Dazzling Kings Park & Matilda Bay
Starting our tour from the South Perth foreshore, we’ll kick things off with incredible views of the city and the Swan River. This is a great vantage point for your guide to provide you with a brief history of Perth before diving into the more specific sites.
Good to Know
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the meeting point?
This tour departs from South Perth Cycles located in Mends Street Arcade at 21 Mends Street, South Perth. If you are coming by train or from the city area then take the South Perth Ferry at the Elizabeth Quay Jetty to Mends Street Jetty. If you have already a valid Transperth ticket from the train or bus then it is free, otherwise its $3 return for adults and $1.20 for children. Between September 15th – June 3rd, the ferry runs every 15 minutes. From June 4th -September 13th, it runs every 30 minutes. From the jetty walk up Mends street and you will see an arcade on your right. The coffee shop “Atomic” is at the entrance. Our meeting spot, South Perth Cycles is on your right half way along the arcade.
What is your cancellation policy?
We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.
Am I required to wear a helmet?
Yes, Australian law requires that all cyclists wear a helmet while riding. These are provided free of charge and cleaned before and after each use.
Are food and drink included?
We will include a stop within Kings Park to give everyone a break and a chance to explore a bit on their own, however the cost of any food and drink you wish to purchase are not included in the tour price. Also, we highly recommend bringing a full bottle of water, and it can get very hot in Perth! There is a place on the bike to secure your bottle so that you do not have to carry it.
Can I store my luggage in your office during the tour?
Can I swap out a regular bike for an electric bike?
Unfortunately, we do not have e-bikes available for this tour. This tour does have a few inclines, but guests are welcome to walk their bikes when needed. The rest of the tour is along beautiful bike paths that line the Swan River, but we do ask that all guests be comfortable riding their own bike.
How long is the ride?
This ride is approximately 3 hours with a break in the middle to explore Kings Park by foot and enjoy a drink/snack should you choose (cost not included). We will cover approximately 10 miles/16 kilometers at a very steady pace.
How should I dress?
We recommend checking the forecast and dressing appropriately for the temperature/weather. Sunscreen is a must in Perth, and hats/sunglasses are highly recommended. There is no need to wear full-on biking gear, but you are more than welcome to do so!
Is this tour kid-friendly?
We do have a few smaller bikes available for anyone who is at least 5 ft/155cm. We recommend that all participants are at least 7 years old. There are also a few hills on this tour that may not be the best for younger children. If your child is younger than 7 but a good rider, feel free to contact us in advance so that we can determine if this tour would be a good fit for your family.
What are the covid policies for this tour?
We will follow local, up-to-date government regulation regarding the wearing of masks, social distancing, etc. We recommend that all guests have a mask available should they be needed for various stops throughout the tour. If you have any other questions regarding how this tour is affected by covid restrictions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
What kind of bikes do you have?
We use comfortable, step-through city bikes that make it easy for all riders to start and stop and stay upright in order to best take in the sites. If you are at all nervous about not being able to ride, feel free to swing by our office a little early and give the bikes a test ride!