Top 10 unusual things to do in Perth
For visitors to Perth who are looking for something a little different, here are some great ideas for lesser-known tourist attractions that are guaranteed to delight & impress!
1. Oh Hey WA - Perth CBD
Keen to see the hidden gems of Perth City? The team at Oh Hey WA have you covered, hosting a range of different walking tours around Perth City. The “ULTIMATE Perth Walking Tour” is ideal for a family friendly afternoon tour, with guides taking groups around Perth’s best street art, heritage precincts, and new developments. If you’re looking for a boozy night on the town, Oh Hey WA also offers the “Heritage and The Booze Walking Tour”, as well as The “ULTIMATE Perth Street Art & Small Bar Walking Tour”. Get tickets below. [Image via Oh Hey WA Instagram].
2. Prison Tunnels Tour - Fremantle
Fremantle Prison, established in the mid 1800’s to house British convicts, is a must see when visiting Perth due to its rich history. While the prison offers a number of tours, the tunnels tour is the most adventurous they have on offer. A tour guide takes a group through the tunnels located 20 meters underneath the prison that were built by ex-inmates. Tour groups descend into the underground tunnels by ladder secured by a harness, so a certain level of physical fitness is required. [Image via Fremantle Prison Instagram].
3. Segway Tours WA - Rottnest Island
With tours running daily, Segway Tours WA take participants on a journey to explore and discover the hidden treasures of Rottnest Island. Riding Segway is an eco-friendly, unique mode of transport that’s easy to master, making it an ideal activity for families with children. Segway Tours WA offer two tours around Rottnest, with one showing groups the settlement areas of the island, and the other exploring the island’s fascinating military history.
Segway Tours WA also offer tours around Fremantle, Elizabeth Quey and Perth City if you’re not heading to Rottnest Island. [Image via SegwaytoursWA Instagram].
4. Lesmurdie Falls - Mundy Regional Park
Situated in the hills east of Perth, Lesmurdie Falls is a spectacular waterfall located on the Darling Range escarpment.
Visitors are able to choose from a variety of trials according to their level of fitness, and the time they have available. “The Falls Trail” is one of the more popular trails, and can be comfortably completed in 45 minutes with stunning views of the falls. Mountain bike trails are also available for those more adventurous. View their website below to see a list of recommended trails throughout the Mundy Regional Park. [Image via Trailswa.com.au].
5. Fremantle Food Tours - Fremantle
With so many amazing eateries and watering holes throughout Fremantle, it’s hard to know which are worth visiting. Stop guessing and let the experienced guides from Fremantle Food Tours take you through popular spots that the locals love. With a tour leaving every Friday night, each group visits around six to seven venues including both bars and restaurants. At each stop, the guide will give a brief history of the venue. They promise that guests will leave well fed. [Image via Fremantlestory.com.au].
6. Gnomesville in The Ferguson Valley - Wellington Mill
Gnomesville is a definite must-see for those travelling to the southern regions of WA. Located 200km south of Perth, Gnomesville is a peculiar yet adorable place that is definitely worth a picture – or ten. With an estimated 5000 gnomes residing at Gnomesville, it is an ideal stop if you’re travelling with restless children – or just want to see something a little bizarre.
Visiting Gnomeville is free of charge, but remember DON’T TOUCH THE GNOMES! [Image via gnomesville.com.au].
7. Old Mill - South Perth
Built in 1835, The Old Mill is one of Perth’s best known landmarks. The Old Mill has been used as a wine saloon, poultry farm and a hotel since it ceased production in 1859. Guided tours of The Old Mill run from Tuesday to Friday, accommodating groups up to 70 people. Tours are free, however, donations are appreciated as groups are led by volunteer guides. Bookings are recommended and can be made on their website to ensure you don’t miss out on a spot. [Image via southperth.wa.gov.au].
8. El Caballo Resort - Resturant - Wooroloo
Located in the eastern part of the Shire of Mundaring, El Caballo Resort was established in 1974 by a Perth businessman who brought Andalusian stallions to this sprawling property in Wooroloo. A must-see for horse enthusiasts, the site once featured dancing stallions, as well as other attractions. While the El Caballo Blanco Dancing Horse Spectacular arena is no longer in use, remnants from its former magnificence remain. Whether it’s a day visit or a stay at the hotel, visitors are in for a culturally enriching experience. [Image via Mingor.net].
9. Last Drop Elizabethan - Bedfordale
A beautiful old English pub located up in Perth’s hills, Last Drop Elizabethan has been a part of the Bedfordale community for 25 years. Located in a realistic facsimile of Shakespeare’s birthplace, they offer a huge selection of speciality beers handcrafted on site, with homebrews on tap. The Last Drop Elizabethan is an ideal lunch stop when driving through Perth’s hills, or even if you just feel like a cheeky pint. The stunning grounds make it an ideal place to bring children. [Image via lastdropelizabethan Instagram].
10. Two Feet & A Heartbeat Tours - Perth CBD/Fremantle
As the name suggests, all that is required for this tour are two feet and a heartbeat. The team organise a long list of tours around Perth City and Fremantle. Knowledgeable tours guides ensure guests have an enjoyable and informed experience. A popular tour is the “Coffee, Culture and Art Tour of Perth”, where guides take guests on a journey to discover hidden art, laneways, secret gardens, amazing cafes whilst learning about the local history. [Image via twofeetperth Instagram].