Walk on In Perth this Long Weekend
If you’re one of the valiant office warriors working to pay the bills, or a student pursuing your next good grade, chances are you’ve been on your bum all day, and probably feeling bummed out. It’s no secret that sitting for too long every day leads to all kinds of health problems. Weakening leg muscles, anxiety, depression - you name it, there’s probably an article about it.
We’re not here to play doctor, but we have a solution – take a walk, while living your best life! As the frost clears up in Western Australia, Perth is warming up, along with a smorgasbord of springtime activities. We give you the lowdown with the prices down right here at CheapTickets.sg - get your walking kicks on, and let’s get going!
Take on a Two Feet & a Heartbeat Tour
A perfect start to any long weekend trip, Two Feet & a Heartbeat Tours walks it as it talks it (pun intended). Whether you’re looking to dig in your heels in Perth for the first time, or simply wish to reorient yourself after a long time away from the ever-changing city, there’s a tour for you right here!
Morning birds can kick your days off with the Coffee, Culture and Art Tour of Perth, which brings you through the repurposed State Buildings and old theatre districts before ending off at Elizabeth Quay, located right next to the beautiful Swan River. Fancy a nightcap instead? Perth’s original Eat Drink Walk Perth Bar Tour will be right up your alley - discover and sample the best of Perth’s bars and restaurants, all while working off the calories as you marvel at the street art that blooms throughout its laneways.
Open Spring at Perth’s Outback Splash
All year round, Perth’s Outback Splash has much to offer - 5 mazes, 9 holes of mini-golf will keep kids entertained beyond their wildest dreams, while a walk-in aviary and a Koala Experience means that adults won’t miss out on the fun as well! Take pictures with these uniquely Australian critters before ending a great day off with a Cabana barbecue under the stars.
As if that wasn’t enough, Outback Splash truly enters its own element as Perth enters Spring - their glorious water park opens its doors, revealing a spectacular array of rides and attractions! Crowd favourites like The Plummet, an inflatable slide with a 7-meter drop are set to keep hearts pulsing, along with new entrants - The Wall, a massive quarter-pipe water slide, and Blackout, the park’s very own cross between water slides and intergalactic travel.
Wander through a Wildflower Trail
What’s more tranquil than a walk through a park filled with flowers? Perth’s spring calls upon the best of Mother Nature, who graces the West with a full spectrum of floral colour. Chart your own wondrous path through the wildflowers at field scattered all across Western Australia! Avon Valley, Rottnest Island, and Mandurah and Peel all offer unique species of wildflowers that any flora enthusiast should not miss.
Not sure where to start? There are experts on hand to get your started as well. Whether you’re wildflower hunting in the city or the outback (do take this figuratively – taking them home is illegal!) there’s a tour to suit your needs. Save a cool afternoon for a guided stroll in the city, or surround yourself with splendour for a whole ten days!
Spend the Bread at Fremantle Markets
The famed facade of the Fremantle Markets is only topped by the vibrant melting pot of food, art, and culture happening within its walls. Visitors will be enthralled by centuries of culture intertwining within the Markets from Friday to Sunday. If you’re here in the right week, they open on Mondays as well - what better way to end a long weekend trip than with a decadent meal alongside the people of Fremantle?
If you’re hunting for the freshest produce Perth has to offer, make a beeline towards The Yard, where traders ply their wares along the graceful Victorian-era structure. Hungry? The Hall is where you should be - serving up great meals and general wares with an edge, visitors will leave spellbound, satiated, and with plenty of stuff to bring home.
Partake in the Perth Hills Spring Festival
Perth Hills, the amalgamation of history between the towns of Mundaring and Kalamunda, will make a sweet epilogue to any trip to Perth. The region marks the start of the Bibbulmun Track, an expansive trek that spans 1000 kilometres to Australia’s south coast. Challenge yourself and go as far as you can, or opt for one of several other trails winding through the hills!
This jewel of the Outback has been a constant go-to for incredible views and intense connoisseurship, but the good people of Kalamunda will be going all out to welcome people from all walks of life at the Perth Hills Spring Festival. A short drive from Perth’s city centre, a whole new world, painted in Kalamunda yellow, awaits - time-limited activities will serve to entertain and inspire all the way till the end of November.
Have Fun at the Fringe World Festival
If you're here from 17 January - 16 February 2020, check out some of the edgiest shows to grace the lands of Oceania at the Fringe World Festival - Perth's largest and most popular annual multi-arts festival.
Check out Aarika Lee & her family exploring Perth's wonders at the FRINGE WORLD.
Comedy, music, and circus performance come together in this explosive amalgamation of talent and showmanship, which attracts hundreds of thousands to Perth annually. Grab your tickets to your favorite fringe act come November, or just crash the party at the Festival's Woodside Pleasure Garden or Girls School central hubs. Free entry and a wide array of food trucks and bars promise a full night of merrymaking.
Whenever you need your weekend getaway, Perth will have plenty to offer – the Western Australia website drops the latest happenings on the daily, so keep that tab open! Spring brings new beginnings, and it’s time to start living again after your weekday grind. Grab your cheap tickets to Perth today!