Perth insider experiences

Perth and its surrounds has so much to offer and experience.

The regional organising committee have a few suggestions:


Elizabeth quay
Elizabeth Quay is a vibrant destination with activities for people of all ages at all times with plenty to see and do. For more information visit the website.

Free self-guided laneway art tour
Experience the local murals and street art at your own pace. For more information visit the website.

Free volunteer-guided walks in Kings Park
Kings Park is a 400.6 hectare park overlooking Perth Water and the central business district of Perth. The park is a mixture of grassed parkland, botanical gardens and natural bushland on Mount Eliza with two-thirds of the grounds conserved as native bushland. For more information visit the website.

Perth Mint tour
Witness the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour in the original melting house. Open daily from 9am until 5pm. A short walk from the city centre.
For more information visit the website.

Segway tour
Don’t let Perth and the spectacular Swan River and Kings Park pass you by. Set your own pace – without taking a step. For more information visit the website.

Perth surrounding experiences

So much more to experience outside Perth City
Further afield options include visiting the Margaret River winery region or having a dolphin experience in Rockingham. Swimming with wild dolphins is a life changing experience that everyone should do at least once.

Rottnest Island
Famous for its laid back atmosphere and beautiful beaches, Rottnest Island lies just 19 kilometres offshore from Perth surrounded by the sparkling Indian Ocean. Rotto is a car-free zone and hiring a bicycle is the best way to get around. Hire a bike to see the natural beauties and watch out for the quokkas! For more information please visit the website.

Swan Valley
Visit Swan Valley and sample local wineries, a brewery and The Chocolate Company. For more information, please visit the website.

Family friendly activities

The Aquarium of Western Australia AQWA
Discover WA’s spectacular marine life as you go on an underwater journey along our coast, from the icy-cold waters of the southern ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the far north. AQWA is only 20 minutes from Perth CBD and open daily. For more information on tickets and how to book, please visit the website.

CORE Cider House Pickering Brook
Core Cider House located in Pickering Brook, just 35 minutes from the city, is the perfect spot to soak up the fresh country air, relax over a cider, enjoy a meal and let the kids play. For more information visit the website.

Perth Zoo
Perth Zoo is a 41-acre zoological park in South Perth. For more information visit the website.

Wanneroo Botanic Gardens mini golf
Just 30 minutes from Perth CBD, walk amongst the dappled shade of tall trees, an array of flowers, rockeries and waterfalls, as you play 36 holes of mini golf. For more information visit the website.


Fremantle Prison tour
Fremantle Prison, sometimes referred to as Fremantle Gaol or Fremantle Jail, is a former Australian prison and World Heritage Site in Fremantle, Western Australia. The six hectare site includes the prison cellblocks, gatehouse, perimeter walls, cottages, and tunnels. To book your tour visit the website.

Fremantle Markets
Step inside the Fremantle Markets and enjoy the distinctive atmosphere of more than a 100 years of vibrant culture and heritage.

Fremantle shipwreck and/or Maritime Museum
The WA Shipwrecks Museum is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere.