Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and is a vibrant business and mining hub whose suburbs lie along sandy beaches and the banks of the Swan River.  If you are going to be visiting Perth for an extended stay then this post may help inspire you to find things to do during your stay to make the most of your time there.

From taking your pick of 19 beautiful beaches, marine parks, or bush walking trails, to botanical gardens and a wine region waiting to be discovered, here’s what to do while in Perth:

Get Closer to Nature

Perth is blessed with sunny weather, beautiful sandy beaches, and a varied selection of nature and wildlife experiences that allow you to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and back in touch with Mother Nature. From picnics and free guided botany walks in the 400 hectare natural bush of Kings Park to the stunning environments found in Perth’s nature and marine parks, there is lots to do for nature lovers.

Other highlights include whale watching season, tracks and trails, wildflower season, and eco or marine tours.

Sample the local Cuisine

Like the nature and wildlife attractions above, Perth boasts an extensive and diverse mix of food and drink. Food lovers will be spoilt for choice here as there is a chance to explore the region’s top food and wine regions, sample the fare on offer in the city’s restaurants, cafes and wineries, or source your own fresh produce at the popular food and drink markets.

Dining hotspots can be found in the heart of Perth, on the banks of Swan River, and along the coast. Best of all, these dining experiences all come with beautiful views such as watching the sun set over the expanse of the Indian Ocean.

Immerse yourself in Arts and Culture

There is a great mix of arts and culture in Perth, including various music, theatre, comedy, and visual arts on offer. There a many galleries where art lovers can find antiques, unique Aboriginal art, and much more.  The city also has excellent shopping experiences that include specialty stores and weekend markets that sell fresh organic produce, arts and crafts, and hand-made products.

Relax, or Get Active

When its time to get away from daily life and recharge your batteries, Perth has something for everyone regardless of your interests. The green parks and natural surroundings nearby the city offer plenty of opportunities for quite time or solitude while also providing the perfect setting for those that like to stay active. Highlights include hiking or biking trails through the Perth Hills, sky-diving or hot air balloon rides, spectacular golf courses, adventures on the water, and lots of family-friendly activities.

Perth is one of Australia’s most popular destinations, and with good reason. If you are in the city for an extended stay, whether it’s for work or pleasure, there will be no shortage of things to keep you occupied in your down time.

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