Where to go and things to do in Perth this summer

BEST BEER GARDENS

The Lucky Shag
Great for: A few beers on the river.
Details: Barrack Street Jetty. luckyshagbar.com.au
Brisbane Hotel 
Great for: Pub food for cool kids. Try the confit duck or Tasmanian salmon.
Details: 292 Beaufort St, Highgate. (08) 9227 2300; thebrisbanehotel.com.au
Rosie O’Grady’s Northbridge 
Great for: Live music.
Details: 205 James St Northbridge. (08) 93281488; northbridge.rosieogradys.com.au 
BEST ROOFTOP BARS
Etro Bar
Great for: Post-business meetings.
Details: Level 1, 49 King St. (08) 9481 1148;
Garden Bar
Great for: Pimms & Pulp Fiction.
Details: 742 Newcastle St, Leederville. (08) 9286 0150; thegarden.net.au
BEST AL FRESCO DINING
Greenhouse
Great for: Environmentally friendly food sourced from the onsite garden.
Details: 100 St Georges Terrace. (08) 9481 8333; greenhouseperth.com
Sorrento Restaurant
Great for: Families. Tuscan-style Italian meals.
Details: 158 James St, Northbridge. (08) 9328 7461; sorrentorestaurant.com.au
Opus Restaurant 
Great for: Fine dining in a five-star hotel’s garden at The Richardson.
Details: 32 Richardson St. (08) 9217 8880; therichardson.com.au

BEST PICNIC SPOTS

Kings Park
Great for: Views of the city, with an outdoor cinema and BBQ facilities
Details: bgpa.wa.gov.au
South Perth Foreshore
Great for: Day trips across the Swan River to this historical foreshore parkland.
Details: South Perth Esplanade.
Queens Gardens
Great for: Workday lunches on the lawn surrounded by quaint lakes.
Details: Cnr Nelson Crescent and Plain St, East Perth.
OUTDOOR MARKETS
Perth City Farm Organic Growers Market
Great for: Lowering your carbon foot print. Buying certified organic and biodynamic produce.
Details: Every Sat 8am-noon, 1 City Farm Place. (08) 9325 7229;City Farm
Perth Upmarket
Great for: Local designers and artists.
Details: 10am-4pm quarterly on Sun, University of WA. Stirling Hwy, Crawley.

WALKING TRACKS

Swan River Foreshore 
Great for: Strolling along the riverside on 10km of cycle and walkways.
Details: Riverside Drive. Tourist Info Centre: (08) 9483 1111.
Burswood Park 
Great for: Joggers, cyclists and walkers enjoy the 4.4km track on the other side of the Swan River Foreshore.
Details: Resort Drive Burswood. burswoodpark.wa.gov.au
Lotterywest Federation Walkway 
Great for: A birds-eye view from the tree tops. Walk along a steel and glass raised bridge in Kings Park Botanic Gardens.
Details: bgpa.wa.gov.au