25 September 2018
Taking a tractor tour through a cidery, meeting cute quokkas on Rottnest Island and sipping a cocktail that comes with Swan River views – there’s always a reason to spend more time in Perth.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a first time visitor to Perth or returning to experience the city all over again, Western Australia’s ever-evolving capital has something to offer visitors all year round. Here are five of the best things to do while enjoying a Perth getaway:
DROP IN TO PERTH’S COOLEST FOOD AND WINE PRECINCT
Designed by the founders of Little Creatures as their ode to the craft beer industry, Petition Beer Corner enlightens connoisseurs with its rotating lineup of 18 tap beers. Matched with beer snacks, there are brews sourced from far-flung locations, limited editions and wondrous experiments. Next door, Petition Wine Bar and Merchant has a similarly curated compilation of wines, including drops from small batch local wine wizards that you won’t see elsewhere.
BECOME A WA FISHERMAN FOR THE DAY
Always wanted to help pull a pot of live rock lobsters from the ocean? You can double as a cray fisherman for a day by joining the family behind WA’s Lobster Shack. If you’re keen, they’ll also cook your catch for lunch. Their vessel, Shack Attack departs from Cervantes, about two hour’s drive north of Perth, and also offers adrenalin-rich game fishing charters.
SNAP A SELFIE WITH THE WORLD’S HAPPIEST ANIMAL
The cheerful quokkas inhabiting Rottnest Island, only 19km over water from Perth, have to be seen to be believed. These furry natives appear to smile, and provided you’re mindful of their personal space, they’re rather partial to starring in a quokka selfie.
TAKE A TRACTOR TOUR THROUGH A RURAL CIDERY
The Perth Hills are only a 30 minute drive away, but feel like provincial France. Core Cider, in Pickering Brook, makes the most of its rolling hills etched with rows of apple, pear, plum and other fruit trees. Lean on the bar in the wooden tasting room or settle in at the open-air restaurant, where you can match the menu to your libations. Farm tractor tours, seasonal pick-your-own activities and a weekend fruit market add to the fun.
DINE AT PERTH’S HOTTEST NEW RESTAURANT
Anyone who’s ever been to Bali will know about Ku De Ta, the luxe bar-restaurant overlooking the ocean in Seminyak. The brand has opened its only outpost in Perth and its fun fine-diner, Ku Dining, is where you’ll want to be at sunset.
Inspired to visit Western Australia? Talk to your Travel Counsellor to plan your next Perth break.