Perth is located in Western Australia and is known for its sandy beaches, a quiet city, and being surrounded by beautiful Australian nature. It is the perfect place for a weekend getaway of relaxation, allowing you to experience city life alongside the Australian outback.
What to do?
Nature – Kings Park
King’s Park is located in the heart of Perth surrounded by 400 hectares of trees, bushland, great picnic spots, lakes, and beautiful gardens. Being a spot that is admired by both tourists and locals, Kings Park is an excellent area for unhinged views of the city and a day outdoors. Its natural landscape features the Western Australian Botanic Garden, which consists of walking tracks surrounded by traditional Australian vegetation and wildlife.
Explore the City – Fremantle
Fremantle is located about a 30-minute drive from Perth CBD and is a port city a part of Perth’s metropolitan area. It is known for its rich history and architecture and is home to many attractions. Fremantle is the main port for Western Australia, and the Fremantle Harbour welcomes many large and small ships each day. The Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is a well-loved area home to fantastic seafood and many other surrounding cafés and restaurants. The Little Creatures brewery also calls Fremantle home which allows you to go inside the brewery and take a tour of the fantastic mechanics involved in the making of Little Creatures beer.
Where to eat?
Nobu – Crown Metropol Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA
Nobu at Crown Perth is truly a restaurant worth visiting if you’re in Perth, but bookings are a must as it is a dinner hotspot for many people. Although there are non-seafood options, if you aren’t into fish, I probably wouldn’t recommend Nobu as seafood is there speciality. In saying this, purely the upper-class atmosphere and twist on traditional Japanese cuisines is a pulling point.
Best time to go: Nobu is excellent for both lunch and dinner, but I recommend making a booking for 7 pm for one of the most delicious Japanese fusion dinners of your life.
Our recommended drink: The Japanese Mule is part of Nobu’s menu of signature cocktails. If you love a good cocktail but are not a fan of sweet flavours, this Sake infused drink is perfect for you. Combining the flavours of ginger beer and orange bitters with Nobu Rocks distilled sake and lemongrass, the bitter but citrus drink is beautiful to have with your meal.
Our recommended meal: In terms of the sashimi, it is some of the freshest and most delicious that I have ever tasted. The Kingfish marinated in citrus and soy with a thin slice of jalapeno packs a punch and is an explosion of flavours. The cauliflower is another dish that is full of flavour and brings a basic vegetable to a whole new level. Cooked to perfection, served in a cast-iron dish so that it continues to cook when it is brought out to you, the jalapeno sauce topping the veggie is delicious.
Little Creatures Brewery - 40 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160
The Little Creatures Brewery is home to modern Australian cuisines with their unique spin. Located in Fremantle, this artisan brewery has grown to be a go-to tourist attraction as well as a hangout spot for the Perth locals. It’s not just the beer that brings you down here, but also that it is a great place to enjoy some casual dining as you enjoy the view of the water.
Best time to go: The brewery is so big, and there is so much to look at that you could spend the whole day here! I recommend going at around 1 pm and allowing time to walk around the brewery, take a tour, hire a bike or enjoy the scenery, and then making a booking for dinner so that you get to have a taste of the freshly cooked produce of the brewery.
Our recommended meal: If you’re a meat lover, the slow-cooked brisket is the main meal to get. I am a meat eater who enjoys his brisket and rate my experience based not only on the combination of herbs and spices used to cook this dish but the rate in which the brisket melts in your mouth…. Great work Little Creatures – 10/10!!!
Our recommended drink: $25 Beer tasting tray – yes, please! Try five smaller serves of various beers on offer and enjoy the different refreshing tastes that make the Little Creatures beer rate in my top 5 beers of choice to date.
Where to stay?
Crown Perth - Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100
Crown Perth has been an entertainment hub of Western Australia since opening its doors in 1985. Known for its most excellent restaurants, luxury accommodation and renowned facilities, Crown has become a mecca for amusement and enjoyment. Located along the eastern banks of the Swan River and moments from Perth’s CBD, Crown is the perfect place to stay if you want a relaxing getaway or a weekend of fun. The hotel features a 24-hour Casino, three towers of accommodation, 39 restaurants and bars, a nightclub, a theatre and an array of recreational facilities – you are sure not to be bored!