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.
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.
BEST ROOFTOP BARS
Great for: Post-business meetings.
Details: Level 1, 49 King St. (08) 9481 1148;
Great for: Pimms & Pulp Fiction.
BEST AL FRESCO DINING
Great for: Families. Tuscan-style Italian meals.
Great for: Fine dining in a five-star hotel’s garden at The Richardson.
BEST PICNIC SPOTS
Great for: Views of the city, with an outdoor cinema and BBQ facilities
South Perth Foreshore
Great for: Day trips across the Swan River to this historical foreshore parkland.
Details: South Perth Esplanade.
Great for: Workday lunches on the lawn surrounded by quaint lakes.
Details: Cnr Nelson Crescent and Plain St, East Perth.
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
Great for: Local designers and artists.
Details: 10am-4pm quarterly on Sun, University of WA. Stirling Hwy, Crawley.
Swan River Foreshore
Great for: Strolling along the riverside on 10km of cycle and walkways.
Details: Riverside Drive. Tourist Info Centre: (08) 9483 1111.
Great for: Joggers, cyclists and walkers enjoy the 4.4km track on the other side of the Swan River Foreshore.
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.