If you already live in the Western Suburbs or are considering the move into Nedlands and Melvista on Broadway, knowing what activities are nearby can help plan that perfect weekend ahead. Read on to discover what activities are awaiting you in Nedlands today!


If you’re interested in trying out a new hobby, picking up an old sport, or just want to keep fit, tennis at the local club could be just for you. The Western Suburbs have plenty of spots available and the Nedlands Tennis Club is a short 3 minutes drive from Melvista on Broadway. Access award-winning coaches or participate in group, fitness, and junior sessions. Furthermore, you can also just book one of the 17 grass courts to play socially.

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If tennis isn’t your thing, you may enjoy golf instead. The Nedlands Golf Club of Western Australia welcomes anyone in the area, with its location being set amongst 18 hectares of Banksia, Redgum, and Tuart trees and stunning views of Matilda Bay. This Club offers a 9-hole championship course, allowing you to challenge yourself.

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Picnic on the foreshore

If you love to spend your weekends relaxing instead of something more physical, going for a picnic at the foreshore is the perfect way to wind down in Nedlands. You can create the perfect romantic spot here with incredible views and a tranquil atmosphere. This is also a great way to catch up with friends and family (including your beloved pets), so whatever the occasion, sharing some food, having a BBQ using local facilities or letting your pets out for a run, can really add to your perfect weekend.

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Cycle to Kings Park

Cycle from Melvista on Broadway to nearby Kings Park and take in the scenery and greenery. Not only good for your physical and mental health, it can also take you to stunning locations. Overlooking Perth city and the Swan River, Kings Park offers grassed parkland, natural bushland, and botanical gardens, allowing you to connect with nature and look after your wellbeing in the peace of being surrounded by it.

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Cottesloe Beach

This beach is very popular with locals in Cottesloe as one of Western Australia’s most iconic locations and most sought-after swimming spots. Whether you want to surf, snorkel, or just sunbathe on the sand, this beach can offer you what you need to look after your wellbeing. Capturing the view of the sunset over the Indian Ocean is highly recommended at this spot.

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Ferry to Rottnest

Whether you want to take a simple day trip or an extended luxurious stay, ferrying to Rottnest can be a great way to spend your weekend from Nedlands, especially with a romantic partner or friends. This island is known for its quokka population, making it stand out as a must-visit place. Also being the home to sealions and seals, taking a trip over the water to this place can have you exploring beautiful parts of Australia that you may not have seen otherwise.

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Nedlands Yacht Club offers lessons and memberships to people wanting to get involved in this exciting water sport. Whether you love being out at sea, want to involve yourself in a physical challenge, or want to meet like-minded people, this could be the activity for you.

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Nedlands and the Western Suburbs is home to many amazing restaurants, pubs and dining spots. Check out our recent post on 5 great restaurants within walking distance of Melvista on Broadway.

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Grab a drink

If you’re looking for a place to wind down in the evening either on your own or in the company of those who matter most to you, Nedlands hosts a range of great bars and pubs that you can immerse yourself in. Whether you’re seeking a quiet drink or a buzzing atmosphere, there are endless possibilities right near your new residence. Check out our recent post on The best bars and pubs on your doorstep.

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Hopefully, this will have given you more of an idea about what you can find yourself doing for fun in Nedlands, all on the doorsteps of Melvista on Broadway. Have a great weekend!

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