5 Chill Things You Have To Do In Perth (Besides Hitting The Beach)


Thara Sofian •  Sep 09, 2016

Perth is a beautiful city filled with beautiful sceneries! But there’s more to Perth than just the beach. So here are 5 things that you can do in Perth besides going to the beach!

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1. Take a stroll at Kings Park & Botanic Garden


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Take some time to wander around the lake and fountains, climb the DNA Tower, take the elevated treetop Federation Walkway, or simply have a picnic with families or friends on the green grass.

Chilling out at the Moonlight Cinema
Chilling out at the Moonlight Cinema

During the summer months, Kings Park also hosts Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema, the Moonlight Cinema, showing new and classic movies on the lawns of the park. Definitely an experience not to be missed, especially if you’re a movie buff!

2. Get an adrenaline rush at Adventure World


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For adrenaline junkies, make your way to Perth’s Adventure World – the only theme/water park that you will find in Perth. It has the longest, tallest and steepest Tornado water slide and over 25 rides and attractions that are sure to make your adrenaline rush! If you’re planning a visit here, make sure to purchase the Fast Pass to bypass the queues, especially on summer, where the park is normally packed with crowds.

3. Meet the koalas and feed the kangaroos at Caversham Wildlife Park

Hug cuddly animals at the wildlife park! You can hand-feed kangaroos, take photos with koalas, touch a lizard (if you’re not squeamish) or join in an interactive farm show – definitely a once in a lifetime experience to have, as most of these animals are native to Australia only.



#HHWT Tip: Caversham Wildlife Park serves halal food! You can find curry, rice and even pies. If you’re not up for eating there, you can also check out Makan 2 Cafe on your way back to the city for some good ol’ Malaysian food and teh tarik.

4. Visit the Pinnacles

Discover the ancient limestone pillars of the pinnacles
Discover the ancient limestone pillars of the pinnacles

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Drive to Cervantes (about 3 hours drive from Perth city) to visit the majestic Pinnacles, an otherworldly desert of stone pillars rising up out of the golden sand. On summer, the weather can get very hot around here, so be sure to arrive early in the morning or late evening for that perfect photo shots with these alien looking rocks!

Discover the ancient limestone pillars of the pinnacles.

5. Shop for goodies at Fremantle


What better way to end the trip other than shop for Perth goodies! If you’re looking for cheap souvenirs to bring back home, head on to Fremantle Market, just 25 minutes from Perth CBD. Do note that the market is only open from Friday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm.


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Head on to Watertown Brand Outlet Centre to shop for your favourite brands like, Levi’s, Dangerfield, French Connection, Nine West, Nike, Esprit and much more, without burning a hole in your pocket!

There’s a whole lot more to explore in Perth and Western Australia. So it’s time for you to start planning your adventure down under!