Winter is here and lockdown restrictions are easing, while the temperature may have dropped that’s no reason to stay isolated, there is no better time to get out and about and support the local economy once again. At Executive Escapes, we have a wide range of short term holiday accommodation options throughout Perth including Perth CBD and Cottesloe accommodation for your next getaway. Here are a few great places to visit in Perth this winter, so grab winter coat, get out and start exploring all this great city has to offer.
Visit the Scarborough Sunset Markets – Winter Edition
Saturday’s in Perth have never looked so good. Every Saturday evening (3pm – 8pm) from 25 July until 31 October, these markets transform Scarborough into a delicious foodie heaven. The winter version of The Scarborough Sunset Markets Summer edition, these markets are the ideal way to beat the winter blues! Enjoy Perth’s best food trucks and mouth-watering dessert connoisseurs while you sit ocean side by a custom-made fire pit listening to the coolest laidback beats by DJ FLEX.
With over 40 carefully curated food stalls and retailers coming together to showcase global cuisines, local treats and handcrafted artisan wares, it’s the perfect place to get your shopping and foodie fix each week.
Explore Elizabeth Quay
One of Perth’s newest hotspots, Elizabeth Quay celebrates Perth’s love affair with the Swan River, and has transformed the foreshore into a free playground for all ages. Enjoy the winter sunshine with amazing views, alfresco dining, outdoor markets and lively festival scene. Fun for the whole family, Elizabeth Quay is easily accessible by train, bus, car of ferry.
Home to one of Perth’s most photographed beaches, it doesn’t need to be summer for you to enjoy everything this beautiful beachside suburb has to offer. Spend a day enjoying delicious coffee, food and wine at some of Perth’s best cafes, restaurants and bars. Just fifteen minutes outside of Perth and with a great range of Cottesloe accommodation options available, relax on the wide, grassy areas located along the Esplanade and enjoy a family picnic or BBQ or take a stroll or ride your back along on the sunning foreshore pathway.
Meet the Animals at Perth Zoo
The perfect location to get up close with Australia’s incredible and unique wildlife, you can easily spend a whole day at the zoo with over 1500 animals to discover and beautiful scenery to explore. Enjoy a scenic bush walk while discovering kangaroos, emus, koalas, wallabies and the giant saltwater crocodile. Stop for lunch and then experience a Safari through the African Savannah and discover rhinoceros, giraffes and lions, or explore the Asian Rain forest and meet red pandas, elephants, tigers, otters and the amazing Sumatran Orangutans. Fun for the whole family and a great day out!
Take a Day Trip
If you’re staying in Perth for a few days or longer, why not take a little trip just outside of the city? You will find many winter activities in surrounding areas, including:
- The buzzing portside of Fremantle – experience history, art and culture at its finest with the famous cappuccino strip, live music scene and plentiful art galleries.
- Drive along the picturesque WA coastline and take in some of the outdoors with a hot drink or a hearty pub meal along the way.
- Indulge in some of Western Australia’s best gourmet produce and world-class wineries, breweries and eateries in Swan Valley.
- Go on a bushwalk trail, try your hand at fishing or just enjoy the scenery in the Mandurah and Peel region.
Walk Around Kings Park
Warm yourself up by taking a stroll around one of the largest inner city parks in the world. Visited by an astonishing 6 million people each year, Kings Park offers a spectacular collection of Western Australian flora and is an ideal place to wander around and even stop for a picnic lunch to enjoy Perth’s winter sun. With stunning views of the city and surrounding areas, it’s the perfect place for a fabulous photo opportunity.
Check out the Best Foodie Hotspots
With cafes, restaurants and bars all re-opening post isolation, now is the perfect time to support the local hospitality scene and devour the culinary offerings you’ve always wanted to try with fewer crowds and without having to fight for a table. Try world class fine dining or sip on a craft beer and pizza – not only will you be helping local restaurants return to normal you will fill your tummy with mouth-watering treats that will warm your soul on cool winter day.
Indulge in a Day Spa
Too cold outside? Immerse yourself in on of Perth’s award winning day spas located throughout the city. Relax in a warm, cosy room and enjoy a luxurious facial, massage, or manicure. There’s nothing better than a few hours of soothing self-care to get rid of the winter blues so book in for that mud mask or hot stone massage to relax and warm yourself up.
If you are looking for Cottesloe accommodation or other short term holiday rentals within Perth, get in touch with the team at Executive Escapes today. We understand that the COVID-19 risks are still present in our community so we have strict measures in place in compliance with government regulations to ensure your safety. View our properties online or call us today on ((08) 9286 2641 .