42 Things I Love About Perth

1. Hop on a boat and see the best of Perth from the water

2. Explore one of the many beaches near Perth

3. Grab a bite to eat in the trendy Northbridge section

4. Learn about the national obsession, cricket, at the WACA Ground

5. Walk around the CBD and discover ‘hidden’ architectural treasures

6. Travel to nearby Rockingham and swim with wild dolphins

7. Seeing a show at the Perth Theatre

Kings Park Perth Australia

8. Paying respects at the Kings Park War Memorial

9. Spend some time in the suburbs, getting a feel for different parts of the city

10. Hike the sprawling Perth Hills

11. Walking along the Swan River

12. It’s in Fremantle, but be sure to tour the famous convict prison

13. Pack a picnic lunch and head to King’s Park, an amazing green space

14. Find a real kangaroo at the zoo

15. While it may be remote, it certainly doesn’t feel that way

16. Finding my favorite statues of kangaroos

17. Catching some rays at Cottesloe Beach

18. If you’re a foodie, include a visit to East Perth

19. Strolling down Ye Olde England in London Court

20. Learning more about the importance of mining throughout Western Australia

21. Catching a ferry to spend the day at Rottnest Island

22. Take a Segway tour around town

23. Joining a great walking tour with Two Feet and a Heartbeat

24. Tour central Perth for free using the Central Area Transit (CAT) shuttle

25. Browse an exhibition at the WA Museum

26. Enjoying some luxury at the Fraser Suites

Cottesloe Beach Perth

27. Close to Perth, visit the Swan Valley for amazing wines

28. Check out the Turner Galleries for unusual works by WA artists

29. Take a drive down to the Margaret River Region for wine, food and sun

30. Looking for almost hidden public art around town

31. Take a page from the locals, get out and be active, from biking to windsurfing

32. Exploring the new bars and cafes springing up along the alleys and laneways

33. Spend the day in the Cultural Square, home to several museums

34. Watching the Australia Day fireworks from the foreshore

35. Visit the Swan Bells for a view of the city

36. Enjoying the more than 300 days of sunshine per year

37. Eat dinner in William Street North, the soul of Perth’s Asian food culture

38. Always look up, the tops of many buildings include original and historic design features

39. Attending one of the many festivals, like the quirky Fringe Festival

40. Skipping over to nearby Fremantle for the weekend markets

41. Spend an evening on St Georges Terrace shopping and sampling the many cafes and small bars

42. Vow to return, one trip isn’t enough!

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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