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Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2019

Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2019

Perth City comes to life during summer, so why stick to the same boring date night? Get out and explore Perth’s cultural scene for a date night to remember, experiencing the many hidden gems of Perth. We’ve put together our top 8 date night ideas that will make your night one to remember.

Valentine’s Day 2019 is right around the corner – surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city for the weekend. From just $156 on weekends, you can enjoy a bottle of bubbles, complimentary 30 minute facials at Jurlique, buffet breakfast and accommodation with our Valentine’s Package. Book a room and lose yourself exploring the events and attractions Perth City has to offer.

 

1. Perth Festival

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Running from 8 Feb to 3 March, Perth Festival boasts a mixture of entertainment, arts and cultural intrigue. Expect live music acts including The Preatures, Christine & the Queens and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Cirque du Soleil will also make an appearance, as will other renowned dance/circus artists. Best of all, A Nocturnal Wonderland returns to transform Kings Park portraying the stories of the land via huge projectors. If you want to impress your date, this is how to do it.

Dates: 8 February – 3 March. Learn more.

 

2. Comedy lounge

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When the motto is Eat, Drink, Laugh you know you’ve come to the right place. The Comedy Lounge is the perfect place to have a giggle with your date – it’s especially great for those first date jitters! They’re open Thursday to Sunday with a new act each night, and best of all they’re right around the corner from Holiday Inn Perth City.

Dates: Thursday – Sunday all year. Learn more.

 

3. Activated Art Trail

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Try something different and take the time to wander the streets of Perth. The newly developed  Activated Art Trail takes you on an immersive experience, bringing street art around Perth City to life! This is the perfect activity to do before popping into a bar for a drink or two. Simply download the app and go! Start your street art tour in Wolfe Lane, right behind Holiday Inn Perth for some of Perth’s best artwork.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

4. Bars

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Speaking of bars… No date night is complete without stopping into one of Perth’s best bars for a drink or a bite to eat. Here are some of our favourite date night bars, or see our Top 5 bars here:

  • Shadow Wine Bar: for the wine lovers who like to slip away into their own world.
  • Laneway Lounge: old school elegance and a bit of free live Jazz never goes out of date.
  • Ivy & Jack: perfect for cocktails or a cheap pint in the city.

 

5. Gondolas on the Swan

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If you like it cheesy, then treating your date to a romantic Gondola ride under the starlight at Elizabeth Quay is the way to go.  Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Swan while enjoying a bottle of bubbly, some chocolate and the traditional Italian music.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

6. Rooftop Movies

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Take advantage of the weather while you can with an outdoor film! The Rooftop movies have a film genre for every couple, whether you’re into Disney, comedy or even thriller. They won’t be screening any corny movies this Valentine’s Day, instead Sorry To Bother You will be showing, described as “fearlessly ambitious, scathingly funny, and thoroughly original”.

Dates: Current – March 30. Learn more.

 

7. Holey Moley

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Wander over to Northbridge for a bit of mini-golf, with a twist. Holey Moley is the cheekiest mini-golf you’ll ever play. Expect Donald Trump’s face on a donkey ass (romantic right!?), the couch from The Simpsons and more. Treat yourself to a cocktail with Wizz Fizz and Sour Straps while you play.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

8. Anti -Valentine’s Day at Ivy & Jack

Anti Valentines EDM_600X230If romantic isn’t your cup of tea, head to Ivy & Jack bar and restaurant for their Anti-Valentine’s Day. They’ll be serving up $5 Pints and a special $18 cocktail named Black As My Heart. Don’t worry, couples are accepted…just absolutely no Public Displays of Affection.

Dates: 14 February. Learn more. 

 


STAY IN THE HEART OF PERTH CITY

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Turn your Valentine’s night out into a weekend to remember and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Weekend Hotel Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Valentine’s Package when you check in to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on a Friday or Saturday. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults,full buffet breakfast and a late check-out. Plus Kids Stay & Eat Free.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!

The Best Free Things to See and Do in Perth

The Best Free Things to See and Do in Perth

Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world and is one of Australia’s most vibrant cities. Filled with culture, attractions and exciting days out, there is something for everyone. One of the best things about Perth is that there is something for every budget. Even those without any budget at all.

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is perfectly situated among the very best that the city has to offer. Whether you want to hit the beach, indulge in an alfresco picnic in the park or explore the many cultural activities available, you can keep your wallet in your pocket and do it all for free.

To help you make the most of your time in Perth; we have compiled a list of the best free things to see and do in Perth

Perth Free Transit Zone – for those staying at the Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, there is a free Transit zone for buses. The free transit buses are easily identifiable by the free Transit Zone logo on the bus stop. View the Free Transit Zone map for more information.

 

Kings Park & Botanic Gardens

No visit to Perth would be complete without a visit to Kings Park and the Botanic Garden. Not only is it one of the largest inner city parks in the world. It is filled with rich European and Aboriginal history, innovative designs and contemporary culture.

Within Kings Park, you will find the Western Australian Botanical Garden. Here you can discover more than 3000 different species of unique flora and fauna of the state. It’s one of the best places to take a picnic and a blanket to soak up panoramic views of the Swan River and Canning River.

You can also enjoy unprecedented views of the perfectly manicured gardens, the Darling Ranges and the city skyline. For those traveling with children, the discovery play area will keep them entertained. There are free guided walks that sweep you from zone to zone. These not only help you make the most of the park, but also provide an educational experience.

If you are taking a picnic with you, the Saw Avenue picnic area on the western side of kings Park is the perfect place to enjoy it. Expansive lawns, free barbecues and a natural play area that the kids will love can all be found. It’s easy to see why this park is crowned as the number one thing to do in Perth. If you don’t fancy taking a picnic, there are also plenty of cafes dotted around for a quick pit stop while exploring.

Walking Directions: Google Map from Hotel

Public Transport: Live Planner Times and Routes

Address: Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Kings Park, WA 6005, Australia.

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

City Beach

If you are visiting Perth, then a trip to the beach is an absolute must. Perth is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in Western Australia and City Beach is the most popular for those staying in Perth City Centre. Just a 34 minute bus ride away from the Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, it is the perfect place to absorb that traditional seaside vibe. Strong waves rolling in off the Indian Ocean and fine sand make the beach a popular place for both surfers and families alike.

You will also find large grassy areas with barbecues that provide the perfect settings for a lazy outdoor lunch. Amenities such as public toilets, outside showers, kids playgrounds and changing rooms are also available. Activities such as Beach walks, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, fishing, cycling and bird watching are all available at City Beach.

There are also a variety of coffee shops and restaurants in the surrounding area. City Beach makes for a great day out for all the family. Surrounded by leafy reserves, modern residences and homes of the wealthy it is an affluent area perfect for relaxing and soaking up the best of Oceanside living.

Walking Directions: Google Map from Hotel

Public Transport: Live Planner Times and Routes

Address: City Beach WA 6015, Australia.

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Perth Cultural Centre

Perth Cultural Centre is just an 850 meter walk from the Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. You can also use the free bus service if walking is not your thing. The cultural centre has a lot to offer for all types of traveller. You can find the art gallery of Western Australia, which is filled with stimulating exhibitions covering art from around the world and the Indigenous people.

Other notable points of interest are the State Library, where are you can take in a movie screening, tour or exhibition. The Western Australian Museum is home to the state’s cultural and scientific collection. Kids will love the Wetlands. This freshwater ecology is home to many native species of invertebrates, frogs and fish. There is also a wealth of flora and fauna with opportunities for kids to get close to wildlife.

The Urban Orchard is also well worth a visit and demonstrates how important it is to grow healthy and fresh food in the places that we live. For those looking to enjoy a drink or two, The Mechanics Institute is a great place to pull up a barstool and enjoy artisan wine, craft beers and cocktails from around the world.

Walking Directions: Google Map from Hotel

Public Transport: Live Planner Times and Routes

Address: Perth Cultural Centre. Francis Street, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Northbridge Piazza

From September to May the Northbridge Piazza becomes an outdoor cinema screening free movies on the massive outdoor LED screen. Located just 750 meters from the Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, pull up a bean bag, kick back and relax. You can bring your own food with you or grab a bite to eat at one of the many food venues located within the vicinity.

There are also live music events and exhibitions running throughout the year. For those who enjoy Tai Chi or yoga, you can take part in the free classes that are put on in the morning. There are also evening screenings available which makes for a special evening under the stars. Whether you are looking to relax in front of the big screen, meditate with some Tai Chi or yoga or simply explore the area, you can find it all here.

Walking Directions: Google Map from Hotel

Public Transport: Live Planner Times and Routes

Address: Northbridge Piazza. Lake St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

Opening Hours: Times Vary, Check Here..

 

Yagan Square

Located smack bang in the middle of Perth Central business district, yagan Square is as unique as it is entertaining .This modern complex is the perfect place to spend the day sampling delicious cuisines, exploring artwork and letting the kids run wild.

Discover the horseshoe bridge, one of Perth’s heritage icons. Aboriginal experiences showcase Bush tucker, wildflowers and public art pieces that reflect the cultures and traditions of times gone by. The digital canopies give a modern twist to an area with a rich history. The canopies have been styled in the shape of Lake Goologoolup, which once used to be where Yagan Square is built. The best time to view the digital canopies is in the evening when the light display truly comes to life.

The play park will keep kids entertained for hours on end while adults can kick back and relax with a cup of coffee and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Make sure you take a change of clothes for the little ones so that they can enjoy the water feature that operates every day from 10 a.m. to 6 pm. The outdoor areas at Yagan Square and the play Park are open 24 hours a day.

Walking Directions: Google Map from Hotel

Public Transport: Live Planner Times and Routes

Address:Yagan Square, Wellington St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Opening Hours: Outside Areas open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Perth Free Walking Tours

Perth has a collection of some fantastic free walking tours. For those with an interest in the history of Perth, the Convicts and Colonial walking tour guides you through the Swan River colony, which was established in 1829. Other walking tours include:

Depending on which tour you decide to take, it can last anywhere from between 1 to 2 hours. Not only does it offer some insights into some of the most historically important moments of Perth. But it also guides you through some of the cities hidden gems.

Each of the trails intersects with the free bus service in the free travel zone that services Central Perth, West Perth, East Perth and Northbridge. Maps are available to download to your Smartphone for added ease. Once you have finished your walking tour, you will never look at Perth in quite the same way again. Especially once its rich and historical past begins to unravel.

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Other Free Places of Interest in Perth

Free Bike Rides through Fremantle. If you fancy discovering the Heritage buildings of the port town while exploring the local markets and conflict history, you can collect a free bike at the E Shed markets in the area.

Relax in the Supreme Court Gardens. Located in the centre of the central business district, the gardens provide tranquility from the busy hustle and bustle of the city and are the perfect place to while away an hour or two.

Visit some roo’s. Heirisson Island is situated between Victoria Park and East Perth and is a great place to watch kangaroos going about their day.

See the Black Swans. Lake Monger is located in Wembley and is the best place to see the famous black swans of Western Australia. The swans are quite tame and love nothing more than being fed. However, you may want your running shoes as they are known to chase people.

These are just a handful of free things to see and do while visiting Perth. Nearly every single one of these attractions and places of interest can be reached for free by the free bus service in the Free Transit Zone.

While the beach is the furthest away from the Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, it is easy to reach by public transport and is definitely well worth a visit. One thing is for sure, and that is that you will never be bored in Perth.

THE BEST FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL SHOWS IN PERTH 2019

THE BEST FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL SHOWS IN PERTH 2019

Summer in Perth City means it’s Fringe World Festival time. Watch as the Perth comes alive with culture and pizzazz as events pop up in the City, Northbridge and beyond.

We’ve had a look at the Fringe World program (all 140 pages of it!) and narrowed it down to our favourite must see shows. Expect show stopping comedy, jaw dropping aerial performances, drag, family friendly shows and more! Get ready for a month of fun, because Fringe World has everything you need for a great Summer in Perth.

Enjoy Free Full Buffet Breakfast when you Stay with us.

Holiday Inn Perth City is the perfect place to stay while exploring the best Fringe acts – right in the heart of the action. Show us your Fringe World ticket or booking confirmation on arrival and we’ll give you a full buffet breakfast in the morning – absolutely free!

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Club Swizzle

If 2018’s stand-out performance is anything to go by, Club Swizzle is the Fringe World event to beat. Club Swizzle will once again be transforming the Ice Cream Factory into the world of your dreams. Expect a whole new show, with a new line up of performers from acrobats to cabaret queens.

Dates: varying from 17 January to 3 March. Learn more.

DANCE

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Djuki mala

Indigenous dance as you’ve never known it. Djuki Mala have become dance sensations for their internationally acclaimed productions, mixing traditional dance with pop culture and storytelling for a comedic finish that’ll warm the heart. If there’s one dance to see, it’s this.

Dates: 18 – 25 January and 9 – 17 February. Learn more.

BURLESQUE

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Briefs

Briefs continues to sell out year after year and for good reason. This circus x drag x dance x burlesque x comedy ticks all the boxes and will leave you equal parts in awe and stitches. Catch your favourite Briefs boys in all their sassy glory for an “evocative, irreverent and physical performance” (Briefs Factory).

Dates: varying from 19 January to 17 February. Learn more.

YUMMY

Winners of Best Production and Best Ensemble at the 2018 Green Room Awards, YUMMY, return to Fringe World 2019 with their new show YUMMY DELUXE. This fabulous mix of drag, circus, music and burlesque is not to be missed.

Dates: 5 February – 17 February. Learn more.

Aurora Galore and the Glamourous Weirdos

Live life on the dangerous side with Aurora Galore and her Glamorous Weirdos as they experiment with fire, circus, burlesque and more. Described as “Intriguingly textured — at times disturbing” by Out in Perth, 2016.

Dates: 12 – 17 February. Learn more.

QUIRKY

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Dali After Dark

Experience a glimpse at the wacky world of Salvador Dali. Renowned as a surrealist sensation, Dali’s artwork is on display at Metro City. Explore unusual paintings, sculptures, life-size interactive art and film explorations. Opening night will feature the Surrealist Ball; an exclusive, black-tie event mimicking the world famous Dali ball’s.

Dates: 19 January – 17 February. Learn more.

A Midnight Visit

Do you have a love for choose-your-own-adventure books? Then this is the show for you. Part choose-your-own, part film set and part playground, A Midnight Visit is an immersive performance featuring Lizzie Ried, a troubled young ghost. Set in the Old Girls School, experience a world where Stranger Things meets David Lynch.

Dates: varying from 22 January to 3 March. Learn more.

Matt Tarrant: more unsolved

5-time Adelaide Fringe Award winning Magic and Mentalism master Matt Tarrant returns with more magic than ever before. He’ll leave you wondering what is illusion….and what is reality?

Dates: 18 January – 10 February. Learn More.

COMEDY

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Chris Henry: around the world in 80 dates

Chris Henry is well known for his self-aware observational comedy, which he takes to new heights with his new comedy Around the World in 80 Dates. Watch as Chris takes you through his transformation from playboy to husband, in the ultimate anti-rom-com.

Dates: 27 January – 1 February. Learn more.

The Great British Hate Off

This show is exactly as you’d imagine: The Great British Bake Off meets angry rants. The only difference is that you get to choose the recipe for disaster. This improvised show relies on audience participation to choose the topics: “hate on Trump? Millennials? Or the mating rituals of gerbils? It’s up to you!”

Dates: Thursday to Saturday from 18 January – 16 February. Learn more.

Best of Fest Comedy Lounge

Can’t decide what comedy to catch this Fringe World season? Watch a little bit of everything! Best of Fest includes hand-picked Fringe favourites all at the one place: the Comedy Lounge.

Dates: 19 January and 2, 9 & 16 February. Learn more.

KID FRIENDLY

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Children are Stinky

Children are Stinky is the children’s comedy act selling out around the globe. A creative and compelling mix of circus, 90s music and outrageous hilarity, Children are Stinky encourages children to step on stage to join in the fun. Expect kid and adult participation in this interactive show.

Dates: varying 19 January – 3 March. Learn more.

Mermaids (free)

Summer is out in Perth City and the mermaids have returned to catch some rays. Come and say hi to the friendly mermaids and you might be lucky enough to hear a story or two. Best bring a towel though – the mermaids like to splash around!

Dates: 18 January – 17 February. Limited time slots – see website for details. Learn more.

I’m Boooored (free)

High energy, fast paced workshops are exactly what every bored child needs in the school holidays. Australian Institute of TheatreSports has your summer school holidays in Perth City sorted with free workshops for kids aged 8 – 14 years.

Dates: 27 – 29 January. Learn more.

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City of Perth Fringe Sundays

Still don’t know what to watch at Fringe World? City of Perth has partnered up with Fringe to bring teasers from some of the best shows to you for free! The teasers are family friendly and conveniently located near the main box office at Yagan Square.

Dates: 20 & 27 January and 3 & 10 February. Learn more.

The Pleasure Garden

If you’re looking for some good of summer fun and a way to spend those balmy nights in Perth City then The Pleasure Garden is for you. Buy a drink from the bar, sit down and relax to the free entertainment and sounds of buskers. The Pleasure Garden is the perfect way to start or end a great night of Fringe World shows.

Dates: 18 January – 3 February. See more. 


Stay in the heart of the action with our Summer Sale. 

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Tick off your fringe bucket list while staying right in the heart of the city. With Perth’s best attractions, entertainment venues at its doorstep, Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is the perfect place to stay whilst you explore the best of Fringe Festival.

Christmas in Perth City 2018

Christmas in Perth City 2018

There are so many Christmas activities in the City this year that you’ll never want to leave! From giant Christmas trees, to nativity scenes and FREE kids entertainment, Perth CBD has everything you’ll need. Explore more when you book with our Summer Sale – save up to 35% off! (limited time only – hurry!).

 

 

Post a letter to Santa and WIN

Holiday Inn Perth | Santa MailboxSanta has an extra special mailbox right in the middle of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Write your letter to Santa and he will send you a letter back! Share a picture of your little one posting their letter to Santa and tag @holidayinnperth for your chance to win a Perth City Staycation. See here for more details.

Dates: 1 November – 13 December. Learn more.

 

Central Park Summer Markets

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Directly across the road from Holiday Inn Perth you’ll find the lush grasses of Central Park. It’s the perfect spot to get some sun outside, and now you can even do some Christmas Shopping! Summer Markets are popping up from 11am – 2pm with delicious WA produce and local creative stalls. Treat yourself or friends to a little delight.

Dates: 14 November – 19 December. Learn More.

 

Perth Makers Market – Christmas Edition

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This Christmas you can find all the best gifts at Perth Makers Market, located at QV1. The city is the best place for all your Christmas shopping, and now it will be even better with a selection of hand-crafted goodies made by Perth artisans.

Dates: 11 – 13 December. Learn more.

 

Christmas Lights Trail

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The Christmas Lights Trail returns to Perth city with 18 amazing installations. The trail is split in two, so you can visit all the lights in one night or across two dates. See the sparkle in the city from 6pm till late daily. Plus on opening night (16 November) there will be roving entertainment and a Santa appearance from 5pm!

Dates: 16 November – 24 December. Learn more.

 

Santa Boots

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre | santa Boots InstallationOn Santa’s last visit to Perth, he left the city a giant pair of Santa boots! They’ll be sitting in the David Malcolm Justice Centre pond this Christmas Holidays. Perfect for an insta picture – don’t forget to hashtag #cityatchristmas and #cityofperth when you post it!

Dates: 16 November – 24 December. Details coming soon

 

Christmas Lights for Lifeline

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Lifeline WA’s tree at Elizabeth Quay will be lit with thousands of lights this Christmas, representing the 46,000 West Australians who were brave enough to call 13 11 14 over the last 12 months. This tree is a great way to support and reflect on those in your life who have been affected by anxiety, depression or suicide.

Dates: 16 November 2018 – 2 January 2019. Learn more.

 

London Court Snow Show

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Snow in Australia? Yes you read that correctly. Watch as London Court, the historic lane in the middle of Perth City, transforms into a winter wonderland. They’ll be hosting daily snow shows at intervals from 10am – 11.30am.

Dates: 17 December – 21 December. Learn more.

 

Festive Flicks

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Every Saturday night leading up to Christmas you can watch festive movies on the big screen at Northbridge Piazza for free! The kids will love sitting on the beanbags outside, plus you can even bring a picnic. Santa’s elves will roam the area asking children different questions for Santa, and right before the movie an interactive Santa will pop up on the screen to answer them.

Dates: 24 November – 22 December. Learn more.

 

Christmas Carnivals

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Free rides and giant games are every parents dream. This is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained this school holidays without breaking the bank. Plus there will be workshops and of course the water labyrinth fountains. Forrest Place has you covered from 10am – 4pm.

Dates: 24 and 25 November. Learn more. 

 

RAC Christmas Pageant

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Experience the magic of Perth’s Christmas Pageant in its 46th year of bringing Christmas magic to the streets. The free event will see amazing floats, entertainment and more!  If you want a good spot, be sure to settle in early – there will be some entertainment along the route early from 5.30pm, before the show starts at 7.30pm.

Dates: 1 December. Learn more.

 

Christmas Markets at Cathedral Square

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There’s no such thing as too many Christmas markets. Festive markets full of local suppliers will be popping up at Cathedral Square for your XMAS gift needs. They’ll be selling crafts, decorations, food and more.

Dates: 8 and 15 December. Learn more. 

 

Christmas Maze

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A giant Christmas Maze will be popping up at Elizabeth Quay in December. Enter the interactive maze and find Santa’s 9 reindeer. Santa himself might even make a special appearance. Find all the reindeer to go in the draw to win a special Christmas prize.

Dates: 8 – 16 December. Mon-Fri 2pm – 7pm, Sat-Sun 10am – 3pm. Learn more.

 

Christmas Nativity

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The Supreme Court Gardens will be hosting this year’s Christmas Nativity and it’s going to be a big one. Expect amazing pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm featuring a special visit from Santa. The main show starts at 7.30pm and boasts over 100 performers, live animals and carols.

Dates: 19 – 21 December. Learn more. 

 

Christmas Lunch and Dinner

Holiday Inn Perth City Christmas Day Lunch DinnerCelebrate your festive day with Holiday Inn Perth City Centre at Ivy & Jack. It’s never too early or late to make sure your next Christmas celebration is just the way you want it. We have everything you need for the perfect festive get-together at Ivy & Jack. Adult tickets are $120, Kids (5-11) $65 and under 4 are FREE! There will even be a visit from Santa and Christmas gifts for the little ones.
*Plus $0.30 booking fee per ticket

Dates: 25 December. Learn more.


Treat yourself to a Christmas Gift

After so many hours of running around searching for presents and checking out the many event offerings in Perth City, you’ll need a break. Treat yourself to a Christmas Gift and book a room at Holiday Inn Perth. Escape the Christmas madness with a drink and some room service in one of our comfy beds. You deserve it.

Enjoy our Summer Sale with up to 35% off accommodation! Valid for stays until April 30 2019.

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What’s On this Summer in Perth 2018/19

What’s On this Summer in Perth 2018/19

Western Australians come to life in the Summer time. The weather is warmer, the beach water is crisp and the days are longer. To fill the days and enjoy the summer as much as possible, Perth City hosts a bunch of amazing events. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites this summer 2018/2019, take a look at what’s on.

Choose to stay longer with our Weekend Special from $149 for Accommodation & Breakfast for 2 Adults.

 

Rooftop Movies

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From the producers of Fringe World, the Rooftop Movies is the place to be this summer. Expect gorgeous sunset views from the top of a Northbridge car park, decked out in cute beanbags and of course a film screen. Purchase your wine from the bar, and even your dinner and snacks, then kick back to enjoy. Hot tip: get there when doors open as all the good beanbags go quick!

Dates: current – 30 March. Learn more.

 

Twilight Hawkers Market

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The best place to enjoy food from all around the world is the Twilight Hawkers Market which pops up on Friday nights in the centre of the city. Head to Forrest Chase to enjoy a selection of delicious eats, drinks and desserts.

Dates: current – 29 February. Learn more.

 

Fringe World

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Expect circus, cabaret, comedy, musicals, mermaids and much more from the 2019 Fringe Festival. It’s everyone’s favourite summertime activity – the perfect way to spend long summer nights in Perth City. Enjoy a meal in the city before heading to The Pleasure Garden or the Urban Orchard – outdoor pop up bars in the heart of the Fringe events.

Dates: 18 January  – 17 February 2019. Learn More.

 

Wildcats Games

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Perth’s favourite basketball team the Wildcats are playing their last games before finals time. Support them at RAC Arena in February as they strive to win the championship. Currently at Number 2 on the ladder for Australia, the Wildcats have a solid chance at bringing the NBL trophy back to Perth in 2019.

Dates: 10 and 15 February. Learn more. 

 

Perth Festival

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Perth Festival has been one of Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festivals since 1953. They proudly claim that they’ve been “disrupting and celebrating Pert hand Western Australia for 65 years”. Perth Festival has a range of free and paid events, but are most well-known for transforming Kings Park into a story telling, nocturnal wonderland.

Dates: 3 February  – 9 March 2019. Learn more.

 

Chinese New Year Fair

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Summer - Chinese New Year Fair NorthbridgeImage credit: Chung Wah Association.

The Chinese New Year Fair returns to Northbridge for another year of celebration. From lion and dragon dancing, to stalls, rides, a parade and more, the multicultural celebration can be enjoyed in China Town, Lake St and James St.

Dates: 10 February. Learn more.

 

Arctic Monkeys Live

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This February, the Arctic Monkeys are heading to RAC Arena to promote their new album Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino. Their new album throws the guitar riffs out the window, opting for piano-driven tunes and obscurity. Catch them at their first AUS show along with Mini Mansions (collaborators from Queens of the Stone Age and The Last Shadow Puppets). RAC Arena is only a short walk from Holiday Inn Perth, enjoy the music and treat yourself to a staycation.

Dates: 23 February. Learn more.

 

Free Films at Northbridge Piazza

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Every Wednesday night during summer catch a free film on the lush grasses of Northbridge Piazza. Pull up a beanbag, enjoy some popcorn and unpack your picnic while you enjoy your free date night film. During Fringe season you can expect quirky films such as Swiss Army Man and Napoleon Dynamite.

Dates: Wednesdays. Learn more.


Stay in the heart of the CBD

You won’t want to go home after a whole day of exploring Perth City in the perfect summer weather… but who says you have to? Stay longer when you book a room and experience more of what Perth City has to offer.

Our Weekend Special includes full buffet breakfast for 2 people so you can fuel up for a big day of exploring!

Don’t forget that Kids Stay and Eat Free! Plus, upon arrival you can join our free Very Important Kids program to receive discounts to the best family friendly activities in Perth CBD.

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Perth City’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Perth City’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Did you even go on holiday if you didn’t post about it on Instagram? Whether you’re a Perth City local or visiting for a holiday, you’ll find  plenty of amazing insta-worthy spots of hidden Perth gems to where you can show this beautiful city at its finest. From stunning backdrops to drool-worthy food, you’ll find everything you need to give your Instagram a splash of life right here in the city.

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Insta worthy locations in Perth

The Bell Tower

Take your insta to new heights, and take a walk up the iconic Bell Tower at Elizabeth Quay, just 5 minutes walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. The tower has 3 viewing platforms, with a excellent view of Swan River, so you’re guaranteed to get at least one good shot. It’s the perfect place to get that beautiful sunset pic that Perth is renowned for. If you want to take your insta-game to the next level, stick around to hear the 18 magnificent bells ringing – it’ll make a great insta story.

 

Street Art

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre Street Art Wolf LaneImage credit: Streets of Perth

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is surrounded by amazing street art – you can even see some of it from our rooms! Start your street art tour at Wolf Lane, right behind the hotel where you’ll find falling ladies, a wolf and a bright geometrical wall – perfect for a pic. If you want to take a tour of Perth street art, we recommend Oh Hey WA or plan your own via the Streets of Perth website. 

 

Get Cruising

You can capture amazing views all over Perth, but it’s most breathtaking from the water. There are plenty of cruises that will take your breath away and make you wish you could capture the feeling and scenery in a photo.  Captain Cook Cruises are the best way to see Perth, and if you’re lucky you might even see a few dolphins along the way! Take a cruise from Fremantle to Perth and enjoy a as they allow you to have some delicious lunch from while you Fremantle to Perth and take in all the sights during the ride.

 

When in Fremantle…

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre FremantleImage credit: Ootong and Lincoln

After you’ve taken the cruise to Fremantle, you’ll need to make a beeline for the South Fremantle café, Ootong and Lincoln. Here you’ll find a mural by Local WA Artist, Anya Brock of two incredibly colourful zebras covering the entire face of the café.  What you’ll find there is a pair of beautiful coloured zebras that have been painted as a mural by local WA artist, Anya Brock. Once you’re done striking a pose with this joyous work of art, you can pop into the café for a coffee and one of their renowned cakes. 

 

Outdoor Cinemas and Twinkling Skies

Northbridge is the place to go if you’re looking for outdoor cinemas and a little night time twinkle to your Insta feed. In the summer, the Rooftop Movies have you covered, or you can watch a free film in the Northbridge Piazza on the weekends. Settle into a comfy bean bags and head out to a rooftop cinema, or try the Northbridge Piazza for some movie watching, delicious food and even a little live entertainment.

 

Every View is a Good View at Kings Park

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Kings Park

Image credit: Kings Park

Kings Park has 400 hectares of great photo opportunities. The beautiful and picturesque park overlooks Perth City and the Swan River. Add a gourmet picnic and a cute blanket to this backdrop, and you’ve got yourself the perfect shot. Don’t forget your book because you’ll want to find the best trees to curl up under and read while the kids enjoy one of the many playgrounds on offer.

 

Quokka Selfie

No trip to Perth is complete without a Quakka Selfie! A day trip to Rottnest Island is a must; you’ll find amazing beaches, great pubs and of course the Quokka – an animal only found on Rottnest.

 

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream on Insta

Holiday Inn Perth City Cent re - Adventure WorldImage credit: Adventure World

Are you a thrill-seeker? Then Adventure World is for you! Get the best adventure-filled selfies at Adventure World in Perth. With some of the best most thrill-seeking roller-coasters and water rides in Australia, you’ll be able to have a whole lot of screaming fun right here. Don’t forget to pack your selfie stick! You won’t want to miss a photo op.

 

Nature’s Best

It’s not a visit to Perth without a trip to see the native animals. If wildlife is your thing, you’ll find more what you bargained for at Perth Zoo. What makes Perth Zoo different from the rest is that they pride themselves on collecting conserving endangered species and breeding protecting rare animals from extinction., endangered species. If you’re looking for a little ‘wow’ factor in your Insta animal photos, then Perth Zoo is a must visit. You might even be lucky enough to help feed the animals!

 

A Little Piece of Insta Envy at Holiday Inn

Nothing says holiday like a relaxed hotel snap. Kick on those hotel slides, order room service in bed and take a pic! You’ll make your friends on Insta wish There’s nothing like a snap or two of your beautiful hotel on Instagram to have people wishing they were right there with you! Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is located in the heart of the city, just minutes’ walk from all the best entertainment, shopping and sites. Upload your pictures to Instagram using our free WiFi while you relax in our hotel bar Ivy & Jack with a cocktail.