8 New Attractions, Halal Eateries And Experiences To Look Forward To In Western Australia


Victoria Lee •  May 31, 2022

Now that travel restrictions have been lifted, you can finally travel to the Land Down Under after two long years! A relatively short flight away from Singapore (just 4.5 hours) and Malaysia (about 5.5 hours), Western Australia is the place to recharge and have fun. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or looking for travel inspiration for your repeat visit, there’s an adventure waiting for everyone in Western Australia! Since you’ll be in the same time zone, no worries about dealing with jet lag, and you’re all set to explore the moment you land. Can’t wait to plan your itinerary already? Here are 8 new attractions, halal eateries and experiences that should be on your itinerary this year!

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Attractions, Halal Eateries & Experiences In Western Australia

1. VERTIGO at OPTUS Stadium 

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Voted as the Most Beautiful Sports Facility in the World in 2019, OPTUS Stadium is more than just a place to visit for sports or entertainment events. If you’re up for an exhilarating experience, check out the stadium’s newest VERTIGO experience! Step off the roof and walk out beyond the edge of the stadium as you move 10 metres sideways at the height of 42 metres. Did we mention you’ll be harnessed from above so there are no handrails? Look down if you dare!

As part of this 90-minute experience, you’ll also be able to access the Western Viewing Deck to enjoy the beautiful views of Perth and the Swan River. How amazing is that! Tempted for an adventure of a lifetime? Book your tickets here!

Address: 333 Victoria Park Dr, Burswood WA 6100, Australia

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2. Kalbarri Skywalk 

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500km north of Perth city (approximately a 6.5-hour drive), Kalbarri is a town in the Coral Coast region well known for its dramatic landscapes. Located in Kalbarri National Park, Kalbarri Skywalk is the newest addition you have to check out!

Take a walk out along the twin skywalks that hang 100 metres above and take in the stunning views of the Murchison River Gorge. The larger skywalk extends 25 metres over the edge of the gorge, it almost feels like you’re walking on air! For the best viewing experience, visit the Skywalk at sunrise or sunset. 

Since you’re already in Kalbarri National Park, head over to Nature’s Window, one of Western Australia’s most iconic natural attractions. This natural rock arch is formed from layers of Tumblagooda Sandstone and perfectly frames the view of the Murchison River. It’s also the perfect spot for that Insta-worthy shot so get your poses ready!

#HHWTTip: Plan your visit between July to October to witness the outback in a sea of colour with the wildflowers in bloom!

Address: West Loop Lookout Road, Kalbarri National Park WA 6536, Australia

3. Zipline and Climb experience on the Matagarup Bridge

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Here’s another one for all you thrill-seekers — the Zip+Climb on the Matagarup Bridge. A newly built attraction in December 2021, you can zipline 400 metres across the bridge at up to 75km/hour where you’ll have plenty of fun while enjoying the scenic view of the Swan River.

The experience’s no walk in the park though. You’ll have to walk 314 steps up the bridge’s main arch to the SkyView open-air viewing platform, 72 metres above the water. You’ll then need to climb, crawl, and squeeze through some tight spaces before you enjoy the sweet reward of the zipline down. If you’re not a fan of this whole package, fret not! An Express Zip (where you’ll walk halfway up the bridge and then zipline down), or Bridge Climb are amazing experiences for everyone too. Book your tickets to zip up and glide down the Matagarup Bridge here

Address: Camfield Drive, Burswood Park Perth, WA, Australia 6000

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4. Rottnest Island 

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Just a 30-minute ferry ride from Fremantle Harbour, Rottnest Island is a must-visit for anyone visiting Perth! After all, it’s the only place where you can get up close and take a selfie with the happiest animal in the world -  quokkas. Even if you’ve visited before, you can never get enough of this idyllic island! 

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Plus, there have been additions in the past two years, such as a new luxury hotel and the chance to explore the island from a new perspective - waterbikes! Take in the beautiful views as you glide across clear turquoise waters and learn about the island’s history and unique marine environment. It’ll be an unforgettable adventure!

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5. Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip

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There is no better place for you to learn about Western Australia’s rich history, culture and landscape than at the WA Museum Boola Bardip. Boola Bardip translates from the Noongar Aboriginal language as “many stories” and this is reflected in the museum, where the stories and perspectives of more than 50,000 people across Western Australia (including more than 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups) were sought in the development of the exhibitions and programs.

If you’re visiting in the second half of 2022, some exhibitions to look forward to include Dinosaurs of Patagonia (opening on 2 July), where you can walk with the largest dinosaurs that ever roamed the Earth and Wonderland (opening on December 17), an interactive exhibition celebrating Lewis Carroll’s classics. 

The museum is free to visit any day of the week but we recommend visiting on Saturday so that you won’t miss Nyumbi, an Aboriginal dance performance and a smoking ceremony.  

Opening Hours: 9.30 am to 5pm

Address:WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA, 6000

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6. Patty Whack Burger Shack

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A new halal burger joint owned by one of the imams in Perth, Patty Whack Burger Shack offers a variety of burgers, fries, sausages and fried chicken. 

Opt for their safe but comforting originals — the Patty Whack Original Beef or Chicken Burger (AUD $7.90), or go big, with their Double Patty Whack Beef (AUD $17) or Patty Whack Double Chicken (AUD $17). Their burgers are slathered with their Patty Whack special sauce and topped off with buttered potato buns. If you love your food spicy, request for their special Dynamite sauce!

You know this eatery means business when there are 5 types of loaded fries on their menu. It’s no wonder that this joint has been given a thumbs up from the locals, so do try it during your stay here!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening Hours: 10am-6pm (Sun - Thurs), 10am-10pm (Fri & Sat) 

Address: 148 Murray Street, Perth, WA 6000, Australia


7. Santai2 Cafe 

Santai2 Cafe is just the place to be for a taste of comfort food. Santai-Santai translates to relaxing in Malay, and it welcomes all diners to enjoy a leisurely meal of Malaysian cuisine.

Familiar favorites like Nasi Lemak Beef Rendang (AUD $20), Mee Goreng Santai (AUD $16), Assam Laksa (AUD $16) and more await you. Don’t forget to complete your meal with their specially blended Teh Tarik!

Also, for all the caffeine lovers out there, good news! Santai2 Cafe is a mere 10-minute walk from Blacklist Coffee Roasters, so you can surely get your midday coffee fix after a delicious fare.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5pm-8pm (Mon-Sun); Closed on Wednesdays

Address:1018 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101, Australia


8. 2020 Street Eats 

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It may be 2022 now, but the food at 2020 Street Eats is timeless. If you’re looking to wolf down a plate of Nasi Lemak or Chicken Rice, they got you.

A plate of Nasi Lemak (From AUD$10.50) at 2020 Street Eats would surely satisfy with 4 meat choices: Curry Chicken, Boneless Chicken, Beef Rendang, and Fried Fish Fillet. They also have varieties of homemade noodles, wok-style cooking, rice dishes and more. There’s surely something for everybody here!

If you’re a Sambal lover, try their dishes cooked in Mamak style Peanut Sambal. It sounds drool-worthy already! 

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening Hours: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-9pm 

Address: 3/41 Burrendah Blvd, Willetton WA 6155, Australia


9. BONUS: Kailis’ Fish Market Cafe

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — Kaili’s Fish Market Cafe is one must-visit at the iconic Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. This multi-award winning seafood restaurant boasts the freshest and most extensive range of seafood with innovative cooking styles. You can have your seafood pickled and marinated, tinned, fried, and more!

If you’re visiting in a large group, our advice is to go all out and preorder their seafood platter, which may just be Western Australia’s largest seafood platter. Their Holy Ship Platter (AUD $450), in their own words, is a “Platter that could end all platters”. Seafood is best enjoyed when shared, so why not indulge!

From an honestly good plate of Fish n Chips to King Prawns and sardines, everything’s a treat at this place.

Halal Status: Seafood options available, cooked separately from non-halal chicken meat and alcohol. As the eatery is not halal-certified, we advise you to dine at your own discretion.

Opening Hours: 11am-8pm (Mon-Fri); 10am-8pm (Sat and Sun)

Address: 46 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

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From the great outdoors, solid eateries, and cultural immersion — there’s just so much to explore here in Western Australia. If you’re unfamiliar, feel free to use Tourism Western Australia’s website to plan your trip. Hurry and book your tickets, an adventure awaits you in Western Australia!

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