Thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies will love the range of adventurous things to do in Perth.

Whether it’s on the water, on land or in the air, you're sure to find an activity that caters to your sense of adventure all within Perth City and surrounds. 

Whether you join a tours or go out on your own, Perth provides an abundance of adventurous things to do on its rivers, canals and on the ocean. Join a leisurely rive or ocean cruise or ferry, take to the high seas on a sailing adventure, try jet skiing or kayaking or kiteboarding, go fishing, or enjoy a range of fun watersports. Explore our rich marine life and head underwater off the coast of Perth, Rockingham or Rottnest Island.

On land, hire a bike, join a cycle or walking tour, jump on a Segway, or follow one of the many walking tracks and cycle trails. Coupled with exciting activities such as golfing, paint balling, abseiling and rock climbing and four-wheel driving there are plenty of adventure tours and attractions to choose from in Perth!

There's an adventure-based aviation experience guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush in Perth, from hot air ballooning and skydiving. Experience amazing views of Perth's city and coast on a scenic flight in an sea plane, airplane and helicopter!

Adventure on the water

With pristine beaches and winding rivers, Perth is the perfect place for adventurous water-based activities. Kayak on the Swan River, jet ski in Mandurah, learn to surf at Scarborough Beach, snorkel at Rottnest Island or go on a deep-sea fishing adventure.

Kayaking, Rottnest Island


Find some of Australia's best surfing boarding beaches just a quick drive from Perth or explore our many rivers and waterways on a kayak. Or try something new and give stand-up paddle boarding a go! 

Snorkelling, Rottnest Island

Underwater adventures

With a long stretch of coastline, islands, marine life and numerous shipwrecks just offshore, divers and snorkelers won't be disappointed with the excellent underwater opportunities awaiting them.

Fishing, Murray River


Fishing can be enjoyed all along the magnificent Perth coastlines, lakes and rivers whether you're a keen fisherman or someone who just wants to give it a go.

Captain Cook Cruises Swan River


Explore Perth's waterways with ferry cruises to Penguin and Rottnest Islands, cruises through Mandurah's scenic canals, adventures aboard an 1850's style tall ship, jetboating and more. 

Whale watching tours, Perth

Whale watching

From September - December humpback whales pass close to the Perth coast allowing a unique opportunity to see these amazing creatures up close on a whale watching adventure.

Adventure on land

Do you feel the need for speed? Or perhaps you just like exploring the great outdoors. Well, Perth has you covered! The city offers a wide range of activities and tours for those seeking adventures with the earth beneath their feet (or wheels!) as well as fantastic sports such as golf.

Serpentine National Park, Mandurah and Peel

National, nature and marine parks

Get back to nature and discover stunning scenery, fantastic walk and cycle trails and unique flora and fauna in the varios national, nature and marine parks of Perth and surrounds.

Cycle Trail, Peel Region

Cycle trails

Perth has a comprehensive network of cycle and dual-use paths in the central city and beyond. Here are some of the most popular routes for leisure and mountain cyclists.

Walking Trail, Perth Hills

Walking trails

Blessed with a Mediterranean climate, Perth is the perfect destination for setting out on foot or bike and discovering the many self-guided trails in the region.

Rottnest Island Golf Course

Golf courses

Perth's clear blue skies and variety of scenic landscapes are ideal for creating spectacular golf courses. Golfers are spoilt for choice, from world-renowned resort courses to lush public layouts available for very reasonable rates.

Adventure in the air

From the exhilarating thrill of a skydive, to the tranquillity of a hot air balloon ride and scenic flights to Rottnest Island, there's an adventure based aviation experience guaranteed to get your adrenalin rushing.

Swan River Seaplanes

Scenic flights

Take a scenic flight down the Swan River and over the city, be amazed by the beauty of the river and beaches by night, fly over Fremantle and across the ocean to Rottnest Island or fly a plane yourself!

Skydive Geronimo, Rottnest Island


Choose from a variety of drop zones around the region, from the city to the Avon Valley and even directly onto the beach in Mandurah and Rottnest Island. Or, if you're not quite ready for the real thing, try indoor skydiving!

Rotorvation Helicopter Flight, Cottesloe, Perth Beaches

Helicopter rides

A scenic flight with a difference! Take a helicopter over to Rottnest Island, The Pinnacles and Swan Valley or enjoy scenic flights of Perth City, Fremantle, Hillarys and the Sunset Coast. 

Windward Balloon Adventures, Avon Valley

Hot air ballooning

You can go hot air ballooning in the Avon Valley from early April to late November. Float gently above the patchwork of hills, rivers and historical towns at sunrise, finishing your adventure with a champagne breakfast. 

Adventure tours

Perth's outdoor lifestyle lends itself to adventurous experiences from skydiving to jet skiing.

  • Boutique Cruise offers small group private boat Charters on the Swan river, Rottnest or Carnac island. Grab your friends and family for a fun day out...
  • Hoist the sails for a magical eco-experience aboard the famous yellow sailing catamaran, a much-loved icon of Perth. 2, 3 or 8 hour tours departing...
  • Off The Beaten Track WA (OTBT) is a small WA eco-tourism business that offers a range of hiking experiences and adventure tours. Their unique and...
  • Located on the shores of beautiful Shoalwater Bay, Perth Wildlife Encounters (formerly Rockingham Wild Encounters) operates a ferry service to Penguin...
  • An ultimate experience is waiting for you with Corsaire Aviation! Visit extraordinary destinations throughout Western Australia by helicopter or...
  • Whale Watch Western Australia tours are operating as usual. Videos and virtual tours are also being loaded to their website and Facebook page with the...
  • Experiencing Perth has never been more exciting! Join Swan River Seaplanes for a short scenic flight of Perth or jump aboard for a trip to Rottnest...
  • At the change of the seasons it’s a perfect time to head up the West Coast! Travel from the City to the Tropics and expect warm waters, dramatic...

Outdoor Activities & Adventure Attractions

Perth’s amazing climate lends itself to outdoor living and adventure! Find a range of fun outdoor and sporting attractions all over Perth.

  • Are you brave enough to climb to the top of Perth’s Matagarup Bridge? This is no ordinary walk up a bridge – this is a true climb! You will be...
  • Whiteman Park is a unique conservation and recreation reserve, covering 4,000 hectares of natural bushland and leisure facilities just 25 minutes from...
  • The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000kms from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills to Albany. It...
  • Come down and experience the best surf school on Perth's coastline. A friendly, experienced and energetic team of surfing instructors will guide you...
  • Jetpack Perth is the WA's first coastal water jet experience. Based in Rockingham Beach, professional instructors offer a complete hydroflight...
  • The City of Stirling is a vibrant hub of activity with many things to see and do. The City is renowned for its beautiful beaches, great surf and...
  • Trees Adventure is Australia's premier tree top adventure ropes experience. The 4 parks in Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales feature...
  • PEDAL, PADDLE AND WALK ON WATER AT AQUAPLAY ROTTNEST! Aquaplay is centrally located in North Thomson Bay Rottnest, and offers on water fun for all...

Sporting and Recreation

If you're wondering what to do in Perth this weekend, why not consider checking out one of our great sporting events?

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    Come celebrate the longest running and most iconic event in WA, the Perth Royal Show! The Perth Royal Show is returning for 2021 with a huge 25% OFF all entry...
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    WA’s biggest free youth surf, skate and street event, the Drug Aware Groundswell Festival, is returning to Scarborough for its 8th instalment! The epic festival...
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    The 2021 Optus WAFL Grand Final is returning to Optus Stadium – the home of WA Football. Back in 2018, Optus Stadium hosted the first ever WAFL Grand Final...
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    The 2021-22 Ascot Racing Carnival kicks off with Crown Perth Opening Day on 9 October and runs right through to TABtouch Perth Cup Day on 1 January 2022, for...
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    Experience a country show and enjoy the entertainment, displays and exhibitions at the Toodyay Showgrounds on Saturday 10 October. The Toodyay Agricultural Show...
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    Get ready to soak up the atmosphere of TABtouch Melbourne Cup Day at Ascot Racecourse with 'the race that stops the nation!' Ascot Racecourse is the only place...
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    Where beachside meets trackside, the Channel 7 Rockingham Beach Cup & Carnival is Australia's most unique racing experience. Join this exciting celebration of...
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    The AusCycling BMX National Championships will attract some of the Australia’s best BMX riders to Perth. Australia's premier BMX race week will take place at...

Plan Your Trip to Perth

Start planning your visit by finding out what to do in Perth during the day and night. See all accommodation, tours, attractions, activities, food and drink and retail in Perth. 

Pool, Crown Towers Perth

Accommodation in Perth

You'll find a diverse range of accommodation to suit all budgets and styles all across Perth from five-star resorts to caravan parks.

Rottnest Express Eco Tour, Rottnest Island

Tours in Perth

Tours around Perth and surrounds take you to some of the most exciting and interesting holiday spots from hot air ballooning in the Avon Valley to cruising the Swan River.

Perth's Outback Splash, Maze

Attractions in Perth

There's plenty of attractions to choose from in Perth and surrounds, with fun-filled activities for all ages.

Public House, Perth City

Food and Drink in Perth

Whether its dining in an elegant restaurant overlooking the river or sampling local wines, Perth boasts an extensive buffet from which to delight your tastebuds.

Aspects of Kings Park, Perth City

Retail in Perth

Perth offers a host of shopping options to choose from - stock up on the latest fashions, buy unique art or head to a local market.

Apollo Motorhome Holidays

Hire in Perth

Looking to explore Perth on your own? There are plenty of hire options available from cars and motorhomes to bikes and kayaks.

Spring in Perth

Perth comes alive with colour in Spring with stunning wildflowers, amazing wildlife encounters and a variety of events and festivals to keep you busy all season long... that's Perth in spring.