Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and the fourth largest city in the entire country.

As one of the biggest cities in Australia, it’s no surprise that Perth is chock full of fun activities for people of all ages.

Although the region is known for its natural beauty, there are also plenty of exciting cultural attractions in the city centre, which truly comes alive at night.

From stargazing in the Pinnacles Desert to skydiving at iFLY, continue reading for 17 things to do in Perth at night. 

1. Explore Perth City at Night

There’s nothing better than exploring Perth at night.

This sunset & city lights tour is the perfect way to do it.

The first stop on this tour is the beach!

You’ll arrive at the beach just in time for sunset, where you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

Next, you’ll make your way back to the city centre, where you’ll stop at numerous viewing locations.

Stops include Kings Park, South Perth Foreshore, Elizabeth Quay, the 1960’s Council House, and St Georges Cathedral.

Tour details

  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Inclusions: City pick up, alcoholic beverages, experienced driver/guide, complimentary bubbles, beer, and soft drinks

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2. Cruise down Swan River

Perth never looks more beautiful than from the Swan River.

This 90-minute cruise tour will provide you with the most stunning vantage point.

You’ll take in the beautiful sight of the Perth skyline at sunset, while sipping on a glass of wine or beer.

Along the way, your captain will provide commentary about some of the city’s main attractions.

From the river, you’ll be able to spot Claisebrook Cove, the Old Swan Brewery, and Crown Casino.

Both twilight and dinner cruises are available.

Tour details

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Departure Time: 5:30 pm
  • Departure Point: Pier 3 Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 
  • Inclusions: River cruise, live commentary, glass of wine, beer or soda

Twilight Cruise Dinner Cruise


3. Enjoy Dinner with a View at the C Revolving Restaurant

There’s nothing more upscale than Perth’s C Revolving Restaurant.

This unique dining experience will have you enjoying a gourmet meal while sitting in a revolving dining room.

Beyond the fact that the restaurant is moving, it is also located on the 33rd floor.

This provides an unparalleled view of Perth down below.

The panoramic view is especially scenic in the evening, with the city illuminated.

Modern Australian fare is served and vegan and vegetarian options are available.

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4. Get a Taste of Asia in Perth

Australia is famous for its diversity, which is why you’ll find plenty of different cuisines all over the country.

Perth is especially known for its incredible Asian food.

That is why there is a walking tour dedicated entirely to exploring the city’s best and most authentic Asian restaurants.

This 3-hour tour is led by a local guide who will take you through Northbridge’s vibrant Asian dining precinct.

Along the way, you’ll learn all about the history and culture of the area.

And of course, you’ll also get the chance to try multiple dishes, including noodles, dumplings, and rice.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Departure Time: 6:30 pm
  • Departure Point: Corner of William and Newcastle St in Northbridge 
  • Inclusions: Expert guide, walking tour

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5. Drink your Fill on a Small Bar Walking Tour

You would be remiss not to experience Perth’s incredible nightlife scene.

Bars are a huge part of the city’s culture.

This Small Bars of Perth Walking Tour will allow you to visit the best local bars in the area.

You’ll be taken to the spots beloved by locals, being treated to food and drinks samples along the way.

Your guide will take you to three venues where you’ll spend 40 minutes each.

At each venue, you’ll get to enjoy complimentary food or drinks upon arrival and hear the stories of the building you’re visiting.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Time: 6:30 pm
  • Departure Point: Perth Town Hall
  • Inclusions: Guided tour, drinks and small bites, free digital guided tour download

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6. Join a Rickshaw Bar Tour

Rickshaws aren’t only in India!

In Perth, you can spend the night whizzing around the city by rickshaw.

This unique mode of transportation is one of the most fun ways to explore the city at night.

This peddle tour is the only one of its kind in Perth and will take you to three bars.

Once inside, you’ll receive specialty drinks and be treated like regulars.

You’ll even have your own reserved table.

Tour details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Departure Point: Pretzel, 49 James St, Northbridge WA
  • Inclusions: Rickshaw ride to each bar, tour of street art between bars, $10 drinks

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7. Capture Great Shots on a Night Photography Tour

As you’ll quickly learn, Perth at night is nothing short of breathtaking.

Which is why you’ll definitely want to capture its magic on camera!

This Private Night Photography Tour will take you to the best and most iconic photography locations in the city.

In addition to taking stunning photos, you’ll learn the basics of nighttime photography with the help of an expert guide.

All tours are private and personalised, meaning it’s completely up to you to choose where you want to go and how long you want to spend in each location.

Prepare to come away with some majorly Instagram-worthy pics.

Tour details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: Local guide

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8. Brave the Torchlight Tour of Fremantle Prison

Just 25 minutes from Perth lies Fremantle, a major Australian port city where the first Swan River colonists settled back in 1829.

Fremantle Prison is open year round and is a great spot to learn about the founding of Western Australia.

The Torchlight Tour of the prison lets you explore it by night.

This eerie attraction features expert guides who will entertain you with spooky stories all night long.

Fair warning – this tour isn’t for the faint of heart.

Prepare to find out the darker side of Fremantle’s history.

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9. Stargaze in the Pinnacles Desert

The Pinnacles is one of the most incredible natural sites in the world.

This tour lets you see them at their most magical – at night! 

Get up close and personal with these unusual yet stunning limestone formations.

While in the desert, you’ll be treated to a spectacular show up above in the sky.

Spot the Milky Way, the moon, and even the Rings of Saturn.

Binoculars and telescopes will be provided, along with an expert guide who will teach you about Australian aboriginal astronomy.

Tour details

  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Inclusions: Entry fees, dinner, wine tasting, local guide, all taxes, national park fees, live commentary

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10. Shop til You Drop in London Court

As one of the biggest cities in Australia, you can bet that Perth is home to some fantastic shopping!

London Court is the city’s largest shopping area and one of the best tourist attractions in the city.

The historic shopping arcade was built in 1937 and quickly become a major commercial hub.

Its distinctly English style was a nod to the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

In London Court you’ll find “small houses” with window boxes, ornate gates, and giant clocks.

And of course, you’ll find plenty of shops selling everything you can imagine!

Inclusions for most tours

  • Local guide
  • All taxes
  • Entry fees
  • Coffee or tea

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11. Unwind at Cottesloe Beach

White sandy beaches and turquoise waters await at Cottesloe Beach.

This stunning Perth beach spans more than a kilometre.

It is one of the most popular spots for swimming, snorkelling, diving, and surfing.

Set on the Indian Ocean, you’ll completely forgot you’re in Australia’s fourth largest city when you escape to this scenic coastal locale.

There are plenty of water activities available to beach-goers, however, simply tanning and relaxing on the sand is also a popular pastime.

If you find yourself hungry or thirsty, be sure to stop by Indiana, a restaurant right on the beach.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry fees

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12. Take a Walk in Kings Park & Botanic Garden

You’re never far from nature in Perth.

Whether hitting the beach or heading inland to the desert, natural beauty surrounds the area.

However, you can also find nature right in the city!

Kings Park sits on a hilltop on Perth’s western border.

The park is 1,000 acres and features parklands, bushlands, and even a botanic garden.

The park dates back to 1872 and is a great spot to watch the sunset over the city or just take an evening stroll.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry fees
  • Bottled water
  • Transportation by private vehicle

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13. Try Indoor Skydiving at iFLY

Perth is one of only three cities in Australia with iFLY.

iFLY is an exhilarating indoor skydiving centre that allows visitors to experience what it feels like to fall from the sky.

Don’t worry if you’ve never skydived before.

Their expert staff will walk you through everything before you start your session.

iFLY experiences lasts roughly one hour, depending on the length of fly time you choose.

Each flyer in your group gets to fly twice, so don’t worry if you’re nervous the first time.

Flyers of all ages and skill levels are welcome.

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14. Play Laser Tag at Lazer Blaze

Laser tag is a great way to spend an evening in Perth.

Lazer Blaze provides the premier laser tag experience in the Perth area.

It is fun for all ages and you can easily spend all night playing without getting tired.

Each game takes 20 minutes.

Prices range based on the number of games, with one game starting at $12.

Get your game face on!

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15. Putt Putt your Way at Holey Moley Northbridge

Who doesn’t love mini golf?

This wacky, vibrant attraction will have you and your friends playing mini golf at Holey Moley Northbridge.

Unleash your inner Happy Gilmore and test out their nine brand new holes.

Some holes even have a pop culture theme, like Spongebob Squarepants or Harry Potter.

Groups can choose from 9, 18, or 27 holes.

Food and drinks are served and there are special deals each night of the week.

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16. Catch a Show at His Majesty’s Theater

Stepping foot in His Majesty’s Theatre is a must while in Perth.

This historic building dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century.

It was constructed in the Edwardian Baroque style and is truly a sight to behold, both inside and out.

It is located in Perth’s central business district, and today hosts numerous shows throughout the year.

His Majesty’s Theatre has been the home of the West Australian Ballet and West Australian Opera since the 1970s.

Check the schedule and buy tickets to an evening show while you’re in town – you won’t regret it.

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17. Watch a Performance at the Perth Concert Hall

Catch a performance of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra at the Perth Concert Hall.

This landmark building overlooks the Swan River and has become a staple of the city since it opened in 1973.

The hall was constructed in the Brutalist style, featuring off-white concrete and a solid opaque interior.

The Perth Concert Hall seats just under 2,000 people and hosts a variety of musical events year round.

There is a cafe and bar on-site in case you get hungry at intermission.

Shows take place every week so be sure to check the schedule before your trip to Perth.

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Exploring Perth by night is one of the best ways to get a sense of the city.

It really does come alive in the evenings, when the stars are shining and the drinks are flowing.

We hope this list has inspired you and wish you a wonderful upcoming trip to the Western Australian capital.

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Emily is a freelance writer from Canada and it was during her time studying History that she became interested in travel. Countries I've visited include the United States, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.