#SeePerth in a whole new light. To help you plan your dream summer, we’ve curated the ultimate guide of things to see, do and experience in sun-soaked Perth.
Unwind by the water, explore with Perth’s best tour company, visit world-class wineries or take your summer to new heights with a thrilling adventure - this is summer, your way.
Keep reading to discover something for everyone to enjoy, from families to thrill-seekers, nature lovers and those simply seeking a little much-deserved relaxation.
School holiday staycation
Stay and play at Aloft Perth this summer holidays. Aloft Perth is offering families the perfect mini getaway with its Stay & Play Kids Eat Free Package. The package includes loads of extras: a sleek double room, unlimited in-room movies, parking for one car and free meals for kids with a paying adult at Springs Kitchen. There are activities galore to keep the young and young at heart entertained, from table tennis to arcade games and a splash pool. Breeze in and relax and reconnect with your family this summer at the award-winning Aloft Perth.
Go cruising on the Murray River
Summer days are all about boating on the river. Spend the day meandering up (or down) the scenic Murray River on the Murray River Pub Trail. Go with the flow, have a swim, stop at one of the many pubs, hunt for crabs or fish and discover the hidden secrets of this iconic waterway. Wind through Pinjarra and the Peel Region and pause for a pint at the Sandy Cove Tavern, stretch your legs at Jetty’s Bar and Grill or devour some classic pub grub at the popular Ravenswood Hotel. Discover more in the Murray Region Visitor Centre Magazine.
Summer in the Swan Valley
The Swan Valley is bursting with cool things to do, see and experience during summer, especially for the foodies among us. Escape to the Swan Valley for a refreshing artisan gelato with fresh seasonal flavours at the Swan Valley Station, Whistler’s Chocolate Company, Mondo Nougat, The House of Honey or Stella Gelato. Afterwards, stop to collect fresh, seasonal Swan Valley produce from a roadside stall (in January, the crunchiest, freshest table grapes are in abundance). Then, unwind over a long lunch or sip on sparkling summer wines at one of the region’s many award-winning wineries. Need longer to explore? We don’t blame you. Stay a little longer with a Swan Valley staycation – a true country getaway, without the travel time.
Unwind with your four-legged friend at The Left Bank
Everyone’s favourite riverside pub has just launched a new doggy friendly alfresco area and it’s quickly becoming a hot spot with locals and visitors. The new area at The Left Bank is an extension of the venue which allows patrons to sit and dine with their furry friends, from 11am, seven days a week. The Left Bank caters to every occasion from big family lunches to dinner dates or simply late afternoon beers and bites from the pub-style menu (be sure to check out the special dishes on the blackboard at the bar). It’s the perfect spot to relax and watch the sunset after a stroll along the banks of the iconic Swan River.
Explore with Perth’s best tour company
Voted Perth’s number one tour company, Two Feet & a Heartbeat offers highly creative and unique tour itineraries to suit any group size. Delivering memorable tours across Perth City and Fremantle, Two Feet & a Heartbeat has a large team of passionate, local guides who love to chat, host and share their local knowledge in an inclusive, professional and relaxed style. Keen to drink and dine your way through iconic Freo? Check out the Fremantle Food Lovers Tour. Ready to experience Perth’s nightlife? Discover hidden dive bars, heritage pubs and Perth’s ever-growing small bar scene on the Eat Drink Walk Perth Bar Tour.
Face your fears at Perth’s biggest rooftop experience
The OZONE at Optus Stadium is a must-visit destination for Perth locals and visitors. Face your fears at Optus Stadium’s biggest rooftop experience: 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 spectacular stadium. Included in this experience is access to the Western Viewing Deck, where you can enjoy breathtaking uninterrupted views of the Swan River, Matagarup Bridge and Perth City. This unique experience is not for the faint-hearted!
Take summer to new heights
Experience the ultimate high. Skydive Geronimo has teamed up with Rottnest Express, Rottnest Fast Ferries and SeaLink Rottnest Island to get you to idyllic Rottnest Island quickly and comfortably this summer. Travel to Rottnest Island from Fremantle, Hillarys or Perth City for the experience of a lifetime from just $456 with Skydive Geronimo’s Skydive and Ferry Packages. Your tandem skydiving experience will begin with a 20-minute flight above Rottnest Island before exiting the (perfectly good!) plane. You’ll then freefall at 200km/hour (eek!) and land on one of Australia’s most famous and pristine beaches. While you’re in paradise, discover more of the best Rottnest Island attractions and activities.
Destination Perth is here to help you #SeePerth this summer. From special tours to foodie adventures and family days out – there’s an attraction for everyone in Perth.