Discover the excitement brewing at RAC Arena, as it prepares to host an unforgettable lineup of events. From world-class concerts to thrilling tennis matches and everything in between, RAC Arena is poised to deliver a memorable experience in the heart of Western Australia. Check out the upcoming events below and secure your tickets before you miss out.
It’s official – big budget blockbusters are back. 2023 has been dominated by the cultural phenomenon of ‘Barbenheimer’ (the same-day release of the Barbie and Oppenheimer films, for those who don’t know), but don’t forget other recent heavy-hitters from the Mission Impossible, Top Gun, and Avatar universes. Yes, the big screen is back in a big way.
Prepare for an enchanting journey into the realms of memory, love, and the mysteries that lie within the human mind. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and the talented Third-Year Performance Making students from WAAPA are teaming up once again to bring you a spellbinding new performance, The Memory Palaces.
Artitja Fine Art Gallery are pleased to announce the return of First Nations artist, Seline Teece Pwerl, for the opening of DESERT STARS on October 27.
Celebrate 30 incredible years of indigenous theatre this November, with Yirra Yaakin's brand new performance, WOOLAH!
Known for its stunning acoustics and internationally renowned acts, bands and orchestras, Perth Concert Hall has a whole host of spectacular events coming up for the rest of 2023. Here's the shows you won't want to miss.
The Wine Show of Western Australia is one of Australia’s most respected wine shows. Exclusively judging Western Australia wines. After a whole week of reviewing in the gala event at the Albany Retravision Stadium, of the 653 wines that were reviewed, 462 were awarded medals with 72 being gold.
We’ve rounded up the best in show!
From an orchestral battle, to anime inspired music, opera and symphonic wind, there is a WAAPA music event for everyone. Discover these upcoming musical events happening before the end of the year.
With 2023 coming to an end, students at WAAPA are preparing for a trio of final performances. As WA's beacon of artistic talent, be sure to secure a front row seat to discover all things dance, music and theatre. These shows are not to be missed.
With 2023 coming to an end, WAAPA's dance and theatre students have been working tirelessly on their final performances. Check out these upcoming shows and grab your seats before they sell out.
See the dance students of WAAPA soar in their final season for the year. VERGE is a dance spectacular performed by second and third-year students that you won't want to miss. Only from November 10-16 at the Geoff Gibbs Theatre.
With cost-of-living pressures rising within the community, UWA researchers have identified an
accessible and inexpensive way to help improve mental health.
The 2023 Cunard British Film Festival returns to Perth this November, with a captivating selection of films set to be showcased. This year’s line-up features an assortment of genres: dramas, comedies, true stories, and documentaries, from several of Britain's most loved talents. Taking place from November 2 – 29, this is a must-attend festival for film lovers.
Here are the top 5 must see films from this year’s festival:
On September 21, the winners of the 17th Lester Prize for Portraiture were announced. Chosen from over 900 incredible entries, the 40 finalists and five winners of the Lester Prize will be on display at the Art Gallery of Western Australia until November 26. Although nothing compares to seeing them in person, take a peek at the amazing artwork from some of Australia's most talented emerging artists below.
Each year, the Swan Valley Wine Show celebrates the region's finest wines, showcasing the craftsmanship and dedication of its winemakers. With a total of 41 gold medals awarded to the best of over 240 entries - we've rounded up the best in show.
Margaret River Fine Vines festival is an immersive celebration of the region’s world-class wine with 34 events throughout the Margaret River wine region from 20-29 October 2023. The festival encourages guests to deepen their understanding of and connection to WA’s top wine-producing region.
Only a half-hour road trip from Perth, the Swan Valley is the ideal day trip location. We've used Scoop's Favourite Feature to select a dreamy itinerary of things to do, a couple of wineries to check out and some delish foodie treats to refuel. So fire up the group chat and get your mates together for fun packed (relatively boozy) trip to Swan Valley.
For the sixth year running, South Fremantle’s Artitja Fine Art Gallery, will up sticks and relocate for the month of September to Gallery 152 in York, WA. Specialising in showcasing art from Aboriginal-owned remote community art centres, the SPRING SALON has been a highlight of the Artitja calendar since 2017.
If you like the idea of spending a week living in a $5 million holiday home, you’ve come to the right place. There are some absolutely breathtaking private holiday homes scattered throughout the South West and (especially when shared with friends) compared to overseas travel or a week at Rottnest, a stay at one of these offers ten times the luxury with a surprisingly reasonable price tag.
If you’re heading to Northbridge for the night, you will be spoilt for choice on the range of bars and restaurants you can enjoy. Luck for you, we have put in all the hard work and have narrowed it down to 5 must-try cocktails in Northbridge. Whether you want a classic done well, or something quirky and new, there is something for everyone on this list. Rely on us to cater for all your weekend cocktail cravings.
What better way to escape the harsh winter than nestling into a retro arcade that takes you way back when? From underground cafes to enormous museums, these nostalgic arcades are sure to bring you some winter solace.
Perthians struggle to survive during the cold hard months of winter - not to mention our love lives! But sparks still fly in winter and Perth is filled with restaurants and bars worth rugging up for. Whether you’re going out for a celebratory anniversary meal, or braving both the cold and a first date, our top picks will set you up for the ultimate date night.
The deliberate separation of three eco-tents across 132 acres of ex-farmland means that you really feel like you are off the grid. You have no other choice but to slow down with your significant other and appreciate the authentic Australian bush surrounding you.
You don’t need to get on an arduously long flight to enjoy the best of French cuisine. In Perth we have a selection of establishments delivering authentic atmosphere, service and tasty versions of the classic French crepe to satisfy even the most ardent of Francophiles. From the more traditional iterations like the sour cream, salmon and dill combo to something a bit more experimental like a rum, mint and pineapple offering – you are bound to find your ideal crepe combo right here in Perth.
Western Australia is renowned for its vast array of significant military locations that have played a large role in the country’s history. With military vehicles, innovative technology and other rich historical artefacts on display, there is a plethora of empathy, knowledge and understanding that can be gleaned from a visit to one of WA’s multiple military museums. See below for a closer look at 6 particularly moving military museums across the state.
With an increasing number of couples leaning towards activity-based socialising, Perth is plentiful with uniquely nostalgic ideas that are bound to break the ice. So, if date night is fast approaching we have the Scoop on how you can get to know your date the old-fashioned way.
Glamping, or glamorous camping, is the perfect way to experience a luxurious escape without robbing yourself completely of a refuge in nature. We have scoured a number of glamping spots down South to bring you stunning natural landscapes that you can enjoy from luxurious tents.
As if we needed more excuses to drink margaritas! Celebrate the glorious World Margarita Day on February 22 by sipping on everyone’s favourite summer slinger. Here's where you can head in Perth to quench your thirst and get your tequila tingle on.
BLT sandwich not cutting it anymore? That's because you're missing that Vietnamese flair! Check out our top picks for restaurants serving banh mi across Perth.
Sometimes you don’t want to filter through the whole menu to find that one elusive vegan option. Perth is now plentiful with dairy-free, plant-based and vegan restaurants that our vegan community will love! Check out our top-rated finds within and north of the CBD.
The sweaters are out and the cooler months are upon us – which means the hunt is on for the perfect cup of traditional hot chocolate. Much like coffee culture, which has turned Australians (let’s be honest) into a bunch of unlikely snobs, hot chocolate has come under intense pressure to up its game. Therefore, it’s time to take a look at some of the best places in Perth to get a proper cup of chocolatey winter brew.
You may be on holiday mode, but we at Scoop know you’ll be needing that caffeine fix to energise yourself for a day of cycling, hiking and snorkelling with the family. Rottnest Island has a quaint selection of quirky little cafés serving up frothy cappuccinos, creamy lattes and full-bodied americanos for all you busy holiday-makers. Our picks are situated at various spots across the Island, so you can rest easy knowing a cuppa is always within reach.
If you’re looking for an excuse to have a drink before you settle into a civilised meal, this is it! Whether you’re coming straight from work or getting dolled up for date night, Perth City ain’t stingy when it comes pre-drink offerings. Take your pick from one of our favourite bars and find the perfect spot to socialise and enjoy a delicious cocktail (or two) before your next evening meal.
A day with your dog is a day well spent, so why not make the most of a glorious sunny day and explore one of many dog-friendly trails that fall within 60 minutes of Perth’s CBD. From relaxing 1 hour walks through stunning WA bushland, to tracks for avid hikers and high energy pooches, there is a walk for every four-legged friend and their human to enjoy. Whilst some of these trails feature streams and creeks, a water bottle and snack for you and your pup is sure to go down a treat.
Explore 10 great cafes in Northbridge to fulfil your iced coffee needs
Peruse these breathtaking shots captured at WA's most picture-perfect destinations and add them to your travel bucket list.
It can be so hard to switch off from our busy lives and take the time to enjoy the local landscape and the company of loved ones. A day trip is a perfect way to take a break from the daily hustle without having to worry about the logistics of organising a full-blown vacation. Just 40 minutes away from Perth CBD, the town of Kalamunda is an ideal day trip destination offering everything from hiking to farmers markets to an old fashion pub meal at the well-loved Kalamunda Hotel.
Christmas is a time of celebration, but it’s also undeniably one of the most stressful times of the year. We've identified 5 gourmet providores offering catering services that promise to relieve you of the kitchen duties, allowing you to spend more time celebrating with family and friends.
Through all the COVID-19 madness, it's surprising that the Perth food and drink scene still never fails to deliver new bars and restaurants to explore. In the last 6 months, there have seen some highly anticipated openings. We've scoured the list and found the top 5 latest bar and restaurant openings to make the most of what's left of summer.
As chai latte’s grow in popularity in Perth, the chance of coming across a good quality cup becomes more and more challenging. Luckily, we’ve got the Scoop on a bunch of must-try chai’s across the city– so whether you like it authentic, dirty (with coffee) or filthy (with chocolate), here are 5 unique chai lattes to try across Perth.
The #Vanlife movement and availability of 5-star vans have made campervanning, once the poor man’s holiday, the new trend in luxury travel.
At Localista, we believe that WA’s south contains some of the most beautiful regions in the world. With picturesque views, lush greenery and local produce, there is plenty to explore right here in Perth’s backyard. Just in time for your next winter escape, we’ve rounded up 5 cottages that will keep you warm and cosy whilst offering a little something more for a unique experience down south.
What better way to enjoy warm Perth summer afternoons than with a drink in hand and a view of the ocean. Perth is home to a number of coastal bars offering everything from award-winning tequila to summer sunset sessions and Pinot coupled with fresh oysters. See our definitive guide to Perth's coastal bars below.
Champagne tastes or beer budget, there are accommodation options for everyone at Rottnest Island. Here are some of the best places to stay on Rottnest, whether you're a solo traveller or on a family getaway.
Tiny house popularity has skyrocketed in recent years with shows like Tiny House Nation and Tiny House Hunters piquing our interest in just how small we can make our living spaces. If you are eager for a taste of the tiny house lifestyle, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a handful of tiny houses that you can rent out on your next Southwest adventure. Perfect for a solo traveller, or couples that don’t mind getting extra cosy, these tiny houses offer everything needed for a weekend away, but pocket-sized. Check them out below!
Planning a trip Rottnest? Whether it’s a daytrip or an extended bliss-out stay, getting your ferry booking right can make a big difference to your holiday, including making the most of your time on the island, access to bikes and snorkelling gear.
A station stay is more than your average getaway. Step onto a working cattle station or farm covering thousands of hectares and experience the lifestyle of a stockman.
Accommodation on an outback station can vary from a campsite and swag, to simple shearing quarters, to a cosy homestead offering the luxuries of champagne and a charcuterie board to match.
Your station hosts will know all the secrets of the land from the best places to view native birdlife and wildflowers to swimming holes and historical sites.
If swapping your smartphone and reception for a starlit sky and campfire sounds like a welcome change, a station stay may be just
The Great Southern is still one of WA’s favourite holiday destinations for families. Wide-open spaces, pristine forests, giant trees and stunning coastline provide endless opportunity for hours of entertainment away from the screens. We’ve put together a guide to kid’s activities from Walpole and Denmark to Albany, so you’ll have plenty of day trips up your sleeve to keep the kids entertained.
As the weather heats up and the sunscreen and sunglasses come out, what better way to spend your summer than indulging in tasty, artisan, mouth-watering ice-cream? Forgo that summer body, and give in to these ice-cream treats across Perth!
There is nothing more quintessentially relaxing than a long lunch at a local winery. Most of the award-winning restaurants in Margaret River are connected to one of the 100+ wineries in the region, the majority of which open for lunch. We have highlighted eight of more than 20 for you to consider for your next trip down south, but book ahead, as they almost all book out on weekends and over the holidays.
Whether you put your travel plans on hold over the lockdown, or you just want to get away for a few nights over an upcoming long weekend, now’s the time to start preparing for your next getaway. Nothing puts you to sleep like the sound of waves, and if you’re going to rough it at all, the warmer months are the perfect time to give beach camping a go. The south west region is known to have four seasons in one day so make sure to check the wind and weather predictions and pack accordingly. Although you can’t set up your swag directly on the sand, you'll be pleased to know these campsites are only a step away from the ocean.
Anyone lucky enough to have experienced the Coral Coast’s amazing wildflower country in full bloom will tell extraordinary tales about long sunny days driving and walking through fields drenched in colour. It’s a once per year experience and located just a few hours’ drive north of Perth, it’s closer than you think.
Why just have brunch when you can have bottomless brunch? If you’re looking for something different to your usual eggs benny on toast and avo smash, look no further than these places which offer bottomless brunches with an added twist. Grab your friends and head down to these places for bottomless brunch this weekend!
There is no better place to enjoy a boutique beer than Fremantle - and in the last few years, several new breweries have joined the old favourites to provide beautiful locations for that Sunday sundowner, after work drink, or long-awaited catch up with friends. Here are a few of our favourites.
Flowers always make such a classic and timeless gift and, luckily for us, there are several florists in Perth that source from local flower growers. It's a great time to be supporting local businesses, and you'll score some serious brownie points with your significant other.
WA Museum Boola Bardip has finally opened, and with it, a brand-new casual dining experience, Epoch, featuring dishes inspired by native WA, complete with locally sourced ingredients.
Whether you’re looking for a cold beer or a crisp cider, there are plenty of venues within 45 minutes drive of the city to explore. We checked out a few of the local favourites.
Whether you are just finishing work or looking for ideas for your next night out, the city breweries are always a great option to visit all year round. Here are three of the best, from local fan favourites, SA imports and fantastic fruity fusions.
If you have young kids, the thought of taking the family out for a meal can be cause for stress. Let Localista reduce the pressure with this round up of restaurants and cafes across Perth offering fantastic indoor playrooms for children. All you’ll need to do is sit back and relax with delicious food and drinks while the children are kept busy.
Located on Hay Street under the iiNet building opposite Subiaco Square, BARK Subiaco is the cosiest and coolest small bar in the area, making it the perfect place to chill out on a rainy day or night with friends. Roughly the size of a lounge room, it also holds the title of Subiaco’s smallest small bar, although when the sun is shining, the dog-friendly alfresco seating out front is a popular place to be.
Perth is home to more than 30 beachside cafes. We’ve profiled 5 of Perth’s most noteworthy coastal cafes for your next beach-brunch venture, plus check out our list below of other beachside cafes to try.
Whether you are looking for a place to spend date night or somewhere to grab a drink and escape the colder weather, there are many clubs and bars across Perth where you can experience quality jazz music. Grab yourself a cocktail and immerse yourself in a night of jazz with some of the cosiest jazz bars across Perth.
Home to an eccentric community of artists, musicians, surfers and creatives, with a collection of quirky and colourful small bars lining its streets, a night out in Fremantle is never dull. Over the past few decades, a host of smaller boutique bars have opened catering to those looking for somewhere a little more cosy. Owing to the historic nature of the port city, many of these are housed in stunning heritage buildings with unique backstories of their own.
With over 80 breweries in the state, and hundreds of unique and funky craft beers to try, WA is pumping out some of the best craft beers in Australia and the world. For all the hop heads out there, here’s a few choice breweries to visit this summer across Perth.
Did you know the best time of day to see the Pinnacles Desert is actually at night? Located roughly two-hours from the Perth CBD, the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park is a renowned tourist destination for daytime and now night-time visitors.
It’s been 20 years since Raffaele (Raffe), fresh off the boat from Rome, opened Delisio in Subiaco, serving beautiful hard-crust pizzas and authentic cooked-to-order pasta. With options for dine-in, or takeaway, the customers at the Boardroom bar on Rokeby are grateful for the authentic Italian.
As the days become a little cooler, the Perth Hills offer an escape from the hustle of the city with an abundance of peaceful trails across the majestic Darling Scarp. Embrace the beauty of our native bushland with these trails that cater to all levels of ability and range, from quick loops around natural springs to longer, half-day jaunts. Our top 3 picks also showcase the wildflowers and birdlife native to the area, so you’ll be sure to find a trail that will captivate the whole family.
Look no further than the Perth Hills for wineries where dogs are more than welcome. La Fattoria, Fairbrossen Winery, Hainault Vineyard and more are lovers of their own dogs and will welcome yours with open arms as you sip on a glass of their fine vino. Scenic views, great wine and your pup - what more could you want?
From Pemberton to Margaret River, there are numerous glamping sites to enjoy in the southwest of WA. Here’s a list of five to whet your appetite and our guide map to the 11 best glamping sites of the southwest.
From stunning sculptures to interactive street art installations, Mandurah is home to some truly outstanding art. Uncover gems from local talents all across the city, inspired by the unique landscapes of the estuary, the amazing native fauna and flora, and the history of the region.
Whether it's a pirate adventure or a Harry Potter-themed trip to Hogwarts, escape rooms are an exciting way to spend a day with friends and family. Here are our pick of escape rooms for all abilities around Perth: can you escape?
Looking for somewhere a little more extra than ordinary to enjoy an evening out? From a secretive speakeasy to unique themes that will you transport you to a different time, the following bars come dressed from head to toe in unique interiors that contribute to their quirky personalities with beverages and bites to match.
The local Whadjuk Noongar people have a deep connection to Wadjemup (Rottnest Island). Indeed, Wadjemup means ‘Place Across the Water Where the Spirits Are’. Their relationship with the island extends back thousands of years when low sea levels once joined Rottnest to the mainland. As well as its importance as an ancient fishing and hunting place, Wadjemup is also a source of spiritual energy, a place where spirits travel after death. The island, the surrounding Indian Ocean and the mammong (whale) is central to many Whadjuk creation dreaming stories.
Now is the perfect time to plan your family holiday to everyone’s favourite adventure island. Featuring homely cedarwood cabins and historic refashioned barracks, there are plenty of options for holiday accommodation across Rottnest Island that the whole family can get excited about. Rottnest is notorious for booking out quickly, so make sure you get in early to secure your spot, and explore our top picks for family-friendly accommodation on Rottnest.
A relaxing lunch and tour of the wineries and breweries in the Swan Valley is one of the best day-trips available in Perth, even with kids in tow. Only a 30-40-minute drive and you are in a world of green, rich in gourmet food, local art and 50+ wineries and craft breweries.
Less than one hour north-east of Perth, Chittering Valley is the perfect escape for kids as well as mums and dads. The surprisingly hilly region is covered in green and an endless variety of farming and paddock-to-plate experiences.
Farmstays are a beautiful alternative for families and a great way for kids to interact with animals and get a better understanding of life on the farm. With meals includes and animals on-site to entertain the kids, it’s also a super relaxing holiday for mum and dad. The Chittering Valley is also a great base from which to explore Gingin, New Norcia, Northam and plenty more.
The Sunday session legacy began back when local pubs would only be open for three hours on a Sunday. Scrambling for $4 beer jugs, it became a weekly ritual. Its evolved throughout the years but still remains a fun way to finish off the weekend. Here are the top five Sunday sessions happening in Perth right now.
Nothing says vacation more than a massage and time out at a day spa and thankfully, the Margaret River region is blessed with some world-class, luxury retreats to fulfil your every desire. We narrowed our selection down to the most luxurious day spas in the region, offering holistic body treatments, age-defying facials, hypnotherapy, hot stone massages, sound therapies and spa treatments tailored just for you.
It's no secret that WA makes some of the world's best beers - and the same can be said for our ciders. Here's five amazing spots making cider right here in WA.
2022 has been a spectacular year for venues in Perth - and the new kids on the block are proving incredibly popular and serving some awesome food and drinks. Here's the five newly-opened venues in the heart of Perth CBD you must try.
However you spell it, whisk(e)y bars are becoming increasingly popular, with many having opened in Perth’s CBD over the past few years. If you’ve had a long, busy day at work or want to go for a late night drink on the weekend, these five impressive whiskey joints are worth hunting down.
There’s nothing like going for a drive out of the city and exploring your surrounds, and the outskirts of Perth are dotted with charming country towns that are within easy day-trip distance.
Whether it be for a gentle stroll or a full day trek, Margaret River has some of the most beautiful coastal walks in all of WA. Especially in the cooler months, it’s a chance to shake away the stresses of daily life and experience the very raw and stunning coastline.
A day on the farm cuddling cute animals, picking fruit and taking tractor rides is about as good as it gets for most kids. Within one hour drive of the Perth CBD there is a range of places to spend the day open on weekends and weekdays during the school holidays. Here are five of the best.
WA has an extraordinary maritime history and there are plenty of shipwrecks shallow enough to be enjoyed with nothing more than a mask and snorkel. Read on to dive into their unique stories and where to find them.
Now that Clarences and Five Bar have shut up shop, you may be at a loss for where to head for a celebratory glass of vino in Mount Lawley. Fear not – we’ve curated an up-to-date list of cosy wine bars that are sure to whet your palate on your next jaunt up Beaufort Street.
Four-wheel driving on a stunning sandy beach is a beautiful way to spend the day and for beginners, it’s much easier than you think.
Believe it or not, there is more to Fremantle than its charming maritime atmosphere. Behind its demure façade, there are several grim stories of true crime and lawlessness which date back to the seaside town’s early days as a convict settlement. For those wanting to delve into some of the historical scandals, ghost stories and darker aspects of Fremantle’s history, there are several historic sites for you to explore across the city.
If you have been looking for a change in scenery and a holiday with a difference, you need an overnight stay in a converted train carriage.
These carriages are far from your typical commuter train. Many of these trains are relics from the early 20th Century that have been remodelled, refurbished, and fully kitted out with everything you need in your holiday accommodation. You can find these trains all over the state, from private gardens in the hub of Fremantle, to country Bed and Breakfasts with stunning views. Have a look at some of our picks from across the state that will take your next getaway off the rails!
Margaret River is world renowned for its abundance of natural wonders, but less so for the stunning formations lying beneath the surface. Below the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, there are literally thousands of limestone caves boasting unique crystal formations and fossils of now-extinct animals.
Vintage fashion is where classical style meets modern sustainability. As the modern fashion industry, notorious for producing clothing en masse, contends with the ethics of ‘fast fashion’, vintage clothing offers an attractive alternative. It also presents a fun opportunity to personalise your style. But, before you go hunting through op-shops - remember that not all second-hand clothing is vintage. Genuine vintage refers to good-quality, one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect the best styles of their era. If you get your hands on a real vintage jacket, you can expect it to remain a wardrobe staple for the rest of your life.
The school holidays are just around the corner, meaning it's time to start planning your winter getaway with the family. You won't need to travel too far to find your next family vacation spot, with Mandurah offering some awesome kid-friendly experiences. Spend some quality time with your kids and enjoy the wonderful world of Mandurah this winter with these adventurous and family activities.
Only half an hour east of the city, the Perth Hills are lush with fruit trees and produce plantations. Depending on the season, apples, avocados, nectarines, strawberries and a variety of citrus fruits are all ripe for the picking. Prefer to buy fresh and support local? Head over to these picturesque family-friendly orchards and growers to pick your own fruit and vegetables for a wholesome weekend or afternoon activity.
Arguably home to the some of the best bacon in WA, Eurostyle Smallgoods is a hidden treasure for anyone looking for authentic European-style charcuterie. With goods imported from a range of European countries, including Croatia, Serbia and Poland, you’ll feel submerged in European culture upon entering the store.
The WA Parks Foundation’s popular Spring into Parks campaign is back with treks, tours, events and activities for everyone! Connect with Western Australia's spectacular parks and natural areas to enjoy the health and wellness benefits that come from spending time outside.
Gin has really blown up in popularity over the past decade or so, and where there was once only one or two key distilleries in WA, there are now over 10.
Have you ever wondered what became of the many mining towns in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder district after the gold rush? The region is now home to numerous ghost towns each featuring relics of a former life when the area boasted thriving communities of miners and their families.
With an Indian restaurant on nearly every corner, lovers of Indian food are well catered for in Fremantle. Here are some of our top picks, from the new and funky to the more traditional home-made classics, curry and naan.
Baby Spa Perth is a one of a kind spa experience based in Subiaco, the ultimate baby relaxation station offering massages and swimming for bubs and a unique bonding experience for parents.
It’s easy to see why people flock to Margaret River. Blanketed with a forest of tall karri and jarrah trees and undulating hills, the region is home to 100+ cellar doors, loads of farm-to-table experiences, quirky boutiques, art galleries, cafes, wine bars and plenty of hiking and biking trails.
If you’re looking for a Margaret River getaway with a difference, why not get the whole gang together and book a stay in your own private hilltop mansion? We found five of the most impressive rural retreats in the region, situated high up on hills and architecturally designed to provide optimal viewing across the valleys and endless canopies.
Filmed in the picturesque Plantagenet region of WA, director Jeremy Sims’ latest motion picture is a compelling story of isolation and belonging. With a diverse filmography including Last Cab to Darwin and Beneath Hill 60, Sims’ newest project RAMS is truly a return to his local roots.
When it comes to combat sports, there are plenty of options and styles to explore around Perth from traditional karate schools, to mixed martial arts gyms, to free, all-women's boxing clubs. With International Women's Day just gone, ladies of Perth can unleash their girl-power with these women-only self-defence classes, championing female empowerment. With multiple courses available for private groups, work functions, and one-on-one lessons, women from all walks of life can develop skills to boost confidence, feel powerful and have fun along the way.
Midnight snacks are not just for the little ones anymore! Here's the best spots in Perth's CBD that are open for a late-night snack, meal, drink and more.
From the cafe-lined hub that is Oxford Street, to some of the breakfast spots hidden further afield, Leederville offers lots of choice when it comes to picking a brunch-date destination. Check out some of our favourites below!
A long lunch or dinner at one of the better wineries in Margaret River is one of the great luxuries available to anyone living in WA. While we have our personal favourites, we called more than 30 locals in the hospitality industry and others with long experience eating and drinking in the region to get a firm top 10.
The Swan Valley is still the easiest option for a stress-free luxury weekend escape to country. The region was settled immediately after the colony was founded in 1829 and as WA’s oldest wine-growing region, there is an abundance of stunning wineries and history to be enjoyed. And while you are there, why not stay in luxury? We found five of the best places to stay in the heart of the valley.
Tucked away down the side entrance at 100 Melbourne Street, Lynott's Lounge is a brooding late-night music venue that promises to become a home for budding local artists and eager gig-goers alike.
Perth is an early to rise and early to bed kind of city. Mid-week, most bars and restaurants are closed by 10pm and and unless you know where to look, it can feel like the entire city is shutdown. Surprisingly, there is a vibrant underground scene of boutique bars in and around the Perth CBD and Northbridge happy to keep the home fires burning. Here are five of the best.
It’s no wonder that the Margaret River region is one of the most popular destinations in WA given its list of outstanding wineries, gourmet food experiences and natural wonders. Whether you’re looking for a place to stay with some friends and family or a romantic getaway for two, here are some of Margaret River's most luxe accommodation options to check out.
Mini golf is wholesome fun for all the family: from budding baby golfers to grown-ups who like to sip while they (try to) stay on par. From the CBD to the Swan Valley, here are our picks of the best places to tee off and get golfing.
Australians have always had a love affair with the motorcar. Whether you enjoy motor history, appreciate automobile engineering, or simply relish the golden era of car making, you’ll be sure to find something that sparks your interest at one of the many motor museums here in Western Australia.
The towns of Western Australia have always been proud of the men and women that contributed to the many conflicts in which Australia has been involved, which is why many of our most interesting military museums are located outside of Perth. From innovative technological displays to carefully restored military vehicles and weaponry, if you enjoy military history, a tour of WA’s regional museums is a must.
For decades, the humble metropolis of Perth was screaming for a link between the CBD and Northbridge. Since opening last year, Yagan Square has become a hub for meeting and eating. Crammed with hip eateries, we’ve taken a tastebud tour of Market Hall and rounded up some foodie staples and recent openings. Whether you feel like ice cream, bánh mì or some delicious contemporary bush tucker, you’ll find it all under one roof.
Longing for a spot where the coffee comes first? In Perth, you’ll have a choice of quality espresso bars, catering for the quick coffee fix. Taking inspiration from the original espresso bars of Italy, our coffee culture certainly appreciates the importance of a reliable morning pit-stop. Pull up a bar stool and read on for our top picks of must-try espresso bars around Perth.
New Subiaco resident, Spirit of Little Things, is serving urban vibes, local feels, food and plenty of premium gin. The small-batch artisan gin bar opened in September and has quickly become a popular hangout spot for after work and weekend drinks. Starting in 2018 as a side project for friends Tom, Mick and Josh, Spirit of Little Things has successfully transformed into a unique distillery and dinin
It's hard to resist the pulling power of the quokka on Rottnest, but there are many other worthy contenders, both on land and underwater.
There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a talented local with a long career in food & beverage open their dream venue. After spending a long afternoon indulging in the superb chef’s menu, we were not disappointed. Nor it would seem are other diners, as the restaurant is already busy day and night, with bookings filling fast. Such is the story of Justin Hughes and the opening of Oscar’s at Guildford Landing.
Whether you’re a full-time vegan, a lover of veggies, or you simply want to reduce your meat consumption to do your part for the environment, there is no need to compromise on taste when dining out for vegetarian and vegan meals. With more and more people choosing to lead a plant-based lifestyle, Perth is seeing a trend in restaurants offering vegetarian or vegan-friendly options, with some even going completely green. Here are our top picks of vegetarian and vegan restaurants that are sure to impress you.
The Perth Concert Hall is a familiar and iconic sight in the Perth CBD. Located on St George’s Terrace, the building has played host to performances of all kinds since it first opened its doors on Jan 26, 1973.
Living in WA, with the first hint of sunshine comes an immediate urge to drink outdoors and the Sunday Session really is ingrained in our DNA. What better way to indulge than by spending an afternoon eating and drinking in your local garden bar, under a lush canopy of greenery. Here’s some top picks for this summer!
Looking for a way to blow off steam? Or even just to test your strength? Axe-throwing might just be the thing for you. With a selection of sessions including date nights, social groups and corporate events axe-throwing is just the thing to bring out your inner viking.
Stretching back to the second century A.D., mulled wine was made by Roman soldiers to warm them against harsh winters. As the Romans made their way across Europe, so did their love of mulled wine. They thought that using herbs and spices would help them stay warm and healthy. Mulled wine was a popular Christmas drink in Sweden, and soon became a mainstay around the table on Christmas Day.
Plant enthusiasts and green thumbs will be pleased to know that Perth has plenty of cute garden cafes, full of greenery and hot roasted coffee. Explore some of Perth’s leafiest garden cafes and start planning your next weekend brunch catch-up. Here's our top picks!
With a great selection of Greek food to be explored in Perth, a cuisine that is packed full of deliciously fresh flavours and organic ingredients, we recommend starting your journey with Greece’s most famous delicacies – souvlaki and gyros. Pieces of succulent marinated meat cooked by skewers or on a vertical rotisserie served with a fluffy soft pita and a fresh zesty tzatziki dip made from creamy Greek yoghurt. Whether you’ve got the Mediterranean blues or your tastebuds are just craving good food, we’ve got you covered from casual eateries to cosy tavernas to idyllic alfresco dining.
With beginnings dating back to Singapore in the 1950s, hawkers markets have always been a great way to experience local flavour and culture. Hawkers markets offer up more than delicious, convenient dining, they also offer a space that is carved out for the community to gather. Across Perth, there are several hawker-style markets that bring together people of all walks of life to indulge in the simple pleasure of good, affordable eats in bustling surroundings. Whether you’re craving something familiar like Nasi Goreng or looking to branch out and be adventurous with foods like ice kacang, here is a selection of our favourite around Perth.
High tea is best served with a glass of bubbles or a classic cocktail - here's the best spots to get your fix in Perth.
If hot, juicy pork, fresh prawns and delicious veggie fillings are what you crave, these Perth dumpling joints has got what you're looking for. Sink your teeth into these six amazing dumpling restaurants around the town.
Whether you take it straight, with salt and lime or with the perfect margarita, tequila is the ultimate party spirit and there’s no better place to enjoy it than at a moody Mexican bar with a side of tacos.
Before you begin your tequila journey, there are some things you should know. Tequila is made from the heart of the Weber Blue agave plant, which grows slowly and takes roughly seven years to reach maturity. It's grown in arid climates with low yields, and often harvested by hand. Mescal, a close cousin of tequila, is also made from agave, but doesn’t have to be the Weber Blue variety.
Whether you’re a lover of literary fiction or fan of autobiographies, nothing beats finding a nice quiet spot to settle down with your book. Add to that a really good cup of earthy coffee and you’ll never want to move! Scoop has surveyed all the essentials for the perfect reading spot – relaxing, bookish and well-caffeinated – to bring you these top picks.
Originating in China over 1,000 years ago, hotpot is now the perfect meal to enjoy and share with others (especially during the colder months). We've wrapped up Perth's best spots to get a bubbling bowl of goodness in the CBD and beyond.
It’s safe to say that now more than ever we’re all looking for a little extra TLC, and what better way to unwind than by taking the day off and putting your physical and mental wellbeing in the gentle hands of the experts. Although most hotels will have their own in-house day spas that will cater for you whether you’re a hotel guest or not, there are a host of independent day spas in Perth offering an equally luxurious day spa experience.
Many of these focus on a holistic approach, where it’s all about the journey toward complete relaxation, that encompasses both wellbeing and beauty. A one-stop shop for total body relaxation, they seek to
Whether it's fresh-cooked beef, succulent samgyeopsal pork belly, or crunchy kimchi that takes your fancy, Korean BBQ is the perfect meal to share around the table. Perth has some fantastic Korean BBQ spots, and here are our picks of the best.
Sitting beside our incredibly pristine beaches, Perth’s coastal restaurants have some of the best views in the city. Often serving locally-sourced seafood and modern Australian classics, these beachside restaurants in Perth provide the perfect backdrop for your next family gathering, romantic date night or catchup with the gang. Here are some of our favourites!
When it comes to waffles why stop at breakfast? Whether you like it sweet or savoury there’s a waffle out there for everyone. Here are our top 5 Perth joints to get your waffle fix.
Although many of Perth's historic buildings have unfortunately given way to modern structures over the years, there are still a scattering of heritage buildings to be explored in our city, many of which are now home to quaint restaurants and cosy bars. We’ve scouted some of Perth’s best restaurants with heritage charm dating back to the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Every holiday season families flock down to WA’s popular south west region and it can be a tricky time trying to organise alternative care for our four-legged friends. You may be surprised to know that there are a handful of high-end holiday homes that are pet-friendly, so you no longer need to part with your fur-family to enjoy a luxurious getaway.
Ladies of Perth, if you are itching to ditch the boys and get away for the weekend with the girl gang, we have just the solution. Take off down south to WA’s second-largest city, Mandurah, to unwind with your besties and relax by nature. With gorgeous coastal scenery, native wildlife, a vibrant arts scene, and delicious food and wine to sample, there is plenty of adventure to be had without straying too far from home.
Each year in May, Broome transforms into one of Western Australia’s most popular tourism destinations with warm weather and cloudless days providing a welcome relief from the southern winter cold, perfect for lounging around the pool and long swims at the beach. Starting in November, the wet season returns, the tourists leave and Broome transform back into a sleepy outback town. This is the season that locals love the most, with high humidity, spectacular storms and temperatures ranging from 25°C at night to 34°C in the daytime.
Here’s five reasons to visit Broome in the wet, but it’s just a taste of some of the fun and funky things to do.
Whether it be a quick snack to enjoy with your morning coffee or an evening craving you can’t stop thinking about, you can never go wrong with cinnamon rolls. Here’s where to find the best handmade cinnamon rolls around Perth.
Having reached the halfway point of the year, it is time for some much-needed rest and relaxation. The winter months also present the perfect opportunity to plan a romantic getaway and cosy up with someone special.
From the rugged West End to the military heritage of Oliver Hill, explore Rottnest at a more leisurely pace with these walking trails that criss-cross the island’s unique landscape. There are five trails that make up the 45-km stretch of the Wadjemup Bidi network, which extends from one end of the island to the other. Make sure you take comfortable walking shoes, long trousers, sunglasses, a hat and plenty of water, and check Trails WA and the Rottnest Island Visitors Centre for maps and more information. Without further ado, here are five of
The recent news that some of the world’s best surfers will compete at Rottnest in a one-off World Surfing League event from May 16 - 26 May puts the island squarely on the international surfing map. The competition will be held at Strickland Bay, one of the most popular breaks on the island.
Rottnest is a big draw for local surfers. Heading west, the nearest landfall is Mauritius, giving the island's swell a good 2-3ft advantage over mainland breaks. So book your ferry, grab a board and hit the waves - here are a few of the best surfing spots.
What started as a humble fishing town over 100 years ago, the thriving city of Mandurah is now well-renowned for its superb seafood. With an estuary expanding over twice the space of Sydney Harbour, the area is teeming with marine life like crayfish, mullet, salmon and blue manna crab.
Secluded bays, a childhood memory and a daring escape, Rotto locals reveal their special places and favourite things to do on Rottnest Island.
Perth’s small bar scene is flourishing, and features everything from dimly-lit, carnival-themed basement bars to friendly neighborhood spaces with plenty of comfy couches. We've rounded up 7 small cosy bars you must visit.
There are seven shark nets (or technically, ‘shark barriers’) in WA, three installed in Perth and another four on the beaches of WA’s southwest. They are a relatively new addition to beach life in WA, giving us peace of mind to enjoy an ocean swim without jump-starting at every underwater shadow.
Thrifting and vintage shopping is fast becoming the best way to score pre-loved treasures and retro gems. Here's our run-down of the best places to shop 'til you drop around Perth and beyond.
Enjoy a down-south getaway in Margaret River in the comforts of a eco-friendly glamping tent. If you like the idea of the ‘great outdoors’, without having to rough it, these luxury glamping sites are perfect for a romantic getaway or whisking the kids away on a technology detox.
Subiaco’s industrial corner is home to 20,000 workers, which means every day, when the clock hits noon, 20,000 workers get that faint pang of hunger to signify it’s time to eat. Pin this list of the best Subiaco lunch spots for the next time it hits midday and you realize you forgot your lunch (again).
Whether you want to wind down after a long day, catch up with friends or party the night away, keep your drinks flowing at these charming small bars in the heart of Subiaco.
Dessert doesn't have to be boring, and Perth is filled with unique and innovative options for those with a super-sweet tooth. Here's our favourite spots around Perth that serve up desserts and treats, from boba pancakes to Korean shaved ice.
One of the benefits of living in the world’s most isolated capital city is that we are surrounded by hidden oases and secret swimming spots. Here, you can lay upon the white sand of your own private lagoon, take a dip in these natural pools that are sheltered from the world, and be lulled into serenity by the peaceful sound of water falling into itself. Check out these top swimming holes not too far from Perth's metropolitan area below.
The humble pasta dish has soared to new heights in Perth as of late. With renowned Italian chefs experimenting with everything from pig cheek and zucchini flowers to currant ragu and buffalo ricotta, no matter which Italian eatery in Perth you visit, you are bound to stumble across a delicious plate of pasta. So, without further ado, prepare to eat your way through these 8 delectable pasta joints in Perth. Avanti!