PERTH & SURROUNDS Holiday Planner 2017
Welcome toPerth Welcome to Perth, Australia’s sunniest capital city and an unspoilt, beach lover’s paradise that combines excellent urban and natural recreation options. Sapphire blue ocean, porcelain white sand beaches, a picturesque wine region, rapidly developing entertainment hubs, maritime heritage and one of the most spectacularly unspoilt coastlines in the world. And, all this is just waiting to be explored within a short distance of the city centre.
6 Destination Perth 8 10 Ways to Spend a Day 10 Perth City 12 Getting Around 14 Eat Drink Play 16 Retail Therapy 18 Perth City Events 20 Tourism Operators 26 Things to See and Do 28 Major Events
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30 Tourism Operators 36 Fremantle 38 Tourism Operators 42 Rottnest Island 44 Tourism Operators 46 Perth Beaches 48 Map of Perth Beaches 50 Tourism Operators 52 Rockingham 54 Tourism Operators
60 Mandurah and Peel 62 Tourism Operators 60 Swan Valley 62 Tourism Operators 64 Perth Hills 66 Tourism Operators 68 Armadale 70 Avon Valley 72 Tourism Operators 75 Useful Information
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Front cover image: Paddling the scenic waters of Elizabeth Quay with kayaks kindly provided by Water Wanderers.
Destination Perth Visit Australia’s sunniest capital city and experience more than just amazing sunsets over the ocean.
paradise that’s just a 30 minute cruise from the coast, good transport, clean air and really good food and you’d have to admit it’s a destination that’s hard to beat.
Maybe it’s the weather, or the warm people, the great food and wine, awesome experiences or just the positive vibe of the place – or a combination and more – that makes Perth a great place to visit.
Situated on the banks of the beautiful Swan River, the city centre is bustling with new bars, restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces. Development is evident as the city is transformed with new major infrastructure projects that will enhance the urban public offering, while the tourism attractions, shopping and progressive arts and cultural scenes offer fantastic things for visitors to see and do.
Regularly ranked in the top 10 most liveable and attractive cities in the world, Perth is Australia’s only capital city where you can watch an ocean sunset from one of 19 white sand beaches, relax in one of the world’s largest inner city parks and visit world-class local wineries all within just 30 minutes’ drive from the city centre.
While the CBD is a hive of activity, the nearby funky neighbourhoods offer a change in pace and atmosphere. Worth exploring are Northbridge, Leederville, East Perth, Highgate / Mount Lawley, Burswood / Victoria Park, South Perth and Subiaco. Each has a distinct sense of self and unique offerings.
With 131 clear blue-sky days every year and an average of nine hours of sunshine per day, Perth is a proud, modern and sophisticated city buzzing with vibrancy and energy. Having undergone a renaissance in recent times that effortlessly blends urban cool with raw natural beauty, Perth has much more to offer than just amazing beaches and unforgettable ocean sunsets.
South of the city centre, Fremantle is a great place to stay or spend a day with historical attractions, colonial architecture, bustling markets, boutiques by local designers, art galleries, quirky shops, microbreweries, all sorts of cafés and restaurants and harbour-side dining.
Rolling verdant countryside colourfully carpeted in spring with wildflowers, colonial history, national parks, quaint country towns, edgy art galleries, unforgettable wildlife encounters and a jam-packed events calendar are just some of the other elements that make Perth a great place to visit. Add an island
Perth’s ultimate experiences • Watch the sun set over one of 19 white sand beaches • Enjoy the view from one of the world’s largest inner city parks • Catch the ferry and spend a day at our own island paradise • Visit heritage listed buildings and a town rich in culture • Enjoy a day sampling produce in WA’s oldest wine region
About 30 minutes by ferry from Fremantle is Rottnest Island, a picture-postcard of magnificent beaches, bays and crystal clear water, as well as historical sites. Hire a bike to explore or find a secluded beach to swim, snorkel or just relax, either way, going to ‘Rotto’ is a fun day trip or extended stay.
Clockwise from top: Views of Perth city from Kings Park; Swan Valley wine tasting; Surfers enjoying the waves at Scarborough
Along the coast you’ll find kilometres of sealed paths that are great for walking, jogging and cycling. Surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kite surfing and wind surfing are popular activities, or take it easy with a gentle swim and sunbake on the beach (but don’t forget sunscreen). Just 20 minutes’ drive east of the city centre, the vineyards of Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine region, invites you to sample their wines, feast on award-winning local produce, discover local heritage or have lunch at one of the 70 restaurants and cafés. Further afield, but less than an hours’ drive, the surrounding regions offer wonderful day trip or overnight options. Take a living history lesson in the Avon Valley, enjoy the charms of the country in the Perth Hills, swim with wild dolphins and see the cute little penguins in Rockingham. You can also experience fishing, boating, and marina dining in Mandurah and Peel, and visit orchards and stunning landscaped gardens in Armadale. To find out more visit experienceperth.com
Journey south by car, catch the train or join a tour to Mandurah only one hour from Perth. Start the day with a cruise along the beautiful canals lined with opulent houses and the picturesque estuary, home to many migratory birds and friendly bottlenose dolphins. There are great cafes and restaurants along the foreshore for lunch and you can spend the rest of your day at the Mandurah Ocean Marina where many million dollar boats are moored. Head to page 56.
Canal cruising and lunch on the foreshore
Travel 45 minutes south from Perth to the seaside city of Rockingham where you can visit the beautiful Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, famous for its marine life. You can swim with the wild dolphins here or join a cruise to Seal Island and Penguin Island to see the fascinating Australian sea lions and little penguins. Rockingham’s foreshore offers a beautiful setting for picnics or lunch at a waterfront café. Head to page 52.
Fremantle’s old and new world charm
A foodies day of gourmet delights
Get closer to nature
Start your day with a visit to Kings Park and marvel at the awesome city and river views. Spend some time shopping and taking in the city’s great attractions, galleries and museums. Make sure you also enjoy the fabulous Swan River by taking a river cruise or by setting off on one of the walkways and cycleways that follow the river’s beautiful foreshore. To see all the city sights, hop on the Perth city sightseeing bus. Head to page 10.
Catch a train, join a cruise, or drive to the colourful port city of Fremantle. Browse the quirky shops, grab a coffee and bask in the atmosphere of the Cappuccino Strip. For lunch, feast on delicious local seafood at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Spend the afternoon exploring a multitude of attractions and historic buildings that make Fremantle so special. In the evening, be sure to check out the great microbreweries and vibrant restaurants. Head to page 36.
Head inland on a short drive to the Swan Valley and enjoy the 32km food and wine trail where there are plenty of places to stop and savour the local produce. There’s an endless choice for lunch with many wineries and restaurants offering a delectable array of beautifully presented food. After lunch enjoy some wine tasting and visit the local microbreweries for some boutique beers. Head to page 60.
Head 45 minutes inland from Perth and you’ll discover the scenic Perth Hills. There are beautiful national parks to explore and many walking trails to enjoy especially in spring when the wildflowers come out. You can stop for some wine tasting at one of the hill’s many wineries or head to Kalamunda and spend time pottering around the quaint village shops. Head to page 64.
The best of Perth city
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Perth’s aquatic playground
What to see, where to go... you’re truly spoilt for choice in Perth, whatever your taste for adventure. Here’s 10 of our favourite day trips to help you discover the natural beauty and fantastic experiences on offer.
10 great ways to spend a day in Perth
Idyllic island experiences at Rottnest Island
Glorious beaches and magical sunsets
Be graced by gardens and scenic walk trails
Self-drive trails with a country welcome
Famous for its tranquil waters and secluded bays, Rottnest Island is a perfect day out. Catch a ferry from Perth, Fremantle or Hillarys and on arrival hire a bike to explore the island at your leisure. Enjoy lunch at one of the cafés and restaurants, most offering spectacular ocean views then spend the afternoon enjoying the beautiful crystal bays. Head to page 42.
Just 20 minutes’ drive west of the city centre, you’ll find the stunning stretch of coastline for which Perth is famed. Here you can explore 19 white sand beaches where swimming, surfing and snorkelling are all popular pursuits. There are great restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy lunch by the sea or end your day witnessing a magnificent west coast sunset. Further north, travel to Lancelin to tackle the mighty sand dunes on a sand-board or go canoeing, windsurfing and fishing. Head to page 46.
Travel 40 minutes southeast from the city and explore scenic Armadale. Call into the Visitor Centre for maps and the Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum, great for history enthusiasts. Be sure to visit the nearby Araluen Botanic Park, famous for its gorgeous gardens. There are some great walks in the area and many art galleries to discover which are tucked away from the beaten track. Head to page 68.
East of Perth, the picturesque Avon Valley is a patchwork of green, rolling hills, historic villages and country charm. It is perfect for a self-drive exploring quaint village streets and pottering through craft shops and museums. The countryside is scattered with cafés and colonial homesteads offering homestyle cooking for lunch or afternoon tea. Be sure to also visit New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town. Head to page 70. 9
PerthCity A cosmopolitan city surrounded by the natural beauty of the Swan River and Kings Park. Perth’s city centre is located around 20 minutes from the coast. Its superb position on the banks of the Swan River and nearby hectares of natural bushland in Kings Park, make it a city centred on the great outdoors. Many consider Perth as a living picture postcard and the best view of that is from Kings Park and Botanic Garden. It’s one of the world’s largest inner city parks with 400-plus hectares of natural bushland and grand lookouts. The magnificent views of the Swan River and cityscape make the park a popular place for taking photographs.
On the city’s doorstep lies the natural beauty of the Swan River; creating a stunning contrast against the skyline of city high rises. Dual-use paths make it possible to walk, cycle or Segway a circuit around the river and there are many grassy areas to have a picnic, enjoy a sunset and watch the city come alive with light. For water sports enthusiasts sailing and kayaking are popular choices, with hire facilities located along the foreshore. Located on the foreshore, the newly-opened Elizabeth Quay reconnects the Swan River to the city an d it’s a great spot to keep everyone entertained. Children will love to splash and play in the nautical playground on ‘The Island’, while art-lovers will delight in the 29-metre tall Spanda sculpture, which links the river, land and sky to welcome visitors to the quay. From Elizabeth Quay take a short walk to Barrack Square located beside the Quay and home to the Swan Bells –a city
icon. From Barrack Street Jetty, you can take a ferry across the river to South Perth or down the river to Fremantle. The jetty is also the departure place for Rottnest Island and cruises to the wineries in the Swan Valley. The city centre is lined with pedestrian malls jam-packed with more than 900 specialty shops. You can buy Aboriginal art, stock up on stylish fashion at inventive boutiques and global flagship stores or simply sit at a café and watch the parades of people passing by. Followers of fashion should head to the King Street precinct where Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. rub shoulders with west-end designer jewellery houses showcasing Western Australian diamonds, pearls and gold. For a kaleidoscope of foods, wines, arts, culture and vibrant night life, head direct to Northbridge. This cultural hub, just a five minute walk from, the central business district, is renowned for its shopping, cafés, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Northbridge is also home to Perth’s Cultural Centre which houses the State Theatre of Western Australia, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The Art Gallery houses the State Art Collection and showcases more than 1,000 pieces of national and international art. The Gallery’s first work of art was purchased in 1895 and the Collection has grown to be WA’s finest public art collection. Throughout the year, the city is the venue for many events which include everything from international arts festivals, tennis tournaments, artisan showcases, community celebrations, big name bands performing in the state-of-the-art Perth Arena, food and wine festivals and international fashion festivals. Time your visit with an event that will excite and enhance your visit.
i Western Australian Visitor Centre 55 William Street, Perth +61 8 9483 1111 Toll Free in Australia 1300 361 351
I-City Volunteer Hosts These ultra friendly volunteer guides will give you advise on how to get around Perth. These passionate Perth people also provide tips on the best places to go and things to see. They staff the City of Perth Information Kiosk in Murray Street Mall and roam the streets in search of people needing help. They also run free walking tours taking in some of the city’s best attractions. Look out for their distinctive green and blue shirts.
GettingAround It’s easy to explore Perth with a range of free and affordable transport options on offer. The options for getting around Perth are almost as diverse as the city itself. From trains and buses to boats and free guided tours, you’ll find the perfect mode of transport to suit.
Bus & Free CAT services
Within the city centre, enjoy free and easy transport with CAT buses. They run on four routes around the city. The CAT bus stops are easily recognisable and provide real time passenger information. Free CAT transport is also available in the city of Fremantle. You can also enjoy free travel within the ‘Free Transit Zone’ in Perth City. This allows you to travel on a Transperth bus or train within the boundary limits for free. FTZ signposts are displayed on route limits. For bus travel outside the FTZ, you can buy a ticket from the driver or a SmartRider from any Transperth InfoCentre or authorised retail outlet.
For the trains, the FTZ boundaries are City West on the Fremantle line, and Claisebrook on the Midland and Armadale lines. Tickets can be purchased from machines at each train station, or you can validate your SmartRider before entering the train. DayRiders and FamilyRiders are also available. From Perth Central, train lines run on five lines to Armadale in the south east, Fremantle in the south west, Butler in the north, Midland in the east and the Southern Suburbs Railway line to Mandurah in the south.
Ferries to Fremantle and Rottnest Island and other river cruises depart from Barrack Street Jetty located on the river foreshore. You can also catch a ferry across the river to South Perth from Elizabeth Quay located beside Barrack Square. For further information on Transperth CAT, bus, train and ferry services, visit Transperth offices at Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, Perth Busport, Perth Station or Perth Underground Station. Otherwise, contact Transperth by calling 13 62 13 or visiting www.transperth.wa.gov.au
Designated taxi ranks are located around the city centre for safe and convenient travel. Supervised taxi ranks operate in Northbridge on Friday and Saturday nights. Taxis may also be hailed on the street or ordered by telephone anywhere in Perth. Two of Perth’s major taxi companies are: Swan Taxis: phone 13 13 30 Black and White Taxis: phone 13 10 08
Cycling & walking
Perth has a comprehensive network of cycle and dual-use paths in the city centre and beyond. One of the most popular routes for leisure cyclists and walkers is a circuit around the Swan River at the doorstep of the city. Riverside routes are clearly signposted and detailed cycle maps can be obtained from most metropolitan bicycle retailers. If you don’t have your own bike, you can hire one from ‘About Bike Hire’ located at Point Fraser Reserve on the river foreshore.
EatDrinkPlay From yum cha to brunch on the beach, Perth’s extensive buffet will delight your tastebuds. Whether it’s dining out overlooking the river, or eating fish and chips beside the beach, Perth’s booming dining scene will have foodies’ mouths watering.
Clockwise from top: Dining along the coast; sampling wine in the Swan Valley; the eclectic bar scene in the city’s laneways
Fremantle Located about 30 minutes’ drive south west of the CBD, Fremantle is renowned for its food and wine scene, based around the famous ‘Cappuccino Strip’ and the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Italian and seafood restaurants are particularly popular here and there’s a lively pub scene, including microbreweries producing some sensational local beer. Live music is also a common attraction in Fremantle, further adding to the lively atmoshpere of this colourful city.
Along the coast
Eat out here and you’ll find the warm climate makes for sensational al fresco dining. Enjoy modern European and east-meets-west fusions, succulent seafood and the finest organic local produce paired with locally-produced premium wines. From food trucks to health-conscious cafés to tapas with on-trend interiors, rooftop noodle houses and waist-coat wearing service staff fastidiously topping up your decanted wine, no taste bud could leave Perth unsatisfied.
Heading along the coastline will reward you with an opportunity to enjoy your meal while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean at some ideally-placed waterfront eateries. Leighton Beach, Cottesloe and Scarborough foreshore and Hillarys Boat Harbour provide foodies and beachgoers a tantalising selection of culinary options ranging from fine dining among the sand dunes, sidewalk cafés and iconic beachfront eateries.
Wine & dine inland
The Perth CBD features a good line up of bars, theatres and restaurants, particularly at its West End where you’ll find funky cafés, swanky bars, beer houses and intimate restaurants. The Perth Arena can be found here and plays host to an exciting annual line-up of world-class entertainment, music and sporting events. There’s also a lively small bar scene in the city from little live-music venues to those with flamboyant cocktail mixologists, or tucked in lane ways and up high on rooftops. Many of the city’s five star hotels offer world-class restaurants and nearby, the Crown Perth precinct, offers more than 30 bars and restaurants, a world-class casino, theatre, luxury accommodation and more. A little further afield in South Perth you’ll find classy restaurants with spectacular views overlooking the city skyline and river waters. You can catch a ferry to South Perth from Barrack Square. A visit to Northbridge, Perth’s premier entertainment precinct, is an absolute must. Just a short walk from the city centre, Northbridge is renowned for its nightlife, dozens of bars, restaurants and clubs that draw crowds day and night.
Perth’s eastern fringes also offer exceptional food and wine experiences. The Swan Valley and Perth Hills regions boast a mix of locally produced savoury and sweet treats to taste, adorned among vineyards and orchards that produce wines and ciders. Award-winning dining options with vineyard views are plentiful and some of Australia’s best beers are also brewed here. Get hands-on and learn how to make cheese, do a barista course or take an asparagus masterclass.
Delicious ideas • Try tapas and cocktails at a funky rooftop bar in the city • Head to the coast for seafood and sunsets • Embark on a Valley or Hills food and wine trail • Try brunch by the beach after a dip in the ocean • Sip lattes along Fremantle’s ‘Cappuccino Strip’
Urban eats The surrounding suburbs and urban villages of Perth offer visitors some of the city’s most unique and vibrant experiences. Stylish Subiaco is renowned for its coffee shops, theatre performances and funky eateries - from gourmet pizza shops to elegant restaurants. On the north side of the city, Beaufort Street is a precinct jammed with a selection of pubs, cafés and restaurants and Leederville, too, features a big range of eating and drinking establishments in one lively area.
RetailTherapy From historic markets to modern shopping arcades, Perth caters to every possible shopping whim. Perth offers a host of shopping options where you can stock up on trendy beach fashions, buy antiques and unique Aboriginal art, or find special gifts to take home at the end of your holiday. Perth City offers a whirlwind of shopping experiences, open seven days a week. From unique designer goods to major department stores, the city’s rich mix of retail outlets encompasses the latest in fashion, style and technology. The Murray and Hay Street Malls are particularly popular as pedestrian only streets where you’ll discover a treasure trove of fashion, jewellery and accessories. Originally created to help pedestrians traverse the wide city blocks, arcades including Carillon City, enex100, Piccadilly Plaza and Trinity Arcade and one40 William shopping centre, have each developed their own distinctive character, offering shoppers an array of choice. The quaint English-Tudor themed London Court is renowned for gemstones, hats and souvenirs. The city’s upmarket West End is where international fashion houses and labels have made their home in Perth. On the beautiful heritage streetscape of King Street, follow the Fashion Walk of Fame and visit some of the same brand stores found on Rodeo Drive and the Champs-Élysées.
Perth’s major suburban shopping centres Garden City Risely Street, Booragoon Claremont Quarter St Quentins Avenue, Claremont Karrinyup Shopping Centre Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City Joondalup Drive, Joondalup Westfield Whitford City Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys
Further down towards Wellington Street, independent boutiques and fashion houses offer unique fashion and wares. Wesley Quarter is a fabulous new addition to the chic West End, tucked in behind the mid 1800s gothic style Wesley Church. The glamorous shopping precinct is a superb example of old meets new. Your West End wardrobe can include designer luggage, shoes, handbags, jewellery and, of course, designer clothing. Bargain hunters will love Watertown, just out of the city centre on Wellington Street. Here you’ll find discounted goods and factory seconds from big name retailers. Located just north of the Perth railway station, Northbridge is an urban cultural hub with unique shopping and a strong arts scene. As Perth’s creative heart, in Northbridge you can expect the unexpected. The neighbourhood is home to Perth’s Chinatown and offers great coffee and brunch options, vintage stores, local fashion, homewares and small bars. William Street is bursting with young designers whose quirky stores will delight even the most discerning fashionista. You’ll find unique pieces that are fashion-forward, the perfect gift for someone who has everything or hard to find designer pieces from overseas. Around 3kms north of the city, the leafy suburbs of Mount Hawthorn, Leederville and Mount Lawley also offer excellent shopping precincts. With a village-style atmosphere, the streets are lined with retro shops and vintage boutiques including small eateries and continental delis selling anything from organic carrots to freshly baked brioche. Head into the heart of the western suburbs to discover some of Perth’s loveliest areas, where you will find upmarket shopping centres complete with out-of-the-way boutiques and designer stores. From the city you can get off the train line from Perth to Fremantle at places like Subiaco, Claremont and Cottesloe for particularly fashionable shopping. In Subiaco, most of the activity is centred on Rokeby Road and Hay Street while Claremont’s shopping precinct is located at the Claremont Quarter. Situated on Bayview Terrace and St Quentin’s Avenue, Claremont Quarter is one of Perth’s premier retail destinations. Fremantle is the place to come to stock up on funky fashions, Aboriginal art and stylish accessories. Fremantle is also famed for its vibrant weekend markets, which offer arts, fashions, foods and entertainment amid a lively carnival atmosphere. Markets are also on offer at the E Shed Markets. Otherwise, set out down historic High Street and its surrounds to find treasures like unique Aboriginal art pieces, local fashion designers, second hand book shops and music shops.
Perth Cityevents The City of Perth is home to many cultural, sporting and community events throughout the year. Most of these events are free, allowing all to enjoy the best of what Perth has to offer. Go visitperthcity.com for all the latest information on these and other city events. JANUARY City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks Experience Australia’s largest community celebration of Australia Day. Free concerts, family entertainment and air and water shows take place from 3pm around the Swan River, ending with a spectacular fireworks display. Hopman Cup This international tennis event sees worldrenowned talent from across the globe in mixed and individual competition. Combined teams represent their countries and battle it out for supremacy at Perth Arena. Fringe World Festival This festival brings a fiesta of cabaret, sketch, stand-up comedy, theatre, music, film and visual arts to Perth for four weeks in late January. FEBRUARY Perth International Arts Festival Perth International Art Festival is Australia’s oldest and largest annual multi-arts festival and has an enviable worldwide reputation for its innovative development and presentation of new works. Festival events take place around the city and throughout the state. City of Perth’s Opera in the Park Enjoy an evening of music under the stars with West Australian Opera performing renowned works. MARCH Eat Drink Perth Perth’s biggest food and beverage festival spans a month with a huge variety of events celebrating Perth’s culinary culture.
ALL YEAR Perth Home Grown The City’s sustainable living market brings fresh produce and homemade wares to the heart of the CBD each Sunday from 11am – 4pm. JULY, OCTOBER School Holiday Program The City puts on a free family event in Forrest Place during school holidays aimed at 3 to 12 year olds. JULY – AUGUST Winter Arts Festival Spanning over a three month period, the city brings together the best its art organisations and artists have to offer. This collaborative program features contemporary to traditional arts, pop music to serenades, dance, performance, theatre, and everything in between. SEPTEMBER Kings Park Festival Kings Park literally bursts into flower, providing a stunning backdrop to celebrate the arrival of spring. Enjoy floral displays, live music, guided walks, plant sales, exhibitions, workshops, interpretive artworks and family activities during the entire month. Telstra Perth Fashion Festival This festival brings a variety of Spring/ Summer fashion launches to the City each September. The Festival highlights the creative talent from local and national designers, Perth retailers, and artists over a range of ticketed and free events. Awesome Festival – International Arts for Bright Young Things A showcase of amazing and exciting contemporary art from young people all over the world including animation, theatre, music, contemporary dance, sculpture, installation and new media. OCTOBER - APRIL Twilight Hawker’s Markets Running Friday evenings* (4.30-9:30pm) throughout the balmy months, sample the tastiest street food from around the globe in Forrest Place. *Check website for details.
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FOR THE LAST WORD IN LUXURY NOVEMBER - DECEMBER The City at Christmas Experience the magic of The City at Christmas with over six weeks of activities and events including a Christmas Carnival, the magical Christmas lights and decorations, Perth Home Grown Market, the Christmas Pageant, Free Flicks for Kids, Christmas Projections on the GPO, and the Christmas Nativity concerts. DECEMBER Symphony in the City Join an audience of thousands for a magical night of music under the stars. West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s annual outdoor concert is made free to the community by the City of Perth. This highlight of Perth’s summer calendar will feature classical and movie soundtrack favourites with spectacular pyrotechnics for the event’s popular show-stopping finale. Part of The City at Christmas, presented by the City of Perth. The City at New Year’s Eve The streets of Northbridge close to make way for this massive outdoor event. There is entertainment for all ages including live music, mermaid tales, funky fitness workshops and roving street performers culminating in a midnight countdown. ALL YEAR Northbridge Piazza Northbridge Piazza is home to an outdoor screen which operates 24 hours a day and showcases a variety of films, creative presentations, music and sport. A stage and grassed area also hosts free events like festivals, exhibitions, sports, performances, and cultural activities. Go to visitperthcity.com for screening times and event details.
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All Suites Perth
50 James Street, Perth T: +61 8 6430 4000 E: [email protected]
12 Victoria Avenue, Perth T: +61 8 9318 4444 E: [email protected]
A new independent hotel created to provide the inquisitive traveller homely comforts within the most vibrant of Perth’s neighbourhoods. Centrally located in the cultural heart of Perth, with 74 simply and thoughtfully crafted bedrooms offering comfort and sanctuary, together with warm and inviting communal lounges and outdoor terraces. We invite you to share in our love of this friendly and vibrant city.
Perched on the edge of Perth’s bustling business district and a short walk to the Swan River, All Suites Perth is the answer to well-proportioned studio, one and two bedroom serviced apartments. Each apartment is well equipped for your convenience with a kitchen, fridge, clothes washer, as well as Cable TV, and WiFi. There’s so much to do and see in our city that gets more and more exciting, whatever the time of year!
City Stay Apartment Hotel 875 Wellington Street, West Perth T: 1800 819 191 E: [email protected]
www.citystay.com.au Self-catering family apartments in central Perth. Opposite Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Close to all transport services and freeways. Great for families and groups. It features a pool, free internet, gym, bbq areas, playground, parking and mini-mart.
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185 St Georges Terrace, Perth Reservations: 1800 183 251 (AUS toll-free) T: +61 8 9226 3355 E: [email protected]
1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth T: +61 8 6168 7888 E: [email protected]
Located in the centre of Perth, vibrant Citadines St Georges Terrace is the ideal home-base from which to experience and explore Perth. Offering 85 spacious Studio and One-bedroom apartments, each with separate living and dining areas, modern amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Citadines is perfectly positioned within walking distance to art galleries, restaurants, bars, theatres and the many quality boutiques in Murray and Hay St Malls. It is also easy to take advantage of the free ‘CAT’s bus service to get around and see the sites, including The Perth Mint, Swan Bell Tower and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The central address is also just a street away from the esplanade that overlooks the scenic Swan River.
Country Comfort Inter City Perth 249-263 Great Eastern Highway Belmont T: +61 8 9478 0888 E: [email protected]
Ideally located just 10 minutes from the airport, the hotel offers a range of accommodation to meet your needs. Offering a free airport shuttle service, complimentary parking and popular Firehouse Restaurant. Enjoy a resort pool oasis, just minutes from the city and Swan Valley.
COMO The Treasury is a luxury Perth city hotel occupying the 19th-century State Buildings. The 48 rooms and suites include breakfast, in-room refreshments and Wi-Fi. Dining options include rooftop restaurant Wildflower, bistro Post and Treasury Lounge and Bar. COMO Shambhala Urban Escape offers holistic therapies.
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54 Terrace Road, East Perth T: 138 388 E: [email protected]
707 Wellington Street, Perth T: +61 8 9327 7000 E: [email protected]
Perfectly located on picturesque Swan River and Langley Park with natural surrounds, rooftop pool, easy onsite parking as well as convenient access to everything Perth has to offer. Perk up your palate at Gusti Restaurant and enjoy an indoor or alfresco dining experience with seasonal menu featuring local produce.
Four Points by Sheraton offers what matters most to keep you comfortable and connected. Our 278 guest rooms and suites feature comfy king beds, flat screen TV, high speed internet access and more. There’s no better place to stay for a great holiday getaway.
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Fraser Suites Perth 10 Adelaide Terrace, Perth T: +61 8 9261 0000 Reservations Toll Free: 1800 099 465 E: [email protected]
http://perth.frasershospitality.com Fraser Suites Perth overlooks the majestic Swan River and the world-famous WACA cricket ground. 5 star hotel rooms and serviced residences are complemented by Pete Evans designed menus, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and 24 hour gymnasium, Fraser Suites Perth is the perfect place for business and recreation.
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195 Adelaide Terrace, Perth T: +61 8 9492 7777 E: [email protected]
778 - 788 Hay Street, Perth T: 138 388 E: [email protected]
Ideal for couples and families, the Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Perth offers great value apartmentstyle accommodation in the City. Choice of spacious hotel rooms and apartment suites, most with fully equipped kitchenettes for a convenient stay. Enjoy the free Wi-Fi internet access, Foxtel, movies-ondemand, restaurant, lounge bar, beauty salon, 24-hour reception and limited free car parking. Short walk to the Swan River and city centre.
Holiday Inn Perth City Centre puts you in the heart of the Perth CBD. With the best location, fresh modern guest rooms and a popular dining spots ‘Ivy & Jack’, the hotel has everything you are looking for. Step out the front door of the hotel, you are surrounded by restaurants, theatres and boutique shopping; with Kings Park and Perth Arena a short stroll away.
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99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth T: +61 8 9225 1234 E: [email protected]
334 Murray Street, Perth T: +61 8 9322 2844 E: [email protected]
With views of the beautiful Swan River, refurbished guest rooms, a 20m heated outdoor swimming pool and award winning food and beverage facilities; Hyatt Regency Perth is the preferred choice for guests wanting a memorable experience or those staying in Perth on business or leisure. With 16 event spaces available, including three ballrooms Hyatt has the ability to enhance any event whether it’s an intimate gathering for ten or a lavish wedding for 500. The hotel offers five unique dining options including the award winning Cafe, Joe’s Oriental Diner and PSB (Plain Street Bar).
Offers great value for money, and our contemporary guestrooms feature iPod docking stations, tea/ coffee making facilities and high-speed Internet access. Murray St Grill offers buffet breakfasts and top quality evening dining! Rubix Bar & Café provides a relaxed atmosphere and the latest tunes.
TFE Hotels gives you more ways to stay and save in Perth, with five hotels representing 804 apartments and hotel rooms in excellent locations across the CBD and beachside Scarborough. Catering for budgets big and small, and for leisure and business travellers alike - you’ll be spoilt for choice when staying with us.
Adina Apartment Hotel Perth
Adina Apartment Hotel Perth, Barrack Plaza
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Metro Hotel Perth
10 Irwin Street, Perth T: +61 8 9326 7000 E: [email protected]
61 Canning Highway, South Perth T: +61 8 9367 6122 E: [email protected]
• Stylish and spacious rooms with modern facilities • High speed internet/iPod docking station • Roof top heated pool/spa/gym • 24 hour room service • Beccaria Restaurant & Bar, refurbished café & bar • Walking distance to CBD • Conference and function facilities
On the banks of the Swan River, the vast majority of Metro Perth rooms offer stunning views of the Perth skyline. Free parking, free unlimited Wifi, a new lobby and restaurant complement 53 brand new Executive Rooms and our popular Standard and Superior rooms.
Mounts Bay Waters Apartment Hotel
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112 Mounts Bay Road, Perth T: +61 8 9213 5333 E: [email protected]
www.mounts-bay.com.au Enjoy the comforts of home and the convenience of a hotel just minutes from the City. Stay in one of our spacious 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with facilities including 2 pools, 2 gyms, 2 tennis courts, free parking, free WiFi and the Courtside Restaurant.
Novotel Perth Langley
Parmelia Hilton Perth
Pensione Hotel Perth
St Catherine’s on Park
221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth T: +61 8 9221 1200 E: [email protected]
14 Mill Street, Perth T: +61 8 9215 2000 E: [email protected]
70 Pier Street, Perth T: +61 8 9325 2133 E: [email protected]
2 Park Road, Crawley T: +61 8 9442 0585 E: [email protected]
Stylish accommodation and superb facilities, Novotel Perth Langley provides a variety of room types to cater for all needs. Try Sen5es Restaurant and Wine Bar for a gourmet dining experience or Fenians Irish Pub for live entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy free internet and WiFi in public areas, Sunday late check out to 5pm (subject to availability) and gym, sauna and spa with Swan River views.
In the centre of the city, close to shopping, restaurants and Elizabeth Quay on the stunning Swan River, the Parmelia Hilton is the perfect location for your holiday or weekend break. Relax in a refreshed guestroom or suite, enjoy the outdoor pool and 24 hour gym. To eat and drink experience the popular Adelphi Grill offering steaks and seafood on the grill or a drink at the Bar.
Nestled in the heart of the Perth CBD, Pensione Perth is located moments from Perth’s major shopping and dining precincts. Set within a classic 1960’s building the hotel has a range of rooms to suit all needs and is perfect for the budget conscious traveller. Awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015 & 2016, we pride ourselves on providing comfort, value and exceptional service.
Located within the UWA Crawley campus precinct, St Catherine’s on Park offers 15 contemporary premium rooms and executive apartments. We are just minutes from Perth’s CBD, Kings Park and Matilda Bay. Indulge in our outstanding collegiate facilities with complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast throughout your stay.
53 South Perth Esplanade South Perth T: +61 8 9368 6688 Free call: 1800 888 068 E: [email protected]
Pan Pacific Perth
Peppers Kings Square Hotel
207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth T: +61 8 9224 7777 Toll Free: 1800 049 610 E: [email protected]
www.panpacific.com/perth Situated on the banks of the Swan River and a short walk to Perth’s main entertainment and shopping districts, Pan Pacific Perth offers an ideal location for enjoying everything the city has to offer. The 486 guest rooms including the newly refurbished Premier Rooms and Suites provide the perfect place to relax with thoughtful touches including plush cushion top beds, complimentary Wi-Fi and LCD televisions. Inspired by the love of creating great cuisine, delight in the seasonal buffet or extensive à la carte options amid the relaxed setting of Montereys Restaurant or savour the signature sparkling High Tea every weekend in Origins Restaurant.
621 Wellington Sreet Perth T: 1300 737 444 E: [email protected]
peppers.com.au/kings-square Taking pride of place on Wellington Street, Peppers Kings Square Hotel is set amongst the ambience of Perth’s city centre. Just a few minutes’ walk from Perth Arena, the CBD, shopping, dining and laneway bars. Featuring stylish rooms and premium facilities including Stage Bar & Kitchen, you’ll find Peppers Kings Square Hotel a welcome urban retreat.
Stay in one of the Perth’s best locations - affordable accommodation in a million dollar setting. The Peninsula is situated on the picturesque South Perth foreshore, overlooking the Swan River and Perth city skyline. 73 one, two and three bedroom Riverview, Courtyard and Standard Apartments set in an acre of landscaped gardens. Take advantage of free onsite parking and free wifi. There is a new guest lounge for your convenience for those early arrivals and late flights home.Shops, cafes, restaurants and the ferry to the city are all located just a 3 minute walk away.
Best Western Premier Terrace Hotel 237 St Georges Terrace, Perth T: +61 8 9214 4444 E: [email protected]
www.terracehotelperth.com.au In the heart of the West End of Perth’s CBD, is the beautifully restored Terrace Hotel with its wonderful style and art deco charm. Boasting 15 rooms and suites, each tastefully appointed with old-world heritage charm and the finest finishes including king beds, mahogany and oak writing desk, chaise lounge - combined with every modern technical indulgence, including Bang & Olufsen sound and television, iPads, Apple TV, Foxtel IQ. Our multi award winning restaurant and bar features an extensive wine list boasting over 500 varieties and offers dining options from casual at the bar to the formal and two alfresco areas on the terraces. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks plus Perth’s best High Tea every Saturday from 1-4pm. The Terrace Hotel - The ultimate experience in accommodation, dining, entertainment and style…
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Perth Central Caravan Park
196 Adelaide Terrace, Perth T: +61 8 9325 1455 E: [email protected]
34 Central Avenue, Ascot T: +61 8 9277 1704 E: [email protected]
Located in the CBD minutes from an exciting choice of shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife, the Quality Hotel Ambassador Perth is the perfect base to explore WA’s capital city. The well-appointed rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, Foxtel and tea and coffee refreshments. Get active in the gym or relax in the sauna, and enjoy a delicious breakfast or dinner in the restaurant. There is also a 24-hour reception, lounge bar and on-site guest car parking.
Only 10 minutes to the city,located on the Swan River makes us an ideal location for your stay in Perth. Airport only 2km away from us and with regular buses at our doorstep to the city. We have a range of accommodation to offer with facilities to suit every budget from tent sites to 2 bedroom fully self contained cabins.
Sage Hotel West Perth 1309 Hay Street, West Perth T: +61 8 6500 9100 E: [email protected]
www.sagewestperth.com Sage Hotel West Perth is Perth’s newest 4 star hotel located right in the heart of West Perth This newly built hotel features, free wifi 24hr reception, room service, gym, complimentary bicycles and features Julios heritage listed iconic restaurant using authentic Italian cooking styles.
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Thingstosee&do With 131 perfectly clear blue-sky days every year, finding ways to enjoy them is easy in Perth.
Clockwise from left: Walk trail to the beach; Enjoying the wildflowers at Kings Park; Snorkelling on Rottnest Island; Visiting wildlife parks
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Pristine islands and reefs off the coast make for some excellent diving, snorkelling and wildlife watching. Divers and snorkelers will love the conditions around Rockingham, Lancelin and Rottnest Island for interesting shipwrecks and for the vivid marine-life including dolphins and seals.
From winery tours to national parks, scenic drives and special wildlife encounters, there’s so much to see and do in Perth, that choosing what to do first may take some deliberation.
From September to December you can enjoy extraordinary encounters with the majestic giants of the ocean on a whale watching tour. Tours depart from Hillarys and Fremantle and there are three types of whales commonly encountered – southern right whale, humpback whales and Orca whales.
Start your Perth holiday with a visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden. With huge expanses of unique bushland, tranquil parkland and native botanic garden, Kings Park is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia. Overlooking the city and the Swan River, the park has extensive city and river views and covers a total area of 400.6 hectares with nearly two thirds preserved as natural bushland.
During spring, blankets of colour cover the rolling countryside just outside of Perth when wildflowers are in full bloom. Western Australian wildflowers attract thousands of visitors from all over the globe and the closest places to the CBD to see wildflowers are the Perth Hills, Armadale and the Avon Valley.
You can picnic on the grassy lawns, take a walk through the bushland or attend a summer outdoor concert under the stars. Children are also well catered for with a number of excellent playgrounds suitable for all ages. Springtime boasts the annual Kings Park Festival which is a month long celebration of the spectacular blooming wildflowers in the Botanic Garden. For those who would like to learn more about Perth’s history, a visit to Fremantle is a ‘must do’ on any itinerary. Known as the world’s best preserved example of a 19th century port streetscape, Fremantle boasts Western Australia’s largest collection of heritage listed buildings. Inland of the CBD, Guildford also offers some fine examples of European settlement buildings dating back to the 1830’s. Guildford was the first permanent community to emerge from the Swan River Colony’s settlement of the area and is the only town in Perth classified by the National Trust. Further inland in the Avon Valley, York was the first inland settlement in Western Australia and along with the towns of Toodyay and Northam offers a great range of heritage buildings and attractions. Water babies love Perth and with 197 kilometres of sun, sea and pure white sand to be enjoyed on the coastline, you can be as active or as chilled out as your mood desires. A scenic drive along the coast means you can stop at any one of 19 stunning beaches in the metropolitan area between Leighton in the south to Two Rocks in the north.
For those seeking a food and wine experience there are a number of trails located within a short distance of the city. The Swan Valley offers a 32km wine and food trail where more than 150 places to sip, sample, eat and drink can be found. Further afield in the Perth Hills, Chittering Valley and Peel there are also a number of trails offering wine tasting at cellar-doors to microbreweries, farm gates and fresh produce. Adventure seekers are well catered for with a variety of activities on offer. Walkers and mountain bikers can explore some excellent trails through national parks in the Perth Hills and for off-road cycling, along with canoeing and white-water rafting on the Murray River, head to the Peel region. Adrenaline junkies are also well catered for in the Avon valley where there is a range of aerial pursuits such as hot air ballooning, skydiving, paragliding and ultra-light flights.
Ways to enjoy Perth • Visit Kings Park and marvel at the city views • Head to the coast for a relaxing day on the white sand beaches • Snorkel or swim off the pristine coastline of Rottnest Island • Enjoy close encounters with whales, seals, dolphins and penguins • Discover Perth’s heritage in Fremantle, Guildford and the Avon Valley
There are sealed paths that edge most of the coastline, attracting walkers, joggers and cyclists and the coast offers perfect conditions for surfers and stand up paddle boarders. Kite surfing and wind surfing takes place up and down the coast and for motor-powered water sports, head to Mandurah and Rockingham for a jet ski or jetpack flyboard adventure.
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MajorEvents Perth and surrounds is home to a vibrant mix of events that are sure to keep you entertained throughout the year. International sporting fixtures, unique festivals and world-class food and wine events are just some of the many events on offer. For more events visit experienceperth.com/events
MASTERCARD HOPMAN CUP 1-7 January, Perth Perth’s premier tennis tournament showcases top international talent at the Perth Arena. hopmancup.com
SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, COTTESLOE 3-19 March, Cottesloe Cottesloe Beach transforms into a spectacular sculpture park displaying works by more than 70 artists from Australia and around the world. sculpturebythesea.com
CHANNEL SEVEN MANDURAH CRAB FEST 18-19 March, Mandurah A community extravaganza that celebrates Mandurah’s vibrant coastal lifestyle. crabfest.com.au
FREMANTLE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL 14 - 17 April, Fremantle Australia’s largest street festival with busking, street theatre, comedy, circus and cabaret. fremantlestory.com.au/streetarts
V8 SUPERCARS PERTH SUPERSPRINT 5-7 May, Perth The Perth round of the V8 Supercars Championship held at Barbagallo Raceway. supercars.com
LANCELIN OCEAN CLASSIC 12-15 January, Lancelin The longest running windsurfing event in Australia, attracting world-class competitors. lancelinoceanclassic.com.au
VICTORIA BITTER ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA V PAKISTAN 19 January, Perth The series will be the first time Australia has faced Pakistan in the one-day format since Australia’s victory over the nation in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter final. cricket.com.au
PERTH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 26-28 May, Perth Presenting more than 50 incredible jazz performances in numerous venues across the city, the three-day festival will feature a blend of ticketed and free community events. perthinternationaljazzfestival.com.au
AVON DESCENT August, Northam to Perth Competitors from across Australia and the world tackle the white water rapids of the Avon and Swan rivers. avondescent.com.au
FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL 20 January - 19 February, Perth Fringe World Festival plays host to over 700 events at 159 venues and performance spaces with events including circus, theatre, visual arts, music, dance and cabaret. fringeworld.com.au
PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 10 February - 5 March, Perth Cutting-edge performances with some of the world’s best theatre, music, film, visual arts, literature and a range of free community events. perthfestival.com.au
TELSTRA PERTH FASHION FESTIVAL September, Perth Western Australia’s largest annual premier fashion event. telstraperthfashionfestival.com.au
KINGS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDENS WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL September, Perth Enjoy the world’s biggest display of WA’s famous wildflowers from every region in the state without leaving the city centre. bgpa.wa.gov.au
WORLD SUPER 6 PERTH 16-19 February, Lake Karrinyup Golf Club The World Super 6 Perth is a world-first format for international golf and combines 54 holes of traditional stroke play with an exciting knockout format on the last day. worldsuper6perth.com
KARMA RESORTS ROTTNEST CHANNEL SWIM 25 February, Perth to Rottnest Highly regarded as one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island. rottnestchannelswim.com.au
ENTWINED IN THE VALLEY November Once a year over a long weekend, Entwined in the Valley celebrates everything the Swan Valley stands for - food, wine, music, arts, culture and more. entwinedinthevalley.com.au
RED BULL LIGHTHOUSE TO LEIGHTON December The top kiteboarding race in the Southern Hemisphere, this event stretches 19kms over the spectacular Indian Ocean. redbull.com/au/en/adventure/events 29
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Point Fraser Reserve (Causeway Carpark) 305 Riverside Drive, East Perth T: +61 8 9221 2665 E: [email protected]
Shop 1, Barrack Street Jetty, Old Perth Port T: Within Australia 1300 551 687 T: International Callers +61 8 6270 6060 E: [email protected]
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Jan Billycan Kirriwirri 2011 (detail). State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Pierre Hardy Poworama 2011. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, gift of Pierre Hardy. Photo: Ron Wood. Courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.
Charles Blackman Triptych Alice 1957. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia.
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Western Australia is the largest state in Australia, with so many naturally beautiful and unique places to visit, Aussie Wanderer Tours and Safaris is the best way to see what this great state has to offer. Our all-inclusive tours from Perth allow you to see the vast WA coastline, parts of Australia’s remote outback and the immense wildlife, all whilst having the time of your life.
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WA State Art Collection with Aggie the Robot
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Captain Cook Cruises Pier 3, Barrack Street Jerry, Perth T: +61 8 9325 3341 E: [email protected]
www.captaincookcruises.com.au For the past 35 years, Captain Cook Cruises as Perth’s premier cruise company has been providing picturesque cruises from the magnificent vantage point of the Swan River. Based in the exquisite Elizabeth Quay precinct on Barrack Street Jetty, they are conveniently located just a short stroll from Perth’s CBD. Guests can select from a range of tours that take in beautiful scenic views and provide easy access to Perth, Fremantle and the Swan Valley. Captain Cook Cruises offer a variety of beer, wine, lunch, dinner and twilight cruises to choose from, with wonderful experiences to suit every visitor. To discover the Swan River is to discover the true beauty and essence of the city, and simply put, a trip to Perth is not complete without a visit to Captain Cook Cruises.
SEASON OPEN 22 SEPTEMBER 2016 - 25 APRIL 2017 351 Progress Drive Bibra Lake WA 6163 adventureworld.net.au
Caversham Wildlife Park
Aspects of Kings Park
Whiteman Park, Lord Street, Whiteman T: +61 8 9248 1984 F: +61 8 9248 1985 E: [email protected]
www.cavershamwildlife.com.au See and Touch Native Animals, Australian Koalas and Kangaroos in their Natural Habitat. Caversham Wildlife Park features Western Australia’s largest collection of native fauna. Feed the kangaroos and have your photo taken with our koalas whilst enjoying the parkland and features of this well-renown bushland area. Incorporating 3 Farm Shows and 3 Meet the Wombat & Friends Experience Daily. Home to approximately 200 species and more than 2000 head of animals, birds and reptiles, all housed in a walk-through or walk-in environment, the park is now the premier development of its kind in WA, attracting visitors from all over the world. Our wildlife professionals are dedicated to exceptional service and assistance to ensure all visitors receive the best opportunities for animal contact, photographs and information. Caversham Wildlife Park is located inside Whiteman Park, just 15 kilometres from the centre of Perth and situated at the entrance of the Swan Valley.
Crystal Swan Cruises
21 Mustang Road, Jandakot T: +61 8 9417 1325 E: [email protected]
Jetty 5, Barrack Square, Perth T: 0412 312 248 E: [email protected]
An ultimate experience is waiting for you with Corsaire Aviation! Visit extraordinary destinations throughout Western Australia by helicopter or aeroplane. Offering a range of tours and unique private experiences, the team at Corsaire Aviation are dedicated to providing the highest standards in service and safety.
The Crystal Swan is a unique function venue that cruises down the Swan River.
Whether you are looking for an exclusive day of luxury escaping to the stunning Margaret River wine region, or an action packed itinerary of heli golf, fishing or surfing, the options are endless. With the ability to tailor a custom private charter, Corsaire Aviation will provide you with an ultimate experience you will never forget.
Visit Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop to discover the best of Australian craft and design in the heart of Australia’s most beautiful park. Aspects is open seven days and specialises in jewellery, glass, gifts, homewares, books, ceramics and textiles. Gift wrapping, gift vouchers and shipping are available. All purchases support Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is one of the world’s most beautiful inner city parks, offering sweeping views of the river and city. Experience our walking trails, children’s play areas, Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop, the State War Memorial, free guided walks and expansive parklands. The spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden displays more than 3,000 species of the state’s native flora. Kings Park and Botanic Garden is rich in Aboriginal and European history, contemporary culture and innovative design. Easily accessible on foot or on the free No. 935 bus from the city, and with free parking, a visit to Kings Park is a must for every visitor.
Quilpie Opals Perth UM1-Piccadilly Arcade Perth Overlooking Murray St Mall T: +61 8 9321 8687 E: [email protected]
The Perth Mint 310 Hay Street, East Perth T: +61 8 9421 7376 Toll Free: 1300 366 520 perthmint.com.au/visit Visit The Perth Mint for a glittering interactive journey into gold. Discover Western Australia’s golden heritage at the hottest attraction in town. See the world’s largest gold coin, weighing one tonne of pure gold and valued at more than 50 million dollars. Watch molten gold being poured to form a gleaming solid gold bar. Shop for precious treasures including Argyle Pink Diamonds and Kailis Australian Pearls. Open 7 days, 9am to 5pm. Closed New Year’s Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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Oh Hey WA
Rivergods Kayak Adventures
T: 1300 135 752 E: [email protected]
T: +61 8 9385 6422 M: 0429 389 642 E: [email protected]
Ground level, Yagan Square Perth Busport T: +61 408 995 965 E: [email protected]
Willetton T: +61 8 9259 0749 E: [email protected]
20 Labouchere Road, South Perth T: +61 8 9474 0444 E: [email protected]
Enjoy the beauty of our rivers and surrounds from a kayak! See abundant and beautiful water birds amongst the natural vegetation. Your guide will inform you about the areas and the creatures that live here as you absorb this relaxing experience.
Just five minutes from the city, immerse yourself in the best of Australia’s wildlife at Perth Zoo. Go for a bushwalk and discover koalas, quokkas, emus, kangaroos and our enormous crocodile, Simmo. Make a day of it and enjoy free keeper talks or for the more adventurous get up-close and book an Eye to Eye experience – you might feed a giraffe, meet a quokka or touch the rough skin of a bearded dragon. Perth Zoo is open every day of the year from 9am – 5pm.
Explore Tours Perth specialise in amazing day tours with small group sizes that provide high quality experiences. Relax in air conditioned comfort as you visit some of the most iconic destinations in Western Australia. Pickups from all central Perth hotels and apartments. Complimentary Wifi on all buses.
Fraser Avenue, Kings Park T: +61 8 9480 3600 E: [email protected]
Five Decades Plus in the Opal Industry. Highest Quality Opal and Opal Jewellery to suit All Budgets. Genuine 30% Discount on All Purchases. Guarantee of Authenticity and Value Document . Opening Hours: 10.30 - 4.00 Mon-Sat
Conference hospitality, incentive groups and international weddings. Centrally located in the CBD amidst the heart of the new Elizabeth Quay precinct all guests enjoy the stunning 360 degree views of the Perth City Skyline.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fraser Avenue, Kings Park T: +61 8 9480 3900 E: [email protected]
Western Australia’s Ultimate Bespoke Small Group Luxury 4WD Eco Tours. Come with us to experience extraordinary landscapes, heritage, amazing wildlife and wildflowers. We cater for special interests food and wine, aboriginal heritage, whale shark swims, visit pink lakes and much more Luxury Outback Tours can make your dream holiday to Western Australia a reality!
Oh Hey WA offer fun and informative guided walking tours. Focused less on the history, and more on what is happening right now, their explorations cover art, culture, nightlife, new developments, hidden gems and the revitalisation of heritage precincts - a MUSTDO when visiting Perth.
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8 Bell Court Jandakot Airport T: +61 8 9414 8584 E: [email protected]
1 Barrack Square Barrack Street Jetty, Perth T: 1300 80 81 80 E: [email protected]
Avon Court & Estuary Rd, Dawesville M: +61 404 463 511 / 404 463 611 E: [email protected]
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Travel to Rottnest, the Pinnacles, or Margaret River in half the time with unparalleled visibility and stunning views, or just enjoy the exhilaration of a helicopter scenic flight. Rotorvation has flights to suit all budgets. Departing from Jandakot (Daily) and Hillarys Marina (Weekends). Bookings essential.
Taste Bud Tours
Departs: Tourist Bus Stand Wellington Street, Perth T: 0412 244 201 E: [email protected]
www.tastebudtours.com.au SPEED GRAZING: Good Food, Wine & Cider (am) or Good Food, Wine & Beer (pm) – small groups of 6-16 explore the awarded Food & Wine Trail of the Swan Valley visiting 10 of the region’s most delicious locations enjoying 25+ different tasting experiences. Number One Food Tour in Perth on TripAdvisor.
A Segway guided tour is the most exhilarating and relaxing way to soak in the beauty of Perth and its foreshore. Cruise along, explore the sights & stop for photos. The guide will fascinate you with stories about Perth’s history and it’s breath-taking plans for the future. Purchase a gift voucher for a guided Segway Tour it’s the ultimate gift.
Little Ferry Company Elizabeth Quay, Perth (behind Transperth Ferry) T: 0488 777 088 E: [email protected]
www.littleferryco.com.au Take a 30 min cruise along the city foreshore on our whisper quiet solar electric boutique ferry and learn about our beautiful river and city. Or take a leisurely cruise up to Claisebrook in East Perth and enjoy a peaceful coffee/lunch.
2 great locations Mandurah and Dawesville. 12 years of operation and the best in the business. Operating on the estuary, not the ocean this generally means a more safe and comfortable ride. From Dawesville: freestyle circuit and tours From Mandurah: Tours.
Two Feet & a Heartbeat Walking Tours T: +61 8 6143 4620 Toll Free: 1800 459 388 E: [email protected]
www.twofeet.com.au Two Feet & a Heartbeat - Perth’s original and most awarded walking tour company - is celebrating its 10th birthday! We offer tours in Perth and Fremantle to suit all interests – from history to arts and culture, small bars, progressive dining and bespoke private group tours. Perfect for all ages & fitness levels.
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West Australian Opera
840 Wellington Street, West Perth T: +61 8 9321 2282 E: [email protected]
Come paddling with us. Tour wide open spaces and scenic landscapes while enjoying the fabulous Swan River. No experience or special clothing necessary. Small group numbers make the tours a personal and friendly experience. Comfortable stable kayaks. Bookings are available all year round and group discounts are available.
His Majesty’s Theatre 825 Hay Street, Perth T: +61 8 9278 8999 E: [email protected]
At Perth’s only outlet-style shopping centre you’ll find all the best brands at the best prices, seven days a week. Discover over 100 brand-direct outlet stores selling Australia’s and the world’s top name fashions and homewares direct to shoppers at prices up to 60% below normal retail prices, every day!
In 2017 West Australian Opera celebrates 50 years of opera in Western Australia. We are proud to share this milestone with you in His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth. We present for you Tosca, The Merry Widow and Lucia di Lammermoor and the free 50th Gala Concert in City of Perth’s Opera in the Park..
Authentic Aboriginal Tourism Experiences
Entry off Lord Street or Beechboro Road, Whiteman T: +61 8 9209 6000 E: [email protected]
Whiteman Park is a unique conservation and recreation reserve, located just 25 minutes from the Perth CBD. You can experience something different every day - from world class conservation to the state’s transport heritage, or simply enjoying some healthy recreation time with family and friends. Covering 4,000 hectares of natural bushland and leisure facilities, the Park sits on the doorstep of the Swan Valley and is home to Revolutions Transport Museum, the popular Caversham Wildlife Park and the world-class conservation facility Woodland Reserve. A range of guided tours are offered, allowing visitors the chance to see and learn more about the Park, while playgrounds, bushwalk trails, vintage train and tram rides, Tractor and Motor Museums, a craft village, Dog Park and the Children’s Forest keep everyone entertained.
Aboriginal culture often conjures visions of the remote outback locations,so it surprises many to discover a rich and diverse range of Aboriginal tourism experiences right here in Perth. A visit to Elizabeth Quay can transport you back through 40,0 0 years of Nyungar culture,retold through traditional songs and ancient Dreamtime stories.Located just 30 minutes from Perth in the Swan Val ey is Maalinup Aboriginal Gal ery.Showcasing authentic Aboriginal art,hand painted glas ware,souvenirs and bushfo d tastings,Maalinup of ers a fascinating insight into the world’s oldest living culture.The port town of Fremantle is home to Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre which hosts a variety of interactive workshops,art and film Authentic Aboriginal Tourism Experiences scre nings throughout the year.The WAITOC Events Calendar features a diverse range of events,activities and workshops that showcase Noongar culture,language,art,music and bushfo d.To find out more visit www.waitoc.com fremantle.wa.gov.au/wacc
The Bell Tower, home of the Swan Bells Barrack Square, Riverside Drive, Perth T: +61 8 6210 0444 E: [email protected]
www.thebelltower.com.au The Bell Tower located on the Swan River in vibrant Barrack Square, is one of the largest musical instruments on earth and was built to house the historically significant bells of Saint Martin in the Fields church, the parish church of Buckingham Palace in Trafalgar Square, London. One of Western Australia’s most unique and visited attractions, The Bell Tower offers fascinating displays on these famous bells and the ancient art of bell ringing. • Experience the sound of Perth at the Bell Tower and have a go at chiming an historic bell dating back to 1725 in the Bell Tower Experience tour! • Enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views of Perth city and the majestic Swan River. • Purchase an engraved Love Lock for a loved one!
Aboriginal culture often conjures visions of the remote outback locations, so it surprises many to discover a rich and diverse range of Aboriginal tourism experiences right here in Perth. A visit to Elizabeth Quay can transport you back through 40,000 years of Nyungar culture, retold through traditional songs and ancient Dreamtime stories. Located just 30 minutes from Perth in the Swan Valley is Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery. Showcasing authentic Aboriginal art, hand painted glassware, souvenirs and bushfood tastings, Maalinup offers a fascinating insight into the world’s oldest living culture. The port town of Fremantle is home to Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre which hosts a variety of interactive workshops, art and film screenings throughout the year. The WAITOC Events Calendar features a diverse range of events, activities and workshops that showcase Noongar culture, language, art, music and bushfood. To find out more visit www.waitoc.com
The Aboriginal culture in WA is generally associated with the vast outback wilderness regions that stretch beyond the limits of the cities and towns, so it comes as some surprise to many visitors that they can, in fact, enjoy Aboriginal tourism experiences right
Fremantle A unique bohemian destination, surrounded by water, with a friendly and laid-back social atmosphere. Fremantle is a classic example of mixing the old with the new to create a unique and edgy city that’s as proud of its artistic cultivation as it is of its maritime and colonial past. The combination of world-class attractions with microbreweries, waterside seafood eateries, heritage pubs, cafés, buzzing markets, boutique shopping as well as being a magnet for creative types always makes a visit to the historical port city entertaining and interesting. ‘Freo’, as the locals love to call it, is 20 kilometres or just 30 minutes’ drive or train ride from Perth CBD, or hop on a ferry from Barrack Street for a leisurely cruise along the Swan River. Fremantle is easy to explore by foot, by tram tour, or with the free ‘CAT’ Bus. If you’re hitting the heritage trail, pick up a free map from the Visitor Centre. The stunning streetscape features 150 buildings classified by the National Trust including Western Australia’s first public building, the uniquely shaped Roundhouse. It was a gaol built in 1831 to hold any person convicted of a crime in the settlement and was later used as a local police lock up until 1900.
Freo’ musts • Explore the markets or shop for local fashions and gifts • Enjoy fresh fish & chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour • Feast on local flavours at the many restaurants and cafés • Visit the many museums, art galleries & historical attractions • Follow a walking trail – find maps at the visitor centre
Located nearby you can explore the most intact convict establishment in the southern hemisphere and Western Australia’s only World Heritage listed building – Fremantle Prison. Built by convicts in the 1850’s the Prison remained a place of incarceration until 1991. Daily tours of the Prison and its tunnels are fascinating, and the eerie torchlight night tour could make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck if rumours of the supernatural are to be believed. The architecture takes a modern leap with the Western Australian Maritime Museum, which is renowned for its interior as well as its exterior. Perched as an entrance statement to the port, the design resembles the hull of a boat, and its contents include the nation’s yachting pride and joy, the Australia II, proud winner of the 1983 America’s Cup. Continue the discovery in the Shipwreck Museum and the Army Museum. Behind Fremantle’s historic façade is a contemporary city with a penchant for festivals. It celebrates music with a laneway festival in February, hosts Australia’s largest street art festival each April, its past is brought to life over ten days each May and in October, celebrates all that is Fremantle – from poetry to street parades, to sporting contests, folk music, indigenous ceremonies, surf films, cabaret, classic cars as well as multicultural dance and food - in Australia’s longest running community festival named after the city.
Clockwise from top: Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour; coffee on the Cappuccino Strip; shopping at the famous Fremantle Markets
Besides the large-scale events, Fremantle has great nightlife with a vibrant live-music scene, artists’ studios and galleries, designerowned speciality stores, and a thriving hospitality scene. Don’t miss the vibrant Fremantle Markets open Friday through to Sunday for the freshest of fruits and veg, as well as an eclectic mix of buskers, stalls and goods. Here you can experience all the exotic aromas, sights and sounds of an icon that’s been operating for more than 100 years. The famed Cappuccino strip, influenced by Italian immigrants, is a must stop. As you sip your latte, soak in Freo’s chilled-out vibe and be fascinated by the eclectic mix of locals from retro hippies to cool hipsters against a backdrop of some of the world’s best-preserved 19th Century colonial architecture. It’s a top spot for people watching. As is the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, the go-to place for fresh local seafood best enjoyed when washed down with a premium West Australian wine or locally brewed ale. There is a wide variety of accommodation in Fremantle including friendly budget backpacker-style, boutique bed and breakfasts, self-catering apartments, caravan and holiday parks and luxurious hotels.
i Fremantle Visitor Centre Town Hall, Kings Square, Fremantle + 61 8 9431 7878 36
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is renowned throughout the world, and little wonder. Although it is a working harbour, the emphasis is very much on relaxation... and food. Here you’ll be spoilt for choice with a mouth watering selection of fresh seafood markets, restaurants, cafes and food stalls, with stunning views over the Harbour and Indian Ocean out to Rottnest Island. There’s also a boutique brewery and serviced apartment accommodation for those who find it hard to leave. Stroll along the boardwalks; admire the fishing trawlers; watch the goings-on of a working harbour; take a high speed jet boat tour; enjoy a swim at nearby Bathers Beach. Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour offers something for every visitor to this famous city by the sea.
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Fremantle Arts Centre
Cnr Marine Terrace and Essex Street, Fremantle T: +61 8 9432 4000 E: [email protected]
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle T: +61 8 9432 9555 E: [email protected]
From the moment you arrive in the sweeping driveway you’ll feel the relaxation of being out of the hustle of a major CBD with the comfort of staying at a Rydges 4 ½ star hotel. Ideally located in the heart of Fremantle, holiday makers will enjoy the comfortable accommodation with balconies overlooking popular parklands or the resort pool. Take a dip in the two tropical swimming pools and three outdoor spas, there’s also a sauna and two gyms. Indulge with two restaurants, the Atrium Garden Restaurant buffet or The Harbour Master featuring local seafood and grill dishes, share plates and alfresco dining. Enjoy a drink at Marine Lounge Bar or the historic Ball and Chain with outdoor beer garden.
One of Australia’s leading arts centres, FAC is housed within an iconic heritage building and beautiful grounds. Enjoy contemporary exhibitions, a shop selling the finest WA handmade wares, an expansive live music program, art courses and an idyllic cafe. Open 7 days. Free entry.
Fremantle Visitor Centre
Cnr Henderson Street and South Terrace, Fremantle T: +61 8 9335 2515 E: [email protected]
25 Cockburn Road South Fremantle T: +61 8 9430 4866 E: [email protected]
www.fremantlevillage.com.au Fremantle Village is a 3.5 star rated caravan park and accommodation village located only 3kms from the heart of Fremantle and only a half hour drive from Perth. We have public transport at our doorstep, shops within walking distance and accommodation and sites to suit all budgets!
Town Hall Centre 8 William Streeet, Fremantle T: +61 8 9431 7878 E: [email protected]
www.visitfremantle.com.au Planning a day or a stay in Fremantle? • No Fee Booking Service on tours and all types of accommodation including self-contained apartments, hotels and B&B’s. • Transport bookings, merchandise, local advice and information. Create a great day with the help of our knowledgeable local experts.
Built in 1897, Fremantle Markets is one of the port city’s most significant landmarks. You’ll find a family of stallholders offering a wide range of merchandise, the focus on local producers and designers. Housed in an historic, heritage-listed building, its unique bohemian atmosphere has made it the best and most well-known market in Western Australia.
There’s always something happening in Freo, here’s a snapshot of what’s on in 2017. Fremantle Prison
Leeuwin Ocean Adventures Day Sails
The Terrace, Fremantle T: +61 8 9336 9200 E: [email protected]
www.fremantleprison.com.au Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s premier tourist attractions and is the only World Heritage listed building in the state. It is the largest convict built structure in Western Australia and the most intact convict establishment in Australia. Decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991, the empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent. Join our experienced guides as they bring the rich folklore and stories of the Prison to life on a fascinating Prison Day Tour. Explore the labyrinth of tunnels 20 metres beneath the Prison on foot and by boat on a Tunnels Tour adventure. Or delve into the darker side of the Prison’s history on a spooky Torchlight Tour if you dare.
B Berth, Victoria Quay, Fremantle T: +61 8 9430 4105 E: [email protected]
www.sailleeuwin.com During a short 3-hr sail onboard the 1850’s style barquentine ship you can take part in sailing activities such as raising the sails, talking the helm and possibly even climbing the bowsprit. Or you can just sit back and enjoy the sail – the choice is up to you!
WA Maritime Museum
WA Shipwrecks Museum
Victoria Quay, Fremantle T: 1300 134 081 E: [email protected]
Cliff Street, Fremantle T: 1300 134 081 E: [email protected]
The WA Maritime Museum explores Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port. Home to Australia II and Cold War-era Oberon class submarine HMAS Ovens, the Museum also plays host to WA Museum-curated and international touring exhibitions. Free daily tours 10.30am and 2.30pm. Entry fees apply.
Housed in a historic 1850s-era Commissariat building, the Museum has hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA’s treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.
Richmond Quarter 1 Silas Street, East Fremantle T: +61 8 9387 0800 E: [email protected]
Quest Fremantle 8 Pakenham Street Fremantle T: 1800 334 033 E: [email protected]
www.questfremantle.com.au BRAND NEW 4.5 Star apartment hotel located in the West End, Freo. All rooms with openable windows (some with urban balconies), fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas & FREE Wi-Fi. Within walking distance to local restaurants, cafes, art galleries. Enjoy 10% off Quest Best Rate!
Discovery Parks Coogee Beach
3 Powell Parade Coogee T: 1800 817 016 E: [email protected]
www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au Looking for the perfect beach holiday? Discovery Parks – Coogee Beach offers direct access to the pristine waters of Cockburn Sound. Enjoy swimming, fishing and beach walks aplenty! Your cabin or caravan accommodation is just 11 minutes from Fremantle and 30 minutes from Perth.
Located on levels four and five of the stunning new Richmond Quarter development just 1.5km from the City of Fremantle. Stylish studios, 1 and 2 bedroom self-contained apartments are set around a European style Piazza with café and shops plus rooftop tapas and cocktail bar. Free Wi-Fi and parking.
Discovery Parks Woodman Point
Cnr 132 Cockburn Road, Munster T: 1800 244 133 E: [email protected]
www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au Set in the heart of an A-class reserve and within easy access to pristine beaches guests can walk to the fishing jetty, visit the safe swimming beach, cycle or walk along the track to Fremantle, go on guided bushwalks or bird watch in this wonderful natural setting.
Delicious street food and amazing sunsets.
International bands at Esplanade Reserve and West End.
World class M32 sailing action at Bathers Beach.
3 day busking and street theatre festival.
Sculptures at Bathers
Multi-day music and arts festival with camping.
Showcasing the work of over 70 sculptors.
Celebration of rhythm and percussion-driven music.
Freo Royale Festival Fringe
Soft Soft Loud
Cabaret, theatre and performance in Freo venues.
A Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) highlight.
Discover Freo on a self-guided walking tour.
RTRFM Winter Music Festival
Celebrating Fremantle’s wonderful cultural heritage.
Annual wintertime festival of local sounds.
Live music every Thursday in July in Freo’s West End.
Our Lady of Fatima Procession
Revelation International Film Festival
Procession through streets of Fremantle.
Great photo and selfie spot.
Contemporary independant film festival.
Art classes for kids and adults
Winter school holiday program
All year round at Fremantle Arts Centre.
All year round at Fremantle Arts Centre.
Ways to keep the kids entertained in Freo.
Australia’s richest and most prestigious print award.
10 days of inspirational programming in key venues.
Largest WA craft beer, cider and food festival.
WA’s best Christmas market.
Italian Film Festival
Artist Open House Fremantle
Curated festival at LunaOnSX.
Live music every Sunday afternoon at FAC.
Affordable art is shown and sold in private homes.
City of Fremantle Candlelight Carols
Maria SS Del Tindari Procession
Wardarnji Aboriginal Cultural Festival
Procession of the Black Madonna and fireworks.
Festival of Nyoongar song, dances and stories.
Intimate concerts blending music and conversation.
South Beach Sunset Market
Fremantle Heritage Festival
FAC Print Award
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
World Match Racing Tour
Fremantle Street Arts Festival
ANZAC Day Services Dawn service, parade and exhibition.
Fremantle Seafood Festival Fun, family friendly event at Fishing Boat Harbour.
August It may be winter but there’s too much going on to hibernate! Check fremantlestory.com.au for details of comedy nights, art exhibitions, dinner specials, live music and much more....
Bazaar at FAC
Carol sing along spectacular for all the family.
* Information correct at time of printing.
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Rottnest Island Our beautiful island getaway is home to some of the finest beaches and bays in the world.
If you’re unsure, whether to bike or ride, opt for the best of both worlds by choosing the ‘Bike and Bus’ option where you cycle until you can cycle no more and then jump on the bus back to the settlement.
Situated only 19 kilometres off the coast of Perth lies the sunny holiday island of Rottnest. Blessed with a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery, plenty of marine life, beautiful beaches and pristine bays, Rottnest Island is Western Australia’s very own island getaway.
With 63 of the prettiest beaches you’re likely to see anywhere, 20 beautiful bays and many coral reefs and wrecks, Rottnest Island is home to some of the best swimming spots, snorkel trails, diving and surf breaks in the world. Divers are spoilt for choice with over 135 species of tropical fish and 25 species of coral, making heading below the surface a truly worthwhile experience.
Getting to Rottnest is easy. Ferries depart regularly from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty, Fremantle and Hillarys Boat Harbour, or there’s the option of an air taxi, a helicopter or if you are lucky enough, arrive in your own boat. ‘Rotto’ as the locals love to call it, has virtually no cars making bicycles the transport of choice. Just 11 kilometres long and 4.5 kilometres wide, cycling is easy and thankfully, the terrain is relatively flat. Hire a bike when you book the ferry, bring your own, or hire one on arrival. If bike riding doesn’t appeal, you can catch a ride with local company, Island Explorer Tours. This hop-on/hop-off service runs daily, and takes you to many of the secluded bays and secret hideaways located around the island. Bus numbers are limited to preserve Rottnest’s fragile environment.
Rotto style • Discover the local marine life including dolphins and seals • Enjoy commentary on the Island Explorer Coach tour • Hire a bike for a day’s ride around the island • Swim and snorkel the underwater snorkel trails • Stay a few days and soak up the island lifestyle
On dry land, you’ll meet the cutest mini marsupial, found only in Western Australia, the world famous quokka. Having a photo taken alongside a quokka is one of the main highlights for visitors to the island. You’ll also find many unique plant and animal species that make up the A-Class Reserve, easily explored along the excellent bike and walk trails that crisscross the island.
Clockwise from top: Enjoying the crystal clear waters; Cycling around the island; Exploring the Lighthouse on Wadjemup Hill.
There’s plenty of family fun in the form of golf, tennis, aqua playgrounds, even a retro picture house that can be found in Thomson Bay. Pop into the Rottnest Island Visitor Centre to pick up a free map, which is also where you can book a historic train journey, lighthouse tour, Segway tour, boat tour or joy flight.
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Tours on land and sea offer insightful experiences, from wildlife encounters with quokkas, seals, ospreys and whales, to history and cultural tours bringing Rottnest’s colourful history vividly to life. Discover the Island’s past as a former Aboriginal prison and the important role it played in Australia’s World War II military defence system as you explore underground tunnels, the lighthouse, Oliver Hill, and Bickley Battery. A stroll through the main settlement is a journey back in time as you pass by some of the early colonial cottages dating back to the mid-1800s. The lively hotel is worth a visit or you can enjoy a meal at several dining establishments in the Thomson Bay area or more relaxed dining at Geordie Bay. Accommodation ranges from camping to bungalows and villas to comfortable serviced apartments making Rottnest the perfect place to spend a relaxed few hours or an indulgent few days. Stock up on supplies at the Rottnest Island or Geordie Bay General Store. Both have an extensive range of fresh goods, and anything else you desire.
i Rottnest Island Visitor Centre End of the Main Jetty + 61 8 9372 9732 42
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Tourism Western Australia
Rottnest Express Daily departures from: 1 Emma Place, Rous Head, North Fremantle / BShed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle / Pier 2, Barrack Street Jetty, Elizabeth Quay, Perth T: 1300 467 688 E: [email protected]
www.rottnestexpress.com.au Rottnest Island is Perth’s number one island playground! Only a 25 minute ferry ride from Fremantle, it is home to over 60 white sandy beaches and a fascinating history. Rottnest Express offers a range of both fully-escorted and self-guided day tour packages; Experience Rottnest: Hire a bike and explore the Island at your own pace or include snorkel hire for your ultimate land and sea self-guided experience! Discover Rottnest: Enjoy the island’s beauty and rich heritage in an air-conditioned coach to spectacular locations. Adventure Rottnest: Discover the island’s wild side on our 90-minute thrill ride to see humpback whales (Sep-Nov), New Zealand fur seals, dolphins and osprey. Underwater Rottnest: Get on-board the Eco Express for a high-powered snorkelling adventure, exploring the Island’s unique marine environment. Book your island experience today! Free coach transfers available from most metropolitan hotels.
Rottnest Fast Ferries Shop 56 Southside Drive, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillarys T: +61 8 9246 1039 E: [email protected]
www.rottnestfastferries.com.au Rottnest… Western Australia’s most beautiful island is just a lightning fast ocean crossing in air-conditioned comfort on one of our high speed ferries. From day trips to overnight accommodation packages or exploring Rottnest by yourself, Rottnest Fast Ferries has your island experience covered. Departing Hillarys Boat Harbour daily, we offer a variety of travel times and tour options to accommodate your perfect day out. Whale Watching and Twilight cruises operate in season as well as Full Day and Overnight Accommodation Packages at Rottnest Island. Bike and snorkel equipment is available to hire before you depart the harbour – saving valuable time once on the island.
Segway Tours WA
8 Bell Court Jandakot Airport T: +61 8 9414 8584 E: [email protected]
Kingstown Barracks Rottnest Island T: 1300 80 81 80 E: [email protected]
Rottnest Island Terminal Building Rottnest Airfield T:1300 449 669 www. skydivegeronimo.com.au
Add some excitement to your Rottnest adventure and fly to Rotto in your private helicopter. Stunning views of the Southern Beaches and Rottnest itself, make this the ultimate way to get to the island. Helicopter return or Heli/Ferry packages available. Departing from Jandakot (Daily) and Hillarys Marina (Weekends). Bookings Essential.
The most fun you’ll have standing up! Learn about the amazing and sometimes controversial history of Rottnest Island or head off-road to some of Rottnest’s most amazing places with your expert guide. Absorb the picturesque vistas of the natural beauty of the island. What you experience will leave you spellbound and wanting more!
Western Australia’s only island skydive experience! Tandem skydive with a team of friendly professionals from 15,000ft on Rottnest Island. It’s the adrenaline rush you’ve been looking for! Flying to altitude, a heart pumping free-fall, and cruising to a safe beach landing whilst taking in WA’s majestic coastline scenery.
PerthBeaches With a spectacular coastline that spans all of its sun-kissed scenery, Perth beaches are definitely a sight to behold. Located only 20 minutes west of the city centre, the coast is blessed with a string of 19 sensational white sand beaches. Offering a kaleidoscope of leisure opportunities from sun bathing and swimming, to surfing and snorkeling, Perth beaches are the perfect place to watch the sun set over the ocean at the end of the day in some idyllic settings. Cottesloe Beach in the south, is one of Perth’s most photographed and most famous beaches. With sloping grassy banks and huge Norfolk pines offering shade, ‘Cott’ as the locals refer to it, is not only a fabulous beach with amazing views, it has great pubs, cafes, cool bars, restaurants and take-away choices. Heading north of Cottesloe, City Beach and Floreat are separated by a groin, with City Beach a pretty smaller cove, and Floreat a long expanse of pristine white sand that stretches north continuously to Scarborough and on to Trigg. For a stunning view from a higher vantage point, take a short drive to Reabold Hill in the suburb of City Beach. It’s the highest natural point along the coast and a great place to take photos. Scarborough is a popular beach with locals and an ideal location to stay with hotels, motels, backpackers, and selfcatering apartments, as well as shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars. Scarborough also boasts WA’s only amphitheatre on the beach, which hosts regular events – from beach volleyball to summer concerts.
Scarborough is an excellent swimming and surfing beach, however serious surfers go a little further north to Trigg Beach, which has Perth’s most consistent surf break. Waterman’s Bay also offers good surfing and closer to the shore, Mettams Pool is a great spot for snorkelling and sheltered swimming. Further north you’ll find Hillarys Boat Harbour filled with resort style shopping and an excellent selection of cafes and restaurants. If you love the water and want to get out on the high seas, you can charter a yacht, go deep sea fishing or join a seasonal whale watching cruise from Hillarys. It’s also a departure point to catch a fast ferry over to Rottnest Island. Wanneroo is one of the northerly coastal districts where you’ll find Mindarie Marina, the largest man-made marina in Australia. Further inland you can explore Yanchep National Park, where you can learn about the park’s ancient Aboriginal culture and sacredness for the local Noongar people. The park is home to one of Australia’s largest koala colonies, as well as populations of friendly kangaroos and thousands of native birds. If you’re up for a bit of adventure, you can also take a cave tour here. Comprising one of the six major cave regions in WA, more than 600 caves have been documented in the park. Continue north to the Moore River Region which covers the coast from Two Rocks to Lancelin, well known for sand dunes, sand boarding, four wheel driving, surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing thanks to the consistent swell. Ledge Point, Caraban and Quinns Rock are great spots for fishing and Guilderton on the banks of the Moore River is ideal for swimming and canoeing.
Clockwise from top: Strolling the walk trail and grassy slopes above Cottesloe Beach; Lunch overlooking the ocean; Shopping at Hillary’s Boat Harbour
Lovers of water sports can test their skills in Lancelin’s worldclass wave and wind conditions. Sheltered fishing spots, reefs and wrecks are also perfect for keen anglers, snorkelers and divers. The waters are also a popular playground for an abundance of marine life, with rare Australian sea lions and pods of dolphins regularly visiting the bay.
Soak it in • Take in the beauty of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean • Go for a swim at one of the 19 sensational white sand beaches • Shop and dine at Hillarys Boat Harbour and Mindarie Marina • Enjoy koalas, caves & culture at Yanchep National Park • Stay a night at one of the many accommodation options
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AQWA Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillarys T: +61 8 9447 7500 E: [email protected]
www.aqwa.com.au An awesome underwater journey awaits you at AQWA. Encounter giant sharks, turtles and stingrays in Australia’s largest single aquarium. Meet rare, unique and deadly sea creatures. Touch a starfish or baby shark plus experience the wonder of one of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibits. Open Daily 10am -5pm What will you discover today?
Hillarys Harbour Resort 68 Southside Drive, Hillarys T: +61 8 9262 7888 E: [email protected]
www.hillarysresort.com.au Hillarys Harbour Resort is situated in the Marina just 20 minutes north west of the city. We have 1, 2 and 3 bedroom spacious fully self-contained apartments with the 2 and 3 bedroom apartments having 2 ensuites. Facilities include outdoor pool, heated spa, sauna, BBQ area, relaxing gazebo area, free WiFi, and an internet kiosk at reception.
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178 The Esplanade, Scarborough T: +61 8 9341 9600 E: [email protected]
4 Brighton Road, Scarborough T: +61 8 6140 3500 E: [email protected]
Situated directly opposite Scarborough Beach, Seashells offers stylish 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully self-contained apartments, most with views of the spectacular Indian Ocean. Features include wellappointed kitchens and laundries, spacious lounge and dining areas, private balconies, free in-house movies, Foxtel, DVD and free Wi-Fi. Enjoy the outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, BBQs and free undercover secure parking.
Quest Scarborough Apartment Hotel is the perfect accommodation option for the corporate and leisure traveller. The spacious, modern self-contained studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are ideal for overnight or long term stays. Quest Scarborough is only 200 metres from the beautiful Scarborough Beach and offers a perfect balance of comfort, enjoyment and location. Special features include an outdoor pool and BBQ area, Foxtel, Wi-Fi, Conference Room, secure on-site car parking and close to popular restaurants, bars and cafes. Make sure your next stay is at Quest Scarborough where you will enjoy quality accommodation at a beautiful beachside destination.
Quality Resort Sorrento Beach
Country Club Boulevard, Connolly T: +61 8 9400 8888 E: [email protected]
1 Padbury Circle, Sorrento T: +61 8 9246 8100 E: [email protected]
Nestled in natural bushland just north of Perth, 5 minutes from WA’s Sunset Coast, Joondalup Resort offers an oasis of relaxation, comfort and state of the art facilities. With an abundance of free parking, complimentary WiFi and its tranquil surrounds, Joondalup Resort is both easy to get to and enjoyable to stay.
Quality Resort Sorrento Beach is just 76 steps from the beach, only 20 minutes drive north of Perth City and an ideal getaway for 2 with a range of 4 Star hotel style studio rooms and luxury one bedroom spa suites (available with or without ocean views), through to a family holiday for 6 in newly renovated 2 & 3 bedroom self contained apartments. On-site facilities include Wi-Fi, solar heated pool, spa, sauna, BBQ area, free parking, Foxtel and 76 steps Café provides a relaxed dining experience with the new alfresco area ideal for breakfast with friends. The Resort is only 750m south of Hillarys Boat Harbour with its cafes, shopping, AQWA (Aquarium), Rottnest Island Ferry and children’s water park with mini golf. Being close to major shopping Centre’s, cinemas and golf courses, makes an ideal base, in a great location to explore the many beaches and sights of Perth.
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Mindarie Marina Hotel & Villas
Lot 201 Caraban Road, Caraban T: +61 41 990 9167 E: [email protected]
Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie T: +61 8 9305 9305 E: [email protected]
Group accommodation specialists for up to 14 guests. We are the most centrally located holiday home located directly off Indian Ocean Drive also known as the “Perfect Pinnacles Route” in the Moore River region. Cruise the Moore River by boat and be dropped off at the Desert for a unique sand boarding adventure on our pristine sparkling white sand dunes.
Mindarie Marina Hotel & Villas is your very own private relaxation sanctuary on the oceanfront. If you’re planning a family holiday, a business visit or a romantic retreat for two, the spacious and ultra-modern accommodation options at Mindarie Marina are the perfect escape. Enjoy ocean or marina views from your private balcony and take your pick from a selection of award-winning dining and entertainment venues on the boardwalk including the Indian Ocean Brewing Company. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout the complex, plus a range of onsite activities and local attractions to explore including bike & kayak hire, beautiful nearby beaches and more. It’s all here at Mindarie Marina…
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Indian Ocean Hotel 23 - 27 Hastings Street, Scarborough T: +61 8 9341 1122 E: [email protected]
www.indianoceanhotel.com.au The Indian Ocean hotel is a short walk from Scarborough beach and all of the restaurants, shops pubs and clubs that Scarborough offers. We have free parking, free WiFi, free continental breakfast and in house movies. With 24 hour reception and a bistro and bar next door we have all the amenities you need in clean and comfortable rooms. Rates start from $80 per night!
Rockingham Experience wildlife encounters with dolphins, penguins and seals in this nature lover’s playground. South of Perth’s metropolis is Rockingham, a city that’s main attractions are teeming with birdlife and wild marine life. Rockingham’s pristine islands and reefs of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park offer incredible encounters, from penguins and dolphins to dive wrecks and snorkel trails. The pristine beaches surrounding the area are the perfect playgrounds for fishing, surfing, paddling and sailing. Located an easy day trip from Perth, Rockingham is just a 40 minute drive or train-and-bus ride south to reach the seaside town, where you’ll find opportunities for adventure and relaxation in equal measure. Rockingham faces the sheltered waters of Cockburn Sound with Garden Island, Penguin Island and Seal Island close by. Pods of wild and playful dolphins regularly frequent these coastal waters and there’s no better place than here for an unforgettable swim with them in their natural habitat. Alternatively, stay dry and watch these playful creatures from the comfort of the viewing platform on the boat as they ride the bow beneath your feet. Seeing these fascinating creatures in their own environment is an extraordinary experience not to be missed. Their neighbours on Penguin Island are just as cute and only a short ferry ride away. Here, you’ll get to meet some of the island’s 1,200 little penguins who make up the largest colony on Australia’s west coast. At the interpretive centre, you can watch penguin feeding daily and learn more via expert commentary.
The penguins share their home with 50 species of seabirds, including the largest colony of pelicans in Western Australia. It’s an important nesting, feeding and roosting site for many of these birds. From here, you can jump aboard the glassbottom boat for a 45 minute cruise of nearby Seal Island to see the rare Australian sea lions. Back on the mainland coast, keen divers should head to Point Peron, a shallow shore dive with great visibility. Meanwhile bathers in search of blissful relaxation will find it in the sheltered waters of Cockburn Sound. The protected Rockingham Beach offers gentle conditions, making it ideal for families as well as a safe snorkelling environment. More experienced snorkellers and divers can head to the West Coast Dive Park that is rich in dive wrecks and a colourful world of fish and coral. Water sport adventures abound in Safety Bay with fresh afternoon conditions creating excellent conditions for windsurfing and sailing. On land, there are first-class championship golf courses, wineries nearby with cellar door sampling, heritage trails, historical sights, and excellent recreational fishing. For shopping and a choice of eateries, head to Rockingham town centre where you’ll find a good selection of restaurants, cafés and bars. While many opt to stay in Perth where the accommodation choice is greater, there are choices of places to stay ocean-side in Rockingham that range from luxury to budget.
Clockwise from top: Catching the ferry boat across to Penguin Island; Australian Sea Lions on Seal Island; Getting ready for a dolphin swim
i Rockingham Visitor Centre 19 Kent Street, Rockingham +61 8 9592 3464
Memorable wildlife encounters • Swim with the wild dolphins on an incredible eco-experience • Take a cruise through the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park • Be adventurous with a Jetpack experience or skydive on the beach • Go scuba diving at the West Coast Dive Park or join a kayaking tour • Have a picnic or BBQ next to the beach at Bell or Churchill Park
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Cnr Wanliss Street and Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham T: +61 452 500 550 E: [email protected]
Cnr Wanliss St and Rockingham Beach Rd, Rockingham Foreshore T: +61 450 538 754 E: [email protected]
Willetton T: +61 8 9259 0749 E: [email protected]
Have you ever dreamed of jetpack or flyboard flight? Flying through the air, hovering high above the world below. JetPack Perth is the WA’s first coastal Jetpack experience. Based in Rockingham Beach our Professional Instructors offer one on one training for you to get to grips with these ultimate water adventures. Chose from Jetpack, Flyboard or Hoverboard.
Jet Ski Tours Perth provide exciting jet ski tours around Rockingham and surroundings of Garden Island. Enjoy riding your very own Yamaha VX jet ski with the latest technology, with the opportunity of a close encounter with Dolphins, Sea Lions…wrapped into one sensational experience.
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Cruises depart from the Cruising Yacht Club Jetty, Cnr Val Street & The Esplanade, Rockingham T: +61 8 9591 1333 E: [email protected]
Cnr Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road, Shoalwater T: +61 8 9591 1333 E: [email protected]
www.penguinisland.com.au See the world’s smallest penguins at Penguin Island! Take a glass bottom boat cruise to view sea lions or an adventure cruise to see dolphins. Enjoy spectacular beaches ideal for swimming & snorkelling. Ferries depart hourly & penguin feeding times are 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm.
Experience the ultimate wildlife encounter on our Swim with Wild Dolphins cruise! You don’t need to be an expert swimmer. Our experienced guides will teach you to snorkel and use aqua scooters to tow you right amongst the dolphins. Wetsuits, masks, snorkels & lunch provided.
Rockingham Apartments 61 Rockingham Beach Rd Rockingham T: +61 419 444 787 E: [email protected]
www.rockinghamapartments.com.au Rockingham’s Award Winning Luxury Beachfront Accommodation. Coming to Rockingham to swim with the Dolphins? Or maybe Skydive? Why not make a weekend of it and stay with us. Our Luxury Apartments feature either 1, 2 or 3 Bedrooms, are fully self-contained and all have large balconies with spectacular Ocean Views.
West Oz Kiteboarding & Stand Up Paddleboarding
Corner of Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road, Shoalwater T: +61 438 591 755 E: [email protected]
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A perfect way to spend a couple of hours is our Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour through the Shoalwater Marine Park. Turquoise water, gorgeous views and the chance to spot native animals; this isn’t your average paddleboard lesson. Spot some sea lions, beautiful birdlife and maybe even some playful dolphins. For the more extreme we run our kiteboarding lessons. Teaching since 1999, all of our instructors have a high standard of qualifications and experience and we also use Communication Helmets, meaning the instructor can speak to you whilst you are out on the water, making the learning process faster and safer.
The most fun sea kayak tour in Perth with 100% money back guarantee! Paddle next to Australian Sea Lions & dolphins, see Fairy Penguins, sea birds and friendly lizards. Snorkel and explore the island. Healthy picnic lunch and transport to / from Perth is included.
Get your adrenalin pumping into overdrive as you experience tandem skydiving over Rockingham - the closest beach skydive to Perth CBD. Exit the plane from up to 14,000 feet for an insane 60 seconds of life-changing freefall. Float under canopy for 5-7 minutes with spectacular views of the beautiful Shoalwater Islands Marine Park including Penguin Island, Cockburn Sound, Garden Island and all the way out to Rottnest Island.
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Mandurah&Peel From water sports to off-road adventures, natural wonders and local flavours, this region has it all. Stretching from the blue waters of the coast to the rugged terrain of the Darling Scarp, Mandurah and the Peel region is a natural adventure playground. Located less than an hour south of Perth by train or by car on the Forrest Highway, the region offers a range of activities from exploring vast waterways and national parks, to visiting wineries and bush walking through vast Jarrah forests. Mandurah is the perfect base for exploring the Peel region. As Western Australia’s largest regional city, Mandurah is known for its beautiful waterways and relaxed holiday atmosphere. There is plenty of accommodation options to choose from and an excellent range of restaurants located along the estuary foreshore and the Mandurah Boardwalk. Covering an area twice the size of Sydney Harbour and regarded as one of Australia’s most spectacular playgrounds for boating, fishing and wildlife watching, the Mandurah Estuary and Peel Inlet provide endless water-based activities. For those who enjoy being on the water, no trip to Mandurah would be complete without a boat cruise through the canals be sure to keep an eye out for the wild bottle-nosed dolphins who are regular visitors to the area.
A natural adventure destination • Walk along the foreshore and lunch on the Mandurah Boardwalk • Take a canal cruise and keep an eye out for dolphins • Play a round of golf at a world-class golf course • Enjoy fishing, camping or relax in the national parks • Visit Yalgorup National Park and the Thrombolite living fossils
Graced with endless stretches of pristine coastline, tree lined walkways, grassed picnic areas, plenty of attractions and safe swimming beaches; Mandurah is a perfect holiday destination for the whole family. The Murray area stretches from the canal and riverside suburbs of North and South Yunderup, Ravenswood and Dwellingup to the beautiful Darling Scarp, with historic Pinjarra at its heart. The area offers a range of natural attractions, heritage sites and plenty of adventure activities including skydiving, canoeing, white-water rafting and mountain-biking. There’s the opportunity for some relaxation on a house boat on the tranquil Murray River and the area is popular for camping. Other activities include hiking, cycling or horseriding along the area’s many trails. Stretching from the coast to the Darling Range, the Shire of Murray includes a pristine coastline and the Yalgorup National Park. Containing 11 coastal lakes and wetlands, the park is home to hundreds of migrating birds and also contains Lake Clifton, the largest Thrombolite reef in the Southern Hemisphere. Travel inland to find fertile farmlands, peaceful Jarrah forests and the character township of Waroona which has an interesting history and is well known for the Waroona Dam and Lake Navarino where thrill seekers come from far and wide to waterski, canoe and fish. Nestled between rolling hills of forests and on the banks of the Hotham River, Boddington combines country charm with farming and mining prosperity. Half of the Boddington Shire is state forest and the area is popular for camping and fishing and ideal for hiking, picnics, bird-watching and wildflowers in spring. Boddington is also well known for Australia’s largest gold mine, the Boddington Gold Mine and one of the world’s longest bauxite conveyors, Worsley Bauxite Mine - both discreetly hidden in the surrounding hills.
Clockwise from top: Catching crabs in the Mandurah estuaries and waterways; enjoying a mountain bike ride through the forest; canoeing on the Murray River
Located in the northern part of the Peel region, Serpentine Jarrahdale is only 30 minutes’ from Perth. The area is perfect for the nature lover with many forests, parks, rivers and other natural attractions. The Serpentine National Park is a great place to visit and includes Serpentine Falls which features cool emerald-coloured waters and is surrounded by rocks. Jarrahdale, the local town, is full of art and history where you can enjoy lunch at a local pub or sample locally produced wine at a number of wineries found just outside of town.
i Mandurah Visitor Centre 75 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah +61 8 9550 3999
i Dwellingup History & Visitor Information Centre Marrinup Street, Dwellingup +61 8 9538 1108
Plan your water or bush adventures in Mandurah & the Peel Region and find all sorts of natural attractions only an hour from Perth.
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Sanctuary Park Road, Pinjarra T: +61 8 9531 4322 E: [email protected]
16 Dolphin Drive, Mandurah T: +61 8 9550 3000 E: [email protected]
With a fleet of 45 vehicles including premium executive cars, sedans, wagons, 7, 10 & 24 seater buses and wheelchair accessible vehicles available, award winning Mandurah Taxis can get you anywhere you need to go!
Hand feed the animals, walk through the aviary, hold a snake, pat a dingo, tickle a ferret…There are well over 100 species of birds and animals that will capture your imagination. • Invertebrates • Snake Handling • Squirrel Glider Encounter • Jar of Horrors • Bengal Cat Interaction • Dingo Encounter • Koala Encounter• Bird Feeding • Keeper talks & presentations. Subject to availability.
Absolute beachfront location on Comet Bay, next to Mandurah Ocean Marina. Choose from a range of 1 and 2 bedroom fully self-contained 4.5 star apartments and villas with ocean or marina views. Outdoor heated infinity pool and spa, BBQs and tennis court. Free Wi-Fi and parking.
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Trees Adventure - Lane Poole Park
1 Marco Polo Drive, Mandurah T: +61 8 9512 8300 E: [email protected]
Lane Poole Reserve, Off Nanga Road, Dwellingup T: +61 8 9463 4063 E: [email protected]
The 4.5-star Sebel Mandurah boasts stunning water views and is the first world class hotel in Mandurah. Choose from beautifully appointed guestrooms and 1, 2 or 3-bedroom apartments with a plethora of cafes, restaurants and attractions on your doorstep. Enjoy the heated pool, BBQ facilities and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Western Australia’s First Tree Ropes Course! Trees Adventure is an exhilarating 2-hour experience with courses ranging from easy to a little insane! Soar through the trees on an array of flying foxes and take on a series of thrilling aerial challenges like wobbling bridges and crawling along nets! With over 80 challenges and 20 flying foxes, there is something for the whole family to enjoy! From 4yrs old and up. Bookings are essential.
SwanValley Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region and Australia’s first Humane Food Region. Located just 25 minutes’ drive from Perth, the Swan Valley recently celebrated its 180th year anniversary of winemaking and is home to an ever-growing list of chefs, winemakers, brewers and producers of artisan wares. It is packed with fresh seasonal produce and countless restaurants and cafés offering everything from fine dining to casual pub food and traditional high tea. There’s a wide range of gourmet goods, from extra virgin olive oils, specialty cheeses, olives, nuts, dried fruits and preserves to handmade chocolate, truffles, honey and nougat. One way to enjoy the best of the region is to embark on the Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail. The 32km loop trail is well signposted and takes you past more than 150 wineries, breweries, restaurants, cafés and roadside stalls and a host of other attractions. The chances of you wanting to sample some, or indeed all of the area’s wines are quite high and a great option is to join a wine tasting tour where you will be transported from winery to winery and not have to concern yourself with driving. Alternatively, you can take a wine cruise from the city on the Swan River, after which the valley is named. Beer lovers will be pleased to know that there is more to the region than just wine. The Swan Valley has five boutique beer outlets, including several micro-breweries offering a wide selection of more than 20 varieties of beer to tempt the palate and two German-style cafés serving their own brews with hearty, beer-friendly fare.
If you’re exploring in summer, take the opportunity to sample some of the region’s crisp and juicy table grapes which have been grown in the Valley since 1829. Today there are up to 150 table grape producers growing more than 20 varieties. Art galleries and gift shops are as much a part of the experience as wineries and food. Throughout the valley, talented local artisans regularly exhibit their work in galleries, studios and cafés from potters and Aboriginal painters, to sculptors and furniture makers. With plenty of wide open space for picnicking, cycle trails and self-guided walk trails, the valley is also ideal for families and many of the region’s wineries and cafés offer safe areas for children to play. The Swan Valley Visitor Centre in Guildford is a great place to visit to receive expert advice on how to explore the area and pick up some free maps at the same time.
Clockwise from top: Strolling the Swan Valley vineyards; sampling some delicious locally made chocolate; al fresco wine tasting at an outdoor winery
The nearby historical village of Guildford with its collection of antique shops, cafés and pristine examples of European settlement buildings dating back to the 1830s, is the gateway to the Swan Valley and is well worth visiting. Guildford was the first permanent community to emerge from the Swan River Colony’s settlement of the area and is the only town in Perth classified by the National Trust. Pastimes include picnicking by the river, exploring the antique shops, enjoying a pint in an historical pub or a delicious Devonshire tea at one of the many cafés that line James Street, the main thoroughfare. If time allows, spend a few days discovering this stunning region and stay locally at one of the many accommodation choices. There is something to suit all tastes and budgets from resorts, caravan parks, farm stays or chic boutique guesthouses.
i Swan Valley Visitor Centre Old Courthouse, Cnr Meadow and Swan Streets, Guildford +61 8 9207 8899
WA’s oldest wine making region • Follow the 32km Food & Wine trail for local wine and produce • Sample the Valley’s Verdelho, Shiraz and fortified wines • Enjoy free tastings of local honey, preserves and chocolates • Take a wander around Guildford’s historic shopping precincts • Visit the many art and craft galleries and artist’s studios
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Located 35 minutes drive from the city this unique Supa Golf game is suitable for all ages, oversize clubs, larger balls and a 900 metre walk for 9 holes makes this game a whole lot easier to play. Visit our website or call to make a booking.
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Established 1840, Sandalford Wines is one of WA’s oldest producers of premium wine. Today our wines are rated among Australia’s BEST and our Wine Tourism facilities are multi-award winning. Open 7 days, Chinese speaking staff available.
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The Novotel Vines Resort in the picturesque Swan Valley has recently undergone a multi million dollar renovation to all their rooms. All hotel guest rooms have had a total makeover, including sparkling new modern bathrooms, new furniture, lush soft furnishings, pod coffee, new beds and manchester. Every guest will enjoy the complimentary movies on demand and wifi in their luxurious new rooms with sensational views over the resort gardens or golf course. Surrounded by award winning wineries & breweries along with their own award winning Muscat’s Restaurant, Keishi Day Spa plus two 18 hole golf courses & plenty of leisure facilities – the resort provides the relaxed atmosphere to unwind and rest whilst being only 35 minutes from the Perth CBD.
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Located just 25 minutes from Perth, the Swan Valley is home to an ever-growing list of chefs, winemakers, brewers and producers of artisan wares. It is packed with fresh seasonal produce, with countless restaurants and cafes offering everything from fine dining to salt-of-the-earth pub grub to traditional high tea. There’s a bursting list of gourmet goods, from extra virgin olive oils, specialty cheese, marinated olives, dried fruits, pickles and preserves to handmade chocolate, fudge, truffles, nuts and nougat. Get the most out of your visit by calling into the Visitor Centre and taking advantage of our complimentary advice, tour and booking services.
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Located in the heart of the Swan Valley wine region and just 25 minutes from Perth CBD, guests can enjoy self-drive food & wine trails, animal farms perfect for the kids or sit & relax from their own caravan/tent site or self-contained cabin.
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The House of Honey, Meadery & The Sticky Spoon Cafe
867 Great Northern Highway, Herne Hill T: +61 8 9296 3635 E: [email protected]
www.thehouseofhoney.com.au Swan Valley’s taste sensation! Taste our many pure and unheated honey varieties direct from the beekeeper full of flavour, goodness and nutrients. See our live bee display, taste our Sparkling Honey, Meads or relax in our cafe with our famous Devonshire tea. We also have pollen, royal jelly, propolis products and pure beeswax candles. Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm
Whistler’s Chocolate Co 506 Great Northern Highway Middle Swan T: +61 8 9274 7777 Open Daily 9am - 5pm www.whistlers.com.au Come and visit Western Australia’s oldest confectionery company and see our beautiful chocolate showroom, cafe and outdoor area. Enjoy our award winning truffles and be in awe of our large chocolate sculpture created by our head chocolatier. There is nothing in the world like chocolate.
PerthHills Walk and cycle some amazing bush trails or take a scenic drive through vast national parks. 45 minutes’ drive east of the city, you’ll find the stunning scenery, meandering drives and vibrant villages of the Perth Hills. While the Hills are part of the metropolitan area, you’ll find the region and its character townships exude a country charm and the views over the city are simply stunning. The tree-lined village of Mundaring is one of the major towns of the Perth Hills. Here you can stop off at the Mundaring Visitor Centre where you can learn about the history of the region and pick up a variety of maps. Just out of town you will find the vast water reserve of the Mundaring Weir and the Perth Hills Discovery Centre where you can learn about native flora and fauna. You can also picnic at any number of stunning parks in the area. Kalamunda town centre is also particularly appealing, with its gift stores, character eateries and quaint village feel. Art, music and history play a big part here with several heritage building sites in town. A visit to the town library will reward you
Hills hospitality • Experience the beauty of the forests and national parks • Walk a section of the scenic Bibbulmun Track • Enjoy a picnic or BBQ, canoe or swim at Lake Leschenaultia • Explore the Mundaring Weir and the Perth Hills Discovery Centre • Follow the local wine trails and sample some local wines
with views of the largest community-built stained-glass window in Australia, and if you are visiting on the first Saturday of the month, be sure to drop in on the village market. Kalamunda is also a great staging point for visiting the breathtaking Bickley and Carmel Valleys known for their wine and local produce. Considering its Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers and cool wet winters, and with the first vineyards in the region planted in the 1880s, it comes as no surprise that the Perth Hills now boasts a well-established wine scene with each part of the Perth Hills having their own distinct wine trail for you to discover. The Mundaring Hills Wine Trail will lead you through the forests and gullies of Darlington, Parkerville, Mt Helena, Chidlow and Wooroloo to some of the oldest wineries in the region and continuing further south, the Bickley Valley Wine Trail touts seven world-class wineries including some fine examples of sparkling wine made in the French tradition. Cellar doors are open most weekends and public holidays and you can set your tastebuds dancing with a good selection of wine varieties. Visitors to the Perth Hills will also be impressed by the range of excellent restaurants and the level of sophisticated accommodation to be found. There are gracious country bed and breakfasts, spa retreats and private luxurious hideaways.
Clockwise from left: Market day in Kalamunda; mountain bike riding on the Munda Biddi Trail; walking the Railway Reserve trails
While you’re in the Perth Hills, try retreating to the national parks and the cool of the forests to indulge your love of the natural environment. The hills are blessed with a series of more than 40 bike and walk trails, as well as scenic lookouts and picnic spots. The world-famous Bibbulmun Track, one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, starts in the Perth Hills and stretches nearly 1,000km from Kalamunda to Albany on the south coast. The track is for walkers only and meanders through towering karri and tingle forests and along the coastal heartlands. Cyclists will also enjoy the Munda Biddi Trail which is a world class, off-road and long distance cycling experience. Starting in Mundaring and ending in Albany, it’s the longest off-road cycle trail of its kind in the world.
i Mundaring Visitor Centre 7225 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring +61 8 9295 0202
i Perth Hills Visitor Centre 50 Railway Road, Kalamunda +61 8 9257 9998
Discover Mundaring - Heart of the Perth Hills Mundaring Visitor Centre The Old School House 7225 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring T: +61 8 9295 0202 E: [email protected]
Discover the magic of Araluen
Walk the Bibbulmun Track in comfort! Bibbulmun Track Foundation T: +61 8 9481 0551 E: [email protected]
Drop down a gear and head to Mundaring Heart of the Perth Hills for a leisurely drive on leafy backroads through spectacular forests and national parks. Delight in art and culture in the charming villages, linked by the old railway line like bright beads on a thread. Walk or cycle some amazing trails, or simply throw down your picnic blanket and relax in a secluded spot. The only catch with a visit to the Heart of the Perth Hills is that, like many of us, you may think you’re coming for an afternoon, and end up wanting to stay.
Araluen is Perth’s hidden garden in the hills, just 35km from the CBD and bursting with colour at anytime of the
Interested in walking on the Bibbulmun Track but don’t want to carry a full pack or camp? Join us on one of our all-inclusive tours and enjoy the Track in absolute comfort – all accommodation, meals and transport provided. Just bring your boots, your camera and a sense of adventure!
year. Wander the paths of the Park, discovering Perth’s biggest collection of exotic plant species set among serene Australian bushland. Delight your senses on your journey through our ever changing collection of plants. 362 Croyden Road, Roleystone Western Australia T: +61 8 9234 2200 www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au
CORE Cider House
Perth Hills Visitor Centre
35 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook T: +61 8 9293 7583 E: [email protected]
50 Railway Road, Kalamunda T: +61 8 9257 9998 E: [email protected]
www.experienceperthhills.com.au Get away from it all in the Perth Hills, only 35 minutes from Perth City. Hike to experience sweeping views, or stroll along winding tracks through the forest. Drive through the valley along the Bickley Wine Trail, with stops at 10 wineries and an award-winning cider house. Stay the night in luxurious, boutique accommodation. On Sundays, central Kalamunda buzzes with the famous Kalamunda Farmers Market, offering fresh, local produce. Art galleries showcase artists from near and far. Step back in time at Kalamunda History Village. Springtime sees magnificent wildflowers at every turn. Perth Hills – so close, yet a world away.
Cider - wine - restaurant - tours CORE Cider House is a stunning, award-winning destination only 35 minutes from Perth, providing artisan ciders and wines, delicious food and prebooked orchard tours. Visitors can unwind and take in the magnificence of the sweeping apple orchard views from the grand deck or the cider garden among the apple trees. Open Wednesday to Sunday.
Discovery Parks - Perth
Down Under Discoveries
186 Hale Road, Forrestfield Free Call: 1800 626 677 E: [email protected]
T: +61 408 428 923 E: [email protected]
Old Chestnut Lane, Jarrahdale T: +61 8 9525 5796 E: [email protected]
Set in the foothills of the Darling Ranges, Discovery Parks – Perth is the perfect accommodation choice for your great western adventure. Step out the door of your cabin or caravan and 25 minutes later, you’ll be exploring Perth’s spectacular city centre
Down Under Discoveries is a family owned company offering a range of Tours & Workshops to many unique attractions around Perth and Western Australia. Enjoy our Darling Range Hills Tour and explore this beautiful area only minutes from Perth CBD. Convenient pick up and drop off at Perth Train Station for all tours.
Armadale - Gateway to the Perth Hills
Millbrook Winery is simply breathtaking. Featuring sparkling lakes and tree-lined walkways, the award-winning winery and restaurant offers the perfect day out. Only 50 minutes south-east of Perth, wine and dine, or order a picnic hamper and enjoy everything that Millbrook has to offer.
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www.visitarmadale.com.au I Tel: +61 8 9394 5410
Armadale A charming mix of country hospitality, nature and history located in the foothills of the Darling Scarp. Surprise yourself in Armadale, as you discover a modern shopping hub surrounded by nature and history. Nestled amongst scenic parks, botanical gardens and the picturesque hills and valleys of the Darling Range, Armadale is situated 40 minutes’ drive south-east of Perth city. Easily reached by car or train, Armadale’s close proximity to Perth means it’s a perfect place for self-drive day trippers. For those who want to stay a little longer, there are many bed and breakfasts and quaint accommodation outlets in the area. Start your day by dropping into the Armadale Visitor centre where you can learn about the regions’ museums, art galleries, attractions, best scenic spots and wineries. You can also pick up free maps which highlight the 28 walking trails that criss-cross the Darling Range. Walkers will enjoy the panoramic views from bush to coastal plain and city beyond and a keen eye may even spot grey kangaroos, possums and dazzling blue fairy wrens.
Tulips, walk trails, orchards and more. • Visit Araluen Botanic Park for the magnificent gardens • Admire the heritage attractions such as the Elizabethan Village • Bushwalk along the picturesque walk trails and dams • Enjoy delicious fresh fruits from the local orchards • Try canoeing or kayaking on the purpose-built Champion Lakes
You can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area by driving along the Armadale Hills Scenic Drive, which winds its way among the forest-clad hills. Other great drives allow you to stop off at points of interest such as Serpentine Falls and the scenic dams - Wungong, Churchman Brook and Canning – which all offer terrific spots for picnics, complete with free gas barbeques and grassy areas. And when it comes to stocking your picnic hamper, you’ll find Armadale is blessed with an assortment of orchards and seasonal fresh produce stores offering peaches, plums, apricots, apples, cherries, oranges and avocados for a start. On your travels, you’re also bound to come across other treasures as you explore this picturesque region. You’ll find restaurants and cafés tucked away amid the rolling hills as well as art galleries and wildlife parks. There are many heritage attractions in the region and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a scene from 16th century England at the quaint Elizabethan Village, which comes complete with cottage gardens and a cosy English-style pub. The Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum will also have you stepping back in time with its early 20th century engines and machinery. The History House Municipal Museum showcases historical treasures and displays in the Minnawarra Park historical precinct and the Armadale Outpost Telegraph Centre provides examples of communications from times gone by.
Clockwise from left: Armadale’s picturesque location; enjoying the orchards; spring time at Araluen Botanic Park; a scenic walking trail
From antiquity to the present moment, enjoy the fairytale surrounds of stunning landscaped colour at Araluen Botanic Park. Step into the enchanted gardens, a world of mosses, streams, butterflies and flowers that have dazzled visitors with floral displays since 1929. Not to be missed is the magnificent annual tulip planting each spring. The Champion Lakes Regatta Centre is well worth a visit while you’re in the Armadale area. This state-of-the-art 55 hectare lake was purpose built for rowers. But it’s not just about serious rowing – you can also swim here, canoe, laze upon a white sandy beach, have a picnic or barbecue, watch radio controlled boats zoom across the waters, or cycle or walk around the trails that fringe the lake’s shores. Golf lovers are also in for a treat in Armadale at the Araluen Golf Resort. This championship course is situated alongside state forest and the Canning River and offers large undulating greens and testing changes of elevation in a spectacular setting.
i Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull Street, Armadale +61 8 9394 5410
AvonValley Located just an hour’s drive east of Perth, the Avon Valley is WA’s first inland settlement. Offering a unique contrast of old and new, the Avon Valley offers explorers grand old buildings, a date with history, pretty country vistas, adrenaline activities and a host of events held throughout the year. There are many cafe’s and restaurants and historic pubs showcasing the local food and wine grown and produced within the Valley and some charming accommodation where you can relax and enjoy the warm country hospitality. Stretching from Beverley in the south to New Norcia and Victoria Plains in the North, the Avon Valley region boasts several intriguing localities to explore; Northam, Toodyay, York, Goomalling, Beverley, Brookton, Chittering, New Norcia and Victoria Plains. Visiting the Avon Valley’s vintage towns by road is a great way to explore with just a 30 minute drive separating one town from the next. If you don’t want to drive, the AvonLink Train service runs through Toodyay and Northam from Perth and is a great alternative.
Serenity and country charm • Be adventurous, try ballooning, skydiving, gliding or paragliding • Experience the Valley’s annual calendar of events and festivals • Sample wines, olive oil and lavender grown in the region • Enjoy the spectacular and colourful wildflowers in spring • Explore the museums, historical attractions and art galleries
Nestled in a valley between scenic hills and on the banks of the Avon River, Toodyay presents perfect examples of 19th century architecture where you can enjoy lunch at historic hotels or tearooms. You can visit the town’s old gaol and historic flour mill, and for art aficionados, you’ll love Toodyay’s sculpture, pottery and art studios. Northam is WA’s largest inland town and home to over 185 heritage listed buildings. The Avon River flows through the town and its tree-lined grassy banks are a lure for picnickers. For the more adventurous, Northam is a hot air ballooning mecca and a great way to see the patchwork of rolling hills from the view above. Surrounded by scenic countryside, York has retained its charm of yesteryear boasting many restored, opulent Victorian and Federation buildings and churches. In 1831 York became Western Australia’s first inland settlement for early colonists resulting in the entire town being classified by the National Trust. Resident museums, heritage walks, quaint tearooms and restaurants are just some of the delightful ways to spend a few hours, or for the thrill seeker, opt for skydiving, paragliding and ultralight flights. Goomalling is a charming rural settlement enveloped by endless open countryside. In spring the area boasts dazzling displays of wildflowers. It’s equally stunning in other seasons with vast rural fields dotted with giant wheat domes, while arts and crafts, country markets and a colourful history add to the rural feel.
Clockwise from left: Afternoon tea in Toodyay; views overlooking scenic York; a leisurely bike ride in Northam; a Chittering Valley winery
The farming community of Beverley offers fine examples of colonial architecture, and Brookton has its old Police Station and Railway Station, both just waiting to be explored. Nestled in the foothills and less than an hours’ drive north of Perth, Chittering’s undulating hills and valleys are filled with vineyards, orchards, pastures, lakes, and bushland that are as pretty as a picture. The 76km Chittering Valley Wine Trail is located here and boasts seven wineries and meanders through the rural settlements of Bullsbrook, Bindoon, Gingin and Muchea. Further north east, the grand 19th century Spanish missionary of New Norcia is the only monastic town in Australia where Benedictine monks have lived a simple life of prayer for more than 160 years. Today, they invite you to enjoy the tranquillity, extraordinary architecture, olive groves and mouth-watering Mediterranean flavours along with guided town tours, an overnight stay, and a chance to join them in prayer in their private chapel.
i Northam Visitor Centre 2 Grey Street, Northam +61 8 9622 2100 70
Northam Visitor Centre
Public Transport Centre Summers Street, East Perth T: 1300 662 205 E: [email protected]
Heritage, Commerce and Lifestyle 2 Grey Street, Northam T: +61 8 9622 2100 E: [email protected]
www.northam.wa.gov.au www.facebook.com/visitnortham www.instagram.com/visitnortham
Transwa provides modern rail and road coach transport to over 240 destinations, bringing regional Western Australia closer. The comfortable AvonLink commuter train operates 28 services per week, to the beautiful Avon Valley region, only an 80 minute trip from Midland. The train service is inclusive of free Wi-Fi, power for personal computers and bookings are not required. The train connects with Transperth train services to Perth. Transwa operates the Prospector train to Kalgoorlie, inclusive of an on-demand entertainment system and buffet service. The Australind train travels the scenic route to Bunbury twice daily and has drinks and food available for purchase. A new-generation luxurious road coach fleet is currently being rolled out, travelling north to Kalbarri and Geraldton and south to Albany and Esperance. Transwa offers 50% discounted fares to a wide range of concession holders. Whether it be for a day trip or weekend getaway, travel with Transwa.
Located in the heart of the picturesque Avon Valley, Northam is home to a diverse range of tourist and heritage attractions. Attractions include hot air ballooning, wildflowers, tours & trails, historic buildings, horse racing, white swans and wineries. Northam is home to a multitude of historical, cultural, and modern attractions, ranging from the second largest collection of historically significant buildings in WA to exciting new public art pieces. Alongside a vibrant calendar of regular events, Northam often also hosts larger scale external events such as the National Ballooning Championships. The Northam Visitor Centre includes free Wi-fi, an interpretive space featuring the “Sense of Place” Migrant Exhibition, Northam’s First People Exhibition, and environmental displays. Visit the Centre for advice on places to see, stay and eat while you are in the area, information on activities, a wide range of local produce and artwork, and a great selection of souvenirs and gifts.
Chittering Visitor Centre
Goomalling Caravan Park
Northam Race Club
Windward Balloon Adventures
6180 Great Northern Highway, Bindoon T: +61 8 9576 1100 E: [email protected]
Throssell Street, Goomalling T: +61 8 9629 1183 E: [email protected]
www.visitgoomalling.com.au Goomalling Caravan Park is cared for by friendly onsite caretakers. Take an easy stroll to the town facilities or enjoy the fully equipped ‘Campers Kitchen’, pergola and amenities whilst nestled amongst the bush landscape. Choose from 54 powered sites or fully serviced en-suite motel units.
175 Yilgarn Avenue, Northam T: +61 8 9622 7765 E: [email protected]
197 Duke Street, Northam T: +61 8 9622 2324 E: [email protected]
T: +61 8 9621 2000 E: [email protected]
Racing April to December in the picturesque Avon Valley is the Northam Race Club. Boasting popular midweek and weekend meetings, there is an event to suit every taste and budget. Come and enjoy the fabulous on-course facilities with trackside cafe and “A Day at the Races” packages available. See website for event information.
Finalist in 2013 WA Heritage Awards in “Outstanding Conservation of a Non-Residential Place” category. A short distance from the town centre, this luxury hotel offers superb rooms and self-contained apartments, smart restaurant with an exciting menu, gorgeous ladies bar, wine garden, alfresco dining areas, conference and function facilities. Located in peaceful surroundings, it is the perfect place for holiday-makers and business travellers.
Just an hour’s drive from Perth, enjoy undulating hills and beautiful valleys along Chittering Valley Road into Bindoon. Enjoy a walk or drive trail (see the wildflower display during spring), stop by for some fresh seasonal produce or visit our monthly markets. Call in to the Visitor Centre or visit our website for more information.
Experience breathtaking scenery as you float gently above the picturesque Avon Valley on a Deluxe Champagne Balloon Flight in our safe & experienced hands. Windward have over 30 years experience and are a proud winner of the 2008 & 2009 WA Tourism Awards for Adventure Tourism. Lifting off at sunrise you’ll float gently over a rural landscape of rolling hills, lush fields and meandering streams. Post flight; celebrate in style with champagne, breakfast and flight certificate presentation. Beautifully presented gift vouchers are available.
Toodyay-A Valley for All Seasons Toodyay Visitors Centre, Piesse Street, Toodyay T: +61 8 9574 9380 E: [email protected]
www.toodyay.com Toodyay - thought to be the Aboriginal word ‘duidgee’, meaning ‘place of plenty’, this historic town has so much to offer! Just a pleasant hour’s drive from Perth, Toodyay will enchant you with its cafés, historic buildings and speciality shops. Visit our award winning Newcastle Gaol and Connor’s Mill Museum or take the “Living History” walk along the main street. Have a coffee or enjoy a drink on the verandah of a country pub. There are bush and river walks for the more energetic and miniature train rides for the young. Take a drive out of town to visit wineries, olive groves, natural attractions, and local artisans. Not enough time to see everything? There is a choice of accommodation to suit everyone, so extend your stay and appreciate the beauty of our sunset. Whether it’s attending our renowned yearly events, heritage, nature or just soaking up the friendly country atmosphere, Toodyay has it all.
UsefulInformation York Visitor Centre
Lavendale Farmstay & Cottages
81 Avon Terrace, York T: +61 8 9641 1301 E: [email protected]
www.york.wa.gov.au/information-services/visitors.aspx Open 7 Days 9.30 am-3.30 pm
5895 Great Southern Highway, York T: +61 8 9641 4131 E: [email protected]
Nestled on the banks of the Avon River in the beautiful Avon Valley, rests WA’s most historic inland town. York, just 97 kilometres from Perth, offers something to satisfy every taste. From Adventure Sports to Museums, Historic Buildings to Walk & Drive Trails, Galleries & Gifts to Local Produce, you are sure to be delighted with this richly Historic Town. The first inland settlement, settled in 1831 is now a popular tourist destination and reminder of life in pioneering days. York is the perfect setting for a romantic weekend, family farm holiday, wedding, conference, shopping, Sunday lunch, festival fun or culture tour.
Lavendale Farm provides a safe, family friendly atmosphere. Accommodation in self contained, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages. Activity room, and playground. Feed the animals in the evening and enjoy wonderful walks along the river. In-house Conferences and Events welcome in our Community Room.
• Western Australia, Australia’s largest state is 2,525,500 sq km, about the same size as Western Europe. • The population is around 2.5 million. About 1.9 million live in the capital city, Perth. • Perth enjoys a true Mediterranean climate with hot summers - December to February and mild cool winters June to August. • Perth has incredibly blue skies and more hours of sunshine than any other Australian capital city - around eight hours a day.
• Visitors to Western Australia may drive on a valid overseas driver’s licence for the same class of vehicle. • Vehicles travel on the left hand side of the road and the wearing of seat belts is compulsory for all passengers.
Sun smart tips • The Western Australian sun is very strong. To avoid sunburn, wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, especially between 10am-3pm.
Getting here The Nosh & Nod
Shire of Victoria Plains
75A Avon Terace, York T: +61 438 842 930 E: [email protected]
Cnr Morris Edwards Drive and Ulster Road, York T: +61 8 9641 2125 E: [email protected]
28 Cavell Street, Calingiri T: +61 8 9628 7004 E: [email protected]
2 x Great Main Street locations. The Nosh & Nod offers Quality, Affordable Accommodation, in the Main Street of historic York. These well-appointed units are within walking distance to Restaurants, Shops, Hotels, Cafes and other places of interest.
Three delightful cottages, all superbly furnished and situated on a picturesque 15 acre property only a short stroll from the heart of historic York. Facilities include a full size tennis court, adventure playground, games room, small putting green and friendly farm animals. RAC 4 star rating.
Victoria Plains is a thriving agricultural region encompassing the unique and historical monastic township of New Norcia, as well as several quaint rural villages. We offer visitors a peaceful getaway, with friendly country hospitality, fresh produce, abundant wildflower displays, and renowned stargazing.
• Self-Contained Spa Units for Total Relaxation • Self-Contained En-suite Units • Fully Self-Contained Family Units (Kitchen/Laundry)
Perth is Australia’s western gateway and a major hub for domestic and international air services. There are 18 international, four domestic and 10 regional airlines that operate at Perth Airport connecting travellers to over 50 destinations around Australia and overseas. Direct flights operate to the major Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin and international direct flights operate to cities such as Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Johannesburg, Auckland, Christchurch, Dubai, Abu Dhabi with many onward connecting flights to other destinations both within Australia and overseas.
Visas All people, except Australian and New Zealand Passport holders, require a visa to enter Australia. For information concerning different visas available, contact your Australian consulate in your home country or visit www.border.gov.au
Getting around • Perth Airport is 20 kilometres east of the city. • Taxis are available from both the domestic and international terminals. A taxi trip from the airport terminals to Perth city centre will take 20 to 30 minutes. The journey will cost around AUD$40.00. • Perth and Fremantle are serviced by an efficient public transport system as well as a free shuttle service, the Central Area Transit - CAT. Fremantle is 20 kilometres from Perth city or 20 minutes by car. • Perth’s beaches are some of the best in Australia and are just 15 to 20 minutes by car from the city.
Shopping hours The majority of retail outlets trade during the following hours:
City Monday to Thursday: 9am-5pm Friday: 9am-9pm Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: 11am-5pm
Monday to Thursday: 8am-7pm Friday: 8am-9pm Saturday: 8am-5pm Sunday: 11am-6pm
Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm Thursday: 9am-9pm Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: 11am-5pm
Certified Tourism Business The inclusion of this symbol represents a nationwide quality assured program that indicates an Accredited Tourism Business that is committed to the provision of quality products and services.
Accredited Visitor Centres To get the most out of your holiday in Western Australia, speak to the experts at a local Visitor Centre. Visitor Centres offer expert advice on the best things to see and do.
Acknowledgements Perth Region Tourism Organisation wishes to acknowledge the support of Barbitta Design for artwork and production; Tourism Western Australia; City of Perth; Acorn Photos, Tungsten Photography, Madcat Photography and Stephen Nicholls Photography for images and the cooperative support of the advertisers.
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This Holiday Planner has been prepared by the Perth Region Tourism Organisation Inc. trading as Experience Perth. Although every endeavour has been made to ensure the information contained in this publication is correct at the time of printing, Perth Region Tourism Organisation takes no responsibility for any alteration to any schedule or service without notice and no responsibility for any inconsistencies or inaccuracies.
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