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Best in the West

Optus Stadium attracts stars of sport and showbiz

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CONTENTS What’s new in Perth........................................................................................... 8 What’s on in Perth............................................................................................ 12 Star Attraction - Optus Stadium .................................................... 18 Out on the Town the hottest tickets, the hottest shows........................................20 The Main Event - Australian Boomers vs Canada.........30 At The Pass - Long Chim Perth.......................................................... 32 Out and About in Perth...............................................................................34 Shop til you drop................................................................................................ 36 Feed Me - where to eat and drink in the city....................... 38 Bar Hop - Cocktails at QT Perth and W. Churchill........48 Out and About on the Sunset Coast............................................ 50 Out and About in the north of Perth............................................ 58 Out and About in Perth Hills ............................................................... 60 Out and About east of Perth ...............................................................62 Out and About in the Swan Valley................................................. 64 Out and About in Fremantle.................................................................. 73 Out and About on Rottnest Island ............................................... 80 On the record with Paulini, star of Hair..................................86 Out and About south of Perth ...........................................................88 Out and About in Mandurah................................................................. 90 The Interview - meet Mansionair .................................................94 Golf Courses around Perth ....................................................................96 Get a room - where to stay ...................................................................98 6


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hink of What’s On Perth as like having a local in your pocket. We know our city inside and out and whether you’re a first-time visitor, or have lived here for years, What’s On Perth is an invaluable guide to what’s happening in the best capital city on earth (OK, we’re probably biased). In this issue, we’re giving winter the old heave-ho and heading on into town to enjoy an amazing array of events, new bars and restaurants and world class entertainment. If you’ve never been before, we recommend you visit Optus Stadium (our Star Attraction and cover story) – it’s not only the home to the big sporting and showbiz events, it’s also a great place to visit in its own right. There’s always plenty going on in the city too if you’re a foodie or fan of the perfect cocktail. Our resident Bar Hop guru, Sloane Carvell, has visited W.Churchill and Santini Bar - and she can’t recommend their pursuit of the perfect negroni highly enough. I had a world-class dinner at David

WELCOME Thompson’s Long Chim Perth, a spicy feast that’s not for the faint-hearted. We’ve got interviews with Paulini, star of Hair and Mansionair, who have just released a new album. If you love live music, make sure you head to RAC Arena in September to catch South Australia’s finest legends, Hilltop Hoods, in action. If you’re heading out of town, we’ve got ideas about how to spend time in Fremantle, the Swan Valley and the Sunset Coast. We’ve put all our local knowledge into this guide, and hope that you’ll enjoy reading about our city and surrounding areas. If you have time, why not head south to Margaret River or north to the Coral Coast or Broome? It’ll be an experience you never forget. We hope you enjoy your stay.

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WHAT’S NEW Perth seems to be changing every day and it can be hard to keep up with what’s new in town. Fortunately, that’s where we come in . . .

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Ancient tracks through Kings Park Join an Aboriginal guided tour at the iconic Kings Park - home to a diverse range of flora and landscapes, which was also an important source of food and medicine for the local Perth Mess Hall

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Aboriginal people. The new 90-minute walk-through ‘Karrgatup’, the local Nyungar name for Mt Eliza and Kings Park, begins with a welcome and ochre ceremony before immersing in the hill’s intriguing past and its spiritual significance to Perth’s Nyungar people. The native flora and panoramic views of the city skyline provide a stunning backdrop for a Dreamtime story, traditional song and some fascinating insights into the Nyungar language and lifestyle. Tour Operator – Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours & Experiences Adults $60, Children $30, Special family rates from $170. Private and extended tour options available. Online bookings essential. Visit gocultural.com.au


Girls School Cinema

School’s out, cinema’s in Girls School Cinema has opened its doors for the 2019 winter season with a hot new look venue, hot popcorn and hot tix. Housed in the stunning, heritagelisted Old Perth Girls School in East Perth, the GirlsSchool’s grand cinema hall is the cosiest place to enjoy a winter evening. The 2019 season features a bumper line-up of films - including a special Girls Night In movie marathon session - along with a revamped and ultra-cosy bar and lounge. Treats and eats include fresh hot popcorn, sweet and savoury snacks and packs of marshmallows to toast around the open courtyard firepits, along with Mack Daddy’s New York Slice pizzas and snacks via pre-order when you purchase your ticket online. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan pizza and side options are available. The uber cool, new-look bar is fully stocked with drinks from Madfish Wine and Gage Roads, including warming mulled wine for those wintry nights! For an ultra-luxe experience, Girls School Cinema is now offering Couple Lounge Seating with an extra-

large bean lounge for two, including bottomless popcorn and a drink each. Girls School Cinema is located at 2 Wellington Street. Girls School Cinema runs until 12 October every Wednesday to Sunday. For the full program, tickets and more information visit girlsschoolcinema. com.au

Fill up at Perth Mess Hall If you love the food truck revolution that currently seems to be sweeping Perth, then head to Perth Mess Hall to get your fix all in one place. It’s the city’s first full-time food truck park and bar located in the Old Swan Barracks of Perth. With a rotating roster of eight food trucks every night, there’s sure to be something for everyone. How about givieng Shake Waffle n Roll a whirl? We think it’s the coolest waffle van around. Their freshly baked waffles on a stick are made from scratch using a secret recipe; try the thick shakes too and you’ll see what all the buzz is about.

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Sweeney Todd

JULY / REVELATION SET TO THRILL Revelation Film Festival is back, and, as ever, its commitment to signature works, independent cinema, genre film, world cinema, and unique breathtaking movies makes it an unmissable part of Perth’s calendar. This year the program is drawn from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Mexico, Uruguay, Japan and all points in between. Featuring award-winning movies, world, international and local premieres, new Australian works and, for the first time, a major conference and exhibition devoted to screen based technology, Revelation is a celebration of the strength of all aspects of screen culture. Highlights of Revelation 2019 will also include: • A special retrospective celebrating science fiction films with special screenings of classics The Quiet Earth, Things To Come, The Andromeda Strain and Alien; • Family friendly free screenings of animated short films from around the world with International Family Animation Explosion; • Industrial Revelations will feature some of the festival’s guests exploring key aspects of the industry at dedicated panels and workshops; 12

• Blind Date – music video magic created by local filmmakers; • Screenwest’s annual showcase of emerging WA filmmaking talent in Get Your Shorts On! This year’s festival will feature over 144 films, 18 world and international premieres and 60 Australian premieres. Revelation Film Festival, Luna Palace Cinemas, July 4 to 17. Visit revelationfilmfest.org DEMON NOTES WA Opera are bringing a chill to the air this winter with their sensational production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Benjamin Barker once had it all; but tragedy, heartache and a brutal act of betrayal lead him into a downward spiral of despair. Determined to avenge his loved ones, Barker returns to London and assumes a new identity, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Together with the deranged pie-maker Mrs Lovett, he plots his revenge on those who have exiled them to society’s outer margins. Starring Ben Mingay and Antoinette Halloran, this tragic tale of treachery, deception and revenge will be magnificently brought together in Stephen Sondheim’s haunting score and will resonate with audiences long after the meat grinder has stopped turning.


X-Trial Alien

Sweeney Todd - WA Opera, His Majesty’s Theatre, July 13, 16, 18 and 20. Visit waopera.asn.au X-RATED THRILLS Get ready for something truly X-traordinary - X Trial is the ultimate motorcycle competition. Only the best eight riders get an invitation, and for those riders it is the ultimate championship. For the audience, it is the most intense sporting event they will ever see, a genuinely emotional, edge-of-your-seat experience. The riders are pitted against five obstacle courses and a race, like parkour on steroids, or American ninja on motorcycles, these guys have to ride massive earth moving tyres, concrete pillars, logs, skip bins and much more with only 90 secs counting down. X Trial, HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont, Perth, July 20, from 6pm. Visit bit.ly/XTrial2019-1 HIGH JINX Circus Oz promises to takes their audiences on a journey through an intriguing world, where there are remnants of our icy past, but this future reality is anything but. Inhabitants navigate this unknown world guided by their surroundings and their own ingenuity. The unique skills and talents

of the Circus Oz ensemble include extraordinary foot juggling, jawdropping aerial straps and trapeze, mesmerising handstands, pole, and hula hoop, all hilariously woven with original music from the Circus Oz live band. This 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem is for audiences of all ages. Circus Oz - Precarious, His Majesty’s Theatre, July 25 to 28. Visit ptt.wa.gov.au or call (08) 6212 9292. Circus Oz

AUGUST SNOW IN AUGUST Fresh on the heels of their North American stadium tour with Ed Sheeran, and appearances at Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil, Snow Patrol will be performing in a live and acoustic mode as a three-piece 13


WINTER

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Revolting Rhymes

HAIR stars Paulini & Hugh Sheridan

featuring singer and guitarist Gary Lightbody, Johnny McDaid on Guitar, piano and vocals and Nathan Connolly also on guitar and vocals. Performing songs live as you’ve never heard them before, the band will be playing all your favourites from classic Snow Patrol albums including Run, Open Your Eyes, and Chasing Cars, alongside songs from their 2018 release Wildness, which was their first studio album in seven years. Snow Patrol, Concert Hall, Perth, August 4. Visit livenation.com.au DELIGHTFULLY REVOLTING Think you know the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again! Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-­loved fairytales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists. Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts, State Theatre Centre, Perth, August 13 to 16. Visit ptt. wa.gov.au or call (08) 6212 9292. SURF’S UP Australia’s first ever indoor surfing event is heading to Joondalup’s Aloha Surfhouse in August. The only venue of its kind, and the eighth to be built anywhere in 14

the world. The inaugural Australian Indoor Surfing Championship will be held on a 2m man-made wave at the $7 million Aloha Surfhouse. Capable of making both a right and left barrel, the venue’s ability to attract elite surfing talent to the first-of-its-kind event will cement Aloha Surfhouse as one of the country’s premier locations for the burgeoning sport. The wave pool holds 500,000 litres of water and runs with four turbine engines, generating river waves and four and six-foot barrels. Australian Indoor Surfing Championship, Aloha Surfhouse, August 15 to 17. Visit alohasurfhouse. com.au for full entry details. RULE-BREAKING RIOT A brand new Australian production of the much-loved and revolutionary rock musical, Hair will come alive on stages across Australia in August and September. It’s the ground-breaking musical that celebrates 60s counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, radical glory with an infectious, energetic rock beat. Leading the cast is four time Logie award winning TV and theatre star, Hugh Sheridan, in the role of Berger, and Paulini, one of Australia’s most uniquely talented performers, playing the role of Dionne. Hair, His Majesty’s Theatre, August 22 to September 1. Visit ptt.wa.gov. au/hair


Don’t miss it! THE BOOK OF MORMON Crown Theatre, from September 3. Visit BookOfMormonMusical.com.au

years since then, they’ve enjoyed 16 APRA Award nominations - more than any other band in history - and 11 of their songs have made the triple j Hottest 100. Birds of Tokyo, Astor Theatre, Perth, September 14 and 15. Visit birdsoftokyo.com/tour

Plan ahead . . .

SEPTEMBER THE GOOD BOOK The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Perth’s Crown Theatre. The show set a record for the highest grossing on-sale of any musical theatre production in Sydney’s history with more than 45,000 tickets sold by the end of the first day of public sales. The Book of Mormon, Crown Theatre, from September 3. Visit BookOfMormonMusical.com.au BIRDS OF A FEATHER Perth chart-toppers Birds of Tokyo have added an extra show to their sellout Good Lord tour, set to bring the boys back home to the Astor Theatre for two nights in September. It’s been more than a decade since Birds of Tokyo formed in Perth and released their first few indie albums. Over the

HEAD FOR THE HILLTOPS To celebrate the release of their record breaking sixth number one album, The Great Expanse, Hilltop Hoods are back with The Great Expanse World Tour. The album boasts a string of hits with platinum-selling Clark Griswold Feat. Adrian Eagle, double platinum selling Leave Me Lonely and the latest platinum-certified single Exit Sign, featuring Ecca Vandal and close friend and ally, Illy. Fresh from blistering stadium shows with Eminem and the stages of Groovin The Moo, Hilltop Hoods will be hitting RAC Arena Perth on September 7 for their first headline shows since their sold out 2016 Restrung Arena tour which saw over 50,000 fans attend. Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane shows have sold out, don’t miss what promises to be yet another stand out Hilltop Hoods live experience. Special guests include Mojo Juju, Shadow and DJ Nino Brown. Hilltop Hoods, RAC Arena, September 7. Visit teglive.com.au Hilltop Hoods

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Make a day of it at Optus Stadium Discover Australia’s most state-of-the-art Stadium on a behind-the-scenes tour Enjoy the stunning river and city views from the City View CafÊ Play-on in the nature playgrounds or enjoy the Stadium Park picnic facilities

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Perth’s Optus Stadium has taken the experience of attending sports and other live events to the next level. As Australia’s most state-of-the-art stadium, since Optus Stadium opened in January 2018 it has swiftly established itself as the premier venue in Western Australia – if not the whole country.

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eating 60,000, the world-class, multi-purpose stadium has played host to a wide variety of sports and entertainment events, from Taylor Swift’s record-breaking world tour to weekly AFL encounters between the Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles and visiting teams from across the country. There’s something very special about attending a night-time event in particular, as the innovative lighting system illuminates the night sky, providing a spectacular light show for not only those in the stadium, but those who view the extraordinary building from a distance. Cricket, soccer, rugby league and union, as well as concerts will continue to pack out the stadium during the year, and, thanks to the surrounding Stadium Park precinct, visitors are able to enjoy excellent hospitality opportunities


the chance to see up close the playing surface where stars of the sporting world go head-to-head. Along the way you will discover sports memorabilia detailing Western Australia’s rich sporting history, and it’s a good idea to bring along your camera because there will be plenty of photo opportunities around the stadium. After the tour, head to Stadium Park and make it a proper day out for all the family. Enjoy the six nature playgrounds that cater for a range of ages and are designed with weather protection in

FAST FACTS: To book your Optus Stadium Tour, visit optusstadium.com. au/experience/stadium-tours. Tours run daily except on major event days and public holidays. Tour times run at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The tour is fully accessible to prams and wheelchairs.

overlooking the Swan River. A popular addition to Perth’s visitor experience is the Optus Stadium Tour. It gives visitors the chance to step behind the scenes of the stadium and, during this 90-minute guided tour, there’s the chance to be introduced to the ‘fans first’ features of the stadium. Discover the inner sanctum where the likes of Ed Sheeran and Eminem prepared to go on stage during their blockbusting concerts. You’ll also get

mind. You can also enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat in the Stadium’s City View café. The café is open for breakfast and lunch from 7am to 3pm each day and hosts stunning river and Perth city views. You can also visit the rebel Fan Gear Store to stock up an d be ready to support your favourite team! The store is located outside the stadium next to Gate D and is open from 10am to 5pm each and every day.

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ iconic album - Abbey Road Live - join ARC (Kram (Spiderbait), Mark Wilson (Jet), Davey Lane (You Am I), Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) and special guests in a unique concert. All self-confessed Beatles tragics, ARC will faithfully and lovingly bring The Beatles’ most audacious creation to life on stage performing Abbey Road in full, from start to finish, followed by a second set comprising of a selection of hits spanning the breadth of The Beatles’ career and catalogue. ARC presents: The Beatles’ Abbey Road Live, Perth Concert Hall, August 11. Visit livenation.com.au

Grammy nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes is bringing special guests Dan + Shay will join him on his Australian and New Zealand tour stops, including Perth’s RAC Arena in October. The Toronto-born singer released his highly anticipated self-titled third album in May 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. Expect hits like In My Blood, Stitches and There’s

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Nothing Holdin’ Me Back in a blockbusting, sell-out tour. Shawn Mendes: The Tour Part 1, RAC Arena, October 23. Visit ticketek.com.au

Metal heads, rejoice Last here in 2013, Metallica’s longawaited return Down Under will now extend to six Australian stadium shows on their WorldWired Tour, with no further shows possible. These dates are Metallica’s first ever headline stadium plays in Australia and New Zealand and take the WorldWired Tour past 130 stadium shows played since 2016. Metallica, Optus Stadium, October 17. Visit livenation.com.au

Little Mix have firmly established their reputation as one of the most phenomenal performers around. Alongside massive tours of Europe, Australia, Japan and the US, the group’s shows have also been named as the biggest UK arena tours for 2016 and 2017. In 2018 they toured stadiums across the UK with the Summer Hits Tour. Since 2011, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall have not only established themselves as one of British pop’s brightest acts, but as a global pop phenomenon. They have fully cemented their status as the world’s biggest girl band, with the quartet asserting dominance in the charts album after album. Little Mix have sold more than 50 million records worldwide and notched up a total of four UK No.1 singles, four platinum-selling albums and nine platinum selling singles, surpassing a record previously held by the Spice Girls. Their album ‘Glory Days’ is the biggest selling album by a female group this millennium in the UK, alongside being named the longest-reigning Top 40 album for a girl group ever. Little Mix - LM 5 - The Tour, RAC Arena, Perth, December 7. Visit livenation.com.au.

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MAIN EVENT Corey Joseph

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Don’t miss your chance to see the Australian Boomers NBA superstars take on Canada in Perth this August.

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he Australian Boomers, featuring their NBA superstars, will return to Perth this August to take on a star-studded Canada outfit in a two-game series at RAC Arena with tickets now on sale from Ticketek. These two massive games, to be played on Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17, will be the first time the Boomers have played in Perth since 2014 and will serve as important preparations ahead of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup to be contested in China later that month. The Boomers line-up is set to feature the strongest Australian team ever assembled, including Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers), Patty Mills (San Antonio Spurs), Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz), Andrew Bogut (Golden State Warriors), Aron Baynes (Boston Celtics), Matt Dellavedova (Cleveland Cavaliers), Jonah Bolden (Philadelphia

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76ers) and Deng Adel (Cleveland Cavaliers). Basketball Australia Chairman, Ned Coten said: “We are thrilled to bring the Boomers back to Perth. The Perth basketball community and fans at large in Western Australia are some of the most dedicated supporters in the country and we have no doubt that the RAC Arena will be sold out for both games in August.” Canada is yet to announce their 12-man World Cup roster that will play in Perth, however this line-up could include NBA stars such as Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kelly Olynyk (Miami Heat), Cory Joseph (Indiana Pacers), Shai Gilgeous-Hamilton (Los Angeles Clippers) and much-hyped college basketballer RJ Barrett. Australian Boomers head coach


Andrej Lemanis said: “I’m excited that the Boomers get to return to Perth, it’s such a wonderful basketball community. We see them get behind the Wildcats year in and year out and the city has a great basketball culture so I’m looking forward to getting into the RAC Arena again. “It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to play warm-up games on home soil against quality opposition. It’s great reward for the Australian fans and we know there will be a lot of excitement surrounding the games, but as a team, we need to focus and utilise these games to learn about ourselves before the World Cup begins.” Following these games in Perth, the eyes of the world turn to

TEG CEO Geoff Jones said: “As the country’s pre-eminent promoter of international sport, TEG Live is delighted to be bringing the biggest stars in basketball to Australia this August. Basketball in Australia is enjoying unprecedent popularity and this is in no small part to the number of Aussies playing in the NBA, which are the same stars who will be representing the Boomers in both Perth and Melbourne.” Western Australian sports fans will not want to miss these two games at RAC Arena on August 16 and August 17, with tickets now available from ticketek.com.au.

The Boomers line-up is set to feature the strongest Australian team ever assembled. Melbourne when the Boomers take on current world champions and Olympic gold medallists, USA Basketball in front of over 110,000 fans across two massive games at Marvel Stadium. Not since the 2000 Sydney Olympics has Australia seen such high-quality men’s international basketball on these shores, with TEG Live playing a central role in delivering these four games, in addition to USA Basketball vs Canada at Qudos Bank Arena on August 26.

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aa long chim means to come sample and taste - and that’s just what me and two girlfriends did on a midweek in early autumn. The place was busy too busy to fit us in the main room but we were more than happy to perch at our table near the bar instead. Although I lived in Phuket many moons ago, I could in no way claim to know my way around such an authentic Thai menu. Fortunately the helpful staff were up to the challenge

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of presenting us with as many dishes as we could possibly consume for the duration of our meal, with a broad remit of ‘we’ll eat anything’. We kicked things off with some cured pork sausages, plump as toddlers’ fingers and Chiang Mai chicken larp. I’d had that before and was rightly respectful of its superloaded spice kick. Cooling cabbage leaves on the side helped salve our flaming mouths somewhat. We devoured a bowlful of crunchy prawns, heads and all. Presentation isn’t the point with Long Chim’s dishes; it’s all about flavour and authenticity. Onto our mains and the food just kept coming. I loved the sour orange fish curry, the piquant amber soupy bowl raising the bar high with its delicate chunks of fish lurking within. We had a duck egg omelette the size of a flat cap on the side along with some stir fried veg, and from the grill, some king sized Exmouth prawns, redolent of the charcoal they’d been seared over. If you fancy more grilled delicacies, try the Maa Long Chim Pao - you get four grilled items of your choice with cucumber relish and rice for $70. We slurped Howard Park Riesling as if there was no tomorrow (reader, there was) - and some how scoffed


the lot without much effort. The vibe in Long Chim is superb; inclusive, a

bit naughty, and probably best enjoyed with coconspirators like me and my mates. Best on ground? That chicken larp will live on long in the memory. Unmissable. Long Chim Perth, Lower Ground Level, Cnr St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street. You can also enter it via the Treasury building if you’re staying at the hotel. Just follow the signs. Chicken Larp

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OUT ABOUT IN PERTH

Snow Mall

Winter Fest set to warm up the city The City of Perth festival – which runs from June 24 to July 21 – will see an impressive program of free events and experiences around the city from unique art installations and school holiday activities to make-believe snowfall in the malls and live ice carving. This year will see Forrest Place transformed as Swiss artist Dan Acher brings the Northern Lights to Perth with Borealis – a unique light installation that beams high power lasers through particle clouds to recreate the mesmerising natural phenomenon. Borealis has previously showed at the Tower of London. For families looking to entertain the kids these holidays, there will be Water Wildlife Up Close in Carillon City giving little scientists the opportunity to meet and learn about sharks, sea stars, urchins, frogs and other sea creatures. Check out the full line-up at visitperth. com.au or follow @VisitPerth on Instagram and @CityofPerth on FB. SNOW MALL Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 28 to July 21 | Hay Street Mall | Fri 5 to 8pm; Sat and Sun 2 to 5pm | Free Make-believe snow falls before your eyes. Snow will fall in 10-minute intervals, with three sessions per hour. 34

BOREALIS By Dan Archer June 24 to 30 | Forrest Place | 6 to 10pm | Free This year will see Forrest Place transformed as Swiss artist Dan Acher brings the Northern Lights to Perth with Borealis – a unique light installation that beams high power lasers through particle clouds to recreate the mesmerising natural phenomenon. Borealis has previously showed at the Tower of London. ‘GUARDIANS’ By Ololo July 1 to 21 | Various performance locations and times | Free Guardians is a robotic sculpture performance featuring two seemingly autonomous monoliths. Roving locations include Murray Street, Hay Street, Yagan Square, Kings Square and Elizabeth Quay. Winter lights at Brookfield Place


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WINTER LIGHTS AT BROOKFIELD PLACE July 3 to 13 | Brookfield Place | 6 to 11pm | Free | bfplperth.com This annual event will transform Brookfield Place with dazzling light projections, thought-provoking art installations and roving entertainment for the whole family.

dancers, Forrest Place will be transformed into a theatrical hub these winter school holidays. Perfect for adults and children alike. There will also be adult-only sessions (18+) on Friday 12 and 19 July for those who want a night out without the kids.

WINTER FEST THEATRE July 6 to 21 | Forrest Place | Various session times | Free, bookings essential Featuring magicians, acrobats, comedians, jugglers, singers and

WATER WILDLIFE UP CLOSE July 8 to 12 | Carillon City | Various sessions from 10am to 3pm | Free Enter an underwater world these school holidays and meet a shark, sea stars, urchins, turtles, frogs and other sea creatures. There is also the opportunity for little scientists to learn about macro invertebrates and get creative with sand art. LIVE ICE CARVING Every Saturday until July 13 | Northbridge Piazza | 4pm | Free Be amazed as you watch Ice2Art create beautiful sculptures using nothing but a block of ice, a few choice tools and their imagination. 35


SHOP DROP TIL YOU

GENERAL SHOPPING HOURS: Monday~Thursday; 9am to 6pm Friday: 9am to 9pm, Saturday: 9am to 5pm. Sunday : 11am to 5pm.

Don’t miss ... DFO Australia’s leading premium outlet destination, DFO Perth, has officially opened its doors. The new $150 million joint venture between Vicinity Centres and Perth Airport, constructed over 15 months, brings an unrivalled outlet shopping experience to WA. It features 113 international and Australian brands

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including first-to-WA standalone stores from Kate Spade, Furla, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren and Coach, a casual dining precinct, a children’s playground, and 1,500 car park spaces including two electric vehicle charging bays 11 High St, Perth Airport WA 6105 Visit dfo.com.au/perth


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FREMANTLE OPALS Established in 1985, Fremantle Opals is a retail outlet with a wealth of knowledge and experience. You are able to view in complete comfort an exclusive range of beautiful opal jewellery and unset opal stones. They specialise in the unique black opal and buy direct from the mines. (08) 9430 4334 27-35 William Street, Fremantle QUILPIE OPALS At Quilpie Opals Perth you’ll find the highest quality opals and opal jewellery to suit all budgets - they are opal specialists. An Australian family-owned company with origins in the boulder industry dating back more than four decades - they have a well established international reputation for quality, value and service. (08) 9321 8687 Visit quilpiesopalsperth.com.au LONDON COURT A three and four-level open-roofed shopping arcade which attracts local and international visitors with its friendly atmosphere and unique architectural style. (08) 9321 8687 Between Hay St Mall & St Georges Terrace, Perth Visit londoncourt.com.au CITY GIFTS & SOUVENIRS One of Perth’s favourite souvenir shops, City Gifts & Souvenirs carries one of the largest range of souvenirs and gifts including an extensive range of Australian-made products at the best prices in Perth. Just look for the big blue “Souvenirs” sign on Barrack Street and you will be glad you walked in. (08) 9325 7599 109 Barrack Street, Perth 37


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night out in Perth has changed greatly in recent years, with the city’s food and drink venues now offering customers some of the very best experiences in the country. You’ll find small bars serving great tapas, highend restaurants pushing the envelope with their innovative menus, bistros, cafes and pubs welcoming all with

Leederville Village Square

their relaxed vibes and delicious food. You can eat with a view of the Indian Ocean, or the Swan River, or the hills or the city. You’ll find bush tucker and French cuisine, German bratwurst and Aussie favourites, all within a few kms of each other. Perth can truly claim to be a player in terms of its food and drink offerings - so dive right in and find your new favourite hang out.

DON’T MISS . . . PERTH’S BEST BARTENDERS REVEALED THE DRINKS INDUSTRY’S most respected international bartending competition has announced its Top 100 Australian Bartenders for 2019. Following an overwhelming number of applications from trend-leading bars, the shortlist includes eleven names from Perth, demonstrating the quality of Perth’s bar industry and the outstanding young talent leading the charge. Diageo World Class Top Perth Bartenders featuring in the 100 Australian Bartenders for 2019 include: Brocc Rogers and Tim Colston (Bar Lafayette), Dean Buchanan, Kaden Pool and Joshua Cullinane (Long Chim), Elise Godwin (Strange Company), James Pennefather and Max Giudice (Tinys), Mark White and Murray Walsh (Mechanics’ Institute) 38

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and Matt Bodycote (The Peach Pit). Now in its 11th year, the Bartender of the Year competition challenges bartenders across the nation to submit their cocktail creations using spirits from Diageo’s reserve portfolio; Ketel One Vodka, Tanqueray No. 10 Gin and Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky. Entrants are encouraged to exhibit creativity, innovation and expertise as they battle it out to become the nation’s best bartender and represent Australia in the global finals held in Glasgow later this year. Good luck to all the Perth finalists!


LEEDERVILLE VILLAGE SQUARE OPENS The Leederville Village Square is complete, and the road has been reopened, launching the new space earlier in June. “The vision for the area was a pedestrian friendly space for cars, cyclists and people to share, that can easily be closed and turned into a space for community events,” said Mayor Emma Cole. Construction of the space started in March. Red brick paving raised the street to footpath level, two new trees George Cooper were added for extra shade, power was connected and retractable bollards placed in the road for community events and festivals. The total cost for the project was $275,000 with works undertaken by the City of Vincent. The square was one of the public open space projects announced in last year’s City budget. “I think the final result and look of Leederville Village Square is fantastic. The red brick paving responds so well to the beautiful old buildings in this space, the trees provide a really nice canopy and the level surface creates a seamless transition between the surrounding businesses. It enhances the unique character and atmosphere of this part of Leederville,” said Mayor Cole. George Cooper “This stretch of Newcastle Street between Carr and Oxford Streets is a great location for community

street parties and events, such as the recent Leedypalooza and Leedy Streets Open events. It presents many new opportunities to explore, and Leederville Connect have great ideas for activating the Village Square.”

DEADLY AND DELICIOUS GEORGE COOPER OF Tiller Dining will be hosting his ‘Garden of Eatin’ at Cathedral Square in July, creating a decadent seven-course degustation Dinner for Sinners. Each course will be matched to one of the seven deadly sins, using produce grown on the Tiller farm in Yallingup Siding, Margaret River, and paired to wines from all over WA. Served on long tables in a beautiful marquee overlooking St George’s Cathedral, it’s the perfect spot for some sinful indulgence. The Seven Deadly Sins Dinner, Cathedral Square, July 5 at 6pm, July 6 at 5.30pm. VIP options avialable. Visit eat@tillerdining.com

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GARUM You’ll find Garum (named after a Roman fish sauce) in the historical Hibernian Hall, the new hot spot in the east end of Perth’s CBD. Hibernian Hall has been meticulously preserved and regenerated as part of a major project by BGC Development at Hibernian Place, 480 Hay Street, including the new Westin Perth, resulting in a transformation of the area into a world class community hub. Built in 1902 as a community resource for the Irish Catholics it was used primarily as space for celebratory gatherings. The hall takes its name from the Latin word for Ireland. Reflecting on this rich history the inspiration is to explore the Roman connection. As a result, Roman techniques and traditions take the focus of the menu. Uncomplicated and pure are the cornerstones of the kitchen philosophy, delivering local ingredients with a very unique Roman flavour. The Guy Grossi-led restaurant is one for all Italian food lovers to notch up on their must-do list. Don’t miss: Cacio e Pepe - a deceptively simple pasta dish of tonarelli, pecorino and pepper. 40

Tiny’s

TINY’S Part of the newly developed QV1 Plaza, Tiny’s is situated in the old Bar One site, and opens into a large indoor and alfresco bar area, restaurant, and specialty liquor emporium. Eclectic food fuels the good times (and there will be many): fresh vegetables and herbs from the kitchen’s rooftop garden, and protein hits roasted on Tiny’s custommade wood-fire grill and rotisserie. The drinks menu offers craft beer, seasonal cocktails and small batch wines, while Tiny’s Liquor Emporium will serve over 300 wines and a range of spirits. Tiny’s is the new meeting place for socialising and entertaining in the CBD. You’ll see solo acoustic acts showcasing re-imagined covers and DJs playing laid-back funk, hip-hop, and nostalgic classics midweek while at the end of the week, DJs and resident house bands turn up the entertainment, and bringing the good times into the weekend. Don’t miss Sticky blood plum-glazed beef intercostal sticks and roasted prawns with bottarga butter and burnt chilli.


Grosvenor Hotel Hotel

An iconic Heritage pub lovingly restored and refurbished. A fantastic range of draught beers, well crafted modern pub food and a wine list that will suit everybodys taste. The Grosvenor is truly a welcoming place to be. Corner of Hill and Hay Streets, East Perth - Ph: 9325 3799

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Perth Zoo

Just five minutes from the city, visit Perth Zoo and see animals from around the world plus the best of Australia’s wildlife! A great day out with free keeper talks, beautiful heritage gardens plus you can even book an Eye to Eye experience – you might feed a giraffe or meet a quokka. Open 7 days 9am – 5pm | 08 9474 0444 | perthzoo.com.au Find us on 42


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FEED ME BEN & JERRY’S Heres the scoop, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is now open in Northbridge. Famous worldwide for delicious ice cream concoctions, crazy flavour names and huge chunks and swirls. Come in and choose from over 20 legendary flavours today! (08) 9514 7282 82 James Street, Northbridge THE CHEEKY SPARROW Cheeky leads a double life, catering for the CBD caffeine junkies for morning coffee crowd and dishing up easy lunches too. It shines in a whole new light once the sun goes down, transforming into its true guise - a small bar. (08) 9486 4956 317 Murray Street, Wolf Lane Visit cheekysparrow.com.au 44


WOLF LANE Cocktails mixed in a distressedbrick mezzanine space with vintage armchairs and fairy-tale murals. Nestled down one of Perth’s most stylish West End laneways, Wolf Lane is the city’s best kept secret. (08) 9486 4956 321 Murray St, Wolf Lane Visit wolflane.com.au THE CONSERVATORY Sitting on top of Carnegie’s in Murray Street is The Conservatory, a cuttingedge venue with views to die for. A 14m retractable roof and rooftop lawn with barbecue area adds a new dimension to the city sundowner. 9481 1960 356 Murray Street, Perth Visit theconservatory.net.au UNIVERSAL BAR Without a doubt Northbridge’s most iconic bar. Has been the home of live entertainment in Perth for 20 years. It features some top bands, food specials, beers, cocktails and wines in an intimate setting. 9227 6771 221 William Street, Northbridge Visit universalbar.com.au FRANK’D HOTDOGS & BURGERS One of Perth’s most welcome additions to the local funky food scene. frank’d is born from a desire to provide great food choices while creating a festive and relaxed atmosphere. (08) 9227 0572 97 Francis St, Northbridge Visit frankd.com.au

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with the Sir Winston’s Cheeseboard that includes three varieties of cheese, lavosh, and a delicious relish. Saturday night is Gin and Jazz night and, with the gorgeous jazz songstress Allira Wilson and her band singing Bye Bye Blackbird, we say cheerio to the worries of the week and have a proper catch-up. Don’t forget to try one of the gin-based cocktails or house specialty cocktails. Verdict: A great place to drink cocktails and slide into the weekend with good booze and jazz. Saturday’s between 8-9 pm Gin and Tonicas are $15 Don’t Miss: The Archie Rose Distillers Gin and Tonica with pear, native pepper berry, Honey and Fevertree Indian tonic. Hours: Monday - Friday 11.30 am to midnight, Saturday - 5.00 pm to midnight. Price: Cocktails from $15

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bottles. For those who are lovers of wine like me, it has a drool-worthy glass-enclosed wine cellar you can peer into. With Italian-inspired wine greats like barbera, trebbiano and corvinas on the list from both Australia and Italy, and Italian-inspired bites, it’s an ideal date night spot or a quiet night out with the best friend who, on this visit, is my date too. Service is slick and helpful, so I order a classic negroni. Negronis have only three ingredients: gin, vermouth rosso, and Campari. They sound simple to make but can easily go bad. No such fear at Santini. This Negroni is perfectly balanced and one of the of the best

I’ve ever had – anywhere. Bar bites range from small plates of dishes like crostini and stuffed zucchini blossoms to larger plates, like wood-roasted pork jowl. Neapolitan-style pizzas are a specialty here and we order the San Marzano tomatoes and basil pizza which has the lightest crust and is crisp and delicious. A visit here will make you want to book a trip to the Italian coast to the sun and sea. Verdict: A great place to date night, drink cocktails or late-night supper. Don’t Miss: Pizza and negroni chasers for the win. Try the Manhattan too. Hours: Monday – Sunday 5.30-11 pm Price: Cocktails starting from $16 49


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Hillary’s Boat Harbour CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN The first CPK in Australia, the Hillarys venue offers more than just pizzas. Overlooking Hillarys Marina, it’s the perfect place to grab an after work snack, cocktail or celebrate with friends. 1300 590 591. Shop 223 Sorrento Quay Boardwalk, Hillarys Boat Harbour Visit cpkaustralia.com.au MILLS CHARTERS Mills Charters are Perth’s longest established family-run charter business in Perth. Specialising in deep sea day fishing, night fishing, whale watching, Abrolhos Islands Fishing Holidays and Private Charters. (08) 9246 5334 or visit millscharters. com.au AQWA Explore 12,000kms of our coastline in just one day. From the icy waters of the Southern Ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the far north. Visit aqwa.com.au 3 SHEETS With over 20 years experience, their head chef has assembled the perfect menu, with a focus on high quality, fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Experienced beermasters have carefully selected some of the finest brews available. Visit 3sheets.com

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9414 8584, Suburbs www.rotorvation.com.a Northern MINDARIE MARINA HOTEL & VILLAS Accommodation with stunning ocean views. Variety of restaurants, bars and cafes, Indian Ocean Brewing Company. Beautiful beaches and water activities, Live entertainment weekends, weddings and function facilities, day spa on site, free Wi-Fi Visit visitmindarie.com.au

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CHOCOLATE DROPS Chocolate Drops is a specialty chocolate shop and tearooms, located within the picturesque Yanchep National Park. A Cchocolate ‘haven’ which integrates with the historic and cultural surroundings. (08) 9561 6699, 1 Indian Ocean Dr, Yanchep. Visit chocolatedrops.com.au CLARION SUITES Stay at a beautiful beach side property of 12 luxury two and three bedroom

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all with ultimate ocean views. Visit mullaloobeachsuites.com.au WASP PAINTBALL & LASER TAG Enter the real-live gaming arena at WASP Paintball and Laser Tag. Conquer the village, brave the tunnel, explore the towers, fight the fort and unleash your inner warrior at Perth’s number one outdoor choice for paintball and laser tag. Visit wasppaintball.com.au

Cottesloe and Scarborough INDIANA COTTESLOE BEACH One of Perth’s premier coastal venues, is located directly on Cottesloe Beach and offers uninterrupted views from every window, with all tables commanding views of the Indian Ocean. (08) 9385 5005 or visit indiana.com.au COTTESLOE BEACH HOTEL The Cottesloe Beach Hotel stands for everything that Perth is about sunshine, beautiful beaches, fresh, local produce and a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy all of these things with your favourite people. The Cottesloe Beach Hotel has remained a WA landmark destination for over 100 years. Visit cottesloebeachhotel.com.au AMBERJACKS Amberjacks is an upmarket fish and chips shop located at the Corner of Marine Parade and John Street in Cottesloe. Enjoy the freshest seafood while experiencing clear views over Western Australia’s favourite beach, Cottesloe. (08) 9385 0977 Visit amberjacks.com.au QUEST SCARBOROUGH Quest Scarborough Apartment Hotel is the perfect accommodation option when travelling to Perth. Ideal for an overnight, medium or long-term stay, Quest Scarborough is one of the newest accommodation providers in Perth. 4 Brighton Road, Scarborough. Visit questscarborough.com.au

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Stay safe when driving in Western Australia

All drivers and passengers, including children, must wear a seat belt in Australia. There are large fines for not complying.

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Scarborough is transforming.

18 hole state of the art Mini Golf Double storey, 80 bay automated Driving Range overlooking Perth City 36 hole golf course Perth’s leading golf coaches and teaching facilities Fully stocked Golf Shop 300 Acres Restaurant, Bar and Kiosk The Golf Shop (08) 6280 1300 info@wembleygc.com.au www.wembleygolf.com.au

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Scarborough has now commenced the next stage of redevelopment, unlocking its potential as one of Australia’s best beach front destinations. Locals and visitors can continue to enjoy the beach, public amenities, dining options and bars during the redevelopment as Scarborough reaches its full potential. To see what events are happening, please check the City of Stirling website. www.stirling.wa.gov.au www.mra.wa.gov.au


OUT ABOUT NORTH OF PERTH

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DON’T MISS . . . Aim high Trees Adventure has opened its latest treetop and zipline adventure attraction in Yanchep National Park. This will be Western Australia’s second Trees Adventure attraction, the first one located in Lane Poole Park in Dwellingup. The new Perth attraction is a welcome addition to the Yanchep National Park, well known for its caves, native bush, koala colonies and cultural education programmes.

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Joondalup DARKLIGHT LASER TAG DarkLight Joondalup boasts one of the largest indoor laser tag arenas in the Southern Hemisphere. DarkLight has three storeys of heart-pumping arena with twisting, winding mazes set on a 520 square metre ground floor. U2, 92 Winton Road Joondalup, (08) 9300 3700 Visit darklight.com.au

ALOHA SURFHOUSE Whether you’re a seasoned shredder or just learning to surf, come along to Aloha Surfhouse and join in the fun. The venue offers a unique experience to ride an indoor wave that breaks 365 days a year. Learners have time to figure out what foot goes where, while more experienced riders have a permanent never-ending wall to refine their skills and style. A board and helmet are included. Unit 3, 7 Winton Rd, Joondalup. Visit alohasurfhouse.com.au 58


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Wanneroo THE MAZE - OUTBACK SPLASH Outback Splash is the perfect destination for a fun filled day. With six mazes and a water park the fun is never-ending. Surrounded by lush green lawns and large trees, the Giant Jumping Pillow, kids playground and picnic areas shouldn’t be missed. Visit outbacksplash.com.au

SPURS STEAK RANCH Looking for a fun, casual family meal out that’s great value? Then head to Eagle Falls Spur Steak & Grill Wanneroo. The kids will love the indoor playground and game consoles. (08) 9306 2861 Visit facebook.com/eaglefallsspur/

JUST JUMP! Just Jump is located in Wanneroo, Perth and is an Indoor Activity Centre that focuses on physical recreation. Their Parkour and Trampoline Centre is waiting for you! 1/637 Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo, (08) 9306 3567 Visit justjumpwa.com.au

WANNEROO BOTANIC GARDENS This is not your average minigolf! Thirty six holes of fun and frustration

for the whole family nestled among one of Perth’s premier garden settings. No matter what age or skill level, you will be sure to have lots of laughs and happy memories. (08) 9405 1475 Visit wanneroobotanicgardens.com.au

Jurien Bay SKYDIVE JURIEN BAY Tandem skydive at one of WA’s most beautiful beaches. Located just two hours north of Perth. Visit skydivejurienbay.com.au

The Pinnacles ADAM’S PINNACLE TOURS Regarded as one of WA’s leading tour operators, Adam’s Pinnacle Tours is celebrating over 30 years in the business of introducing visitors to the natural wonder that is The Pinnacles. (08) 6270 6060 Visit australianpinnacletours.com.au

THE PINNACLES DESERT The Pinnacle Desert is located 200km north of Perth and can be enjoyed as a day trip or by staying the night at nearby Cervantes. The amazing natural limestone structures in the Nambung National Park were formed 25,000 years ago. Visit pinnaclescountry.com.au

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bike and cycle the Munda Biddi Trail or Kalamunda Circuit, or cool off in Rocky Pool or at Kalamunda Water Park. There’s even a burgeoning community of winemakers who make the hills their home; at certain times of the year you’ll be able to try their wines at the cellar door. The Perth Hills - come for day, stay for a week, experience memories for a lifetime. For further information contact: Perth Hills Visitor Centre (08) 9257 9998 or email: zzcc@ kalamunda.wa.gov.au


Mundaring Weir

DISCOVER MUNDARING – Heart of the Perth Hills Mundaring, known as the Heart of the Perth Hills, is located just 34km east of Perth. In less than 40 minutes you can transport yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city to a place where you can totally immerse yourself in nature. The surrounding national parks and state forest provide a haven for

cyclists and bushwalkers alike, with a bounty of trails to explore, including the 1,000km Munda Biddi off road cycle trail, Kep Track and Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, which are recognised as being among the top trails in Western Australia.

MUNDARING WEIR HOTEL Mundaring Weir Hotel celebrates Sundays with a traditional lamb spit roast, wood fired pizzas and a seasonal counter meal menu. Live music is also a regular Sunday offering, with one of their three resident bands. (08) 9295 1106.

DARLINGTON ESTATE WINES Enjoy award-winning cuisine, just like the bush surroundings reflects a tantalising combination of truly Australian and European influences. Delicious wines complement each dish too. (08) 9299 6268. JACK & JILL KITCHEN/ COFFEE Real Food, Awesome Coffee 18B Haynes Street, Kalamunda. Open Wed-Sun 8am - 3pm (08) 9293 3023 or visit facebook. com/jackandjillkalamunda 61


OUT ABOUT EAST OF PERTH

Think beautiful, historic communities and local small businesses brimming with originality: the area to Perth’s east is a lovely place for a day trip or two. CAVERSHAM WILDLIFE PARK Meet and feed the inhabitants of one of the largest private collections of native animals in Australia. Six shows daily, with paved pathways providing easy access for wheelchairs and prams. Whiteman Park, Whiteman (08) 9248 1984 or visit cavershamwildlife.com.au BIBBULMUN TRACK FOUNDATION The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1,000kms from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills to Albany in the south west. (08) 9481 0551 ARMADALE REPTILE CENTRE Visit WA’s largest collection of reptiles. Other displays include wombats, dingos, kangaroos and birds. Crocodile feeding (weather permitting). Refreshments available. 308 South Western Highway (08) 9399 6927 or visit armadalereptilecentre.com.au 62

DON’T MISS . . . ARALUEN BOTANICAL PARK Come and discover Perth’s hidden garden in the Hills located just 35km south eastof the CBD. Wander the pathways lined with colourful exotic and native plants such as the internationally recognised camellias, and collection of roses planted in Western Australian bushland. Visit the Chalet Healy Café and enjoy a coffee under the wisteriacovered pergola. With a varied calendar of events, there is always something exciting happening at Araluen Botanic Park. Visit in February for Araluen’s Chilli Festival, Araluen’s Blues in the Hills in March and their biggest Festival of the year, It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen, in August and September. 362 Croyden Road, Roleystone (08) 9234 2200 or visitaraluenbotanicpark.com.au

LONE RANGES SHOOTING COMPLEX Real shooting with real guns at Lone Ranges Shooting Complex in Belmont, only 10 mins from Perth. Bring photo ID and enclosed footwear to enjoy


Australia’s largest range of firearms to hire. 107-109 Robinson Avenue, Belmont (08) 9277 9200 or visit lonerangeshooting.com.au JETPACK - CHAMPION LAKES The only operator with the Jetpack, Jetboard and bike, the venue operates seven days per week. Henley Drive, Champion Lakes or visit jetpackadventures.com.au CAFE 2 TWENTY FOUR Visit this funky cafe in Belmont. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch. 224 Belmont Ave, Belmont (08) 6153 1832 or visitfacebook.com/ cafe2twentyfour WASP PAINTBALL Paintball venue that caters for any occasion including the hugely popular birthday packages, bucks and hens parties, corporate groups and teambuilding days, social club wind-ups and much more. Lot 128 Punrak Road Serpentine (08) 9561 8653 or visit wasppaintball.

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AVOCADOS Hotel, cafe and a function centre in the foothills of Kelmscott. The place to enjoy breakfast, brunch, buffets, burgers and vegetarian and options. 2 Mount Street, Kelmscott (08) 9496 3838 or visit avocadosaccommodation.com.au KART WORLD Indoor Go Karting is a fun day out for kids of all ages. Great for birthdays, corporate events, bucks nights or social get-togethers. They cater for all ages. 8 Cowcher Place, Belmont, WA 6104 (08) 9479 1200 or visit kartworldbelmont.com.au

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PLAN AHEAD ... Legends light up the Valley Live in the Vines is coming to the Swan Valley in December. Get ready for a stellar line up of Australia’s best - headlined by none other than the mighty John Farnham, crowd favourites Jon Stevens and Vanessa Amorosi, plus a very special performance of RocKwiz Live, and a reunion performance by Southern Sons.

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Promoter John Zaccaria says: “This inaugural concert with John Farnham will be amazing, especially given the fact that RocKwiz is playing as part of it, and Southern Sons are back after 22 years. It’s also great to be back at Sandalford which is hands down one of the best outdoor concert venues in the country.” Live in the Vines, Sandalford Estate, December 8. Visit ticketmaster.com.au 64

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Sandalford Wines Founded in 1840, Sandalford is one of Western Australia’s oldest and largest privately owned wineries. Located at the original property on the banks of the Swan River, Sandalford Estate is just 25 minutes drive from the city. The Swan Valley boasts some of the oldest wineries in WA, superb restaurants, galleries and fine accommodation. If you’re lucky, you might catch one of the live concerts occasionally held at the estate. (08) 9374 937 or visit sandalford.com

Rose & Crown Hotel The Rose & Crown is a complete venue. The indoor and outdoor restaurants offer a delicious menu. For a more casual experience the venue also has one of the best beer gardens, as well as the stylish POSH Convict Bar. (08) 9347 8100 105 Swan Street, Guildford Visit rosecrown.com.au

Whistlers Chocolate Co. Whistler’s Chocolate Co is the oldest, family-owned confectionery company in the Swan Valley. Comprising a chocolate showroom, cocoa lounge, café and a large outdoor area, Whistler’s has something for everyone. 506 Great Northern Highway, (08) 9274 7777 Visit whistlers.com.au

Taste Bud Tours Small groups (max 16) explore the awarded Food & Wine Trail of Perth’s Valley of Taste – Swan Valley – visiting 10 delicious locations enjoying 25+ different tasting experiences twice daily Wed to Sun. Itineraries and free pickups. 0412 244 201 or visit tastebudtours. com.au

Swan Valley Wagon Tours Unique in Australia and exclusive to Perth, the multi-award-winning Swan Valley Wagon Tours of the are a must do for locals and visitors alike. Sit back relax and enjoy the opportunity to explore this breathtakingly beautiful region. 0412 917 496 or visit swanvalleywa.com 65


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hangout throughout 10 Nights in Port, with a series of hearty communal dining experiences, delicious drinks and music. Fremantle Festival: 10 Nights in Port will take place across Fremantle from Friday 12- Sunday 21 July 2019. For more information visit 10nightsinport.com.au Can snow fall in Fremantle? It does at Winterworld, the festival that confounds belief and the local climate. Winterworld transforms Fremantle into a wonderland of snow, fun and adventure. It even has Australia’s largest outdoor ice rink. For more information, visit visitfremantle.com.au/events

accessories made from vintage, retro and unique fabrics, art and accessories made from mosaic tiles, original canvas prints and dynamic watercolour masterpieces, timber homeware, luxury candles and 100% handmade leather clutches and bags. There will also be fine silver jewellery and jewellery made from gemstones and precious metal wires, artisan soaps, home and beauty products, delicious sweet treats, metal wall art and home-made honey. Made on the Left Winter Markets, The Esplanade Hotel, July 13 and 14, 10am toi 4pm. Vusut madeontheleft.org.au

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SUPPORT THE ARTISANS The Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle welcomes Perth’s oldest handmade artisan markets this July for their annual Winter Market. Made on the Left features local handmade treats and treasures showcasing the best independently made art, design, fashion, food and homewares available from Western Australians. The markets will offer everything from handmade clothing and 74

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TOP THINGS TO DO IN FREO You’ll never have to worry about running out of things to do in Fremantle. But for those who want a quick snapshot, here is the quintessential list of top attractions. Don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in a single day, this is the kind of place worth taking a little extra time to fall in love with.

1. FREMANTLE FISHING BOAT HARBOUR As Perth’s premier destination for tourists and locals, the laid-back atmosphere of Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is perfect for your next day out or holiday escape. Uniquely positioned between the ocean and the sea, the working harbour is surrounded by world-class restaurants featuring some of WA’s freshest seafood as well as bars, entertainment and accommodation.

2. FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE Housed in a gothic heritage building in Fremantle’s east end, Fremantle Arts Centre showcases free exhibitions, and free and ticketed concerts and events from international, national and local artists. It’s also home to Canvas Café, beautiful grounds, and the FOUND Shop, which sells the largest range of WA-designed wares.

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enjoy the distinctive atmosphere of over a 100-years of vibrant culture and heritage. Now boasting over 150 stalls, the Fremantle Markets is a must-see for locals and tourists alike. Aside from being a great place to shop, it’s also one of the best places to purchase authentic street food.

4. FREMANTLE PRISON Built in 1857 and decommissioned in 1991, UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site, Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s most fascinating and significant cultural attractions. With a choice of intriguing day tours, spine-chilling torchlight tours

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and ‘extreme heritage’ tunnel tour adventures, there is something for everyone – you can even search for your convict ancestors on the fully interactive Convict Database.

5. LITTLE CREATURES BREWERY Little Creatures Brewery is something of a brewing institution at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. This is a fully operational brewery so don’t be surprised to see giant tanks and brewers working, as well as the unmistakable aroma of beers mashing in. It’s also the perfect place to grab a pint while the kids play in the undercover sandpit.

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6. ROTTNEST ISLAND Fremantle is the gateway to Rottnest Island, Western Australia’s very own island getaway, featuring a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of the world’s finest beaches and bays. It’s a special place for Western Australians and a popular destination for interstate and international visitors, it’s a 25 minute ferry ride from B Shed on Victoria Quay.

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9. WA SHIPWRECKS MUSEUM

The Round House is the oldest public building in WA. The twelve-sided building was built in 1831 and was used until 1886 to house locals who were on the wrong side of the law. Today, visitors can take a tour and imagine the hardships faced by convicts, prisoners and gaolers alike.

The WA Shipwrecks Museum is the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere and the most visited museum in Western Australia. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along Western Australia’s treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629). 10. Esplanade Youth Plaza & Reserve In the centre of Fremantle is the Esplanade Reserve - a large parkland area identified by tall Norfolk Pines. Inside its grounds you’ll find the Esplanade Youth Plaza, Carriage Café, Tourist Wheel Fremantle and a large playground area, complete with a climbing frame for children to play on. It’s an urban oasis.

8. WA MARITIME MUSEUM Perched on the Indian Ocean’s shore, the WA Maritime Museum houses several unique galleries that explore WA’s relationship with the sea. Take a tour of the submarine HMAS Ovens and come and see the legendary America’s Cup winning yacht Australia II and many other iconic vessels from WA’s extensive maritime history. You’ll also see WA’s own tall ship the STS Leeuwin berthed alongside. 78


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ottnest Island is Western Australia’s very own island getaway, featuring a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of the world’s finest beaches and bays. Best of all, it’s located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle. It’s a special place for Western Australians and a popular destination for interstate and international visitors. Mediterranean-style climate and Indigenous flora and fauna of this Island provide the backdrop to a special holiday experience. Take a day trip to Rottnest (or Rotto as the locals call it), or book a stay for a few days or more. It’ll be a memorable part of any visit to Perth.

DON’T MISS . . . See food and eat it ...by Bev Ligman Do yourself a summer favour. Grab your bestie, boyfriend or partner and get yourself over to Rotto for Rottnest Cruises’ Wild Seafood Experience. The day starts as any day to Rotto should, jumping aboard a SeaLink ferry to get to the island. Then of course there’s the obligatory ‘snack’ pie from the Rotto Bakery to line your stomach and by 11am you’re all set to go on the seafood cruise of a lifetime. The Wild Seafood experience is fully interactive – they’ve put the cray pots out, but you have to haul them back in and catch your own lunch. It’s hard work – but let’s face it you’ve already had a couple of Champagnes by this time so you’re basically up for anything! Once lunch is caught (and everyone gets a go at pulling up a cray pot) it’s time for a swim off the back of the boat. Delightful. My bestie and I went on a blisteringly hot 40-degree day so we couldn’t wait to throw ourselves into the deep blue sea and cool down. Then just when you think things couldn’t get any better, you’re served fresh oysters and a Champagne as you dry off from your dip. Yep this, my friends, is living. 80

The Rottnest Cruise staff are brilliant, they knew my bestie and I both got seasick so they made sure to tell us where not to sit on the boat when it was rocky and they also filled up our glass whenever they were empty. Definitely our kind of people. For lunch a long table is set up on the boat and you tuck into fresh crab, prawns, pickled octopus, seafood tacos and a whole bunch of amazing salads. You definitely won’t leave this cruise hungry. Then the crays are cooked on the BBQ right in front of you. Honestly, if they were any fresher, .you’d slap their face. Whether you’re a tourist, a local who hasn’t been to Rotto for a while or you’re showing someone WA’s best bits, the Wild Seafood Experience is the perfect activity. The cruise itself is only three hours long so you’re not on a boat the whole day and, as, there’s only about 15 people on board, it never feels cramped or crowded. And because you don’t go out that far or stay out that long, it really is suitable for all ages, so why not make it a family day out? The Wild Seafood Experience is $175 for adults and $125 for children. To book visit rottnestcruises.com/


See the sealife From January 2019, experience Rottnest’s pristine, crystal waters from above and below on a glass bottom sea kayaking tour. Your tour will start with a short bus ride to the calmest bay on the island arriving asthe guides unload the kayaks, fit everyone for a life jacket and set off on an adventure. Paddle into secluded bays, inaccessible to those on the land and too shallow for those on a boat. Even if you have been going to Rottnest for years, you have probably never seen it like this. The clear floored kayaks also offer guests a window into the world below. See colourful marine life, coral, and fascinating reef formations while staying (relatively) high and dry. The glass bottom sea kayaking tours are for those looking for an active, yet relaxed experience of the island. Yes, you will need your sense of adventure, but you do not need to be an elite athlete. If you have decent upper body strength and are capable of sitting in a small craft for two hours, then you can do this.Book your tour at rottnestkayak.com.au or at the Rottnest Island Visitors Centre.

Realign your karma Karma Rottnest is redefining the spa ritual with the opening of its new destination spa featuring the global debut of Karma’s Apothecary Massage Bar. The first flagship Karma Spa to open in Australia, Karma Rottnest promises to provide guests with a sumptuous sense of place as it reflects the laidback charm of Rottnest Island. Once inside the colonial-era island cottage, guests will discover a selection of restorative rituals deeply attuned to the senses. The extensive spa menu is rich with signature treatments such as Karma Surrender or the bespoke Be in the Moment massage designed specifically for each individual’s needs. Treatment highlights include the Apothecary Massage Bar where Karma Spa’s team of body workers curate personalised experiences using a selection of essential oils tailored around the five spa themes of Relax, De-stress, Activate, Meditate and Mood Booster. Bliss. To book, visit karmagroup.com

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Rottnest Island is 11km in length and 4.5km at its widest point

the development of the state of Western Australia. The history of Rottnest Island has created a rich and significant cultural heritage. First records of human occupation of Rottnest Island date back more than 6,500 years ago when the island was still attached to the mainland, and Aboriginal people inhabited the area. Since its initial European exploration from the 17th Century and its settlement in 1829, Rottnest Island has been through a number of stages of development and has been used for a variety of purposes.

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Some folks go south for the wines. We go for the books.

While you’re pouring yourself another well-weighted shiraz, we’ll be poring over the books of tourism businesses to see if they offer the highest standards of service and professionalism. We check licences, practices, insurances and systems, and if they meet the standard, they earn the tick. So whether you’re choosing accommodation, tours or activities, look for the tick and you’ll know that we’ve checked them out before you check in!

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ON THE RECORD...

PAULINI Paulini is one of Australia’s most uniquely talented performers. The Fijian-born singer-songwriter first enthralled the nation on the inaugural series of Australian Idol. Audiences instantly fell in love with Paulini’s impressive five-octave range and since then she has forged a hugely successful career. In 2017 she played the lead role of Rachel Marron in the The Bodyguard throughout Australia for a year. Paulini is set to start in Hair at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth. 1. The first album I ever bought was Mariah Carey’s debut album. I remember hearing her voice and being completely blown away - especially with ‘Vision of Love’. Whitney Houston had already paved the way as one of the most incredible female vocalists I’d ever heard, and I remember feeling the same goosebumps when I played Mariah’s album for the first time, I was so inspired! 2. When I was 10, I discovered my voice when I joined a children’s choir at church. I remember stepping out on stage for the first time when entering at talent quest at our local church and feeling absolutely free. It was then that I had an understanding of the gift that was given to me and being able to share such powerful songs for my family and friends in the audience was just incredible. 86


3. At the age of 16, I entered a proper singing competition called Starstruck and, to my surprise, I won. That’s where Guy Sebastian and I actually first met. I knew at that moment what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. There’s was no doubt in my mind, I would follow any opportunity to enter contests and to sing any chance I could! Fate eventually brought me to the Australian Idol stage and the rest is history…

7. My favourite song is Faith Evans’ ‘Again’ - I just love this song and will still play it any chance I can. The tone of her voice is like no other and lyrically it still elevates me every time.

4. In my house growing up as the youngest of all six of my brothers and sisters, our home was always filled with music. I can never remember a time where gospel or soul music wasn’t playing in the house. Singing was in all of our blood, and a way to always bring us together. It was, and still is a huge part of all us.

9. If I was on a desert island, my three albums would be Michael Jackson’s Thriller, an 80s compilation with Toto’s Africa, The Eagles’ Hotel California and Prince’s When Doves Cry. And a Whitney Houston Greatest Hits - is bringing a Greatest Hits cheating? I’m so predictable!

5. My favourite album of all time is still Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard soundtrack. I know it sounds cliché having had the incredible opportunity to play my dream role in the musical last year - but seriously, those six songs changed me. The texture and flawlessness of her voice in those epic ballads are iconic and will forever stand the test of time.

8. Anything from R&B 90s era is my absolute go-to when I get a night out with my girls. When I’m at home chilling, Sade, Sade, Sade. And when I’m feeling in a musical theatre vibe - I pop on The Dreamgirls soundtrack.

HAIR, His Majesty’s Theatre, from August 22 to September 1. Visit hairthemusical.com.au

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OUT ABOUT SOUTH OF PERTH

ADVENTURE WORLD Adventure World is Perth’s only Theme Park/Water Park where visitors can spend an awesome day with family and friends. Open seasonally. (08) 9417 9666. 351 Progress Drive, Bibra Lake. Visit adventureworld.com. au COCKBURN ICE ARENA Whether it’s coming down to the rink for a public session, taking up ice hockey, enrolling in a learn-to-skate class, booking a birthday party, or bringing your school down for an excursion, their rink has something for everybody. 401 Progress Drive, Bibra Lake, visit cockburnicearena.com.au

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The all new Penguin Island Wildlife Cruise departs daily at 10.15am and 12.15pm.

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JETPACK PERTH JetPack Perth is the WA’s first coastal Jetpack experience. Based in Rockingham Beach our professional instructors offer jetpack training for you to get to grips with this ultimate water Jjtpack. 0452 500 550 Bell Park, Rockingham or Visit jetpack-perth.com.au PERTH WAKE PARK Perth Wake Park is the only cable wakeboard park in Western Australia. Located 30 minutes south of Perth city at the Mundijong Road, Kwinana Freeway exit, near Rockingham. (08) 9524 2884. Lot 482 St Albans Rd, Baldivis or visitperthwakepark.com.au

Have Fun With Wildlife Kayaking Shoalwater Islands Tours. Morning bus pick up in the city then kayak with our friendly guides to Seal Island! See dolphins and sea lions then explore Point Peron and enjoy a healthy picnic lunch. Book online using the code “WHATSON10” www.rivergods.com.au Bookings 08 9259 0749

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DON’T MISS . . . When east and west collide India’s rich Indian culture will be celebrated in Mandurah in a new festival thanks to a partnership between the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, India’s Teamwork Arts, and Writing WA. The program will feature literature, film, theatre and dance, and will include a writers festival inspired by the Jaipur Literature Festival – the world’s largest literary festival. Western Australia will host a significant cultural festival this November, thanks to a partnership between the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, India’s Teamwork Arts and Writing WA. Confluence: A Festival of India in Australia binds the two countries in a rich and collaborative tapestry of the arts. Although Confluence has been held in other Australian cities since it was first established in 2016, this will

EDENVALE HOMESTEAD Visit Edenvale Homestead (1888) and have a Devonshire tea at the Edenvale Homestead Tearooms. Visit the machinery museum, historical society, art gallery, patchwork and the arts and craft shop. Open daily 10am to 3pm. (08) 9531 7633 90

be its first time in Mandurah, and will have an expanded programme to include literature, film, theatre and dance. As part of Confluence 2019, which runs from 1 to 10 November across multiple locations, Mandurah will host Words on Water on 6 and 7 November which will feature Yoga and Bollywood dance workshops, film screenings and a writers’ dialogue inspired by the Jaipur Literature Festival – the world’s largest literary festival which attracts nearly half a million book-lovers to the Indian city of Jaipur each year. Confluence is presented by pioneering Indian entertainment company Teamwork Arts, who also produce Jaipur Literature Festival. Words on Water in Mandurah will feature local authors in conversation alongside writers and artists who have participated in the Jaipur Literature Festival. Further details will be available in coming months.


FOREST HERITAGE CENTRE Explore and experience local culture and heritage at the Forest Heritage Centre. There is fun for all the family, including a treetop walk, interpretive centre, creative courses, trails, art gallery, bush tucker café and affordable accommodation. Follow the emu trail from town. 1 Acacia Road, Dwellingup (08) 9538 1395 or visit forestheritagecentre. com.au MEADOW SPRINGS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Provides ‘golf as nature intended’. A spectacular and impeccably maintained championship layout winding through tranquil native Australian bushland. Outstanding practice facilities and full food and beverage facilities, catering for golfers and functions. 23 Meadow Springs Drive, Mandurah (08) 9581 6002 or visit msgcc.com.au IBIS FARM STAY Enjoy a country escape in a 100-year old jarrah character cottage. Just a short drive from Perth, the three-bedroom cottage is recently renovated and fully selfcontained. Feed the farm animals, ride a tractor, explore the region or just sit back and relax in the peaceful setting. 348 Mills Road, West Pinjarra Call 0417 952 269 or visit ibispark.com.au EMMA BLYTH GALLERY Emma’s paintings express a passion for vibrant colours and her unique ability in translating Australian culture to canvas. Her paintings portray scenes from Australia’s rugged outback to the beautiful beaches and forests of WA’s south west. 9 Smart Street, Mandurah Visit emmablyth.com.au TOURIST FUN TRAIN COMPANY Hop on board the Mandurah Tourist Train for an hour’s tour around the beautiful foreshores and Ocean Marina. Or hop on/ hop off all day. There’s also a kid’s train running up and down the foreshore seven days a week. 6a Leighton Rd East, Halls Head Visit touristfuntrain.com 91


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SHADOW BOXING Dubbed the quiet achievers in Australian music, Mansionair’s debut album unusually comes on the back of an already successful career. By ARA JANSEN.

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ew bands can brag that in five years they’ve released seven hit singles without having released an album. Meet Mansionair, the Sydney trio of Jack Froggatt, Lachlan Bostock, and Alex Nicholls whose dreamy electronica has lifted them above the fray. Since forming in 2014 they’ve chalked up more than 130 million streams, with nearly 30 million alone for their song Astronaut. In April the band played a coveted spot at Coachella, one of six Australian names, including WA’s Tame Impala, Rufus Du Sol and Anna Lunoe. The band played American dates around their appearance and have returned to Australia to continue touring. Now, their debut album Shadowboxer will continue the musical conversation with wide-ranging soundscapes contemplating themes which range from mental health to sickness, relationship breakdowns and coming-of-age struggles. Proud of having made a complete album after a successful stream of singles, singer and songwriter Jack Froggatt says it’s a long process to live life, create songs from those adventures and lessons and then record them. Sometimes it feels like a very long date – and not always with the results you want. Three years in the making, Shadowboxer was written and selfproduced in living rooms, studios, a garage in inner-city Sydney and finally

a cabin in the Californian mountains – in between travelling and touring. It’s the culmination of a journey that started with a viral hit single called Hold Me Down and led to high profile collaborations, a Grammynomination, ARIA and Billboard charting singles and several major support tours (CHVRCHES, Florence & The Machine, London Grammar and Bob Moses). Importantly to Froggatt, it’s an album which reflects everything the band were going through personally and creatively. “Some of these songs have taken a long time to come to fruition,” he says. “Touring also allowed us to road test them. That’s probably one of the reasons it took so long but also what helped the songs in a remarkable way. “We wanted to give people who have been listening from the start something to really chew on. Initially we thought we were done at 10 tracks and then at the end of last year we decided to write more and ended up with 16.” Froggatt calls it a big conversation which is both strong and vulnerable, full of shadows and light. “As a songwriter I’ve always liked the idea that writing music and lyrics helps me and the listeners make sense of the world. The album has some darker shades but also shows there’s always a glimmer of hope.” Shadowboxer is out now through Liberation Records.

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Golf

Let’s tee it up beside the kangaroos WEMBLEY GOLF COURSE Swing Driving Range Mon-Fri (excluding Tue): 6:30am 9:00pm 200 The Boulevard, Wembley Downs (08) 6280 1300 Visit wembleygolf.com.au

JOONDALUP RESORT 27-hole championship golf course Open to public 7 days. Country Club Boulevard, Connolly (08) 9400 8811 Visit joondalupresort.com.au

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THE LINKS KENNEDY BAY 9 Holes: Mid week - $30 Weekend - $35 18 Holes: Mid Week - $50 Weekend - $60 Cart/golf club hire available Port Kennedy Drive, Port Kennedy (08) 9524 5991 or kennedybay.com.au MEADOW SPRINGS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Green Fees: Mon - Fri $64 Sat - Sun $74 Cart/golf club hire available Meadow Springs Drive, Mandurah (08) 9581 6002, msgcc.com.au THE VINES RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB Green Fees: 18 holes with included shared use of motorised buggy: Mon-Fri: $89 or $99, Sat - Sun: $99 or $109 Verdelho Drive, The Vines. (08) 9297 3000,.thevines.com.au 97


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erth is in the middle of an accommodation bonanza for all budgets. Never before have so many rooms been available for so many price brackets. Thanks to the recent creation of so many new venues - the six-star Crown Towers and much-lauded The Treasury being the most notable - the boom isn’t over yet. With 2019 now in full swing, an additional 720 rooms will become available. Some 24 new hotels will open in and around Perth over the next three years, adding almost 4,000 rooms to the local market at a cost of more than $3 billion. Existing hotels like the Fraser Suites and the new DoubleTree by Hilton Perth in Northbridge right in the heart of Perth’s party zone continue to offer visitors top quality accommodation and dining options. If you’re heading out of the city to the Margaret River region (a three and a half hour drive) or the newly christened Bunbury Geographe region, just two hours from the CBD, there’s a wide choice again. You can stay close to vineyards and dine like superstars on local produce (Cape Lodge) or on the beach (Abbey Beach Resort), rent a beautiful private home

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via Private Properties, or stay on the farm in charming Balingup Heights.

Ring the changes The Westin Perth has established itself as a very welcome addition to the hotel scene in Perth, leading the charge in a newly invigorated eastern


part of the city. It’s a luxurious place to call home during your stay in the city. With the world famous ‘Heavenly Beds’ in every room, you’ll enjoy a great night’s sleep after exploring some of the most vibrant bars and cafes, literally on your doorstep. We recommend Hadiqa for a taste of Morocco - it’s just across the street from the Westin’s terrace. An added bonus is that there’s a Bodhi J eco-luxe spa in the hotel too; paradise, just a few floors up.

New Kids on the Block Quay Perth, which opened in June, has given the old New Esplanade Hotel building a completely fresh lease of life. The original building has been stripped back to its bare bones, QT Perth

allowing the designers to create a space that is modern, stylish, and distinctly Australian. The 80 guest rooms are highlighted by the continuation of the natural timber features, large windows and earthy tones that exude a modern, home-like feel to the interiors. Sleek, well-appointed bathrooms are finished in slate grey tiles with rain showers; bedrooms feature plush beds and linens, coffee and tea service, in-room safes, Smart TV, bar fridge and complimentary Wi-Fi. Upper Quay-facing rooms feature bay windows with relaxing window seats from which to enjoy the waterfront’s spectacular views. There’s a brand new roof bar - HQ Bar & Kitchen - and a lobby sidewalk eatery, Community at Quay. Look out for artist Chris Nixon’s abstract entry piece - the letters QuUAY from the outline for the patterns he’s created. Another relative newbie, QT Perth, offers a chic new industrial approach to luxe in the heart of the city. And its rooftop bar is the hippest place in town for a cocktail as the sun goes down. The rooms are luxurious and quirky - a real change up from the usual place to rest your head.

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Join us for free tastings The Margaret River Dairy Company uses the best of the region and produces artisan award winning cheeses and delicious yoghurts for you to try and buy.

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THRIFTY CAR & TRUCK RENTAL Present this voucher to receive FREE hire of a Sat Nav GPS system when you hire a NIFTY CAR (only) from one of our selected suburban Thrifty locations. Subject to availability. Not valid with any other offer & valid until 31/09/2019 www.thriftywa.com.au Ph 13 61 39

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OUTBACK JACKS 20% off the total bill, up to $25 value. ONLY NORTHBRIDGE STORE. 1 voucher per table, excludes Public Holidays. Not valid with any other offer. www.outbackjacks.com.au/northbridge, 9227 7346 124 James Street Northbridge.

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VISITOR INFORMATION ELECTRICITY The electrical current in Australia is 240/250 volts AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from many Asian and European countries. If your appliances are 100 C, check if there is a 110/240V switch; if not, you will require an adaptor which can be bought at many shops in WA.

SEASONAL FRUITS Produce that is in season locally is cheaper, tastes better and has more nutrients. Produce that has been transported over long distances overseas or cross-country cannot compete with locally grown produce for freshness, taste and nutritional value. Some locally produced fruits are:

TIME ZONES WA is on Western Standard Time (WST) which is eight hours ahead of GMT. Perth is one-and-a-half hours behind South Australia and the Northern Territory and two or three hours behind all other Australian states, depending on daylight saving between October and March.

Spring Berries, currants, figs, guava, grapes, kiwifruit, kumquats, mulberries, nectarines, onges, passionfruit, strawberries.

CLIMATE Perth has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot dry summers. Perth is the sunniest capital in Australia with an average of eight hours sunshine a day. The skies above Perth are often bright blue without a cloud in the sky. Combine the warm weather and beautiful beaches and it’s easy to see why so many people enjoy the outdoor lifestyle of Western Australia. In summer many people can be found at one of the many beautiful white sandy beaches along the coastline, cooling down in the clean blue Indian Ocean. Spring (September - November) Summer (December - February) Autumn (March - May) Winter (June - August). 102

Summer Apples, apricots, avocados, cherries, grapes, mangoes, melons, peaches, plums, strawberries. Autumn Apples, custard apples, figs, grapes, guava, kiwifruit, mandarins, melons, pears, olives, passionfruit, quinces. Winter Apples, avocados, grapefruits, kiwifruit, limes, mandarins, honeydew melons, oranges, pears. POSTAGE The suburban post office is open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You can also purchase stamps from many news agencies. The standard letter costs $1 anywhere in Australia. For further information visit auspost.com.au or phone 13 76 78 CURRENCY Notes are $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations; coins are 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1 and $2. Banks are open Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 4pm and until 5pm on


Friday. All banks are closed on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Automatic Tellers operate 24hrs a day. EFTPOS facilities are available at most large stores, supermarkets, chemists and service stations. You can cash travellers cheques at banks, hotels and some motels. Always have identification when doing so. Exchange Rates vary from day to day. Banks and hotels will tell you what current rates are. CREDIT CARDS Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diner’s Club are widely accepted. AIRPORTS Getting to and from the airport - The CONNECT shuttle operates to and from Perth Airport Domestic Terminal 3 (T3). If you arrive at the International Terminal 1 (T1) or Domestic Terminal 2 (T2) take the free terminal transfer bus which operates seven days a week to T3. Then simply follow the signs to the Perth city shuttle stop. There are several convenient picks up and drop off points in the city:

EXCESS BAGGAGE Do you have excess baggage problems? That extra suit case? Too much shopping? Sports equipment? Don’t get caught overweight at the airport. Call Exportair - whatever your needs, Exportair picks up from your hotel and delivers to over 5,000 cities in over 200 countries worldwide. Door to Door / Door to Airport. Call (08) 9477 1080 TAXIS are readily available 24 hrs a day. An average fare from the Domestic Airport to Perth CBD is around $30 and from the international, $40. In the city, catch taxis from stands, flag them down from the kerb side or phone 13 13 30, 13 10 08 or 9333 3333. HIRE VEHICLES are available at the airport. Uber is also available in Perth - just download the app to your phone and order a ride. AIRPORT PARKING Drop-off and pick-up service available, contact Perth Ace Rent-A-Car for more information.

• East Perth train station; • WA Museum - Beaufort Street; • Opposite the YHA Backpackers Hostel - Wellington Street; • The Kings Perth Hotel - Corner of Pier Street and Hay Street; and • The Ambassador Hotel Adelaide Terrace. For up-to-date timetable and price information visit their website perthairportconnect.com.au 103


Rail & Ferries

TRANSPERTH TRAINS run from the City to Armadale, Clarkson, Fremantle, Midland and Mandurah. You can take the same train from one end of the rail network to the other. All suburban trains stop at the city station on Wellington Street. Call Transperth on 13 62 13. INTRASTATE RAIL - The Australind to Bunbury leaves from the city station. The Prospector to Kalgoorlie and the Avonlink to Northam leave from the East Perth Terminal. Ring Transwa 104

1300 662 205 for more information. INTERSTATE RAIL - The Indian Pacific leaves East Perth Terminal at 11.55am and is currently scheduled to depart each Wednesday until mid August when Wednesday & Sunday departures will return until mid December. We suggest you call Great Southern Railway Ltd on 13 21 47 for confirmation.


Walpole Wilderness

Take the time to experience the three natural and beautiful sites in the Walpole Wilderness

Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout

Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

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