Activities & Itineraries

Check Out These 5 Things To Do In Perth Instead Of Going To The Royal Show

By Anna Franklyn
18th Aug 2020

a stunning view of the beach with blue skies and white sand.

The Royal Show might be cancelled but all is not lost. WA still has the most relaxed COVID restrictions in the country, so we’re free to roam around our amazing state as much as we please.

Need some ideas? Here are five things to do in Perth now that the Royal Show has been cancelled.

Load Up Your Fruit Bowl At These Pick Your Own Fruit Farms

If you were counting on the Royal Show to keep your kids, nephews, nieces or even just your show bag-loving partner entertained, fruit picking is the perfect activity for you. Pop on the gumboots, BYO containers and load up on strawberries this spring at these places to pick your own fruit.

Pitch A Tent At Some Of WA’s Best Camping Spots

Pack the car and head off an adventure. Campgrounds are filling up fast these days, but if you get in quick, you might be able to book something. If not, plenty are still first-come, first-served so you can turn up early and find the perfect spot to pitch your tent. Need some ideas? Here’s the best campgrounds in WA to get you started. If you’re heading south, check out the best camping spots in the south-west, if you're going north, this list is for you and if you need to take a furry friend, here are the best dog-friendly camping spots. Too poor to camp? Here are the best free camping grounds in WA.

Take A Day Trip

If you’re not quite up for packing the car and taking off, start small with a day trip. Whether you want to head for the hills for a day of bushwalks and cider tasting, north for sand dunes and beach time or south for wineries, coastal walks and forests, there’s a day trip to suit everyone. Here are all of our faves.

Explore The Magical Lakes Just A Couple Of Hours From Perth

Collie is one of those places that everyone talks about visiting, but few people get around to going. If that sounds like you, it’s time to commit. Head to Wellington National Park for a swim at the serene Honeymoon Pool, then head to Black Diamond Lake to check out one of WA’s most Instagrammable lakes. Here are more of the best things to do in Collie.

Spend A Day Exploring Fremantle

If it’s been a while since you visited Fremantle, you’ll want to head down and see just how much has changed. Kick back with a pint at Little Creatures, check out the beautiful Old Synagogue, or get your tourist on with a visit to the Fremantle Prison. Educate yourself at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre, take a stroll along Western Australia’s Nyoongar coastal trail, the Manjaree Trail, or pack a picnic and take in the sunset at Monument Hill. Want more? Here are all the best things to do in Fremantle.

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Image credit: Elle Borgward

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