With a quickly growing laneway scene, a plethora of major city events and picturesque wineries just a stones-throw away, Perth is the perfect place to play, whether it’s for a fun family getaway or a blissful romantic escape.
Foodies Feast: Best places to eat in Perth
The Melbourne laneway trend has found its way to Perth! Hidden throughout the city, you’re bound to find a laneway scattered with some of the best restaurants in Perth no matter where you are. Check out Wolf Lane, Howard Lane and Shafto Lane in the CBD, or Forrest Walk in Subiaco and Williams Lane in Northbridge.
The city hub of Northbridge is also home to Perth’s Chinatown and the highest number of bars, pubs and clubs in Western Australia. Grab some yum cha, check out a beer garden or satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of cake!
Looking for something a little more la-di-da? The highly acclaimed Cornerstone Bar & Kitchen at Mantra on Hay is one of the best romantic restaurants in Perth (you must try the bourbon caramel popcorn!). It’s also the perfect spot for a delicious buffet breakfast and that early morning caffeine fix.
Located at Mantra on Murray Society Bar & Kitchen is the ideal Perth restaurant for an afternoon bite and classy cocktail and if you happen to be staying at the hotel, you can take advantage of the 24-hour room service, perfect for those late-night munchies.
Heading out to explore the city? Take advantage of Tribe Perth’s “Grab and Go” service at the onsite café to satisfy your hunger and give you stamina for the busy day ahead.
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Greater Goods: Day trips from Perth
Get out! There are so many places to explore outside of the city, so why not make a day of it and discover some of Western Australia’s most beautiful destinations? Hop in the car and head east of Perth to the Avon Valley and Chittering Valley. Drive through quaint townships, enjoy a picnic by the fast flowing Avon River or sample fresh produce along the way.
Nestled along the sheltered shores of Geographe Bay, Busselton is a water-lovers playground! Kids will love the safe swimming beaches and there are plenty of water activities including snorkelling, diving, fishing and sailing.
A few hours’ drive north along the Indian Ocean Drive will take you to Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles. These ancient limestone pillars rise out of the desert creating an eerie, alien-like landscape, a must-see sight.
For something a little more adventurous, try sandboarding in Lancelin. Glide over the glistening white sand dunes on a board or hop aboard a 4 wheel drive tour.
Creating waves across Instagram all over the world, a trip to Perth wouldn’t be complete without a quokka selfie. Take the ferry to Rottnest Island (WA kids travel for free with the Quokka Club) where you’ll find these small marsupials, just waiting to smile for the perfect shot - #cheese! Stay a while and have a swim (there are over 60 beaches to choose from), discover what lies beneath the sea on the Underwater Explorer or hire a bike to explore the island.
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Perth Attractions and Events
Some of the best things in life are free! Like strolling along the Swan River foreshore, enjoying the perfect Perth weather with a sunny morning at Kings Park or swimming at Cottesloe Beach, Trigg Beach, North Beach, Mosman Beach or Scarborough Beach.
Sing along with your favourite band at Perth Arena, catch an AFL game at Optus Stadium or make Mozart your muse at the Perth Concert Hall. There are so many events in Perth that you’ll never want to leave!
For an alternative vibe, take the train to Perth’s prized port of Fremantle, 30 minutes from the city centre. The arty city of Freo, as known by locals, provides you with a host of heritage listed buildings, quirky boutiques, micro-breweries and the Fremantle Markets (Friday to Sunday) with over 150 stalls.
Looking for things to do in Perth with kids? Head to the Perth Zoo to unleash your wild side, get active at Hyde Park or Kings Park or check out the many exhibitions at the Western Australia Museum.
Wineries: Margaret River, Swan Valley and more
Just 25 minutes from Perth City, the Swan Valley awaits with more than 150 attractions including wineries, breweries, restaurants, galleries and markets. Meander through vineyards, practice your wine swooshing techniques and soak up the history of Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region.
With world-class wineries, Margaret River is a must if you like a good drop and don’t mind a bit of a drive. Enjoy an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon at Vasse Felix, pair wines with lunch at Leeuwin Estate or taste wine straight from the barrel at Voyager Estate.
Somewhat of a hidden secret, Bickley Valley in the Perth hills is a tranquil escape just 30 minutes from the city. Discover quaint vineyards, chat with the locals and dine on local fare with views of the valley.
With centrally located Perth hotels, Mantra has you covered for your next stay!
Mantra on Hay: These 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom self-contained apartments in Perth are perfect for families! Kids will love the indoor heated rooftop pool and you’ll enjoy an ideal location just 10km from the Perth Airport and within walking distance to transportation, shopping and attractions.
Mantra on Murray: Your next city getaway awaits at these spacious studios and suites situated in the heart of the CBD. Enjoy 24-hour room service, 24-hour reception and a short stroll to some of Perth’s best shopping.
Tribe Perth: Perfect for couples, these contemporary rooms offer a sleek design, state-of-the-art technology, floor to ceiling windows and complimentary bicycle use for exploring the city.
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