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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 AU$149
Hyatt Regency Perth

Hyatt Regency Perth

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

    Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Langley Park and Perth Mint. WACA and Elizabeth Quay are also within 2 mi (3 km). Perth Claisebrook Station is 18 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 19 minutes.

    Pan Pacific Perth AU$135
    Pan Pacific Perth

    Pan Pacific Perth

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

      Located in the heart of East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. Swan River Foreshore Trail and Hay Street Mall are also within 15 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 13 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 14 minutes.

      Novotel Perth Langley AU$121
      Novotel Perth Langley

      Novotel Perth Langley

      221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. WACA and Murray Street Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth McIver Station is 13 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 13 minutes.

        Fraser Suites Perth AU$140
        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.

          The Ritz-Carlton, Perth AU$329
          The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

          The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

          1 BARRACK STREET, 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 Barrack Street Jetty Ferry Terminal and Elizabeth Quay. Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC) and Perth Mint are also within 15 minutes. Perth Esplanade Station is 6 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 9 minutes.

            Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge AU$105
            Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

            Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

            100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Northbridge, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yagan Square and Murray Street Mall. Elizabeth Quay and Perth Mint are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth Underground Station is 5 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 7 minutes.

              Duxton Hotel Perth AU$165
              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, Royal Perth Hospital, and Langley Park. Hay Street Mall and Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC) are also within 1 mile (2 km). Perth McIver Station is 10 minutes by foot and Perth Esplanade Station is 14 minutes.

                Four Points by Sheraton Perth AU$109
                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.