Get a spring in your step - the best walking spots in the city
Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
If you’re keen to get your blood pumping, then join the fitness fanatics at Jacob’s Ladder, located at the end of Cliff Street. Just shy of 300 steps, the twisty staircase will take you down to Mounts Bay Road where you can turn right back around to go all the way back up the stairway to sweaty heaven!
Nature and stunning views more your thing? There are over half a dozen walking trails within Kings Park and Botanic Gardens making it a nature lover’s paradise with beautiful sweeping views of the Swan River and city skyline.
Want more stairs? Climb the 101 steps of the DNA Tower for the highest viewing point in Kings Park.
Northbridge (feat. puppa-cinos with your pooch)
Don’t be fooled by thinking the coast is the only place to take your pooches for a puppa-cino. You’ll find some of the best pet-friendly venues right in the city.
Check out Eillo Store on William Street which offers coffee, toasted sambos and Ollie the friendly store dog to greet your pup.
If you’re after something a little stronger than coffee, head to laneway bar Ezra Pound on Williams Lane for a unique selection of cocktails and some seriously trendy graffiti style artwork on the walls. You and your dog will be allowed in the outside area, right where you want to be to soak up some of those glorious rays.
After another thirst quencher venue and good bite to eat? You can head to Aberdeen Street and bask in the sunshine in the wine garden at Henry Summer while admiring the lush greenery that makes popular bar ideal for an outdoor date with your four-legged friend!
Take in one of Perth’s newest art attractions - the Activated ArtWalk.
To celebrate the new Matagarup Bridge, the gang at Activate Perth have developed this activated art trail experience for people walking to and from the city to Optus Stadium.
Download the free EyeJack app to discover incredible activated artworks and through animation and augmented reality – you won’t even realise you’re exercising!
Claisebrook Cove & Victoria Gardens, East Perth
After a stroll with some suburban serenity? Head to Claisebrook Cove in East Perth and enjoy a quiet walk around the inlet. You can soak up the sun and good vibes with a coffee in one of the charming waterfront cafes. You might even be lucky enough to see dolphins in the inlet…
Once the caffeine kicks in, take the pedestrian bridge across the inlet to Victoria Gardens where there is plenty of relaxing greenery to enjoy, including some of the original trees planted in the late 1800’s.
Riverside Drive to Elizabeth Quay
The walk along Riverside Drive is the perfect place to get your blood pumping while taking in the scenic Swan River views and the city-scape on either side of the path. Start your walk at The Causeway end of Riverside Drive and head to Elizabeth Quay where you can appreciate the iconic architecture of the 110-metre long pedestrian bridge over the Swan River.
Worked up an appetite? Enjoy a well-earned beverage or bite to eat at one of the nearby venues like The Reveley or V Burger Bar.
Start at the iconic UWA Boatshed for an obligatory Instagram pic in your activewear before pounding the pavement and heading towards Matilda Bay Reserve.
It wouldn’t be a walk without a reward at the finish line! You’ll be pleased to sit back and enjoy a brew at Matilda Bay Tearooms while soaking in the views of the Perth city skyline over the stunning Swan River.
Public Art Walk, CBD & Northbridge
Culture and art buff? Take in some of Perth’s most iconic sculptures and public artworks while working up a sweat.
Print out this guide to take with you, complete with walking route and artwork bios.
- 14 Aug '18