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50 Things To Do In Perth Before You Die

By Kirsty Petrides - 05 Apr 2017


Perth is quite the hip and happening city, isn’t it? It seems like every day more cafes, restaurants, bars and events are popping up, making your ‘things to check out in Perth’ list grow longer.

Having said that, there are some things to do in Perth that are just non-negotiable—no matter what new and exciting things pop up. Here are the 50 things you have to do in Perth before you die.

  1. Have a beer at Little Creatures. Obviously.
  2. Do Jacob’s Ladder, and then tell everyone you come across how you just did Jacob’s Ladder.
  3. Eat a conti roll from The Re Store.
  4. Get fish and chips and watch the sunset over Cottesloe Beach. Because you don’t really live in Perth if you haven’t done this.
  5. Get any form of baked good from Mary Street Bakery. Actually, get two. Or three.
  6. Go look at the Belltower. Ha, jokes. Don’t do that.
  7. Pack some wine and cheese and head to Mount Hawthorn’s The Jazz Cellar on a Friday night.
  8. Join the masses for a Saturday morning coastal walk in North Beach, followed by coffee at Yelo.
  9. Go to a rooftop yoga class at Northbridge’s Rooftop Yoga.
  10. Get a burger from Flipside Burgers. If it's good enough for Prince Harry, it’s a must-visit.
  11. Have a beer on the sand at Bathers Beach House.
  12. Eat all the pizza and pasta at Pappagallo.
  13. Go to Rottnest for the day—cycle around the island, go snorkelling at The Basin and then have lunch and beers at the pub.
  14. Get a table at Lucky Chan’s. Surely this would be possible at some stage before you die.
  15. Eat all the oysters (and take in the coastal view) at Kailis Trigg Beach.
  16. Go on a road trip to Manjimup to try Manjimup truffles. (Did you know Manjimup provide 80 per cent of Australia’s truffles? Fun fact.)
  17. Go walk around Elizabeth Quay. You have to. It was expensive.
  18. Meander through Fremantle’s west end and get a drink at Strange Company.
  19. Grab your bikes, jump on the train to Guildford Station and do the Swan Valley winery cycling route. (Safely, of course, boys and girls.)
  20. Try a toasted sandwich from Toastface Grillah—preferably the Pear Grillz, blue cheese, pear and lime chutney. So much yes.
  21. Try the gin at WA’s own award-winning gin distillery, Hippocampus Distillery.
  22. Go to Kings Park. You always say you should go there more. So pack a picnic and get there.
  23. Go to the South Beach Sunset Markets in Fremantle in summer time for $10 food truck dinners, BYO bevvies and glorious sunsets.
  24. Book yourself in for the Japanese degustation at Marumo—it's worth the wait.
  25. Go for a jog along Riverside Drive. Is so pretty.
  26. Go check out the plethora of cheese, olives and prosciutto at Little Sister Delicatessen.
  27. Try stand up paddle-boarding.
  28. Go for a Friday night whiskey at Helvetica.
  29. Enjoy the share plates, wine, free live music and awesome atmosphere at Gypsy Tapas House.
  30. Get high tea at Rochelle Adonis.
  31. Do the chocolate and wine pairing master class at Providore in the Swan Valley.
  32. Stroll through the Freo Markets on a Sunday afternoon and get heaps of fresh produce at bargain basement prices.
  33. Pack up the car and go spend a weekend tasting wine in the Ferguson Valley.
  34. Go for breakfast at Voyage Kitchen in Sorrento (and order the Norma’s Salsa.)
  35. Go for cocktails at The Classroom and watch on in awe as the mixologists do their thing.
  36. Enjoy street-side wines and Tuscan food at No Mafia wine bar.
  37. Get the best pizza of your life at Magna Pizza.
  38. Hike up Melon Hill in Swanbourne and take in the views over Perth and Rottnest. Then go reward yourself with breakfast at The Shorehouse afterwards.
  39. Go for a picnic at Bicton Baths.
  40. Jump in the car and go camping in Cervantes.
  41. Go strawberry picking in Bullsbrook at Ti’s Strawberry Farm.
  42. Get some tasty traditional Chinese in Northbridge’s Chinatown.
  43. Enjoy a Sunday evening stroll around Lake Monger.
  44. Stuff yourself with gelato from Chicho Gelato.
  45. Spin the gin wheel at The Flour Factory. Maybe twice. Or three times.
  46. Try the baklava at Subiaco’s Boucla Kafenion.
  47. Go catch a flick at the Luna Outdoor Cinemas.
  48. Listen to amazing local jazz musos at The Ellington Jazz Club.
  49. Get late night coffee and cake from Leederville’s Greens & Co.
  50. Have a Sunday sesh at The Guildford Hotel.

Feeling a little strapped for cash? Here are 50 Things To Do In Perth For Under $50.

Lake Monger | Image credit: Nancy Hanna

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