Places To Go & Things To Do When Visiting Perth Western Australia
Perth Western Australia is a treasure trove of tourist attractions and experiences, with almost endless places to see and things to do. Here’s a short list of our Concierge’s top 10.
Western Australia is famous for its world-class wine industry and scenic wine regions, so a visit to Perth isn’t the same without a winery tour and the Swan Valley is one of the best. Visit some of the Swan Regions finest wineries and see the process of wine production. Wine cellars hold wine tastings and allow you to purchase wines by the bottle or case. There are also five boutique beer outlets all brewing unique blends of beer for you to taste. Stop and take in the amazing view over a glass of wine, beer or long lunch.
GETTING THERE: Choose from an enjoyable river cruise or coach tour. The Swan Valley is just an 18-minute drive from your accommodation at Crowne Plaza Perth to Guildford.
Be entertained at Crown Perth, which is home to Perth’s famous casino, as well as a luxurious hotel and entertainment complex. Enjoy fine dining at one of the many fine restaurants at Crown Perth.
GETTING THERE: Just a 2.9 km (4 minute) drive from Crowne Plaza Perth via the Causeway, Crown Perth is best accessed by car or taxi. Alternatively, guests can choose to take public transport, bus 37 delivering passengers to the door in just 20 minutes.
Perth Arena is the city’s state-of-the-art venue for sports and entertainment. Hosting live events including world-class acts, concerts and shows, as well as sporting events such as basketball, netball and ice hockey championships.
GETTING THERE: The venue has on-site parking and is a short 7-minute drive by car to Wellington Street from Crowne Plaza Perth. Catching public transport is easy with the Red Cat from Stop 5 on Hay Street to Stop 14 at Perth Arena.
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
PECC is the city’s purpose-built venue for conventions and exhibitions, hosting many of Perth’s large functions, seminars and conferences. A Riverside Theatre is the perfect place for a night out at a concert, comedy or show, while the BelleVue Ballroom is often transformed in a wonderland for both public and private events. Industry tradeshows and fairs are a regular feature in the Exhibition Pavillions.
GETTING THERE: 2.5 km from Crowne Plaza Perth, PECC is a comfortable walking distance or 5 minute drive. By public transport, take Bus 212 from Adelaide Terrace heading west.
Home of Western Australian cricket, the world famous WACA is where the Perth Scorchers play the Big Bash every summer and also where the legendary Ashes takes place.
GETTING THERE: An easy 15-minute walk to Nelson Crescent via Adelaide Terrace heading east.
As well as panoramic views of the city from it escarpment, Kings Park offers a number of interesting attractions and is one of the worlds largest and most beautiful inner city parks. Cultivating over 13,000 species of WA plants, Kings Park offers views of the city sky line, breath taking views of the river, bushland walk trails, immaculate gardens, large open parklands, children play areas, guided walks, plus cafes and a gallery shop. A must see if you’re visiting Perth.
GETTING THERE: Kings Park is easily accessed by car, just 3.6 kms (10 minutes) from Crowne Plaza Perth. The city also offers excellent public transport options.
Perth Zoo is home to a range of Australian and Asian wildlife, as well as animals from even more exotics places of the world, including Africa. The habitats are well designed to reflect the animals’ native habitats and the zoo is committed to conservation and research, so animals are healthy and happy.
GETTING THERE: Take the Ferry from Barrack Square Jetty to South Perth. Walk down Mends Street and turn left onto Labouchere Road. Total travel time: 35 minutes from Crowne Plaza Perth.
Australia’s oldest operating mint, Perth Mint is open to visitors, hosting tours and gold pouring demonstrations. Visit the amazing vault and see the Mint’s collection of treasures, including Australia’s largest collection of natural gold nuggets.
GETTING THERE: A comfortable 10-minute walk down Bennet Street and left onto Hay Street.
The Bell Tower is home of the Swan Bells. Located on Riverside Drive overlooking the picturesque Swan River, the Bell Tower is steeped in history with the Oldest Bell in Australia, making it a must see Perth attraction.
GETTING THERE: Wander along Riverside Drive towards Barrack Square for an enjoyable 20-minute walk along the Swan River to Bell Tower.
Western Australia’s stunning Swan River is a favourite amongst Perth locals and tourists alike. With it’s picturesque landscape, Swan River is the perfect spot to relax with a picnic in the park and watch the sunset or take a riverside stroll and meet the famous Black Swans.
For those seeking action and adventure, Swan River offers a plethora of things to do, including water sports, where you can go jet skiing, ski-biscuiting, windsurfing and parasailing right in the heart of the city. For the ultimate adrenaline guests can skydive with our friends from Skydive Beach and Beyond and conveniently land in Langley Park right out front of Crowne Plaza Perth.
Swan River is the ultimate adventure and recreation playground. Hire a kayak, bike or sailing boat. Enjoy the scenery along the many walking, jogging and cycling tracks around the river, or venture a little further out on a Swan River cruise.
GETTING THERE: A few enjoyable steps through Langley Park.
For more information on any of the Concierge’s Top 10 Perth Attractions, see Concierge or Reception at Crowne Plaza Perth.