Ten Things to do in Perth in 2020
Tourists often overlook Australia’s west coast in favour of the fast-paced east coast hot-spots. This is a big mistake as Aussies can tell you. Some of Australia’s best beaches, amazing scenery and excellent vibes are right here in Perth. It is an excellent place when you want to take in the best of Australia without the throngs of people that prefers the touristy cities of Melbourne and Sydney.
10 Reasons why you should visit Perth in 2020
1. Australia Day
Plan your trip in 2020 to be in Perth to celebrate with the locals when they enjoy Australia Day! This is a day of fun all around Perth and each year it is on the last Saturday in January. 2020 will be no different and in south Perth you will have more than 10 hectares of areas with free activities that include live entertainment, picnic areas, food stalls, crafters markets and stalls. Water slides, stunt jumps, spectacular fireworks display, sheep shearing and so much more.
2. Elmar’s Oktoberfest
Another annual event that is a week-long festival is the Elmar’s Oktoberfest which is a date to add to your 2020 calendar. It is in the largest Biergarten and a German festival in the heart of Western Australia. Exciting good old-fashioned games, fun family activities, loads of fun and games including bratwurst eating competitions, with sizzling barbeques and beer flowing and an abundance of German delicacies. Enjoy entertainment and live music from top local and international stars.
3. Dwellingup 100 Mountain Bike Race
The Dwellingup is Western Australia’s largest mountain bike race that attracts Aussies from all over the country and even international racers too. It launched in 2009 and an annual event, therefore, do you have enough time to prepare for the 2020 Dwellingup. You can enter the race and ride distances from 14 km to 100 kilometres. This annual event is always in the first week of September. It is a pet-friendly event and you can bring your whole family as there are other activities to entertain kids with a café and bar too.
4. Kings Park Festival
Each year for a whole month the Kings Park Festival is attracting thousands of visitors from all over. Mark your calendar for September 2020 and attend the world’s biggest wildflower celebration in the Kings Park and Botanic Garden. A host of activities and events each year that flower and nature lovers should not miss. Entry and registrations are free and here you can showcase your own art too. Showcased here include natural landscapes, local culture, conservation and glorious wildflowers.
5. Mighty Jarrah Trail Run
You have more than enough time to prepare for the 2020 Mighty Jarrah Trial Run that is an annual event each September. You have three options, a six, ten or 21 kilometres run with a race course that takes you through the Nanga Forest bushland, through the picturesque Lane Pool Reserve as well as the Bibbulman track. It is a mixture of single track, fire trail and road track. Prepare yourself and register at mighty-jarrah-trail-run.
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6. Fremantle Prison
If cultural attractions are your thing, then be sure to visit the most significant and fascinating of them all, the Fremantle Prison. It is the best-preserved and largest convict-built structure and it was included in the World Heritage list in 2010. Since being opened to the public it is one of Perth’s dominating tourist attractions. It is a free-to-enter attraction.
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7. Perth Zoo
You have to include a visit to Perth zoo when you visit in 2020. Open every day this zoo is over a century old and houses animals from all corners of the world. You do not have to travel to Africa to see a real African lion or Painted dog. It is one of the largest collection of animals at one zoo and definitely worth a visit but keep in mind that you will need more than a day if you want to see and experience them all.
AQWA is more than an attraction, it is an experience of a lifetime which you can do over and over again without seeing or experiencing the same thing twice. It is much more than an aquarium but an activity centrum where you can plunge into shark tanks, learn to snorkel and dive, enjoy shark sleepovers, swim with mermaids and much more. You will traverse Western Australia’s 12,000 – kilometre shoreline at AQWA as you will see all and any sea life and marine animal while you walk through an underwater tunnel and come face to face with exotics like massive rays, huge turtles, sharks and more.
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9. Cohuna Koala Park
The best place on earth to see koalas up close is at the Cohunu Koala Park wildlife sanctuary. It was established in 1972. It features more than koalas but also cockatoos, black swans, echidnas, wombats, eagles, wallabies, emus, kangaroos and dingoes.
10. Elizabeth Quay
On Perth’s north shore is everything you need on a location that was previously the Esplanade Reserve. The Elizabeth Quay has any type of attraction and activities with the first contact the striking sculpture which is a cast aluminium, five-metre tall artwork. Here you can visit the Bell Tower from where you can have 360-degree views of Swan River and Perth city in all of its glory. Day cruises, grand cafes, restaurants, shopping and bars are just a few of the things that you can do here. You will be in Perth for an entire week and still not see and enjoy everything that you can do at Elizabeth Quay.
Perth has mild winters and hot, dry summers with very few summer rains. Urban life and nature exist in harmony. You can fly directly to Perth via most global transit hubs. As Western Australia’s capital, it is surrounded by the Australian outback on the one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. It is a nature lover’s paradise. Perth enjoys more sunshine than any other Australian city with summer temperatures around the 30-degree mark and ideal for adventure and nature lovers who love spending time outdoors and living an active lifestyle.