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Uncover Perth’s rich history and fascinating heritage from the early settlers and explorers to convicts, sailors and immigrants. A walking tour of Perth allows you to discover the city's highlights, hidden gems and its past, with a local expert guide who really knows their stuff.
There are so many Perth walking tours on offer that there’s bound to be one to cater to your interests. Book a themed walking tour of Perth or create your own with a tour guide, map or app on your phone. The City of Perth runs popular daily tours for free with different themes each day, so you don’t even need to spend a cent.
Perth walking tours comparison guide.
Here we’ve pulled together an idea of the most popular walking tours available in Perth.
|Walking tour company||Highlights||Starting price||Where to book|
|1.5-hour Explore Perth City Walking Tour||Hidden gem restaurants and cafés, Perth CBD, Elizabeth Quay||$20||Viator|
|2.5-hour Arcades and Laneways Walking Tour||Northbridge pub stop with drink, laneway and arcade visits, Bell Tower||$45||Viator|
|2-hour Fremantle Convicts and Colonials Walking Tour||Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle Prison||$45||RedBalloon|
|3-hour Perth Scavenger Hunt||GPS navigation around Perth,||$35||Two Feet & A Heartbeat|
|1.5 -hour Orientation Tour||Orientation, icons, art, heritage, architecture, history||Free||City of Perth|
Popular themes and things to see on Perth walking tours
- City sightseeing tours
- Food walking tours
- Fremantle tours
- Arcades and laneways tours
- History and culture tours
- Culture and architecture tours
Sightseeing walking tours Perth. Some of the main sights to see around Perth are Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens, Elizabeth Quay and the State Buildings. Like Melbourne, Perth also has its own network of laneways and arcades that are being revived with small businesses and street art.
Fremantle tour. Perth has a fascinating heritage from the settlers and explorers through to convicts, sailors and gold miners. A Fremantle walking tour will uncover all this along with its architectural heritage, such as colonial buildings built by convicts and the renowned Fremantle Prison. 30 minutes from the centre of Perth, Fremantle also boasts great coffee and markets to explore on foot.
Have a look at these walking trails for inspiration.
Northbridge walking tours. This is Perth’s most up-and-coming inner-city suburb. From its dark past emerges an exciting food and drink scene. Wander the small bars and restaurants on a walking food tour or bar tour while uncovering local street art and learning about the suburb’s interesting history and cultural diversity.
Free walking tours in Perth
The best things in life are free and walking tours are no exception. City of Perth iCity volunteer tour guides offer a different free walking tour each day of the week, departing the Information Kiosk in the Murray Street Mall at 2pm. They also operate orientation walking tours every day at 11am Monday to Saturday or midday on Sundays.
You can tour Kings Park and the Botanic Garden with free, volunteer-led walking tours up to three times a day. Booking is generally not necessary.
What’s included in the price of a Perth walking tour?
What you’re really paying for is the local guide’s expertise. Food and drink tours will include tastings in the price. You may have the option to purchase lunch and produce.
Other tours focus on showing you the sights but may include some refreshments, or stop for the chance to purchase them. You’ll normally get a map and sometimes a souvenir.
How big are Perth walking tour groups?
Group size is generally limited to 12 people or less. You can also hire a private guide for yourself or your own group and create a personalised itinerary. Most walking tour companies offer this and so does the City of Perth local government.
Apps and audio guides for Perth self-guided walking tours
Download maps and audio guides to your phone or print them to explore your choice of area at your own pace
- Experience Perth: Various walking itineraries for Perth city, Fremantle, Peel and Armadale, Rottnest Island and Guildford
- Fremantle story: Themed walking tour suggestions around Fremantle, displayed on Google maps