Perth is the capital of Western Australia and it is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. When you are visiting the city, there is so much to do there and in the surrounding region. There are many national parks to visit and there are outlying islands too. The city offers so much to see and do when on holiday there. Among all the things to do in Perth is quite a list of free things to do that can help offset your vacation budget.
1. Beaches: Visiting the beaches is usually a free thing to do in any city and for Perth, this is no exception. The beaches are just about 15 minutes from Perth’s CBD. The beaches there, like Cottesloe Beach give you beautiful views of the Indian Ocean.
2. You can catch your dinner about an hour drive south of Perth at the Mandurah Estuary and Peel Inlet. Make sure to hire a Budget rent a car Perth to get around. There, fishing, swimming, and dolphin watching are all popular pastimes.
3. Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is located less than an hour south of Perth. Entrance is free and there is so much to do there including snorkelling, SCUBA diving, kayaking, and bird watching. You’ll likely spot some local wildlife or marine life like Little Penguins, dolphins, and Australian Sea Lions.
4. Picnic in Kings Park & Botanic Gardens. Pack your own picnic and enjoy the free gardens and park, which is the largest inner city park in the entire Southern Hemisphere. Whether you bring a picnic, or just plan to enjoy the outdoors, there are over 400 hectares of park for you to explore. However, to make that picnic easy and delicious, there are barbecue facilities available for your use. The park is adjacent to the Swan River, has magnificent views of the Darling Range, and is a fabulous bushland within the city limits.
5. Walk the Bibbulmun Track in the Perth Hills. It is one of the longest walking tracks in the world covering 1000 km from Kalamunda down to the south coast of Albany. The track can take a couple weeks to complete, or you can choose just to walk certain sections of the track within the different national parks along the way.
6. The Perth Cultural Centre is where you will find the Western Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Library and Information Service of Western Australia, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and The Blue Room Theatre. There is plenty of free culture to be found here.
All of the free things to do here can help you have a very affordable and enjoyable vacation. When you mix in these free things to do with all that Perth has to offer including surfing, wine country, Fremantle, Lancelin, Rottnest Island, and an emerging food scene, you are destined for the Western Australia vacation you will never forget.