Perth's lifestyle is built around enjoying the outdoors. Known for its stunning wildflowers in spring, fantastic walking and cycling trails, its new small bar and coffee scene and unique wildlife encounters with quokkas, penguins and more!
Foodies, nature lovers, sporting enthusiasts and water lovers can all find something to pique their interest in this spectacular coastal city - and there are plenty of trails set up to help you explore.
Known for its plethora of walking and hiking trails scattered across the metropolitan region, many of which reside in national parks, the city is also becoming a thriving metropolis of new small bars, cafes and offers an extensive of buffet of food and wine options to delight the taste buds.
Perth's combination of a great coastline, Swan River and amazing national parks offer an array of options - some with a degree of challenge others with some scenic locations that are very instagrammable.
Hiking and walk trails are abundant - even in the heart of the city in the iconic Kings Park - which boasts wildflowers, spectacular city views, towering gum trees, elevated walkways and historic monuments.
Further afield, Whistlepipe Gully is hugely popular with dog owners and is recognised for its wildflowers, flowing waters and views of the Perth CBD.
Closer to the CBD is Zamia Trail in Bold Park which provide plenty of options to experience it - including horse and cycle trails. At the top on Reabold Hill you'll experience fantastic views of the Indian Ocean and CBD.
For something a little different, the Pengiun Island Walk Trail is
home to the resident Fairy Penguins and spans across boardwalk and beaches. Access to the island is by ferry or a short paddle over if you have your own kayak. Or if you'd prefer to venture out with a kayak - exploring Burswood or Elizabeth Quay are all great options.
Foodies can explore the city with the Buy West Eat Best Dining Drive Trail. Let your tastebuds take you on a West Australian journey, all within 30-minutes of Perth’s CBD. You’ll wind your way from the Swan River to suburban streets, and breathtaking views to bustling bistros. This trail serves up Perth’s freshest food with a side order of the city and its surrounds.
- Hike: Reabold Hill, Whistlepipe Gully, Eagle View Walk Trail - John Forrest National Park.
- Aboriginal Culture / Cycle: Whadjuk Trail Network eg: Kara Bidi
- Cycle: Swan River Loop, Sunset Coast Pathway
- Paddle: Burswood Paddle Trail, Elizabeth Quay Paddle Trail.
- Horse trails: Darling Downs Bridle Network
- Snorkel: Coogee Maritime Trail, MAAC Dive and Snorkel Trail
- Art/Walk: Claisebrook Cove Art Trail
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