25 Fun and Quirky Things to do in Perth


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It’s easy to get stuck in the daily grind of life. We often think that travel is the only way to get out and experience new things in life. However, what if there was a way to do that without jumping on a plane?

Whilst many of us wish we had the bank account and annual leave to be travelling the world, being a tourist in your own city can be a practical and affordable way to cure those itchy feet.

This concept is about exploring all the great things to do in your city with a sense of awe and curiosity.

Not only does it increase a sense of belonging and love for where you live, you might also learn a thing or two about your city’s history AND meet some interesting people along the way.

Not to mention, it’s actually pretty fun!

So if you are envying all of those European holiday photos on social media, take a look at these 25 fun and quirky things to do in Perth.

Ellis Brook Valley

25 Fun and Quirky Things to do in Perth

  1. Explore the great outdoors at one of Perth’s hiking spots like Ellis Brook Valley
  2. Relax in a gondola ride along the Swan River through Gondolas on the Swan
  3. Take an Oh Hey WA walking tour and discover our city’s incredible street art
  4. Mix things up on your date night with some axe throwing at Maniax Perth
  5. Ride on an self-driving bus with the RAC Intellibus
  6. Book a close encounter at Perth Zoo and feed a giraffe or Galapagos tortoise
  7. Attend an art experience workshop with Open Hands Creative
  8. Try your hand at the pottery wheel with Not Yet Perfect
  9. Make your own wooden creations with The Joy of Wood
  10. Learn how to do taiko drumming without going to Japan with Taiko On Perth
  11. Experience some live jazz at the the Ellington Jazz Club
  12. Watch a musical or theatre production by the talented WAAPA students
  13. Attend a Northbridge Crime Walk and learn about our city’s dark and gritty history
  14. Experience Hip-Hop Karaoke or a Barefaced storytelling night at The Bird
  15. Get inspired at Perth Soup, a micro-funding event for community ideas
  16. Try some mini-golf with a difference at Holey Moley Golf club
  17. Sweat it out a nightclub gym at S30 studio
  18. Watch a movie with a view at Rooftop Movies
  19. Tackle some waves with some indoor surfing at Aloha Surfhouse
  20. Go on a sailing adventure through Fremantle with Charter One
  21. Take a tour of Fremantle Prison. If you are feeling adventurous, try their underground tunnels tour
  22. Learn how to make your own cheese in the Swan Valley by The Cheese Maker
  23. Visit Perth’s newest food truck hall at the Perth Mess Hall
  24. Attend a dinner at a secret location with Secret Suppers
  25. Try ‘speed friending’ with The City and Me

There are so many amazing places to explore right on your doorstep. So why not see the place you call home with a fresh pair of eyes and be a tourist in your own city. Once you start exploring, you might discover just how addictive it is.

Enjoy your next adventure!

About the Writer:

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When she’s not busy working as an IVF pharmacist or being a mum, Nora loves doing new things that live up to her nickname of ‘Nora the Explorer.’  She is passionate about self-care and staying mentally healthy. You can stay up to date with Nora's adventures and all things Perth on Instagram @loveperthlife.

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