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Swan River loop | It is possible,
but for a few traffic breaks
and minor detours, to walk or
cycle from Riverside Gardens in
Ascot, through the city, along
the river past UWA all the way
to Fremantle, across the bridges
and back to the city via Attadale,
Applecross and Como (see our
Perth Metro map). Any part of
the journey will provide exercise,
and along the way there are great
points of interest: the river, birds,
shoreline picnic grounds, real-
estate-with-a -view, potential
fishing spots, boats and yachts,
riverside pubs and cafes.
Greenway | A city-to-sea trail,
this 12km shared pathway loops
through parks and gardens on
its way to City Beach from the
CBD. The path begins at the
Perth Train Station (red brick
pathway) and follows the rail line
west past Harbour Town, Subiaco
Oval and Subi Markets before
winding through Wembley
and Floreat as it passes Perry
Lakes Stadium and Bold Park
for a final uphill climb and an
Narrows Interchange | Linking
the two city bridges, this is a
starting/stopping point for the
beautiful path trek around
South Perth, and connects to
entrance points for the Kings
Park bike trail.
Note: most urban cycle trails are
dotted with rest stops and bike-
friendly cafes that provide secure
parking. There are extensive cycle
trails in the Swan Valley, Perth
Hills, and Rockingham to Perth
precincts, and even a freeway
path running from Mandurah to
Perth for the truly fit and fanatic.
cycling and follow the links for
a comprehensive guide to Perth
metro cycle trails.
You will be surprised at the huge
variety of markets available
throughout the Metro area...
We Heart Vintage Perth Market,
at The Velvet Lounge, The Flying
Scotsman Hotel, Mt Lawley for
vintage clothing and accessories,
menswear and retro furniture. First
Saturday of every month.
Beaufort Street Festival has music,
vintage clothing stalls, art, food and
a battle for the title of Beaufort’s Best
Barista. November 12, Beaufort Street.
Fremantle Markets offer the ultimate
market experience. Filled with
music, food, fashion, art and more,
this market has over 100 years of
heritage. Open every Friday, Saturday,
Sunday and most public holidays.
Canning Vale Markets are the largest
indoor market in WA. As well as
being the primary fruit and vegetable
wholesale market for the State, it also
has over 300 stalls selling everything
from antique furniture to toys, books
and sports equipment just to name
a few. Every Sunday, corner of South
Street and Bannister Road.
For a list of more markets around the
Perth Metro Area visit au.totaltravel.
Hope Murphy, 5, is a life-long
Fremantle resident with a particular
expertise in children’s recreation
and school holiday activities. Miss
Murphy lets us in on her favourite
FREO FOR KIDS
a few of the best gelato and hand-
made ice-cream joints in the state.
A springtime specialty.
Port Beach children’s activities |
As winter ends and the weather
warms, the Port Beach cafe,
with it’s enclosed outdoor area,
offers weekend face painting,
playground and kid’s food
afternoons. Parents can enjoy a
burger and beer while the little
ones play in full view.
Riverside cycling | From East
Fremantle, cycle along the
riverside path with your parents
to Point Walter. The journey is
only a few kilometres on a flat,
well-marked dual pathway. Arrive
at Point Walter where there are
vast open grounds, kid-friendly
beaches, playground areas and
cafes under shady trees.
Fairy shops | In a small sunken
area just off the cafe strip is the
Fremantle Piazza, where fairy
shops and fantasy children’s stores
cater for small-group birthday
parties. The stores sell children’s
costume clothing, from pirates to
mermaids, and trinkets and bric-
a-brac for older kids and adults.
Esplanade Park | Opposite Fishing
Boat Harbour is the recently
expanded kid’s playground on
Esplanade Park. School holiday
activities are always on offer,
including a mini-fairground with
show rides and activities.
Ice-cream shops | Too difficult to
pick a favourite because Freo has
an array of kid’s parlours, lolly
depots and chocolate emporiums
to cater for the fussiest eater. The
city’s European heritage has led to
It’s possible to cycle
most of the way around
the Perth CBD.
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