3 Awesome Things to Do When You Study in Perth, Western Australia
For those who are studying abroad in Perth, we pick out three must-visit places for you to explore.
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Students from University of Western Australia will find this place extremely accessible given its proximity to their campus. For those who have not heard about Kings Park, it’s one of the most iconic attractions in Perth, a beautiful public parkland dotted with war and historic memorials – overlooking the peaceful Swan River.
For study abroad students, Kings Park is the ideal place for insta-worthy pictures, ideal for that perfect shot with natural lighting and well-groomed surroundings. Who needs filters?
If being under the sun is not your cup of tea, you can also visit the park at night – which offers a vastly difference ambience and atmosphere. The view at night is also different, with twinkling lights that now come into play, and if you’re interested, why not book for yourself a guided tour to learn more about the park’s history.
Fremantle Night Prison Tour
Located in Fremantle and only 15 minutes by car from Murdoch University, the Fremantle Prison tour is one that guides you through the entire decommissioned prison facility - at night - with nothing but a torch-light.
Hear countless prison stories from the knowledgeable and animated prison guides, experiencing first-hand what it’s like to trudge along the walls and cells that once held hardened convicts.
Also known as Fremantle Gaol or Fremantle Jail, the six-hectare facility is now recognised as a heritage site. Between 1888 and 1984, it was the only lawful place in Western Australia to conduct executions, with as many as 40 hangings being carried out.
Ever come across pictures of people who take selfies with a quokka – that cute, wallaby-like marsupial? Well, you can find the animal on Rottnest Island. If you ask us, that’s one of the advantages of studying abroad in Australia, specifically, in Perth!
To get there, simply take a ferry from Elizabeth Quay and the journey will last about three hours. Besides being home to the famous quokkas, Rottnest Island is a protected nature reserve that prohibits motor vehicles and is surrounded by a large endless expanse of white, sandy beaches.
Other things you can do on the island include snorkelling, joining an adventure cruise, as well as taking a train to marvel at the tunnels that were built underneath a World War II gun emplacement on Oliver Hill.
If these activities are stirring your interest in wanting to find out more studying in Perth, simply book a session with our counsellors to find out more.