5 Perth Tourist Sights on Perth to Crawley Run
If you have never been to Perth and are looking for a run to take in some sights, then look no further. This run is approximately 8.5kms in length and will take you from South Perth down towards Crawley.
This run is great for:
- Free parking
- Sealed paths
- Pram friendly (excluding Jacob’s ladder!) with a playground and slide at John Oldham Park and the kids can paddle their feet in the swan river at the end of your run.
- Scenic views of Perth City
The starting point for this run is the car park by the narrows bridge in South Perth. It is free parking here for 4 hours and a very handy little spot to start your runs from. Alternatively you can catch the train to Elizabeth Quay train station and head west from the train station towards Mounts Bay Road.
1. John Oldham Park
A scenic little park just over the narrows bridge. The paths wind through the lake with a couple of little bridges and places to view the lake and stunning waterfall. There is a playground here with a big slippery slide and climbing frame for the children.
2. Jacob’s Ladder
A very popular staircase amongst the fitness community of Perth for exercising, with 242 stairs heading up from Cliff Street to provide breathtaking views of Perth city and the swan river.
3. Old Swan Brewery
A very historic building and site along Mounts Bay Road which has now been converting to apartments and a restaurant.
Eliza is a famous statue in Perth among sports clubs. She is often seen sporting a new top or guernsey from a local sporting club or a flag around her.
5. The Boatshed
A very iconic building for taking photos and ‘selfies’ in Perth. This is also a very popular photo place for weddings. If you are running and want to snap a self here, you may want to pause your watch as there is usually a queue.
If you continue running down Mounts Bay Road you will arrive at the University of Western Australia (UWA) which is another popular photo destination for weddings. Matilda Bay is further along here with a gorgeous bay for swimming, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. This is a popular picnic destination.
Once you have run as far down Mounts Bay Road as you wish, you simply turn around and head back towards the city then back over the Narrows Bridge.
After your run you can paddle your feet in the swan river or wander down to South Perth for a coffee.