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Save Your Coin, We’ve Discovered Loads Of Epic Staycation Deals In And Around Perth

By Sophie Oddo
12th Aug 2020

There’s a lot to love about living in Perth. With some of the world’s most stunning beaches, incredible weather, and a constantly evolving food and drink scene, there’s never a shortage of things to do, places to see, and deliciousness to devour. 

So, it was music to our ears when we heard that Destination Perth is serving up an array of promotions and deals to inspire your next adventure, as part of the state’s tourism initiative, Wander out Yonder. Whether it’s a sunset ocean dinner, kayaking along the Swan River, or road tripping through the winding valleys of the Avon region, there’s plenty of reasons to discover a new side to Perth. 

Live Your Best Robe Life

If you’re keen to turn your Perth adventures into an overnight sojourn or a mini escape, you’re going to need to lock down some accommodation. Those looking to stay near the CBD should look no further than the incredibly boujee Crown Metropol Perth. Choose from a range of world-renowned restaurants like Rockpool Bar & Grill, Bistro Guillaume, and Nobu or lap up some incredible poolside indulgence, and stay three nights for the price of two, staying in a Luxe King or Twin room for $728. If you’re looking for something a bit different, The Hougoumont is Fremantle’s most unique boutique hotel, purpose-built using innovative sea container construction to offer guests an extraordinary experience. Here, you’ll enjoy a late 12-noon checkout, complimentary light breakfast and evening wine and cheese. 

For a Fremantle getaway with all of the views, make sure to book into Be. Fremantle. Boasting a diverse range of accommodation, you can opt for a studio, one, two or three-bedroom apartments and soak up a truly unique and memorable holiday experience. Plus, you’ll be located just a few minutes walk from the city centre, Bathers Beach, and nearby to many exciting local restaurants and bars. You'll also be able to snap up 30% off your rate when you book three nights, as well as free parking and late check-out. If a rural escape to the bush is more your style, you can’t go past Alan & Eve’s Eden B&B, situated on five acres of bushland and surrounded by towering jarrah and marri trees. You can expect country living at its most luxurious with an outdoor spa, breakfast made from locally grown produce and plenty of wildlife to keep you company. Experience it all for just $175 per night Monday through to Thursday. 

Indulge In A Seaside Escape 

 If you're on the hunt for a beachside escape, then Ramada Vetroblu Scarborough Beach is for you — and they're currently offering 20% off the nightly rate when you book three nights. A favourite destination of Perth locals to swim, surf, bike, jog, stroll, wine and dine, this place is holiday heaven, with studio, one, two and three-bedroom, fully self-contained apartments available. Centrally located in the centre of the Sunset Coast and located within a short drive from Perth CBD, Swan Valley, Hillary’s and Fremantle or ride to Rottnest Island. Quality Resort Sorrento Beach also serves up an idyllic seaside escape, situated just metres from the beachfront and five minutes walking distance from Sorrento Quay and Hillarys Boat Harbour. If you need extra convincing, any two-night booking will receive a third night free, plus daily breakfast. Like we needed an excuse to extend our holiday.

Want to escape the hustle and bustle? Seashells Mandurah is an easy and relaxing beachfront escape an hour out of Perth. Boasting a luxurious selection of self-contained apartments and beach villas located on the shores of Comet Bay, you’ll want to snap up their three nights for the price of two while you can. Still on the hunt for more? Suss out plenty more seaside accommodation deals on offer, here

Embark On A Foodie Adventure

If you’re on a road trip down south, you can’t miss a stop at the legendary Miami Bakehouse, known for its healthy, unique, and delicious food on the go. They’re currently celebrating all things WA in a pie with their gourmet Western Australian Angus Beef Classic Steak Pie. Better yet, team it with a double chocolate lamington and a drink for just $15.80. If you’re on the hunt for a CBD snack, The Lobster Pier is offering up their famous lobster roll. Get ready for warm, delicious, butter-poached WA Rock Lobster served on a house-baked brioche bun. We’re sold.

In search of greener pastures? Coorinja Winery is one of Western Australia’s oldest wineries and is just a five-minute drive from the historic town of Toodyay. In recent years they have been producing small-batch, quality red wines, which luckily for us, you can score a discount on when you buy three bottles or more. Leave the planning to the professionals and take a guided tour from Up Close and Local Tours to the Perth Hills, Bickley Valley, and Swan Valley wine region. Here, you’ll get to know the locals, hear their stories, and see first hand why Perth’s craft producers are so unique. Lovers of gin can also take advantage of the vastly popular Gin Distillery Tour from Hidden deTours as well as wine, craft beer, and cider tours.  

Embrace The Great Outdoors

Living in Perth means you have some of Mother Nature’s most elite landscapes at your disposal, so it’s best you take advantage of them with some help from Aussie Perth Tours. Specialising in a wide variety of full-day and extended tours, some of the itineraries include marvelling the Pinnacles, embarking on a fruit orchard tour in Swan Valley, and even adventuring to Penguin Island (reopens on 14 September). And if that hasn’t sold you, they’re offering 15% off any full or half-day tour. If you like to work up a sweat while you explore, Off The Beaten Track WA offers a range of hiking and outdoor experiences that will have you exploring the natural beauty of Western Australia. And right now, you can score a cool 10% off their Discover the Bibbulmun Hiking Experiences and truly immerse yourself in nature. 

If you’re looking to stay local,  you can peacefully kayak through Perth's Canning River wetlands with Gogo Active Tours. Enjoy a morning escape on a double kayak in the still waters and glide through the secluded channels taking in the sights and sounds of nature. With all equipment and basic kayak instruction provided, all that's left to do is enjoy the beautiful surrounds. The best part? You can book a kayak tour and enjoy a 20% discount. Those wanting to vacate the mainland should look no further than Rottnest Cruises, who are slashing $20 off their deluxe 5-Course Sea to Plate Seafood Banquet Cruise and any full-day tour. Just make sure you arrive hungry as you’ll be indulging in oysters, prawns, sashimi salmon, octopus, crabs, fish, plus salads, sides, dessert, and unlimited drinks, including still and sparkling Howard Park wines, bliss.

Get The Adrenaline Pumping

Eating and exploring are great, but if you’re someone who enjoys living life on the wild side, there’s plenty of activities to get around that pack a punch. If you’re brave enough to go into battle, Paintball Skirmish is the day out for you, with epic playing fields including the famous double-decker bus siege and Storm the Castle. But don’t delay, book before October and pay just $50 per person for entry, gear, 300 paintballs, and a team photo.  Looking for an action-packed activity with a little less physicality?  VR Arrival lets you fulfil your wildest imaginations touring the renowned Apollo 11, escaping to a whale encounter in the blue deep, or even engaging in a sci-fi shootout in the pyramids. With over 120 immersive VR experiences and games with both single- and multi-player, you’ll want to take advantage of their 10% discount (maximum two people).

Those who love to have a good time while learning a thing or two along the way need to look no further than the Gravity Discovery Centre. Currently offering 10% off admission fees, this place makes science fun, boasting everything from The Discovery and Innovation Galleries, United Group Leaning Tower of Gingin, Solar System Walk, and loads more. For the real thrill-seekers, Skydive Geronimo needs to be firmly planted on your bucket list. As Western Australia's only island skydive experience, Skydive Geronimo allows you to skydive 10,000ft, 14,000ft, and 15,000ft while taking in the incredible views of WA's majestic coastline, before landing on the beach at Rottnest Island. They’re also offering a huge 15% off, so jump to it. 

Save your coin, Destination Perth is delivering the deals this month. From penny-saving stay-cays, things to do, and promotions from our foodie favourites, throw your support behind our local businesses and score some epic offers while you’re at it.

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Destination Perth and proudly endorsed by Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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