Below are some of the must see nearby attractions. Clicking on the title will take you to another webpage to give you more information and clicking on the address will load up Google maps. Get out, explore Perth and enjoy!
Address: Fraser Ave, Perth WA 6005
Kings Park is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner city parks. It is rich in Aboriginal and European history, contemporary culture and offers innovative design, displays and services. Kings Park has an international reputation for scientific research, leading horticulture, conservation and public education.
Kings Park is home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden, which displays over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora. Two thirds of the 400 hectare park is protected as bushland and provides a haven for native biological diversity.
Visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the Swan and Canning Rivers, the city skyline and the Darling Ranges to the east. Bushland walk trails, immaculate gardens and parklands and a variety of children’s discovery play areas can all be found in Kings Park. The Visitor Information Centre, free daily guided walks, Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop, cafes and public transport are easily accessible.
Address: The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000
Elizabeth Quay is part of a bold plan by the Western Australian Government to revitalise central Perth.
Offiically opening on 29 January 2016, the space has been designed to offer something for everyone.
There is an array of attractions including the island playground, the BHP Billiton Water Park, public artwork, promenades, open spaces and new food and beverage outlets.
It is easily accessible by public transport, a short walk from the Elizabeth Quay Train and Bus Port, the Transperth Ferry terminal is located in the inlet and the free blue CAT bus stops near the Bell Tower.
A range of scenic river cruises sail tourists and locals from Barrack Street Jetty to the Swan Valley, Fremantle and Rottnest Island. Other activities to be enjoyed in the area include Segways, Little Ferry Co, Gondola on the Swan or just take a leisurely stroll alongside the river or stop for a selfie on the bridge or in front of Spanda.
There are also 24 short term public boat moorings available.
Elizabeth Quay offers a great mix of relaxed riverside dining. A number of exciting new tenants have already opened in 2016 and there is more to come. They join a host of popular and established easteries at Barrack Street Jetty.
The Reveley, Isle of Voyage, V Burger Bar and Gusto Gelato are now being enjoyed by visitors for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Far East Consortium have commenced construction of a 204 room The Ritz-Carlton hotel and 379 residential apartments on the Eastern side of the quay.
When fully complete, the precinct will be a future place of work for 10,000 people and home to 1,400 residents.
Elizabeth Quay's prime waterfront location makes this destination a unique events and entertainment space - operating all year round.
The area in which Heirisson Island is currently located is an important area for Noongar people. Once comprising of a small chain of islands and surrounding mud flats, this area is known as Matagarup, which refers to the place where the river is only leg deep. Where the island currently stands was a much smaller island known as Kakaroomup. This area was a main crossing point from one side of the river to the other, where Noongars could wade through the water. A statue of Whadjuk Noongar warrior Yagan was erected on the island in 1984 to recognise Yagan’s strong leadership and resistance fighting during the early years of the Swan River Colony.
In 1801, Heirisson Island was named after French midshipman François-Antoine Boniface Heirisson, who was on the French ship Le Naturaliste, which was a scientific expedition led by Nicolas Baudin.
Today the island is still used as the main crossing from one side of the river to the other, using the causeway bridge. The island has a number of facilities, such as seating barbecues, picnic shelters, a children’s playground, a kangaroo sanctuary and toilets.
Address: Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
With more than a kilometre (0.6 miles) of pure white sand, Cottesloe Beach is one of Perth's most popular spots for swimming, snorkelling and surfing. Generations of West Australians have spent summer days diving into the ocean from the distinctive floating bell just offshore. Watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean while enjoying a glass of wine, a refreshing beer or a relaxed dinner. In March the annual Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition turns the beach into an outdoor art gallery.
See the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in March
Dine while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean
Look for leafy sea dragons while snorkelling North Cottesloe
Built in 1897, Fremantle Markets is one of the port city’s most significant landmarks and has rightfully earned itself a reputation as one of the best destinations in Fremantle for locals and tourists alike, as well as a leading source of independent wares and produce.
Fremantle Markets houses a family of stallholders from encouraging young local talent such as designers and artists, launching the careers of budding musicians including John Butler to creating a hub of events for visitors.
Housed in an historic, heritage-listed building, its unique bohemian atmosphere has made it the best and most well-known market in Western Australia.