Where is it?
Northbridge is a world class location for tourists as well as locals, offering some of the best bars and night clubs in Western Australia. A vibrant and multi-faceted environment with an eclectic mix of shops offering a unique range of products. Some of the best cafes and restaurants, with many options. A diverse cultural experience including galleries and museums. Frequent indoor and outdoor cultural events. Northbridge is the ideal place to meet friends, start the day, end the day, or simply enjoy the atmosphere.
Perth's laneways and rooftops are a buzz with small bars and cafes... and it's not just the heart of the city that is alive with small bars. Hotspots like Northbridge, Mount Lawley, Inglewood & Highgate, Leederville, Subiaco, Fremantle, Victoria Park and all along our coastline are fantastic watering holes offer yummy bites too!
The nearby Mt Lawley's Beaufort Street strip is one of Perth's most popular tourist and cafe precincts offering a huge range of different cuisine types including Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Seafood. Head further down Beaufort Street to discover more eateries and temptations, including curry houses, tapas, and wine bars. You’ll find more cafes, pubs and wine bars in neighbouring Highgate, and further afield in Northbridge.
Beaufort Street is regarded as a centrepiece of the vibrant Mount Lawley Retail precinct, offering fashion and retail, food stores, homewares and arts.
Bit of culture
Music lovers are in for a treat, with plenty of live music on offer especially in cultural hotspots like Perth, Northbridge, Subiaco and Fremantle. You'll find music ranging from rock bands at trendy pubs to chilled-out jazz floating from wine bars and restaurants. Perth is also emerging as a comedy capital, with hilarious local and international acts regularly on offer at special comedy clubs or pubs, especially in Northbridge. Perth and its surrounds are alive with a rich and vibrant tapestry of music, theatre, history, art and culture. You'll find a variety of cultural attractions, including museums, art galleries and performing arts groups, from museums and galleries, scattered all across the region. Find more art and culture experiences in Perth or check out our favourite arts and cultural attractions below. Perth and its surrounds are alive with a rich and vibrant tapestry of music, theatre, history, art and culture. You'll find a variety of cultural attractions, including museums, art galleries and performing arts groups, from museums and galleries, scattered all across the region. Find more art and culture experiences in Perth or check out our favourite arts and cultural attractions below.
Walks in the park
Perth is the perfect destination for setting out on foot and discovering the many self-guided trails in the region. For more information call into a local visitor centre for maps and recommendations or visit the Top Trails WA website for a more comprehensive list of all the top trails in WA.
Spot of exercise
Great weather is something Perth is known for and there are tons of ways to get out and enjoy it. Perthites are lucky to have many great walking paths in parks and around the city. The well maintained, multi-use footpaths extend for several kilometres in both directions, so you can make it a brief walk or an all day excursion. Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach, City Beach and North Beach are all popular swimming beaches that are relatively easy to get to with public transport.
Rottnest Island is 18 kilometres (11 miles) off the coast of Western Australia. It's a 25 minute ferry ride from Fremantle, a 45 minute ferry ride from Hillarys Boat Harbour in the northern suburbs of Perth, or 90 minutes via ferry from Perth's Barrack Street Jetty. The island is a car-free zone, and the best way to get around is by bicycle, which can be hired through the ferry company or once you're on the island. Just 30 minutes from Perth, the bustling, dynamic port city of Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Fremantle's streets buzz with the song of buskers, the side walks fill with a wild collection of art and music floats out from trendy cafés and bars.