The Northern suburbs is an area North of the Swan River in Perth.
- Whiteman Park. In the Northern outskirts of the city, Whiteman Park is an amazing National Park and wildlife sanctuary. Kids can pet the Kangaroos and other wildlife and the grownups can enjoy the railway, railway museum and loads more. Perth features an abundance of similar wildlife parks which are spread around the outskirts of the metropolitan area.
- AQWA - The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA), 91 Southside Dr, Hillarys (From Perth City take Mitchell Freeway north and take the Hepburn Ave exit. This will take you directly to Hillarys Boat Harbour - where AQWA is located), ☎ +61 8 9447 7500, . 10AM-5PM. Explore 12,000kms of Western Australia's coastline in just one day. From the icy cold waters of the Southern Ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in our Far North AQWA takes you on an underwater journey along the amazing coastline of Western Australia. Higlights of your journey include walking underwater through the largest single aquarium in Australia and surrounding yourself with sharks, stingrays, turtles and hundreds of stunning fish; entering the DANGERZONE and facing a dealy line up of marine creatures; encountering the mysterious sea dragons; interacting with living creatures in the touch pool and standing amongst one of the largest living coral reef exhibits in the world. You can even dive or snorkel with sharks or try diving in their new reefwalker adventure
- Royal Show, Claremont showgrounds, ☎ +61 08 6263 3100 ([email protected]), . Held in the spring school holidays (last week of Sept or the first week of Oct) this showcase of WA agricultural produce, farm equipment and displays of equestrian events, sheep dog trials, wood chopping and prize farm animals has been going for more than 100 years. Entry fee.
Joondalup is the heart of the Northern Suburbs
The Old Bailey, Joondalup 20 Reid Promenade, Joondalup WA 6027 Named due to its proximity to the Joondalup Criminal Court opposite, this pub and restaurant offers draught beer and a reasonable menu.
Paddy Malones Cnr Reid Prom & Central Walk, Joondalup WA 6027 Irish-themed bar. Good atmosphere and watering hole of the local rugby team.
The Boulevard Tavern 151 Grand Blvd, Joondalup WA 6027 Large bar with a more Australian feel (this is the northern suburbs!). Good mix of clientele with a younger crowd on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Sovereign Arms Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, 420 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup, WA, 6027 Probably the busiest pub in Joondalup on a Friday and Saturday night. Opposite the Grand Cinemas.
Nice marina with bars and restaurants
The Indian Ocean Brewing Company Bar and Restaurant 33 Ocean Falls Blvd, Mindarie WA 6030, A beautiful location with fantastic beer. They offer their own British real ale which is a fair effort and a rarity in the Southern Hemisphere. Definitely worth a visit! Only downside is the lack of public transport.
The Boat Mindarie Marina, 33 Ocean Falls Blvd, Mindarie WA 6030 Another beautiful location and popular with local residents. Popular pub grub.