Only half an hour east of the city, the Perth Hills are lush with fruit trees and produce plantations. Depending on the season, apples, avocados, nectarines, strawberries and a variety of citrus fruits are all ripe for the picking. Prefer to buy fresh and support local? Head over to these picturesque family-friendly orchards and growers to pick your own fruit and vegetables for a wholesome weekend or afternoon activity.
One of the benefits of living in the world’s most isolated capital city is that we are surrounded by hidden oases and secret swimming spots. Here, you can lay upon the white sand of your own private lagoon, take a dip in these natural pools that are sheltered from the world, and be lulled into serenity by the peaceful sound of water falling into itself. Check out these top swimming holes not too far from Perth’s metropolitan area below.