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Langley Park

This East Perth park with some of the best Swan River views gets you away from the tourist trail and the high-rises of the inner city.

If you have some time spare in central Perth, do yourself a favour by grabbing a coffee from a roadside stall and strolling to Langley Park.

Langley Park was opened as early as 1937, but the park is heritage listed for a different reason. An army major, Sir Norman Brearley, used this strip of reclaimed land to pioneer civil aviation in Western Australia. Just imagine coming here in the 1920s and seeing his floatplane land on Perth’s first airstrip.

Today, this wide expanse of lawn between the city and the Swan River is where office workers come to grab some sun and relax during their breaks. Families also love Langley Park because it’s great for weekend picnics and children’s parties. The lawns are spacious and playgrounds, drinking fountains and toilets are welcome facilities. If you’re here for a workout, you’ll love the free exercise station.

Take a seat on a shaded bench and enjoy the breezes blowing in across the Swan River from the southeast, where the seaside suburb of Fremantle lies. Called the "Freo Doctor", the cool air does wonders for the soul on a sweltering sunny day.

Enjoy the river views as you sip the last of your coffee and stroll over to the exciting new development on Elizabeth Quay. Perth’s iconic Swan Bells tower is still there, but at its feet a cool entertainment hub has now popped up and it’s not to be missed.

Langley Park runs alongside Perth’s hectic Riverside Drive. The large lawn is bordered by Terrace Road on the other side and nicely tucked in between Victoria Avenue (west) and Plain Street (east). There are some metered on-street parking spots available, but it may be easier to take public transport to Elizabeth Quay and walk from there. The free blue CAT bus stops near the Bell Tower and the Transperth Ferry terminal is located in the nearest inlet.

The park hosts many sporting events and about once a year Circus Royale comes to town and sets up in Langley Park. The park is also a setting for New Year’s Eve and Australia Day fireworks shows.


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Hyatt Regency Perth ¥9,649
Hyatt Regency Perth

Hyatt Regency Perth

99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens, Langley Park, and World Australia Cricket Association Museum. Perth Mint and WACA are also within 15 minutes. Perth Claisebrook Station is 18 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 19 minutes.

    Duxton Hotel Perth ¥10,217
    Duxton Hotel Perth

    Duxton Hotel Perth

    1 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Perth Concert Hall, Perth Mint, and Royal Perth Hospital. Elizabeth Quay and Hay Street Mall are also within 15 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 10 minutes by foot and Perth Esplanade Station is 14 minutes.

      Four Points by Sheraton Perth ¥7,633
      Four Points by Sheraton Perth

      Four Points by Sheraton Perth

      707 Wellington Street, Perth, WA
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of RAC Arena, His Majesty's Theatre, and Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Northbridge Piazza and Yagan Square are also within 10 minutes. Perth Underground Station is 8 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 10 minutes.

        Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay ¥6,831
        Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay

        Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay

        193 Hay Street, East Perth, WA
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in East Perth, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Perth Mint and WACA. Royal Perth Hospital and Elizabeth Quay are also within 2 mi (3 km). Perth Claisebrook Station is 15 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 17 minutes.

          Fraser Suites Perth ¥10,696
          Fraser Suites Perth

          Fraser Suites Perth

          10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in the business district, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of WACA and Perth Mint. Optus Stadium and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km). Perth Claisebrook Station is 19 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 21 minutes.

            Comfort Hotel Perth City ¥5,556
            Comfort Hotel Perth City

            Comfort Hotel Perth City

            200 Hay Street, East Perth, WA
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of East Perth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens, Perth Mint, and Langley Park. WACA and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km). Perth Claisebrook Station is 14 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 16 minutes.

              The Westin Perth ¥15,067
              The Westin Perth

              The Westin Perth

              480 Hay Street, Perth, WA
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Perth Mint and Elizabeth Quay. RAC Arena and WACA are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth Station is 9 minutes by foot and Perth Underground Station is 10 minutes.

                Parmelia Hilton Perth ¥8,772
                Parmelia Hilton Perth

                Parmelia Hilton Perth

                14 Mill Street, Perth, WA
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Perth, walking distance from Brookfield Place, His Majesty's Theatre, and Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC). Also nearby are Barracks Arch and Elizabeth Quay.