Winter? What’s that? Perth’s mild winter is one of our state’s best draw cards (and some of our best boasting material!). 

There’s still so much to see, do, eat and drink in Perth during its cooler winter months, from unique tours designed with foodies in mind to nature-based adventures to inspire the explorer within. 

Before you even think about hibernating, check out some of Perth’s most heart-warming winter experiences. 

Avon Valley

The Avon Valley offers a genuine country lifestyle experience, with lush rolling hills and a rich history that will leave a lasting impression. Located an hour’s drive from Perth, it’s the ideal winter’s day trip for lovers of gourmet food, nature and outdoor adventures.

This winter, embark on a guided tour of New Norcia with Australian Pinnacle Tours. Travel through the iconic Swan Valley before arriving at New Norcia to explore this treasured town brimming with unique history, art and architecture.

Craving a sunrise adventure? Seeking a heart-warming experience to create magical memories with a loved one? Three words: hot air ballooning. Fly high over the Avon Valley this winter with Windward Balloon Adventures or Liberty Balloon Flights.

Hot Air Ballooning | Avon Valley
Hot Air Ballooning | Avon Valley


Fremantle is a must-see for tourists and a favourite among locals. It is renowned for its eclectic heart, rich history, funky bars and eateries and heritage-listed architecture.

Want to experience all that and more? Jump on board a four-hour Thursday’s Funky Freo tour with Talkabout Tours. Meander through the charming port city of Fremantle while discovering hidden gems, street art, markets and the famous cappuccino strip. 

This winter, take a journey deep into West Australian history with Segway Tours WA in Fremantle. Explore some of the state’s oldest buildings and structures as you cruise through WA’s colonial and maritime past.

Segway Tours WA | Fremantle
Segway Tours WA | Fremantle

Rottnest Island

Chasing some winter sun? Shoot over to Rottnest: Perth’s very own island paradise. This little oasis experiences plenty of sunny days, even in winter. Our suggestion? Reach new heights with a Kookaburra Air Rottnest Island Half Day Tour. Soar over Fremantle and across the glittering Indian Ocean with unforgettable views, before spending the day lounging on the island. It will be your most memorable winter’s day yet.

Swan Valley

Looking for a way to wind down on the weekend? The Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise by Swan Valley Cruises has your name plastered all over it. Depart from Barrack Street Jetty and meander upstream to the award-winning wine region that is the Swan Valley. With a range of options, there’s bound to be a tour to suit everyone’s palette.

Swan Valley Wine Cruise | Swan Valley
Swan Valley Wine Cruise | Swan Valley

Mandurah and Dwellingup

This winter, experience high tea in true Mandurah style aboard Mandurah Cruises' high tea cruise. Enjoy a peaceful cruise through Mandurah’s picturesque waterways while enjoying a mouth-watering high tea (take a look at the menu - it’s drool-worthy) and of course, a likely encounter with wild dolphins.

Pub. Pint. Paddle. Enjoy a nature-guided kayak along the Murray River while birdwatching and experiencing the surrounding beauty of the region. This experience is paired perfectly with a trip to the pub on Salt and Bush Eco Tours' Paddle Pint and Pub tour.

Discover the Dwellingup wilderness with Off The Beaten Track WA on their Dwellingup Trains, Trails & Woodfired Delights tour. This full-day experience will see you boarding the Hotham Valley Railway for a train ride before jumping on the world-class Bibbulmun Track for the return 10km hike to town – this is natural scenery at its finest. Fight the urge to walk, not run, knowing that delicious gourmet pizzas will be waiting for you at the end. 

Mandurah Cruises High Tea Cruise | Mandurah and Peel
Mandurah Cruises High Tea Cruise | Mandurah and Peel

Perth City 

Gin devotees are invited to stroll through Perth with Hidden deTours on a gin adventure that’s bound to leave you in good spirits. Brush up on your gin knowledge while visiting three gin bars for tastings complete with garnishes and tonics.

Obsessed with cheese? Us too. Pull on your stretchy pants and explore the tastiest side of Perth with the Fromage Walking Tour guided by the creative team at Two Feet & A Heartbeat.

Enjoy the ultimate winter sightseeing adventure with Swan River Seaplanes. Take off from the Swan River and experience mesmerising panoramic aerial views with a joy flight above Perth. For an extra special occasion, add an exclusive riverside picnic to create the ultimate romantic winter’s day.

Hidden deTours' Gin Walking Tour | Perth City
Hidden deTours' Gin Walking Tour | Perth City

Perth Hills

Escape to the hills this winter. The picturesque Perth Hills is a stunning region all year round – with breath-taking views of rolling hills, endless vineyards and beautiful native flora.

Let d’Vine Wine Tours take you on a scenic drive to the Perth Hills, where you’ll enjoy premium boutique wines, delicious food and the super friendly folk of the Bickley Valley. At each cellar door, you’ll often meet the owner or winemaker and hear their stories while sipping their wines.

Taste the region with the ultimate Perth Hills wine, gin and cider tour with Up Close and Local Tours. This is an intimate, small group experience exploring the stunning Bickley Valley wine region and sampling the region’s best artisan producers. Visit two boutique wineries, two gin distilleries and a cider house where you will enjoy a range of premium wine tastings, a gin tasting flight and a tasting paddle of five artisan ciders. 

Discover where nature meets adventure with Perth Hills Mountain Bike Tours on the Railway Heritage Tour. Experience waterfalls, wildlife and the romance of the rail era as you weave around the peaceful scenic trail bursting with flora, fauna and natural landscapes.

Up Close and Local Tours | Perth Hills
Up Close and Local Tours | Perth Hills

Sunset Coast

Rise and absolutely shine with a unique yoga experience and guided hike with The Hike Collective. This beginner-friendly yoga class will take you into the inner realm of nature, located deep within Cabaret Cave at Yanchep National Park. After finding your subterranean zen, re-equate yourself with the outside world with a guided hike of the beautiful surrounding woodlands before finishing on a softer, cuddlier note – a chance encounter with Australia’s most recognisable species along the Koala (hint!) boardwalk. End the tour with a fresh cold-pressed juice – it doesn’t get more wholesome than that. 

Look to the sky this winter and discover the wonders of the cosmos with a guided tour of the Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory with Australian Pinnacle Tours. This out-of-this-world tour departs from Perth, taking you to Gingin and back, where astronomers equipped with unreal telescopes (fact: the Discovery Centre has the largest optical telescope in WA) will take you on a magical journey to reveal the deep secrets of the night sky. 

Need to burn some fuel? For a blood-pumping experience, Perth Quad invites you to enjoy the ride through the spectacular Lancelin sand dunes and experience the thrill of sliding down the sand dunes by sandboard.

Perth Quad | Lancelin
Perth Quad | Lancelin


Experience our First Nation’s culture which runs deep throughout this country with Djurandi Dreaming. Discover the traditional Nyungar history at Point Peron (Boya Kaarla) with an inspiring guided tour created to educate and showcase rich Aboriginal culture while conserving culture, language and country.  

Adrenalin seekers rejoice. Freefall into winter with Skydive Rockingham. Just 40 minutes south of Perth, Skydive Rockingham invites you to tumble out of the sky and be rewarded with stunning birds-eye views of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Ready to spice up your working week? Escape the ordinary with a Midweek Magic Tandem Skydive Special.

Destination Perth is spreading the warmth this winter, with the ultimate guide to planning a unique winter adventure in Perth. Check out all the information here and plan your winter wander today!