Top 25 Perth Attractions (2022)

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Perth is a city located in the west of Australia. It offers a variety of activities under the sun ranging from natural gardens, beaches and also wildlife exploration. The arts and culture community here is strong with plenty of National institutes to educate about the country’s history to all who visits here. On the other hand, there are artisan market places around the city for a fun shopping and dining experience. Here we list out the top 25 attractions in Perth.

 

1. Adventure World

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Adventure World is a hybrid theme and water park that grants a lifetime of adventure in just one day. Built in 1982, Adventure World is an ideal escape destination for people of all ages that is set in a gorgeous green landscape. The theme park is many things and is home to 25 attractions. Added to the park in recent years are the world-class Abyss roller coaster that is dubbed the best of its kind in Australia and also the Kraken, the highest, steepest and longest water slide in the world.

Operating Hours: Thursday – Monday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – AU$62.50 | Child – AU$52.50

 

2. AQWA The Aquarium Of Western Australia

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Come and discover the secrets of the underwater as AQWA The Aquarium Of Western Australia brings you through five marine regions all under one roof. Founded in 1988, this aquarium is a fun place to be for everyone since you get the chance to come face to face with sharks, turtles, stingrays in the longest underwater tunnel in Australia. With over 4,000 species, 40 exhibits and the largest coral reef display in the world, it is no wonder why this is one of the top attractions in Perth.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – AU$30 | Child – AU$18

 

3. Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Founded in 1895, Art Gallery of Western Australia is nestled in the centre of Perth’s Cultural Centre. Encompassing three heritage complexes, this art gallery is a popular attraction that hosts many local and international exhibits. Some permanent, others travelling exhibitors from all over the world. It is also home to the state’s art collection where it provides a glimpse into the country’s culture and the indigenous art.

Operating Hours: Wednesday – Monday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

4. Caversham Wildlife Park

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Why not take a trip down to Caversham Wildlife Park and meet some of Australia’s most famous native residents. Situated in Whiteman Park, this is the best opportunity to see and interact with the many animals that live here; home to the most extensive fauna species throughout Western Australia. Kangaroos, koalas, wombats and Tasmanian devils are just some of the creatures you will be able to see, feed, touch and also take pictures with.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – AU$29 | Child – AU$13

 

5. Cottesloe Beach

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This picturesque beach is located in the middle of Perth and Freemantle, 30 minutes away from the city centre. Covered with a white sandy beach and surrounded by emerald crystal clear waters. This idyllic paradise is a popular attraction that can get really crowded during the summer; with people going about swimming, snorkelling or just sun-tanning at the beach.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

6. Crawley Edge Boatshed

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Is there anyone who has not come across this iconic boatshed that sits in Swan Lake? This Blue Boat House perched at the edge of the wooden boardwalk has been around since the 1930s. This is a compulsory Instagram landmark to visit if you are in Perth. Everyone is welcome to visit but do expect a queue during sunrise and sunsets period.

Operating Hours: Daily, 5:00am – 10:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

7. Perth Cultural Centre

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Perth Cultural Centre is a success story of how the state transform what use to be a wasted space to a hub where arts and culture congregate. Situated in Northbridge, adjacent to James Street Mall is a vibrant public space that sports creative walls and a cluster of key cultural institutes. They are the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Western Australian Museum and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, to name a few.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

8. Fremantle Markets

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One of the best tourist destinations in Perth, Fremantle Markets, is a public market that has been around since 1897. As one of the city’s oldest market, it provides an authentic Australian experience. Opened here from every Friday to Sunday are a variety of 150 stalls offering a myriad of products from fresh local produce to artisan handicrafts from local designers. Local sweets and snacks will be a good company while you cover the market grounds.

Operating Hours: Friday, 9:00am – 8:00pm | Saturday – Sunday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

9. Hyde Park

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Located in the centre of Perth, this 38 acres public park is loved by locals. It is a beautiful tropical garden that has plenty of space for activities in nature. Built to be a community and leisure space, you will find kids playground and recreational spaces for one to either picnic or barbeque at. You will get to see plenty of birds around this area due to the bountiful natural landscape.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

10. Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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From a distance, you will be able to whiff the calming scent of Eucalyptus that fills the air. Bushland and wonderfully designed landscape garden encompass this 400.6 hectares of land. It is a well-known recreational spot in Perth and is packed with people over the weekends due to its stunning sight overlooking the Swan Lake. There is plenty you can do here from boating, picnic, barbeque or just strolling around the park.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

11. Mandurah Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruise

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Mandurah is famous for its rich natural environment from canals, waterway and the faunas that live here. Take a cruise ride and explore the Mandurah through the waterway and witness the charm of the city like nothing you have ever seen before. The journey takes approximately 1 hour, where an experienced guide will lead you to places where you get to see rare migratory birds and also the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins that roam free in the sea.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates.

 

12. Perth Zoo

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Interested to see the incredible Australia wildlife? At Perth Zoo you will be able to see an abundance of them. The Zoo is situated five minutes away from Perth city and is home to more than 164 animal species. This 41 acres zoo is an ideal place for families and friend to known and familiarize with the animals that reside here. Besides than the native animals such as kangaroos and koalas, you will get to see tigers, elephants and orangutans that came from all parts of South East Asia.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – AU$33 | Child – AU$16.50

 

13. Rockingham Beach

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If you yearning for a tranquil and scenic place to relax, Rockingham Beach is the place for you. Just 45 minutes away from the city, you will be able to indulge in the calm sea that invites you to swim and have fun in the multiple water sports that are available here. This place has cafes lined up along the shore which are open till late, offering distinctive food and beverages. This place is also a romantic spot as it boasts a beautiful sunset as well.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

14. Rooftop Movies

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Not sure what you can do here after nightfall, why not sign yourself up for a relaxing time watching movies on the rooftop. Only open in the summer months, you will find this place at a multi-level carpark in Northbridge. This outdoor cinema plays an array of classic and cult movies alongside new release blockbusters. Bean bags are provided to ensure you have a great time here.

Operating Hours: Daily, 6:00pm – 11:30pm
Ticket Price(s): From AU$16 onwards.

 

15. Rottnest Island

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Rottnest Island is a nature reserve that is located off coasts of Perth. Just a short ferry ride away, you will be in awe with the stunning landscapes that are home to adorable quokkas. Surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters, there is aplenty you can do here. You can either walk around the island or rent a bicycle to see more of the island in a shorter period. You can also snorkel at The Basin or simply trekking up to see the lighthouses for a closer view. If you are visiting around March to May, why not go for whale watching as well, to catch humpback whales during their migration.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

16. Scarborough Beach Sunset Markets

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Scarborough Beach Sunset Markets take place every 31st October to 30th April annually, offering a lively and vibrant attraction for all. People come from all over to soak in the fun, where live bands can be heard, and food stalls are set up to fill up our bellies. There is also a wide variety of retail pop up stores here selling handicrafts, scented candles and jewellery. Come and discover Scarborough and have all your senses comes alive.

Operating Hours: Thursday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm (October – April)
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

17. Scitech

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Scitech is located in the heart of Perth and was established in 1988. It is a world-renown science centre that aims to educate and engage with all visitors through a series of interactive installations. This award-winning centre is home to an 18m mega 180-degree interactive dome that allows you to see how the Universe looks like.

Operating Hours: Weekday, 9:30am – 4:00pm | Weekend, 9:30am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – AU$19 | Child – AU$12

 

18. St. Mary’s Cathedral

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St. Mary’s Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church that was consecrated in 1865. Also known as Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, it is the seat of the Perth Archbishop. This magnificent building you see today took three centuries to perfect and the design is styled according to the Collegiate Gothic architecture. This is an active church which only offers public tours every Tuesday morning.

Operating Hours: Tuesday, 10:30am – 11:30pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

19. Swan Valley

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Swan Valley is a top must-visit attraction who those who love wines and is interested to see how is it made. Located 25 minutes away from the city, Swan Valley is Western Australia’s oldest wine-growing region. During your visit to Swan Valley, we would recommend you to focus on more established wineries such as Sandalford Winery and Houghton Wines. You will be able to gain more by learning the history and the manufacturing process of the past and now. Savour the taste of Australia’s speciality wine such as Verdelh, Shiraz or Cabernet, to name a few.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Ticket Price(s): AU$13

 

20. The Bell Tower

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The Bell Tower is one of the iconic structures in Perth that you cannot miss. Made by high-quality copper and glass, this structure stands at 271 feet in Barak Square. One of the largest musical instrument on earth, this tower is adorned with 18 bells, each chiming a different note. Head up to 6th floor for a marvellous 360 view of the building’s spire, Swan Lake and its surroundings.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

21. The Perth Mint

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The Perth Mint offers one of the most luxurious tours through this Gold Exhibition. Besides learning about the history and legends of gold mining in Australia, you will get to chance to go behind the scene to see how gold is made. Feast your eyes in the many natural gold nuggets that are displayed, including the one-tonne gold coin that is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records are the biggest gold coin in the world.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – AU$19 | Child – AU$8

 

22. The Pinnacles

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Nambung National Park is where this natural attraction can be found, covering 17,487 hectares of land. The Pinnacles resembles a dessert land, and you will find unique limestone column formations, created over 30,000 years ago through erosion by the wind and rain. This is a rare phenomenon and is an intriguing place, so remember to add this into your itinerary. Animals such as the kangaroos, emus and native reptiles can also be found in this surrounding.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): AU$13/per passenger car

 

23. WA Shipwrecks Museum

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WA Shipwrecks Museum is a famous attraction that showcases an extensive collection of maritime archaeology. Housed within this 1852 commissariat building are history and stories about voyagers’ journey in search for the Great Southland. Hundreds of artefacts can be seen on display here from Dutch shipwrecks namely from Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck, including the merchant ship Batavia as well.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:30am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

24. Watertown Brand Outlet

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Watertown Brand Outlet is a favourite shopping destination for both locals and tourists. Is at Wellington Street where you will find this outdoor retail space that is home to 100 local and international brands. This place gives you an enjoyable time scouring through deals from items varying from clothes, jewellery, homewares and many more.

Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 5:30pm | Friday, 9:00am – 9:00pm | Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm | Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

 

25. Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre

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Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre is one of Perth’s biggest shopping centre that has been expanding since 1972. The Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre of today is an 885,600 square feet mall and home to 290 shops. This is an ideal place for families and friends to unwind as this shopping hub not only provides a variety of entertainment and a huge selection of dining options but plenty of relaxation spots as well.

Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm | Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

There will be some shopping, some dining and plenty of time under the sun when you visit Perth. It ignites your curiosity and inspiration while exploring the best of all the city has to offer. Though Perth is known as one of the most isolated cities in the world, it welcomes you to uncover its secrets today.