Get a Snap of the Crawley Edge Boatshed
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This charming shack, floating at the end of a pier on the Swan River, is said to have been constructed in the 1930s and is one of Perth's most photographed spots. You'll find it at Matilda Bay, Crawley, on the south-eastern edge of Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
Catch the Best City Views at Kings Park
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On 400 hectares, Kings Park is one of the world’s largest inner-city parklands and arguably one of the most beautiful. Come at dusk to watch the daylight fade and the city light up; this is one of the best views of Perth.
Do a Tour of the Fremantle Prison
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No visit to Perth is complete without a drive to Fremantle (or “Freo” as the locals call it) and Fremantle Prison is a standout reason to make the drive. Voted as one of the Top 10 Australian Landmarks of 2014 by Traveller’s Choice, it’s WA’s only World Heritage-listed building. Book one of the many tours of the gaol - you’ll be amazed at the small cells for prisoners and the types of people who lived here.
Enjoy the Nightlife in Northbridge
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Northbridge, a pocket just north of the Perth CBD, is a hive of some of Perth's best bars, restaurants, cafes and clubs. If you're looking for a night out, head here. Pictured is Rooftop Movies: a seasonal open-air cinema that combines cult, art-house and blockbuster movies with kitschy décor, good drinks and even better views of the Perth skyline.
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth
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Perth is currently experiencing a boom of amazing bakeries, cafes and dessert bars. Head to Babooshka in Northbridge for the ultimate "Freakshake": a milkshake topped with doughnuts, a generous rasher of crispy bacon coated in chocolate, and some gummy worms for good measure. Photo by Kiera Chevell.
Take a Day Trip to Rottnest Island
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Rottnest is one of those magical places that you can’t help but fall in love with. Delight in those cute quokkas, get out surfing, enjoy a spot of fishing, or spoil yourself with a spa treatment. Rottnest is a 30-minute ferry ride from Fremantle or a 90-minute ride from the Perth CBD.
Hit the Shops in Subiaco
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Subiaco is home to some of Perth's best boutiques for fashion, jewellery and accessories. One of our favourites is Ricarda Fashion Objects, a one-stop style temple featuring a cool line-up of fashion brands – think Comme des Garçons, Maison Martin Margiela, Proenza Schouler, Mary Katrantzou and more.
Do The Bridges Walk
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Make like a local and join the walkers, cyclists and joggers who regularly “walk the bridges”, a 10.5 kilometre riverside loop between the Narrows (Kwinana/Mitchell Freeways) and Causeway (city to Burswood/Victoria Park link) bridges. There’s some of the best river and city views on offer and remember to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, swans and more as you walk.
Spend a Day at Beautiful Cottesloe Beach
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Australia is renowned for its stunning beaches and Cottesloe, with its white sand, rolling waves and grassy embankment, is one of the most beautiful. Stay to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean – and don’t mind the screeching of the birds at dusk.
Visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia
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Without doubt, this is Western Australia’s most important public art collection. Here you’ll find an excellent array of West Australian indigenous and non-indigenous art plus a holding of 20th-century Australian and British paintings. Photography: Tourism Western Australia.