Winter in Perth just got a whole lot better - with Destination Perth coming in hot with the best winter experiences.

Below is a list of the top winter activities in the Perth region, giving locals the chance to try something blazing new this season. From cave exploration to scenic flights and swimming with big sharks, there’s something to inspire every adventurer.

Matagarup Zip + Climb 

Ever wondered what it would be like to scale a huge bridge not originally designed for climbing? Here’s your chance. New to Perth is the Matagarup Zip + Climb. This is no ordinary bridge walk. Climb 314 steps then shimmy and squeeze through tight spaces to reach the glass-bottom Sky View Platform. After taking no longer than a moment to catch your breath, descend towards the launch platform, clip onto the 400 metre zipline and get ready to soar across the iconic Swan River at 75km per hour. Strap yourself in for Perth’s ultimate thrill ride this winter. Tie it in with an OZONE adventure at Optus Stadium for one adrenaline-filled day.

The OZONE at Optus Stadium 

THE OZONE is a must-visit destination for Perth locals. Feeling brave? Face your fears on the newest attraction at Optus Stadium: VERTIGO. Step off the roof and out of your comfort zone as you traverse 10 metres from side-to-side. Harnessed from above, you’re free to take this experience as far off the edge as your senses allow.

Think you've seen every level of Optus Stadium? Think again! The HALO experience invites you to walk on top of the world’s most beautiful stadium. Included in this experience is access to the new Western Viewing Deck, where you can enjoy the sights of the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River), the Matagarup Bridge and Perth city. This is Perth like you’ve never seen it before.

VERTIGO at THE OZONE, Optus Stadium | Perth City
VERTIGO at THE OZONE, Optus Stadium | Perth City

Hotham Valley Tourist Railway in Dwellingup

All aboard! Step back in time with the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway. This is your chance to experience a ride aboard a heritage train in the style of years gone by. This is one of the most popular attractions in the region. Weave through the heart of the Dwellingup forest on the original rail tracks with magical views of the towering Jarrah trees. After the rail journey, visit the Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre for everything there is to experience during your visit to the wild at heart town of Dwellingup.

Skydiving in Rockingham

Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush and an unforgettable high with award-winning Skydive Australia this winter. Exit the plane from 15,000 feet above Rockingham for the ultimate freefall with sensational views of Shoalwater Islands Marine Park including Penguin Island, Cockburn Sound, Garden Island and even Rottnest Island. This is an unbeatable way to see the greater Perth region. Take this winter to new heights with Skydive Australia.

Yanchep Crystal Cave Tours 

This winter, embark on a 45 minute guided tour of the Crystal Cave in Yanchep National Park. The park is open every day of the year and hosts spectacular underground structures of shawls, helictites, stalactites and stalagmites. This is Perth’s only metropolitan tourist cave with enough natural beauty to warm every heart during the cooler months. Explore the cave and discover koalas, hiking trails and more at one of WA’s oldest national parks. 

Yanchep Crystal Cave | Sunset Coast
Yanchep Crystal Cave | Sunset Coast

Perth Hills Pedal and Pint Trail

Escape to the wilderness this winter with Perth Hills Pedal and Pint Trail. This heritage trail is your ticket to many of Perth’s allures including John Forrest National Park, Hovea Falls and Swan View Tunnel, just to name a few. The best part? The trail takes you past seven heritage listed pubs along the way. For the ultimate experience, book the Pedal, Pizza and Pint Tour with Perth Hills Mountain Bike Tours on a Friday night and explore the trail under a starry night sky, starting and finishing at the Parkerville Tavern.

Shark diving at AQWA 

For a winter adventure worth getting wet for, head directly to AQWA. Did you know Australia’s largest single aquarium is located right here in Perth? Make the most of something so special right in your own backyard. AQWA is offering 20% off Dive with Sharks and Snorkel and Sharks adventures for a limited time only, so muster up the courage to take the plunge on a breath-taking tour with real, up close and personal encounters with sharks, loggerhead turtles, the world’s largest stingrays and schools of WA’s most famous fish.

Swan Valley’s Mondo Nougat 

Okay, so this last one is for the sweet-toothed people of Perth. The Romeo Family has been producing Mondo Nougat, the Swan Valley’s finest nougat since 1990. This winter, take a masterclass (new sessions are added regularly) and invent your own nougat, choosing from loads of Australian and locally sourced produce to invent your own brand of this delicious, handmade chewy treat.

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