Highgate: Perth's Vibrant Pocket of Culture
Where Tradition Meets Trendy Delights
Nestled a stone’s throw away from Perth’s centre, Highgate stands proud as one of Perth’s most petite suburbs, yet it boasts an unmatched cultural vibrancy. A stroll along Beaufort Street leads you to a pulsating core of artisan coffee shops, world-class eateries, chic boutiques, and distinctive street art that narrates tales of the suburb’s rich tapestry. This cultural hub, a mere five to ten-minute drive from central Perth, can also be accessed via a quick six-minute bus ride or a refreshing 20-minute walk. Dive deeper into Highgate, and you’ll be greeted by the European-inspired May Street Piazza, a favourite spot for locals to lounge on its verdant lawns amidst an artsy ambiance, occasionally accentuated by the harmonious strains of live music during weekends.
As the Beaufort Street Festival unfolds in November, the air is thick with melodious tunes and the tantalising aroma of local crafts and cuisine, creating a sensorial experience that’s hard to resist. Beyond its modern allure, Highgate is a treasure trove for photographers and history enthusiasts, especially those with an affinity for art deco and a penchant for the intriguingly bizarre, as they explore the suburb’s soaring architectural wonders.