Looking for a different approach to date night? Compiled below is the ultimate list of things to do in Perth to mix it up a little.
Get cultured at the new Boola Bardip Museum
The WA museum has had a makeover and is better than ever. ‘Boola Bardip’ translates to ‘many stories’ in Whadjuk Nyoongar. Learn about stories of WA’s past and take a journey through the ages. Entry is free, and the multiple permanent exhibitions throughout provide hours of discovery. Keep an eye out for new and exciting exhibitions on display every few months.
Catch an indie film at Luna Leederville
There is something really nostalgic about attending the cinema to see a film. The Luna Leederville cinema has been extended recently, and features four brand new theatres and a bar. Luna frequently releases independent and foreign films which you often can’t catch elsewhere. So why not cosy up and watch something a little different from the norm?
Spend a day in the Swan Valley
Located just a 35 minute drive from Perth CBD, the Swan Valley hosts a range of wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants, where you can sip and dine to your heart’s content. Of notable mention are Ugly Duckling Wines, Lancaster Wines and Old Young’s Gin Distillery. If you have a sweet tooth, hit up Margaret River Chocolate Factory for heavenly handmade chocolate treats.
Get your hike on
There are so many beautiful hiking spots only a stone’s throw out of Perth. With the days warming up and wildflower season in full force, it is the perfect time to take a day trip and enjoy the sunshine, whilst exploring some of the most beautiful places nature has to offer.
Whether you are after a casual stroll or something more challenging, there is bound to be something for you. Whistlepipe Gully is a dog-friendly trail that offers a breezy 3.6km loop through stunning rapids. Similarly, Bells Rapids and Rocky Pool offer easy-going walks under 10km. Or if you’re up for the challenge, head to Kitty’s Gorge Walk Trail or Eagle View Walk Trail for longer tracks, with some breathtaking scenery.
Did someone say disco?
Toots is a new addition to the Northbridge scene, but not like anything you’ve seen before. Paying homage to classic 70s disco, Toots brings the retro tunes and very fitting throwback cocktails. Toots isn’t your average bar – it’s hidden WITHIN another hidden bar.
Once you have narrowed down its location, ask ‘Is Toots in?’ at the bar, and you will be handed a golden ticket which grants you entry. Once you’re in, be prepared to dance the night away under the glittering disco balls.
Take a cooking class together
The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, right? So why not polish up your cooking skills together. Salt & Company in West Perth provides a range of different classes themed by cuisine, where you will also learn key techniques you can take home with you.
Urban Provider is located in the heart of Leederville, where chef Nico Moretti shares his passion for food in his classes, which are suitable even for non-cooks and beginners.
Both are BYO, FYI. Book in advance, as many classes across Perth book out quickly.
Mini golf with a twist
Holey Moley isn’t your average mini golf course. With pop culture and film references at every turn, you will be amazed by the truly unique holes on offer. Holey Moley is incredibly adult friendly, with a bar located inside so you can enjoy a drink or two during your game.
Holey Moley is located in the CBD’s Northbridge. Therefore there are an abundance of dining options available post-game, which you will be able to drive or walk to in under ten minutes.
Kick back at the drive-in
Opened in 1973, Galaxy is Perth’s last remaining cinema drive-in. Thankfully, it’s still going strong, and screening new films weekly. Tuesday is cheap night, costing you $20 per vehicle. On Friday and Saturday nights, double features are shown so you can make a night of it. Bring your own snacks and cosy up in the boot of your car with your person of choice for a truly romantic retro date.
Gaze at the night sky
Suburban and inner city living makes us forget about how beautiful the night sky can be, especially if you drive a little out of the city. The Perth Observatory is located about a 40 minute drive south-east of Perth CBD on a hilltop amongst stunning state forest.
Not only is it a fully functioning research laboratory, it offers night sky tours for the public, where you get a closer look at the night sky through the observatory’s many telescopes. You might be able to catch a glimpse of dying stars, nebulas, star clusters, the moon and planets in a definition you haven’t seen before.
Get spooked at Fremantle Prison
If you are game, explore the darker side of Western Australia’s history during a torchlight tour at Fremantle Prison. The tours are held every Wednesday and Friday evening, and take place in darkness.
Armed with just a small torch, you will be guided through the prison’s walls by a guide as they reveal stories of the prison’s past. Not for the faint hearted, this will be a date to remember.
Indulge at Fremantle Markets
A Perth classic, the Freo markets offer enough food stalls to satisfy any craving, some quirky shops full of handmade goodies, and just an all-round relaxed and breezy atmosphere. There is something so satisfying about grabbing a coffee and taking an aimless wander through the markets on a weekend morning.
Located near the famous Cappuccino Strip, there are plenty of lunch spots in close proximity to the markets where you can both venture to after.
Whatever you choose to do, get there with ease with the new Peugeot 508 Fastback. With its sleek and elegant design, luxurious interior and smooth transmission, it serves as the ultimate date night companion.