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Things to do in South Perth

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Exhibit
“Perth Zoo is widely known as a unique events and functions destination and can offer a host of amazing experiences. Thousands of visitors come to the Zoo not only to see the animals, but to be entertained by the many and varied events held in the Zoo’s spectacular setting.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place is always packed and there's always a line! Good pizza and pasta. I've visited at 9pm on a weekday and still have to wait 30mins for a table.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Island
“Heirisson Island is nestled between the suburbs of East Perth and Victoria Park on the Swan River. The island is an important part of the City’s Nyoongar heritage and a beautiful oasis of calm in the centre of Perth, where you can see friendly kangaroos for free!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Pub Fabulous outdoor restaurant under the grapevines Great food, wine and coffee Reasonable prices Music Great Atmosphere ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely walking area along the Swan River and lights of Perth CBD at night. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
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“All I can say is YUM! Beautiful breakfast and lunch food, and great coffee. Take advantage of the range of of great boutiques and shops along Angelo Street. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Pier
“lovely place to sit right on the jetty, watch the ferry and boats go by, perfect view of the city and can grab a drink or food to savour the relaxation”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Coco’s Restaurant is located on the banks of the Swan River on the South Perth Esplanade. Coco’s has been one of Perth’s premier restaurants for over 25 years. A better view of the Perth skyline would be hard to find. Coco’s has always epitomized the finer things in life and is the perfect place to impress family, loved ones or clients with beautiful seafood in a fine dining atmosphere with spectacular views.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Como is a funky retro style pub offering a long-awaited comeback of iconic dishes.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The best view of the Perth city skyline! Visitors to Perth must go for lunch or afternoon sunset drinks at Mister Walker located in South Perth and stay for dinner and watch the city lights glisten on the water. Located 25 minute drive from our Airbnb or catch the Transperth ferry over the river from Barrack street Jetty if you're visiting the Perth CBD. Open 7 days, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, coffee or drinks. mrwalker.com.au”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“I don't love this place but I don't mind it. It's very popular, particularly with cyclists so it must have something going for it!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“Upscale Modern Australian eatery with stylish decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. Located right on the foreshore you will have gorgeous views of the city while you eat.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Ferry ride from South Perth to Elizabeth Quay Jetty for entertainment and restaurants.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“So close, and so good. Newly renamed Typsy Monk Wine Bar is a great place to spend some time, and enjoy the new surroundings. Good wine at reasonable prices, and delicious food too. See you there! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A place that's passionate about fresh, simple and delicious food. They provide the freshest, seasonal produce and products. Italiano by heart enjoy a fabulous coffee to get your day going!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Apart from having delicious food - Halo Espresso is a social enterprise who exist to help alleviate poverty around the world. 100% of the profits go to the work of Initiate Australia – a charity that invests in clean water, education, health and small business. By eating and drinking at Halo Espresso you are partnering with us to make the world a better place.”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This place is always packed and there's always a line! Good pizza and pasta. I've visited at 9pm on a weekday and still have to wait 30mins for a table.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Pub Fabulous outdoor restaurant under the grapevines Great food, wine and coffee Reasonable prices Music Great Atmosphere ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Coco’s Restaurant is located on the banks of the Swan River on the South Perth Esplanade. Coco’s has been one of Perth’s premier restaurants for over 25 years. A better view of the Perth skyline would be hard to find. Coco’s has always epitomized the finer things in life and is the perfect place to impress family, loved ones or clients with beautiful seafood in a fine dining atmosphere with spectacular views.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“The best view of the Perth city skyline! Visitors to Perth must go for lunch or afternoon sunset drinks at Mister Walker located in South Perth and stay for dinner and watch the city lights glisten on the water. Located 25 minute drive from our Airbnb or catch the Transperth ferry over the river from Barrack street Jetty if you're visiting the Perth CBD. Open 7 days, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, coffee or drinks. mrwalker.com.au”
  • 13 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Upscale Modern Australian eatery with stylish decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. Located right on the foreshore you will have gorgeous views of the city while you eat.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“So close, and so good. Newly renamed Typsy Monk Wine Bar is a great place to spend some time, and enjoy the new surroundings. Good wine at reasonable prices, and delicious food too. See you there! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A place that's passionate about fresh, simple and delicious food. They provide the freshest, seasonal produce and products. Italiano by heart enjoy a fabulous coffee to get your day going!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for casual dine in or take away - pizzas never disappoint! Good for kids too, staff are lovely and very friendly. Opens most nights at 5pm so good option for young kids!”
  • 12 locals recommend

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