A Perth insider’s guide to the best free things to do in Perth
Perth is the Capital of Western Australia
The capital and largest city in Western Australia doesn’t disappoint with its sandy beaches and panoramic views. Making up one-third of Australia, Perth combines the best of both worlds to offer travelers a range of different experiences.
With its ideal location, where the Swan River meets the Southwest coast. Perth is a great city to enjoy the outdoors.
Swim in the Indian ocean
Head to one of the local beaches for a swim, or if you’re feeling more adventurous try out your surfing skills. Costello Beach, a twenty-minute drive from the city center is a local favorite with its white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters, not to mention all the beachside cafes you can grab a beer at.
Walk the Perth Hills
Need more of an adrenalin rush? Why not hike up Perth Hills or mountain bike to enjoy some of the incredible views the city has. The Bibbulmun Track, a 900km stretch has some of the best fauna and flora Perth has to offer.
Visit Kings Park
If you’re feeling like being outside, but don’t want to get your heart rate up, head to Kings Park. Substantially larger than Central Park in New York, Kings Park offers some of the best views of the city. Find yourself a beautiful spot, grab a blanket and picnic basket and enjoy unparalleled views of the Swan and Canning rivers.
Wandering around the city can also lead you to some incredible street art which has recently taken over Perth. Head to Grand Lane at Barrack Street which has a collection of Perth’s best 2D and 3D street artworks. Want to see more? Perth also offers some great free entry art galleries like the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Just across from the art galleries is the Urban Orchard, the perfect spot for lunch or to hang out with friends. Once a neglected area, the Urban Orchard is now a dynamic community garden space where you can munch of leafy greens and herbs.
The Fremantle Market is another great way to get a feel of the city with 150 stalls packed into to a Victorian building with over a hundred years of culture and heritage. The public market is one of the best and most well known for local produce in Western Australia.
Visit Northbridge Perths entertainment hub.
If you’re more interested in modern-day Perth, head to one of the city’s urban villages. Northbridge is famous for its multicultural restaurants, with Chinatown located there, while Subiaco hosts a fabulous Saturday farmers market.
Not to be missed is a visit to Swan Valley. Located on the outskirts of Perth it is the oldest wine region in Western Australia. With over 40 vineyards, a chocolate factory, coffee roaster and craft breweries, Swan Valley has a lot to offer.