Who is excited for Summer!? We are!!!
Summer brings Perth 3 months of hot weather, blue skies and a whole lot of exciting events and pop up bars! Summer really is the best time to visit Western Australia as you get to enjoy the main things Perth is truly known for.
We have listed below our top 5 places we think you should visit in Perth, as well as the top 5 events you just can’t miss!
TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT IN PERTH
Cottesloe Beach is our favourite beach in Perth, Western Australia! This is where we have most of our short stay properties. With more than a kilometre of pure white sand, lots of grassed areas to sit, cafes & restaurants just steps away & clear, flat water, how could it not be a favourite?
Join in with the thousands of other Aussies & take a dip in Cottesloe Beach this Summer.
More information about Cottesloe Beach can be found here.
Visiting Rottnest Island and taking a photo with a quokka is top of the list when visiting Perth. It’s an iconic ‘Thing to Do’ when you visit, as I’m sure you would have seen all over the news.
Just a short 30-minute ferry ride from Fremantle or a 45-minute ride from Perth City, you will be on the door stop of our protected nature reserve. White sandy beaches, secluded coves & thousands of bikes (bikes as a It’s the only transport around the island), is what you’ll find when you enjoy a day at Rottnest Island.
Visit the Rottnest Island website for more information.
One of the biggest parks in the world, Kings Park & The Perth Botanic Gardens is a large tourist spot to tick off the list when visiting Perth. With a stunning view of the Swan River & Perth City skyline, it’s where you will get your memorable ‘Perth’ photos for the album.
Fremantle provides a number of historical places & buildings for you to explore. The Fremantle Harbour is a beautiful place to enjoy some fish & chips, the Fremantle Prison will deliver an abundant amount of history & the arts centre will make you inspired.
We would recommend planning a whole day here to make sure you see all the sights.
Just 25 minutes north-east of Perth is the wonderful Swan Valley. Here you will find Perth’s oldest vineyards. You can cruise up to the Swan Valley, take a bus or even cycle through to visit your desired spots. We would recommend by bus or cruise so you can ‘fully’ enjoy all the amazing wines at each & every location’s tasting session. From Houghton’s Winery & Sandalford Wines, to Elmar’s in the Valley & Ferrel Brewing Company, it will be an exciting day out for all attending!
View more information on the locations here.
TOP 5 SUMMER EVENTS IN PERTH
Date: 14th – 17th December & 22nd February
Location: Optus Stadium & West Australia Cricket Ground
Are you a Cricket fan? You can enjoy the Australia Vs India game from the 14th December at the brand new Optus Stadium. Or, you can check out the One Day series with Australia V New Zealand at the WACA on the 22nd February.
Take your pick & enjoy a good ol’ summers day at the Cricket.
CATHEDRAL SQUARE POP UP CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Date: 18th – 20th December
Location: Cathedral Square
This event is perfect for all ages. The 3 days are jam packed with diverse events, entertainment, stalls & much more. With hand-crafted gifts for all ages, decorations to finalise the Christmas tree & food to enjoy while watching the performers throughout the day, you cannot miss this exciting Christmas event this December in Perth.
Oh & don’t forget to stay back for the Christmas Projection. It light ups St. George’s Cathedral like you’ve never seen before.
For more information on the 3 day event, visit their website here.
New Year’s Eve at the Zoo
Date: 31st December 2018
Location: Perth Zoo
The kids will absolutely LOVE this one!
Whilst the parents sit back & relax the kids can go on an enchanting journey with some of the Dinosaur Train friends, see Shimmer & Shine, witness the Grinch once again running Christmas & enjoy lots of light hearted music to dance the night away.
With the count down at 8pm, you can have the kids home & in bed by a reasonable hour. Sounds pretty good right!?
Visit the Perth Zoo website here for more information on this event.
Australia Day Fireworks at South Perth Foreshore
Date: 26th January 2019
Time: All Day
Location: South Perth Foreshore
The annual City of Perth Australia Day Fireworks is the biggest event on the calendar for January! With over 300,000 people expected to visit the foreshore to view the fireworks, make sure you do your homework before heading down to the Swan River.
Click here for your guide to Australia Day in Perth.
South Beach Sunset Market
Date: December – February
Time: 5- 9pm
Location: Wilson Park South Beach, South Fremantle
Running each Saturday night from 5pm until 9pm throughout the Summer months, the sunset markets needs to be schedule into your diary. The markets include live music, pop up bars, hawker food from around the globe & plenty of kids entertainment. Don’t miss out on capturing the beautiful sun set over the Indian ocean this Summer in Fremantle.
If you haven’t already planned your trip to Perth, head to our Properties Page on our website & view our fully furnished, short stay accommodation. Or, for more information contact one of our friendly staff members at firstname.lastname@example.org.