Perth doesn’t try very hard to impress yet you can’t help but be swayed by its languid pace, its beautiful weather, its stunning beaches and its relaxed vibe. The big-city attractions in the form of restaurants and bars and shopping are all there yet one finds themselves attracted to the simpler things that envelope it all.
Here are top places in Perth that you must consider visiting:
Perth is home to not only some of the most stunning beaches in Australia, but also boasts ones that don’t see any crowds at all, making them perfect for solitude and easy rejuvenation. The famed Sunset Coast is lined with 80 kilometres of crystalline beaches, surrounded by transparent, cerulean waters. The Cottesloe Beach (Cott) is a local favourite and popular for its surfing, swimming and dolphin spotting avenues. The Mullaloo Beach with its beginner-friendly waters and barbecue area, picnic benches and playground is a huge hit amongst families. One can also look forward to a great time at the Scarborough Beach and City Beach.
A Stroll through the Kings Park
A shining feather in the city’s hat, the Kings Park is a great place for tracing the city’s floral and faunal diversity, including over 70 species of birds and 319 species of native plants. Overlooking the entire city as well as the blue waters of the Swan River and dramatic Perth Hills in the distance, the park is a favourite spot in the city for picnics, leisurely walks and attending a range of exciting events that keep happening here across the year. The rich European and Aboriginal heritage of the city can be discovered along the Lotterywest Federation Walkway and children can connect with nature at the Rio Tinto Naturescape. Don’t miss climbing to the top of the DNA Tower if you don’t want to miss a panoramic view of the city.
Shopping Spree at the Fremantle Markets
Preserving over 100 years of vibrant culture and heritage, the Fremantle Markets is one of the best places in Perth for uncovering the best in architecture, food, history and music. You can pick a souvenir here from a range of organic goods, handicrafts, and clothing as well as sample gems from fresh, local produce and cuisine. The market is segregated in two areas – The Yard and The Hall, the latter boasting rare specialities. Take a stroll along the Fremantle Markets Heritage Trail to know about the market’s role in the city’s history and pay a visit to nearby baby animal farm for your day’s dose of cuteness.
Wine Tasting in the Swan Valley
One of the oldest valleys in Australia, the Swan Valley boasts over 180 years old wine culture within its 32 kilometres of driving loop. Additionally, the area is a treasure trove of the finest beers, cider, chocolate and cheese in the country. One can start with cheese and wine tour at one of the 40 wineries where it is possible to learn all about the various steps involved in the wine-making process. Most of the vineyards are family-owned and hence retain age-old customs and traditions of hospitality as well as production. You can also tour local chocolate factories and award-winning micro-breweries on your pursuit.