Now that summer is well and truly here and the kids school holidays are approaching, we put together some fun ways you can spend your time off around Perth. It's time to make the most of these sunny days!
Explore Freo by bike
Did you know you can how hire a bike for free from the Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square as part of the City of Fremantle’s Free Wheeling Fremantle initiative. Available for teenagers and adults – you just have to pay a refundable deposit and you can set out for the day! Take a spin along the coast or the river and stop for brunch in one of South Freo’s fantastic coffee shops.
Fremantle Arts Centre – Sunday Music Sessions
If you happen to be in Freo on a Sunday, the Fremantle Arts Centre holds a weekly free outdoor concert from 2-4pm. Grab yourself a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the best of local and touring bands Perth has to offer.
Take in the sunset along the coast
Nothing beats watching the sunset at the ocean and Perth offers some great viewing spots. Combine this with a picnic to get out of your hot kitchen for the evening, Beaches with lawn areas are perfect. Take your pick from north to south from Burns Beach, City Beach, Mullaloo, through to Coogee, Woodman Point and Rockingham. We’re spoilt for choice.
Take a walking tour of Perth City
Why not explore your city with a free walking tour. Visit the Perth City Visitor Kiosk or book a place online to take a 90-minute guided tour. There are many different tours to choose from you’re sure to find one that suits your interests.
Escape from the summer heat and spend a few hours at one of Perth’s many museums. Visit WA Museum Boola Bardip to learn about the many stories of Western Australians and what role they have played in the world or head to the Art Gallery of Western Australia and take in the talent of Western Australian artists. Perth has an abundance of museums many offering free entry.
Markets are now a staple of the Perth summer! Taking place every Friday from late November to March the Twilight Hawkers Market in Forrest Place is the city’s biggest street food market. Try a variety of affordable cuisines from around the world. Food is served from 4:30-9:30pm. Or maybe you have a local market? With summer markets in Trigg, Scarborough, Inglewood, Burns Beach, South Perth, Joondalup and Kalamunda there’s plenty to tempt your tastebuds.