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BAR HOPPERS Perth is sizzling with small bars that can be frequented
on foot. Start at the bottom of the city at Howard Street before moving
to nearby watering holes on St Georges Terrace. Murray Street is next,
branching off at Shafto Lane, Wolfe Lane, Howard Street and Queens
Street, before crossing the bridge to William Street, Northbridge.
ROCK CLIMBERS Perth’s most popular location is Churchman’s Brook,
with more than 50 routes of varying difficulties on a 30m cliff. Other spots
include Mountain Quarry, Blackwall Reach and Barrington-Gosnells
Quarry. Indoor centres are in Bassendean, Northbridge and Malaga.
GOLFERS Perth is peppered with expansive and scenic golf courses; some,
like the Mount Lawley Golf Course, even boast long histories. There’s the
breathtaking Araluen Golf Resort – well worth the 40km trek south-east
of the CBD; the Fremantle Golf Club; and the 15-hole Burswood Park Golf
Course, which is framed by the Perth city skyline and Swan River.
KIDS Fremantle, with its shops, markets, buskers and ice-cream stores is
great for kids, plus there’s Fremantle Prison, the Maritime Boat Museum,
and Port Beach and Esplanade Park for when the weather’s warmer. Spend
a day at Hillarys Boat Harbour, with its sheltered bay, shops, playground
and aquarium, or head to the Lotterywest Family Area at Kings Park.
CULTURE JUNKIES The Perth Cultural Centre in Northbridge is your one-
stop shop for WA’s best in visual art, theatre and history. Discover amazing
public art from here to the CBD. Fremantle is home to a range of galleries
and antique stores, and Subiaco has venues for modern art and theatre.
PERTH AND SURROUNDS
Breakfast spots | If it’s sunny, head to
Cottesloe; if you want to window shop
afterwards, check out Leederville;
for something with flair go to Mt
Lawley; for brunch on the water it’s
Scarborough; and to escape the bustle,
there’s East and South Fremantle.
Live music venues | Perth’s most
expansive outdoor venues are in Red
Hill and the Swan Valley. If you’re in
Fremantle, there’s Fly By Night, for
alternative and indie-rock, or the
Fremantle Arts Centre for outdoor
concerts in the warmer months. The
CBD is home to Perth’s larger venues,
while Northbridge and Mt Lawley have
small and medium-sized venues.
Perth and Fremantle’s hotel scene is getting a much-needed
boost from local and international property groups.
● Frasers Property is completing Queens Riverside on
Adelaide Terrace in East Perth, which will include 236 elegant
suites, some with views over the Swan River. It’s also home to
a vibrant urban quarter with cascading ponds, a swimming pool
and three meeting rooms, and is set to open in October.
● Perth Burswood has undergone a re-brand of its two hotels,
as well as exciting renovations to the complex at large. Holiday Inn
Perth Burswood will become Crown Promenade Perth and InterContinental
Perth Burswood will become Crown Metropol Perth. An expanded dining portfolio,
refurbished rooms and improved luxury facilities are just some of the developments.
● The new boutique Terrace Hotel is opening on St Georges Terrace, providing a
small number of luxury suites as well as bar, dining and business venues in an art deco
building. The Sheraton Hotel Perth, meanwhile, has been re-branded as the Pan Pacific.
● Australia Pacific Hotels Group, owner of the Goodearth and Perth Ambassador
hotels in Perth CBD, will be the developer of a brand-new inner-city boutique hotel
development, The Quincy Boutique Hotel, located at 281-289 Hay Street, Perth. The
City of Perth Council recently approved the plans for the five-level, 56-room hotel
which includes a ground-floor lobby and retail tenancy.
Soak up the cafe culture along
Fremantle’s South Ter race
Visit Hillarys Boat Har bour
Breakfast , shop and str o l l
thr ough Leeder vil le
Take a cruise on the
Picnic in Hyde Par k,
Boats on the Swan River.
Fremantle Maritime Museum.
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