Why not visit our beautiful and vibrant capital city while staying at Midland Tourist Park? Below are a few options on how you can spend your day in Perth. In this section, we provide some general information on places to visit and things to do in Perth from our own experience.
1. Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a top tourist attraction in Perth. It covers more than 400 hectares and offers examples of diverse native flora from different regions of Western Australia as well as untouched remnant bushland of the Swan Coastal plain. There are vast open grassy areas for a picnic with family or friends, exercise or relaxation. A few cafes, kiosks and a restaurant, surrounded by stunning gardens, offer food for different tastes.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is about 30 mins drive from BIG4 Perth Midland Tourist Park. We recommend entering the park via Fraser Avenue through the avenue of stunning lemon-scented gums creating an interlocking canopy. Definitely a spot for a photo or two! Here you can get along on a guided tour though the botanic gardens, enjoy fantastic views of the Swan and Canning Rivers and Perth CBD or buy a unique Australian gift at Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop. Another entrance is via Saw Avenue to May Drive parkland – a great recreation area for families with children. It features a playground, an elevated walkway, island fort and large-scale replicas of extinct Australian mega fauna. Zamia Cafe located here offers delicious food and coffee.
Kings Park offers many free parking areas. By public transport, take the train from Midland Station to Perth Underground (last stop), walk to St Georges Terrace Stand S (after William St) (stop # 10090), catch bus #935 that will take you right into the heart of Kings Park (Fraser Av, stop # 17501). Perth Explorer operates a hop on/hop off bus tour that includes Kings Park seven days a week.
The map of Kings Park can be viewed on Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority website here.
2. Elizabeth Quay
Elizabeth Quay is where Perth City meets the Swan River and is a popular new precinct to visit. There are lots of open spaces and promenades, a range of restaurants and bars, the BHP Billiton Water Park. The Elizabeth Quay Island has a kids playground and bar/cafe with beautiful vistas and is connected to the City by The Elizabeth Quay Bridge.
The Bell Tower located in Barrack Square is one of the must see tourist attractions in Perth. It is one of the largest musical instruments in the world and was built to house 12 bells of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields Church, the parish church of Buckingham Palace in Trafalgar Square, London.
A range of scenic river cruises are available from Barrack Street Jetty to the Swan Valley, Fremantle and Rottnest Island.
3. South Perth Foreshore
South Perth can be accessed by ferry from Elizabeth Quay. Once you arrive, a group of meerkats will greet you at Mends Street Jetty. Their cousins are one of the most popular residents at Perth Zoo, located only 600 m away. A newly opened piazza features two Australian animals, a frilled-neck lizard and a numbat, which create giant canopies. These animals have been chosen to reflect Perth Zoo’s dedication to conservation, commitment to wildlife and showcasing native fauna.
In the piazza you will meet a family of iconic Australian flightless birds Emus, promenading along the boardwalk towards Mends Street.
The South Perth foreshore has lots of open green spaces and dedicated walking and cycling paths providing a relaxing promenade along the Swan River with beautiful views over Perth CBD.
4. Optus Stadium
The Stadium is located in Burswood about 25-min drive from BIG4 Perth Midland Tourist Park. This stunning state-of-the-art 60,000-seat venue was opened in January 2018. The stadium is surrounded by beautiful native gardens; there is an arbour walk, a cable-net structure supporting indigenous-inspired artwork panels, which provides connection from the train station to Matagarup bridge on the southern side of the stadium. Next to it, there is an AFL great Nicky Winmar statue.
The Stadium Park is home to many children’s playgrounds with its nature playground being one of the best in Perth. The Stadium Park offers stunning views along the Swan River and a leisure promenade amongst riverside native bushland and gardens. The Park has Aboriginal artworks and acknowledges the site’s Aboriginal heritage.
If you are visiting this area for a longer time and would like to stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner there is the City View Cafe and The Camfield overlooking Matagarup Bridge and the Swan River.
If you are interested in going behind closed doors at Optus Stadium, there are guided tours available.
To enjoy the views of the Stadium and its surrounds from the river, you can take a small cruse with Little Ferry Co, which stops at the Burswood Jetty.
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