Perth: What to do?

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1. Posted by malmn (Full Member 45 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I'm going to be in Perth, WA for the final two weeks of February. I would appreciate a little help from anyone who's been there (or who lives there).

Do you have any recommendations? Any "must do's"? ex. places to visit, restaurants, culture, history, etc.

Thanks a bunch,

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2. Posted by OzRocco (Budding Member 47 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Lots to do. Plenty of sun, plenty of flies and plenty of wind!
Head to Kings Park (overlooks Perth metro area) where you can hire a (tandem)bike and ride around & check out the views/city/river and beyond. Pretty good views by day and night.
Sailing is big in Perth - a good place to try windsurfing or kiteboarding on the river.

3. Posted by crass (Budding Member 10 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I am a fellow Canadian who is leaving Melbourne for Perth on the 11th of February. If you want to hook up for a pint, let me know...I will be going there blind as well, and having someone to wander with would be uber cool. :)

4. Posted by angelab (Budding Member 14 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Mark
Well i live here - born and bred - AND i work in the tourism industry so i reckon i know a few good things to do and see here. It all comes down to how long you want to spend in WA.
If its only a week then you have Rottnest Island to visit, Kings Park overlooking our beautiful Swan River (as mentioned), Fremantle (or Freo as we call it) and at least a day or two lazing on our beautiful beaches - Cottesloe is fantastic with a couple of nice pubs to watch the sunset from! Not forgetting Perth and Northbridge to wander around for a day or so as well.
If you have a couple of weeks - then head down to our amazing South West as well. Dunsborough, Margaret River, Karri Forests, Treetop Walk, Albany and its rugged coastline - its all really cool. Very diverse countryside in a small area (well for WA anyway -seeing we are so big!)
If you have more than the 2 weeks - you then must take a look at the awesome north west - either up to Exmouth or Broome, you'll experience some amazing things along the way. Red gorges, coastal gorges, snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef - its mind blowing!
Karijini National Park between Exmouth and Broome is still something of a hidden treasure here in Western Australia so if you can - take a look!
There's tours to do to get around to these places and of course cars you can hire but be aware of the cost of fuel in the regional areas of WA - as its huge!!!!
Happy travels - hope you love WA as much as I do!

5. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Dont forget the Pinnacles!

ITs about a 3 hour drive north of Perth but its worth it.

6. Posted by pvrsuraya (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm not from Perth myself but I've been there 2 years ago. It was winter, rainy and wet, but it was still beautiful! There's Perth Mint, Kings park, and Lake Monger for a lazy stroll if you have the time. As for me, it's the Swan Valley Chocolate Factory that I enjoyed the most!Haha.
Can't wait to go to Perth again this July..:)