fbpx
Winter Bucket List for Sports Lovers

Winter Bucket List for Sports Lovers

Winter in Perth City means the return of all our favourite sports! Get yourself ready for a winter sport season better than any other – from your favourite teams to special sporting events held in Perth City for the first time – you’re going to love what we have in store for you. Check out our action packed guide to the best events for sport lovers in Perth City.

Explore for longer when you take advantage of our amazing Winter Escape Sale with rooms from $132 including free breakfast! Enjoy all that Perth has to offer from our centrally located hotel,  just a short walk away from all the action.

 

Australian Football League (AFL)

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Winter Sport in Perth - AFL Fremantle DockersImage credit: Fremantle Dockers

Australia’s favourite sport – the footy – is not to be missed on a trip to Perth, especially not with the amazing new Optus Stadium. Western Australia has two home teams The West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers, which means you can enjoy double the home football games! All you need to know about AFL and getting to the game can be found here.

Dates: current – August/September. Learn more.

 

Netball: West Coast Fever

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Winter Sport in Perth - West Coast Fever NetballImage credit: West Coast Fever

After a successful 2018 season, Perth’s home team West Coast Fever is fighting their way into the Suncorp Netball Grand Final for the second year in a row. Catch them at RAC Arena this season as they play to win the Grand Final title once and for all. Support WA’s Elite Team as they play from May – August.

Dates: 8 & 15 June, 13 & 27 July, 12 & 18 August. Learn more.

 

Holden State of Origin

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Winter Sport in Perth - State of Origin RugbyImage credit: Queensland Maroons

Rugby fans will be happy to hear that one of three State of Origin games is making its way to Optus Stadium this year. The State of Origin is an annual best-of-three rugby series and is hugely popular throughout the country – selling out stadiums. Watch as the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons go head to head for the title.

Dates: 23 June. Learn more.

 

Manchester United vs Perth Glory and vs Leeds United

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Winter Sport in Perth - Manchester United - SoccerImage credit: Manchester United

As part of the official pre-season tour, Manchester United and Leeds United are flying to Australia for promotional soccer games including a stopover at Optus Stadium. Watch as the rival teams verse each other on Perth soil on Wednesday 17 July. Perth’s very own A-League grand finalist’s Perth Glory will also be versing Manchester United on Saturday 13 July in a game you won’t want to miss.

Dates: 13 & 17 July. Learn more.

 

Bledisloe Cup

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Winter Sports in Perth - Bledisloe Cup

Image credit: The Roar

The ultimate rivalry has touched down on Australian soil for the first and only time in 2019; watch as the Qantas Wallabies take on the All Blacks at Optus Stadium. This is a historic moment for Western Australia as the first time the cup has ever been played in WA. The Bledisloe Cup rugby union competition has been played between Australia and New Zealand since the 1930s and is spread across 2 games.

Dates: 10 August. Learn more.

 

Australian Boomers vs Canada Basketball

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Winter Sports in Perth - Basketball Image credit: Australian Boomers

As they prepare for the FIBA (Federation International Basketball Association) World Cup (otherwise known as the most important competition in basketball), the Aussie Boomers are taking on Canada Basketball in a preparation match at RAC Arena. This is your only chance to watch the Australian Boomers compete live in Perth – don’t miss out.

Dates: 16 & 17 August. Learn more.

 


Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City in the winter just got easier; forget wandering around in the rain looking for your car, stay longer and enjoy more when you book a room in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Receive up to 30% off, free breakfast and free wifi when you book with our Winter Sale!

 

Family Fun in Perth City 2019

Family Fun in Perth City 2019

Heading to the city with the family? There are actually loads of kid friendly activities and attractions around the CBD. We know because we have teamed up with them to be able to provide you and your family a fun-filled adventure on your next Perth City stay – without breaking the bank!

Not only do Kids Stay & Eat for Free for their entire stay here at Holiday Inn Perth City – all kids are treated as VIK’s – Very Important Kids! By flashing the green Holiday Inn wristband handed over on check-in, kids get discounts and free entries to local attractions and tours in Perth City.

We invited Mum Blogger Kate from SWMums and her family to stay with us and sent her out with our wristbands. You can read her blog here but you will also see what she loved most below.

 

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO?

Elizabeth Quay Water Park

Holiday Inn Perth City - Jersey Jack - Family Fun

Image credit: Elizabeth Quay MRA

In the warmer months, the kids will love cooling down at Elizabeth Quay in the BHP Water Park. The interactive water park uses jets and lighting to create fun water choreography – perfect for little ones to splash around in. There’s another great park within walking distance as well as a carousel for those not so warm days.

Learn more.

 

Jersey Jack Gelato | VIK PARTNER

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Jersey Jack Gelato - Family Fun
Image credit: Jersey Jack Gelato

It’s not a trip to the city without an ice cream from Jersey Jack Gelato. Their ice cream flavours change seasonally, but the ultra-smooth & creamy textures are guaranteed. You can even enjoy waffles, a donut sandwich or crepes!

We might be ice cream connoisseurs, but Kate and the kids tested it out for themselves. Here’s what they had to say:

“Located at Yagan Square, which is a really short walk from the hotel, Jersey Jack Gelato offers 50% off when you show your wristbands! That’s such a great discount … and OMG the gelato is sooooo good! We loved having a sweet treat and enjoying all that Yagan Square had to offer too!”

Offer: 50% off the total bill

Learn more.

 

The Nostalgia Box  | VIK PARTNER

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Nostalgia Box - Family Fun

Image credit: Nostalgia Box

Enjoy a throwback to some of your favourite console games growing up when you visit The Nostalgia Box in Northbridge.  They have games on display as well as to play from the 1970s through to 2000s in an interactive exhibit. Nostalgia Box even has some great school holiday programs where you can build your own robot and more.

Offer: 15% off admission for children

Learn more.

 

Northbridge Piazza Movies

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Northbridge Piazza Movies - Family Fun
Image credit: City of Perth

Free, outdoor, family friendly movies sound too good to be true right? Northbridge Piazza frequently host special movie nights for the kids with popcorn and bean bags to boot. Perfect spot to pack a picnic or enjoy some cheeky take away. It’ll feel like a huge treat!

Learn more.

 

Perth Mint Tour  | VIK PARTNER

Holiday Inn Perth - Perth Mint - Family Fun
Image credit: Perth Mint

One of our favourite places to send families is The Perth Mint. You might be thinking that we’re crazy right now, but you’ll be surprised how much they love it!

Kate from South West Mums took us up on the challenge, and here’s what she had to say:

“I never thought the Perth Mint would be a family friendly place to visit – but do you know what – it was actually one of the highlights of our trip! It was so kid friendly too! Hubby and I really enjoyed learning about the history and interesting facts and the boys were mesmerised by the gold pour and were welcomed by our lovely tour guide.

The Perth Mint offer a “Kid’s Challenge” where they are given a question “scratch” sheet that they can answer as the tour unfolds. There are two separate age groups which made it really accessible for all ages. Once the tour concluded, the boys were presented with medals by our tour guide – they were so chuffed!”

Offer: Free entry to The Perth Mint Gold Exhibition for one child (aged 4 – 15) when accompanied by a paying adult.

Learn more.

 

Palace Cinema | VIK PARTNER

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Palace Cinemas Raine Square - Family Fun
Image credit: Palace Cinemas

Perth’s fanciest movie theatre is also kid friendly! Treat yourself to a little luxury, sit back and relax to yet another children’s film. You can even enjoy a wine or two throughout the movie while the kids enjoy their award-winning popcorn.

Offer: $12 tickets for kids & $6 popcorn combo (combined 30% discount).

Learn more.

 

Perth Explorer Tour | VIK PARTNER

Holiday Inn Perth - Perth Explorer Bus Tour - Family Fun
Image credit: Perth Explorer Tour

Spend the day as a tourist in Perth City and see the best sights from a Perth Explorer Tour double decker bus. The bus tours through Perth City and Kings Park, giving you a bird’s eye view of the attractions. Best of all, you can hop and off at each destination as you please! Kate’s highlight of the tour is bound to excite all mums and dads:

“We loved that there was a children’s channel that they could listen to while we drove around… and being able to sit back and relax while we explored some of Perth’s well known landmarks including Crown Resort, Optus Stadium and Kings Park.”

Offer: One child free with every full paying adult when wristband is shown at check-in.

Learn more.

 

Kings Park

Holiday Inn Perth - Kings Park - Family Fun
Image credit: Kings Park and Botanical Gardens

The best playgrounds in Perth can be found at Kings Park. Hop off the Perth Explorer tour (or alternate public transport) and just a short bus ride out of the city will land you in one of the largest inner-city parks in the world. The multiple of play grounds play host to free electric BBQ’s, drinking fountains &  public toilets – everything you need for a good day out with kids. From the Tree Top Walk, to Rio Tinto Naturescape and Synergy Parkland (full of dinosaurs), you’ll find plenty to do. To see what else is on offer at Kings Park, check out our blog.

Learn more.

 

Yagan Square Play Space

Holiday Inn Perth - Yagan Square Play Space - Family Fun
Image credit: Yagan Square

Looking for somewhere to tire the kids out post ice cream sugar rush? Yagan Square Play Space is located right on top of the building, just a few minutes from Jersey Jack Gelato. With different areas catering to each age, your kids will love the geological terrain and rock inspired formations.

Learn more.

 

Catch a game

Holiday Inn Perth - Optus Stadium - Family Fun

Image credit: Optus Stadium

Being in the city centre has its perks – one of which is being so close to amazing sporting games. Next time you’re in the city, why not see if there’s an event on at Perth Arena (4-5 minute walk away) or Optus Stadium (~15 minute bus). Ask our concierge to have a look at what’s on for you or check out the Perth Arena & Optus Stadium websites.

 

Captain Cook Cruises | VIK PARTNER

Holiday Inn Perth - Captain Cook Cruises - Family Fun
Image credit: Captain Cook Cruises

Take it to the water with a Captain Cook Cruise between Perth and Fremantle. If you’re in Perth for the week, why not enjoy the Bus, Lunch and Tram Tour to explore Fremantle a little longer. There is so much to do in Fremantle, from a wander across the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip, to exploring the Fremantle Prison or enjoying a cocktail (or mocktail) on the beach.

Offer: 15% off Perth-Fremantle Cruises and Packages for adults and children when wrist band is shown at check in.

Learn more.

 

Sealink | VIK PARTNER

Holiday Inn Perth - Sealink - family fun

Image credit: Sealink

Rottnest Island is a must do when visiting Western Australia – and the best way to get there is with Sealink. Book a ferry with Sealink from Fremantle to Rottnest for a day trip to explore the amazing beaches and even see a quokka. For all our best Rotto tips click here.

Offer: 15% off adults and children when wrist band is shown at check-in.

Learn more.

 

Scitech

Holiday Inn Perth - Scitech - Family Fun
Image credit: Scitech

Live out your childhood dreams of being a mad scientist at Scitech, in West Perth. Just a short CAT ride will transport you to another world. Explore the planetarium, expedition reef, or even experiment in a CSIRO Lab Workshop.

Learn more.

 

Ivy & Jack | VIK PARTNER

Holiday Inn Perth - Ivy & Jack - Family Fun
Image credit: Ivy & Jack

Top off a big day of exploring with a meal right in the heart of Perth City at Ivy & Jack. Kids Stay & Eat Free for breakfast, lunch and dinner at our restaurant from a special kids menu which they’ll love!

“We loved eating at Ivy & Jack while we stayed at the Hotel Inn Perth City. It was so family friendly

Nothing was too much trouble, the tables were big (so important with clumsy kids), the kids were given fantastic activity packs when we arrived plus kids under 12 eat free if you’re staying at the hotel (conditions do apply). And my boys are pretty fussy but wolfed down their food.

Some of the delicious meals hubs and I ate included Seafood Marinara (which was amazing) and a delicious Beef Burger served on a milk bun with onion rings (washed down with a beer of course).

The boys feasted on Spaghetti Bolognese and Fish and Chips. They loved the spaghetti so much they ordered it two nights in a row! We loved that the kids were served on colourful plastic plates with their own colourful cutlery too. It’s the little detail.” – Kate

Offer: All kids under 12 years of age eat free when dining with an adult. Two kids eat free per one adult.

Learn more.

 

STAY WHERE THE ACTION IS!

Enjoy a City Staycation from only $125 per night on our Easter Sale
Plus Kids Stay & Eat Free!

Holiday Inn Perth - Family friendly AccommodationWhen you’re travelling with family, or in particular – young kids, the less you need to walk the better! Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is located right in the heart of the city, between all of Perth’s best entertainment venues and attractions – so you won’t need your car at all!

To make things even better, when you stay with us Kids Stay & Eat Free! Plus your kids will gain access to our colouring in booklets and FREE VIK Program.

Our Easter Sale is available for stays up until 30 June 2019. Hurry limited time only!

Easter Special Includes:

  • Up to 30% off* our Advance Purchase Rates for room only
  • EXTRA 5% off totalling up to 35% off* for IHG® Rewards Club members. Not a member? – join now it’s free!
  • Kid’s Stay and Eat Free at Holiday Inn. Check out our popular Family rooms
  • Free access to Very Important Kids (VIK) Program including free passes and discounts to local attractions and entertainment.
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

Top-8-Date-Night-Valentines-Day-Perth-FestivalImage credit: Perth Festival

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

Top-8-Date-Night-Valentines-Day-Perth-Comedy-LoungeImage credit: The Comedy Lounge

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

Top-8-Date-Night-Valentines-Day-Perth-Activated-Art-TrailImage Credit: Activate Perth

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

Top5-date-night-bars-ivy-and-jack

Image credit: Ivy & Jack

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

Top-8-Date-Night-Valentines-Day-Perth-GondolaImage credit: Gondolas on the Swan

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Summer - Rooftop MoviesImage credit: Rooftop Movies

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

Top-8-Date-Night-Valentines-Day-Perth-Holey-MoleyImage credit: Holey Moley

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

Accommodation Rooms | Perth Hotel | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

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!

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Summer - Rooftop MoviesImage credit: Rooftop Movies

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

Holiday Inn Perth City - Summer - Twilight Hawkers MarketImage credit Eventfinda

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Summer - Fringe World MermaidsImage credit: Fringe World

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

Holiday Inn Perth City - WildcatsImage credit: Wildcats

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Summer - Perth Festival Kings ParkImage credit: Perth Festival

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

Holiday Inn Perth City - Summer - Arctic MonkeysImage credit: Arctic Monkeys

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

Holiday Inn Perth - Summer in the City - Free moviesImage credit: City of Perth

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.

[booknowlink link=”https://www.holidayinn.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=HI&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=PURHS&rateCode=IDESR&_PMID=99502222&cm_mmc=SummerSale2019-_-CPPHI-_-microsite_SummerLandingPage_button_booknow”]