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Free Things To Do in Perth

If you have extra time, Kings Park State War Memorial is worthwhile.
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    Kings Park & Botanic Garden
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    #1 in Perth
    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    According to visitors, Kings Park & Botanic Garden can hold its own among the world's best parks – includingCentral Parkin New York,El Retiroin Madrid andStanley Parkin Vancouver. Not only do the park's various sections feature more than 3,000 varieties of trees and plants, from red-flowering gum trees in the Fraser

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  • #2
    Cottesloe Beach
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    #2 in Perth
    Beaches, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Located less than 10 miles southwest of central Perth, Cottesloe Beach – with its lifeguards, clean sands and clear waters – is one of the area's most popular shorelines, especially among families. But kids aren't the only ones who enjoy Cottesloe. Breathtaking sunsets and a collection of neighboring pubs make

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    Kings Park State War Memorial
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    #3 in Perth
    Monuments and Memorials, Parks and Gardens, Free
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND
    Monuments and Memorials, Parks and Gardens, Free
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND

    As its name suggests, the Kings Park State War Memorial – a set of several different structures that honor Australians for their service and sacrifice across history – is located inKings Park & Botanical Garden. The nearly 60-foot granite cenotaph honors all fallen Western Australians with bronze plaques etched with

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  • #5
    Swan River
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    #5 in Perth
    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Whether you walk or bike beside it to reach Elizabeth Quay or float along on a boat to the port city of Fremantle, some time spent in or around Swan River is a must. Featuring both footpaths and cycle ways, as well as numerous river cruises from companies likeCaptain Cook

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  • #6
    Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail
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    #6 in Perth
    Tours, Wineries/Breweries, Free
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Tours, Wineries/Breweries, Free
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Just about 25 miles north of Perth along the Swan River are the vine-draped hills of the Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail. This 20-mile trail loops the state's oldest wine region. In fact, wines have flowed this swath of the country since 1834. These days, it's best known for

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  • #7
    St. Mary's Cathedral
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    #7 in Perth
    Churches/Religious Sites, Free
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND
    Churches/Religious Sites, Free
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND

    St. Mary's Cathedral is the short name for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which rises high on a hilltop in East Perth. Since construction first began on the church back in 1865, it has undergone several repairs and expansion efforts. 

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    The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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    #8 in Perth
    Museums, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Museums, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Founded in 1895, the Art Gallery of Western Australia contains a trove of paintings and sculptures, prints, installations, craft and more. Its permanent collection contains upward of 17,000 pieces and receives the most acclaim for its focus on indigenous and nonindigenous Western Australian artists. The gallery also showcases a rotating

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