Things to do in Perth

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Places to Visit in Perth

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Top places to visit

1. Scarborough Beach

Serving up some of Perth’s best surf breaks, Scarborough Beach has always been the cool kid among Perth’s urban beaches. A massive redevelopment of the Scarborough foreshore has seen this already iconic beach gain cult status among backpackers, locals and families.
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Pedestrian promenades with ocean views, fun playgrounds, shops and cafés, and of course the beach itself, make this one very popular surf beach indeed.

2. Hillarys Boat Harbour

Hillarys Boat Harbour has to be one of Perth’s most popular entertainment spots. It boasts an attractive sheltered beach, perfect for a tan top-up or for messing about in the water for a while. There are shops selling pretty much everything and a plethora of superb restaurants and dining establishments.
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Stroll the length of the boardwalk and admire the view, enjoy a round of mini golf or enjoy a bite to eat at Perth’s liveliest marina.

3. Elizabeth Quay

Play mini golf, splash around in the waterpark, go shopping, admire stunning architecture and sculptures, and see Perth’s iconic Swan Bells at Elizabeth Quay. During major community festivals, the precinct comes alive with spectacular shows, yummy street food options and awesome concerts and fireworks shows.
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An exciting new addition to the Perth riverfront, this precinct has everyone talking. There is already heaps to see and do and it’s not even finished yet.

4. City Beach

City Beach, as its name suggests, is the closest beach to the central business district (CBD) of Perth, Australia’s fourth-largest city. Somehow, City Beach still manages to retain a natural and relaxed look and feel, and happens to be a great swimming beach as well.
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Enjoy the tranquility of a gorgeous natural beach close to the city centre of Perth. Dive in for a swim or surf, laze on the warm sand or go beachcombing.

5. Cottesloe Beach

Ride the waves on a surfboard, take a dip in the Indian Ocean’s clear blue water, or enjoy a peaceful picnic on the terraced lawns that overlook the ocean. This is one of Western Australia’s most attractive and popular beaches.
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The options are plentiful at family-friendly Cottesloe Beach, another attractive Western Australian beach which simply oozes natural beauty.

6. Sorrento Beach

Sorrento Beach is a stunning urban beach, even by Australian standards. It’s situated in the suburb of Sorrento, just south of the Hillarys Boat Harbour marina and tourist precinct. Enjoying some downtime here never gets old.
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Jump in for a surf or swim, visit the nearby aquarium, or just laze on the pristine sands of this popular Perth beach that looks dazzling all year round.

7. Perth Zoo

This is a world-class zoo and home to some of the world’s most exotic animals. Over 1,200 different animals spread across 160 species from every corner of the planet consider Perth Zoo home. Amazingly, this zoo, spread over a 17-hectare site has been open every single day since 1898. Unsurprisingly, the zoo is one of Perth’s most popular tourist destinations and hundreds of thousands of visitors pass through the attraction each year.
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Get up close to some of Australia’s native and most recognisable wildlife such as the dangerous spiders and cute marsupials.

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