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Perth is considered to be one of Australia’s most beautiful cities. From the expansive waterfront looking out towards the Indian Ocean to the incredible wineries, there is something to see and do for people of all ages. A visit to Perth would not be complete without these 5 key activities.
Spend a day or two in Fremantle
Beautifully edged by the Swan River and the Indian Ocean, the port city of Fremantle offers stunning views, spectacular cycling trails, waterfront restaurants and more. The pale colored buildings are all constructed using the local limestone which gives the city a heritage feel. Be sure to stop by Fishermen’s Wharf and snap a selfie with the statue of Bon Scott, iconic lead singer of AC/DC, take a tour of the Fremantle Prison or pay a visit to the famous Little Creatures Brewery while you’re there.
Visit Rottnest Island
Known for its stunning natural flora and fauna, Rottnest Island is only a short ferry ride away from Perth shores. The island is home to one of Australia’s cutest animals, the Quokka, which is a small marsupial similar to a wallaby. The island features stunning white sand beaches, incredible surf breaks, breathtaking diving and snorkeling, and you can even do a skydive. This is one of the most beautiful islands in Australia and is well worth a visit.
Hit up the Railway Stakes
The Railway Stakes is one of Perth’s most popular horseraces. Taking place at Ascot Racecourse towards the end of November each year, a day at the races in Perth will allow you to dress in your best and gather all the Railway Stakes tips you need to back the biggest winner of the day. This 1600m race offers a prize pool of $1 million which ensures that the energy levels and excitement remain for avid racegoers throughout the day. This is a great way to enjoy the beautiful spring weather in Perth and to rub shoulders with some of the country’s biggest celebrities.
Swim with the dolphins
There is no shortage of tour operators in Perth who will be able to take you into the water to enjoy the unforgettable experience of swimming with the dolphins. Tours only involve a short trip from central Perth before you reach pristine waters that are amassed with marine life for all to enjoy. If you’re lucky, you may also have the chance to encounter sea lions and other creatures during your swim as well.
Wander around at Kings Park
Being Perth’s largest park and botanical garden, Kings Park is attractive to people from all walks of life. In the summer months, you will find local families enjoying a picnic or kids tossing a ball around. You can participate in one of the forest therapy walks that are on offer in this picturesque location, join in one of the free guided walks which are provided by a team of Kings Park volunteers or just relax and enjoy the lush surroundings for yourself. The park and gardens also feature Aboriginal cultural tours, active tours, hiking trails, Segway tours, community programs and so much more. You could spend more than just one day enjoying all that Kings Park & Botanical Gardens has to offer.
There is plenty more to see and do in Perth but by using this list as a foundation, you will begin to understand why Perth is so loved by all who choose to live there.