How to celebrate an anniversary in Perth

Perth has a relaxed approach to life, with great weather and beautiful beaches, but also has great museums, theatres and nightlife despite being the most geographically isolated capital city in the world. This makes Perth a gem of a place that blends nature with the cosmopolitan. Here are some of the places you can celebrate your anniversary in Perth that are slightly off the beaten track.

Perth has a relaxed approach to life, with great weather and beautiful beaches, but also has great museums, theatres and nightlife despite being the most geographically isolated capital city in the world. This makes Perth a gem of a place that blends nature with the cosmopolitan. Here are some of the places you can celebrate your anniversary in Perth that are slightly off the beaten track.

Swan Valley Wine Cruise

Swan Valley is home to several award-winning vineyards and breweries. For an unconventional anniversary celebration, take a luxury seven-hour Swan Valley Wine Cruise that combines riverside sight-seeing with stops at several local vineyards and a microbrewery to get a true taste of the valley. 

Whilst you have created a beautiful memory for your anniversary, be sure to include a gift for the occasion. If you are not sure what to buy, consider the list of traditional and modern anniversary gifts that have different materials for each anniversary. A first-anniversary gift would be a gift related to paper whilst the fifth anniversary gift is traditionally related to wood, and so it goes for each anniversary, with a modern gift that broadens your choices further. 

Kings Park experience

Kings Park, the largest city park in the world, is where you can enjoy the Federation Walkway that offers great view of the Swan and Canning Rivers and the Water Garden valley from among the treetops of the Western Australian Botanic Garden. Make the experience even more special by learning about Kaarta Gar-up, the local Nyoongar term for the Mt Eliza escarpment in Kings Park, and about Mt Eliza’s intriguing past and its spiritual significance to Nyoongar people which is followed by Dreamtime stories and songs in the Indigenous language.

Fringe World

For four weeks in the summer, the annual Fringe World festival offers comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more so you can celebrate your anniversary at dozens of events across Perth. One of the central hubs is The Woodside Pleasure Garden or Girls School for free entertainment. Here you can see local and international artists. You are bound to find something novel, exciting and memorable. 

Rottnest Island

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the car-free Rottnest Island that is easy to reach by ferry from Perth and Fremantle, which is well worth a visit in its own right. Go snorkelling to view more than 100 species of tropical fish or enjoy the Green Turtles swimming close to shore.  You can also see Quokka, unique to the island, as well as seals and between September and November, you may even see Humpback whales on their annual migration. Hire bikes or walk the trails for a relaxing anniversary celebration. 

Romantic Moore River

An hour north of the city is Moore River, separated from the Indian Ocean by a sandbank and offering a fabulous vista. Here you can leave the chores of home behind and celebrate time together on your anniversary exploring a number of walking trails and if the weather’s good go swimming in the river, kayaking or canoeing, cruising or fishing. Stay and watch the gorgeous sunsets for a very romantic end to a beautiful day. 

Hillarys 

Hillarys Boat Harbour is perfect for couples who want to go sailing for their anniversary celebration. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, you can take a boat out on pristine waters or swim in the coves and could become one of your favourite places in the world. There is something for all ages if you are visiting with family. There are nice shops, a few good casual eating places, a few really good restaurants and a lovely small beach area which is perfect for young ones. It is a great place to visit chill out, have a coffee, quick bite to eat or dine in one of the lovely restaurants there, just make sure you see the sunset from here.  

Dylan Urquhart

Local Perth enthusiast, impromptu tour guide, small bar discoverer.