13 May 2016

(photo: Biking in Perth, Tourism Australia)


Five things you MUST do in Perth


You’re going to be visiting Western Australia – which we at Downunder Travel all highly encourage you to do! – There are some places that are definite “musts” when you visit this special west coast city.  Putting a focus primarily on Perth, here are my top five must-do’s!


1.     Eat, drink and... eat and drink some more! – There are plenty of restaurants, pubs and breweries in the city of Perth.  There are a variety of wineries just outside the city centre and with Swan Valley wineries 30 minutes from downtown, you can sip on local wines while taking in the stunning surrounds.  Alternatively, there are many small bars and pubs on the rise in the city for unique brews, drinks and even retro cocktails. The city has a lot of intriguing cafes and restaurants waiting for your hungry stomach!


2.     Go on a walking tour – A tour we’d proudly recommend is Two Feet and a Heartbeat when visiting both Perth and Fremantle.  Tour the city by foot and learn all about the culture, history and lifestyle of this incredible city. These walking tours are about an hour and a half in length and provide you with lots of insight into Perth and surrounds.  Learn about the history and heritage, see the Town Hall and State buildings, the region’s arcades and laneways and so much more on this exciting and unique excursion.

(photo: Two Feet and a Heartbeat)


3.     Beaches, views, landscapes, oh my! – More than just a lovely city, Perth offers many photo-taking opportunities.  From the Swan and Canning rivers, to the city’s lush Botanic Garden and Kings Park, there are some incredible places to unwind and take in such beauty.  Visit one of Perth’s stunning coastal regions and fantastic beaches such as Cottesloe Beach and City Beach, not too far from the main city centres and where the locals love to go!

(photo: Perth beach, Tourism Australia)


4.     Enjoy Morning Tea... and other cultural experiences – Also available through our recommended tour operator, Two Feet and a Heartbeat, this is a great way to immerse yourself into the relaxed culture of Perth.  Sip tea in a quaint little cafe in a heritage area and enjoy some of the finest chocolates from a renowned local chocolatier.  The tour would then continue onto some of the city’s art galleries, hidden gardens, buildings with historical and stories that are around 120 years old!

(photo: Two Feet and a Heartbeat Morning Tea Tour)


5.     Rottnest Island – A Perth stay isn’t complete without a visit to Rottnest Island.  This unique island was separated from the mainland around 7,000 years ago, and provides the perfect day trip opportunity to enjoy many buildings from the 1800s, remarkable beaches, wildlife encounters – the famed Quokka, found only on Rottnest Island – and great camping opportunities, should you choose to stay a night or two.

(photo: Rottnest Island, Tourism Australia)




Written by: Vanessa (Destination Specialist) 

Both Australia and New Zealand offer so much natural beauty and untouched spaces, making it a place of wonder for any traveller.  Regardless of where you’ll be, take a moment to truly enjoy each city you visit - There are a wide range of activities to discover!