Top things to do in Perth

Top Choice Bar in Leederville

Pinchos

Iberian-inspired good times constantly rock this corner location amid Leederville's many cafes, casual restaurants and bars. The must-have tapas are the pork-belly chicharrons and the Piedro Ximenez and blue-cheese …
Top Choice Park in Kings Park & Subiaco

Kings Park & Botanic Garden

The 400-hectare, bush-filled expanse of Kings Park, smack in the city centre and enjoying epic views, is Perth's pride and joy. The Botanic Garden contains over 3000 plant species indigenous to WA, including a giant…
Top Choice Historic Building in Fremantle

Fremantle Prison

With its foreboding 5m-high walls, the old convict-era prison dominates Fremantle. Various daytime tours explore the jail's maximum security past, give insights into criminal minds and allow you into solitary-confin…
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

WA Shipwrecks Museum

Located within an 1852 commissariat store, the Shipwrecks Museum is considered the finest display of maritime archaeology in the southern hemisphere. The highlight is the Batavia Gallery, where a section of the hull…
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

Western Australian Museum – Maritime

Significant West Australian boats are suspended from the rafters of this sail-shaped museum building. There's the yacht that won the America's Cup race in 1983, pearl luggers and an Aboriginal bark canoe. Take an ho…
Top Choice Gallery in Northbridge

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Founded in 1895, this excellent gallery houses the state's preeminent art collection as well as regular international exhibitions which, increasingly, have a modern, approachable bent. The permanent collection is ar…
Top Choice Thai in Central Perth

Long Chim

Australian chef David Thompson is renowned for respecting the authentic flavours of Thai street food, and with dishes like a tongue-burning chicken laap (warm salad with fresh herbs) and roast red-duck curry, there'…
Top Choice Barbecue in Fremantle

Manuka Woodfire Kitchen

Relying almost exclusively on a wood-fired oven, the kitchen at Manuka is tiny, but it's still big enough to turn out some of the tastiest food in town. The passionate chef has become an expert at taming the flame; …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Central Perth

Wildflower

Filling a glass pavilion atop the restored State Buildings, Wildflower offers fine-dining menus inspired by the six seasons of the Indigenous Noongar people of WA. There's a passionate focus on Western Australian pr…
Top Choice Bar in Northbridge

Mechanics Institute

Negotiate the laneway entrance via the James St cul-de-sac (behind Alex Hotel) to discover one of Perth's most easy-going rooftop bars. Share one of the big, pine tables on the deck or nab a bar stool. Brilliant coc…