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Things to see and do in Perth, Western Australia

Updated on July 19, 2012

An informative guide for people looking for things to see and do in Perth,western Australia. I have visited Australia on a couple of occasions now and seeing as it is such a big country with so many varied and exciting places to go it only makes sense to start in one of the most isolated cites on the planet.

Perth is a beautiful city and is five times the size of London but with a third of the amount of people which means you can move around this wonderful city with comparative ease. If you ever get the chance to go then perhaps you should check out some of the places I have been to and recommended below.

Swan Bells

Swan Bells

The first place I visited when I was in perth was swan bells which is located down by the waterfront and is perth's version of the millenium dome, albeit a lot prettier, For a small fee you can walk up to the top of it and look down on perth city. It also has some cool information regarding the bells that are situated in the tower. It is called the swan bells as it is located right by the beautiful swan river.

The Lucky Shag Bar

While at Swan bells you can from there go for a drink at The Lucky Shag bar which again is right on the waterfront offering cool drinks right by the water, it has very friendly bar staff and usually has lots of sport available to watch with your refreshing drink, not only that but there is also with the option of powerboat rides up the swan river right from where you are sitting. Highly reccomended for the thrill seekers!!.

Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island

I know it doesn't sound pretty, But Rottnest island is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen or ever likely to see. It is about a 30 min fast ferry ride from fremantle harbour just down the road from Perth and is 11kms by 4.5 kms and is 12km off western australia's beautiful coast.

The island has some of the worlds best whitest beaches. If your going to Perth this is one day trip you cannot miss, The island is also home to the Quokka's which are indigenous to this beautiful place, if you don't know what they are then I suggest you google them as they are beautiful little creatures.

Kings park

If you prefer walking and taking in the nature as opose to drinking in the bars or soaking up the rays then Kings Park is for you, With over a 1000 acres to take in you could spend a couple of days hiking round it with various rest stops on the way convieniently placed to take in the best views of the city. Well worth at least one day walking round and taking shots on your camera and appreciating some of the finest nature and views that the city has to offer.

Kings Park


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      Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Perth is a great place, not quite as big a rat race as the other australian cities. What did you think of our lovely white sandy beaches. I live south of Fremantle in Rockingham. Thanks for sharing this