There are plenty of good reasons why Perth is known as the most up and coming city in Australia. The city exudes a vibrant, modern feel. It is also home to dense bush walking trails, immaculate botanical gardens, 19 breathtaking beaches, marine parks and world-famous wine region. So there’s absolutely no reason for you not to get a campervan hire and spend a memorable day around the city.

If you’re fresh out of ideas on what to do and where to go, we have listed 10 ways you can spend a memorable day in Perth and its surrounding areas. Oh and by the way, you can do all these activities for free.

1. Day Tripping In York

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Drive your campervan and discover Western Australia’s premier inland settlement. With its picturesque pastures and countrysides, it is easy to see why York is Perth’s most popular destination for those seeking historic and cultural experiences.

2. Wine Tasting In Swan Valley

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Perth – well, Western Australia, actually – is not famous for its wines for nothing. Take your campervan and go on a self-drive tour of Swan Valley  and sample the best of Western Australia’s first wine growing region.

3. Snorkel At Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

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The reefs surrounding the marine park are great snorkelling and diving spots. the waters are rich in marine life and there’s a good chance that you would spot bottle nose dolphins during your stay.

4. Sand Dune Fun At Lancelin

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Lancelin’s vast sand dunes make it a favourite destination for off-road adventurers. If you are into quad biking or sand boarding, you have come to the right place.

5. Chill Out At Elizabeth Quay

Perth CBD seen from Elizabeth Quay in early morning light. Pic Mogens Johansen, The West Australian

There’s just so much to see and do at Elizabeth Quay! From taking in the daytime and nighttime views of the city, to outdoor dining and shopping, there is no reason for you to not spend a day in this popular tourist destination.

6. Lay Out A Picnic Lunch At Kings Park

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Kings Park has 400 hectares of immaculately landscaped gardens, making it one of the biggest inner city parks in the state. With its exceptional collection of flora and its location along the Swan River, it is easy to forget about the bustling city beyond the park’s green fields.

7. Experience Fremantle Markets

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For more than a century, the Fremantle Markets have been Western Australia’s melting pot of vibrant culture and heritage. Drive your campervan to this famous destination and experience firsthand the eclectic mix of musicians, artists and craftsmen that find their way to the Fremantle Markets every year.

8. Spend A Day At Perth Cultural Centre

Perth Cultural Centre is a collective of organisations located right at the heart of the city. Drive your campervan to the city and make your rounds of The Blue Room Theatre, Western Australian Museum, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Art Gallery of Western Australia and Information Service of Western Australia

9. Go Fishing At Peel Inlet

Peel Inlet is one of Australia;’s most popular spots for fishing, boating and wildlife watching. Cast a line from the jetty or charter a fishing boat to catch something you can serve at dinner.

10. Fall In Love With Indian Ocean Sunsets

No visit to Perth and to Western Australia is complete without spending time on the beach, watching beautiful sunsets. Drive your campervan to Cottesloe Beach and take in the sights of the Indian Ocean in this living postcard.

There you have it. 10 ways you can spend a memorable day in Perth. The best part is you do not have to spend a lot of money to see these attractions. All you need is a campervan to start your much deserved self-drive holiday.