Wondering what to visit in Perth? Look no further, Oh Hey WA is the greatest walking-tour option that covers a range of subjects like history, art, nightlife, and culture. Join their daily Art & Cultural tour or book in a group for a special occasion or custom experience. Learn and have fun at the same time!!link
EN. YOGA is a bright, light filled space where yoga happens on a daily basis. You can sign up for courses, booking blocks of classes or even drop in for a one-off casual class. Alex Hotel guests can pop in for a casual class for $20 – Just remember to take your Alex Hotel key card with you! If you’re staying in town for longer, why not treat yourself and sign up for their 1 week unlimited yoga ticket for $48. More details on their website.link
If yoga in beautifully stunning surrounds is a wonderful prospect to you, then arrange a session at the State Building’s Como Shambhala Urban Escape….. With daily morning sessions at 7am during the week and a little later on weekends and lunchtime and after work session Monday to Friday there is no excuses not to join in. Click on the link below for more information.
Como Shambhala Urban Escape – State Buildings, 1 Cathedral Ave Perth. Ph: 6168 7878link
A short drive away from Alex is Beatty Park – our closest public recreation swimming pool and despite the facility being over 50 years old there’s enough room for everyone and the facilities themselves are in good nick. Casual entry for swimmers is $6 and if you’ve smashed it in the pool but have energy to burn there is also an onsite gym with casual entry for under $20. Better yet, make it a double whammy and enjoy a sub-30 minute brisk walk in each direction.link
‘Cott’ is Perth’s most famous beach. It’s got everything you need; parking right behind the beach; fish and chip shops; grassy terraces to relax on and also a lovely view of the beautiful Indian Ocean sunsets. Oh and the OBH, near the beach is a legendary spot for a Sunday session. Cott was also the birthplace of surfing and lifesaving in WA way back in 1909, making it a pretty special spot for generations of Perthonians.
Public Transport: Take the Fremantle train to Cottesloe Station, and then get the Bus 102 to Cottesloe Beach. For times and to check routes – TransPerth Planner
You could borrow one of our bikes and try cycling – its 13.7km and has a few hills (but they are Perth hills so nothing too dramatic).
The cool kids at Funcats have lots of activities especially for the water sports enthusiast. You can race your friends up and down the Swan River in your own Hobie Cats, while enjoying the beautiful views accross to the CBD. If sailing isn’t your thing, no worries. To enjoy the river at your own pace, they also have stand-up-paddleboards and lots of kayaks. Oh and they don’t do EFTPOS so make sure you take cash.
Check Transperth Route Planner for public transport options.
Funcats – 0408 926 003
Coode Street Jetty, Coode St, South Perth
We get it. Going for a run isn’t enough for you – Don’t worry, the guys over at Revo Fitness are here to help. They have a gym you can use 24 hours, and it’s just around the corner, at 20 Parker Street, Northbridge. Revo Fitness welcomes walk ins for a flat $15 daily rate. Click on the link below for more information.link
The jewel in the heart of Perth – Kings Park – attracts over 6 million visitors a year and is a pleasure for locals and people from somwhere else. It’s the best place to snap a selfie with the city in the background but its an even better place to briefly reconnect with the outdoors and take in some of the freshest air in the world.link
Feeling adventurous and want to get wet? Scarborough Beach Surf School offers a variety of surf lessons that can help prepare you to catch a wave. Go on, go and find out what all the fuss is about. You know you want to.
Public Transport: Check out TransPerth Planner for Train/Bus times. The Bus 990 goes from Roe Street and ends in Scarborough but it’s faster to take a train to Stirling Station and then a bus (either 990 or 421)
Scarborough Beach Surf School – 08 9447 5637 (probably won’t answer because they are always in the water)
Just so you know all their bookings are done online. Email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to get off the Mainland? Good news, ‘Rotto’ (as locals call it) is just a short ferry ride away and the best thing about the island? Its only permanent residents are of the friendly, Quokka variety. With over 60 beaches to choose from with some great snorkelling, it’s a lovely getaway from the big city. The best way to explore the 19km2 island is under your own steam, so rent a bike or put on your walking shoes. If one day isn’t enough to satisfy your craving then you can always stay overnight. Check out their website for more info.
There are ferries (1300 467 688) that leave from Barrack Street and takes 90mins to get to Rotto. Barrack Street is a 20 minute walk from Alex or hop on the Blue Cat Bus to Barrack Square. Come see us at reception and we can help you book your ferry tickets and tours with a discounted rate through our friends at Rottnest Express.
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Fancy hitting a ball around? Tennis Central has 35 courts to choose from, and with grass and synthetic surfaces to choose from and the rates are pretty nice. Left your racket at home? Dog ran off with your last tennis ball? No dramas, you can hire it all there. Oh and it’s only a 1.5km walk away