Discover Perth City's inner neighbourhoods - just a short walk, bus or train ride from the CBD.
Within 5 minutes drive of the Perth CBD, and easily accessible by public transport, Perth City's fringing suburbs are a must-visit for any visitor to Perth. View the City of Perth's Inner Perth Neighbourhoods Interactive Map for great things to see and do within a short distance of Perth City.
Bently is an education hub, home to Curtin University, where you will find a range of culture, arts and recreational activities. Head to John Curtin Gallery or check out the public art and street art pieces throughout the Curtin University campus. Walk through the Jidarup Bushland, well-known for its wildflowers and birds and take a rest at one of the many places to eat and drink.
Burswood Peninsula and Burswood South
Jutting out into the Swan River to the city's east, the Burswood Peninsula boasts amazing views from all angels. Explore beautiful parklands, take a tour of Optus Stadium, bike around Burswood Park or walk along the Matagarup Bridge, visit the State Tennis Centre and find plenty of restaurants, theatres and accommodation at Crown Metropol Perth, Crown Towers Perth or Crown Promenade Perth. Further south, Burswood South offers great picnic facilities, a peaceful lake and an adventure playground at G.O. Edwards Park.
If you are looking to explore somewhere that is a little quirky, close to good food and walking distance from public transport, head to Carlisle. Centred around Archer Street, Carlisle is home to a number of shops selling gifts and homewares, international eats from Italian to pub food and hidden gems.
As one of the highest locations in South Perth, Preston Street Shopping Precinct offers sweeping views to Como Beach. Indulge in an art house movie at a heritage-listed art deco theatre, walk or cycle along the foreshore or head out onto the longest jetty on the Swan River at Como Beach. Enjoy coffee or a meal from a local tavern, cafe, kiosk or restaurant or take the kids to a water playground.
Crawley and Nedlands
Home to Perth's iconic Blue Boat Shed, Matilda Bay and UWA, Crawley and Nedlands is an area of natural beauty, arts and cultural events. Along the Riverside and JH Abrahams Reserve there are grassed areas and open spaces for picnics, great walking and cycle tracks, dining options, recreational activities and spots where you can swim in the river. The UWA Cultural Precinct supports music, theatre, arts and cultural events throughout the year and The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery presents a diverse exhibition program.
East Perth and Claisebrook
East Perth, accessible from the CBD on the free CAT bus, is an idyllic riverside suburb with beautiful waterfront developments, dining and shopping. This area is filled with many tranquil parks and gardens, including Queens Gardens, Ozone Reserve, Victoria Gardens and Mardalup Park, and is where you can access (by car) Heirisson Island - an important part of the City's Nyoongar heritage and a beautiful oasis of calm in Perth, full of kangaroos. Sports enthusiasts will want to check out what's on at Gloucester Park (harness racing) and the WACA (cricket). Enjoy the delights of Claisebrook, boasting popular eateries, parks and gardens by the canals where you can take a segway tour, hire a bike or kayak or stay overnight.
Highgate and Mount Lawley
Journey 5 minutes north east of the city and you'll find cosmopolitan Perth at its coolest with an eclectic mix of music, fashion, art and food along trendy Beaufort Street in Highgate and Mount Lawley. Beaufort Street is home to Perth's independent music radio station RTR FM, alternative film and music venue The Astor Theatre, a mix of independent fashion, homeware and art galleries as well as some of Perth's best murals and public art. Highgate is also home to Hyde Park, one of the city's most attractive and popular parks with a stunning lake surrounded by playgrounds, walking paths and grassed areas.
Lathlain is an inner-city suburb with a thriving local café, sporting and community culture. Enjoy the finest of West Australian coffee, food and hospitality on the doorstep of the state-of-the-art Mineral Resources Park, home to the West Coast Eagles AFL club with spectacular views of the training grounds and views across to the Perth city skyline.
Only 5 minutes north west of the city, Leederville feature a wide range of eating and drinking establishments, centred around Oxford Street, that ooze a hip, bohemian vibe, as well as fantastic shopping in one vibrant central area. Find your way there using the free Green CAT bus, buses, train or one of the many bicycle paths that run through it. If you feel like seeing an arthouse film, watching some WAFL or just browsing quirky independent shops, then Leederville is the place you want to be.
The village-like streets of Mount Hawthorn sit north west of the city. This chic community is lined with town houses and heritage buildings and is home to a whole range of boutique stores, multicultural eateries, small wine bars and cafes, particularly along Scarborough Beach Road. If you're interested in World War 1 history, a visit to ANZAC Cottage and Axford Park Memorial is a must. Families will love the enclosed Braithwaite Park, boasting a nature playground, flying fox, barbeque, drink fountains and ample parking.
North Perth is the traditional civic centre of the inner north and is full of history and character. The Town Centre is home to the historic North Perth Town Hall and Fire Station along the main streets of Fitzgerald and Angove you'll find a variety of boutique retailers, cafes, restaurants and live music venues - Rosemount Hotel is popular throughout the week. North Perth is also home to Beatty Park Aquatic Centre which was built for the 1962 Commonwealth Games.
Northbridge is the cultural epicentre of the city. Renowned for its vibrant nightlife, there are dozens of bars, cafes, restaurants, Asian cuisine and culture in Chinatown and nightclubs along to satisfy visitors looking to eat out, watch live music or dance well into the night. Enjoy popular films on the giant screen year-round at Northbridge Piazza and in summer at Rooftop Movies. Northbridge is adjacent to the Perth Cultural Centre, home to the State Library of WA, WA Museum Boola Bardip, Art Gallery of WA, The Blue Room Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA and PICA.
Famous for views of the Swan River and Perth City, South Perth is a must. Catch the ferry to Elizabeth Quay, dine at one of the many restaurants, cafes and pubs, shop at designer boutiques, visit Perth Zoo, walk or cycle along the foreshore at Sir James Mitchell Park, take a rest at the picturesque Millers Pool, catch up with friends and admire the public art at Mindeerup and visit The Old Mill - an iconic historic landmark. You'll find luxury apartments and hotel rooms dotted along the foreshore - an ideal alternative to city-based accommodation.
Subiaco is best known for its many boutiques shops, fashion stores and restaurants located along Hay Street and Rokeby Road. Easily accessible by train and only 5 minutes west of the city, Subi is a beautiful leafy neighbourhood with a decorative and bustling high street, stunning heritage buildings, an eclectic mix of eateries and a vibrant arts scene. Catch at show at the Regal Theatre, discover the fascinating social history of the area at the Subiaco Museum and join a class or workshop at the Subiaco Arts Centre.
Victoria Park and East Victoria Park
Albany Highway in Victoria Park is Perth's longest dining strip, where you'll find international flavours ranging from Italian and Nepalese to Mexican and Asian-inspired cuisine and fine dining to casual. East Victoria Park is known for its boutique breweries, international, world class street art, parks and open spaces (John Macmillan Park is a family favourite), gallery spaces, boutique shops and more.
West Perth and Kings Park
Only a few minutes from Perth City, accessible on the free CAT bus, West Perth offers a mix of cafes, restaurants, parks and shopping along and around Hay Street. In the suburb's north, there is discount shopping at Watertown Brand Outlet Centre and kids' interactive science museum Scitech. Also in West Perth, Kings Park is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world, with hectares of bushland and cultivated gardens and home to the Western Australian Botanic Garden.
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