50 Ways To Show Perth Off To Visitors

50 Ways To Show Perth Off To Visitors - Proudly South African In Perth

One of the most exciting things to experience when you’ve moved to Perth is showing off our amazing new home to those who make the effort to visit us.

Usually our time with family and friends who visit is limited (and so are our budgets!), so here are some ideas for how to show Perth off to visitors next time you have someone come to stay.

50 Ways To Show Perth Off To Visitors

  1. Watch the sunset at City Beach followed by fish and chips at Clancy’s Fish Pub.
  1. Cycle around Rottnest Island, snorkel in the crystal clear waters, and get an obligatory quokka selfie.
Rottnest Island - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Explore the Swan Valley by horse-drawn wagon. See my favourite wineries to visit in the Swan Valley here.
  1. Feed the penguins at Penguin Island and take a sea lion cruise around the bay’s wildlife sanctuary.
  1. Ring the bells at The Bell Tower.
  1. Take a cruise along the Swan River.
  1. Don’t fancy a cruise? Get the ferry across the river or from Perth to Fremantle instead to say you’ve been on the Swan River.
  1. Enjoy a beer at Little Creatures in Fremantle.
  1. Visit the Perth Mint and discover the city’s heritage.
  1. See the clocks chime on the hour at London Court.
London Court Perth - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Visit Yagan Square and let the kids splash around in the water park.
  1. Head to Holey Moley Golf in Northbridge for Perth’s craziest mini golf courses.
  1. Get up close and personal with all the Aussie animals you can handle at Caversham Wildlife Park.
Caversham Wildlife Park - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Head to Yanchep National Park for your nature fix, wild kangaroos and then enjoy a pint at the Yanchep Inn. Don’t miss the Koala Boardwalk and the Crystal Caves.
  1. Enjoy breakfast with a view at Swell in Mullaloo.
  1. Have a dip at Hillarys Boat Harbour and enjoy the best gelato in Perth at Bellisimo Gelato.
Hillarys Boat Harbour Perth - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Snorkel to your heart’s content at Mettam’s Pool.
Mettams Pool - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Have fish and chips on the beach at Cottesloe.
Cottesloe Beach - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Watch a movie under the stars at Rooftop Movies or Moonlight Cinema.
Rooftop Movies Perth - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Check out Elizabeth Quay. You can even ride a camel while you’re there.
  1. Visit Kings Park (more than once – there’s too much to see in one go).
  1. Stock up on goodies at your local farmer’s market or head to Perth Upmarket to enjoy a posh version of a good old fleamarket.
  1. Watch a movie under the stars at Perth’s last drive in, Galaxy Drive-In in Kingsley.
Galaxy Drive In Cinema Perth - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Do a chocolate and wine masterclass at Providore in the Swan Valley.
  1. While you’re there, pop over to the Margaret River Chocolate Factory for free chocolate tasting too.
  1. Take in the sights and smells of the famous Freo markets.
  1. Visit Fremantle Prison. Do the ghost tour if you dare.
Fremantle Prison and Tram Tour - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Take a hike at Bell’s Rapids then enjoy a well-earned picnic.
  1. Spend a Sunday afternoon chilling on the lawns at Mandoon Estate.
  1. Grab a doughnut from Mop Donuts, you won’t regret it.
  1. Step back in time with a visit to Toodyay.
Toodyay - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Go kayaking at Lake Leschenaultia in the Perth Hills.
  1. Walk through the Swan View Tunnel in John Forrest National Park (take your phone torch – it’s dark!).
Swan View Tunnel - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Book a night walk at Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary – the stars on a clear night are worth it alone.
  1. Watch some sport at Perth’s Optus Stadium (I’d go for cricket but they also host AFL and other sports there too).
Optus Stadium Perth - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Play a round of Supa Golf in the Swan Valley.
  1. Visit the underground wine tasting cellar at John Kosovich Wines.
John Kosovich Wines
Image courtesy of The Travelling Corkscrew
  1. Take in some culture and head to the Art Gallery Of Western Australia in the city.
  1. Discover the joy of Grill’d burgers.
  1. Go on a tour of Perth’s hidden bars with Hidden deTours.
  1. Treat yourself to movies in style in Hoyts Lux.
  1. Go retro and visit The Nostalgia Box where you can play old school video games to your heart’s content.
  1. Travel down to Mandurah for the day and take a dolphin cruise through the canals to see the dolphins and gawk at the mansions along the water.
  1. Choose a Detective Trail from WA Detective Walks and discover hidden things about Perth along the way. We did the Perth Sweet & Savoury one which involved defeating an army of giant zombie chocolate bunnies – it was so much fun for the kids and the grown-ups!
  1. Take a day trip up north to visit the Pinnacles, and then do lunch at the famous Lobster Shack in Cervantes.
Pinnacles Nambung - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Shop ‘til you drop at Perth’s DFO Outlet Centre.
  1. Drive to Bickley and visit the Perth Observatory – WA’s oldest observatory and part of the state’s Heritage Register.
  1. Fly through the trees on a zip line (that’s a foefie slide to you and me) at Trees Adventure – there’s one at Yanchep National Park and another at Dwellingup.
Trees Adventure Yanchep - Proudly South African In Perth
  1. Spend a day at Adventure World – don’t forget your swimming cozzie!
  1. Treat your visitors to a holiday within a holiday – head to the Margaret River Region, Albany, Denmark or beyond to explore some of the stunning landscapes we have here in WA.

How do you show off Perth to your visitors? I’d love to know your suggestions in the comments!

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