The Perth Bucket List
Are you currently planning your trip to Perth and looking for things to do and see pre and post-conference?
To maximise your experience in Perth, we have compiled the ultimate bucket list for you to explore.
- Kings Park & Botanic Garden (Kaarta Koomba) – Visitors to Kings Park can enjoy sweeping views of the Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan) and Elizabeth Quay below, the Perth CBD as well as a view across to the Perth Hills, the Darling Ranges. Bring a picnic or put on your walking shoes to explore one of the many nature trails on offer.
2. Perth Bell Tower – Home to the Swan Bells, a set of historic bells taking their name from the River they overlook, Perth’s Bell Tower is an iconic construction 82.5 metres tall made of copper and glass. Enjoy 360-degree views from the Level Six Observation Deck, hear the bells chime and have a go at ringing one yourself!
3. Hillarys Boat Harbour – With plenty of day and night entertainment on offer, Hillarys is a great destination for spending an afternoon before enjoying one of Perth’s spectacular coastal sunsets. Stroll along the Sorrento Quay Boardwalk lined with cafés, sushi bars and retail shops, or duck into AQWA – the Aquarium of Western Australia – for an underwater adventure.
4. Fremantle Markets & Cappuccino Strip – The vibrant South Terrace in Fremantle, known as the Cappuccino Strip, is home to many cafés, restaurants and pubs with a distinctive Italian influence and (arguably) the best coffee in Perth. Visit on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday for a bite to eat then wander through the heritage-listed Fremantle Markets and enjoy the atmosphere of over a hundred years of culture and local tradition.
5. Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) – A day trip to Perth’s island paradise during summer is a must, with an abundance of beaches and bays to explore all around the island. Pack a snorkel and a relaxed attitude and soak up the dazzling scenery, pristine beaches and beautiful marine life around you. Oh, and maybe meet a quokka or two, the island’s cutest residents!
6. Swan Valley Region – Perth’s award-winning wine and food region, just 30 minutes from the CBD. Hop on a guided tour or river cruise or simply meander at your own pace through the plentiful cellar doors, breweries and artisanal produce stalls.
7. Perth Hills & Scenic Zig Zag Drive – After a day exploring the Perth Hills with stunning scenery, heritage trails and historical villages, the scenic Zig Zag Drive at sunset will not disappoint. Look back at the twinkling lights of Perth city and its surrounds as you follow the winding turns down the western side of the Darling Ranges – spectacular views abound around every corner!
8. Matagarup Bridge Zip+Climb – The Matagarup Bridge is a pedestrian bridge spanning the Swan River providing access between Burswood and East Perth. For an adrenaline rush (plus amazing views of Perth and the Swan River), climb the 314 steps to the 72-metre-high SkyView Deck – before ziplining back down at 75km/hr!
9. Optus Stadium OZONE – Choose from a variety of breathtaking activities at Perth’s world-class stadium venue, Optus Stadium. From stadium tours reaching the stadium’s highest vantage point, to Aboriginal cultural tours, to rooftop experiences for the fearless, there’s something for everyone!
10. WA Museum Boola Bardip/WA Maritime Museum – The Western Australian Museum’s main site, known as WA Museum Boola Bardip, is located in the Perth Cultural Centre and houses WA’s scientific and cultural collection. Learn about WA’s people, our places and our role in the world. One of its sister sites, the WA Maritime Museum, is located in Fremantle and explores the riches of our maritime history.