Things To Do In Perth
Top Perth Tourist Attractions
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Here is a handy list of some of the top Perth tourist attractions, whether you are just visiting, new to the city or have visitors staying with you.
This is Perth’s biggest water and theme park, situated south of the river in Bibra Lake, about 25 minutes from the CBD. It offers 25 attractions and rides set in beautiful botanical gardens and lawns and is suitable for all ages from toddlers to adults. There is over 10 different water slides and attractions, including the world leading Kracken which is the longest, tallest and steepest funnel ride in the world, as well as rapids and speed slides. You can also find plenty of dry rides including the Abyss which is a vertical drop rollercoaster and was voted Australia’s best rollercoaster, and a small children’s area with rides suitable for the younger ones.
The park is open for 7 months of the year, from the school holidays in September to the end of the school holidays in April. You will find a good range of reasonably priced food outlets as well as ample grassed areas for picnics. You can choose from either a one or two day pass, or a season ticket offers great value and discounts. Click on the link above to visit their website.
Caversham is a family run wildlife park set in the grounds of Whiteman Park. There is a large variety of animals and daily shows including kangaroo and penguin feeding, meet the koalas and wombat, and farm show. There are over 2000 mammals, marsupials, reptiles and birds to see. The park is open everyday except Christmas Day from 9.00am-5.30pm. Click on the link above to visit their website.
The Maze is a great amusement park with lots to offer, situated in Bullsbrook. During the summer months you have the waterslide playground which is ideal for kids up to about the age of 13. For year round fun there are 6 fantastic mazes, a jumping pillow, mini golf, children’s playground. There is also the animal trail where you will see Kangaroos’s, Emu’s, Birds and not forgetting the Koalas, you can book a Koala experience and get to see them up close. Large grassed areas are perfect for picnics, cabanas and huts can be hired for parties and large groups. You can buy a day pass or a season ticket, click on the link above to visit their website.
Set in beautiful grounds in South Perth, Perth Zoo is a perfect day out. You will see an extensive array of animals from all areas of the globe. They have Australasia’s largest colony of Sumatran Orangutans and are committed to their conservation, being the only zoo in the world to release zoo born orangutans into protected habitats in the wild. There are a number of talks and walks on throughout the day to give you more information and interaction with certain animals, and these are all detailed with times on the map when you enter the zoo. They also run a variety of children’s programs and activities throughout school holiday’s. Perth Zoo is open EVERY day of the year, from 9.00am-5.00pm (times vary for certain special events). Click on the link above to visit their website for more information.
For a perfect free day out, visit Kings Park. Situated a short distance from the CBD there are multiple entry points from main roads. You will find stunning views of the city, and Swan and Canning Rivers.
There is so much to see at Kings Park that you can visit numerous times and always have a different experience. Whether it be to explore one of the many bushland walk trails, you can join a free guided walk, admire the beautiful gardens with displays of the states unique flora, discover the Aboriginal and European history of the park and visit the State War Memorial. Lastly, let the children enjoy one or all of the many discovery play areas, there is something here for the young and old.
There is also an extensive range of events and activities held at Kings Park throughout the year Music concerts, theatre and outdoor cinema, as well as Australia Day celebrations and the Anzac Day Dawn Service.
Visit the Kings Park website by clicking on the link above to find out more information on everything they have to offer.
Perth Mint offers visitors a chance to experience attractions, exhibitions and live demonstrations and to explore the wonder of gold. You will learn how it’s discovery has helped to shape Western Australia. Join one of the hourly tours and you will get entry into the gold exhibition where you can see the Guinness World Record holding Australian Kangaroo one tonne gold coin, watch a traditional gold pour, find out what your weight in gold is worth and engrave your own medallion.
Open daily from 9.00am-5.00pm, tours run hourly from 9.30-3.30pm, it is located in East Perth on Hay Street, click on the link above to visit their website.
This maximum security gaol was decommissioned in 1991, and then opened as a tourist attraction in 1992. It was used as a place of incarceration for nearly 140 years, with death row, solitary cells and gallows, this place of punishment is all the more uncomfortable due to it’s recent nature.
Entry to the gatehouse is free and includes access to the Convict cafe, gift shop, prison gallery, convict depot and museum. However the highlights of a visit to the prison are the guided tours. You can choose from a Prison Day Tour, Tunnel Tour, Torchlight Tour and Art Tour. Click on the link above to visit their website for more information.
The Bell Tower is on Riverside Drive overlooking the beautiful Swan River, and is a unique tourist attraction. It is filled with historic content, including the twelve bells of St Martin in the fields. The Bell Tower ringing times are Monday, Thursday and Sunday 12-1pm. You can take part in an interactive demonstration on the art of ringing a bell, learn about the history of the bells and receive a souvenir bell chiming certificate. Visit the website to find out more information, click on the link above.
For a truly wild encounter join a Rockingham Wild Encounters tour. There is an adventure to suit everyone whether you want to be right in on the action and swim with wild dolphins, or perhaps you’re happier to stay in the boat. You can take a ferry to Penguin Island and meet the worlds smallest penguins, or take a glass bottom boat ride around the islands for a chance to see sea lions, dolphins, nesting birds and penguins. Visit their website by clicking on the link above for more information about the tours they run and prices.