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By: - at July 3, 2013

Top Tourist Attractions in Perth, Australia

Perth Panorama of the city
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Map of Perth Australia Perth is a world class city known for some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and for high quality of living standards. It is the capital of Western Australia, and 4th largest city in the country. Perth is one of the most isolated cities, in a very, very good way, on the planet. The nearest city to Perth is Adelaide which is over 2,000 km away. Theme parks with a variety of rides and a carnival atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and great outdoors in Perth are a major attraction for locals and tourists. In fact, there are so many wonderful places in this beautiful city of Western Australia, that it is easy to overlook some of them.

When it comes to places of interests in Perth Australia, there is a range of options for you that are easy to get to and within your budget.

Pictures of the City:

Perth, Western Australia, viewed at night reflected in the Swan River:
Perth, Western Australia, viewed at night

A View of Perth (From King's Park):
A View of Perth (From King's Park)

Driving through Perth Australia:
Driving in Perth


Perth, Australia

Top Places to Visit in Perth, Australia

Here are some of Perth's major and most popular tourist attractions:

Adventure World

It is one of the best theme parks in Australia and a very popular place to visit. It is a 20 minute drive away from the city center of Perth and located in Bibra Lake. Adventure World is the premier amusement park of Perth, and has a wide variety of options, including water slides and rides, fun roller coasters, mazes, Kids Cove and all sorts of attractions to suit the whole family. This park is a favorite for both locals and tourists. Whether you go alone or with the family, bring along a picnic or enjoy the foods offered by lots of vendors within the theme park. You will surely enjoy every moment here.

Adventure World

Adventure World Perth, Australia
By Clarers (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

JUST FOR FUN Aqua Park

As the name indicates, it is a great place for enjoying outdoor fun. It is a massive water park located on the picturesque western shore of Mandurah to the south of Perth. It is an ideal place for toddlers, kids, youths, and adults to have fun. Splash, jump, slide and climb in this massive water playground. It is a great water playground and one of the major attractions in Perth.

Museum of Western Australia

If you love exploring the past then a museum is the best place. The Museum of Western Australia is very rich with thousands of collections. You can see dinosaur fossils, aboriginal artifacts, and stone-age tools. There are plenty of exhibitions, school holiday events, activity trails, and other educational opportunities year round.

Museum of Western Australia
By Nachoman-au (A digital photograph taken by myself.) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kings Park & Botanic Garden

It is a famous spot in Perth that entertains people of all ages. Kings Park & Botanic Garden is just off the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth and is the most visited destination in Perth. The park has playgrounds for kids and adults, cafes, and picnic areas scattered throughout the park. During summer you can see a concert or performance in the park. You can hire a bike, join a free guided walk or simply take a tram tour to explore this beautiful natural park which expands over 400 hectares of parkland and natural bush. You can have a spectacular view of the Swan River while eating at the Kings Park Tearooms or at Fraser’s Restaurant. It also provides a spectacular view of Perth skyline, especially in the night. It is a place for inspiration, picnics, pleasant walks, relaxation, and recreation for both local people and visitors or tourists.

Perth view of the city

Perth Zoo

Whether you are visiting with families or alone do not forget to explore one of the best zoos in Australia. Perth Zoo is a fun place to visit at any time as it is open every day. Make sure to bring your camera because there are plenty of opportunities to take great shots of the creatures you love. You can see hundreds of native and exotic animals. This zoo is particularly famous for its breeding programs for endangered species. See the Asian Rainforest and Nocturnal House, the Australian Walkabout, and African Savannah in this award winning zoo. You can bring along a picnic or BBQ at the zoo if visiting with family or friends and enjoy lunch. You can also enjoy a light lunch, coffee or snack at a lunch bar and café in the zoo.

Australian Penguin in Perth Zoo:
Australian Penguins in Perth Zoo

Koala Bear in the Perth Zoo:
Koala Bear in the Perth Zoo

Cottesloe Beach

It is the most famous beach and the most popular destination for Perth residents and visitors on those hot and lazy days. You can enjoy spectacular views over the Ocean, great sunset moments, and snorkeling. There are dozens of restaurants and cafés on the beach along the Marine Parade. You can also find accommodation here but prices can be a bit higher than that of the hotels in Perth.

Cottlesloe Beach Perth Australia

Trigg Beach

If you love surfing then Trigg beach is a great place for you to spend a few days. Towards the Trigg Island end it is one of Perth’s best surf breaks. It is called an island because part of it can be separated from mainland Australia in winter. It is a great place and one of Perth’s most popular beaches to enjoy a nice climate, chill, and relax. You can see plenty of great waves around this beach, and catch some rays too.

Trigg Beach - Perth Australia
By Michael_Spencer from Perth, WA, Australia (Trigg BeachUploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Other Popular Tourist Attractions in Perth Include:

Art Gallery of Western Australia

It has over 15,000 works of art that attract tens of thousands of visitors every year.
Art Gallery of Western Australia
 

Rottnest Island

This small, beautiful and unusual island is about 18 km off the coast of Perth. It has become a wildly popular day trip for both Perth residents and visitors.
Rottnest Island

Fremantle

This small town, close to Perth, is the site of the first European settlement in Western Australia.
Fremantle in Western Austrailia
By Chewy m at en.wikipedia [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-2.5], from Wikimedia Commons

Subiaco Oval

This is the most important sports stadium in Perth and home to Australian Rules football.
Subiaco Oval

And Final Words
No matter if you are locals or tourists; you are bound to enjoy yourselves at these theme parks, beaches and outdoor destinations throughout Perth, Australia. If you want to have a great time alone, or with family, and/or friends then Perth is one of the best destinations in the world and very much worth visiting.


 

 

 

 

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