The cosmopolitan hub of Western Australia, Perth (and its surrounding areas) is quite simply one of the most perfect places on earth to spend a week or two at this time of the year.
The sun shines, the birds sing, and everyone seems to move outdoors to enjoy the latest sporting events (we won’t mention the Ashes…!), open-air music concerts, and a spot of alfresco dining.
Three years ago this very day, we were sitting in Perth enjoying all of the above, and if I am ever lucky enough to visit the city again, here is what I would do in the first 24-hours:
9am (no need to wake up before then!) – Drive along the coast to the pretty suburb of Cottesloe for breakfast beside the sea.
11am – Head to Fremantle and catch the Rottnest Express to Rottnest Island.
12pm – Rent a bicycle and cycle around the beautiful island of Rottnest, stopping off for a swim in the pristine waters, before heading back for the biggest ice cream you can find (you’ve earned it after all that cycling!).
3pm – Head back to Fremantle, and enjoy a glass of wine in one of the many chic pavement cafes before heading back into the city to freshen up.
5pm – Take a stroll into town and pick up a few picnic essentials (wine, biscuits, cheese…) and head to Kings Park for the latest WASO (Western Australia Symphony Orchestra) concert – amazing!
8pm – Head back into town for an Asian-inspired dinner.
10pm – Enjoy a nightcap at one of the many wine bars in the city before returning to the hotel for a good night’s sleep…
I know that doesn’t quite cover 24-hours, but believe me, after an action packed day like that, you too will be ready for bed!
What would you do with 24-hours in Perth, Western Australia? Drop us a line and let us know!