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50 Things To Do In Perth This Winter

By Emma Pegrum - 08 Jun 2018


Despite summer sticking around far longer than we deserve, winter ended up coming to Perth quicker than we could say ‘it’s cold’. We don’t know about you, but we are pretty excited for the cooler months—and that’s because we’ve got everything from winter pop-up bars and cosy pubs to comfort food feasts and melted cheese to look forward to.

So before you start wishing it away, here are 50 amazing things to do in Perth this winter—make the most of it! 

  1. Catch a flick in a castle at FRINGE WORLD Festival x Rooftop Movies’ new boutique winter cinema experience, Girls School Cinema.
  2. Get spellbound at Aladdin the musical at Crown Theatre Perth.
  3. While you’re there, eat one of Perth’s best desserts: The High Coffee at The Waiting Room.
  4. Guzzle boozy hot chocolates in an igloo on a rooftop—yes, this is real life.
  5. Enjoy a hydra facial at Mira Clinic—your dry winter skin will thank you.
  6. Head to the hills for the Winter Cider Festival at Core Cider House.
  7. Make the most of Bib & Tucker's winter dining series and book yourself a spot for at least one of these!
  8. Check out Perth's first silent disco night club—it's golf themed!
  9. Catch Kendrick LamarKaty Perry freaking Bob DylanCher or Sam Smith at the Arena!
  10. Dine the twenty regions of Italy at Il Lido every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
  11. Go deep into the vault at Fromage Artisans and eat all the cheese you can handle.
  12. Go check out the winter exhibitions at Fremantle Arts Centre.
  13. Spend a day at an urban brewery like Nowhereman BrewingLittle CreaturesNorthbridge Brewing CoBlasta Brewing, Otherside Brewing Co or brand newbie Bright Tank Brewing Co.
  14. Work your way through this list of Perth’s best all-day breakfasts.
  15. Or, while away winter over a series of amazing long lunches.
  16. Jump on Perth’s ramen craze and get slurping at IPPUDO or Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King, or try the vegan ramen at Ramen Ichiraku
  17. Or, eat all of the laksa Perth has to offer.
  18. Bunker down and drink at one of these insanely cosy bars...
  19. Or at one of Perth’s many hidden bars.
  20. While you’re at it, make your way through this list of Perth’s best cocktails…
  21. …and party at Perth’s coolest underground pop-up club, Sweet.
  22. Keep warm by dancing at all of these places that don’t suck.
  23. Day-trip to Freo and sip coffee at our favourite hidden cafes.
  24. Or, eat your way around our fair Port City instead, at all of our favourite restaurants.
  25. Get your jazz on underground at the Jazz Cellar, or spend sultry winter nights at The Ellington.
  26. Get to know your long-anticipated new favourite local at the Back Bar at Hylin.
  27. Explore the newest addition to Perth’s proliferating west end: Hibernian Place. (Hint: eat at Guy Grossi’s Garum and Hadiqa ASAP.)
  28. Or discover all there is to eat at Yagan Square.
  29. Take comfort food to a new extreme and order your pizza by the metre at Ischia.
  30. Or you can get pasta by the metre too, at Solo Pasta.
  31. Or save winter by eating all the dumplings your body can handle.
  32. Escape the cold and spend two weeks glamping in Coral Bay.
  33. Warm up the old fashioned way, by going trampolining at Bounce Inc.
  34. Laugh off the cold weather at Perth’s new purpose-built comedy venue, Perth Comedy Lounge.
  35. Work your way through Perth's best winter roasts.
  36. Drink your way through the world's best cocktails when Dandelyans takes over Tiny's.
  37. Or get yourself tickets to this once in a lifetime culinary experience at Wildflower.
  38. Eat your heart out every Sunday at the State Buildings, with Sunday Brunch at Petition and La Famiglia Lunch at Post.
  39. Get pampered at Perth's newest point of luxury: Bodhi J Spa at The Westin Perth.
  40. Drink more Negronis at La Vida UrbanaIl Lido or one of these places doing Perth’s best Negronis!
  41. Slurp your way through Perth’s best soup.
  42. Try hot yoga at one of our favourite hot yoga classes in Perth.
  43. Hit up all your favourite farmers’ markets and the best markets happening around town.
  44. Brave the elements even more and tick off all the best walks and hikes in the Perth Hills.
  45. Have a staycation at one of Perth’s hottest boutique hotels.
  46. Or escape Perth with your gal pals at one of these spots.
  47. Binge your way through your winter-watch list on Netflix.
  48. Keep warm and go rock climbing at one of these spots.
  49. Jump in the car and go whale watching—'tis the season.
  50. Or just skip winter altogether by booking a trip with inspo from The Urban List Travel.

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Image credit: Nancy Hanna

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