The area of South Perth is a sunkissed peninsula that branches off from the city proper. Known for its stunning parks and waterfront, its unique landscape and secluded atmosphere give it a unique community feel, despite technically being part of one of Australia’s largest urban areas. A city in its own right, South Perth offers visitors a range of cultural attractions - from modern art galleries to museums of antiquity.
There is certainly no shortage of great places to stay in South Perth - from hostels to luxury hotels. However, if you are planning to make an extended stay in the city, then you may find serviced apartments are better suited to your needs. These properties offer many of the benefits of traditional accommodation, such as room cleaning and reception, whilst affording an enhanced level of privacy and flexibility. The added convenience of full kitchen facilities means that you always have the option to self cater - which can prove extremely cost-effective for longer trips.
South Perth offers a great range of things to see and do - its proximity to the wider Perth area mean there is no shortage of events, landmarks and social hotspots, whilst its unique landscape give it a distinctly different ambience to its neighbouring metropolis. Visitors to South Perth are sure to enjoy it’s laid back atmosphere, as well as its range of cultural highlights.
One of the city’s major attractions is simply its landscape. There are numerous waterfront parks, that offer an oasis-like green space in the middle of a modern city. Many of which have sporting activities, festivals and music events throughout the year. The waterfront is also an attraction in itself,
Of course, there is also the option to travel into central Perth - which offers innumerable attractions and things to see. Known as Australia’s capital of cool, the city hosts numerous galleries and social hotspots, as well as having a thriving nightlife scene. Whatever you enjoy doing on trips away, you’ll find South Perth is a great base from which to explore one of Australia’s most exciting regions.
The peninsular is home to some fantastic places to eat - ranging from fine dining to quick and easy cafe-bars. Rambla on Swan, the Boatshed Restaurant, and Red Cabbage Food & Wine all serve sophisticated and modern Australian cuisine, whilst places like Fire & Spice, Satay on Charcoal and Pinto Thai satisfy the areas taste for Asian food.
South Shore Shopping Centre and Meadowvale Shopping Centre are South Perth’s biggest shopping hub, each offering a selection of famous retail brands and homeware retailers. There are also numerous independent and standalone stores dotted all over the area, including Coles goods store, South Perth Antiques and Funky Balloons party store. There’s also the fresh food market, for those wishing to stock up on local produce.
South Perth is a fantastic location for those who enjoy being outdoors. Sir James Mitchell Park and Perth Zoo are both good choices for those visiting with family, whilst Point Belches is a popular location for its stunning views of the city, with plenty of cafes and bars. The Old Mill is also a popular tourist attraction, giving an insight into the history and development of the area before mass urbanisation.
South Perth offers great public transport services, comprising of bus, rail and trams, which connect the peninsular to the wider urban area as well as to other regions on the west coast. The SmartRider cards allows holders to access fare reductions as well as free rail services where applicable. The city is also vehicle friendly compared with ay large urban areas, so renting a car is also a viable option.
Perth is Western Australia’s largest city and therefore home to numerous organisations and businesses. The city’s function as the economic hub has created development opportunities for many other businesses oriented to local or more diversified markets, with industry playing a big role. Arc infrastructure and Fortescue Metals Group are two of the biggest manufacturing firms, whilst the government owned Wester Power Corp is another of the region’s biggest employers.
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