Claremont Day Trip: A Tantalising Taste Of Culture

Nestled in the beating heart of the Western suburbs, the Town of Claremont is Perth’s premier place to dine, shop, and be entertained.

Home to verdant tree-lined streets, heritage facades, and dreamy riverside views, the Town of Claremont is known for its boutique shopping strip, and bustling bar and restaurant scene.

It’s one of Perth’s oldest suburbs and was initially formed in the 1800s as a halfway point between Fremantle and what’s now the CBD. Claremont also features areas of diverse bushland, wildlife, a category one conservation wetland, and rich Aboriginal heritage, all just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of the town centre.

Claremont Day Trip Itinerary

From arts and culture to nature and culinary goodness, this Day Trip itinerary gives you a tantalising tease of what the Town of Claremont has to offer.

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8:00 am: Walk around Lake Claremont

Get out in nature and take the easy 2.5-kilometre loop trail around the town’s conservation category wetland. The lake supports abundant life, both above and below the surface. It’s also a popular bird watching haunt with more than 100 species recorded. Along the way, you’ll pass some of the sculptures from the town’s public art series, including Simon Youngleson’s work, “Together” and Brenton See’s “Flora and Fauna Of Lake Claremont” mural — which is also the perfect spot for an Instagram shot!

9:00 am: Breakfast at TeeBox Café

Claremont Day Trip TeeBox Cafe | Credit @simoneeats.perth
TeeBox Cafe | Credit @simoneeats.perth

Settle in for a home-cooked breakfast on the balcony of TeeBox Café. Overlooking the golf course and surrounding Lake Claremont, the variety of options are both delicious and affordable, including everything from buttermilk pancakes and eggs benedict to grab-and-go ciabatta toasties. The café is also home to another public art sculpture, Anne Gee and Tony Pankiw’s “Tree of Wonder” which illustrates a story of local history, culture, community, and the environment.

10:30 am: Walk to the Claremont Town Centre

Claremont Day Trip Alister Yeap’s “Infinity” (l) and Andrew Stumpfel’s “Clare — What Move Through Place” (r) | Credit: Supplied.
Alister Yeap’s “Infinity” (l) and Andrew Stumpfel’s “Clare — What Move Through Place” (r) | Credit: Supplied.

Stroll down Davies Road towards the Claremont town centre, visiting some of the public artworks along the way. Alister Yeap’s “Infinity” resides at Claremont Oval and Andrew Stumpfel’s “Clare — What Move Through Place” is displayed at FORM Gallery on Shenton Road.

11:00 am: Visit the Lane Bookshop

Perched down the eclectic Old Theatre Lane, the aptly named Lane Bookshop is all things cute and quaint. The independent bookseller opened in 1980 to share a literary passion with customers young and old. You can find a wide range of titles by local, national, and international authors for both adults and children.

11:30 am: Explore the Public Art, High Streets, and Laneways

Claremont Day Trip “Walt Drabble & Local Flora” mural by Dipesh Prasad | Credit: Supplied
“Walt Drabble & Local Flora” mural by Dipesh Prasad | Credit: Supplied

The Claremont town centre is Perth’s premier place to shop, dine, and be entertained. There’s a multitude of vibrant high streets and laneways to explore, brimming with everything from homewares to luxury fashion. Bay View Terrace, Old Theatre Lane, and Avion Way are all worthy of a gander. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the colourful collection of public art pieces peppered around the town centre, which also make for great photo opportunities. Check out the “Oh La La” sculpture by Coral Lowry, “Walt Drabble & Local Flora” mural by Dipesh Prasad, and Kyle Hughes-Odgers’ “Forest Dance” mural along the Maude Jackson Walk.

12:30 pm: Lunch at Lygon Lane

Claremont Day Trip Credit: @lygon.lane and @perthfoodette
Credit: @lygon.lane and @perthfoodette

Pop in for lunch at Perth’s first Italian Asian-fusion restaurant, Lygon Lane which celebrates traditional Italian cuisine with a contemporary Asian twist. Food-wise, it’s an exploration of the unexpected, with a skilful implementation of flavour and texture. We’re talking handmade pastas infused with ginger and coriander, duck dumplings with sriracha pangrattato, and tiramisu driven by earthy matcha tones and white balsamic strawberries. It’s five o’clock somewhere, right? So, why not enjoy a tipple from the curated cocktail menu or sieve through the wine list featuring more than 150 names, alongside local and international beers.

2:30 pm: Claremont Quarter Boutique Shopping Experience and Styling Session

Claremont Day Trip Claremont Quarter Styling Session | Credit: Claremont Quarter
Claremont Quarter Styling Session | Credit: Claremont Quarter

Once you’ve recharged and filled your belly, head out for a healthy dose of retail therapy at Perth’s luxury shopping centre, Claremont Quarter. Its 143 stores reflect a mix of luxury retail, lifestyle, and dining. If you’re feeling fancy, book a 1.5-hour styling session with a personal stylist and elevate your wardrobe with the help of a professional.

5:00 pm: Cocktails and Dinner at The Claremont Hotel

Claremont Day Trip Dinner and cocktails at The Claremont
Credit: @theclaremont

End the day right with a cocktail or two and a delicious pub-style feast at The Claremont Hotel’s bright and airy rooftop bar. Originally built in 1902, it’s the Western Suburb’s most iconic corner pub and it recently underwent a significant revamp. Guided by the capable hands of head chef Nick Trezise, the menu incorporates pub classics, share plates, and pizzas, while the wine list has been carefully curated to compliment the venue and its offerings, alongside a selection of cocktails and beers. There’s also a range of seasonal specials on offer — currently, it’s “Feelin’ Spritzy Sundays” with $15.00 spritzes, and $40.00 cocktail carafes, accompanied by groovy DJ beats.

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