Looking for a new place to meet up this summer?

Why not meet up at Mindeerup?  “Min-deer-what? … Min-deer-where?…” we hear you ask!  Yes, it’s the new-look and very fabulous revamped piazza area right on the South Perth foreshore.  And it’s min-deer-marvelous.

Mindeerup is the new name for the new community space at the end of the Mends St Jetty in South Perth. It means ‘place of the shore’ and is a sure thing when that summer community spirit is calling.

The area has had a makeover of epic proportions and we love it so much we included it in our most Instagrammable spots!

As the gateway to South Perth it links the Perth CBD by ferry to Elizabeth Quay, the Perth Zoo just metres away by foot and the greater area with parks and playgrounds set to the backdrop of our City skyline. What’s not to love!?

You simply can’t miss the giant frill necked lizard and numbat at the base of the jetty (hint: they’re huge!). Look closer and you’ll find emus and meerkats and other treasures of significance linked to Aboriginal culture.


Kids can run around or ride their scooters, play in the playground, explore and chill. Why not pack a picnic or check it out this Australia Day? Some of the best views of the fireworks will literally be seen from right here.

Karl Kep Ngoornd-iny – a spectacular sound and light show comes alive after dark. Conceived by Yondee Shane Hansen and Art + (Art Coordination), Karl Kep Ngoornd-iny (meaning Fire and Water Dreaming) it is an innovative display that combines projection technologies and an evocative soundscape to share ancient stories and represent the cycles and rhythms of country from an Aboriginal perspective.

Running from October – April, Monday – Thursday, 8pm and 9pm and Friday – Sunday, 8pm, 8.30pm and 9pm.

Mends Street has long been one of South Perth’s favoured streets and it too has also been revamped with new street art, shops and eateries. Get your exploring pants on and support local!

When was the last time you visited South Perth?

Be sure to tag us here at #perthhappenings so we can see when you’ve met up with your mates at Mindeerup!


Image credit: City of South Perth

Published in 2019 by Jo Newman, Updated 2022 by Pieta Sharpe

By Jo Newman