PERTH GUIDE

Perth, Western Australia is the sunniest Australian capital city built around the beautiful Swan River and surrounded by picturesque beaches.

Relax and unwind in the WA lifestyle of sparkling beaches, cafes, and vineyards, whilst enjoying the benefits of a metropolitan city, complete with world-class hotels, vibrant bars and nightlife, fantastic restaurants and a thriving art and culture scene.

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WHERE TO EAT, WHERE TO STAY & THINGS TO DO IN PERTH...

EATING & DRINKING IN PERTH

THINGS TO DO IN PERTH

WHERE TO STAY IN PERTH

The Citylights Hotel is a newly opened Perth hotel in the heart of Northbridge, nearby to the vibrant nightlife, cultural experiences, and dining options.

The Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Hotel features great value, spacious, comfortable hotel rooms and apartment suites (with kitchenettes) and free Wi-Fi.

The Four Points By Sheraton has 278 guest rooms and offers an ideal location for business and leisure travellers alike.

The Pan Pacific Perth Hotel is a 5* hotel nearby to the river and the city’s main retail, dining and entertainment precincts.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO...

What To Expect When You Arrive At Perth Airport

Arriving in a new city can be incredibly daunting, even more so in a foreign language! In this blog post, we cover what you can expect to find when arriving at Terminal 1 (International Arrivals) at Perth Airport as well as how to get to your hotel or accommodation. Most international airlines, other than Quantas […]

Getting An Australian Sim Card For Your Phone

Arriving at any Australian airport is much less daunting once you find out how to get your phone up and running as quickly as possible. Whether you are planning on using your international number or getting a local number (your cheaper option), being contactable can be crucial especially when booking tours. This article aims to […]

When Is The Best Time To Visit Perth?

The weather in Perth, Western Australia offers the sunniest days of Australian cities, and hot dry summers and mild winters. The average summer temperature is 29° and winter daytime temperatures average around the 19-21° mark. Perth has also been ranked highly in the world’s most livable cities for several years in a row, with part […]

Free Bus Service Around the City Of Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup

CAT, or Central Area Transit Buses are FREE city buses, operating on different routes within the city centre of Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup. Hop and hop off these buses as many times as you want along their routes, with buses operating regularly throughout the day. There are various route options which are colour coded to […]

How To Get To Kings Park

Kings Park is one of Western Australia’s most famous must-see places to visit which overlooks the City of Perth. Getting to Kings Park from your hotel or accommodation couldn’t be easier, with various public transport, tours and car hire options available. Getting to Kings Park Kings Park is only a short distance from the Perth […]

Top Free Things To Do In Perth

If you are needing to entertain the family and visiting guests  on a budget, keep reading to find out the best free things to do in Perth. 1. Kings Park With great views of the city of Perth, rich historical and cultural flavour, nature conservation and of course family friendly options galore, Kings Park is […]

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3 May

Margaret River Readers and writers festival 2019

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival 2019

3 May @ 8:00 am - 5 May @ 5:00 pm
Voyager Estate, Stevens Road
Margaret River, WA Australia
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The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is the flagship annual literature event of Arts Margaret River. It is the biggest regional literary event in Western Australia and aims to foster a love of literature and the arts within the community. Each year, the festival brings an array of thought-provoking writers to the region including novelists, journalists, academics and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas. The 2019 festival program explores wild, weird and wonderful stories that expand…

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Unearthed Pemberton 2019

Unearthed Pemberton Festival 2019

3 May @ 8:00 am - 10 May @ 5:00 pm
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The Unearthed Festival showcases the beauty and diversity of the Southern Forests through its food and wine, art, heritage and of course nature-based adventure. Unearthed Pemberton presents  a series of open gates, open studios and events under three categories: Food & Wine, Art & Heritage Adventure The Southern Forest region while often visited hides much of its treasures behind the farm gate, the artists studio and local secrets.  We aim to open and share these to give the visitor a…

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Bickley Valley Harvest Festival 2019

4 May @ 8:00 am - 5 May @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate harvest time in the Bickley-Carmel Valley as the region comes to life under the autumn leaves. Explore the hills and sample all the mouth-watering produce of the Bickley-Carmel Valleys including award-winning wines, cider, delicious food and farm fresh fruit from the trees. This year 17 fantastic venues will be participating in the festival. We suggest checking out the Bickley Valley Festival social media channels to see what’s on and where. Download the Bickley Valley Harvest Festival APP here   Bickley…

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Urban Wine Walk Freo

Urban Wine Walk Perth – Fremantle 2019

4 May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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On Saturday the 4th of May 2019 the streets, laneways and footpaths of Fremantle will come alive as a line up of the cities best venues open their doors, transforming into the the ultimate self-guided cellar door experience. Promising another fresh, self-guided wine tasting experience, Urban Wine Walk is an afternoon out you and your friends won't want to miss! You'll enjoy unique experiences at a hand-picked selection of local bars and restaurants whilst of course sampling wines from the…

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Perth Chung Wah Cultural Festival

12 May @ 8:00 am - 18 May @ 5:00 pm
Burswood Parklands, Burswood Parklands
Burswood, Western Australia 6100 Australia
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The Perth Chung Wah Cultural Festival is a showcase of Western Australian Chinese culture and tradition, set in Burswood Park on the banks of the beautiful Swan River from 12 May to 18 May 2019. FREE ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Beginning with a spectacular dragon boat race and finishing with a lotus flower ceremony, the 7-day festival is a great way for everyone to experience ancient Chinese culture. MARKETS, ACTIVITIES & PERFORMANCES During the festival, Burswood Park will be…

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Scarborough Winter markets

Scarborough Sunset Markets – Winter Edition 2019

18 May @ 3:00 pm - 10 August @ 8:00 pm
Scarborough Beachfront, The Esplanade
Scarborough, WA Australia
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Scarborough Sunset Markets Winter Edition in the perfect remedy for those winter blues and cabin fever feels. We are inviting Scarborough locals, visitors and the peeps of Perth to rug up in your favourite winter woollies and return to Scarborough Square for soul-warming winter eats from Perth's best foodies, toasty treats from artisan dessert makers, red hot beats from our resident DJ and roaring fire pits with marshmallow roasting to boot! Find out more

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Ningaloo Whale Shark festival

Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival 2019

24 May @ 9:00 am - 26 May @ 5:00 pm
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The Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival is an annual event held in and around the town of Exmouth in May, celebrating the annual whale shark migration to the region. Across three days, the festival offers a range of activities and entertainment for the whole family. Key highlights include music performances, markets and food stalls as well as the opening night - a gala dinner with delicious food and wine along with live entertainment. Find out more

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Jazz By The Bay 2019

Jazz By The Bay 2019

31 May @ 8:00 am - 3 June @ 5:00 pm
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Uniquely South West in character, Jazz by the Bay delivers amazing jazz experiences with fine wine and food in iconic natural spaces and spectacular venues throughout Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River. Find out more

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7 June

City Wine

City Wine – 2019

7 June @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Don't let the winter get you down. Get down to Yagan Square and discover the best of WA wines. Also serving beer, cider and cocktails, great tunes from local DJ's and heaters to keep the cold at bay. Find out More  

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Truffle Kerfuffle 2019

Truffle Kerfuffle 2019 – Australian Truffle Festival

21 June @ 8:00 am - 23 June @ 5:00 pm
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An all weekend celebration of one of the world's most luxurious ingredients, fresh black truffles, just minutes from where they are unearthed. Manjimup is the heart of Australian truffle country with more truffles found here than anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere.  Join in the festivities and be consumed by the heady aroma of truffles at their freshest; go hunting, taste your way through the Festival Village, meet farmers and growers, discover local wine and produce and indulge in truffle laden experiences…

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Skating at Elizabeth Quay

Skating at Elizabeth Quay 2019

28 June @ 10:00 am - 21 July @ 9:00 pm
Elizabeth Quay, The Esplanade
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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Now in its third year, Perth’s Skating At pop-up ice-skating rink will be located in the city centre at Elizabeth Quay. This affordable family-friendly event is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels as Skating At will offer something for everyone. The ice rink offers a world-class family friendly entertainment precinct with magical lighting, music, fantastic rides including ice slides, jumping castles, Kanga skating aids and delicious food and beverage. Find out more

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Winterworld-Fremantle

Winterworld Fremantle 2019

29 June @ 8:00 am - 21 July @ 5:00 pm
Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160 Australia + Google Map

Winterworld Fremantle is a wondrous place where families and friends rug up and come together to revel in the magic of our favourite season! Activities include ice skating under falling snow, a snow pit, face painting, lots to eat and drink and much more. Find out more  

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4 July

King St Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2019

King St Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2019

4 July @ 8:00 am - 6 July @ 5:00 pm
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Perth and Western Australia host some of the most outstanding jazz talent in the country. King St Corner Pocket will showcase these exceptional local artists, emerging and established, in a fun filled festival where you don’t have to walk more than 50m to hear a new sound. Festival performances will be 50-60 minutes long, with performances overlapping between 5.30pm & 9.00pm each night at different venues in and around King Street, offering audiences the choice to mix and match their…

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Cabin Fever 2019

Cabin Fever 2019

19 July @ 8:00 am - 28 July @ 10:30 pm
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Break up with your doona. Then enter a loving relationship with winter down south this July. Choose from events that embrace all the best food, wine and music of the region, laden with unexpected twists and turns. You’ll find winter feasts, rich wines, magnificent parties, live music and wilderness that grows from the inside out. Choose from the weird, the decadent and the raucous – a celebration of what matters amidst stormy skies and open fires in the epic Margaret…

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3 August

Avon Descent 2019

Avon Descent 2019

3 August @ 8:00 am - 4 August @ 5:00 pm
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The annual 2 day Avon Descent is happening on 3 & 4 August 2019. Join the full two day race in a powerboat, kayak, ski or SUP, as part of a single, double or a relay team or simply show up to spectate (we recommend the vantage points from Bells Rapids). Find out more

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Good food and wine show

Good Food & Wine Show – 2019

23 August @ 8:00 am - 25 August @ 9:00 pm
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A whole weekend filled with what the name suggests, good food and wine. With hundreds of local and international guests for any inspiring chef, this is not to be missed. Ticketed event with celebrity guests and presentations. Find out More. 

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Cinefest Oz

Cinefest Oz

28 August @ 8:00 am - 1 September @ 5:00 pm
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Set in the seaside centres of Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough and the Margaret River wine region, CinefestOZ premieres feature films and events in the region’s cinemas, wineries, small bars and galleries, making it a feast for the senses and an unforgettable five-day getaway. Find out more

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28 September

Perth Royal Show

Perth Royal Show 2019

28 September @ 8:00 am - 5 October @ 5:00 pm
Claremont Showgrounds, 1 Graylands Road
Claremont, WA 6010 Australia
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The IGA Perth Royal Show is the highlight of the spring school holidays kicking off on Saturday September 28 and concluding on Saturday 5 October 2019. All entertainment and key attractions are free. There is almost $1 million of free Show entertainment including the highly anticipated Flight Centre Fireworks Spectacular every night at 8pm. With free attractions filled with animals, food and agricultural experiences, the Show is an entertaining and fun family day out. Find out more

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11 October

Fremantle Markets

Fremantle Markets 2019

11 October - 13 October
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until 31 December, 2019

Fremantle Market, South Terrace & Henderson St
Fremantle, Western Australia 6160 Australia
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Fremantle Markets was established in 1897 and has become one of the most recognised and celebrated attractions in Fremantle. With over 150 stalls under the one roof and steeped in Fremantle’s rich indigenous, maritime, convict, colonial and migrant history, the Market is one of the most visited places in WA. Step inside and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the irresistible waft of home-brewed coffee and the characteristic sounds of the beloved busking musicians while you wander through colourful aisles of…

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Toodyay Agricultural Show

Toodyay Agricultural Show 2019

12 October @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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The Toodyay Agricultural Show gives local businesses the opportunity to display and participate in different arenas. Food, live entertainment and displays. Find out more

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