Experience more this winter by getting out of your comfort zone and spending time doing new things in Perth.
It's no secret that attractions in Perth and the surrounds are based around some of the most amazing scenes; the water, the landscape, the fauna and flora. To give you an idea of what great Perth attractions exist, even in these cold, cold months, here's a few YouTube clips we picked out to give you a real taste for what's out there.
Usually you would think that you’re only choice is to go swimming at Rottnest Island, but there's plenty more for you. This easygoing Perth attraction offers bike riding, marine life exploration (from land) and history. Swimming is still on the cards for this holiday hotspot, but you might want to bring your 6mm wet suit just for good measure.
Hot air ballooning over the Avon Valley
Talk about one of the most fantastic ways to view the beautiful green fields, rushing streams and wildlife of the Avon Valley. Taking place at sunrise, you will get a 360° view of the amazing countryside followed by a champagne breakfast with Windward Ballooning Adventures.
Book a Seal Island Wildlife Cruise with Rockingham Wild Encounters this winter and enjoy seeing dolphins, sea lions, pelicans and ospreys enjoy the water, despite the temperature. During the tour, you will see wild dolphins at play in their natural environment and have the chance to explore the rugged islands and viewing nesting pelicans, cormorants and spotting other sea birds. Also part of this trip is a visit to 'Aladdin's Cave' to view the fossilized remnants of ancient tuart forests. Each cruise offers a lunch or coffee at the local café before or after your cruise.
Behind the gates of the Fremantle Prison are cells that held some of the state's most dangerous criminals. The stories that have been collected by the Fremantle Prison over time are shocking, terrifying and 100% true. Guides of the Fremantle Prison tours live and breathe the history of the building and are happy to indulge all questions.
If you're interested in seeing some great sport, the Avon Descent is a great sight. The Avon Descent travels through some of Western Australia's most picturesque country and as you descend, you'll pass through the farming regions of historic Northam and Toodyay, forested national parks, steep gorges, the Swan Valley vineyard region and eventually, into the tidal waters of the upper Swan River.
Surely you'd agree there's great things to do over the winter in Perth.