Have you considered being a tourist in your own city? We chat to Ryan Mossny from Perth Urban Adventures about his favourite Perth spots, and what makes Perth unique.
Who is behind the Perth Urban Adventures concept?
Two young entrepreneurs formed Perth Urban Adventures in 2009 with a focus on delivering exceptional tours of the city. Two close friends named Ryan were keen to share Perth’s history, heritage and culture with anyone that would listen. The tours focus on all the stuff you would want to know about as well as more unique and interesting facts and stories about the city and it’s history.
Where did the concept for Perth Urban Adventures come from?
Perth Urban Adventures is part of a much larger group of passionate locals from all over the world. Started just 5 years ago by Australian travel company Intrepid, Urban Adventures are now available in over 80 cities around the world run by passionate locals like our team here in Perth.
What sets you apart from other tour companies?
All Urban Adventure tours are limited to 12 people max making sure that you always have a small group experience. This means we can adjust the tour to the group’s interests and tailor each tour to be slightly different. You’ll also find the information in our tour comes from a huge variety of sources to give a unique perspective. Each Urban Adventure tour is fun, run by a local, accessible and most importantly original.
What can people expect from a Perth Urban Adventures tour?
When you come on a tour with us you’ll be shown around Perth by a local. That doesn’t necessarily mean that your guide will have been born here but they will know more about this place than you could possibly imagine. You tour will also be fun and informative giving you a unique insight into the people, places and stories that make Perth the city that it is.
Are people often surprised about what Perth has to offer?
You Bet! I think a lot of visitors hear things about Perth before they arrive and expect it to be one way and it turns out to be completely different. Sure it’s beautiful and laid back like people say but it also has a thriving creative and arts scene. Everyone talks about the beaches but we also have the Swan Valley and the Perth Hills. Plus you can’t look past how the city is evolving at an incredible pace.
Top 5 Perth spots?
- South Perth foreshore for a sail, swim or bbq. The view back to the city is amazing!
- Wolf Lane – This inner city laneway has cool street art as well as small bars where you can relax for a drink or something to eat
- Leighton Beach – Forget Scarborough or Cottesloe Beach, head to Leighton for a swim, surf or for a walk at sunset to watch the sun dip into the Indian Ocean
- At the eastern edge of the city is Claisebrook Cove. There is a great art-walk along the Swan River foreshore and inner city housing development complete with bars, restaurants and shops.
- Kings Park is the one thing not to miss. The view of the city and Swan river is breathtaking but so is the vast expanse of the largest inner city park in the world