Known as one of the most isolated cities in the world, Perth enjoys a fantastic climate with abundant sunshine. October in Perth averages 22°C with minimal chance of rain. Perth CBD is positioned along the Swan River and is easy to walk around. There are also free buses running every day. The EPSM & ACOMP Committee has put together the following list of ideas to enjoy Perth outside of the conference!
Perth has an extensive public transport system serving the entire metropolitan area. All bus travel within Perth city centre is free, including the high frequency CAT buses, which provide a scenic link between the foreshore and precinct hotels, shops, restaurants, museums and cinemas in and around the city centre. Suburban bus, train and ferry fares are based on time limits and zones travelled. Most tickets are valid for two hours, though day tickets are available. Tickets can be used on any mode of public transport.
For information about public transport, including timetables, maps and fares, visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au or call 13 12 30.
• Elizabeth Quay, find out what’s on by the water.
• King’s Park, bigger than Central Park in New York and only a short (free) bus ride from the CBD.
• Yagan Square links the city and Northbridge, stay in the city for some retail therapy or head to Northbridge for pubs, clubs and bars.
• Urban List has compiled a list of excellent dining options in the CBD.
• Want to be shown around? Oh Hey WA runs walking tours showcasing the best Perth city has to offer.
• Got a bit of Gold Fever? Head to the Perth Mint to scratch that itch.
• Or catch a show at His Majesty’s Theatre, the RAC Arena, or the Perth Concert Hall.
• Take the train to Fremantle and explore the historic buildings, trendy shops and cafes.
• Take a selfie with one of the Quokka residents of Rottnest Island. Ferries depart from the city or Fremantle.
• Visit award-winning wineries and indulge in gourmet cuisine in the Swan Valley wine region, only 30 minutes from the city.
• Got a bit more time up your sleeve? Spend a few days in Margaret River home to wineries, caves and surf.