Tourism

The City of Stirling is a vibrant hub of activity with many things to see and do.

The region is renowned for its beautiful beaches, parks and reserves that can be enjoyed year-round. Our multicultural community is showcased in a range of bars, cafes and restaurants offering a diverse range of dishes and cuisines.

Enjoy

The City is well-known for its live entertainment in Scarborough during the warmer months. This takes place at the only beach amphitheatre in WA, which caters for a range of festivals and events. Alternatively you can take in a classic film or live performance at the historical Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley; or catch up with all the new releases at the Innaloo Cinema Complex.

For more information, please see our events calendar.

Explore

There are walking and cycling tracks to enjoy, such as:

  • Scarborough to Watermans Bay
  • Lake Gwelup
  • Carine Open Space.

You could also incorporate brunch or a drink into your exercise at one of the City of Stirling’s excellent cafes and kiosks.

Shop

Shop in air-conditioned comfort in one of our three major shopping centres:

  • Westfield Innaloo
  • Karrinyup Shopping Centre
  • Mirrabooka Square.

Karrinyup shopping centre is Perth's premier retail venue north of the river, with more than 180 speciality stores and home to major retailers. All the centres are accessible by public transport and Beaufort Street passes through Mount Lawley and Inglewood.

Tee

Take some time out at one of the four golf courses in the City of Stirling. The Hamersley public golf course is open seven days a week and includes an 18-hole golf course, eight-bay driving range, pro shop, bar and reception centre. There are also three other private golf courses, so check their websites to find out about open days for the public.

Dining out

From funky cafes in Mt Lawley to awesome Italian food in Osborne Park, the City of Stirling has it all. Watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean with fish and chips or go more upmarket at one of the top-notch restaurants overlooking Scarborough and Trigg beaches.

Coastline fun

The City has a range of excellent coastal activities including swimming, snorkelling, surfing and kitesurfing. Some of the favourite local spots are Scarborough, Trigg, Mettam's Pool and Watermans Bay.

Where to stay

Enjoy the sunset over the Indian Ocean with accommodation ranging from five stars, to cheap and cheerful. Caravan and camping options are also available if you prefer sleeping under the stars.

Play

The kids can enjoy some of the best playgrounds across the City at locations such as Yokine Reserve and Charles Riley Reserve. If you are looking for sporting activities or some aquatic fun, visit one of our six leisure centres.

Learn about our leisure centres

Experience nature

The City boasts a huge variety of flora and fauna in natural locations. Perth has a unique lake system that is home to bird life, vegetation and other species, and is rich in cultural heritage. The City is home to three of these lakes:

  • Herdsman Lake
  • Carine Lake
  • Lake Gwelup.

The Trigg Bushland Reserve and Star Swamp Reserve are both vast reserves that offer access to unique ecosystems that can be enjoyed by walkers and birdwatchers.

Discover

Visit the Mount Flora Museum for a glimpse into the City’s history and culture through photographs and artefacts. There is a collection of unique public art and also two heritage trails:

  • Scarborough - Trigg
  • Star Swamp Reserve.

These trails display a series of plaques documenting the swamp's natural significance and its role in the history and development of the area. 

Visit Scarborough

Less than 20 minutes by car from Perth CBD and accessible by public transport, Scarborough is well worth the trip.

The foreshore has recently transformed into a vibrant stretch of coastline with Scarborough Beach Pool, a children's playground, art projects, skate park, half court basketball, amphitheatre and the famous Sunset Hill - all in one fantastic setting.

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  • Scarborough beach foreshore has recently been transformed into a vibrant hub of activity.Scarborough beach foreshore has recently been transformed into a vibrant hub of activity.
  • Let your little ones explore the Whale Playground.Let your little ones explore the Whale Playground.
  • If you're after action, then the Snake Pit is where it's happening! Features include a skate bowl, two skate parks, a half-basketball court and a climbing wall.If you're after action, then the Snake Pit is where it's happening! Features include a skate bowl, two skate parks, a half-basketball court and a climbing wall.
  • Enjoy the culinary delights of Scarborough where you are spoilt for choice with a mix of restaurants, cafes and bars.Enjoy the culinary delights of Scarborough where you are spoilt for choice with a mix of restaurants, cafes and bars.
  • Sit back and watch the sunset from Sunset Hill.Sit back and watch the sunset from Sunset Hill.

Useful documents

Document nameDownloadable files
What to do in Scarborough894.9KB (PDF)
Where to eat in Scarborough677.4KB (PDF)
Where to stay in Scarborough613.6KB (PDF)
Sunset Coast Holiday Planner5.5MB (PDF)