Looking for free things to do in the sunniest capital of Australia? You’re reading the perfect blog! Perth is home to 19 stunning beaches, botanical gardens, bush walking trails, wine region and marine parks which are bathed in sunshine around 3000 hours a year. Here’s our top free must-see places to visit!
Introducing the largest inner-city park in the world, roughly 20% bigger than Central Park in New York! It boasts a wide range of flora and fauna (roughly 300+ kinds), untamed bushland to explore, and offers magnificent panoramic views of the Perth city and the Swan River from the hilltop. It’s also the perfect spot for a picnic!
With some of the world’s most stunning coastlines, some might say the best way to explore Perth is by foot. Go for a stroll on paved walking paths before going in for well deserved dip in some of the most famous beaches. Some of the walks we would suggest are: Leighton Beach to Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Harbour to South Beach and City Beach to Scarborough Beach.
Discover Street Art
Ranked as Australia’s second street art capital behind Melbourne (obviously), Perth’s buildings and laneways have become a hub for aspiring artists; no wall is safe. Over 100 artists are affiliated with Form, an organisation devoted to creativity, to remodel public areas from Perth to Claremont to Albany in the Great Southern Region.
Just a half-hour ferry ride away from Perth, ‘Rotto’ only has around 100 permanent residents but the population surges to 15,000-odd during summer holidays. Here you can find beautiful beaches, endless cycling routes, rugged bushland, historic buildings and the cutest animal on earth: an impossibly photogenic marsupial, the quokka!
Taste mouth-watering seafood
With over 10,000km of coastline, it should come as little surprise that Western Australia serves up mouthwatering recipes of the ocean. Fill your plate with marron from the south-west of the state, barramundi from up north, lobster from Geraldton, oysters from Albany, prawns from Exmouth and scallops from nearby Rottnest Island!