With both international and domestic terminals, Perth is a commercial hub of the Australian continent, boasting one of the country’s largest and busiest international airports.
Whether travelling here internally for a short visit or travelling overseas for a gap year, you’ll find plenty of natural beauty and green city landscapes to make your stay memorable.
Of course, if you’re travelling across seas, you have to remember that June is the start of our cooler season – in other words, our Winter in Perth has just begun! So if you, for example, are travelling over here for your UK Summer holidays, you’ll have to be prepared for our slightly cooler temperatures.
However, with 2014 being Perth’s second hottest Summer on record, our Winter climate should still boast some good weather for any budding holiday makers!
So What Does Winter in Perth have in store?
Perth city has absolutely plenty of activities and places for you to visit – both indoor and outdoor:
Food & Drink:
A crisp Perth Winter morning is a great opportunity to explore some of the eateries that the City has to offer. Sip on a warm coffee or try an organic breakfast at one of the many eateries situated along Beaufort Street in Highgate or wander around one of the many pop-up farmers markets. In the evening, nestled amongst heritage buildings, you will find many a bar and restaurant: from 1920s inspired carnival bars, to authentic Japanese, to street food inspired tapas, there’s something to suit every taste.
July in Perth has plenty going on for the little ones. Perth City itself has stunning views, parks and waterfronts, but with the Western Australian Museum displaying more than 20 life-size dinosaur models until August the 3rd, you’ll have to get the kids prepared for a close encounters with some of the most fascinating creatures that ever roamed the earth – perfect for a rainy Perth Winter day! Or why not visit the Scitech Plantarium or Perth Zoo for experiences both educational and entertaining.
If you prefer a bit of retail therapy, Perth has stylish retail precincts to offer you not only a great shopping experience, but shelter if you head out on a colder day.
Art & Culture:
Winter is a perfect time to take a riverside Segway tour, or visit the Perth Mint where the dazzling new Gold Exhibition is now open. Perth’s cultural precinct has the WA museum and Art Gallery displays and the 10th annual City of Perth Winter Arts Season brings together theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, music, exhibitions film and literature throughout the Winter months.
If you’re driving or looking into car rental while in Perth, why not take a little trip just outside of the City? You will find plenty of Winter activities in the surrounding City attractions:
- Visit Rottnest Island for a peaceful winter walk along the beach;
- Experience the art and culture of the buzzing portside of Fremantle, with the famous cappuccino strip, live music scene and plentiful art galleries;
- Take a trip along the beautiful and varied WA coastline and take in some of the outdoors with a hot drink or a hearty pub meal;
- Indulge in some of Western Australia’s best gourmet produce with some world-class wineries, breweries and eateries in Swan Valley;
- Take in some of the most picturesque views that the Perth Hills and the Armadale have to offer. A 45 minute drive from the city, this beautiful green land offers a completely different atmosphere;
- Go on a bushwalk trail, try your hand at fishing or just enjoy the scenery with award- winning wines! All just on Perth’s doorstep in the Mandurah and Peel region.