The capital city of Western Australia, Perth, is considered one of the most isolated capital cities in the world given its location on the lesser populated side of Australia. Getting there is often an extra trek (and expense) for travellers to Australia, so a list of free things to do might just be of interest.
Catch sunset at Cottesloe Beach
Sunrises and sunsets are always free, and it just so happens that sunsets over the Indian Ocean off Australia are saturated with color. The Perth suburb of Cottesloe is easily accessible by a 20 minute train ride, and once there, simply grab a seat on the beach or in the grass for the show.
Picnic at Kings Park
Kings Park lies high above the Perth CBD, giving visitors the perfect vantage point of the Swan River and city below – particularly with a picnic blanket and snacks.
Stroll around Fremantle
Fremantle’s colonial architecture and laid-back, port city vibe make it the perfect Perth suburb for strolling. It’s large in size, and with streets lined with cafes and a marina full of restaurants, photographers and people-watchers will be interested in a visit without having to spend a dime.
Visit the Fremantle Roundhouse
The Fremantle Roundhouse, opened in 1831, was originally used as a jail. It is the oldest public building in Western Australia with daily visiting hours of 10:30am to 3:30pm.
Peruse the Art Gallery of Western Australia
The Art Gallery of Western Australia holds over 15,000 works of art with a strong focus on art and artists of Western Australia and indigenous nature.
Discover the Museum of Western Australia
This Western Australia culture and natural history museum offers free admission to visitors, but the suggested donation is $5. Five dollars in Australia is practically free…
Tackle the Federation Walkway
If you’re not afraid of heights, the famous Lotterywest Federation Walkway extends 2,034 feet (620 meters) through Kings Park with a section scaling up to 170 feet (52 meters) among Eucalyptus treetops.
Tour Burswood Park
Burswood Park lies on the other side of the Swan River from Perth. Hop over there by 11:50am daily and you can participate in a free tour with an award winning guide.
Sit in on Parliament
The Parliament House in West Perth offers free tours to the public, those of which allow visitors to watch proceedings on a sitting day.