Begin your day the way many Perth locals love to start theirs, by taking in the iconic cityscape on a morning walk, run, drive or cycle along the Swan River foreshore. For another nature-based experience, walk, cycle or catch a bus to Kings Park and Botanic Garden – one of the world’s largest inner city parks. Head to the Information Centre to pick up maps and find out about regular guided walks and cultural tours.
Perth's iconic Cottesloe Beach is as pretty as a picture; and can be enroute on the way to Fremantle, which is a 30-minute drive or train ride from Perth; however, if you’d prefer to take the scenic route, hop on a Swan River cruise from Barrack Street Jetty. On arrival, grab a sidewalk table and a coffee on Fremantle's bustling ‘Cappuccino Strip’, or go in search of artisanal baked goods for a delectable breakfast or brunch. Take a wander through Fremantle’s maze of streets, filled with Georgian and Victorian-era architecture, where local independent fashion designers flaunt their eclectic styles.
In the evening, head to one of Perth’s many new bars or restaurants where chefs plate up the finest fresh local produce with premium wines. Book an early table and catch a show at the Perth Arena, Perth Concert Hall, State Theatre Centre, or His Majesty’s Theatre.
- Swan River
- See local flora and great views over Perth from Kings Park & Botanic Gardens
- Swim at Cottesloe Beach
- Local produce at one of Perth’s many dining options