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.
Sitting just north of Perth’s central business district (CBD, Northbridge is the city’s main cultural precinct and one of its top dining and nightlife districts. From the museums and theaters of the Perth Cultural Centre to the many restaurants and bars, not to mention Perth’s tiny Chinatown, Northbridge draws locals and visitors looking for an evening of entertainment.
Northbridge, Perth, WA
Northbridge is easy to visit during a day of sightseeing in central Perth, whether you’re on your own or with a guide. See the neighborhood on foot during a food or pub walking tour, or if you prefer independent exploration, book a hop-on hop-off tour and get off at the Perth Cultural Centre stop. Check the websites of individual venues to purchase tickets to events.
Things to know before you go
- Northbridge is ideal for museum and theater lovers or those interested in the city’s bar scene.
- Russell Square is the middle of the neighborhood and features a large green space.
- Most of the bars and eateries are centered around Roe, William, Newcastle, and Lake streets.
How to get there
Northbridge is a 10- to 20-minute walk from the CBD, or it can be reached via public transport from Perth train station, just across Roe Street.
When to get there
The neighborhood is liveliest in the evening when locals dine out, take in a show, or hit the bars. Afternoons are popular, too, for those visiting the museums and other cultural venues. The Art Gallery of Western Australia is closed on Tuesday; Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts is closed on Monday.
Perth Cultural Centre
Many of the most important cultural and educational institutions in Western Australia are part of the Perth Cultural Centre, including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the State Library of Western Australia, the Western Australian Museum, the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, and the Blue Room Theatre. Exhibits and events take place throughout the year, providing a variety of ways to enjoy film screenings, live theater, installations, and Aboriginal and European art.
Frequently Asked Questions
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