Uncover the suburban secrets of Perth’s Sunset Coast.

The term hidden gem is often over used, but in this case, these off the beaten track spots are well worth seeking out. From back street cafes, to secret natural wonders, and community classes - these treasures can all be found in the northern region of Perth. From Scarborough to Yanchep, the Sunset Coast is packed with hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

Couple picnicing at Yanchep National Park, Sunset Coast
Yanchep National Park | Yanchep
Foodie Gems of the Sunset Coast

Unearth the culinary treasures nestled within the northern suburbs. From concealed cafes to refined degustation menus, or a tiny suburban sandwich spot - indulge your taste buds on the Sunset Coast.

Rise and shine at Gipsy Boy! This cosy coffee shop found on a leafy Joondalup side street, amongst town houses and trees, is well worth hunting down. A favourite amongst locals for their filled bagels, excellent Micrology roast coffee and delicious brunch dishes (including a swoon-worthy thick cut French toast with maple bacon). They kick brekky goals five days a week.

Celebrating something special? Harry’s at Conti is an exquisite fine diner – straight out of a Michelin starred British restaurant. The Michel Roux trained Executive Chef, Harry Yakinthou, plates up dishes with finesse in the Woodvale kitchen. Think classics like beef wellington, escargots, venison en croute and some very special desserts. His brother Philip, runs the front of house with flawless service and a carefully curated wine list, in the charming cottage restaurant.

Harry’s at Conti
Harry’s at Conti | Woodvale

Of course, you’ll find Paul Conti Wines on the drinks list at Harry’s at Conti. Why not drop by the neighbouring cellar door for a tasting to savour the rich aromas of the award-winning Contis wines. Established by the Sicilian born Conti family in 1948, you’re likely to see Paul himself, or his winemaker son Jason, at the suburban winery. The rows of vines grown at the back of the property produce an excellent drop. The cellar door is open Tuesday to Saturday, so be sure to drop by this Wanneroo Road spot.

Paul Conti Wines by Lisa Gageler
Paul Conti Wines | Woodvale

Explore the Balkan region at Osborne Park’s Chich Small Bar. The family run business brings an authentic Balkan experience with unique euro pub feel, Macedonian food (try the gooey cheese fondue pot “topeno sirenje”), wines and liquors, plus live Balkan music on selected nights. With a top drink line up, including craft beers on tap, this Main Street spot is well worth a sip. Are you more of an early bird? Good news! They’ve got a brand-new coffee caravan Pull’d Espessso, which is parked outside most mornings for freshly brewed coffee, and gourmet hot rolls.

Chich Small Bar
Chich Small Bar | Osborne Park

For an authentic taste of Vietnam, Bến Thành will tempt you with its bánh mì rolls. This Mirrabooka spot, tucked away on Honeywell Boulevard, offers up “pork bread rolls”. These super fresh baguettes are filled with thinly sliced roast pork, and oodles of coriander, carrot and a zesty dressing. At just $5 a roll, the family run Bến Thành is excellent value for money.

Try Something Different - Get Active on the Sunset Coast

Escape the everyday and embrace adventure on the Sunset Coast, where activities are beyond the ordinary.

Dive into adventure at Marmion Marine Park. Hidden under the waves near Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club is the Dive and Snorkel Trail. On this 400m underwater loop, you can snorkel your way around 20 information plinths full of fun facts, on the seafloor (depths range from 2 to 6 metres). You’ll be sure to spot plenty of the colourful fish and marine creatures that call the Marmion Marine Park home.

Drive past Marmion Marine Park, Sunset Coast
Marmion Marine Park | Sunset Coast

Get your Zen on with a session of Yoga in the Crystal Cave at Yanchep National Park. The Hike Collective holds this relaxing yoga and bushwalk session that will take you through beginner-friendly poses in an ancient cave not usually open to the public. Afterwards, sip a fresh juice while wandering through the national park’s wetlands and woodlands along a 3.5km trail.

Feel the rhythm at a Zouk Dance Class! This Brazilian style dance, where every step is a whole heap of fun, is held each and every Wednesday night upstairs at the Scarborough Sports & Community Club. Jiten and Riana lead this vibrant community with classes for all experience levels, as well as fun social dancing sessions – perfect for meeting new friends.

Crystal Cave, Yanchep NP
Crystal Cave | Yanchep National Park
The Sunset Coast’s Fun Family Finds

Ignite the spirit of adventure with your little ones on the Sunset Coast. From top playgrounds, to adrenaline rushes, bushland wanders and more.

Swing through the leaves at Yanchep National Park’s Treetops Adventure, where ziplining awaits adventurers of all ages. Clip on your harness and tackle the fun and thrilling obstacles, from wobbly bridges, ramps, walls and tunnels to gliding down 16 super fun ziplines. The whole family, from kids aged 3 years and up, can test their skills. You may even spot a kangaroo hopping below!

Yanchep National Park’s Treetops Adventure
Treetops Adventure Yanchep | Yanchep National Park

If the kids love to ride and scoot, Shepherd's Bush Reserve offers a playground paradise, complete with kids' bike tracks and educational bushland trails. The Kingsley park features a bike skills track, complete with road signs and zebra crossings (perfect for little kids), while older grommets will love trying to catch some air on the pump and jumps track. There’s play equipment and even a bushland walk with interpretative signage.

Whether you're a food and coffee lover, a parent looking for fun times with the kids, or simply looking for a new activity to try, Perth's Sunset Coast promises something new for everyone to uncover.  

Shepherd's Bush Reserve
Shepherd's Bush Reserve | Kingsley