The epicentre of Perth’s golden triangle is home to a trio of dining, shopping and nature.
Can’t choose between wandering around a boutique or down a bush trail? Why not do both? Claremont, just minutes from Perth city, is a unique mix of urban sophistication and nature. In recent years, the pretty streets of Claremont have evolved to offer some the very best dining, shopping, art and nature experiences that can be found in Perth. From high end fashion to peaceful wetlands, the Town of Claremont has it all.
Shop and unwind in Claremont’s Town Centre
Claremont Town Centre is renowned as a "premier place to shop, dine, and be entertained," and for very good reason. With a rich history of designer fashion and a thriving boutique shopping scene, Claremont is a paradise for those who love to shop somewhere a little bit fancy for those unique and timeless wardrobe pieces.
Claremont Quarter, aka Perth's luxury shopping centre, offers a more intimate and boutique shopping experience than most suburban malls. Think browsing the racks of labels by Sass and Bide, Camilla, Flannel, Morrison and more, as well as one of the country’s very best David Jones stores. Whether you're seeking high-end clothing, beauty products, a day spa, or even a personal stylist session - Claremont’s Town Centre has it all.
Sip and Savour Around Claremont’s Bars and Restaurants
There’s always somewhere new to check out in Claremont’s vibrant culinary scene. From on-trend cafes to wine bars and popular restaurants, the town's dining options are as diverse as they are delicious.
Beloved Typika is where the brunch crowd heads. Love a little art with your coffee? Head over the train line to FORM Gallery & Cafe and check out what’s new at the FORM gallery.
Corvo is a chic bar with a menu as tempting as its wine list, while Nolita is an intimate Bay View Terrace Italian restaurant that’s perfect for date night. The newly restored Claremont Hotel has something for all occasions with its bustling public bar, refined dining room, family-friendly courtyard, and a rooftop terrace offering views with a vino.
Retreat into Nature in Claremont
One of Claremont's unique features is its seamless transition from urban life to nature – the Swan River and Lake Claremont are both less than a 1km walk from heart of the Town Centre. Take a hike by Lake Claremont’s urban wetland, to soak up the diverse Australian bushland, Aboriginal heritage and spy native birdlife. There’s a couple of great nature playgrounds for the kids too, making it a lovely place for a picnic.
For those who crave waterfront views, the Freshwater Bay Foreshore offers a front row seat to the Swan River. It's also home to beaches, parks, playgrounds, and picnic facilities – making it a top spot for sizzling a sausage on a BBQ. The river is brimming with beautiful birds too – keep your eyes peeled for Australian Pelicans, Eastern Osprey, Australian Pied Oystercatcher, and Nankeen Night-Herons that gather on the jetty.
Uncover Claremont's Rich Culture and History
Delve into Claremont's history with a visit to the historic Freshwater Bay School, home of the Claremont Museum. Here, the stories behind its tree-lined streets are told through collections from the past. There are fascinating exhibitions about a time gone by, as well as the old boat shed with maritime relics. Many old photos and treasures tell tales of the town's diverse history and the stories of its residents.
The Town of Claremont’s Public Art Walk is a DIY trail that uncover the area’s rich art scene. The walk takes around 2 hours, but can be done in smaller bites. Wander down Claremont’s laneways to discover vibrant murals and find stunning sculptures in the town’s parklands.
With a diverse events calendar, Claremont is a fantastic destination to explore throughout the year. Whether you have a passion for art, a love of live events, or a craving for beer festivals, Claremont offers something for everyone. Plus, there’s always the iconic annual Perth Royal Show, held at Claremont Showgrounds each September.
Plan Your Visit to Claremont
Getting to Claremont is a breeze. The Town is easily accessible by train, car, or bus, with Stirling Highway providing a link between the Perth CBD and Fremantle, as well as the Claremont train station dropping you directly in the heart of town.
The Town of Claremont's urban convenience and natural beauty means you can get the best of urban life, strolling through the bustling Town Centre, as well as immersing yourself in art and culture, or finding peace in nature all in the same suburb. Sometimes the best discoveries are right under your nose!