There's no shortage of fun to be had in the Perth region.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor, a couple or a family, young or young at heart, there truly is something for everyone, for every occasion and every budget.
To help you plan the ultimate day out, we’ve created an insider guide to cheap activities in Perth that you can enjoy all year round. Discover all the best places to eat, drink, see and experience in Perth and beyond using our local knowledge. This is the list of all lists – a complete list of 101 (yes, that’s right, 101!) inexpensive things to do and see in Perth.
While the likes of Perth’s tourist hotspots are beautiful, as a local you’ve probably visited them countless times. So instead of rehashing the obvious places, here is some inspiration for 101 of the best budget-friendly activities in the Perth region for locals and visitors alike.
From simple, laidback days at the beach to exploring charming heritage towns to epic road trips and the best of Perth’s foodie trails – this is the list that has it all. We’ve thrown in some simple activities, some that are a bit unique and adventurous and others that you may just not have done in a while (or possibly ever!).
- Perth City
- Sunset Coast / Perth beaches
- Mandurah & Peel
- Avon Valley
- Perth Hills
- Swan Valley
1. Let’s get moving. Take a stroll around Elizabeth Quay and along the banks of the iconic Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan). The meandering Swan River extends 72km through the Perth metropolitan area and offers a range of picture perfect picnic spots, walking loops and trails – for experienced walkers or those simply craving a short stroll in the sunshine with an unbeatable view. The walking trails showcase the beauty of the river - its diverse flora and fauna, its history and significance to Traditional Owners of the Land, and the official bird of Western Australia – the graceful black swan. Discover the best walking and cycling trails to walk along the sparkling Swan River here.
2. Discover Perth’s wildflower scene in spring. Wander among wildflowers in Kings Park and Botanic Garden - home to thousands of wildflower species at our urban doorstep. Neighbouring Perth City, Kings Park is one of the world's largest inner-city parks. It enjoys sweeping views of the Swan and Canning Rivers, the city skyline and the Darling Ranges to the east. Discover beautiful blooms on The Law Walk, Botanic Garden Discovery Walk and Bushland Nature Trail, or join one of the daily free guided walking tours through the park. Stick around for the magical sunset – Kings Park has one of Perth’s best vantage points.
3. Head to The Perth Mint. It doesn’t cost a dime to enter to the shop, grounds and bullion trading room, so there’s no need to cash out at The Perth Mint (unless you’re here for the luxury jewellery!). Make the most of your visit by joining an hourly guided talk, experience the mesmerising journey of gold discovery in Western Australia through interactive displays, photographs and artefacts and witness the spectacle of a traditional gold pour in The Perth Mint’s original melting house. Owned by the Western Australian Government, The Perth Mint is the world’s only government-owned and guaranteed precious metals enterprise.
4. Visit the landmark WA Museum Boola Bardip at Perth Cultural Centre. The museum is home to Western Australia’s many stories: our people, our places and our role in the world. Immerse yourself in a seasonal exhibit or special event, join a guided tour or simply wander, taking your time to explore the stunning building with deep historical roots. Admission to the WA Museum Boola Bardip starts from just $15 for adults and is absolutely free for kids under 15. Hint: sign up to one of the museum’s annual membership options for the price of a single admission and get unlimited general admission entry into WA Museum Boola Bardip and WA Maritime Museum. Now that’s a deal!
5. Visit the hidden treasure that is Heirisson Island. Nestled between the suburbs of East Perth and Victoria Park on the Swan River, this magical oasis has significant Nyoongar and cultural heritage. The Nyoongar name for the area is Matagarup (meaning ‘leg deep’) which has been retained for the island. Heirisson Island is Perth’s ideal secret picnic spot overflowing with Western Austalia’s native flora and fauna including lots of our iconic kangaroos. Heirisson Island is easily accessible by vehicle or is roughly a 10 to 15 minute walk from the city centre.
6. Eat, drink and discover Perth City. Perth really does have it all – from vibrant street art, parks and gardens to events, libraries and museums. Celebrate all that is the ‘City of Lights’ on a guided walking tour with Oh Hey WA, family run Djurandi Dreaming or Two Feet and a Heartbeat. Discover Perth’s coffee culture, pull on your stretchy pants and explore the tasty side of Perth with a cheese tour or journey back in time as you wander through historic cemeteries. There’s an adventure for everyone and it all starts from $50.
7. All aboard Little Ferry Co! Glide up the iconic Swan River with this is unique experience cruising onboard Western Australia’s only solar electric ferry. Hop aboard and let the Little Ferry Co take you on a guided tour of the Swan River up along the foreshore from Elizabeth Quay to East Perth and return. The best part? Perth’s Little Ferry Co offers a hop-on and hop-off service so you can let the skipper know if you want to stay at one of the many cafes or bars along the way and they’ll pick you up on the next scheduled ferry.
8. Jump on a rickshaw for the best interactive small bar tour in Perth. The Peddle Perth Small Bar Rickshaw Tour is the perfect get together for friends or colleagues. In two hours, you’ll visit Perth City’s best small bars and drink delicious, discounted cocktails. This is the ultimate night out and is suitable for all ages (above 18, of course!), social groups, staff parties and birthdays. With Peddle Perth, you’ll make new memories with friends, share some big laughs and get heaps of photos while enjoying everything Perth City has to offer – all with the curiosity of a tourist.
9. SUP the Swan River. Try out one of the world’s most popular recreational activities with stand up paddle board hire for two people for one hour with Funcats Watersports. Stand up paddling isn’t just great fun; it’s the perfect way to inject some fitness and wellbeing into your day. If you’d prefer to take a seat, explore the Swan River and surrounding foreshore with a single kayak from Funcats Watersports in South Perth for only $25 an hour. Fun fact? Funcats Watersports has been operating in Perth since 1975!
10. It’s time to escape! Dare to discover the totally immersive escape rooms at Escape This. Escape This offers Perth's most highly rated escape rooms, with 10 themes to choose from, each promising an hour-long, heart pumping adventure. Escape This features movie quality sets, exciting (and sometimes frightening!) sound effects, and some of the most challenging puzzles and problems you’ve ever faced. Choose a theme (from bank heists to pirates, magical wizardry and more) and embark on your next adventure in the heart of Northbridge from just $39 per person.
11. Jump on the Perth Explorer hop on, hop off bus! Explore Perth City and Kings Park with a 24 hour ticket to the iconic open top double decker bus. Take advantage of 360 degree views of all that must be seen in terms of attractions and native fauna and flora in Perth. Guided by friendly and informative drivers, the Perth Explorer hop on, hop off tour is great value for money. With numerous pick up points around the city, tickets can simply be purchased on the bus. Enjoy entertaining commentary, available in eight different languages as well as one specially designed for the kids.
12. Let your imagination run wild at Scitech. Scitech offers an experience designed for the curious at heart with playful science, technology, engineering and mathematics experiences for the entire family. Explore the wonders of the world at Scitech with awe-inspiring interactive exhibitions, explosive shows and imaginative activities throughout the year. General admission is just $24 for adults and children just $15, with group passes available. This includes entry to all areas of the science centre, including the Planetarium, Science Theatre, and Feature Exhibition.
13. Get your giggle on at the Comedy Lounge! Visit the Comedy Lounge on a Friday or Saturday night for a hilarious night out in Perth with a live stand-up comedy show. This is the ideal activity for old friends to catch up, a girl’s night out or a special date night. There’s a fully licensed bar and kitchen onsite, so you can grab something to sip and savour before and during the show. Friday night comedy starts at $53.50 for adults. Find out what’s on at the Comedy Lounge this week!
14. Grab a drink at AGWA’s Rooftop: one of the largest rooftop spaces in Western Australia. The Art Gallery of WA’s Rooftop features an open-air sculpture walk featuring works from the State Art Collection, a new internal gallery space for exhibitions and events, and two outdoor multi-purpose spaces with brilliant city, hill and museum views. The centrepiece of the rooftop is a huge new contemporary Aboriginal art piece. Enjoy a sunset drink taking in the views and sculpture park with soothing sounds by local DJs. Oh, and the Rooftop is dishing out delish food and beverages with a distinct local flavour – it’s definitely worth a visit!
15. Go wild at Perth Zoo. Go behind the scenes and have a rare, close up encounter with your favourite animal. Visit giraffes, rhinos, reptiles and more at Perth Zoo, open every day from 9am to 5pm including public holidays. Spend the day learning about different animals, watch the shows and feeding sessions and picnic in the park. Perth Zoo offers a range of youth programs designed for the littlest of monkeys to teenagers. Entry for adults is $34.60, kids is $17.30, and a mini group pass is also available.
16. For a local tour delivered right in the palm of your hand, explore with Dark Stry. This innovative app delivers history differently, with self-guided tours featuring immersive stories and a blend of historic photos, videos and audio. Dark Stry offers three self-guided walking routes through its app. Focusing on the history and heritage of Perth City, the app showcases quintessentially Western Australian stories from enterprising women to development, social change and coming of age. Download the app and one of Dark Stry’s self-guided walking tours (from just $25) to begin your Perth history adventure today.
17. Explore WA’s most vibrant markets. The Fremantle Markets are the ultimate market experience. Step inside and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of more than 100 years of culture and heritage. Enjoy the sounds of local buskers, sample fresh and unique local produce or wander through the eclectic stores brimming with indigenous and independent products. Keen for more shopping? Explore the surrounding stores and discover locally made, vintage and imported treasures in the West End, at E-Shed and at boutique stores tucked behind the famous cappuccino strip.
18. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. This working harbour is brimming with world-class bars and restaurants featuring some of WA's freshest and finest seafood. Drop in a line from the jetty to catch your own dinner or if the fish aren’t biting, grab some traditional fish ‘n’ chips from the all new, award-winning Kailis Fishmarket Café or Cicerello’s Fremantle. Be sure to stick around to watch the sunset from this iconic harbourside location.
19. Get inside the criminal mind at the Fremantle Prison. Fremantle Prison is one of WA’s most fascinating and significant cultural attractions. The history of Fremantle Prison dates back to the early beginnings of WA. It is the largest convict-built structure in the state, and the most intact convict establishment in the entire nation. Join a tour or explore an exhibition to learn about true crime, famous prisoners, life behind bars and more. Tours start from just $22 per adult and $12 per child.
20. Dive into the calm, turquoise waters of Coogee Beach and explore the Omeo Shipwreck. The Omeo is the centrepiece of the Coogee Maritime Trail: an epic snorkelling trail (developed by the City of Cockburn) along Coogee Beach. The trail aims to educate divers on WA's rich naval archaeology and heritage via underwater plaques, artificial reefs, submerged art sculptures, and loads of marine life. This not-so-hidden gem is Perth's most popular shore-based shipwreck, lying just under the water 25 metres from the white sand shores of Coogee Beach. Get your mask and snorkel ready for the ultimate underwater adventure! Check out more of Perth’s underwater trails.
21. Relax at Bather’s Beach. The quaint Bather’s Beach is just a short stroll from Fremantle Town Hall on the Fremantle Waterfront. Take a dip, laze on the beach or build a sandcastle or enjoy an ice cold beverage from the licensed area on the sand overlooking the water. There’s also the Bathers Beach Art Precinct to explore. The area around Bather’s Beach is a hub for art galleries, open studios and workshops. The real delight of the precinct is that you can meet the artists, see them create magic and participate in a diverse range of creative workshops on offer.
22. Hit the beach (again). It's no secret that WA has some of the world’s best beaches. And South Beach is up there with one of our favourites. Much-loved South Beach is easily accessible by the free CAT bus that travels between Downtown and South Beach. A popular swimming beach for families, with free barbecue facilities, plenty of shade and large grassy areas to kick a ball, play frisbee or simply just doze on a picnic rug. Check out more of Perth’s best beaches.
23. Get artsy at Fremantle Arts Centre. Housed in a heritage building in Fremantle's east end, Fremantle Arts Centre is a premier arts service and one of the leading arts organisations in Australia. Get your fix of art and culture as you spend the day enjoying the vibrant free exhibitions or attend one of the many live music concerts held throughout the year. Alternatively, pack a picnic and wander the beautiful grounds of this convict-built heritage building, full of gothic flare and history.
24. Get your glow on at 3D mini golf at Glowing Rooms. New to Fremantle is Perth’s most unique and immersive mini golf experience. Put on your magical 3D glasses and watch your world transform - a game of ordinary mini golf is now a glow in the dark, out-of-this-world experience. Golf balls appear to hover above the ground, animals come to life, and characters seem to almost reach out and touch you. Lose yourself at the Glowing Rooms 3D Mini Golf for just $25 per adult and $18 for kids under 15 years old.
25. Go iceskating! Cockburn Ice Arena allows you to skate on ice all year round (it’s the perfect activity for beating the heat!). Adults start from $27 and children from $25, with skates included! Family passes are available, with Cheapskate Tuesday and Thursdays where skates are free with any night session for $15. IceBykes and Seals are also available for those who need a little support with their balance.
26. Dive into the fascinating history of Australia's oldest shipwrecks. For just a gold coin donation at WA’s Shipwreck Museum, you can journey through the galleries to learn about WA's treacherous coast, first European encounters and famous shipwrecks. To delve deeper, take a guided tour of the building and discover the fascinating historical features of WA's first convict-built public building. The historic WA Shipwrecks Museum is internationally recognised for its contributions to maritime archaeology and shipwreck conservation.
27. Still eager to learn more about WA's maritime past? Head straight to the WA Maritime Museum for just $15 per adult (it’s free for children under 15!). Perched on the edge of the Indian Ocean, the WA Maritime Museum is symbolic of Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port. See the significant historic objects and vessels that highlight WA’s sporting, sailing and adventure heritage.
28. Encounter a different side of Fremantle with the Fremantle Discovery Trail. This self-guided walking tour showcases the very best of Fremantle. The trail takes you past iconic highlights, plus off the beaten track to discover 190 years of Fremantle's heritage. Download a map here or pick up a hard copy from the Fremantle Visitors Centre. The trail is around 6km long. It will take at least 90 minutes to complete, longer if you read all the information and stop along the way. The best part? It’s completely free! Download the Fremantle Discovery Trail.
29. Unwind at Esplanade Park. Spend a lazy afternoon picnicking at the beautifully grassed reserve of Esplanade Park. This large park is the ideal spot for the kids to run around, with swings, a large play area and lots of shade provided by about 100 Norfolk Island pine trees. Esplanade Park is also home to a number of other attractions including the Esplanade Youth Plaza and the Skyview Wheel (Ferris Wheel), which provides an amazing view across Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour to Rottnest Island in the west and toward the hills of Perth in the east.
30. Enjoy a froth at some iconic Fremantle breweries! Little Creatures and Gage Roads Brewery are both located on the waterfront and offer some seriously good views. Grab a tasting paddle and discover your favourite drop, plus a bite to eat (hint: the woodfired pizzas at Little Creatures are a must!). If there’s one thing we know about Fremantle, it’s that there’s no shortage of places to grab a pint or glass of vino. Discover more Fremantle bars and pubs.
31. All aboard! With many ferry companies offering trips over to Rottnest Island from Fremantle (it takes just 30 minutes to get there!), jump onboard and head to Perth’s favourite island paradise. Once you’re on the island, hire or BYO bike to explore, laze on the beach, snorkel the reef, say hello to the famous quokkas and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the laidback waterfront bars and restaurants. Keen for an island adventure? Check out 7 Adventures to Experience on Rottnest Island.
32. Dive into Yanchep Lagoon. This hidden coastal treasure is located just 45 minutes north of Perth City. Abundant with colourful coral, shallow rock pools and spectacular aquatic life, exploring this unique marine landscape makes for the perfect daytime activity or weekend escape. Bring your snorkel kit and dive into the crystal clear waters of Yanchep Lagoon, teeming with diverse aquatic life and plenty of naturally-formed rock pools and shelters for kids and adults to swim and explore.
33. Explore Australia’s largest single aquarium at AQWA – the Aquarium of Western Australia. Discover WA’s unique marine and coastal life or muster up the courage to take the plunge on a breath-taking tour with real, up close and personal encounters with sharks, loggerhead turtles, the world’s largest stingrays and schools of WA fish. Explore the underwater tunnel, touch pool and much more with tickets to AQWA starting at just $32 per adult and $19 per child. When was the last time you went to AQWA? This is the perfect day out with family, friends or a loved one.
34. Visit Yanchep National Park. Close to Perth but away from the hustle and bustle, Yanchep National Park is brimming with native wildlife and flora, caves, walk trails and more. Simply wander and enjoy a picnic among the trees or embark on a guided tour of Crystal Cave. The cave is open every day of the year and hosts spectacular underground structures of shawls, helictites, stalactites and stalagmites. Explore the cave and discover koalas, hiking trails and more at one of WA’s oldest national parks.
35. Chocolate lovers, rejoice! While visiting the scenic Yanchep National Park, pop in and enjoy the homemade food from the quaint Chocolate Drops. Chocolate Drops is a specialty handmade chocolate shop located within the Tearooms of the picturesque Yanchep National Park. This chocolate haven has integrated with the historic and cultural surroundings of the park since 2005 and created an array of Australian themed handmade chocolates to be devoured by locals and tourists alike. Hungry? Check out Perth’s yummiest desserts.
36. Explore the Scarborough Sunset Markets. On Thursday nights in summer and Saturday afternoons in winter, Scarborough foreshore comes alive with Perth’s best food trucks, gift stalls and live entertainment. Grab a delicious bite to eat and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean before heading across the road for a drink at Scarborough’s lively bar scene.
37. Snorkel off the beach at Mettams Pool. The shallow 1.5m reef is a highly popular snorkelling spot due to the huge amount of marine life which calls the reef home. A huge variety of fish, starfish, and molluscs can be seen within a few steps from the beach. If you’re planning to snorkel the morning is the best time to avoid crowds. While you’re in the area, check out another one of Perth’s most popular beaches: Scarborough Beach. The vibrant Scarborough stretch is bustling with pedestrian promenades, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, exercise equipment as well as many cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.
38. Watch the sunset over the ocean at Cottesloe Beach: Perth's most iconic (and most photographed) beach. Cottesloe Beach is an incredibly popular place for swimming, snorkelling and surfing. Why? Crystal clear waters, soft white sand and an abundance of shady pine trees, that’s why! Grab an icecream or takeaway pizza from one of the local beachside restaurants and watch the sun go down from this landmark location. Time for a drink? Check out our list of coastal bars and pubs.
39. Step back in time on the Sunset Coast Immersive Trail. Discover some of Perth’s most unique historical sites through augmented reality. Featuring locations dating back to the early 19th century, adventure along the Sunset Coast and learn about significant moments in Perth's past. With seven sites to explore throughout the Town of Cottesloe, City of Stirling, City of Joondalup and City of Wanneroo, get a group together and spend a day soaking up the scenery as you weave between the city and the coast and compare the rich history of the trail to the present moment. Launch your augmented reality experience today!
40. Travel to the heart of WA’s stargazing capital and experience the awe-inspiring night skies at the Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory. A host of nighttime activities exist to make the most of the starry sky, with daytime activities including a number of educational walking trails. There’s an onsite café dishing out great coffee and the Cosmology Gallery features multicultural artworks and photographs and a 65 metre timeline of the history of the universe. If you’re up for some excitement, climb the Leaning Tower of Gingin and drop water filled balloons from the very top! Entry to the Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory is $22 for adults and $14 for kids, with family passes available. Looking for more out-of-this-world experiences? Check out 6 Places to Stargaze in Perth.
41. Roadtrip to the Lancelin dunes. Located on WA’s Turquoise Coast just 90 minutes from Perth City, Lancelin is a charming coastal village renowned for its sunshine, surfing, diving, fishing, sand dunes and much more. With huge white dunes, pristine beaches and relaxed seaside holiday vibes, it’s no wonder that it is a favourite getaway spot among both locals and tourists. Given it’s not too far from home location, Lancelin is the ideal spot for a day trip. On arrival, drop into the Lancelin Community Resource and Visitor Centre for a chat and to top up on local knowledge. The centre also has a shop brimming with gifts, books, local produce, crafts and more.
42. Feed the animals at Landsdale Farm. The perfect day out for the young (and the young at heart) is the uniquely educational, Landsdale Farm. The farm has an onsite café serving up delish coffee and treats, loads of fun and friendly farm animals, scenic tractor rides, animal feeding and interaction and more. This is the perfect afternoon spent with the kids or for a birthday party with function areas available for hire. Landsdale Farm is also the ideal spot for a picnic, with two shady playgrounds, toilet facilities and free BBQs. Entry for adults is $17 and children is $15. Find more animal encounters in the Perth region here.
43. Discover Lake Richmond and Lake Walyungup by Torchlight with Djurandi Dreaming. Djurandi Dreaming is a family run tour guide and Aboriginal art business that delivers exciting cultural experiences, including art classes, customised tours, school group talks and activities and community projects. Its goal is to positively educate and showcase Aboriginal culture in WA while conserving culture, language and country. Djurandi Dreaming offer cultural tours in secluded locations with visual wonders which will make you pause, take a breath and appreciate the land.
44. Enjoy the majestic, uninterrupted ocean views of Shoalwater Islands Marine Park while wandering the long stretch of walking trails at Point Peron. Explore the stunning bays - nature’s perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling, fishing or relaxing. For divers, Point Peron offers a shallow shore dive with crystal clear waters, ideal for exploring the underwater playground of limestone reef caves and diverse marine life. While you’re there, be sure to check out the landmark World War II gun lookout and keep your eyes peeled for the remaining historic bunkers along the way. Hint: in the late afternoon, Point Peron is a prime spot to enjoy the sunset.
45. Meet the waddling inhabitants of Penguin Island. The island is easily accessed – just a speedy five minute trip onboard Perth Wildlife Encounters hourly return ferry service. Once you reach the impressive, rugged island, expect to find safe, sandy beaches with pristine turquoise waters and shallow lagoons ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Thriving with wildlife, delight in close encounters with rare sea lions, wild dolphins, pelicans and of course the island’s more famous inhabitants: penguins. Make sure you’re there to watch the penguins feed at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm daily.
46. Chill out at the revamped Rockingham Beach Foreshore. This award-winning precinct is iconic, with bright coloured beach umbrellas, playgrounds, seating, cafes, and of course, the calm waters of Rockingham Beach. Explore the pedestrian friendly shopping and eat precinct, the Beach Plaza overflowing with recreational, cultural and heritage attractions and The Boardwalk, featuring timber terraces and some ‘young- at-heart’ attractions connecting to the beach. The precinct has been completely transformed in recent years into a high-quality space for everyone to enjoy. It’s the ideal destination to stroll along the seaside, have a family picnic, take the family for a bike ride or enjoy a romantic dinner date under the stars.
47. Get your aquatic adventure on and rediscover Rockingham. With an abundance of water-based activities, there are plenty of things to do and sea in Rockingham. A favourite? Snorkel or scuba dive West Coast Dive Park. The West Coast Dive Park is filled with 10 different shipwrecks, unique wildlife and dive areas just off the coast. This pristine underwater paradise is ideal for scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, boating and fishing – and it’s all easily accessible within the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.
48. Perth Wake Park is the only cable wake board park in WA. Located 30 minutes south of Perth City, the park has a full size main cable, two beginner specific cables, a new bar, a café, pro shop, hire shop and a large veranda overlooking all the action. Bookings are not required to ride at the park during general opening hours. Choose from hourly to daily tickets or full memberships to maximise your time on the water. Perth Wake Park runs cable wakeboarding introduction sessions on its beginner systems and the main lake is filled with obstacles for the advanced riders to show off their moves!
49. Unwind at the Peel region's oldest winery and vineyard: Peel Estate Wines. Nestled between protected wetlands and the Peel Estate Wines grounds, the cellar door opened to the public in 1980 and boasts a charming, rustic mezzanine level that overlooks the winery. Find a shady tree and settle in for a relaxing picnic while sampling award-winning, premium quality wines direct from the cellar door. Still thirsty? Discover the Peel Craft Beer and Wine Trail.
50. Take the kids to the Peel region’s best playgrounds. First up, the award-winning Harbour Playground is a fully fenced and inclusive play space located on the Secret Harbour foreshore. Another fun and accessible playground is Fantasy Park, equipped with large stone animal sculptures, BBQ facilities and picnic tables. Finally, Shipwreck Cove in Golden Bay is a large nautical-themed playground complete with an epic lookout point, scooter and BMX tracks, BBQ facilities and a large, grassed area to kick the footy. These playgrounds are big, colourful and worth an extended picnic with the family.
51. Make a splash at Perth Aqua Park. Perth Aqua Park is a floating obstacle course located in Baldivis, open from November to April. Perth Aqua Park is a huge floating inflatable fun park with more than 100 different interconnected obstacles. Race your friends, launch down the slides or challenge yourself on the climbing walls. It’s fun for kids or adults, sporting teams, corporate groups or anyone looking for some fun as an individual or with a group. It’s just $25 per person for a 50 minute session.
Mandurah & Peel
52. Discover the Giants of Mandurah by Thomas Dambo: the world’s leading recycle artist. Thomas Dambo was taught from a young age about the value of recycling, sustainability, and unlimited imagination. To share that message and inspire people to get out into nature, he creates larger-than-life sculptures from recycled wood and places them all over the world. This is the first time his Giants have appeared in Australia. Thomas Dambo has designed this giant experience as a game. Are you ready to play? Find out more about the Giants of Mandurah.
53. Go crabbing! Mandurah is well-known for its blue swimmer crabs and excellent crabbing. Crabbing season opens on 1 December, just as the weather warms up for summer. By January, the Peel-Harvey Estuary is swimming with full size crabs ready to be caught. There are plenty of places to fish for a feed of crabs in Mandurah, and early morning or evening is the best time to meet your quota. Hunt for these tasty crustaceans from a boat, a jetty using drop nets or by wading into the shallows with long-handled scoop nets.
54. Get walking in Mandurah. Explore the waterways of Mandurah on foot along the thriving Mandurah Boardwalk and Dolphin Quay. Accessible boardwalks invite diners and shoppers to wander and enjoy the sunshine, to forget the hustle and bustle of city life and be completely relaxed by nature. Stop for coffee or traditional fish ‘n’ chips at one of the many eateries along the way. Discover more Mandurah and Peel walking trails.
55. Hunt for Mandurah’s famous inhabitants. A trip to Mandurah wouldn’t be complete without dolphins! Jump on board a tour with Mandurah Cruises to search for a diverse collection of marine wonders, including wild bottlenose dolphins. Explore the canals and the wetlands, which are home to pelicans, ospreys and many other beautiful birds - all spotted for you by Mandurah Cruises expert guides. Tickets for adults are priced from $32 and children from $18, with kids under three free.
56. Explore the wild wonders of Dwellingup. Simply put, Dwellingup is where nature and adventure unite. There’s no better way to experience the great outdoors than to pitch a tent and camp under the stars. So, pack your camping gear and head to Lane Poole Reserve for a night or two. While you’re there, take it to the limit on one of the many bike tracks, walking trails and watercourses in Lane Poole Reserve or simply kick back, relax and lose yourself in the tranquility of the forest. There are a number of campgrounds to choose from to unwind and recharge under the blissful canopy of trees. Our favourite? Baden Powel Campground – and it’s bookable online for just $15 a night per adult.
57. Hit the world class mountain bike trails in Dwellingup. Dwellingup Adventures offer a range of self-guided tours and equipment hire including mountain bikes (starting from just $15 per hour), canoes, rafts, stand up paddle boards and even camping equipment. With almost 30 years of experience and intimate knowledge of local sights, trails and waterways, Dwellingup Adventures will help you create the most epic outdoor adventure memories.
58. Adventure in Dwellingup doesn’t end there. Gear up and experience great heights as you swing and leap among the pine and jarrah trees above Nanga Mill Campground at Treetops Adventure Dwellingup. Located inside Lane Poole Reserve, you’ll experience soaring aerial obstacles reaching up to 25 metres high. Treetops Adventure is Australia's premier tree top adventure ropes experience. This is a bush escape for city adventurers!
59. Enjoy 360-degree dining on WA’s only Eco BBQ Boats. Commandeer one of WA’s only donut-shaped six or 10 seater electric boats and be your own captain as you cruise around Mandurah’s waterways. Enjoy a BBQ on board (it’s BYO!) or order a delicious grazing platter made fresh for your arrival. All the cooking equipment is supplied so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the 360-degree dining experience on the water. For further relaxation, hire a friendly guide to cater to all your needs. Seeking some self-driven fun for a few hours? Eco BBQ Boats are the answer.
60. Hike a section of The Bibbulmun Track. The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails and an item on many people’s bucket list. The famous track stretches 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast, winding through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia. The Bibbulmun Track takes walkers through many diverse areas of natural beauty and ever-changing terrain, from jarrah forests to the cliff tops above the mighty ocean. The Bibbulmun Track caters for everyone and every experience - from a gentle stroll to a complete eight week, end-to-end adventure. Choose to camp out, join a guided group or explore it in comfort with a variety of accommodation in towns along the way.
61. Visit Ranger Red’s Zoo and Conservation Park. This tranquil zoo is set in a lush setting on the banks of the Murray River. What makes Ranger Red’s Zoo and Conservation Park really unique is the ‘hands-on experience’ here. Hand feed the animals, hold a slithery snake, pat a kangaroo or tickle a ferret. There are more than 150 species of birds and animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes, exotic birds, reptiles, spotted quolls, possums, owls and many more. Bring along a picnic hamper and take advantage of the park’s free BBQ facilities. Adult entry starts from $23 and children from $12.
62. Escape to Lake Navarino. Lake Navarino Holiday Park is one of WA’s best kept holiday secrets, nestled in the jarrah forest just an hour and a half from Perth City, between Waroona and Dwellingup. It's the perfect place to escape the city, to relax and slip into the peaceful and unhurried pace of nature. The park's accommodation is set among the natural lakeside forest with something for everyone, from cottages, cabins, and park homes to shady powered and unpowered sites for caravans. Lake Navarino Holiday Park is a bush lover's paradise with loads of adventure activities and local cultural, historical attractions and activities.
63. Discover Mandurah’s art scene on the Mandurah Art Trails. Mandurah is home to not one but two art trails to explore. The Marina Art Trail is a 4.5km walk that meanders along Mandurah's spectacular waterways showcasing 18 pieces of artwork. Alternatively, the City Art Trail takes visitors on a journey through the city centre of Mandurah, along the Eastern Foreshore and the pedestrian area. This 1.5km walk begins at the Mandurah Visitor Centre and ends at Mandurah's Eastern Foreshore. Enjoy a variety of 15 public (and hidden!) artworks on this pleasant walk. Our advice? Take the day to discover both trails!
64. Take a dip in Mandurah’s unique estuary pool, Kwillena Gabi. Named by Bindjareb Boodja Traditional Owners, Kwillena Gabi aptly translates to “Dolphin Waters” – because you’re quite likely to encounter some of the local wildlife while you’re there. The pool is enclosed by a series of floating pontoons arranged in a circular formation, as well as a paved area with shade structures and a small jetty. With a maximum depth of almost 4.5 metres, the pool is suitable for every age – with little ones able to enjoy the gentle shallows and big kids able to dive in at the deep end. The pool also features ramp access to the water, with the ramp also connecting to the pontoons for access around the entire pool.
65. Go blooming wild at the wildflower hotspots of York, Toodyay, Goomalling, Northam and Beverely. The Shire of Beverley boasts two new walking trails ideal for wandering among wildflowers (and orchids galore) at your own pace. The Brooking Street Reserve is also home to more than 12 orchid species. Dale River Reserve is a bird hotspot located along the Dale River where orchids bloom in spring. Couple your Beverly wildflower adventure with an overnight stay in the cabins at the Beverley Caravan Park – the ideal place to stop and explore the Avon Valley. Explore more of the Avon Valley wildflower trails now.
66. Eat delicious pies at the Toodyay Bakery. We love a good bakery. And this artisan baker is delivering all the tasty goods from freshly baked bread including sourdoughs to pies, pasties, sausage rolls and of course, sweet little cakes all made in Toodyay. Understandably, the Toodyay Bakery has won loads of awards for its gourmet pies, sausage rolls and breads, also taking home the award for Australia's Best Pastie a few years ago. Grab your next treat to go or stay a while on the balcony with stunning views.
67. Choo Choo! Check out the Toodyay Miniature Railway on the first and third Sunday of each month. The Toodyay Miniature Railway was opened in 1996 and is owned by a local hobby club. Trains run up to nine minutes on the 1.1km track and it’s a great way for young (and the young at heart) to learn about the different engines (petrol, electric and even a coal fire steam locomotive) and experience this country delight.
68. Enjoy a quintessential Australian country event. The Avon Valley plays host to a range of annual agricultural and community shows throughout the year, or you can visit the local Avon Valley farmers markets on most weekends at the main townships. The markets showcase the best in local fruit and veggies, produce, art and craft. Stock up on crafts, seasonal produce and artisan gifts. Running on Sundays, the Toodyay Farmers Market offers a range of artisan goods sourced from around the Avon Valley and Wheatbelt, including fresh produce and preserves, food, farm goods and more. Each market also hosts educational sessions, workshops and entertainment - making for a great family outing in the Avon Valley.
69. Experience the excitement of the world's greatest white-water event - the Avon Descent. In this two day 124km adventure river race from Northam to Bayswater, participants race powerboats, kayaks, skiis and SUPs solo or in double or relay teams. Spectators can catch all the action during the family fun days which take place along the river from start to finish. Enjoy race commentary, food trucks, free entertainment and much more. There are loads of free overnight camp sites within the region, so stay a while and explore the stunning Avon Valley.
70. Catch the train from Perth to the historical town of York. The AvonLink train travels from Midland Station to Northam Train Station and back again. The service began operation in 1995, making it the first country passenger train to be introduced in the state in almost 50 years. Since then, it remains a popular train service, travelling from Midland to Northam via Toodyay in just over an hour. With air-conditioning and free WiFi, the AvonLink is a comfortable and enjoyable ride. On arrival, visit the York Visitor Centre to plan your perfect itinerary for the day ahead. Our suggestions? Dive deep into York’s history and explore some of WA’s most iconic buildings at the York Town Hall and the York Courthouse Precinct. York boasts a number of walk and cycle trails to explore. Discover grand designs on York’s main street, historic gems hidden down side streets or walk in the footsteps of the convicts and those who lived here during the convict era.
71. Picnic in the valley. The Avon Valley is a comfortable drive east of Perth City and is known for its parks, nature reserves and natural bushland. Bring your picnic basket, stock it up at local producers and head to one of the many picturesque locations for an afternoon of natural bliss (think: green rolling hills, babbling brooks and historic country towns). Be sure to bypass the historical Coorinja Winery and choose your favourite drop to enjoy under the shade of the trees. Coorinja Winery was established in the 1870s and is a five minute drive from the historic town of Toodyay.
72. Drive to the York Motor Museum. The York Motor Museum is the only community owned and operated motor museum in Australia – and it’s filled with vintage cars, bikes and memorabilia. The York Motor Museum showcases a fascinating collection of the cars and bikes that have cruised our roads and highways for more than 100 years. Open seven days a week, entry is just $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and $3 for children under 12. Group bookings and guided tours are also available. This is a great educational day out for the whole family.
73. Visit Bilya Koort Boodja. Bilya Koort Boodja is the Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge. The centre is located in the Shire of Northam on the foreshore of the Avon River in the Northam CBD. Opening in 2018, Bilya Koort Boodja has an interpretive space, a retail outlet and workshop rooms available for hire. This insightful regional tourist attraction offers an interactive and immersive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Nyoongar Ballardong region. Venture out to the picturesque Avon Valley for this one-of-a-kind Nyoongar cultural experience.
74. Explore the Living History Walk Trails in Toodyay. Wander through the townsite of Toodyay on a path of discovery of the town’s rich history. There are four colour-coded trails to explore: green, orange, yellow and blue. Each trail passes heritage sites, buildings and architecture as well as parks and lookouts to get your dose of natural scenery. The Living History Walk Trail brochure is available here or from the Toodyay Visitor Centre. Continue your Toodyay country experience on the Toodyay Food and Picnic Trail.
75. Escape to New Norcia. Located 130km north-east of Perth, this unique country town is a true escape from the everyday. This treasured town is Australia’s only monastic town, and it is brimming with unique history, art and architecture. Be still in this tranquil community as you witness Benedictine monks move peacefully among historical buildings on their way to pray together seven times daily. For a guided experience with a leading tour operator, embark on a tour of New Norcia with Australian Pinnacle Tours.
76. Cycle or walk in the scenic Perth Hills. The Perth Hills are blessed with a series of more than 40 cycle trails, walk trails and wildflower trails, so there is something for everyone to explore here. The Railway Reserves Heritage Trail follows the route of the old Eastern Railway and is unique in providing a 41 kilometre loop entirely on railway formations. This extensive trail passes through the quaint hillside communities of Darlington, Parkerville and Mundaring, and covers a wide range of terrains with scenic views and points of historical and natural significance. After (or before!) some exercise and exploring, check out our favourite Perth Hills Coffee Spots.
77. Go chasing waterfalls at Lesmurdie Falls National Park. Lesmurdie Falls, located in the Lesmurdie Falls National Park in the hills east of Perth, are one of the more spectacular waterfalls on the Darling Range escarpment. There are a number of trails to explore, winding around the falls and through nature. Keep your eyes peeled for wildflowers in season: orchids, starflowers, irises, honeypots and more. Love the power and beauty of waterfalls? Discover more waterfalls in the Perth region.
78. Day trip to Lake Leschenaultia. This beautiful recreational lake is nestled in the scenic bushland of Perth Hills, in the charming village of Chidlow. The small community of Chidlow is located approximately one hour drive east of Perth. The lake’s white sandy beaches make it easy to access the calm waters, and kids of all ages can enjoy paddling or swimming safely. Make the most of the excellent picnic and free barbecue facilities on the shaded lawns or treat yourself to lunch at Reflections Cafe near the water's edge. Lake Leschenaultia is the perfect place for a family day trip or overnight camping getaway. Hire a canoe or paddle board (seasonal), walk the 3km trail around the lake or for those with extra energy, test your mountain bike skills out on the 12km mountain bike network, which is suitable for beginner and intermediate riders.
79. Visit Araluen Botanic Park. A kaleidoscope of colour awaits in spring at Araluen Botanic Park. Explore the gardens and soak up the sight of more than 120,000 tulips in bloom and 36,000 flowering bulbs against a backdrop of Araluen's beautiful bushland landscape. The vibrant display is seasonal from August to September. While you’re there, feast on the delights of the Chalet Healy Café spring menu, visit the tea house or patisserie or on the weekend, there are food trucks galore with loads of options from international cuisines to festival favourites. Entry for adults is only $12, $8 for children and free for little ones under six.
80. Discover the delights of Bickley Valley. Picture perfect rolling hills, lush forests and a well-established wine scene, all just 35 minutes from Perth. Bickley Valley is one of Perth’s best-kept secrets. Highlights of the Bickley Valley self-drive food and wine trail in the Perth Hills include the breathtaking vistas of endless orchards at Core Cider and meeting the makers of vibrant hand-crafted wines and cider at Hainault Vineyard & Cellar Door, Myattsfield Vineyards, The Packing Shed @ Lawnbrook and Tonon Vineyard & Winery. Click here to embark on the ultimate foodie adventure through the Bickley Valley in the Perth Hills.
81. Take a hike. Join The Hike Collective for a two hour guided hiking tour starting from just $39. Immerse yourselves in the Perth Hills area with a 20km one way hike from Kalamunda to Mundaring. This special hike showcases the sweeping views of Beelu National Park, Kalamunda National Park and the historic Mundaring Weir. This is a fantastic introduction to the Bibbulmun Track and long distance hikes.
82. Visit the Kalamunda History Village. The village depicts the unique hills life and industries that developed in the area. Kalamunda History Village is a heritage destination consisting of local historic buildings which have been relocated to the site of the former Upper Darling Range Railway Station. Built in the 1890s to service the Zig Zag line which transported timber from Canning Mills to the main line at Midland Junction, there are surprises around every corner. Entry fee for adults is $10 and just $4 for children over the age of five. Find out more at the Perth Hills Visitor Centre.
83. Explore the orchards at Core Cider. Located just 35 minutes from Perth City, the award-winning Core Cider is an authentic farm venue and bistro home to exceptional handcrafted, artisan ciders and special events. Feast on farm-to-table food from the Orchard Bistro, and enjoy cider tastings and events in the cellar door, Harvest Room. See where the magic happens in The Old Apple Shed, join a seasonal fruit picking tour, or simply unwind on the grass with a picnic blanket, delicious cold cider, casual eats, pizza and icecream from the Cider Garden bar.
84. Go off the beaten track. Embark on a blissful experience with Off The Beaten Track's Wellness Experiences. Reap the natural health benefits of hiking, yoga and nature combined with the powerful healing force of a full moon for a restorative experience which will leave you feeling grounded, rejuvenated and fulfilled. For just $60 per adult, you will be guided along a magical Perth Hills hiking trail, witness the sun setting over the valley and watch the moon rise as you move through a relaxing yoga practice under the stars. Off The Beaten Track is passionate about providing unforgettable nature-based experiences and is committed to best practice to ensure minimal environmental footprint.
85. Shop local at the farmers markets. Every weekend there’s a bustling farmers market in the Perth Hills. Check out the Kalamunda Farmers or Artisan Markets, Childlow Hall Market Day or Roleystone Market for fresh produce, friendly locals and food trucks galore. The Kalamunda Farmers Market is a farmers, producers and artisan gourmet food market that promotes a lifestyle of health and wellbeing. The popular market allows you to buy direct from farmers, growers, and producers as you meander through the stalls purchasing from the enormous array of produce. This includes fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, organic meat and fish, organic bread, gluten free products, sweet treats, gourmet delights and more.
86. Western Australia’s oldest observatory is located 25 km east of Perth in Bickley and has served WA for over 125 years! Regularly hosting Night Sky Tours, Astrophotography Workshops, Focus on our Moon Tours, plus many more special events, Perth Observatory is the premier place to explore the Universe.
87. Visit the Zig Zag Cultural Centre. Home to the Perth Hills Visitor Centre and Zig Zag Gallery, the cultural centre is nested in between the Kalamunda Library and the Kalamunda History Village. It was designed to encourage greater community involvement and allow visitors to experience the rich history, culture and attractions that the City of Kalamunda offers. The Zig Zag Gallery hosts a diverse range of cultural activities in a boutique-style gallery environment. Discover the latest exhibits here.
88. Discover Serpentine Falls. Just a 55km drive southeast of Perth, you’ll find Jarrahdale and Serpentine Falls. The falls are the star attraction of the Serpentine Falls National Park and are the ideal spot for swimming, bushwalks and picnics. The best time of year to visit Serpentine Falls is late autumn to mid-spring (August to October) when the waterfall cascades over a huge granite rock face and wildflowers are in full bloom. Serpentine Falls National Park is open every day from 8.30am to 5pm. Get there early in peak season (Autumn, Winter or after heavy rainfall) as this much-loved park fills up quickly and closes to new visitors once it reaches capacity.
89. Go fruit picking. Explore the local orchards in the Swan Valley region and partake in seasonal fruit picking for strawberries, apples, pear, oranges, mangos, cherries and vegetables. There’s nothing better than biting into freshly picked fruit. The Chittering Valley is home to numerous orchards to explore.
90. Discover the farms and flavours of Chittering. Escape to the countryside for a weekend exploring the food, the farms and the beautiful natural surroundings on the Chittering Farm Flavour Trail. Travel along Great Northern Highway and onto Chittering Road to enjoy the beautiful tourist drive through the stunning Chittering Valley, discover a winery or two and then explore beyond to unearth a bounty of fresh produce from the region. The valleys are green, with farms full of fresh produce. While you’re here, take a stroll on the local walk trails or stop at a range of roadside stalls with fresh produce (ask the Chittering Visitor Centre for some tips on where to find these). Explore the flavour trail itineraries or find more information here.
91. Sweeten up in the Swan Valley. Embark on a journey of world-class artisan produce, handmade in the Swan Valley. Get set to experience the best of the Swan Valley on the Sweet Temptations Trail, a mouth-watering artisan adventure for the palate. Sample the finest French macarons, scrumptious nougat, gourmet nuts, delicious cakes, handmade chocolate and pure honey sourced straight from the hive. But it doesn’t stop there. The Swan Valley Sweet Temptations Trail also includes signature fortified wines and sparkling moscato handcrafted by local winemakers. Looking for another foodie adventure? See more Swan Valley Trails.
92. Simply explore the Swan Valley.. Head out to the Swan Valley and visit WA’s oldest wine growing region. Located 25 minutes from Perth City, the Swan Valley is a foodie’s haven, a wine lover’s delight and a naturalist's dream. First up, head to the Swan Valley Visitor Centre. Voted the best visitor centre in the country, the Swan Valley Visitor Centre in Guildford can help visitors get the most out of their Swan Valley visit. The centre's passionate staff know the region inside and out, and can share all their secrets: the hidden locations, the award winners, the family friendly places, the romantic spots, the natural wonders and the many interactive experiences on offer.
93. Visit the historical heart of the Swan Valley on the Guildford Heritage Walk Trails. Guildford is one of three towns established in 1829 when Western Australia was first settled. The history-steeped town of Guildford is ideally suited to explore on foot and boasts pristine examples of European settlement buildings. Take your pick of one of the three Guildford Heritage Walk Trails and delve deep into history as you discover captivating heritage buildings, lively characters and wonderful stories. Discover more heritage trails in the Swan Valley region here.
94. Taste the fine wines of the Swan Valley. There are 40 world-class wineries in the Swan Valley, and many have cellar doors open to the public. Take your pick and visit a cellar door to enjoy lunch and taste some of the region’s best drops. Our favourites include Sandalford Wines, Mandoon Estate, Sitella Estate, Upper Reach Winery, Oakover Grounds and Lancasters. If time permits, embark on the Swan Valley's Fine Wine Trail, which winds its way around 12 of the region's most esteemed award-winning wineries. The trail is the perfect way to sample some of the area's most exquisite drops.
95. Enjoy a Whiteman Park adventure! Located on the doorstep of the Swan Valley is Whiteman Park. This is a unique conservation and recreation reserve ideal for a family day out. Get the most of your time in the park by jumping aboard the Whiteman Explorer bus, vintage train or tram. The picturesque grounds are perfect for picnics with lush lawns, shady trees and well-appointed facilities including playgrounds, a splash pool, ample BBQs and shelters. Other facilities include three bush walking trails, 14km of shared use paths, and a dog exercise area. After exploring, wander through the Village Mall and browse local handcrafted products, art and lolly shops. The best part? Entry to the park is absolutely free and it’s open every day of the year.
96. Visit Perth’s largest wildlife park: Caversham Wildlife Park. Set within Whiteman Park, Caversham Wildlife Park is owned and operated by a local family since 1988. It is home to the largest private collection of wildlife in Western Australia. With around 2000 individuals, made up of about 200 different species, there is something for everyone! Meet a wombat, get a snap with a koala, feed the kangaroos, watch the penguins being fed and much more! The park offers a variety of daily attractions that you don't want to miss. Entry fee for adults is $32, with kids just $15.
97. Get wet at Perth’s Outback Splash. Located on the doorstep of the Swan Valley, Perth’s Outback Splash is a must-visit destination for families. The park closes its waterslides in winter but mini golf, mazes, sensory play activities, a children’s playground, Australian animal experiences and onsite food and drink outlets are open to enjoy all year round. As a proud partner of the Australian Koala Foundation, Perth’s Outback Splash gives visitors the chance to pat a koala and meet resident kangaroos. Keep an eye out for school holiday entry specials!
98. Play a round of Supa Golf. It’s just like golf, only bigger, better and far less serious. Supa Golf is a modified form of golf where the golf clubs have oversized heads and are made of plastic. The ball is also oversized, softer and made of rubber plastic. Supa Golf is much easier to play than traditional golf and can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. If you’re short on time, check out the Adventure Putt course - a top quality miniature golf course with a difference. There are 18 unique holes set among an entire acre of jungle oasis. The course is built using earthy materials and colours to compliment the surrounding wildlife, gardens and water features.
99. Visit the Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery. Unique to Perth, this gallery is an Aboriginal owned and operated enterprise offering cultural activities, talks, performances and bush tucker as well as beautiful artwork and hand painted objects by local Aboriginal artists. Drop in and sample sauces, jams, chutneys, oils and dukkah from the bushtucker range or treat yourself to a handmade soap or book.
100. Head to Noble Falls. Noble Falls is a popular spot in a quaint bush setting near the Gidgegannup townsite. The Noble Falls Walk Trail is a peaceful 3.6km walk along the Wooroloo Brook. The wildflowers are in bloom in the spring and the waterfall is stunning in winter. Given its smaller size and location, it is one of the first waterfalls to begin filling up with the rains, making it a popular early winter day trip location. The walk also adjoins a reserve which is home to many birds and native wildlife. For those looking to simply relax, there are BBQ and picnic facilities available.
101. Visit the streams and waterfalls of Bells Rapids. A walk bridge spanning the Swan River over the white-water rapids make this a super popular and exciting viewing spot during the Avon Descent. It’s also perfect for a picnic and bushwalk or special day out. There are two unique Bell's Rapid circuit walk trails: the 2.5km river walk and the 3km goat walk. Both provide fantastic vantage points, and walkers can enjoy scenic views of Bells Rapids, the countryside and coastal plains, with lots of grey kangaroos to be spotted at certain times of the year.
There you have it! A complete list of 101 cheap things to do in the Perth region. Discover the best places to eat, drink, see and experience using Destination Perth’s local insider knowledge.