Perth Travel Guide

Attractions

There is plenty to see in the city centre within wandering distance or on a free CAT bus. Hidden among the sprawl of the surrounding and metropolitan area are a few worthwhile attractions usually less than an hour away by car, or a bit longer on public transport.

Outside of the metropolitan area are some unspoilt national parks, unpopulated coastline and other interesting locations.

Kangaroos

There is a designated area in the zoo for kangaroos where they can wander on visitors' paths and the animals are used to people so you can see them very close.

To see semi-wild kangaroos visit the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park (a cemetery, but not European style) - it's a walking distance from Whitfords Transperth Train/Metro Station - just cross the highway, the highway exit and look for the entrance on the left. As there is plenty of space for them you may see them not only eating but also hopping.

In Whiteman Park kangaroos come close to the parking areas in the main visitor areas of the Park.

There are also kangaroos that occasionally come close to the Mundaring Weir Hotel in, and the car park above Mundaring Weir/Lake C Y O'Connor.

Spectator sports
Australian Rules FootballPerth, like Melbourne, is mad for its footy. Every weekend between (roughly) March and August, Subiaco fills to near-capacity with either West Coast Eagles or Fremantle Dockers supporters. Why not choose whose colours you like best and join in the fun? As the Eagles are the more popular and successful side in the Australian Football League, many of their games are already sold to capacity, so it is best to buy your tickets a couple of weeks before the scheduled fixture (Ticketek offer a pick-up service at the venue). Aussie rules football might be hard to understand at first, but it is quite exciting.
Other sports Other professional sports have a presence in Perth:
* Perth Glory – If you prefer association football (generally known by Australians as "soccer") and find Australian Rules football too confusing, Perth Glory Football Club compete in the A-League, Australia's top level of football. The season runs over summer from October to March, with the possibility of qualification to the finals series (playoffs) running into April. They have a sister club, Perth Glory W-League, that competes in the women's W-League. Both teams play at Perth Oval, also known as NIB Stadium due to a sponsorship deal. The stadium is a 10 min walk from Northbridge, or a 3 min walk from Claisebrook Train Station.
* Western Warriors – Play cricket in all three of Australia's main domestic competitions—the Sheffield Shield ("first-class"; matches run for four days), the Ford Ranger Cup (one-day cricket; matches last about 8 hours), and the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash (matches last about 3 hours). Home ground is the WACA. The WACA also hosts one of the summer Test matches against England in January.
* Western Force – Rugby union team in the Super 15, involving teams from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Season runs from February to late May. Western Force play at NIB Stadium.
* Perth Wildcats – Play in the National Basketball League.
* Perth Lynx – Play in the Women's National Basketball League.
* Perth Heat - Play in the Australian Baseball League

source: Wikivoyage

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