A day trip to Fremantle from Perth is a must visit when in Perth. It take about 30 minutes by train or car, or take it slower with a cruise along the Swan River to arrive in port.
Places to Visit:
– The Fremantle Markets, weekly from Friday to Sunday
-Visit a Brewery either Gage Roads or Little Creatures.
– Visit the Round House (the Swan River Colony’s first-ever building).
-Omeo Wreck which is located 7km from Fremantle.
– Take a picture at the ‘container bow’
-Take a walk along the Swan River.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden’s
Kings Park is one of the world’s largest botanic inner city Garden and park.
Things to do in the park:
– Take a walk over the Lotter west Federation walk which goes over the tree tops and has some beautiful river views.
– Take a walk or cycle along one of the paths in the park.
-Visit the Giant. Which isn’t located in the park but is located near the Subiaco Arts Centre. Which is located near by. The giant is on display from November 2022 to November 2023.
Blackwall Cliff top Walk
Scarborough and Cottesloe Beach
Located only 15 minutes apart it is worth stopping past these two beaches although they are both open ocean beaches they are the most Popular beaches close to Perth and are beautiful during the day and at sunset.
Rottnest Island is located 20km Off-Shore Perth and is one of the best places to visit when in Western Australia.
Things to do:
– Go snorkeling at one of the many beaches around the island.
– Get a selfie with a Quokka, they mainly hang around the settlement area but can be seen all over the island.
-Cycle to the West end.
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The Perth Hill’s
The gate to the dam closes during the week and opens only on the weekends. If you come during the week park at the gate and take the heritage trail anti clockwise to Victoria dam. The trail is 6.3km 2 hour return. Click Here to see the full trail.
Swan View Railway Heritage Trail
Railway Reserves Heritage Trail follows the route of the old Eastern Railway and is a unique 41 kilometer loop entirely on railway formations. This extensive trail passes through quaint little towns including Darlington, Parkerville and Mundaring, and covers a wide range of terrains with scenic views. You can also do a shorter loop to Lake Leschenaultia which is located 9.8km on way from Mount Helena. The path is well signed and easy to follow.
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