Top Perth Attractions with Easy Public Transport Links

Hate driving to the playground or park? Check out these great Perth attractions that are easy to get to using public transport.

Sometimes, it's nice to give the car a rest and make use of Perth's public transport network. You might be sick of paying for parking and petrol, concerned about a lack of parking at your destination or just want to take the kids for a train ride somewhere!

Some of Perth's favourite venues and public spaces are also easy to get to via public transport, and here are the top places to get to using our buses and trains.



Elizabeth Quay

How to get there: Located directly across from Elizabeth Quay Train Station

Main Attractions:
  • Perth Bell Tower
  • Elizabeth Quay Island Playground
  • Mini Golf
  • Carousel
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Access to Ferry
  • Regular family events
  • Water play area

  • Yagan Square

    How to get there: Yagan Square is a short walk from Perth Station.

    Main attractions:
  • Yagan Square Playground - walk to the top of the area to find the playground, which features water play - great for a hot day!
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Walking distance to Perth CBD and Northbridge
  • Cultural and artistic heritage site.



  • Kings Park

    How to get there: Alight at Elizabeth Quay Station, then take the free CAT bus up to Kings Park, or if you are feeling brave, you can walk up St Georges Terrace and then tackle the hill at Malcolm Street!

    Main attractions:
  • May Drive Parklands and Zamia Cafe
  • Variety Playground
  • Rio Tinto Naturescape Playground
  • Stickeybeaks Cafe and Ivey Watson Playground
  • War Memorial
  • ’DNA’ Tower
  • Fantastic views of Perth city!



  • City of Perth Library and the State Library of WA

    How to get there: Both libraries are located within walking distance of Perth Station and Wellington Street Bus Station.

    Main attractions:
  • The children's level at the [link https://perthmumsgroup.com.au/the-new-city-of-perth-library-childrens-level/ City of Perth Library] has books and activities for kids].
  • The State Library of WA offers school holiday activities, books and more!

  • WA Museum Boola Bardip

    How to get there: Located within walking distance from Perth Station.

    Main Attractions:
  • The newly redeveloped WA Museum Boola Bardip features impressive displays, interactive exhibits and more.
  • Educational and school holiday programs
  • Cafe.



  • The Perth Mint
    How to get there: Hop on the free CAT bus along Hay Street or walk from Perth Station

    Main Attractions:
  • Perth Mint offers daily tours, including gold pours
  • Cafe

  • Scitech

    How to get there: Scitech is located at the City West complex, opposite the City West Train station - just one stop from Perth.

    Main attractions:
  • Toddler play area
  • Planetarium
  • Many, many interactive activities
  • School holiday activities including arts and crafts
  • Puppet theatre
  • Cafe
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  • Cockburn Central and ARC

    How to get there: Via Cockburn Central Train Station

    Main attractions:
  • Cockburn Splash pad and Mooba Cafe (located outside the train station)
  • Walking distance to Cockburn Gateways Shopping City
  • Check out [link https://perthmumsgroup.com.au/child-friendly-dining-at-health-freak-caf-cockburn-gateway/ Health Freak Cafe] for healthy, child-friendly dining.]
  • Walking distance to Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (ARC)
  • ARC playground .



  • Optus Stadium

    How to get there: Alight at Perth Stadium Station on selected days only - be sure to check the Transperth website for more information. Trains on the Armadale line stop here on major event days, such as AFL game days and on weekends, and typically during school holidays, but check the Transperth website for more information.

    Main attractions:
  • Optus Stadium - open during major event days
  • Optus Stadium Tours - guided tours of the stadium (bookings required)
  • Chevron Parklands
  • Perfect bike tracks for little kids!
  • Sensory Playground
  • Picnic areas
  • City View Cafe, located at Optus Stadium



  • Fremantle

    How to get there: Alight at Fremantle Station, or take one of the many buses servicing Fremantle from the surrounding areas.

    Main attractions:
  • WA Maritime Museum
  • Shipwrecks Museum
  • Esplanade Park
  • E-Shed Markets
  • Fremantle Markets
  • Many cafes and restaurants
  • Regular family events
  • Timezone
  • South Beach
  • AFLW games at Fremantle Oval



  • Perth Zoo

    How to get there: Take the train or bus to Elizabeth Quay Station and then catch the ferry from the Barrack Street Jetty to the Coode Street Jetty, and the Perth Zoo is a short walk away.

    Main attractions:
  • Lots of animals to see and meet!
  • Regular activities for kids and families
  • Cafe
  • Carousel

  • WA Rail Heritage Museum, Bassendean

    How to get there: The museum is located at 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean, and is a 5-10 minute walk from Ashfield Station, or 10-15 minutes from Bassendean Station.

    Main attractions:
  • Western Australia's premier museum devoted to railway history - perfect for little train fans!
  • Extensive collection of railway artefacts and photographs telling the story of railways in WA
  • Party bookings available
  • Museum shop.

  • So leave the car at home and catch the train or bus to these family-friendly, public transport accessible attractions this weekend or in the school holidays.

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