Maritime Museum

Mundaring Weir

Perth Concert Hall

  • When:Check website for program
  • Where:5 St Georges Tce Perth
  • Tel:9231 9900
  • Good for:some of the finest music acoustics in the country, playing host to many of the world’s greatest classical and contemporary artists.

Perth Zoo

  • When:9-5 Mon-Sun
  • Where:20 Labouchere Rd South Perth
  • Tel:9474 0444
  • Good for:getting close to some beautiful animals; for both little and big kids!

Picnics on the River Foreshore

  • When:on sunny afternoons.
  • Where:Matilda Bay, South Perth or wherever the view lures you in.
  • Good for:spreading out your favourite picnic rug and enjoying some tasty treats with family and friends.

We love picnicking. Preparing the snacks, packing it all up and unwrapping a generous spread across the picnic blanket. Don’t you find you always over cater for these little rendezvous? But that’s all the better, because if you find the right spot you can spend all day lolling about in the grass. Read full review


Rottnest Island

  • Good for:enjoying the crystal clear beaches in the sunshine with friends.

Scitech Discovery Centre

  • When:930-4 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat-Sun (10-5 in school holidays)
  • Where:City West Centre, Sutherland St, West Perth
  • Tel:9215 0700
  • Good for:exploring science in an interactive environment.

This science and technology centre might be aimed at tots and teens, but that doesn’t stop Scitech from being a load of fun for people of all ages. There are plenty of exhibits and games, all which aim to educate in an engaging way. Read full review

Serpentine Falls

Lying just an hour outside of Perth, down the South West Highway, is this beautiful part of the world. The small falls area is filled with those cooling off throughout the summer months in the basin below, and in winter the rushing waterfall provides the backdrop for a short jaunt. Read full review

State Library of Western Australia

  • When:9-8 Mon-Thurs, 9-530 Fri, 10-530 Sat-Sun
  • Where:Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis St Perth
  • Tel:9427 3111
  • Good for:a quiet place to read and recuperate.

State Theatre Centre of WA

  • When:check website for program.
  • Where:174 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:6212 9200
  • Good for:an inspiring venue for performers and their audiences, housed in an architectural landmark.
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