When time is short and you only have a day to spend in Perth. There is so much to, so much to see and such little time available. Because to be honest, a day in Perth is not enough or even a week for that matter.

The Perth CBD is a picturesque city in itself with the famous Swan River on the city’s doorstep. Situated or more like isolated on Australia’s West Coast, it is a long distance away from hustle and bustle of the East Coast where Sydney and Melbourne take place on the map. Perth is often overlooked as tourist zone through no fault of it’s own. So if you are considering a trip to the great state of Western Austrlia, you won’t be disappointed.

Why did I spend a day in Perth? Simple really. I only live a two hour drive in the state’s South West, another beautiful part of the world but more on that in a future articles. So for me a trip to the big city can be a regular event and that is fine by me

What to do in Perth? Or what did I do on my one day I Perth, here is a list of things to do, but bet your bottom dollar you’ll need more than just a day.

Hillarys Boat Harbour

20 minutes north of Perth. Hillarys Boat Harbour is the perfect place to have a great day out with the family. Bring your swimwear and jump off the pier, go down the water slides at the water park. Shop for all your summer items and dine out at the many restaurants on offer. Last but not least, tale a walk around the harbour and take in the sights of yachts stationed in the harbour.


Scarborough beach

One of the most famous of many beaches in Perth, located in the city’s north. In the summer months these beaches are packed to the rafters as the locals and tourist escape the summer heat and get their tan on, with the women look good showing off in their bikini. Just don’t forget to slip, slop, slap.

Watertown Outlet Centre

A great place to shop for great brands at discount prices. located within the city limits on the west side. Watertown is a great place to get your retail therapy at a discount price for all the popular brands.


Adventure World

A theme Park that opens for about nine months of the year during the warmer months. Opening in September and closing before winter.  Adventure World consist of 16 water slides and two roller coast amongst other entertainment and rides. The family will love it.

Elizabeth Quay

Newly built and located in the CBD along the great Swan River. Elizabeth Quay is a good stroll across the banks of the Swan with glorious city in its backdrop. Walk across the fascinating designed footbridge before ending your stay with coffee or lunch.

The Perth CBD.

The Perth CBD.

Shopping in the CBD

Be sure to spend time in the CBD itself and take advantage of the many retails stores available. Walk amongst the sky rise buildings and shop till you drop.  Meanwhile, don’t forget to enjoy a coffee in the cafe’s and dine in the finest restaurants Perth has to offer. There are plenty of restaurants and food courts to suit any budget.

Kings Park

Enjoy one of the finest walks you will ever have at Perth’s famous King Park and Botanical Gardens. Take in the views of Perth including the City and the twin rivers as you stroll around the park, viewing the thousand species of various plants that are available in this great Park. If game give the Skywalk a go, but don’t look down.


It only covers a little on what is on offer in Perth, but if you get the chance to come to this fantastic city, be ready to explore as you won’t be disappointed.