Claisebrook Cove is an idyllic Mediterranean style village set around a system of streams and lakes feeding the Swan River. Just minutes from the CBD on the Yellow Cat Bus, the cove offers a peaceful escape just metres from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The focal point of the area is the cove itself. Formerly an untamed offshoot from the river, it has now been sculpted into a wide inlet deep enough for boats to enter and pull up on the docks.
The inlet is fed by a man-made stream running from another lake behind the cove. Architects have managed to do a good job at striking a balance between natural and fabricated, the stream still follows its original route albeit in a more confined manner.
Around the cove are various parks including Victoria Park. Victoria Park is an open green space with BBQ facilities, benches, lookouts and plenty of shade. At the east end lies a few structures paying homage to the area's indigenous history.
Follow the water west and you'll find another green space filled with a lake, fountains and sculptures. It's a great spot to grab a bite with Mexican, Vietnamese and Chinese diners all situated right on the parks edge.
Claisebrook Cove is one of Perth's best kept secrets when it comes to food and drink. Whether it's a quick bite for lunch, a drink with your mates or a scenic dinner meal the various dining facilities in the area more than have you covered.
The cove has an abundance of public artwork as well. From the solar calendar sculpture in Victoria Park to the oddly shaped park benches every corner has its own unique touch. Even the navigation aid has been designed with creativity in mind.
What is really incredible, is that all of this was once an industrial wasteland. The place has transformed so dramatically that today not even cars can pass through. Claisebrook Cove really is a shining beacon to the skills of our town planning industry and one of our best kept secrets.