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Activities for Seniors in Perth, WA

Whether you’re travelling to visit family or you are a resident, Perth is one the country’s most beautiful cities where you can enjoy many attractions, get involved in the community, or participate in free events on offer.Here are some of Perth’s best activities for seniors to get you started.

Parks and gardens


Perth has a unique blend of urban and natural spaces, with many major parkland areas outside the city and many smaller gardens and parks within the city itself.

These offer excellent locations for walks, barbeques or picnics, or the perfect destination for outings with family or friends.Perth’sbotanical gardens, parks and major parklands are great places for people of all ages to explore.

Day trips from Perth

If you’d like to go on a day trip, Perth has many destinations in the surrounding area, giving you the opportunity to join a tour or organise your own for an exciting day out:

Visit the Coast


Located just offshore from Perth, Rottnest Islandis accessible by a half-hour ferry ride from either Perth or Fremantle. It’s the perfect place to experience Perth’s beautiful coastline and see Rottnest Island’s world famous inhabitants: quokkas.

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If you’d rather take a short drive south, explore Penguin Island, which houses Western Australia’s largest colony of penguins.

Eat and Drink


If you want to experience the unique foods and drinks of WA, tour the southwest of Perth’s countryside and the Margaret River winemaking region.

Located in Australia’s southwest, a few hours’ drive from Perth, Margaret River is home to many world-class, picturesque wineries, breweries, and other gourmet food manufacturers.

Check out the sandy centre of WA

Discover the natural attractions of inland Western Australia by taking a guided tour through the PinnaclesDesert located in Nambung National Park 2-3 hours north of the city.

ExploreWA’s geological beauty at wave rock and other natural landmarks in Western Australia’s wheat belt.

See native flora and fauna

View and photograph the best seasonal wildflowers Perth has to offer on tour through the outskirts of the city.


Get up close and personal at awildlife park with some of Australia’s favourite native wildlife; many parks are home to kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, koalas, and native Australian birds.

Perth’s inner areas


Perth is quite diverse and many areas have a unique atmosphere and places to eat, visit, and enjoy; the ports in Fremantle, cafes in Subiaco, shops in the CBD or the zoo in South Perth.

Many of Perth’s regions have centres and clubs that offer a range of activities for seniors including crafts, movies, exercise sessions, lunches, and excursions. Check out the City of South Perth’s senior citizen centres local guide for regular activities and events.

Perth has many scheduled free activities for people of all ages including seniors. No matter what you’re interested in, you’ll be able to find a senior-friendly activity in Perth.

Using your seniors card

All Western Australian residents aged 62 and over are eligible for a senior’s card, which is issued free by the government and grants holders access to a range of discounts on easy living, entertainment, shopping, and wellbeing.

Browse discounts and special offers for senior card holders to save money while keeping busy.

Senior friendly accommodation

According to industry research, seniors prefer to stay in hotels. Results showed that 68% of grandparents prioritise comfort over savings and would rather stay in a hotel than stay with their grandchildren.

Budget Apartments in South Perth offers senior-friendly apartment style accommodation boasting multiple self-serving ground floor access units and apartments.

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