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Rediscover Perth City This Winter

Winter is back in town and there's so much on offer in Perth City.

While it's tempting to head out of town to explore Western Australia's most magnificent adventures, don't overlook the wonders of the city.

We have curated the ultimate city escape, highlighting the best places to stay, play and dine this winter. From an award-winning high tea at the Duxton Hotel Perth to the magic of gold at The Perth Mint, we’ve listed the best of the best experiences in Perth, so you can choose your own adventure.

Let’s embark on an adventure to rediscover Perth City this winter.

Day 1

11am: Experience a celebration of Nyoongar culture through song, dance and language as local performers share their rich culture and history at Nyumbi at WA Museum Boola Bardip. Every Saturday at 11am, visitors are invited to experience this free, 45 minute event, including a smoking ceremony and celebration dance from a different Nyoongar performance group each week. Continue your journey into the Museum exhibition Ngalang Koort, Boodja Wirn – Our Heart, Country, Spirit in Wesfarmers Arts gallery, or join a guided tour through the Museum to experience Boola Bardip – ‘many stories’ from Aboriginal communities from around WA.

12:30pm: Experience the magic of gold at The Perth Mint. Dubbed one of Perth’s premier tourist attractions, The Perth Mint is a must see for locals and visitors alike. Join an hourly guided tour to experience the mesmerising journey of gold discovery in WA through interactive displays, photographs and artefacts and witness the spectacle of a live gold pour in The Perth Mint’s original melting house. Wander the historic showrooms of The Perth Mint’s jewellery store and view some of the world’s most dazzling pieces featuring locally sourced sparkling gemstones. Entry to The Perth Mint shop, grounds and bullion trading room is free. To fully experience all attractions, hourly tours are $22 per adult and $12 per child, or you can purchase a combined two-hour tour including the Bell Tower for a discounted price. Book online here.

Perth Mint Gold Pour
The Perth Mint | Perth City

2.00pm: Check in at one of Perth’s best hotels: Novotel Perth Langley. This contemporary hotel is the ideal base to explore everything Perth City has to offer.

Novotel Perth Langley is centrally located, offering stunning views of Langley Park and the Swan River. It's just a short walk to Elizabeth Quay and prime entertainment, shopping and dining in Perth City. The hotel is also conveniently close to Optus Stadium, HBF Stadium, RAC Arena, and other popular landmarks.

The 4.5 star accommodation at Novotel Perth Langley is both spacious and modern. With 256 rooms, suites and apartments, you can enjoy city or river views and contemporary amenities such as flat-screen TVs, wireless phone chargers, work desks and complimentary WiFi. Additionally, the hotel features onsite dining (including two bars!), a fitness centre and a Novotel x Calm Sky Deck to relax and unwind located on the hotel’s top floor, providing breathtaking views of Langley Park and the Swan River.

Hungry? Sen5es Restaurant & Wine Bar is open for buffet breakfast and a la carte dinner, provides a relaxing environment for a causal drink, meal or intimate dining experience. Sen5es bar offers a wide range of wines, cocktails and premium beverages or experience traditional Irish cuisine at Fenians Irish Pub. providing lunch and dinner options to suit groups and families whilst watching live sports on the big screen.  

Sen5es Restaurant
Sen5es Restaurant | Novotel Perth Langley

4:45pm: Calling all gin lovers! You’re invited to stroll through Perth City with Hidden deTours Gin Walking Tour of Perth on a 3.5 hour gin adventure bound to leave you in good spirits. Brush up on your gin knowledge while visiting three gin bars in Perth and Northbridge. Enjoy guided tastings complete with garnishes and tonics, gin cocktails, an interactive masterclass, tasty nibbles, fun commentary about all things gin and some weird and wonderful Perth history. This tour can also be booked as a private group tour and the itinerary tailored just for you! It’s perfect for groups, corporates, birthdays, hens, family get-togethers, a night out with friends or any other reason to celebrate – big or small. Let the good times be-GIN!

8:00pm: By night, the award-winning Santini Bar & Grill at QT Hotel is the ultimate downtown hideaway. Inspired by the sun and always embracing the seasons, Santini Bar & Grill celebrates classic Italian dining, pairing it back with everything that is loved about WA. The restaurant’s open plan kitchen shows off the smoky wood fire coals and hanging handmade pasta to transport you to the warmth of the Mediterranean. The menu focuses on fresh seasonal produce, thoughtfully sourced and simply cooked. Nestled next to Santini Grill, Santini Bar serves delicious small plates throughout the evening. It’s the perfect spot for pre-theatre cocktails and dinner, late night supper or a pre-dinner appetiser. 

santini grill
Santini Bar & Grill | QT Perth

Day 2

10:30am: It’s time to explore Kings Park, differently. Set your own pace as you soak up the sights and views with Segway Tours WA Kings Park Tour. Cruise alongside natural bush trails, open parklands and stunning botanic gardens. Pause for photos and fascinating stories about Perth’s rich history, flora and fauna, and its breathtaking plans for the future. Segways are the most exhilarating yet relaxing way to experience the beauty of Kings Park. This tour departs from Barrack Street Jetty, meandering through Elizabeth Quay waterfront precinct before ascending Mt Eliza to reach the summit of Kings Park.

1:00pm: Indulge in one of Perth’s best winter high tea experiences at the luxurious Duxton Hotel Perth. This award-winning high tea is served in the lavish surrounds of Firewater Grille with white glove service and the beautiful, soothing sounds of a live harpist. With a newly curated menu, savour a variety of carefully crafted items that will treat your palette to a memorable experience. The menu includes delicate canapes, savoury sandwiches and an assortment of in-house handcrafted desserts. Freshly baked plain and raisin scones served warm with clotted cream and berry compote, anyone?

Firewater Grille
High Tea at Firewater Grille | Perth City

Rediscover Perth this winter with Destination Perth – your guide to the best places stay, play and dine this season.

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