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WesTrac Fiesta Concert - City of South Perth

Contact: 9474 0777 or events@southperth.wa.gov.au
FEATURING THE AMAZING MEN OF MUSIC THEATRE AND THE RAT PACK’S BACK This spectacular evening is not to be missed, with songs from well known musicals such as; Phantom of the Opera, Cats and Jesus Christ Superstar. This unique combination of performers have all starred in major musicals, both in Australia and overseas. The Amazing Men of Music Theatre will be supported by a fully choreographed show from The Rat Pack’s Back, performing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Read more

Sailing in Fremantle
By Kylie Jane Degeling

At the mouth of the Swan River is an exciting destination filled with history, culture, and beauty. Considered to be the best preserved 19th century sea port in the world, Fremantle is famous for its outdoor cafes, bustling markets, nightlife, and more than 150 National Trust buildings. Sailing the Indian Ocean along this beautiful coastline is a joy, and with exciting places like Perth and Rottnest Island only a few gentle breezes away, you’ll have no shortage of reasons to set sail. The toughest decisions you’ll face will be in deciding whether you want to spend your time on the water, or exploring the fascinating sights on land. Moorings and berths Fremantle is such a popular sailing destination; it’s tricky to find a place to drop anchor. At time of writing, there a... Read more

Editor's Choice - The Painted Fish
By Lisa Monk

We really are spoiled for choice in Australia, not only because our country features so many different and wonderful landscapes, but also because there are accommodation operators like Shani Graham and Tim Darby, who have taken their love of art, nature and sustainable tourism, and turned it into a unique place to stay, The Painted Fish. Take an exceptional location like Fremantle, add a mixture of quirky accommodation and a commitment to a greener way of living, and you have a fascinating and sustainable place to stay for a break like no other. Shani & Tim had several goals when they conceived the idea for The Painted Fish.  They wanted to offer a haven from the noise and ‘busyness’ of the city to relax and inspire; provide short-term accommodation for travellers wi... Read more

Buccaneer Archipelago
By Adrienne Costin

The Buccaneer Archipelago is a stunningly rugged area off the Kimberley coast in Western Australia, consisting of up to 1000 islands. The scenery is spectacular with secluded white sandy beaches, patches of rain forest, mangrove estuaries, plunging cliffs, indigenous rock art and hidden reefs that litter offshore waters. Situated approximately 2800 kilometres north of the Western Australian capital of Perth, its distant location has meant it has remained an unspoilt and remarkably pristine location to explore and experience. Tides of up to 11 metres are among some of the biggest in the world, and certainly the largest in Australia. In some places they are treacherously strong and unpredictable, surging up rivers and ripping through inland passages. These tides create such phenomena as... Read more

Esperance - Natural Beauty
By Western Australia

  At Lucky Bay in the Cape Le Grand National Park, even the kangaroos appreciate the sun, sand and water.  They are regularly spotted lazing beachside and keeping visitors at the nearby camp ground entertained. While a trip to Esperance is worth it just for its magnificent coastline there is much more to see and do. There are four national parks within easy reach of the town – Stokes Inlet, Peak Charles, Cape Arid and Cape Le Grand. Bushwalking, camping, fishing and bird watching are popular activities and there is plenty of four wheel drive action to be had – some of the best is along a stretch of pristine beach in Cape Le Grand National Park. You can drive yourself, but for local knowledge and country style hospitality jump on board the Aussie... Read more

Perth
By Lisa Monk

The city of Perth is a gem nestled on the banks of the Swan River and its marvellous location is at the heart of the character of this most unusual of Australia’s capital cities.  The nearest large city to Perth is Adelaide, which lies over 2000 km away and it is this isolation that has allowed Perth to develop such a distinctive personality. Lying about 20 km inland from the sparkling Indian Ocean, Perth enjoys an unparalleled climate and is classed as one of only five Mediterranean climate regions in the world. Summers tend to be hot and dry, and most rain occurs in winter, however the temperatures still hover around 18-19 degrees C, so winter is still a fine time to visit. The city enjoys a wonderful quality of light, making it a favourite with artists and photographers. ... Read more

Winter Getaways in Perth
By Western Australia.com

When it’s cold outside there is something quite delicious about retreating indoors to a cosy... Read more

Kangaroo Dreaming Trail
By Western Australia.com

The haunting tones of a lone didgeridoo weave through the gum trees and up into the warm evening a... Read more

Perth Nearer to Nature
By Western Australia.com

Even though the Perth metropolitan area continues to grow, there are still many opportunities to enjoy nature within its boundaries. Nearer to Nature is a program run by the Department of Conservation and Land Management to encourage us to go exploring in and around Perth’s natural areas. The program includes opportunities for groups to book their own guided activities in places like Mundaring, Bibra Lake, North Beach, Trigg, Rockingham and Shelley. You can sample the sights and sounds of the forest around Mundaring by joining the Forest by Night activity. You’ll learn all about the night sky and stellar navigation, as well as picking up some bush survival tips. For those wanting to learn even more about going bush, the Bush Survival Skills course is a good option... Read more

Indigenous Experiences Perth
By Western Australia.com

While Aboriginal tourism is often associated with WA’s outback regions, Perth and surround... Read more

 
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