Taste Great Southern is back, bigger and better than ever, marking its 20th anniversary with an extraordinary lineup of culinary celebrations. From May 2nd to 12th, immerse yourself in the diverse flavours and exquisite wines of Western Australia across Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Frankland River, Prongurup, and Katanning.
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.
Whether you take it straight, with salt and lime or in 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.
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.
With our large Irish population hailing back to the convict era some of the traditional Irish pubs in Perth have established themselves a social hub for Perth’s Irish community and lovers of beer alike. Whether it be a casual drink or St. Patrick’s Day celebration there’s no better way to have fun than at one of these most popular Irish pubs in Perth where you’ll find Guinness, hearty food and good craic. Slànte!
For some of us, the day-time caffeine hit wears off and we need a little extra pick-me-up after work. In Perth, however, most cafés shut up shop around 3pm and it can be notoriously difficult to get your hands on a good cup of coffee. We’ve done some scouting and found the best late night cafes in Perth CBD doling out cups of that caffeinated good stuff long after the sun has gone down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether it’s a birthday party, intimate engagement party or even a corporate event, the first step to throwing a successful event is finding the perfect venue. Even better if you can find an awesome venue your guests have never experienced before. Here is a selection of quirky and unique venues that tick all the boxes.
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.
Here are some of the best date-night deals at Perth restaurants to make you feel like you’re dining in style, whilst still keeping within budget!
Ever finished a delicious bite or luxury cocktail and craved another round? Go bottomless at these five amazing spots around Perth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ten pin bowling is a timeless favourite for many, and Perth is home to a variety of bowling lanes and alleys. Featuring everything from themed nights and kid-friendly weekend bookings to jukebox players and light-up bowling shoes, this selection of bowling joints across the Perth area is sure to cater for enthusiasts and amateurs alike.
Take inspiration from the Irwins and get up close with koalas in Perth’s wildlife parks. With the school holidays approaching, you can nip the cries of boredom in the bud early and create lasting memories with a day spent with these Aussie icons.
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.