Hillarys is a quaint beachside suburb of Perth, boasting an iconic boat harbour set in a laid-back atmosphere. The area is remarked for its prominent commercial shopping centres, boardwalks and breakwaters.
Things to do
Go on an underwater adventure through the Aquarium of Western Australia. Tour exhibits housing rare and deadly animals, touch a shark or a baby starfish and meander through one of the largest living coral reef exhibits in the world.
Visit the landmark Hillarys Boat Harbour for a day of fun on the water. Hire a fishing, diving or whale charter, catch the ferry to Rottnest Island or take a motorcycle tour around the area if you prefer to stay on land.
Take a trip down the Sorrento Quay Boardwalk for a glimpse of the local culture. Shop for boutique gifts at Biba Fashion and pick up some outback merchandise from Naturally Australian. When you’re hungry, stop in for some sushi at Ae Sushi or a sweet treat from Bellisimo Gelato. You can also play video games with your kids at Leisure Zone Entertainment.
For a day in the sun, head to Hillarys Marina Beach where you can enjoy swimming in tranquil waters. Sunbathe along the beach, jump off the jetty or go for a swim with schools of colourful fish.
Hillarys is served by Transperth buses, which travel between nearby railway stations. The easiest way to get around is by car or taxi. Hillarys is less than a 25-minute drive from the centre of Perth.