Despite our best efforts to ignore the inevitable arrival of cold rainy days, winter has well and truly arrived in Perth and it’s time to think of ways to keep us warm while having fun!
Lucky for you, we’ve already done all the hard work by putting together a list of our top favourite things to do in Perth this cold season. But whatever you decide to do, remember to keep warm and drink wine!
1 – Have a hot bath in a secret location
Unwind and watch the world go by, in your own private outdoor bath! Set to take place across three secret locations around the Fremantle area, the SOAK bath is a unique outdoor experience bringing the steamy comforts of a hot bath in the cold depths of winter out into the open. For only $35 per session, you will be able to experience a pampering treatment like no others, with complimentary refreshments, assorted lotions and treats provided. Visit the 10 Night in Port Festival website for more info.
2 – Take your tinder date on a romantic night out
Are you ready for an unforgettable date night? Think $10 espresso martini, romantic movie songs and fresh snow! Head to Elizabeth Quay on any Tuesdays between 28 June and 21 July to experience Australia’s biggest outdoor Ice Skating Ring being transformed into the most romantic venue in Perth. Read more
3 – Movie and chill at Perth’s Girls School Cinema
Pizza, mulled wine, bean bags and fire pits? Girls School Cinema in East Perth has everything ready for you so you can have the best movie night in Perth! This winter pop-up cinema from the team behind the popular FRINGE WORLD Festival and Rooftop Movies is screening blockbuster and crowd-pleasing films until 12 October 2019. And bonus, the mulled wine is made with our very own MadFish Shiraz! Trust us, you don’t want to miss out.
4 – Join a cheese making course
Let’s be honest. Winter is the perfect time to indulge in wine and cheese! So why not join a cheese making course and impress your friends and family at your next Christmas in July party?! The Cheese Maker is a Perth-based business which organises a variety of cheese making courses throughout the year. Each course is designed to give you all the necessary skills and knowledge to make everyone’s favourites from the comfort of your own home. Wine and cheese pairing suggestions: Vintage cheddar or triple cream brie with truffles served with MadFish Cabernet Sauvignon or Gold Turtle Cabernet SauvignonSmoked. Gouda or Manchego served with MadFish Shiraz or Gold Turtle Shiraz. Gruyère or Camembert served with MadFish Pinot Noir
5 – Warm up at Campfire Karaoke
As part of the 10 Nights In Port winter festival, the iconic Moore and Moore café will transform into S’More and S’More and will bring 3 fun-filled nights of singing, roasted marshmallows, fire pits and wines in the heart of Fremantle this July. Find out more here
6 – Hire a Sauna
Ever dreamed of experiencing a Finnish Winter? Well you no longer need to fly all the way to Europe to experience it! A portable Sauna can now be hired for your special occasion and installed right in your backyard, or even better, at your chosen camp site location! Tiny Banya can be hired for a day, overnight or for the weekend (distance restrictions apply). The team at Tiny Banya will do all the set up for you so you don’t have to worry about anything – just enjoy the experience! Read more
7 – Book a Vegan Food Tour
Perth’s first and only Vegan food tour! A specially curated tour designed to showcase and celebrate the best plant based offerings in town! Open to Vegan and non-vegan foodies, this is your chance to discover 4-5 food venues across Perth and Northbridge, with detours in between to see amazing street arts, share quirky stories of the city and engage in vegan discussions.
8 – Experience a night of Blues and Jazz at Duke of George
Located in the semi-basement of the heritage listed “Brush Factory” building, this new Southern-Style inspired Jazz and Blues Bar is the latest addition to East Fremantle live music scene. The Duke offers an impressive selection of Blues & Roots, Swing & Jazz, Folk, Soul and more, with a mix of house band sessions and ticketed shows. All House Sessions are door entry. Ticketed shows are pre-booked online. With a large selection of local and international wines, and a menu inspired by the traditional flavours of Southern Louisiana, you’re sure to be transported to New-Orleans for a unique night of soul-pleasing live music.