Summer is on its way and the sun is soon to be out—aren’t you ready to head into the great outdoors to enjoy it? Great events are happening at some of Perth’s hotspots, and you’re surely not going to want to miss it.
The Perth Zoo, AQWA, Swan Valley, and King’s Park may be among the top 10 most visited sites in Perth and Western Australia, but even locals and tourists alike can enjoy these great events upcoming for the holiday season.
1. AQWA Ocean Safari, The Aquarium of Western Australia
Teaming up with Mills Charters for this unique experience, join the AQWA team as they take you on a spring tour for guaranteed whale sightings beginning in Hillarys Boat Harbour. Enjoy added perks on this 4 hour tour on a Mills Charters luxury vessel including underwater microphones to hear the whales, knowledgeable guides on board provided extensive information on whale lifestyle and characteristics, and the opportunity for an extended itinerary with stops additional stops to places like Little Island.
When: Every Wednesday, September-December. 9:00am.
Where: 91 Southside Drive
Admission: Book by calling 9246 5334 or email at [email protected]
2. Streets Happy Zoo Year, Perth Zoo
If you’re looking for a great family-friendly party, Perth Zoo’s New Year’s Eve Celebration belongs on your agenda. With magic shows by Las Vegas’s own Adam & Selena, performances by Explosive Dance Company and Hula Magic’s Polynesian dancers, and an exciting musical program by cover band Dakota, you’re in for an exciting night at the Zoo. Bring the kiddos and a picnic to ring in the New Year—you certainly won’t regret it!
When: December 31, 2015. 9:00pm
Where: 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth
Admission: Adult $47, Child (4-16yrs) $26, 1- 3 year olds $14, Infants (0-12 months) free
3. Entwined In The Valley with Matt Moran, Swan Valley
For winos everywhere, take part in a distinguished evening with one of Australia’s most celebrated Sydney-based chefs, Matt Moran, while enjoying the beautiful vineyard vistas of Swan Valley. With an entire weekend of festivities available, including food, art and fashion, the main gastronomy event will be held at the Madoone Estate Winery on Sunday and include a 7-course meal that is sure to excite more than just your taste buds. Enjoy an incredible sampling of wines and fare created with locally sourced produce from the Swan Valley itself. Tickets are sold individually, or table options are available, to this exclusive 200-person event.
When: November 13-15, 2015.
Where: Mandoon Estatem. 10 Harris Rd, Caversham.
Admission: Starting at $224.29.
4. Spring Weekends at Upper Reach, Swan Valley
What could be better than grabbing lunch in a vineyard? Swan Valley offers another great event to celebrate the new season so grab a spot on the lawn with your plaid picnic blanket and treat yourself to a bottle of wine (or more) and a gourmet lunch while enjoying the weather.
When: September 5 – November 8, 2015. 11:30am-3:00pm.
Where: Upper Reach Winery. 77 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville.
5. 50 Year Journey Expedition, Kings Park & Botanical Garden
One of the world’s largest inner-city parks, the Kings Park & Botanical Gardens is more than just city greenspace, but truly an iconic landmark. Join the King’s Park on their 50th anniversary for a tour that includes stops along their Lotterywest Federation Walkway, the Water Garden, the Roe Gardens and the Place of Reflection, special birthday exhibitions, and more on their 17-hectare premises.
When: Tuesday, September 1 – Thursday, December 21, 2015. 8:00am-6:00pm.
Where: Western Australia Botanic Garden.
Grab your gear and head out for an adventure with these great events, the Perth summer events are waiting!