All that hi-rise giving you a sore neck? Wind tunnels messing with your quiff? Enough city, already – head for the wide-open grassy expanses of Langley Park down by the river. Kick a ball around, knock over a few chapters of your trashy airport novel, chew into some takeaway sushi or just snooze in the sun – an urban cure just metres from the cause.
- Cooling off When the Perth summer starts to bite, local kids (and mums and dads) can't get enough of the Elizabeth Quay Water Park, taking the temperature down in the unpredictable jets and squirty fountains. It's a laughter-filled spot to cool your bod and warm your heart.
- Local produce Hungry? Check out the excellent organic breads, fruit and veg at the Saturday morning Perth City Farm Market. It's a little slice of wholesome hippie on the edge of the corporate CBD.
- Claisebrook Cove Catch a ride with the sweet Little Ferry Co up the river from Elizabeth Quay to Claisebrook Cove, a real locals' hang-out with some good cafes and bars around a hidden nook of the Swan River.