Sight Seeing in Perth – Best Places to See and Photograph

Whether you are an expert photographer or simply a traveller with a camera – there is an ideal shot waiting for you in Perth. In this article, we explore sight seeing in Perth, specifically some of the best places to see and photograph.


Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle is alive with many beautiful places to see and photograph, including the Jetty, parks, and small, hidden cafes. However, no visit to Fremantle would be complete without the Fremantle Arts Centre, a historical building well-known for its haunted past as an insane asylum.

 Now it is home to a variety of exhibitions, as well as occasional music sessions on warm Sunday mornings.


Lake Monger

Lake Monger is home to the iconic Western Australian black swan. Aside from providing an opportunity to take a photo of the gorgeous and elegant birds, there is also the chance to take a long-distance photo of the city, visible on the shorelines of the lake.


John Oldham Park

If you are looking for a beautiful waterfall to photograph, then John Oldham Park is the place to be. This park is often called Perth’s secret park, because it sits near Kings Park, but is largely hidden from sight. As well as being a well-loved place for landscape photographers to visit, it is also loved by butterfly and turtle enthusiasts, who note that there is always a variety of animals to see.


Northbridge Rooftop Movies

Seeing a night-time, open-air, rooftop movie is perfect for anyone, including couples, families and singles. While you are enjoying a movie with a drink in hand, take a moment to photograph the gorgeous neon sign reading ‘Rooftop Movies’, with fairy lights twinkling in the background.


Scarborough Beach

All visitors coming to Perth hear of Cottesloe beach, but if you are looking for a beach that is a bit wilder and home to many surfers, then Scarborough beach should be on your to-do list. It is about a twenty-minute journey from the Perth CBD and is a lovely place to photograph the setting or rising sun.



No photographer can go wrong with a stroll through the city, which is home to a variety of historic architectures.

Consider visiting the famous London Court, reminiscent of old-style London; Trinity Arcade, one of Perth’s oldest shopping arcades; or even the more modern buildings by St George’s Terrace.

No visit to Perth is complete without a photograph of the internationally known Bell Tower, which is technically one of the world’s largest instruments.


Looking for Great Accommodation to Meet Your Needs?

At the end of a long day of photography, every traveller wishes to return to a comfortable room and bed.

Crowne Plaza Perth is located in the heart of Perth, with views of the Swan River visible from our rooms. We have a variety of accommodation and services available to suit your needs. If you have any questions or wish to reserve your accommodation, feel free to contact us today or simply book a room online.