Looking for romantic things to do in Perth? If you live near Perth or are planning a visit to this wonderful city, Perth has many options for those looking for a romantic getaway. It is the only Australian capital city where you can enjoy the beach, experience pristine bushland, sample world-class local wines and watch an ocean sunset within 30 minutes of the city. Take a look at our great 17 bright ideas written for us by Head Concierge at the Pan Pacific Perth, Andre Burford. Want to make your romantic day even more special? Why not make it a weekend and book accommodation with booking.com?
Picnic in Kings Park – Pack a picnic and travel to Kings Park and enjoy the scenic views over the city, Swan River & South Perth. December to March there are Open Air Cinemas or take a stroll through the botanical gardens and see the stunning plant displays. It’s free and always open. If you are looking for somewhere close to stay, why not try the Sullivan Hotel, a gorgeous boutique hotel right near the park.
Head South through Margaret River & Pemberton – Get away from the city life, hire a car and travel south. You can either go for the day or overnight at one of the many resorts, hotels or Bed & Breakfasts. Why not look at the gorgeous Grand Mercure for the ultimate in romance? Drive along the scenic coastline & through the forests in Pemberton and if you are brave enough try the tree top walk. While you are in the region you can also experience some of the amazing local produce especially the world famous wines. Marima Cottages is a great base and they have a terrific outdoor hot tub – very romantic.
Walk along Cottesloe Beach at sunset – Known as Perth’s favourite beach, Cottesloe is a beautiful spot to take the one you love. You can swim, surf or snorkel or simply walk down the coast, hand in hand, admiring the Indian Ocean before stopping for a drink or dining at one of the many cafes along Marine Parade. Stay somewhere with a view like Cottesloe Beach Hotel and make sure you’ve got a great swimming costume too!
Dine at C Restaurant – C Restaurant is Perth’s only revolving restaurant. With stunning 360 degrees panoramic views, 33 floors above Perths CBD, the fine food is a combination of classic European and modern Australian cuisine and it is sure to be a night to remember. Don’t simply head home at the end of the evening.
Go Hot Air Balloon over the Avon Valley – Only an hour drive east of Perth, Windward Balloon Adventures in the Avon Valley is a great ballooning experience with peace, tranquility and breathtaking scenery. Why not make the day even more special with a beautiful gift for the one you love? If you’d like to stay somewhere close, stay in Northam at the Fairway Manor. Want to make your romantic day even more special?
Cycle around the Swan River – A great way to spend a day is hire a bike and cycle around Perth’s Swan River. There are multiple cycle paths both up and down the river and plenty of locations to stop for lunch or enjoy a coffee. The Novotel Perth Langley is just one of many romantic hotels close to a great bike track.
Take a Tandem Sky Dive over Perth – If you are a brave couple and willing to take the plunge then sky diving may be just the activity for you. Can you imagine freefalling at 200 kilometres per hour? WA Skydiving Academy do Perth City Jumps into beautiful Tompkins Park (which is located next to the Swan River in Alfred Cove), half way between the cities of Perth and Fremantle.
Take a Helicopter Ride over Perth- Departing from Burswood, Heliwest offer a variety of tours to Fremantle, Swan Valley and beaches ranging from 5 mins to over 30 mins. You can ever plan your own itinerary if you desire. For the ultimate romantic weekend, book the Crown Metropol Perth and dine at Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar and Grill after your amazing flight.
Dine in Style overlooking the Swan River – Rambla on Swan is the 2017 Restaurant of the Year awarded by Savoir Australia. Guests experience a fine modern Australian fare constantly updated to fit with the season and freshest available produce. Don’t drive home after dinner and stay at one of the many local hotels.
Swim with Wild Dolphins – Rockingham is just 45 mins South of Perth and where you will find wild bottlenose dolphins. This is a unique opportunity to swim with these fascinating creatures. While you are there, check out Penguin Island to see the penguins being fed and stay somewhere with character and an amazing view like Manuel Towers B&B – now that’s romantic.
Enjoy a Pampering Couple’s Massage – The Pan Pacific, Perth is home to Rose Moon Day Spa. Treat yourself and your partner with a massage in the couples’ room. There are a variety of massages available and Rose Moon offers guests a relaxing and reinvigorating experience, also experienced by many famous people including Al Gore, Billy Connolly, Kylie Minogue, Harry Connick Jr, Steve Waugh, Snoop Dog and Jerry Hall just to name a few.
Take a Wine Tasting Tour through the Swan Valley – The Swan Valley located 30 minutes north east of Perth has a large variety of vineyards to visit. Download the Swan Valley Food & Wine Map and travel in your own car or for those who prefer a tour to driving themselves, Swan Valley Tours or Out & About Tours, which operate daily, are a great way to explore the region. Stay somewhere like the Luxury Apartments at Brookleigh for the ultimate pamper weekend.
Book a Romantic Hotel Getaway – For a romantic getaway try Pan Pacific Perth’s long list of special offers such as the Summer Indulgance Package offering 20% of the current rate. For romantic things to do in Perth try the high tea – or even a Gin Inspired High Tea!
Cruise on the Swan River – Captain Cook Cruises offer cruises in both directions on the Swan River. You can either travel south to Fremantle or upstream to the Swan Valley with both journeys offering fantastic views of the city. If you end up in Fremantle, why not stay at the Hougoumont Fremantle Hotel. It looks very romantic and they have free wine and hors d’oeuvres on weeknight.
Hire a Yacht and sail on the Indian Ocean – Whether a day or twilight sail, what better way to relax than with a glass of champagne overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean….need I say more? Take a look at other cruising options there are from Perth (and Fremantle).
Go Star Gazing – For something a little different, take your special someone to the Perth Observatory – Australia’s oldest continuously operating professional observatory and Western Australia’s premier astronomical institution. It is located just 25km east of Perth and allows you to take a romantic look at the moon and the stars. Go all out and stay at the luxurious (and absolutely romantic) Eco Valley Hidden Spa Lodges. Make it the ultimate romantic getaway.
Take a Limousine Ride around Perth – As Head Concierge of the Pan Pacific Perth, I would be happy to assist in suggesting a few romantic locations around the city and organise transport. For romantic things to do in Perth there are many options including stretch limousines, standard sedans or Merc but no matter what you choose, go with the one you love. Thinking of Adelaide next – Our Romantic Things to Do in Adelaide list will help!
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