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Celebrate Australia Day at Rottnest Island

Celebrate Australia Day at Rottnest Island January 19, 2011 | Events | Read More
One of my all-time favourite places to visit while in Perth is Rottnest Island, and with our national day, Australia Day, coming up next week on January 26th, there’s an even better reason to go. To celebrate Australia Day, the newly-renovated Hotel Rottnest (previously known as the Quokka Arms)...

More Christmas Fun in Perth’s City Centre

More Christmas Fun in Perth’s City Centre December 17, 2010 | Events | Read More
As I’ve mentioned before, Christmas in Perth is a lot warmer than the typical snowy Christmas described in the songs. Fortunately that doesn’t make it any less fun – it’s just different. The council in the City of Perth – the central area of the city – are very proactive...

Christmas Holiday Fun in Perth

Christmas Holiday Fun in Perth December 7, 2010 | Events | Read More
Spending Christmas down here in Perth is a lot different to the way most people spend Christmas: there’s never any snow, and the temperatures are often around the century mark! So if you’re looking for a great Aussie non-traditional Christmas, what can you get up to in Perth? Here are a...

Will Oprah Winfrey Visit Perth? Sign the Petition!

Will Oprah Winfrey Visit Perth? Sign the Petition! September 15, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Oprah, Oprah: why wouldn’t you want to come and see this beautiful island of ours (pictured above), the perfect Rottnest Island just off Perth? If you haven’t heard, Oprah Winfrey has just announced that she’s bringing 300 special audience members on a trip to Australia for the opening...

Perth Zoo Concerts at Night Not Just For Animals

Perth Zoo Concerts at Night Not Just For Animals September 4, 2010 | Events, Kid Friendly, Nightlife | Read More
What happens at the Perth Zoo when the sun goes down? Well, the animals listen to live music, of course! Not every night, but when the Nocturnal Concerts series is running, then the animals get treated to a heap of great Australian singers and groups. Of course if you’re visiting Perth at the right...

Hopman Cup Tennis Event Keeps Putting Perth on the Map

Hopman Cup Tennis Event Keeps Putting Perth on the Map August 21, 2010 | Events | Read More
Every January the eyes of Perth turn to a tennis tournament that’s a little bit special: the Hopman Cup. I started going to see the Hopman Cup almost twenty years ago but there are big changes going on at the moment. If you’re not familiar with it – and while plenty of famous tennis...

Mundaring Truffle Festival Pompeii Style

Mundaring Truffle Festival Pompeii Style August 3, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
In every corner of the Mundaring Truffle Festival punters gorged themselves silly. Buns filled with truffle infused fare were shoved into faces, truffled pasta was hoovered and brie was smeared with…well I’m sure you can guess. The festival is officially over for another year! Although a few...

Red Bull Air Race Cancelled, Perth Included

Red Bull Air Race Cancelled, Perth Included July 30, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
If you were planning on heading to Perth for the Red Bull Air Race in 2011, you’d better check out all the other good reasons I’ve got to visit Perth – because the Red Bull Air Race has been cancelled. Apparently the entire event has been put on hold worldwide and it will leave Perth...

Runners Can See Perth in City to Surf Style

Runners Can See Perth in City to Surf Style July 28, 2010 | Events | Read More
It’s not my cup of tea to head off on a trip somewhere, jogging shoes in my bag, ready to run for far too long and feel exhausted at the end (in other words, to compete in any kind of running race) – but I’ve heard that lots of people love to do so. And that’s why I’m recommending...

Avon Descent racers heading down the whitewater to Perth soon

Avon Descent racers heading down the whitewater to Perth soon July 8, 2010 | Events | Read More
One of Perth’s most exciting river-based events is just around the corner: come the weekend of August 7 and 8, a heap of kayakers, motorboaters and anyone in between will head to Northam, a town just north of Perth, to hop in the Avon River and take part in the Avon Descent race, which finishes...