6 Day 5 Night Perth Itinerary – Shopping and Sights Within 30 Minutes of Central Perth

6 June, 2016

Our toddler has just turned 1 year old and to celebrate this milestone, we decided to be a #ZUJIGarangExplorer by flying to Perth for a family holiday. This is “garang” (Singlish for brave) of us because it is the longest flight we have taken with our toddler (5 hours long!) – nonetheless, we took the garang route because we know Perth is one of the most baby-friendly tourist destination.

Of course, the ZUJI travel hot deals also makes the trip a lot more affordable. With the ZUJI FOURbulous month deals, we enjoyed a 5% rebate on our flight bookings and a 12% hotel coupon code for our Perth apartment booking – this saved us over $200! While this FOURbulous ZUJI deal is no longer available now, I have another lobang that can help you achieve even more savings than what I had. I will elaborate on this further down in this post.

This is our 6 Day 5 Night Perth itinerary but do note that this is not the usual Singaporean Perth travel itinerary (which involves hours of driving south of Perth to Margaret River). We stayed in central Perth throughout the 6 days and took short drives to Swan Valley, Fremantle and Perth’s suburbs to sightsee and shop. None of the trips took more than 30 minutes, so if you are travelling with children who cannot take or get used to long drives, I think this itinerary will meet your needs.

Day 1: Arrival at Perth

We took a morning Singapore Airlines flight to Perth to coincide with our toddler’s nap schedule – we got at least a 1.5 hour of rest as he slept comfortably in the bassinet. There are regular 2-to-go fares with Singapore Airlines to Perth and couple that with ZUJI hot deals, you will enjoy quite a bit of savings. The current 2016 summer ZUJI hot deal is very attractive. You receive S$50 ZUJI vouchers when you apply for the American Express® True Cashback Card through ZUJI and enjoy a 3% rebate (up to first $5000 within first 3 months) when you utilize the card. On top of that, you will get an additional 6% flight/package rebate for 2-to-go (bookings with 2 or more pax) and a 5% flight/package rebate for 1-to-go (solo travelers) when you make your booking on ZUJI – this means that you can receive at least 8% rebate in total!

Upon waking up, our toddler is full of energy for the remaining 3-4 hour flight so we had to keep him entertained – thankfully, the bassinet area is large enough for him to explore.

flight-singapore-airlines-bassinet

We arrived at around 3pm and checked into our Verandah apartments at around 5pm after securing our Perth rental car. Do ensure that you rent the right car with sufficient boot storage for your luggage and the right child seat and most importantly, GPS.

hertz perth car rental features

Our apartment is a 2-bedroom with 2-bathroom configuration – there is a spacious living area and an open kitchen. First thing we did was to child-proof the apartment by moving away tables and blocking off the kitchen from the toddler. This Verandah apartment is great value for money – we paid only about $208 per night for 4 persons (2 ensuite bedrooms). This works out to about $50 per person per night and the location is in Perth Northbridge (just a 5 minute drive from Perth CBD)! We enjoyed a 12% hotel discount as we booked during a ZUJI hot deal. With the ZUJI and American Express deal I mentioned above, you can also enjoy a 12% hotel coupon code (no minimum spend required) on ZUJI, in addition to the 3% American Express True Cashback credit card rebate!

We then had dinner at Taka – a Japanese restaurant in Perth CBD at 150-152 Barrack Street and grocery shopping at IGA Northbridge supermarket.

verandah apartment perth review

Day 2: Swan Valley Caversham Wildlife Park and Surroundings

This is a day out to the Swan Valley – a 30-minute drive from Perth. One of the attractions of Swan Valley is the Caversham Wildlife Park, where you can catch a farm show (must-see with sheep-shearing and audience interaction segments), feed kangaroos and get up close with the lazy koalas. There are certain timings available for farm show as well as to meet wombat & friends. I have bolded the timings that you can catch these shows if you are travelling with children (factoring time for them to wake up, prepare their food, drive to Swan Valley, nap time and lunch):

  • Farm Show: 10.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm
  • Meet The Koalas: 10.00am to 1.00pm; 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Meet Wombat & Friends: 11.00am, 2.00pm, 3.45pm
  • Feed The Kangaroos: 9.00am – 5.30pm
  • Molly’s Farm: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Adult Admission: $27.00

caversham wildlife park farm show perth

caversham wildlife park kangaroo feeding swan valley

caversham wildlife park koala swan valley perth

If you have time after Caversham Wildlife Park, you can check out other places in the Swan Valley – Oggies Ice Cream, Morish Nuts, Mondo Nougat and Whistler’s Chocolate Company (there is a playground at the premises) or do some shopping at Midland Gate Shopping Centre with Kmart, Target, Best & Less and more.

Day 3: Watertown Outlet Mall + King’s Park Playgrounds

It is more playtime for the kid today but before that, we did some outlet shopping at Watertown Outlet Mall, which was just a convenient 6-minute drive from our apartment.

watertown outlet shopping perth cbd

Then it is off to the King’s Park Lotterywest Family Area (suitable for toddlers 1 to 2 years old).

lotterywest family area kings park toddler

There is another big playground in King’s Park called Synergy Parklands (just an 8 minute drive from Lotterywest Family area) – it is more for children who can run about (3 years old and above), not for toddlers who are just starting to walk.

synergy parkland kings park perth

After an afternoon of fun, it is time for more shopping – we drove to Belmont Forum (about 18 minutes drive away from King’s Park to a Perth suburb) – here you will find Target, Coles and a lot of great shopping opportunities at affordable prices.

Day 4: Fremantle Market and Fish & Chips

It is Saturday – you must go to Fremantle (just 30 minutes away). Fremantle is best experienced over the weekend with the Fremantle market. There are lots of things to buy from souvenir to snacks and various knick-knacks. There is also a dedicated section for fresh produce – fruits and vegetable as well as a food court selling different types of food.

fremantle weekend market perth drive

fremantle market perth

After Fremantle market, go for a Fish & Chips lunch at Cicerello’s Seafood Restaurant.

cicerello fish and chips fremantle

cicerello grilled fish and chips fremantle

Day 5: Perth CBD Murray and Hay Street Mall

It is Sunday today – do note that most shops (almost all in fact) open at 11am and close at 5pm. There is a Perth Sunday Market at Murray Street Mall from 11:00am to 4:00pm. You can also walk around Hay and Murray Street Malls – go to Target for affordable shopping.

murray street sunday market street mall perth cbd

Also you should go London Court – beautiful setting for photo-taking.

hay street london court beautiful architecture

Try pastries at Miss Maud’s too – highly recommend the Princess Cake – the one in green in the picture below.

miss maud perth cbd princess cake delicious review

Another suburban mall you can go to is Park Avenue – a huge Target store and Coles there too (15 minutes drive from Central Perth)

The Park Avenue
Albany Highway
East Victoria Park, WA, 6101

Day 6: Return Home to Singapore

In summary, I felt that this itinerary has a good mix of sightseeing and shopping and the driving time was also very manageable.

I have also summarised the ZUJI and American Express deal below.

You can receive S$50 ZUJI vouchers when you apply for The American Express® True Cashback Card through ZUJI. This is what you can expect to enjoy by travelling with ZUJI using The American Express® True Cashback Card.

ZUJI-American Express Flight and package rebate

6% flight/package rebate for 2-to-go (meaning bookings with 2 or more pax)

5% flight/package rebate for 1-to-go (solo travelers)

ZUJI-American Express Hotels Discount

12% hotel coupon code. No minimum spend required.

Korea Travel ZUJI Flash sale

Also note that from 8 to 10 Jun 2016, all Korea cities will go on sale for 3 days. If you need inspirations on where to go and what to do in Seoul and Jeju – you can download our Seoul 5 Day 4 Night itinerary and Jeju 4 Day 3 Night itinerary.

zuji-amex-true-cashback-credit-card

ZUJI Contest

Lastly, ZUJI is giving away 5 $100 ZUJI vouchers! To participate in this contest, follow these 2 steps:
1. share this post on your facebook

2. leave a comment below on why you should win and we will be picking 5 winners at random. This contest ends on Monday, 27th June 2016.

 

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

This article is brought to you by ZUJI.

Zhiqiang & Tingyi

Comments (27)

  • KylieReply

    8 June, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I would love to win because I’m planning to go on a trip overseas to do voluntary work and the money saved will be very helpful!

  • JackReply

    9 June, 2016 at 6:56 am

    I would like to win the zuji voucher so I can bring my wife on a trip to Bangkok for shopping.

  • NamrataReply

    10 June, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I would love to win the Zuji vouchers to plan a surprise birthday trip for my husband 🙂

  • MartinReply

    13 June, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    really enjoyed reading about your trip to perth and how you are showing your readers options to save money whilst travelling. i would like to save some money, too and would really welcome being one of the winners of the zuji vouchers

  • BlurlyReply

    17 June, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I’m heading to Perth in August with my family and your posts provided relevant information for helping me plan the trip. Too bad I have already booked all my accommodation, but I would love to win the vouchers for my next trip!

  • Jun LiReply

    20 June, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I want to win the zuji vouchers to go to Bangkok for a shopping holiday with my girlfriend!

  • JaneReply

    20 June, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    It’s been quite some time since my friends and I went on a holiday together since our graduation trip so I would like to win the zuji vouchers to eat and shop with my friends.

  • MarilynReply

    20 June, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I will use the zuji vouchers to go for a dim sum feast in Hong Kong

  • Yong HuanReply

    20 June, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Planning a trip to Croatia next week, the zuji vouchers will come in handy for my hotel booking!

  • MayReply

    20 June, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I have no plans yet but with so many long weekends coming up in 2017, I am sure i will be able to use the zuji vouchers for my holidays

  • Li ZhaoReply

    20 June, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I would like to win this contest to go on a holiday next month

  • Audrey LinReply

    20 June, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Nice tips for Perth trip – thks fr the heads-up on parking fees in CBD in the other post. The Zuji vouchers will be very useful for my trip to Bangkok next month. So i hope i win it!

  • EileenReply

    20 June, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    I should win the ZUJI vouchers because I want to see my sister who’s studying in Perth. I haven’t seen her in so long and it would be nice to celebrate her birthday in Perth

  • Geneive KohReply

    20 June, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I have always wanted to visit Japan for the ramen and culture and anime culture but budget is a concern so this Zuji vouchers will help out a bit for my air ticket.

  • Chan Li BingReply

    20 June, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    I want to win this zuji voucher to go with my best friend to Hong Kong in October this year. Lots of dim sum and shopping at Ladies street

  • Tan Yan LingReply

    20 June, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Visiting Sydney has always been a dream for me and my boyfriend so winning this zuji voucher will help us in our airfare a bit! 🙂

  • Emily WeeReply

    20 June, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Will love to win this so i can bring my dear Ron for a long awaited holiday

  • JasonReply

    20 June, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    These ZUJI vouchers will make my big 3-0 birthday this August an even bigger and awesome one – with an awesome trip to Bali for shopping and great food!

  • Bernard LeeReply

    20 June, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    I wish to win this ZUJI voucher for my birthday present! Thank you for organising this contest! 🙂

  • BettyReply

    20 June, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Hi Zhiqiang, thank you for sharing this awesome giveaway with your readers. I want to win these ZUJI vouchers to bring my parents on a trip to Taipei for a family holiday.

  • LesterReply

    21 June, 2016 at 12:07 am

    The $100 ZUJI voucher will be very helpful for a short trip to KL, Malaysia – I have read your KL food blog posts – http://www.passportchop.com/asia/malaysia/top-kuala-lumpur-hawker-food/ – I would love to try the 4 Kees you recommended.

  • Felicia LeeReply

    21 June, 2016 at 12:13 am

    I love your blog and your itineraries – very detailed and very useful tips. I am not sure where I will be going for a holiday but I am sure I can get some inspiration from your blog after I win the ZUJI vouchers.

  • JaredReply

    21 June, 2016 at 12:20 am

    $100! Enough for a short getaway to KL, Penang, Ipoh by budget airlines – anywhere in Malaysia is awesome shopping and eating spree 🙂 Let me win this!

  • Yu EnReply

    21 June, 2016 at 10:08 am

    pick me! I am so in need of a holiday :-p

  • RosemarieReply

    22 June, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Beautiful article! I love the guide and the detailed review of the place. I’d love to visit it too at least once in my life.

  • DerrickReply

    27 June, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    I would love to win the zuji vouchers for my upcoming honeymoon! One advice on the GPS though, you can actually save money by not renting the GPS. Instead, the new google map on mobile phone allows users to download offline map. You can then use that to navigate in Perth or anywhere on Earth!(assuming google map covers it of course) GPS does not tap on data plan and it’s free.

  • Zhiqiang & TingyiReply

    6 July, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for participating in this ZUJI $100 voucher giveaway. The 5 winners (chosen at random) are:
    Namrata
    Jason
    Derrick
    Betty
    Eileen

    I will be in touch soon via email with your ZUJI voucher codes.

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