Hillarys Boat Harbour
Hillarys Boat Harbour
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Discover one of Perths most iconic tourist destinations - Hillarys Boat Harbour - home to unique attractions, waterfront dining and retail shopping. Located just 20 minutes from Perth CBD, Hillarys Boat Harbour is easily accessible via car or public transport; BY CAR •Enter onto the Mitchell Freeway Route 2 northbound and continue straight. • Exit at Route 82 Hepburn Avenue and continue straight. This road will take you directly to Hillarys Boat Harbour. • No parking fees with ample parking bays available. BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT FRO THE CBD • From the Perth Underground Train Station catch the Joondalup Train from Platform 1 and get off at Warwick Train Station – a 14-minute journey time. • From Warwick Train station catch the 423 Bus to Hillarys Boat Harbour – an 18-minute journey time. • Total journey – 32 minutes.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • stevebintley
    Bedford, United Kingdom8,669 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice area but lots of empty units now
    Nice little harbour to roam around with plenty of boats and waterside houses to admire. Outside of the bars there isn’t anywhere really to sit, and a lot of the stores and restaurants seem to have shut down which is a shame, but what is there is decent. With the nearby kids waterpark facilities it’s somewhere for the whole family and makes it easy to spend a number of hours in the area.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 January 2024
  • aprilnyeo
    Singapore, Singapore448 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day trip at Hillary’s Boat Harbour
    Nice drive from Perth City Center. Many selections of dining. It’s a family hangout place, great view! If you are heading to islands for other adventures, this is the place to book ferry tickets etc. it’s cheaper than guided tours.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2024
  • barbara622
    Hillesley, United Kingdom463 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Over from the uk my 15th visit to Perth …. Been to Hillary’s Boat Harbour so many times …. A good place to sit and have a coffee and just chill out or have food …. Shops still the same since my first visit 19 years ago ….
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 June 2024
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LMCM111
Perth, Australia681 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
First visit to Hillarys and enjoyed it very much. Weather was wet and windy but much of the boardwalk was under cover so it didn't slow us down much. Also an adjacent sheltered beach. Great spot to watch the boats in the harbour, and lots of parking. Quiet during the day and a bit busier at night, I suspect it would be more crowded on the weekend.
Written 23 October 2021
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Chizzel
Perth, Australia2,501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
This harbour offers a great fishing platform for many a Fisher.

The rock wall is usually full of fisherman lined up all the wall to the end. You can usually also see children on the concrete platform inside the harbour.

This is a good place to let the kids have a fish whilst you fetch a coffee from one of the cafes situated on the Boardwalk.
Written 24 February 2021
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We do get a lot of fishers at Hillarys and is suited to families of all ages. While the rock wall is more suited to older children the Jetty behind AQWA is safer option for families of young children. With Allycats coffee shop at the end of the jetty, your cuppa is just a few steps away :)
Written 16 August 2021
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minined
Perth, Australia16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
The Boat harbour is a great retreat on a hot day or a rainy waters night. Most of the main walk ways are covered. Throw on a jacket on a cold night & off you go. There are plenty of cafes & coffee sops scattered around, as well as some fine restaurants. Great family environment.
Written 13 March 2021
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So glad you enjoyed your time at the Harbour! There is definitely a great selection of places to eat to suit everyone and an array of boutique retail shops to browse. Thanks for your feedback and hopefully we see you again soon :)
Written 16 August 2021
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Traveller160960
Albany, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
The atmosphere is family friendly and a free movie was held on the boardwalk if you wished to sit and enjoy. Food outlets were plentiful and plenty of choices for an ice cream to follow up.
Families were enjoying a swim close by as it was a very warm evening.
No need to be lonely, come down and people watch and soak up the atmosphere. Even tho very busy, parking was not a problem for us.
Written 27 January 2021
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The Boardwalk hosts a range of activities for families all year round with heaps of dining choices available to watch the entertainment from. Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all upcoming events and hopefully we see you again soon :)
Written 16 August 2021
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia3,444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We visited here on our son's recommendation and we were glad we did. The wharf is surrounded by many shops, cafes, restaurants and bars and there is lots of variety to choose from if you are intending to eat here. There is a small beach area which they were lightly dredging at the time we were there. We stopped off for a beer tasting paddle at 3 Sheets where we sat at the window and could see right out to the harbour. There s something for everyone here.
Written 19 September 2021
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Hey Lorraine Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback and so glad you enjoyed your time with us. It is certainly a great place with heaps of variety to suit any indulgence. The view from 3 Sheets is amazing overlooking the beach and Harbour. Hopefully we see you again! :)
Written 27 September 2021
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Chizzel
Perth, Australia2,501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is a local favourite and also a great place for tourists to visit.

Situated behind a sea wall it boasts AQWA and a wide choice of options. As it is on a boardwalk you can always find a spot to sit and chill.

There is no shortage of restaurants bars or a pub. You can get a meal whether it be breakfast lunch or dinner. Can get a full meal or just grab some fish & chips or a kebab and watch the scenery.

This is a favourite with northern suburbs locals as it had a family environment with kid safe beach and aquatic fun options for kids in the summer months. I come here all year round and always enjoy my visits.
Written 13 January 2020
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melanie r
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We LOVED Hillary’s boat harbour. We were visiting from Sydney and returned a few times in our 7 days trip. It was great for small children, there were lots of great eateries, and the small theme park had great staff who were very friendly and ensured we had a great time!
Written 7 February 2023
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les b
Perth, Australia576 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This is October with Summer only a couple of months away so why are half the shops and Catering Premises are EMPTY We are told this is a Tourist Attraction so I wonder what our WA tourists will think of this venue. Used to have a Big Water Slide etc etc. Still a good location for locals but boy, could it be better
Written 10 October 2023
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stevebintley
Bedford, UK8,669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Nice little harbour to roam around with plenty of boats and waterside houses to admire. Outside of the bars there isn’t anywhere really to sit, and a lot of the stores and restaurants seem to have shut down which is a shame, but what is there is decent. With the nearby kids waterpark facilities it’s somewhere for the whole family and makes it easy to spend a number of hours in the area.
Written 16 January 2024
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aprilnyeo
Singapore, Singapore448 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Nice drive from Perth City Center. Many selections of dining. It’s a family hangout place, great view!
If you are heading to islands for other adventures, this is the place to book ferry tickets etc. it’s cheaper than guided tours.
Written 8 April 2024
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