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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

 

What to do this Winter in Perth City 2019

What to do this Winter in Perth City 2019

Winter, the perfect time to snuggle up and do nothing right? WRONG! Perth City comes to life each winter with amazing shows, free activities and plenty of food & wine events and 2019 is no exception. To make it easy we’ve made a list of our favourite things to do this winter in Perth CBD, which you can even read without leaving the couch. From S’mores Cocktails, to comedy, there’s something for everyone.

 

Explore for longer when you stay in Perth City – plus save up to 30% off and enjoy FREE breakfast when you book with our Winter Escape Sale.

 

Perth Mess Hall

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Perth’s very own food truck home is opening at the Old Swan Barracks in Northbridge on May 10th!  Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can expect to see a rotating mix of Perth’s favourite food trucks with tastes from around the world. Enjoy your food with a beverage from Gage Road and Matsos in the outdoor or indoor dining space.

Dates: 10 May – onwards. Learn more.

 

Girls School Cinema

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From the talented folks who bring us Fringe Festival and Rooftop Movies, comes the winter edition Girls School Cinema. Tucked away in a historic old girls school, is your new favourite destination – screening blockbusters, classics and art house films. Snuggle into a beanbag with a free blanket, some wine and popcorn for the ultimate cosy winter night.

Dates: 17 May – 12 October. Learn more. 

 

Winter Fest 2019

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Who says winter is a season for hibernating? Perth City comes alive each winter with plenty of activations and family friendly activities including Winter Fest Theatre (free), Winter Lights at Brookfield Place and a replica light display of Aurora Borealis!

Dates: 22 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

Skating at Elizabeth Quay

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Who would have thought Elizabeth Quay would have its very own Ice Skating Rink? This winter, expect to see a pop up ice skating rink plus plenty of music, ice slides and skating aids for the kids. Elizabeth Quay even has an arts and crafts pop up market at the same time, which means it’s the perfect Perth City outing with the family.

Dates: 28 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

State of Origin

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For the first time ever, Rugby League’s biggest event is heading to Perth, Optus Stadium. Watch as the teams go head to head in the biggest game of the year.

Dates: 23 June. Learn more.

 

S’mores Cocktail & Hot Choc

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Nothing says winter like a delicious S’more, but this winter Ivy & Jack have changed the rules of the game. S’mores Cocktail vs Hot Choc, which would you choose? *Stay tuned for the special 2019 version.

Date: 24 June – 21 July

 

Childish Gambino

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Well known for his confrontational single This is America, singer Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover is making his way to RAC Arena. Childish Gambino has earned multiple Grammy’s in his time including Song of the Year and Best Rap Performance, so you can expect a big show coming your way.

Dates: 14 July. Learn more.

 

Precarious

Circus Oz brings their new circus tricks to His Majesty’s Theatre this winter! Watch as Precarious is unleashed, full of aerials, comedy and acrobatics. Expect jaw dropping entertainment, just a couple of minutes walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

Dates: 25 – 28 July. Learn more.

 

Bangarra: 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand

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Bangarra Dance Theatre are celebrating their 30th anniversary season with three contemporary works depicting the artistry and community connections that have concreted Bangarra in the Australian Dance scene.  The three works are Unaipon, Stamping Ground and to make fire. You won’t want to miss this performance at State Theatre Centre of WA.

Dates: 31 July – August 3. Learn more.

 

Bledisloe Cup

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Catch the Wallabies take on the All Blacks for the Bledisloe Cup at Optus Stadium this winter. This will be the only time the Wallabies and All Blacks verse each other in Australia for all of 2019 – don’t miss your opportunity to watch them live.

Dates: 10 August. Learn more.

 

Perth Craft Beer Festival

WA’s largest beer festival returns! With over 350 beers and ciders waiting to be sampled, you know it’s bound to be a great event. Aside from the drinks, Perth Craft Beer Festival is bringing live music, a silent disco and even a barber to the Ice Cream Factory (a pop up bar in Northbridge) for a winter day to remember.

Dates: 16 – 18 August. Learn more.

 

The Man. The Music. The Show. –  Hugh Jackman

You’re not a true Hugh Jackman fan until you’ve seen this show. Watch as Jackman performs his hit songs from Broadway and movies, including The Greatest Showman.

Dates: 21, 23 and 24 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! Starts 16 May!

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