Calling inner city adventurers!

What comes to mind when you think of a capital city holiday? Probably not skydiving, ziplining, talking to a tiger or taking off in a seaplane!

But a visit to Perth’s Inner City can offer all that, and much more. Inner city Perth is perfect for the urban adventurer, with an exciting range of land, air and water-based activities for people of all ages. It brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘wild west adventure’.

So saddle up, start planning your action-packed stay in inner city Perth and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!

ON LAND

Perth’s only guided Segway tours explore the foreshores of the pristine Swan River, seeking out the hidden gems away from the usual tourist routes, and uncovering the stories that tell Perth’s journey from an 1800s colony to a vibrant modern city. Or head up to Kings Park to wheel through the natural bush trails, parklands and scenic lookouts of the stunning Kings Park. Segway Tours WA

Group segway tour cruising along the path, with the city skyline in the background.
Segway Tours | Perth City

Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a rhinoceros? Maybe you’ve always fancied a canoodle with an orangutan, or come eye-to-eye with a bull elephant? Or chase up a prehistoric Galapagos tortoise for a chat. At Perth Zoo Close Encounters, you can get inside the enclosures of a range of fascinating creatures and learn about these beautiful creatures from the passionate keepers who care for them.

Who said a safari had to involve wild animals? Leederville Food Safari is the original urban dining adventure, and Perth’s only progressive dinner where diners travel by rickshaw. It’s a three-course tour de force of the suburb’s most exclusive eateries and takes dining out to a whole new level.

If birdies are more your thing, why not play a round at Collier Park Golf Course? Described as picturesque and challenging, this 27-hole international standard public golf course, driving range and practice facility is in South Perth, just ten minutes from Perth’s CBD. The floodlit all-turf driving range offers an authentic practice facility, while the mini golf course is designed as a miniature world-class 18-hole course.

If you can’t make up your mind what adventure to have, Peddle Perth will have one for you, from a small bar and street art tour by rickshaw to an amazing race scavenger hunt, a date night tour, cultural, history and arts tours and more. There’s an adventure for everyone!

Peddle Perth
Peddle Perth | Perth City
ON WATER

On your marks, jet set, go! Operating out of Elizabeth Quay on the Swan River, right in front of the city, Wildwest Charters will take you on a smooth, comfortable jet boat to explore the natural beauty of the Swan River while you learn about Perth’s fascinating history, both modern and ancient. Get up close and personal with wildlife in its natural environment, from pelicans, ospreys and the famous black swans to dolphins, fur seals and stingrays.

A wonderful blend of Edwardian charm and modern solar technology, the little ferry the 'Ellie J' offers a unique experience cruising aboard WA’s only solar electric ferry – whisper-quiet with no smell of diesel fumes. Embark at Elizabeth Quay for a guided tour of the Swan River upriver to East Perth and return. Let the skipper know if you want to hop off at one of the many cafes or bars along the way and they’ll pick you up on the next ferry back! Little Ferry Company

A group enjoying their time on a ferry, with drinks and a view of Perth City,
Little Ferry Company | Perth City

Planning a special night out while you’re in Perth’s Inner City? Experience the magic of Venice on the Swan River, with a romantic sunset gondola cruise for two with champagne, red rose and chocolates. The gondola can also be hired for a family cruise for up to eight people.  The stunning gondola was built and handcrafted in Western Australia, and is a truly unique way to experience Perth. Gondolas on the Swan

Ready for some real watersports adventure? Funcats will set you up for a day of fun in the sun, on the water. Try something new – they offer sailing on a Hobie catamaran, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), and kayaking. Funcats has been an integral part of the South Perth foreshore for decades – on a good day, their entire fleet of forty Hobie cats can be seen tearing up the river, right in front of the city skyline.

Couple sailing on a catamaran on the Swan River with the Perth City skyline in the background.
Funcats Watersports | Perth City
IN THE SKY

Take to the skies for the ultimate urban adventure. If you have the courage and you’re in the mood to bounce out the door of a flying plane, Skydive Australia will take you there! They’ll fly you 14,000 feet above the city before gliding you towards unforgettable views of Rottnest Island and the WA coastline before landing smack bang in the middle of beautiful Langley Park. It’s one inner city Perth adventure you’ll be guaranteed to remember forever!

See Perth like you’ve never seen it before, in a state-of-the-art seaplane that takes off directly from the Swan River. Soar over the cityscape at a low altitude, taking in the breathtaking view of famous landmarks like Heirisson Island, Matagarup Bridge and Optus Stadium. After scenic flights over Perth, Northbridge and Kings Park, you’ll fly across the vast expanse of the Swan River to Fremantle. Swan River Sea Planes.

Not totally in the sky, but it will feel like it! The top of Perth’s Matagarup Bridge is a physically demanding trek up 314 steps on a 45-degree angle before you shimmy onto the SkyView Deck, an open-air viewing platform 72m above the Swan River. If you get all the way to the summit, you can safely untether and walk around the deck to enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views of Perth. A range of tours are available, so if you’re up for the adventure, it’s one not to be missed! Matagarup Zip and Climb

Matagarup Zip and Climb, Perth City
Matagarup Zip and Climb | Perth City

Also not for the fainthearted, The Ozone's VERTIGO is a 90-minute rooftop experience described as ‘fun for the fearless’. Launch yourself into the air from the top of Optus Stadium, attached only by a harness. Look down if you dare! The Ozone offers a range of exciting experiences at Optus Stadium, so if you’re travelling with adventurous family and friends, book yours now.

Vertigo at THE OZONE, Optus Stadium, Perth City
Vertigo at THE OZONE, Optus Stadium | Perth City

From giraffes and gondolas, to zebras and ziplines - did you ever imagine Perth’s Inner City had so much excitement to offer! It’s a city of adventure, a city to be experienced, so while your blood is pumping, start packing for your next trip to adventure-packed inner-city Perth!