StudyPerth Marketing Intern, Justin Nguyen, takes us through some of the top activities and sights for students to enjoy!
Perth is an amazing place for students to live, learn and launch their careers! It is regularly rated as of the top 50 international student cities in the world, and was even listed on the New York Times' list of 52 Places to Go in 2019.
There are so many things in Perth that students can do when they’re not studying. In this post, I'll detail 10 places and activities students should experience while in Perth (and even further afield around Western Australia), along with some tour recommendations from one of Perth’s premier tour providers, Sightseeing Pass Australia.
Small bars and street art
If you enjoy a good night out with amazing food and drink and also enjoy looking at street art, the Perth Small Bar and Street Art Tour is for you. Friendly and knowledgeable guides lead guests to four of Perth’s newest and coolest venues, with detours in between to see amazing street art and share quirky stories of the city.
Caversham Wildlife Park
Located 30 minutes north-east of Perth, Caversham Wildlife Parkis home to the largest private collection of native wildlife in Western Australia. At this park you can hand-feed kangaroos, enjoy interactive farm shows, touch possums, lizards and snakes, meet a wombat, have your photo taken with koalas, and more.
Check out Perth's favourite aquarium and one of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibits at AQWA Aquarium, You can explore 12,000km of Western Australia's coastline in just one day, and come face-to-face with all manner of sea creatures.
Opened in 2018, Optus Stadium is a world-class, multi-purpose stadium hosting a range of sports and entertainment events. Named the winner of the world's most beautiful sports facility at the international Prix Versailles 2019 architecture awards, Optus Stadium regularly hosts AFL, cricket and other sporting matches, and has hosted a wide range of performers including Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Eminem and more.
Explore this state-of-the-art building on the Perth Optus Stadium Tour - an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, offering breathtaking views of the Swan River and Perth CBD.
Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of skydiving, but without the need to actually jump out of a plane? Get a taste of indoor skydiving at iFLY Perth - in this state-of-the-art, fully-controlled, ultra-safe environment, you can experience what free fall skydiving is really like.
Sandboarding in Lancelin
Lancelin is home of some of the biggest white sand dunes in Western Australia. Located approximately 90 minutes north of Perth, the tourist town offers views of the magnificent crystal-clear ocean waters from the top of the sand dunes.
From late August to December is the best season to whale watch in Western Australia. This is your best opportunity to take a closer look at these incredible mammals as they make their annual migration along Perth's coastline, with tours operating from many locations around Western Australia.
Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise
Departing from Shoalwater, 45 minutes south of Perth, you can join a 90-minute wildlife cruise through the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and enjoy getting up close and personal with the local wildlife - dolphins, sea lions and penguins.
Rottnest Island Ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour
Of course, no trip to Western Australia is complete without spending time on Rottnest Island. Hop on a ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour and learn why Rottnest Island beaches are some of the best in the world.
8,000ft Rottnest Island Tandem Skydive
And last but certainly not least, if you're into extreme sports, check out this tandem skydive experience at Rottnest Island.
Now you have some ideas to put your bucket list on things to do in Perth. Check out other tours from Sightseeing Pass Australia that you might be interested in, and use the discount code STUDYPERTH to receive a 10% student discount on your tour!
Have you taken part in any of these tours? Tell us about your experiences by tagging us on social media (@studyperth) or using the hashtag #livelearnlaunch.