it’s own. Hanging on the Western edge of Australia, this area is worth a visit while in Perth. Usually not a popular item on vacation itineraries, the Fremantle prison will make an interesting stop over. The prison officially closed in 1991 and has since been World Heritage listed. It’s now a museum and art galley for visitors to enjoy and learn. If you are the adventurous type, try crawling though the haunted tunnels. Fremantle also provides other attractions including other museums and galleries, whale watching, and more beautiful beaches. Should you want to spend more time here, checkout their cute boutique shops or the Fremantle Market for a variety of souvenirs and other trinkets. Before you leave this area, you must experience the fabulous seafood available. Fremantle lays claim to the best seafood restaurants in Australia. After you’re done eating, try to catch one of the street performances that occur on any given night of the week.

Water

Perth offers some of Australias most epic beaches. From relaxing sands to spectacular surf, there is a beach for everyone. Cottesloe Beach is the beach to head to should you want to swim with fish. Awe-inspiring marine life is just below your toes as you snorkel through these clear blue waters. Should you want to ride a stellar wave, there are fabulous surf spots in the area as well.

On the nearby Rottnest Island you have the opportunity to swim in a beautiful turquoise lagoon that is teeming with fish of every colour and size. This hidden gem is perfect for anyone wanting a fresh dip in the water or for an exploring snorkeler.

For more impressive surfing opportunities check out Scarborough Beach. Besides some nice sand and surf there is a happening club and bar scene here too. For legendary views and an exciting opportunity, visit Rockingham to swim with the dolphins! This will surely be one of the most memorable experiences of your vacation.