What's Free

Want to enjoy a fun day out without breaking the bank? Hillarys Boat Harbour has heaps of free amenities to enjoy.


Hillarys has over 2,000 free short-term parking bays available on both sides of the Harbour.

Swimming cove

One of Perth’s safest beaches, Hillarys’ shallow, sheltered cove is right in the heart of the Harbour with calm water perfect for younger swimmers.

Swimming pontoon & waterslides

Older kids will have heaps of fun swimming out to the pontoon, climbing up to leap into the water and racing each other on the waterslides.

Beach playground

Located right on the beach, this sandy beach playground has a large protective sunshade and is lots of fun for the littlies.


Nothing says Aussie summer like the smell of sizzling snags! Take your picnic to the next level by grilling up a feast on one of Hillarys’ four free to use barbeques.

Picnic areas

Hillarys’ green lawns are the perfect spot to lay down a blanket and look out over the water while enjoying a picnic from home or a takeaway from one of the nearby restaurants. Picnic shelters and tables are located at the northern end.


Hillarys’ main jetty is the best place in Perth for bombies, with generations of WA kids enjoying this summer rite of passage. You can also fish off some of the jetties around the Harbour for species like herring and bream.

Short-term mooring points

Three free berth points are available at Hillarys Boardwalk bridge for you to tie up your boat for a couple of hours while visiting the Harbour.

Accessible fishing platform

Located at the northern end of the Harbor beyond Hillary’s Yacht Club, this accessible fishing platform is designed for people with limited mobility.


If you snap a killer sunset make sure to share it with your mates on social. Free public WiFi is available throughout Hillarys Boardwalk.

Dolphin wishing well

Commemorating Rajah, Mila and Echo – three much-loved bottlenose dolphins – the wishing well is a popular photo spot. Pop in $2 and the dolphins will complete a full rotation.

Public showers & toilets

Want to avoid small, sandy feet in the car? Hillarys has public showers and toilets so you can stay and play all day! Check the map for locations.