Three days in Perth means you’re lucky enough to fully experience it, especially if your itinerary includes tours that combine the sights, culture, and adventures of the city plus Western Australia’s southwest coast. Here’s how to spend a fun-filled 72 hours in Perth.
Wanneroo Botanic Gardens
25 Drovers Pl, Wanneroo, Perth, Western Australia, WA 6065
The 5-acre (2-hectare) Wanneroo Botanic Gardens feature more than 500 species of plants and trees and a large array of native birds and wildlife. Just 30 minutes from Perth, the garden offers a serene escape from the bustle of city life. Tours are self-guided, so you can stroll the grounds at your own pace, enjoying the colorful and seasonally changing flower displays and collection of trees—from large eucalypts to lush palms—that complement each other in texture, shape, and style. You can combine your garden visit with a round of miniature golf or afternoon tea at the on-site restaurant.
Things to Know Before You Go
Wanneroo Botanic Gardens is a must-visit for families and nature lovers.
The garden is accessible to wheelchair users.
Children under the age of 15 receive free admission.
It is advisable to wear closed walking shoes and (in summer) a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
How to Get There
The Wanneroo Botanic Gardens are located 30 minutes by car north of the Perth Central Business District. You can also get there by public transportation. From Perth, take either the train or bus 389 to Joondalup, then change to bus 468, which stops a 5-minute walk from the gardens. The trip will take between 40 and 70 minutes.
When to Get There
The garden is open year-round from Tuesday through Sunday (except December 25 and 26). With seasonally changing flower displays, the garden is an attractive destination all year round. November and December are especially picturesque, as Christmas displays take over the garden, covering palms, pine trees, and walking trails with twinkling fairy lights.
Wanneroo Botanic Gardens’ 18-hole miniature golf and 18-hole billiard golf courses combine to make up Australia's largest outdoor miniature golf complex. During the day—or with a light-up LED golf ball at night—visitors can tackle obstacles, curves, ramps, and challenges while admiring the botanical garden setting.
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- Western Australian Museum – Perth
- Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Fremantle Passenger Terminal (Perth Cruise Port)