What’s on in Perth this Weekend?

What’s on in Perth this Weekend?
Tourism in Perth is an important part of the state's economy, with approximately 2.8 million domestic visitors and 0.7 million international visitors in the year ending March 2012. Tourist attractions are generally focused around the city centre, Fremantle, the coast, and the Swan River. Restaurants, bars and nightclubs can be found in the entertainment hubs of Northbridge (just north of the Perth CBD), the west end of the CBD itself, Elizabeth Quay, Leederville, Scarborough and Fremantle. The Crown casino and resort is located at Burswood.

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What’s on in Perth this Weekend?
Every weekend, pop-up entertainment can be found all over Perth. Musicians, magicians, stilt walkers, costumed characters, horse and wagon rides, and even a nine-foot dinosaur have been seen roaming the streets! The majority of the entertainment takes place on the streets of downtown, around the Tay Basin, at the bandshell, and/or in Stewart Park.

Buckle up, because there are a vast array of amazing activities this weekend to get you out and around in Perth. We’re talking about dancing, live music, floating Sunday sessions, markets, and other activities. There is also a good selection of food and beverages. There are plenty to pick from based on your likes and company, whether you are with friends or family.

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Enjoy the freedom of taking your jet ski rental anywhere in Western Australia. You may have the ultimate family day out on Swan River, a quiet weekend getaway in Dunsborough with your significant other, or a tour of the islands in Rockingham with your best friends. Adventure Hire Perth provides economical single or multi-day jet ski hires for you with freedom.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Kings Park is one destination that is all about its quiet charm. A beautifully landscaped hotspot in Perth, this park is perfect for a relaxing day out. The park occupies a total of 400 hectares of space making it a vast expanse of sheer perfection. The highlight here is the large and picturesque Botanic Garden. Occupying 17 hectares of land, this park is home to over 2000 different species of plants all of which are indigenous to WA.

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Besides tourist facilities Kings Park contains the State War Memorial, the Royal Kings Park Tennis club and a reservoir. The streets are tree lined with individual plaques dedicated by family members to Western Australian service men and women who died in World War I and World War II. The park is also rich in flora (both native and introduced) and during September of each year Kings Park hosts Australia’s largest wildflower show and exhibition – the Kings Park Festival.

Art gallery

Established all the way back in the year 1895, this art gallery flaunts some of the best works of art by famous local artists including Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Russell Drysdale, Grace Cossington Smith, Sidney Nolan and Arthur Streeton. There is even an art gallery dedicated especially to indigenous art.

What’s on in Perth this Weekend?

The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) is the state’s visual arts center, located in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre. AGWA has an impressive collection of artworks by Indigenous and Western Australian artists, as well as works from around the world, housed in an internationally renowned Brutalist building.

Aquarium of Western Australia

The Aquarium of Western Australia features an underwater tunnel that is almost a 100m long. Here you find a large collection of marine life including stingrays, a variety of fish of varying sizes, turtles and even sharks! Best part about this aquarium is the unique opportunity you get for one on one interaction with the ferocious inhabitants of the tank.

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The aquarium specializes in marine animals that inhabit the 12,000-kilometre (7,500 mi) long coastline of Western Australia. In total AQWA holds over 4,000,000 litres (1,057,000 US gal) of water and is home to approximately 400 species of marine life, including more than 4,000 fish. AQWA is themed as an underwater journey along W.A.’s coastline and is broken up into 5 distinct areas. Each area represents the unique marine life and environments of different regions along W.A.’s coast. These include: The Great Southern, the Shipwreck Coast, the Perth Coast, the Far North and Marmion Marine Park.

Cottesloe Beach

The Cottesloe Beach is a favourite attraction in Perth.  Flaunting sparkling blue waters and beautiful well maintained shores, the beach is a winner among those seeking leisure. To add to its appeal it also happens to be the safest beach for activities like swimming. Cottesloe Beach also has a number of pubs and cafes in the vicinity where you can grab a bite or a drink whenever you may need it.

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Cottesloe Beach is a popular beach in Cottesloe and one of the most iconic locations of Western Australia. The enduring popularity of the beach is the result of combinatuon of factors including proximity to metropolitan Perth, accessibility by train, shelter from strong summer breezes and presence of offshore reefs making it a relatively safe swimming location. It has been recognised by the Heritage Council as a place of cultural significance since 2005.