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Top 10 Free Things to do in Perth

Posted by Ben Mos on
Top 10 Free Things to do in Perth

Things to do in Perth

It might be isolated, but Perth still knows how to have fun. We have already rounded up the best Hidden Gems in the Top End — now it is time for the Golden State to shine.
With stunning natural wonders and no shortage of arts and culture, Perth has plenty to do. In fact we can guarantee you’ll never be bored.
It’s time to pack up and head out west to experience all the beauty that WA has to offer. And it’s all free!

For the Nature Lovers
1. Cottesloe Beach

When you think of Perth it’s pretty hard to go past the iconic Cottesloe Beach. This historic location is located halfway between Fremantle and Perth. Bring your towels and sunscreen, as you will find yourself easily dreaming away the sunlight hours. Perfect for snorkelling, there’s something for both the adults and the kids to enjoy.

2. Kings Park Botanic Gardens

We know Kings Park comes up a lot when people talk about Perth! But there’s a reason. These beautiful Botanic Gardens are located right in the inner city and are home to over 3,000 native flora. It’s not just your classic park too, there is plenty to do — from guided walks to kids play areas you won’t even realise you’re still in the city.

Cottesloe Beach
3. Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

Want to see dolphins, sea lions and penguins all in one spot? Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is well worth the 50-minute drive from the city. The perfect spot for spending a day, it has water so clear you can count the fishes. Go snorkelling and bring your fishing rod, just check any restrictions before you go!’

Sandboarding at Lancelin
4. Sandboarding at Lancelin

With free entry, you can’t go wrong with spending the day hurtling down the sand. The perfect activity for overactive kids and daring adults at Lancelin, you can bring your own board or hire one for a small fee. Just remember to pack your sunnies! And plenty of water.

5. Stargazing at The Pinnacles

Perth just might have something up on the other capital cities — way less light pollution. While there are several great paid observatories, you can actually go stargazing completelyfor free! It’s well worth taking the drive to The Pinnacles. This stunning limestone rockformation makes the perfect spot to stop and look at the stars.

Relax with Arts and Culture
6. Freo Markets

An absolute must-see, the Fremantle Markets have been around for over 100 years and show no signs of slowing down. With over 150 stalls to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Grab breakfast and head down to the water to watch the sunrise.

7. Art Gallery of WA

You have to visit the Art Gallery. Located in the Perth Cultural Centre, the Art Gallery of Western Australia hosts a wide variety of exhibits and talks throughout the year. The greatest part is that it’s right next to the theatre so make sure you check out the local art scene too.

8. WA Shipwrecks Museum

This isn’t your average boring museum, this is one for the adventurers and pirates. Brush up on your maritime archeology at the WA Shipwrecks Museum. Perfect for curious kids and adults alike — there’s even original ship timbers from shipwrecks from the 1600s!

9. Sculpture by the Sea

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting in March, why not check out the Sculptures by the Sea? This free exhibition runs once a year and brings together a whole range of sculptural piecesof art. Located at Cottesloe Beach indulge in some fine art and culture amongst the seagulls.

Art Gallery in the Perth Cultural Centre
10. Sunday Music

It’s time to kick back and relax with the best music WA has to offer. Every Sunday from 2-4 pm from October to March Perth hosts a free public music event. Located at the Fremantle Arts Centre, you can even bring a picnic basket and make an evening out of it.

Do you know any Perth hidden gems? Need some advice for your first big caravanning trip? Drop us a line today.