Along with the epic remote outback and beautiful beaches, Australia also has some of the most incredible cities in the world; Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide to name a few. But one that should really be on your list to visit is Perth, this Western Australian capital gives you the benefit of the city and beach rolled into one. You could easily spend a full week or two exploring, but if you only have one day- here are some ideas on how to spend it!
Visit Some Attractions
Being a bustling, busy city there’s plenty of tourists attractions in Perth. From museums to galleries to Perth’s famous zoo and aquarium. There’s Adventure World theme park if you’re seeking thrills, national parks, marine parks, gardens and so much more. You could go for a stroll, pack up a picnic and enjoy the glorious Australian weather. Or you could book tickets to a selection of attractions. Do some research, find out what appeals to you most so you can get the very best from your time.
If you want to spend some cash and have a day of retail therapy, you won’t be disappointed in Perth. From huge department stores featuring luxury designers to markets selling all kinds of wares and everything in between. If you want to make a day of it, you could head out on the Freemantle train line, It starts in Perth City and heads to Subiaco, Claremont, Cottesloe and finally Fremantle- all fantastic shopping hotspots.
Enjoy The Food
With a beautiful warm climate all year round, it’s no wonder that barbeques and outdoor grilling is so popular in Australia. In Perth, there are tonnes of places where you can try some tasty grilled treats. If you want to keep is casual, Side Door BBQ and Tony Roma’s are both good choices. You can even try different cuisines within the theme of barbecue food, Good Fortune Roast Duck House and Hong Kong BBQ House for example are Chinese grills, Lapa Brazillian serves Brazilian food, and Restaurant Gangnam serves Korean grilled dishes. Whether you want to try some fine dining or keep it casual on budget, there are different types of food from all cuisines and all price points to try.
Go To The Beach
If you’re looking to visit the city and the beach in one trip, it could be worth planning your transport options. There are buses and trains which interlink the two, but to save hassle you could hire a car. You can find a cheap hire car from lots of places, so it’s no worry if you’re on a budget, and that way you can easily get from A to B. It’s only around a twenty minute drive from the city to one of the beaches on the coast, so you could easily spend half the day in the city and the other half at the beach, or however you wanted to divide up your time. Some of the most famous beaches include Scarborough Beach, offering stunning white sands and lots to do and see. You could hire some surf equipment and have a go at some watersports, grab something to eat, explore the shops or sunbathe with a cocktail. Perth’s Cottesloe Beach is another great contender, and one of Perth’s most famous.
Enjoy The Waters
Another opportunity to see and explore Perth is by boat! You could hire a yacht or book onto a party boat while you get epic views of the city and beaches from the clear blue waters. There are lunch and dinner cruises, even opportunities to swim with dolphins with certain boat charters. You could cruise the Swan River, or go on a Penguin Island cruise which includes a guided walk. Whether you’re looking to party, see incredible wildlife species or completely relax while taking in the views, it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Ideally, you will have more than a day to spend in beautiful Perth, but if you’re limited on time, these are just a few of the ways you could use your time and make memories to last forever. If you do your research and then create an itinerary of the places you most want to visit, it will allow you to get the very most out of your trip. When you don’t have much time to spend, you don’t want to waste a minute!
Have you ever visited Perth? What advice would you give to someone who had a day to explore?