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There is so much to do in Perth, but if you only have one day in this wonderful city, follow me on this tour to make it a day to remember.

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  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Cottesloe Beach cafe

Restaurants

London Court

Gift & Speciality Shops

St. George's Cathedral

Sacred & Religious Sites

Greenhouse

Restaurants

Kings Park & Botanic Garden

Parks, Gardens

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Museums

Bob's Bar

Restaurants

The Apple Daily Bar & Eating House

Restaurants

Bar Lafayette

Restaurants

Norfolk Hotel Restaurant

Restaurants

Monica U's City Tips

  • Cycling is a good way to get around in Perth. Ask for a rental at your hotel and they will be able to accommodate you, or point you in the right direction if not.
  • Gratuity is not expected at most restaurants, but the staff greatly appreciate it.
  • Within the city of Perth, the CAT buses (Central Area Transit) are free.
  • Cottesloe Beach cafe
    Restaurants (Cafe, Australian)
    Monica U Says:

    Start your day by having breakfast right on the beach. With uninterrupted views of the ocean (if you sit outside on the balcony), Cottesloe Cafe serves up one of the best lattes in Perth. Simple, organic food is on offer too, in generous portions at great value.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The acai bowl is great.
    • Try to sit at one of the outside balcony tables.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 36 restaurants in Cottesloe
    • Lovely location 10/03/2018
    • Great food located right on the beautiful Cottesloe beach with a magnificent Indian Ocean view 31/07/2017
    • Cottesloe Beach cafe
    Address:
    104 Marine Pde
    Cottesloe Beach hotel
    Cottesloe, Western Australia 6011
    Australia
  • London Court
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Monica U Says:

    Next, time to do some shopping. London Court is the best place to stroll around some beautiful, original old shops, buy real English candy, browse antiques, and get your quota of Perth souvenirs. The Court's old clock is always great to watch, too: make sure you're there on the hour when the knights pop out!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Sit in one of the many little cafes in the area, and watch the world go by when you need a break.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 46 Shopping in Perth
    • Lovely 08/12/2018
    • Back In Time 07/12/2018
    • London Court
    Address:
    London Court 647 Hay St
    Hay Street Pedestrian Mall
    Perth, Western Australia 6000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 8 9261 6666
    Hours:
    Sun
    06:00 - 21:00
    Mon - Sat
    05:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • St. George's Cathedral
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Monica U Says:

    St George Cathedral has been recently restored to its original 1800s design. The light that filters into this tiny church fills you with peace as soon as you enter. Beautiful artwork is on display inside, making it a fantastic place to stop for a breather during your visit to Perth.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You can book a guided tour via one of the heritage tour companies in the city.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 140 things to do in Perth
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • WANT TO FEEL LIKE YOU ARE IN EUROPE WITHOUT LEAVING HOME? 06/12/2018
    • Lovely welcome to a beautiful building 28/11/2018
    • St. George's Cathedral
    Address:
    38 St Georges Tce
    Perth Cbd
    Perth, Western Australia 6000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 8 9325 5766
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Greenhouse
    Restaurants (Spanish, Australian)
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    Monica U Says:

    If all this sight-seeing and shopping has made you hungry, head down to Greenhouse, the creation of amazing environmentalist and artist, Joost Bakker. As you enter, the serenity, simplicity, and sustainability of the place makes you feel instantly peaceful and happy. The food is just as memorable, prepared fresh every day with ingredients from the rooftop garden.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Since you are on holiday, you are surely allowed to indulge in one of the amazing organic cocktails!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Greenhouse Perth 27/04/2017
    • Green on the outside, classy inside 25/04/2017
    • Greenhouse
    Address:
    100 St Georges Tce
    Perth, Western Australia 6000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 8 9481 8333
    Hours:
    Mon
    12:00 - 01:00
    Tue - Thu
    07:00 - 23:00
    Fri
    07:00 - 00:00
    Sat
    12:00 - 01:00
    Other:
  • Kings Park & Botanic Garden
    Parks, Gardens
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    Monica U Says:

    Time for a walk after lunch, and what better than a stroll through the beautiful Botanical Gardens overlooking the whole city of Perth. There are more than 3000 species of flora to admire here. Stop at the beautiful war memorial or take the time to learn about aboriginal history. It's my favorite place to take a book and just relax.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Enjoy a free guided walk in Kings Park. The walks are guided by volunteers, and depart daily from Fraser Avenue (outside Aspects of Kings Park). Check the website for times.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 140 things to do in Perth
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Must go 12/12/2018
    • Great for catch ups 12/12/2018
    • Kings Park & Botanic Garden
    Address:
    Fraser Ave
    West Perth
    Perth, Western Australia 6005
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 8 9480 3600
    Other:
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia
    Art Museums
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    Monica U Says:

    Now it's time for a little art, so take a stroll down to the WA Art Gallery. My tip? Pick one of the current exhibitions, as it is hard to see everything at once!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Visit the rooftop bar for some sake and Japanese nibbles.
    • The gallery is free to enter although they do ask visitors for a voluntary donation.
    • The current Rebirth exhibition by Japanese artist Mariko Mori is fantastic.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 140 things to do in Perth
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great exhibits 27/11/2018
    • Great Day Out 24/11/2018
    • Art Gallery of Western Australia
    Address:
    James Street Mall Via Roe St
    Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
    Perth, Western Australia 6003
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 8 9492 6600
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Bob's Bar
    Restaurants (Cajun & Creole, Bar, Spanish, Australian)
    Monica U Says:

    After so much culture and nature, it is time to play. Bob's Bar is on the rooftop of Perth's tallest building and was named after Australia’s third-longest serving Prime Minister, Bob Hawke. Go up the staircase covered in newspapers and enjoy excellent cocktails and some Mexican snacks at the bar.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • Smart casual or business attire is required at all times.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #395 of 1,271 restaurants in Perth
    • Nice bar 25/11/2018
    • Very beautiful bar &rooftop 16/03/2018
    • Bob's Bar
    Address:
    Brookfield Place 125 St Georges Tce
    Perth, Western Australia 6000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 8 6282 0077
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$11
    Hours:
    Wed - Thu
    16:00 - 00:00
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 - 02:00
    Other:
  • The Apple Daily Bar & Eating House
    Restaurants (Asian)
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    Monica U Says:

    Mmm, I am getting hungry now! Just below Bob's bar is a fantastic restaurant that serves Asian style street food. It reminds me of the grilled long shrimps that I had on the beach at Otres in Cambodia, but of course prepared by the magic hands of Chef Andrew Moores. Enjoy!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The Apple Daily does not take bookings, so it is first come first served.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #130 of 1,271 restaurants in Perth
    • Amazing flavours! 06/11/2018
    • Inexpensive, quick business or shopping lunch 30/10/2018
    • The Apple Daily Bar & Eating House
    Address:
    Print Hall Brookfield Place 125 ST Georges Terrace Perth Australia 6000
    Perth, Western Australia
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 8 6282 0088
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    12:00 - 00:00
    Sat
    16:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Bar Lafayette
    Restaurants (Australian)
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    Monica U Says:

    You cannot leave Perth without trying at least one of the artisanal cocktails at Bar Lafayette. Entering this small, dark, intimate place that was once a technical school, infuses your body and soul with a longing for a by-gone era.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • There are some amazing events on their Facebook page. Check them out!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #119 of 1,271 restaurants in Perth
    • Cool bar 11/12/2018
    • Having a drink in the dark! 28/11/2018
    • Bar Lafayette
    Address:
    Lower Georges Lane, Brookfield Place
    125 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, Western Australia 6000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 416 816 355
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    16:00 - 00:00
    Fri
    14:00 - 00:00
    Sat
    16:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Norfolk Hotel Restaurant
    Restaurants (Bar, Pub, Australian)
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    Monica U Says:

    Last stop of the day. Head down to the Norfolk hotel for some live music to get your feet dancing. If you want a more relaxed vibe, you can head outside to the beautiful historic courtyard, but to discover new music and local bands, go downstairs to The Odd Fellow Bar.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Check out the website to find out who is playing each night.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 285 restaurants in Fremantle
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Disappointing lunch 09/12/2018
    • Pre Cruise Stay 05/12/2018
    • Norfolk Hotel Restaurant
    Address:
    47 South Terrace
    Fremantle, Western Australia 6160
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 8 9335 5405
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$28
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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