Callan’s Choice – A Trip to Perth

May 2, 2018

Staying in Fremantle but want to explore everything Perth has to offer? Check out our tips for the perfect day spent in the city.


Only a 40-minute drive from the seaside port of Fremantle, Perth is a beautiful city where the picturesque Swan River meets Western Australia’s always-popular southwest coast. With plenty to see and do, including sprawling coastlines, towering skylines, and some of the best cuisine Australia’s westernmost city has to offer, you won’t be disappointed by a trip to Perth.

The Nostalgia Box

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The kids will love this one, and we’re not just talking about kids that are school-aged – the little kid inside all of us will get a real kick out of this place! The Nostalgia Box Video Game Museum is the only of its kind in Australia, and celebrates the history and modern era of video games in a fun and interactive setting.


Showcasing more than 100 consoles from the 1970s right through to the 2000s, there’s no better way to go behind the scenes to uncover the ‘making’ of the video game industry. The interactive gaming area will also give you a chance to play some of your favourite childhood games, as well as some you’ve never had a chance to play because they take the meaning of the word ‘retro’ to a whole new level.

Elizabeth Quay

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This landmark waterfront development connects the city of Perth with the Swan River to create a dynamic entertainment and leisure precinct, set around a stunning inlet.


The $2.6 billion project has quickly become a must-visit attraction for locals and tourists alike, and is now part of the physical and cultural fabric of the CBD. Home to ferries, vibrant restaurants and cafes, and the Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay hosts festivals, celebrations and a host of cultural events.

Art Gallery of Western Australia

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View collections from historic and contemporary artists, as well as art from around the globe. Funded in 1895, the gallery aims to bridge the gap between Australia and the rest of the world, to ensure our art and the art of the world isn’t confined by geographic boundaries.


Showcasing Italian renaissance art, Indigenous Australian collections and some of the best, thought-provoking contemporary pieces, the Art Gallery of Western Australia is perfect for art lovers from all walks of life.


Perth Mint

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The Perth Mint is an historic landmark and Australia’s official bullion mint, which is wholly-owned by the Western Australian government. Featuring gold-history displays, tours of vaults and a fascinating melting house from 1899, this is your chance to see how money is made, and has evolved across Australia’s history, up close and personal.


While in Perth, also make sure you take a stroll through Stirling Gardens and play a game of chance at Crown Perth. Then, after a long day exploring, take the short drive back to Fremantle where you can unwind away from the bustle of the city.