3 best days in Perth 2023
After exploring the laid-back attractions of the capital city of Western Australia, enjoy a relaxing island hideaway surrounded by the blue seas of the Indian Ocean.
Sue Gough Henly is the author.
The city of Perth is well-known for its abundant sunlight, stunning natural scenery, and laid-back lifestyle.
After you’ve had some fun at Kings Park and Cottesloe Beach watching the sunset, go over to Northbridge and check out some of the hip clubs there. In Fremantle, Australia, you may taste Indian Ocean cuisine and artisan brews while you explore the port that has the finest preserved cityscape from the 19th century.
Rottnest Island may be explored on foot, by bicycle, or by boat. Swim off of picture-perfect white beaches, snorkel with exotic species, and come within inches of a lovable quokka all in one day.
What may be anticipated
Eat at one of Perth’s many trendy eateries or cafés.
Relax and unwind on one of Rottnest Island’s breathtaking beaches.
Discover the cutest marsupial in the world here!
Time: 3 days
Distance: 115 km (75 miles)
Transportation includes ferries, trains, and buses.
DAY 1: GET TO KNOW PERTH
Take a free city bus known as CAT (Central Area Transit), and jump off at attractions such as the Perth Cultural Centre (to see Aboriginal art at the free Art Gallery of Western Australia, explore Urban Orchard, and check out the cutting-edge exhibitions at the free Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts), the Perth Mint (it exhibits Australia’s largest gold nugget collection), and The Swan Bell Tower (the largest musical instrument in the Southern Hemisphere).
Visit the contemporary Elizabeth Quay to enjoy its waterpark, playground, and cafés, and browse the designer brands sold along King and Queen streets.
Alternately, you might have an Aboriginal guide bring history to life. Take a tour of the quay with a Nyungar guide who will help you uncover the city’s long-lost past as they peel back the layers of this urban setting.
After that, take a stroll down St. Georges Terrace to see the deft juxtaposition of Perth’s old and modern structures, and then eat lunch at the Print Hall in Brookfield Place, which is a multi-level edifice.
Visit Kings Park, which is one of the biggest inner city parks in the world and offers magnificent views of the Swan River and the metropolitan skyline.
Walk over the Federation Walkway and have a look at the enormous boab tree that was transplanted from the Kimberley. While you’re there, make sure to check out the native wildflowers that bloom throughout spring (September to November).
After that, go for a dip or take a walk down Perth’s famed Cottesloe Beach, which is framed by Norfolk pines, and then have a drink while watching the sunset at the Cottesloe Beach Hotel.
Explore the hip and happening inner-city neighborhood of Northbridge, stopping at pubs and restaurants along the route such as the rooftop Mechanics Institute, the alleyway Ezra Pound, or the Mexican restaurant La Cholita.
Como the Treasury is Australia’s most talked-about luxury hotel, and it is located inside a heritage-listed structure. Spoil yourself by staying at this hotel.
DAY 2: FREMANTLE FUN
Morning cruise up the Swan River to the picturesque port of Fremantle, whose streets are replete with tales of convicts, nautical heroes, bloodthirsty mutineers, and pioneers.
Fremantle has a long and illustrious history. Visit Fremantle Prison, the first prison in the state and the largest structure ever built by convicts, for a taste of the past, and then head to the Western Australian Maritime Museum, which overlooks the Indian Ocean and houses the yacht Australia II, which won the America’s Cup in 2003, as well as an Oberon class submarine and the shipwreck of the Batavia, which belonged to the Dutch in the 17th century.
Before checking out the lively Fremantle Markets (Friday to Sunday), where you can shop for Aboriginal artworks and local produce, have lunch at Bread in Common, an inspired bakery, restaurant, and bar housed in a converted warehouse.
After that, browse the bookshops and boutiques along nearby South Terrace, where local artists and musicians create a carnival atmosphere on weekends.
Participate in a pub crawl in Fremantle and visit some of the city’s artisan breweries, such The Monk Brewery and Kitchen and the Sail & Anchor Hotel, all of which are listed on the national register of historic places.
Finish up with the Little Creatures Brewery on Fishing Boat Harbour, which is a sizable and active establishment.
Fish and chips may be had at Kailis’ Fish Market Café, and supper can be consumed while watching the sunset at the Bathers Beach House. You will get back in Perth in twenty-five minutes if you take the train.
DAY 3: ISLAND LIFE
Take the boat to Rottnest Island, also known as Rotto by the locals, which is located only 18 kilometers (11 miles) off the coast.
There are 63 beaches and 20 bays on this island, and there are no automobiles on the island to disturb the peace. Rent a bicycle at Rottnest Island Peddle and Flipper, which also offers a wide variety of boards, wetsuits, and snorkeling equipment.
Ride four kilometers (2.5 miles) through the island’s center to Oliver Hill, where enormous cannons and subterranean tunnels were erected in the previous century.
Walk to the salt lakes and take in the panoramic views while you’re there. Quokkas, the island’s native marsupial, are so adorable that they have become something of an Instagram sensation.
The island is home to a wide variety of birds. You may go for a swim in the calm waters of Little Parakeet Bay after pedaling your way there the 3.4 kilometers (2.1 miles) to the north.
At Geordie’s Café and Art Gallery, you may take it easy and enjoy a seafood meal.
If you would prefer travel by bus, you may get on and off the Islander Explorer Bus or take the Discovery Tour, which is a 90-minute excursion that travels around the whole island and provides information on the natural history, cultural history, and historical legacy of the island.
If you would want to go on an underwater adventure, you may dive over many shipwrecks or follow a track that starts at Parker Point. Fish Hook Bay is a great place to do scuba diving since the water has a variety of various colors of blue due to the coral reefs.
Strickland, Salmon, and Stark Bays all have good surfing. You may go beachcombing your way around the island, watch the sunset from the Wadjemup Lighthouse, or go birding for wedge-tailed shearwaters, osprey, sacred kingfishers, singing honeyeaters, and sandpipers.
Alternatively, you can go birdwatching for wedge-tailed shearwaters. You also have the option of going on a trip on an Eco Express bus, boat, or snorkeling vessel.
In addition, you may go on walking tours, scuba diving tours, sea kayaking tours, and snorkeling tours.
Between the months of September and November, whale viewing tours may be taken along what is known as “the humpback highway,” which is located between Fremantle and Rottnest Island.
Make a reservation at one of Discovery Rottnest Island’s eco-friendly glamping tents if you’d want to remain on the island for an extended period of time.
Because of their convenient location just behind Pinky’s Beach, you will have more time to spend exploring the island and taking in the peaceful atmosphere.
In that case, you should ride the ferry back to Perth and have dinner at the lively Brika, which serves Greek share plates in a setting that is more rustic.
Discover the laneway bar scene that Perth has to offer by visiting establishments like the Wolfe Lane Bar, Cheeky Sparrow, and Helvetica.
Consider extending your visit and travel three hours south of Perth to the beachy wine area of Margaret River or continue north on the Indian Ocean Drive to swim with whale sharks, humpback whales, turtles and manta rays.
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