Have you been to Western Australia? If you are going to visit it, don’t skip Perth just yet! There are many things to do in Perth that are almost one of the kinds compared to other places in Australia. Check out my Perth itinerary from the last time I visited the City of Lights and you are welcome to add your own version to it.
9 cultural things to do and wrapped in Perth itinerary:
1. Have a picnic in the secret garden at Yanchep National Park
This probably is one of the Western Australia best kept secrets. A picturesque garden by the lake, Yanchep national park reminded me of the lake we saw in the Salzburg, only better. If you plan to do a garden themed wedding in Australia, this national park would be my top recommendation.
2. Get close and personal with the wildlife
Before Perth, I have seen plenty of kangaroos and a couple koalas, but never ever up close like the ones we saw in the Yanchep National Park. It was a totally different experience, to stand a few meters away from hundreds of kangaroos and within a hand reach distance from eucalyptus munching koalas.
3. Go fishing in the freezing cold
To be honest, this is not my kind of fun, not even my kind of things to do in Perth, but with plenty of amazing seasides, it might be your kinda Perth itinerary. At least, a family of four who we met during a very brief seashore stop during the tour thought so. No cold wind nor the single digit weather seemed to bother them.
4. Eat the biggest lobster you have ever seen
I LOVE seafood. Lobster? Not so much. I find them too expensive for the not so great taste. But that’s before I ate the fresh lobster at the Lobster Shack. It was grilled with garlic and it tasted so damn good. Yum! Plus, it costed me $25 only, which helped to enhance the taste in my head. The grilled lobster meal should be in everyone’s Perth itinerary.
5. Experience magic at the Pinnacles
The Pinnacles, set in a golden sanded desert, is not a landscape I had ever seen before, not even when we were in Dubai. It’s a form of stone sculptures, which brought both awe and eery feeling. But it was a different kind of eerie compared to what I felt inside the Fremantle Prison (no.7 on the things to do in this Perth itinerary).
6. Stroll around Fremantle
My colleague told me that Fremantle was a must visit and after spending the whole afternoon there, I must agree with him. This port town supported a very chill vibe where time seems to freeze for at least a couple of decades. There are plenty of things to see here, including the Fremantle market on the Cappucino street.
7. Get inside the Fremantle Prison
You can even stay overnight in the Fremantle prison, but even if you are too weak minded to do sleepover Orange Is The New Black style, I still recommend to visit it during the daytime.
8. Get drunk at the port
Fremantle port was crazy gorgeous and with rows of restaurant, it’s a perfect spot to wind down and let loose. That’s exactly what I did on my last evening in Perth.
9. Enjoy Perth city center
Though there were many things to see around Perth, my favorite part was the Perth city center. It was where I first fell in love with this city. There were lots of vintage buildings and restaurants to be explored, not to mention the uber cool City of Perth library.
Don’t miss out on Perth, visit the city, even for a few days, it will be worth it. Follow the Perth itinerary or share yours in the comment section below.