Perth is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world – famous for being the most isolated city in the world. In fact, the closest city to Perth is 2,200km away (that being Perth). There’s no one quite like a Perth local either; they’re notorious for their love of fine dining, friendly personality and competitive nature. Not only that, but they’re some of the most well-traveled citizens in Australia.
In today’s blog, we divulge some of the best places to visit in Perth’s magical city. With a follow on blog discussing the best places for Perth locals to visit on their plane safe mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs.
#1 – Kings Park
If there’s one thing that will definitely take your breath away in Perth, it’s Kings Park at night.
Rich in both European and Aboriginal history, Kings Park is one of the world’s largest inner city parks. With two thirds of the 400 hectares being protected, over 3,000 species of Perth’s native flora resides in the area. Kings Park have created a network of paths with harder surfaces so that you can navigate the park on your Venus.
No other park in Australia is home to as many honour avenues, statues, and memorials as Kings Park. Some of the statues that call Kings Park home include The State War Memorial Cenotaph, the statue of John Forrest, and the Pioneer Women’s Memorial.
In Kings Park, ramps have been put in place to allow wheelchair access to most of the restaurants, BBQ areas, and bushland. Concrete extensions have been put in place in BBQ areas so that you can remain seated in your Puzzle while having lunch. Kings Park have also placed drinking fountains at a height which is accessible for visitors in wheelchairs.
Kings Park offers disability parking to visitors to ease access. They also offer disabled access to toilet facilities.
Click here to see more of the measures put in place by Kings Park to allow disabled access.
#2 – Cottesloe Beach
Perth is the home to picturesque Cottesloe beach, more commonly known as ‘Cott” by locals. The beach is lined with restaurants and cafes – there will be something for you. Head down on your beach wheelchair and visit the dolphins, have a picnic, and walk your dog! Click here to see the dolphins swimming!
The beach offers ramp access for wheelchairs so you can enjoy the clear ocean view. The beach wheelchair would be perfect for travelling along the sand before having lunch with friends or family at the picnic areas, which provide space for wheelchairs at the benches. The beach is also pet friendly, so you can take your furry friend for an evening walk while watching the sunset. Click here to see more about what this stunning beach has to offer!
#3 – Fremantle Prison
Get a taste of history in the World Heritage Building Fremantle Prison. From 1887 to 1991 the convict built building served as a maximum security prison. The Fremantle prison closed in 1983 on the recommendation of a royal commission after prisoner riots. Today you can take a look inside for just $21. The Fremantle Prison offers a café, perfect for having some lunch after you tour the building. The menu includes slang used by convicts at the time.
Tours of the prison run every hour all week between the hours of 10:30am and 4:30pm. The ‘Behind Bars’ tour is 100% accessible for customers in wheelchairs! Take your Companion down to the prison and see one of the many exhibitions that the building is home to. ‘Transportation’ is the current exhibition being held at the prison. It looks at the forced migration of prisoners from England to Australian in both the 18th and 19th centuries. The exhibitions are free to visit, so why not go down and learn about the country’s history? Click here to see more information on the ‘Transportation’ exhibition.
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