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Things to do in Perth, Kings Park, Swan River and Shopping


There are so many things to do in Perth city centre. Explore the natural beauty of the Swan River and Kings Park plus there is still time to browse the shops.


Perth has one of the world’s largest inner city parks which takes in sweeping views of the Swan River and the city skyline. The park is set on 400 hectares with immaculate gardens, walking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, Indigenous heritage tours plus cafes and a restaurant.

If you like heights then walk among the treetops on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway. It is a 620 metre arched bridge suspended among a canopy of tall eucalypts trees. The park honours Australian war heroes with an iconic State War Memorial including a flame of remembrance and pool of reflection.

The children will also love Kings Park as there is a variety of playgrounds which are tailored to all ages.  The Ivey Watson playground is ideal for children under six years. The older children will love climbing, exploring, wading in creeks and getting dirty at Rio Tinto Naturescape. Plus there are plenty of other playgrounds to explore.

Any time of the year is a good time to explore the park, September is especially spectacular as the place is filled with wildflowers. Visit the world’s biggest display of Western Australia’s wildflowers from every region of the state.

There really is something for everyone at Kings Park plus there are lots of free walks and events held regularly. For more information about what is on offer you can visit their site here.


Perth City is set on the Swan River and it is a hype of activity. Locals exercise on the paths along the river, fish, picnic or you can even take a cruise down the river.

The newly built Elizabeth Quay has helped to bring the city back to the river. It is a lovely space for people to enjoy the river and it will become an icon of Perth once completed.

If you follow the Swan River to the south it will take you to Fremantle which is known for it’s historic buildings. To the north the river passes through the Swan Valley a wine region.


Once you have explored Kings Park and the Swan River why not finish the day off with some shopping in the city centre. The shops are open seven days a week and they have a large variety of retail outlets.

The Murray and Hay Street malls are popular and if you are after something a little different head to London Court. London Courts looks like an old English village and you will find many Australian gifts. If high end fashion is your thing head to Kings Street to shop in one of the many boutique shops.

King’s Park, the Swan River and shopping are just some of Perth’s attractions. There is so much more to Perth and we will be letting you know the best things to do in Perth over the next few blog posts.

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