West Perth is where the business end of Perth city meets the serenity of Kings Park Botanical Gardens and bushlands. It’s where corporate types come to enjoy some of the best of Perth’s café culture; where foodies indulge their passion; where fitness fanatics take their morning run; and where visitors stay for some of the best city and river views in Perth.
One stop on the Fremantle Line from Perth train station will get you to City West Station in just two minutes. Or you can walk 1.5 kilometres along the main Hay Street strip from the centre of Perth to reach West Perth in 20 minutes.
If you’re keen to make Kings Park your first stop in West Perth, it’s a 15-minute walk or a short free ride on the CAT bus. There, in one of the largest inner-city parks in the world, you can take in sweeping panoramas of Perth's city skyline and Swan River, cycle the network of paths and walk through the treetops along the Lotterywest Federation Walkway. A visit to the park in late August or September will add a sea of colour to the views as 1700 unique native species come into bloom.
West Perth's best kept foodie secrets are tucked away on the side streets – a great place to dine before catching a game or a show at the nearby state-of-the-art RAC Arena.
If you’re looking to feed young inquisitive minds, head for Scitech for some interactive fun with science. Experience outer space in the Planetarium’s mega 180-degree dome, be entertained by spectacular demonstrations and get hands-on with Western Australia's leading science education institution.
You can also find a little retail therapy in West Perth, following the bargain hunters making a beeline for Watertown Brand Outlet Centre and browsing 100 brand-direct outlet stores for some of the best brands at the best prices.
If you’re looking for somewhere central to stay, check out West Perth’s serviced apartments and hotels that stretch from tree-lined Frasers Avenue to the riverfront, offering some of the most sought-after city views in Perth.