Things to do in Perth
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1. Scarborough Beach
Serving up some of Perth’s best surf breaks, Scarborough Beach has always been the cool kid among Perth’s urban beaches. A massive redevelopment of the Scarborough foreshore has seen this already iconic beach gain cult status among backpackers, locals and families.
2. Hillarys Boat Harbour
A highlight of the Perth coastline, Hillarys Boat Harbour is a hugely popular entertainment spot where visitors and locals alike head to laze on the beach, take the youngsters to the playground, go shopping, and eat out in its local restaurants. Named after pioneer resident Bertram John Hillary who built his boat shed here back in the 1930s, the area has is now one of the city’s foremost attractions.
3. Elizabeth Quay
Play mini golf, splash around in the waterpark, go shopping, admire stunning architecture and sculptures, and see Perth’s iconic Swan Bells at Elizabeth Quay. During major community festivals, the precinct comes alive with spectacular shows, yummy street food options and awesome concerts and fireworks shows.
4. City Beach
City Beach, as its name suggests, is the closest beach to the central business district (CBD) of Perth, Australia’s fourth-largest city. Somehow, City Beach still manages to retain a natural and relaxed look and feel, and happens to be a great swimming beach as well.
5. Cottesloe Beach
A perfect place to go when the baking Perth sun comes out, Cottesloe Beach is an ideal spot for swimming, surfing, or just lounging on the beach all day long. Cottesloe has been a popular destination since the late 19th century and it has been a favoured haunt for holidaymakers ever since, with its consistent surf and its water temperature barely ever dropping beneath 21 degrees Celsius.
6. Sorrento Beach
Sorrento Beach is a stunning urban beach, even by Australian standards. It’s situated in the suburb of Sorrento, just south of the Hillarys Boat Harbour marina and tourist precinct. Enjoying some downtime here never gets old.
7. Perth Zoo
With 1,200 different animals from over 160 species, the 1.7-million-square-metre Perth Zoo dates all the way back to 1898 and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors year on year. Holidaymakers flock here to admire the local wildlife they can learn so much about, alongside a range of other exhibits demonstrating species from four different continents around the world.