Perth’s winter is typically mild, but when the weather’s isn’t warm enough for the usual trip to the beach, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore Perth’s best markets, cafés, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, classes and hiking trails. Here are some suggestions for things to do during the winter;
Hike one of Perth’s Trails
Perth often has temperate winter days between 18 to 23 degrees where the sun is out but the air is still cool, making it the perfect weather to explore one of the many scenic trails around Perth. From the Kings Park Law Walk Return 2.5k Loop trail to the 9km Dell to South Ledge trail in the Perth Hills, all you need is a bottle of water, a pair of sneakers, a wind breaker and a map and you’ve got the perfect winter outing.
Try a Hot Yoga Class
Otherwise known as Bikram Yoga, Perth is home to many world class hot yoga studios that keep the room at a warm 30+ degrees. Combined with yoga postures, you’ll leave feeling refreshed, detoxed and most definitely warmed up on a cold winters day. Try the Yoga Tree in Victoria Park and if you’re in the south the guys at Hot For Yoga have just opened a brand new space in South Fremantle.
Spend the Evening at Rodney’s Bait and Tackle
A stone’s throw from the ocean, the interior of Rodney’s Bait and Tackle looks like it sounds — like the interior of an old fisherman’s tackle box. With a wooden ship as the bar, weekly live jazz bands, a fireplace, and heaters outside — Rodney’s is a everyone’s favourite, fool-proof night out. With a great list of wines, beers, antipasto and homemade pies on the menu, there’s also plenty of comfort food and cosy spaces to nestle in on a cold winters evening.
Pay a Visit to Fremantle Markets
On those rainy, cooler days when shopping outside on the streets of Fremantle is less appealing, The Fremantle Markets is the perfect place to go to pick up some fresh local fruit and veg, clothing from local designers or a snack from one of the many amazing stalls from ‘What the Bao’s’ delicious Bao’s, coconut soft serve from ‘Whip It Good,’ or the best doughnuts in Perth from ‘Levi’s Doughnuts.’
Treat Yourself to a Day Spa
If you’re feeling lavish, a one or two-day detox program at Limon’s organic day spa is the perfect winter escape. A one-day detox begins with organic tea and a consultation, detoxifying dead sea salt exfoliation followed by a green clay mask and cocoon wrap, a head and neck massage, aromatherapy shower, Epsom salt and clay rich mineral foot soak and a foot scrub and massage — it’s a full body indulgent experience that will have you feeling refreshed on a cool winters day.
Visit The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Home to our State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, houses historic Modern British, Australian and Aboriginal works, as well as temporary modern exhibitions and emerging West Australian talent. Browse through the cozy gallery and see beautiful oil interpretations of the Australian landscape from Frederic McCubin and Hans Heysen or renowned Aboriginal works from Kaapa Tjampitjinpa and Alec Mingelmanganu. The Art Gallery of Western Australia is the perfect place to stay warm this winter and brush up on your art history.
Catch a Film at The Luna Theatre
Perth’s leading independent film theatres, you’ll find a Luna Cinema all over Perth, from Leederville, Fremantle and Northbridge — grab a glass of wine, a hot chocolate or some snacks from the bar and choose from one of their many local and international independent films on offer, for the prefect winter’s evening at the cinema.
Wine and Dine at One of Perth’s Best Restaurants
From old favourites serving modern Italian cuisine like Lallah Rookh in the CBD, No Mafia in Northbridge or Il Lido overlooking the ocean in Cottesloe, to new more casual dining experiences like the exquisite Greek food at Brika, a contemporary twist on Ramen at Lucky Chans or the self-explanatory Hummus Club — Perth is home to endless world-class dining experiences and winter is the perfect time to explore them.