Fun Things to do in Perth Western Australia

The city of Perth, located on Western Australia, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia and it’s one of the best destinations in February if you are looking for a late winter holiday.

Fun Things to do in Perth Western Australia

Perth is one of the biggest draw in Australia tourism, and due to its location on the Indian Ocean the city enjoys a great amount of sunny days and great weather all year-round.

Apart from the many fun things to do in Perth Western Australia, the city is a great base for taking a cruise along the Australian coastline and explore cities such as Hobart where you can enjoy fun things to do in Tasmania.

Fun Things to do in Perth Western Australia: Outdoor Activities


King’s Park

King’s Park, located in downtown Perth, is another popular tourist attraction in Perth as it is home to beautiful botanical gardens where you can take a stroll, and visit memorials such as the State War Memorial Precinct located on Mount Eliza.

Yellagonga Regional Park

The Yellagonga Regional Park in Joondalup, located around thirty minutes drive north of Perth city center offers a great opportunity for those looking to enjoy Western Australia natural famed bush lands.

The Yellagonga Regional Park is home to caves and a few hiking trails where you can also enjoy some bird spotting and picnicking along the way.

Whiteman Park

Whiteman Park is located in the outskirts north of Perth and it is a great national park that also features a wildlife sanctuary where kids can pet the Kangaroos and other wildlife.

Tours around Perth

Brewery & Wine Tours

If you are a fan of beer and wines, taking a brewery and wine tour is another popular activity to add on your itinerary. Brewery and wine tours can be organized once you arrive in the city, and a typical tour takes you on a visit to leading vineyards and microbreweries in Swan Valley.

Bus Tour

If you are visiting Perth on a day trip, a bus tour of the city is one of the most time-effective ways to explore the city’s hot spots and popular landmarks such Swan Bells tower, Perth Town Hall and Saint Mary's Cathedral.

Sailing Tour

Another popular way to explore Perth landmarks is on a sailing tour along the city’s largest river, Swan River. A typical Swan River tour can be booked from either Barrack Street or Fremantle Port.

Whale watching Tour

Just like New Zealand whale watching, if you visit Perth between September and November, you can take a whale watching tour and catch the migration of Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales along Perth's coast.

Diving & Snorkeling

If you are looking to enjoy some diving and snorkeling during your vacation, the coast of Perth and reefs off the coast offer some of the best diving and snorkeling opportunities in Australia.

One of the most popular spots is Rottnest Island, where you will find sank shipwrecks and a wide variety of marine life.

Fun Things to do in Perth Western Australia: Beaches

Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe Beach is one of the Perth’s most popular beaches and it is only a ten minute drive from Perth’s city center. Cottesloe Beach is also a popular beach amongst families due to its shallow waters ideal for snorkeling and body surfing.

Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach, located northwest of Perth’s city center, is another popular beach in Western Australia for wind sports.

The beach is also popular amongst backpackers due to the cheap accommodation available there, and it is just a twenty minute drive from the city center.

Swanbourne Beach

Swanbourne Beach, located southwest of Perth’s city center, is also popular amongst wind sport enthusiast, as well as families and naturists.

Naturism is unofficially permitted in Perth but as it stands, the north end of the beach is designated for nudists, while the south end is designated for families.

Fun Things to do in Perth Western Australia: Places of Interest

Perth Mint

If you are interested in how gold is melted, a visit to Perth Mint is another popular fun thing to do. Apart from seeing how gold is melted, the Mint houses a great collection on all sorts of coins.

Western Australian Museum

Visiting the Western Australian Museums is, undoubtedly, another attraction to add on your Perth itinerary.

The museum houses a great variety of exhibits, galleries and interactive rooms where you can learn all about dinosaur fossils, local wildlife and more.

Perth Zoo

If you are traveling with the family, the Perth Zoo is one of the most popular fun things to do in Perth Western Australia for a day with the family. The Perth Zoo has a massive variety of animals from the different habitats including an African Safari and an Asian rain-forest.

Fremantle Port City

Those of you interested in Australia’s colonial era will enjoy a visit to Fremantle Port City.

The main points of interest in Fremantle Port City are the 19th century buildings that include the Round House, the Fremantle History Museum and the Fremantle Prison.

Fun Things to do in Perth Western Australia: Shopping

Downtown Perth is home to great opportunities for retail shopping. For instance, the Murray district has many department stores and specialty shops lining the street, as well as the Murray Street Mall which has a very popular food court & seafood restaurant overlooking the street.

For local handmade goods and souvenir shopping, the Fremantle Markets are one of the best places to go in Perth. The markets are located on the corner of South Terrace and Henderson Street, and you can find over one hundred stalls selling anything for local produce to arts and crafts.

Fun Things to do in Perth Western Australia: Nightlife & Entertainment


The nightlife in Perth is a lively one and ranges from English, Irish and local pubs as well as all kinds of nightclubs.

One of the most popular areas to hang-out in Perth is North-bridge which is where you will find the bulk of all the pubs, restaurants and nightclubs such as the popular Metropolis Concert Club, the Jackal and Club A.


The Burswood Entertainment Complex is one of the most popular venues in Perth that offers all kinds of entertainment all-in-one. The complex is home to a casino, a theater and a Dome that regularly hosts tennis tournaments and international concerts.

Fun Things to do in Perth Western Australia: Events & Festivals

The Joondalup Festival

The Joondalup Festival, held in March, is one of the most popular events in Perth and features street parades and all sorts of live entertainment such as dancing and circus shows, as well as activities for the little ones.

The Red Bull Air Race

The Red Bull Air Race, held in November along the Swan River banks, is an exciting event where planes compete in a race flying meters away from the Swan River.

Fun Things to do in Perth Western Australia: Sports

If you are a sports enthusiast, a visit to a game of Australian Rules football is a great way to spend an afternoon and soak in an electrifying atmosphere.

Just like Brisbane and Melbourne, Perth loves their game of football and you can catch a weekly game at the Subiaco stadium between early spring and late summer.

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