The beautiful city of Perth, located in Western Australia, is blessed with a beautiful mix of natural and man-made attractions that keep all visitors engaged. The relaxed vibes of this cosmopolitan city is reassuring for most travellers. Enjoy a cruise down the Swan River, get entertained at the Perth Zoo, sunbathe at the Cottlesloe Beach, explore the historical Fremantle or swing along the urban vibes of the inner-city enclaves. Read on to know more about some of the best places to visit on a holiday in Perth.
Most tourists head straight to this popular beach hangout in Perth to enjoy hours of safe swimming, to sip their favourite drinks in surrounding cafes and pubs, and to soak-in the beautiful views of swaying pine trees and brilliant sunsets. It is a family-friendly destination that is popular with the youth particularly for its hip café culture, safe clear waters and stunning surroundings. The beach is full of fantastic swimming, snorkelling, body boarding and surfing spots. Moreover, the beach is a popular site for many outdoor music concerts held in the city. You can savour fresh seafood and delicious local cuisine at the restaurants, cafes and bars located nearby.
A visit to the Swan River offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. This long, winding river offers travellers so many experiences – some can go for picnics in riverside parks while adventure lovers can hike along its several trails. Other popular activities for exploring the river are fishing, sailing, kayaking and swimming. Many local operators offer relaxing river cruises from Perth to the historical port of Fremantle along the Swan River for you to enjoy spectacular views of the river. The day cruise to the oldest grape-growing region in Western Australia, the Swan Valley, is a memorable experience for numerous visitors.
To experience some of the unique wildlife in Australia, visit the Perth Zoo. An animal-lovers paradise, exploring its Australian Bushwalk and Wetlands exhibits is a must. You will be thrilled to see all famous Australian animals here – kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils. Visitors often enjoy hopping between exhibits and experiences, such as feeding giraffes at the African Savannah, seeing Orangutans in the Asian Rainforest and fun-filled elephant shows. The zoo is easily accessible by bus, car, train or a bike and can also be visited from the Barrack Street jetty via a ferry.
King’s Park and Botanic Garden
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a sprawling park, which is located right next to the Swan River, making its panoramic city and river views all the more surreal. It will be a trip to remember for nature-lovers’, who can see the park’s vast collection of native flora. You can enjoy picnics, casual strolls and even cultural and ceremonial events at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. The park has a huge natural bush land, which is home to around 80 bird species – making it a haven for bird watchers as well. To make the park an attraction for the whole family, it is equipped with many facilities including barbecue facilities, public toilets and playgrounds.