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Beyond the CBD

Beyond the CBD

Go beyond the city grid...

To discover some more cultural encounters and funky neighborhoods, look beyond the city grid. Here you'll find bohemian quarters, leafy village streets, boutique shopping, multi-ethnic flavours and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Within 10 minutes drive of the city centre and easily accessible by public transport, the suburbs of Northbridge, East Perth, Leederville, West Perth, Subiaco, Mount Lawley/Highgate, Mount Hawthorn Victoria Park and South Perth are a must-visit for any visitor to Perth.

NORTHBRIDGE

Northbridge sits adjacent to the city and is the cultural epicentre of Perth, only minutes away from the central train station. Renowned for its vibrant nightlife, there are dozens of bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs to satisfy visitors looking to eat out, watch live music or dance well into the night. Northbridge boasts an around-the-clock energy of laneways, hidden bars and streets rumbling with culinary variety and intrigue. Yum cha sits side by side with European dining and contemporary Australian cuisine. Pop up bars and events are a regular occurrence in the ever popular Cultural Centre precinct and Northbridge Piazza.

NORTH PERTH

North Perth is 3 kilometres north of Perth CBD, home to a number of cafe's and espresso bars, restaruants, gift stores and a shopping centre mainly along Fitzgerald Street and Angove Street. You'll also find the Rosemount Hotel live music throughout the week, Beatty Park Aquatic Centre which was built for the 1962 Commonwealth Games and beautiful Hyde Park. A 10 minute bus ride from the Roe Street Bus Station will take you directly to heart of North Perth.

LEEDERVILLE

Only 5 minutes north west of the city is Leederville featuring a wide range of eating and drinking establishments that ooze a hip, bohemian vibe, as well as fantastic shopping in one vibrant cental area. The free Green CAT bus departs regularly between the Esplanade Busport and Leederville Train Station.

WEST PERTH

Only a few minutes from the city, the main strip is Hay Street but some of West Perth's best secrets are tucked away on the side streets. A mixture of city dwelling locals, lawyers and public servants fill the cafes and restaurants of West Perth from Monday to Friday. Quieter on weekends without the corporate crowd, West Perth is worth checking out for foodies. Kings Park is the most visited attraction in all of Western Australia, it's also in West Perth.

SUBIACO

Subiaco is best known for its markets, many boutiques, restaurants and jewellery outlets located along Hay Street and Rokeby Road. During the day, white collar workers walk the pavements. Evenings draw crowds to enjoy world-class dining and regular performances at The Regal Theatre. Easily accessible by train and only 5 minutes west of the city.

MOUNT LAWLEY & HIGHGATE

Journey 5 minutes north east of the city centre and you will find cosmopolitan Perth at its coolest with an eclectic hub of bars, international flavours and quirky street art. All of this comes together during the annual Beaufort Street Festival each November. Beaufort Street is also home to the Astor Theatre, one of Perth’s favourite and longest running live music venues.

MOUNT HAWTHORN

The village-like streets of Mt Hawthorn sit in suburbia 10 minutes north west of Perth. This chic community is lined with town houses and heritage buildings and is home to a whole range of boutique stores and trendy eating houses.

EAST PERTH

East Perth is only 5 minutes from central Perth and accessible on the free CAT bus. This idyllic riverside setting has industrial heritage which is now morphed by beautiful waterfront developments. Enjoy the delights of Claisebrook Cove, boasting popular eateries and gardens by the canals. Visitors can take a segway tour here, hire a bike or kayak to explore the eastern fringe of the city with a different view.

MAYLANDS

A quick train ride from the Perth Train Station will take you to the buzzing town centre of Maylands. Along Whatley Cresent and Eighth Avenue (directly across from the Maylands Train Station) you'll find trendy bars and cafes, gourmet food and retail outlets and antique stores. The Maylands Hawker Markets provide visitors and locals with a variety of entertainment and culinary experiences every Saturday night during the warmer months.

SOUTH PERTH

Famous for million dollar views and some of Perth's most reputable culinary icons, South Perth is a must. Restaurant views capture the magnificent expanses of the Swan River and the spectacular Perth city skyline. Luxury apartments are also dotted along the foreshore - an ideal alternative to city-based accommodation. Regular ferries run between Barrack Street Jetty and South Perth, a quick and very cheap 5 minute trip! While here, make sure you visit the Perth Zoo.

VICTORIA PARK

Victoria Park is 10 minutes south-east of the city and home to dozens of restaurants, cafés, pubs and shopping outlets. The jewel in the crown is the magnificent entertainment complex, Crown Perth. Albany Highway is Perth’s longest dining strip. Here you will find international flavours ranging from Italian and Nepalese to Mexican and Asian-inspired cuisine. Fine dining and casual venues sit side by side with a large student population living in the area.

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Small bars

Perth's laneways and rooftops are a buzz with small bars and cafes - and it's not just the heart of the city offering fantastic watering holes and yummy bites, you'll find heaps in all the suburbs above.
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Cafes & espresso bars

Perth locals love their coffee and there are so many new cafes and espresso bars opening up in Perth and surrounds, building up the Perth coffee culture - check out our favourites here.
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WHAT'S ON

Check out what's on beyond the CBD this month.
  • Innovation in Art

    West Perth | Dates: 29 Dec, 2014 – 29 Nov, 2015
    December saw Scitech kick off a new event series, Innovation in Art, to celebrate the opening of Rio Tinto Innovation Central. Scientists, artists and musicians are all great innovators and we’re melding these professions together for a unique series of upcoming events.
  • Sunday@subi Concerts

    Subiaco | Dates: 21 Jun – 23 Aug, 2015
    Enjoy free winter concert series at the Subiaco Arts Centre presented by the City of Subiaco every Sunday from 21 June - 23 August, 2015. The concerts run from 2pm to 3.30pm with tickets available at the door from 1.15pm and one ticket is distributed to each person until all tickets are allocated.
  • Gloucester Park Christmas in July

    East Perth | Dates: 17 Jul – 01 Aug, 2015
    Why wait for the fun of Christmas to come all year long when you can come and celebrate Christmas in July at Gloucester Park on 17, 24 & 31 July. Special Christmas packages featuring a seafood buffet complete with Turkey and Christmas pudding for only $100 per person.
  • Scandinavian Film Festival

    Northbridge | Dates: 23 – 29 Jul, 2015
    After the stunning success of the debut Scandinavian Film Festival last year, the 2015 program, presented by Palace and Luna Palace Cinemas, will showcase the most exciting dramas, comedies and thrillers from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.
  • Winter Toddlerfest

    West Perth | Dates: 25 Jul – 02 Aug, 2015
    Toddlers get ready, Scitech will be your exclusive playground from 25 July to 2 August! During Toddlerfest, parents are encouraged to bring their children along to experience a range of science activities specifically geared for children from 0 to 5 years of age.

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