Ever since we had our baby boy last year, it has been all about family travel here on OurOyster.com. So we understand better than anyone that sometimes you just need a luxurious weekend away. Whether is be for a honeymoon, a getaway from the kids, or simply just to escape it all – this guide will set you up for the perfect romantic getaway in Perth.
Let’s face it – Perth is pretty far from pretty much anywhere. But even so, there are still plenty of flights from all other major Australian cities. Perth is also well connected to most major cities in Asia as well, which makes it a good stop either before or after an Asian adventure.
How to spend a romantic weekend in Perth : What to do
Start the morning off right with a romantic stroll through the beautiful King’s Park. King’s Park is 400 hectares of bush and gardens, with a myriad of walking paths and lookouts. When entering the park, you will pass through a road bordered by old trees, and you will soon come to a lookout over the city.
You can spend hours wandering through the park, admiring the many indigenous wildflowers that it is famous for, but first you will need some breakfast. There is a great little cafe in the park, serving good coffee’s and moderately priced breakfasts.
After you are fueled up and appropriately caffeinated, it’s time for a little adventure. For those with adventurous hearts, seeing the city from the King’s Park lookout just isn’t good enough. Luckily, it is easy to get the best of bird’s eye views with Perth helicopter tours.
The tour will take you high above the city, along the Swan River, to Fremantle, over famous Cottesloe beach and back again. You won’t believe it has only been 15 minutes! The tours are flexible and they will do their best to offer your preferred start time when you book.
After all that excitement, you might want to rest up. After all, you will have a big evening ahead of you. You have a couple options for relaxation in Perth. You can either head out to one of the beautiful beaches, such as Cottesloe which is accessible by train. Or you can simply head back to your hotel for an in room spa treatment.
Since the Pan Pacific is located right in the middle of the main shopping district you won’t have trouble finding something delicious for lunch, while enjoying a bit of shopping along the way.
After your time in the air with Perth helicopter tours, you will have a keen understanding of just how vital the Swan River is to Perth. So you want to make sure that you truly experience the river while on holiday in Perth. The best way to do so on your romantic weekend is to go on a dinner cruise. The cruise is three hours in duration and includes dinner, drinks and live entertainment.
The first day of your romantic Perth weekend was devoted to the vibrant little city, while your second day is all about getting back to nature.
Rottnest island, 18 km’s off the coast of Western Australia, is an A-class nature reserve and is a extremely unique little island. Rottnest island is the only place in the world where you can see the Quokka – a little marsupial about the size of a cat – in the wild.
Rottnest island can be reached by ferry from Perth and takes about 90 minutes each way. The island itself is an oasis of calm, and private motor vehicles have been banned from the island. The best way to see the island is by renting a bicycle or by joining either a free or self guided walking tour. If walking isn’t your style, there is a shuttle bus service as well as the Island Explorer bus.
So what is there to do on Rottnest island? What isn’t there to do! Swimming, snorkeling, fishing, cycling, golf, museums, galleries, walking trails, and of course – excellent restaurants. Rottnest island is famous as one of the best places in Australia to sample some truly amazing seafood.