Planning 24 Hours in Perth for My Visitor

Travel Tips — By Amanda Kendle on November 26, 2010 at 7:40 am

I’m excited – I’ve got a friend coming to visit Perth on the weekend. The only downside is she’s only going to be here from 9am Saturday until 9am Sunday – a real 24-hour whirlwind trip. So I’ve been giving some thought to how I’ll show her the best of Perth in such a short time, and depending on how the weather turns out and how my friend’s feeling (after a few days spent on the train), this is my sightseeing plan:

  • Saturday morning: Pick her up at the station and head to Kings Park. From there, you can see right over the central business district of Perth and the Swan River, which gives you a good overview of the city.
  • Saturday lunchtime: Head to Oxford Street in Leederville for lunch (partly just because it’s my favourite spot) – probably for a quick sandwich at Greens and Co because it has the best on-street people-watching possibilities! Jus Burgers comes in a close second but might be too crowded by the time we get there.
  • Saturday afternoon: Not sure if I’m being overly ambitious here, but I’m thinking of taking her down the coast to Fremantle. Being the weekend, the Fremantle Markets will be in full swing and we can wander along Fishing Boat Harbour too, and perhaps stop for a quick Western Australian beer at Little Creatures before we head towards home.
  • Saturday night: Just to show her my local area, we might head down to Hillarys Boat Harbour. There are heaps of restaurants there and there’s always Chocolateria San Churro for dessert!

Of course, that’s such a quick taste of Perth that I feel a little sad about so many good things I’m leaving out – but perhaps it’ll be taste enough to persuade her to come back for longer next time!

(Kings Park trees courtesy of amandabhslater)

Tags: 24 hours in Perth, Fremantle Markets, Kings Park, Oxford Street, Perth sightseeing