Things to Do in Perth City

Things to do Perth

Be a tourist in your own city! There has never been a better time to explore your own backyard. Ride a double decker bus, or grab a map and discover a part of Perth that you have never visited. Checked out Perth’s top attractions, or delve deeper into Perth’s past on a guided tour. Be sure to support the tourism sector, which doesn’t have international tourists at this time. See our guide to the best attractions and tours in the Perth CBD here…

 

Perth Attractions

WA Museum Boola Bardip

The most popular place to visit in the city has to be the state of the art WA Museum Boola Bardip! It’s easy to spend a few hours discovering our beautiful state through many impressive interactive exhibits. Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.

WA Museum Boola Bardip

 

The Perth Mint

This heritage building is still a working mint. Here take a tour to delve into WA’s rich gold mining history –you’ll see the world’s biggest gold coin, a live gold pour and find out your weight in gold! Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.The Perth Mint, Perth

 

Kings Park Botanical Gardens

We’re so lucky to have Kings Park right on the city’s fringes. Enjoy a picnic overlooking the city skyline. The Botanical Gardens are picture perfect for a wander, year-round but really come into their own during the wildflower festival. Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.

Kings Park, Perth

 

The Bell Tower Perth

Did you know that you can ring the bells at The Bell Tower?! Found at Barrack Street Jetty, this is the home of the historic bells from the St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in London. Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.

Things to do Perth

 

DFES Education and Heritage Centre

The DFES Education and Heritage Centre (found next to the Westin Hotel) is a FREE and interactive museum that is dedicated to the history of the Fire and Emergency Services in WA.

Museums in Perth

 

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay with its cafes, bars and restaurants is a destination in itself. It’s a good spot for a wander, and to enjoy the riverside artworks. Take a spin on the beautifully crafted Elizabeth Quay Carousel, on a prancing Venetian horse. Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.

Elizabeth Quay Carousel, Perth

 

Tours & Things to Do in Perth

Perth Explorer Bus

You don’t need to travel to London to ride a big red double decker bus! The Perth Explorer hop-on, hop-off bus tours through the CBD, Northbridge and up to Kings Park. The open-top gives you a unique view that you simply wouldn’t get any other way. Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.

Perth Explorer Bus

 

Two Feet and a Heartbeat Walking Tours

Two Feet and a Heartbeat Walking Tours are a great way to discover more of the city’s culinary delights. The fromage tour is particularly popular with cheese-lovers. Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.

 

Little Ferry Co

Why don’t you hop aboard the Little Ferry at Elizabeth Quay for a relaxing river cruise along the Swan. The eco-friendly little boat regularly operates from Elizabeth Quay to East Perth. Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.

Guide to Elizabeth Quay

 

Optus Stadium Halo Tour

The Optus Stadium halo roof tour is a challenging experience, but provides unique views of the Swan River and Perth city skyline. Anybody aged 8 and over, in good physical health, can climb. A behind the scenes tour of the stadium is also available for the not-so-brave! Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.

 

Captain Cook Cruises

All aboard! Captain Cook Cruises leave Barrack Street Jetty for a leisurely cruise along the river, taking in all the sights, on the way to Fremantle or the Swan Valley. Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.

Captain Cook Gourmet Wine Cruise

 

TransPerth Ferry, Swan River

For a low-cost, but super fun river ride – hop on the Transperth Ferry! The ferry departs from Elizabeth Quay and Mends Street Jetty, in South Perth regularly. Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.

TransPerth Ferry, Swan River

 

Swan River Walks

For something cheap, why not DIY your own river walk, coupled with a coffee and cake pit stop. East Perth is a lovely spot to do this. Read all about it in the Seniorocity review.

 

Why not make a weekend of it and stay in a city hotel? Check out our guide to Perth hotels here.

Have we missed any of your favourite things to do in Perth? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

About Stella B

Stella is loving retirement! Besides her loves of gardening, reading and painting, she adores spending time with her family and being out and about in Perth. Living in the Perth Hills, her time is often spent brunching with her husband at one of Kalamunda’s many cafes or enjoying a food platter over a glass of wine at a Bickley Valley winery.

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