Perth: 8 Reasons to Visit Perth

1. The sunsets are gorgeous


Cottesloe Beach is one of the best places to watch the sunset. With a picturesque view, blue sky and crystal clear waters, what’s not to love about this awesome place?

2. Navigate your way through Fremantle


You can do whale watching, buy groceries at Fremantle Market, make friends with the quokkas on Rottnest Island or just have a cuppa coffee in one of the cafes at Cappuccino Strip.

3. Endless things to do in Margaret River region


There are tons of things to do in Margaret River region, best if you can self-drive and stay a day or two there. You may board the jetty train at Busselton Jetty and visit the Underwater Observatory, spend the night at a farm, go snorkeling or enjoy an indulging dinner at one of their breweries.

4. Explore Swan Valley


Swan Valley was part of my itinerary but I didn’t have the time to go. Dubbed as the valley of taste, some of the oldest vineyards are located there. The best time to visit Swan Valley is from September to December to coincide with wildflowers, fresh produce and spring weather. Besides fine food and wine, there are many other activities you can indulge in, from horse riding, cycling, hiking and golf to wildlife, art and history.

5. Visit one of the prettiest lakehouses


One of the most iconic places in Perth, the Crawley Edge Boatshed is extremely popular amongst tourists. It is also a favorite destination for pre-wedding shoots.

6. Experience the life of a convict in Fremantle Prison


Join their tours to find out more about the history and fascinating stories of the criminals. You will definitely love this once in a lifetime experience.

7. Fill your tummy with the best steak sandwich


An award winning steak sandwich is definitely not to be missed! Imagine biting into a piece of tender and juicy black angus beef steak. Yums!

8. Enjoy a picnic at Kings Park


Located at a terrific location with a beautiful view, Kings Park is an excellent place for picnics, walks or just chilling around with your family and friends.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my posts on Perth. I will be flying off to Korea tomorrow. Till my next travel post! smile

Check out my other posts on Perth:
heart Perth: Margaret River Day Tour
heart Perth: Harvest Espresso
heart Perth: Kings Park, Crawley Edge Boatshed, Cottesloe Beach
heart Perth: Exploring Fremantle
heart Perth: Transperth Tips and Perth City
heart Perth: 8 Reasons to Visit Perth

Perth: Transperth Tips and Perth City

Similarly to Melbourne, Transperth in Western Australia offers free bus rides called CAT (Central Area Transit) where you can get on and off them as often as you like without paying a fare. This is usually available either in the city or popular areas like Fremantle. Refer to the following website for the various bus routes and colour coding – Transperth CAT Bus Timetables. Here are some tips based on my experience with Transperth.

Plan your journey with Journey Planner

Get a sim card and use Journey Planner to plan your route for the whole trip. You don’t wanna lose your way, do you? It sucks to feel helpless and lost in a foreign country.

Pay with cash or SmartRider card

You may either pay your fare using cash or the SmartRider card. I didn’t get the card cos I find it a hassle to search for the stores. Sometimes, the drivers will let me sit the ride for free when they don’t have any change for me. I’m not asking you to cheat though, but no harm trying! bigsmile

Time limits on bus tickets

When you pay with cash, you will be given a ticket and it will have an expiry time printed on it. Don’t throw it away! This is useful when you are traveling within a certain distance of your starting point until the time limit expires, on any combination of bus, train or ferry services. I only knew about this from my Airbnb host on the 2nd day, it’s never too late to know though! smile

Make full use of the free CAT buses

As mentioned earlier, make full use of the free bus rides if possible cos it will save you quite a sum! Every ride cost me close to AUD2. Imagine you are taking 10 buses, that’s almost AUD20! I can buy a decent meal with that amount of money.

I hope the above tips on Transperth are helpful. smile









Perth City was my last stop for the trip and I did a quick stroll before my flight in the evening. I really love the buildings as they exude a certain charm which you cannot find in Singapore. There are also pretty wall murals done by street artists that added some colors to the nearby plain looking buildings.


I rested and chilled at a nearby cafe before my flight. The cake and coffee were sooo good. Why does everything taste so awesome in Australia? smile


I also mailed a postcard to Singapore for myself, a simple way of keeping track of my trips. I will be sharing more about travel hacks in one of the upcoming posts soon.

Check out my other posts on Perth:
heart Perth: Margaret River Day Tour
heart Perth: Harvest Espresso
heart Perth: Kings Park, Crawley Edge Boatshed, Cottesloe Beach
heart Perth: Exploring Fremantle
heart Perth: Transperth Tips and Perth City
heart Perth: 8 Reasons to Visit Perth