WIN The Ultimate Holiday To Perth

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Here’s what happens when Alex visits the Alex Hotel in Perth.

It’s not uncommon for East Coast Aussies to travel the globe before visiting their own backyard. Easier said than done when your backyard expands over 4000 km and Perth seems like a far away land that you’ll “get to one day”. Well, that day has come. Book yourself in for a long weekend and discover the wonders of this capital city. On this, my inaugural voyage to Perth I based myself at the Alex Hotel. Call it self-indulgent but there was something quite smug about staying at a hotel with my name on it. So take it from this Alex who’s stayed at The Alex this city has lots to discover whether you’re an Alex or not.

Eat

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Enjoy brunch at Mary Street Bakery

Fried chicken buttermilk pancakes. Do I have your attention? Add peanuts, maple syrup and a fried egg and you have the most indulgent breakfast in Perth. You’ll find it at Mary Street Bakery, a popular cafe in Perth with four different locations. As you’ve guessed this is no ordinary fried eggs on toast kind of fare. Other menu items include an Asian style smoked salmon omelette with nam jim and herb salad, a beautiful ceramic bowl full of chia bircher looks almost too good to eat topped with coconut yoghurt, puffed rice and crushed pistachios. If you’ve been out the night before order a bloody Mary or start your morning brunch with an organic cold pressed juice. Order a box of treats for later, their doughnuts are one of the main reasons the locals flock here.

Enjoy a romantic dinner at Shadow Wine Bar

Located right next door to Alex Hotel is Shadow Wine Bar, a dimly lit restaurant filled with delicious drops and classic European dining. Open throughout the day and late into the night, Shadow Wine Bar is great for dinner or a quick bite and glass of vino before heading off to a show nearby. Their shark bay crab spaghettini is legendary and you’ll want to go early before the homemade spanakopita runs out.  Zucchini flowers stuffed with Persian feta and romesco are great to share but you’ll want the pumpkin agnolotti with hazelnut picada all to yourself. 

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Settle in for a long lunch at Petition Kitchen

Located in the historic heart of Perth are the State Buildings, a hub for hospitality, retail, wellness and luxury accommodation. Here you’ll find some wonderful bars and restaurants including David Thompson’s Long Chim, an Italian osteria called Post, Petition Beer Corner and Petition Wine Bar & Merchant. Upstairs is luxury hotel Como The Treasury and fine dining restaurant Wildflower. But for a relaxed lunch book in to Petition Kitchen. Inspired by local producers, Head Chef Jesse Blake’s passion for fresh food has culminated in an assortment of rustic, wholesome dishes designed to share. Raw Geraldton kingfish served with sweet ginger and crème fraîche is a good place to start. You have to order the charred cauliflower mornay with chive, smoked brioche and salted egg it goes well with the market fish served with charred leeks, clams and salt cod veloute. Leave room for dessert, interesting combinations include malted milk, peanut caramel, rhubarb and toasted oats and the unusual warm artichoke custard, soft chocolate and saltbush.

Grab a scoop at ChiCho Gelato

Just around the corner from the Alex Hotel is ChiCho gelato. They make their gelato fresh every day in small batches. Every component is made onsite including their brownies, cookies, brioche buns, honeycomb, caramel, meringue and amaretti. Mandarin sorbet, burnt butter popcorn, spiced pumpkin gingersnap, avocado candied bacon, cactus fruit sorbet and green tea mochi cake are just some of the unusual flavours they’ve created.

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Eat pizza by the beach at Canteen Pizza

Go for a dip in Cottoesloe Beach then make your way to Canteen Pizza for a long and lazy lunch. Their pizzas are naturally risen for 48 hours and 100% handmade and cooked in a wood fired oven. But even if you’re not a mad for pizza there’s plenty to order including whole fish or pochetta with rosemary, butter and garlic sauce. The salad of white anchovies, green olives and rocket comes served with warm bread. Couple this with a basil pesto, tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad and a bottle of natural wine. Save room for a buffalo ricotta cannoli to finish. 

Drink

Visit Helvetica Bar, one of Perth’s first small bars

This was one of the first small bars to pop up in Perth. You’ll find it hidden in a cobblestoned back alley amongst the office towers of Perth’s Central Business District. Take note whiskey fans, Helvetica Bar have bottles from all over the world. They event have a bottle-keep service where you can purchase a bottle of your favourite whiskey from the bar and they store it for you under lock and key. Entertain friends with your own bottle. They also have a range of cocktails, wine and beer plus light snacks.

Take in the view at Wildflower

Perched above COMO The Treasury is, Wildflower, a stunning rooftop restaurant. The elegant, contemporary steel and glass box is located on the hotel’s fourth floor looking out over the city. Inside the restaurant Western Australia born Executive Chef Jed Gerrard serves contemporary dishes revolving around the indigenous ethos of six seasons with farmer and forager-driven menus. Book in to the restaurant for lunch or take in the sweeping views from the 30 seater bar and outside terrace area.

Drink gin at Flour Factory

This bar is for the gin lovers out there. This inner-city bar occupies three levels of a historic 100-year-old flour mill and is walking distance from the Alex Hotel. They have over 100 gins on the back bar, make their own tonics in house and have a seasonally changing cocktail menu.

Drink beer at Little Creatures Brewery

No trip to Perth is complete without a visit to the popular suburb of Freemantle. Here you’ll find the Little Creatures Brewery. What started out as a couple of hophead mates making pale ale in a shed has turned into a huge globally recognised brand. Even if you’re not a huge beer lover it’s one to tick off the Perth bucket list. The ferry to Rottness Island leaves from Freemantle so spend the day on the island and make plans for dinner at the brewery on your way home. A pale ale and pizza in the great hall has your name all over it.

Drink cocktails amongst the ferns at Henry Summer
Henry Summer is an urban garden oasis located in the heart of Northbridge, a short walk from Alex hotel. The large bar is covered in plants from floor to ceiling and instantly makes you feel relaxed. The food is ok but you’re really here for the decor and drinks. Order a bottle of wine and spend an afternoon relaxing amongst the ferns.

Play

Catch a show at Perth’s Optus Stadium

Known to the locals as the “cray pot’ this new stadium does in fact resemble that of a lobster trap. The 60,000 seat, world-class, multi-purpose stadium opened earlier this year and hosts a variety of sports and entertainment. We were lucky to see Ed Sheeran perform to a sold out stadium on our trip.

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Get a massage at Bodhi J Day Spa

If heaven is a place on earth chances are it could be Bohdi J Day Spa. This organic day spa is a must for anyone who loves a little pampering. They offer a range of services including massages, facials, body and healing therapies, spa treatments and more. Discover the power of the ‘healing touch’ with a deep tissue massage. You’ll find yourself floating out of there at the end of your experience.

Go for a swim at Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe Beach is one of Perth’s most popular swimming beaches and a short 15 minute train ride from Alex Hotel. It’s lined with cafes and restaurants making it the perfect spot for a post-swim drink or relaxed lunch. Watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean then visit the local bars for sundowners. One for the diary- in March the annual Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition turns the beach into an outdoor art gallery.

Sweat it out at LAFit Studio

Why would I want to work out on holidays, I hear you ask? If you’re anything like me and plan your holidays around eating and drinking you’ll want the chance to earn back some of those calories. Plus it’s fun discovering different kinds of workouts that you might not normally try. LAFit is a small boutique gym offering three different types of classes: Lagree Fitness, Ride and MegaRide taking pilates and cycle to the next level. It’s also not far from Alex Hotel.

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Spend a day on Rottnest Island

If you’re heading to Perth make sure you factor in a day trip to Rottnest Island. Known as Rotto to the locals this picturesque island is home to  colonies of Australian sea lions and fur seals, a number of native and introduced bird species and of course the cute little quokkas. There are no cars on Rottnest Island so the best way to get around by bike. You can hire these along with snorkeling gear from Rottnest Express when you book your ferry across from Fremantle. But the most fun way to see the island is by an adventure boat tour run by Rottnest Express. Jump aboard their purpose-built high-powered vessel and enjoy a 90 minute guided tour of the island. Explore the rugged coastline and witness the beauty of its abundant wildlife up close. After your boat tour head to Tomsons Rottnest for lunch and order a large pot of mussels, BBQ pulled pork sliders, grilled Freemantle octopus and more.

Stay

Alex Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Northbridge, the centre of Perth’s arts and cultural precinct with the Art Gallery and Heath Ledger Theatre right next door. You’re a short stroll from the CBD and the train station making it a great base for your trip. Here are eight things I love about the Alex Hotel.

  1. It’s name (yes I am biased but I think it gives the hotel character.)
  2. The honour system bar- On the mezzanine level is a bar stocked with a great selection of local craft beer, wine and artisan spirits. Just take what you like and fill out an honour card. You’ll be charged at the end of your stay and prices are very reasonable.
  3. The staff- you’ll find some of the most down-to-earth staff at the front desk, eager to share local knowledge.
  4. The Rooftop pop upstairs at night and enjoy sweeping views of the Perth skyline.
  5. It’s living spaces I love that The Alex feels like you’re staying at someones home rather than a hotel.
  6. It’s central location
  7. The bikes are available for guests to use for exploring

For The Diary

It’s always a good time to visit Perth but if you’re looking at attending a major event here are some of the main attractions throughout the year.

Hopman Cup (annually, Dec/Jan)
Fringe World Festival (Jan/Feb)
Perth Festival  (Feb/March)
Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Beach (March)
Eat Drink Perth (entire month of March)
Fremantle Street Arts Festival (March/April)
Aladdin the Musical (July – October 2018)
WA Day Festival (June 1 – 4)

COMPETITION TIME!

WIN ‘THE ALEX’ EXPERIENCE IN PERTH

We are giving one lucky reader the ultimate Perth experience courtesy of Alex Hotel. Included in your prize is:

Return flights for 2 people to Perth from the nearest Australian capital city
4 nights accommodation at The Alex Hotel Perth
Dinner for 2 at Shadow Wine Bar Northbridge
Lunch for 2 at Petition Wine, State Buildings
Lunch for 2 at Henry Summer Northbridge
Two Feet and a Heartbeat ‘Perth Small Bar’ Walking Tour
Day trip to Rottnest Island
Spa experience at Bodhi J Perth

To enter tell us in 35 words or less what you’d most like to see in Perth and why. Write your answers in the comments section below. 

 

Terms and conditions: The competition commences at 5:30pm AEST Wednesday 4th April 2018 and ends at 5.00pm Thursday 26th April 2018. This competition is open to all residents aged 18+ in Sydney and Melbourne only. All elements of the prize must be redeemed together, as a package, by Friday 30th November 2018. By entering, each entrant agrees to receive offers and promotions from Eat Drink Play and The Alex Hotel. This competition is a game of skill. All entries will be judged individually on their merits based on creativity and originality of the entrants response. The best entry, as determined by the judges, will receive the prize. 

**I travelled to Perth as a guest of The Alex Hotel. They kindly hosted this famil. 

460 Comments

  • I’d like to see my Bridesmaid who moved to Perth 6 years ago… The Ultimate Girls weekend.

    • Emma says:

      Indulging & enriching my senses with fine food & drinks, engaging culture and breathtaking surroundings of a different kind than the typical day..

      With my partner by my side?
      now that.. is the travel dream. 💭

    • Katharine Sherlock says:

      For a selfie with a quokka, what else!! Be great for the gram. Hit me up Ms Darlinghurst!

      • ANITA JOELS says:

        I’d love to stay at Alex Perry hotel visit cottesloe beach and snap a selfie with a quokka I have never been to Perth would be dream come true

    • Joey davis says:

      Off to the Alex hotel in Perth
      With fine wine and desert
      West coast sunsets on the Indian sea
      Fabulous 40th for hubby and me
      Rottnest island tours ,wine bars
      Finished off at the day spa

    • Linda says:

      Never been and would love to see it all! Your post had me salivating reading all the amazing places to eat and of course the quokkas.

    • Elisabeth says:

      Simple- I’ve never been to Perth. Also I smile alot, presumably much like a quokka haha

    • Elizabeth Moss says:

      The Alex Hotel it looks magnificent..

  • Lucky says:

    Perth is a place i’d LOVE to see
    I’m really hoping Ms Darlinghurst will gift me
    She’s got the best blog, that I read religiously
    If I win, i’ll send her a Quokka seflie!

  • Lachlan says:

    Visit my best friend who lives in Perth and I haven’t seen in several years :( make our dreams come true!

  • Lauren says:

    If I was to visit the beautiful city of Perth, I would not be able to leave without visiting the Margaret River for some delicious food and wine. An Adelaide girl at heart – I’d love to see if the Margaret River wines could rival the famous reds from the Barossa!

  • Anneliese Pigott says:

    There are a number of things I would LOVE to see in Perth! It would be a tossup between bucket list visit to the adorable quokkas and experiencing the culturally enriching paradise of Perth city

  • Cecilie Nilsen says:

    I’d love to see the sunset over the Indian Ocean as I never get to see it in Sydney

  • Joshua Coward says:

    You had me at brunch, but chicken and waffles pushed me over the edge! Would love to enjoy brunch I. Perth with my partner!

  • Kate says:

    Um, quokkas and bikes? Need i say more!

  • Victoria Jovanov says:

    I would love to see the city itself and all the culture it has on offer. I am an American expat who has spent the last 6 years in Sydney. I love traveling and exploring cities to better understand their character and the heart and soul of a region.

  • Alice says:

    35 words?! Essentially everything that you have written in this post I would like to see, but please just give me all the food and i’ll be happy :)

  • Veronica Ho says:

    I’ve never been to Perth! My boyfriend (industrial designer) and myself(architect) would love to see the design & architecture. Good restaurants and nice hotels are always filled with beautiful design and good food always helps!

  • After hearing nothing but great things about WA I am dying to go to Perth. Hailing from Perth, Scotland I am keen to see what our Southern Hemisphere sister has in store! Watching the sunset over Cottesloe Beach with a drink in hand would be the highlight! I miss watching the sunset over the ocean living over in Sydney.

  • Anthony B says:

    The Quokas, Been meaning to get over there and visit my favourite animal in the world!

  • iona rubinstein says:

    Who would not want to go to Perth and stay at The Alex Hotel and eat, drink and play! I have never been to the west side and would love to savour the delights of the west.

  • Gillian Fury says:

    I last visited Perth with my Mum in 2012. We visited a wine bar with the most amazing selection of wines I’ve ever seen. I want to find this place and toast my mum!

  • Emilie says:

    I have never been to Perth before but am craving to see the wonderful landscapes and enjoy a fresh experience like nothing I’ve done before. I believe learning about my own country is just as, if not more exciting than seeing the rest of the world!

  • Thomas Mitchell says:

    Together with my wife, we’d love to see the quokkas at Rotto, have fish and chips at Cotto, surf Margaret River by day, and drive north to photograph The Pinnacles at night.

  • Catherine says:

    Having had the desire to travel to Perth for my whole life, the one thing I’d love to see the most would be a sunset over Cottesloe Beach. I’ve heard the sunsets in Perth are to die for and being a photographer and nature-lover, I would love to see one in person.

  • Norair Bogharian says:

    I would love to experience all what Alex enjoyed at the Alex with my lovely wife to celebrate our 2nd Wedding anniversary.

  • Sandra Etter says:

    Whenever I travel I stay in Boutique Hotels and I love to discover new ones. They make me feel at home. A tour to discover Perth’s hidden gems and a trip to beautiful Rottnest to visit the quakkas would be the perfect combination. Did I mention that I love whisky?

  • Katrina Maxwell says:

    i would love to visit the Margaret River Chocolate Company and the Quokkas on Rottnest Island

  • Euan Mccaughey says:

    I would love a day on Rottnest Island, followed by an warping evening trip to little creatures brewery before a romantic dinner at Shadow wine bar!

  • Stacey says:

    I would most like to see a Perth sunset. I have heard they are just beautiful and I would love to actually experience it for myself.

  • Bryce Field says:

    Perth is such a beautiful city,id most like to see the wonderful beaches and the amazing restaurants they have to offer because ive heard nothing but praise for both

  • Cocktails at Ku De Ta, cocktails at Cottesloe, quokka tails on Rottnest. West facing sunsets over the ocean. Clear blue skies. Heaven in Perth

  • Aly says:

    I would love to see an Eagles game in their new stadium! As a fan in Sydney, I rarely ever get to see my team play, I’d love to cheer them on at home

  • Venerina Papa says:

    I’d love to visit Sculpture by the sea in Cottesloe with my 80 year old mother. We go to the Bondi one each year but I would love to surprise her for a combined Sculptures 80th birthday bash.

  • Amy Kelly says:

    Would love to spend a day at Rottnest Island with the cutest animal in the world the quokkas ♥️ And in need of a holiday in a beautiful location

  • Pip says:

    This would be the perfect way to convince the guy I deeply care about in Perth that distance doesn’t have to be the reason we can’t be together.

  • Christos Mantziaris says:

    If Perth is ‘the most isolated capital city in the world’ then it must also have the cool subculture that grows in isolated places. There must be more to miners, plutocrats, thongs and beer bellies. And there must be more places teeming with life than Free-o, Subi and …. Dalkeith (joking). Show it to me!

  • Sarah Box says:

    Who could possibly pass up the cute little faces of the quokkas on Rottnest Island! I would love to see these cute cute cute little creatures!

  • Nick says:

    Sunrise from King’s Park. Such an epic view of the city and great way to start the day.

  • Lincoln says:

    Black Swan Theatre
    “Assassins” – Stephen Sondheim
    The rest of Perth too.

    A haiku about my visit to Perth.

  • Greg V says:

    Spend the morning at Perth Zoo, mid afternoon trip to Rottnest Island to get that elusive quokka selfie, and then watch the sunset at Houghton Winery. The perfect day if you ask me!

  • Jessica says:

    To be completely honest I’d be happy to see and do anything thats free. Lifes an adventure and if someone else is paying for me and my PIC to experience it well that is #winning

  • I’d most likely see a Quokka up close, they are the iconic animal of Perth and I’d love to snag a selfie with one.

  • Catherine Baird says:

    Perth has always been in my ‘to go’ list and this makes me want to make it happen. The mix of foodie treats and nature inspiration sounds perfect. To top if off I’d order a cake from one of my insta faves Margarite Cakes who is based in Perth.

  • Dannielle Haylock says:

    Longing to win for my husband to escape his current reality of being unemployed for 10mths, applying for over 2000 jobs & getting just as many rejections. Perth would provide the perfect respite allowing him to take some time out, relax, rejuvenate & reassess. Looking forward to Rottnest Island the most – for its nature & tranquility.

  • Rachel Dunne says:

    I’d move Heaven and Earth
    To visit Perth
    It’s warm but cool
    In the bars and pool
    You can eat, drink and play
    Wherever you stay
    I won’t get there one day
    I’ll go today!

  • Kyrie Morales says:

    It’s my dream to see Perth since reading “In A Sunburned Country”, as a new resident and having been here for 5 years – it’s time! Plus who doesn’t love wine, beaches & a free holiday!?

  • suzanne meli says:

    i would love to experience all of perth and cottesloe and south of perth with the spectacular beaches and wine and people! The Alex looks like the perfect host to discover and Rottnest is internationally renown for the happiest little critter on earth! It would be great to discover Perth with its own personality and wonderful food and wine and beaches – so different to sydney!

  • Yumna says:

    I have always wanted to visit Perth, to wine and dine in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. Snorkel my way through Rottnest, then relax at Bodhi where I will feel my best.

  • Bernadette martins says:

    I want to see the beaches cafes, sip coffee on my balcony and watch the amazing sunrise. I want to experience Perth’s festivals & fun and create memories of a spectacular state

  • Gretel says:

    Quokka’s selfie of course! I need one big time 🐻 ps they need a dedicated emoji!

  • Andrew says:

    Its not technically in Perth, but Rottnest Island sounds ridiculously beautiful! I’d love to explore all the secret beaches, snorkel the gorgeous bays and maybe even see a cute quokka!

  • This prize just has a great amount of everything to see and do in Perth. All the wonderful places to eat and drink ,Wow! Even includes Rottnest island,would absolutely love all of this!

  • Andrew Kobryn says:

    I would love to explore the craft brewery scene in Perth. Perhaps pairing it with some lovely WA seafood. Then check out an AFL game at the new Perth stadium

  • Tanya says:

    I would love to see the Pinnacles natural limestone structures. Photographs in the perfect light would be stunning especially su rise or sunset yes I’m a hopeless romantic

  • Bel says:

    The cutest creature on Earth
    You can only find in Perth:
    With fur the colour of mocha,
    and a cheeky smile like a child
    is the little Aussie Quokka,
    A Perth trip would be wild!

  • Adam Luczak says:

    Never been, wanna go! Dream holiday, new stadium – magic! Entertainment, food, night life, restaurants, flora, fauna, events, bucket list overload! Surprise sister’s family in Sorrento, memories plus Perth equals LOVE!

  • Katherine Chivers says:

    Because I’m such a wineo I would love to check out as many wine bars as possible, and if I had time I would definitely take a trip down to Margaret River!

  • Chelsea Wasserman says:

    I’ve always dreamed of visiting the West Coast! Crystal clear water, beautiful sandy shores and the magnificent sunsets… I’ve heard it all. The bars, the wineries, quokkas and so much more!

  • Mia says:

    I’d love to see a beach side sunset & appreciate the stunning Indian Ocean but the best thing would be to see one of my very best friends & her gorgeous little humans!!

  • Annabel Rogers says:

    As they say, West Coast is the best coast and I would love to experience the beauty again! I’m originally from Perth and nothing beats exploring/playing tourist in the town you grew up in.

  • Christina says:

    Out of Sydney I’ve never been, with Perth always in my dreams. Adventure; craving it by the day, Cottesloe Beach would take my breathe away.

  • Mel says:

    It would be very special to see the sunset over the Indian Ocean for the first time and even more special in the company of a smiling quokka and a Negroni.

  • Chris says:

    The black swans on the Swan River – my favourite story that I use to remind myself that I don’t always know what I don’t know and a reminder to keep travelling and keep observing the world.

  • Natasha HURLEY says:

    In sunny Perth I want to be
    With quokkas, sand & ale
    Sipping cocktails by the sea
    Freo Doctor blowing a gale
    I got engaged in WA
    Please take me back Eat Drink Play!

  • Lucila castello says:

    My mission since i got to Australia is to get a quokka selfie!

  • Cathy Marney says:

    Me : Quokkas in Rottnest soooooo cute
    Me also: oooh cocktails….did someone say cocktails? Free cocktails? I knew I loved Perth❤

  • H Montgomery says:

    I spent 6 months “commuting” to Perth, I don’t miss the flights, but I do miss Perth… I’d like to see (eat) the best Kangaroo Bolognese ever – Francoforte… Literally across the road from The Alex!!

  • Madeline says:

    The Alex hotel looks so inciting!! I want to see beaches and eat lots of good food!!

  • Shu Kwan says:

    We would love to see the sun set over the ocean horizon, which we can’t do in Sydney!

  • izabella Di Tomasso says:

    Fremantle Harbour what a thrill,
    A picturesque sight with magnetic zeal!
    An eclectic mix of cafes and markets,
    amid historical gardens and botanical parkettes.

  • PICNIC AT ROTTNEST, SHARING WITH THE QUOKKA’S,
    THEN THE SUNSET AT COTTESLOE BEACH,
    LISTEN TO THE ROYAL BELLS RING IN DINNER AT THE SHADOW WINE BAR,
    THE A ROOF TOP MOVIE. HOW UNIQUE IS PERTH.

  • Perth. Hip, progressive and pretty. Culture abuzz with creatives, food & wine that nails it. Striking landscapes & islands. Festivals to write home about. I’d draw what I see. Spread it to the world!

  • Hannah Greig says:

    After seeing beautiful deer at Nara Park in Japan, I’d love to meet the quokkas in my own country. Rottnest Island here I come… please!

  • Janelle Wilkinson says:

    The Wildflower Rooftop restaurant would be a wonderful extravagance for a very much in love couple who are in desperate need of reconnection and quality time spent together following an extended period of family hardship.

  • Adam Vines says:

    I would like to see a packet of Panadol on my bedside table when I wake up with a dirty hangover.

  • Mel says:

    Everything! I have never been to Perth & can’t wait to discover the delights, with unbelievable food (I’m drooling already), fine drinking establishments, fun sights/activities & some luxury thrown in for good measure!

    PS. Plus my friend is getting married there, and I’d love to be able to attend! :-)

  • Natasha says:

    Having dined at Wildflower I know it is pure heaven, but I would be most excited to see my mum who lives in Perth, she’s another undiscovered Perth gem!

  • Renai Plant says:

    Roam around Elizabeth quay on a romantic Segway tour, then recharge with some cocktails near by at a swanky bar- Perth here I come!

  • Jodie Thomas says:

    I want to see a grown-up fun-centric Perth, revolving around great food, personalal connectivity and relaxation. Show me the State buildings, Northbridge, Leederville, Fremantle and Cottesloe in any season!

  • Christina says:

    The sweeping views of the Perth skyline from the rooftop of the Alex hotel with a drink in my hand. I’ve heard the Perth skyline is beautiful and what better way to see it but from your own hotel.

  • Carly Grant says:

    I would love to see the cute little Quokkas!

  • Gemma Crane says:

    Rottnest, Little Creatures, ChiCho ice. Fremantle, Wildflower and The Alex would be nice! Bike riding, sunshine and so much to see! A trip to Perth? Yes please! (For the husband and me!)

  • Rebecca says:

    Would love to visit Rottnest to get back to nature, before a romantic dinner at Shadow Wine Bar, with a seat set aside for the quokka I smuggle back.

  • Evrithiki Diinis says:

    *sings*
    Perth can show me the world
    wineing, dining and walking
    Ms Darlinghurst always
    gives the right advice

    Staying at Alex Hotel
    central with a rooftop
    just a stroll away
    to Aladdin’s magic carpet ride

  • Lorraine Colthart says:

    I would So Love to Take my Friend to Catch Up with our Bestie who moved to Perth 3 Year Ago

  • Lorraine Colthart says:

    missing Friends

  • maree karas says:

    Rottnest Island for the serenity and wildlife

  • Cat May says:

    The culinary delights! Top of the list is delicious treats at Sue Lewis Chocolatier closely followed up by a long lunch at Petition Kitchen – I’m so sold on that kingfish!

  • Willow Bate says:

    I would love to see Perth with my own eyes because the photos I see from friends and social media look incredible! The food, beaches, wineries, art, horse riding; it all looks amazing!

  • Amanda King says:

    Perth is supposed to be a sleepy town, but seemingly not! Hopefully we’ll get the experience to prove it…

  • Sandra Pittaro says:

    I’d love to see Perth as sadly, I’ve just broken up from a long term relationship (sob, sob) so getting away for a few nights to Perth would be the perfect way to reset, forget and rejuvenate.

  • Kimberlie van Oudheusden says:

    I would love to see Fremantle in Perth because I was born there but have never seen it! (I was a baby when we left)

  • Nicole Woodley says:

    A selfie with a Quokka is at the top of my list ever since seeing Roger Federer achieve that during his time at the Hopman Cup!!

  • Nicoleta Kafetzis says:

    Rottnest Island what an amazing and awesome experience to see and get up and close to those weird little creatures quokkas!

  • Sarah Stipo says:

    Perth has been on my bucket list for the longest time! And the southern hemispheres longest sushi train is there! Also, I’ll get to watch the sunset on the beach for the first time in my life :)

  • Karina L says:

    I want to hunt down a quokka, and take that ultimate selfie for my Instagram stalkers.

  • Jessica O'Donnell says:

    The sunset over cottesloe beach! As much as I love Sydney i’ve Always dreamed about having a glass of wine while watching one of Perth’s world famous sunsets over a beautiful beach.

    • Melanie Leggatt says:

      I want to see the sunrise over the ocean in the morning, fly under the sun and then see the sunset over the ocean that night in WA….a perfect Perth dream…

  • Olivia Huxley says:

    I would most definitely like to get a sneaky picture with a quokka at Rotty! But also travel down to Margaret River and experience the beautiful selection of wines on offer. Too many things to do in Perth!

  • Joe Giulian says:

    Perth Zoo, The Mint, Cottesloe.
    Sculpture by the Sea, Elizabeth Quay.
    Freemantle Harbour, Bell Tower.
    Maritime Museum, Aquarium.
    Downtown, Crown.
    Memories to treasure…Perth adventure.

  • Nicole Strickland says:

    Perth has such quirkiness. What i’d love to experience again is Fremantle. The wharf reminds me of San Francisco. You can even spot a seal if you try hard enough. It’s just such a vibrant little spot.

  • Renee McClenahan says:

    “Peaches” song Quokkafied

    Gonna go to Rotto,
    Gonna see a lot of Quokkas!
    Gonna go to Rotto,
    Gonna ride bikes on the beaches!

    Hundreds of Quokkas, Quokkas to see!

    Look out!

  • Annette Browne says:

    Would really appreciate opportunity to see some of WA — especially a show at Heath Ledger Theatre — and also catch up with WAAPA student friend

  • Brian OKeefe says:

    Little Creatures Brewery – my favourite tipple in an exciting area I am about to explore, you have to want to go to WA to experience this special cuture and lovely people.

  • CHRISTINE PENCO says:

    IF WE WIN ALL

  • Tony Iomazzo says:

    Take a cruise along the Swan River and take in the stunning views of the city and surrounds on this amazing looking waterway.

  • Cassi says:

    My mum lives in Perth but its a long way to go! I’d love a chance to see hee more

  • Joey Ngo says:

    Watching the GOAT Roger Federer play Holman Cup and smashing more records as I’m a mad fan. Getting a selfie with quokka because have you really been to Perth if you haven’t?

  • Alex Gruse says:

    I’d like to see my wife in Perth, because that means we’ve won the competition and we can enjoy the hospitality of the aptly named Alex Hotel.

  • Adam Dawes says:

    Perth’s sunsets are legendary. There are few places in Australia where the sun sets over the ocean and Cottesloe beach provides this unique opportunity. Sipping on a Apperol Spritz nothing could be finer!

  • Judy Stanley says:

    My husband and I lived in Perth for 2 years in our early 20s. We were so very young and busy with our babies. We would love to go and see it once more and experience the new culture and changes.

  • Two feet & a heartbeat to the wests best Bodhi spa and bars – in the shadows, in the kitchen at petition, at Rotto with a Quokka, a mocha and the wonderful Alex & Henry Summer!

  • Glen Toyer says:

    A walk through King’s Park and climb the DNA Tower, a tour of the Perth Mint, Nostalgia Box Museum, a cruise on the Swan River, and definitely want to see a quokka on Rottnest Island.

  • Taryn Campbell says:

    I’d most like to see the quokas and show my Portuguese boyfriend these weird and wonderful creatures as he wouldn’t know what to think! Then we’d have wine 🥂

  • Rosie Ryan says:

    I wish to visit Rottnest,
    And take a quokka selfie,
    Cycle round the island,
    Snorkel in the bright blue sea.
    Can’t wait to bring my boyfriend,
    As I know he’s ready to propose to me.

  • Maree Evans says:

    Wow what an amazing prize!!! I’m looking forward to all of it but especially a selfie on Rottnest Island with a quoka haha

  • Rachel Huggins says:

    I really want to see the quokkas on rottnest island, I have had a tough time lately and I feel their perma-smiles will help bring one back to my face!

  • Alison Tawharu says:

    Just like most people I would LOVE to see some quokkas, they are the cutest animals in the world. That and the fact I’ve never actually been to Perth before!

  • Alex Pearson says:

    For years all I have wanted to see is a Quoka ! To visit Rottnest Island and meet these little guys would be an amazing experience you just cant get in any other Australian city.

  • Maureen Sharma says:

    Everything about this package sounds like the perfect adventure. I’m such a foodie and love new places. Its my birthday in 4 weeks and this would be the best way to spend it =)

  • Simon Edds says:

    I’d most like to see my best mate’s face and give him a big hug. He lives in Perth and we haven’t hung out in years.

    …a quokka selfie would be pretty sweeeet too! 😀

  • Debora Feijo says:

    Eat, Pray and Love at Perth’s style I wish I could do…where this far away land will makes my dreams come true! With so much to offer, it would be impossible to not bother!

  • Simona Santoro says:

    I’d love to see as many foodie destinations as possible in Perth, i have never been before, but have heard how AMAZING every single cafe is!

  • Ira Chaudhri says:

    I would absolutely love to see the sea lions, fur seals and quokkas! I love getting close to animals in their natural habitats, and Perth has some beautiful creatures I’ve never had the oppprtunity to see before!

  • Rachel Chant says:

    The sunset over the sea.
    A quokka selfie while the sun sets over the sea.
    A quokka selfie and a pinot while the sun sets over the sea.
    (All about the sunset over the sea).

  • Zoe Armstrong-Brown says:

    I’ve never been to Perth and I want to do ALL of those things but most of all, I want to see the quokka and go to drink cocktails at the sublime sounding leafy Henry Summer!

  • Abby says:

    I want to see the little quokas and swim in Rottnest Island!

  • Jess Loudon says:

    Are you kidding? Quokkas of course!

  • Sarah says:

    Take me away to the other side! I’d love to explore, indulge and relax, plus see a spectacular sunset over the water with cocktail in hand. A magical novelty for us East Coast dwellers!

  • Allison Mlodzianowski says:

    After reading your blog I want to do all the things, and consume all the drinks/food. I would love to get to Rottnest Island and get a selfie with a quokka for the Insta-likes, yo.

  • Lou Hayward says:

    Perth’s restaurants make a foodie’s dream trip away,
    But meeting a quokka would make my day!
    A luxurious spa
    And a funky small bar
    Would complete my perfect Alex Hotel stay.

  • Rafael Ruiz says:

    Experience Perth with an adventure. Swim with dolphins at Rockingham (as Whale Sharks are at Ningaloo Reef and not in Perth), quad-biking at Lancelin Dunes and go hot air ballooning at Avon Valley. Cheers xx

  • Paul Bowra says:

    The Perth skyline from Kings Park whilst eating some local produce, a gorgeous golden sunset over the Indian ocean with a Crate Digger beer from Nowhereman and of course my Mum because she lives there!!

  • Mark Neeson says:

    To see the memorial avenue at King’s Park for the young men of my grandfather”s 26th Battalion, who died at the Windmill at Pozieres, a slaughter of epic proportions and WA’s beauty on wildflowers

  • Samuel Foyle says:

    Great weather, smiling Quokkas and the Esperance pink lake,
    My adventurous girlfriend the one i’ll take,
    Home to friendly people and the best beaches on Earth,
    that’s why I believe we should go to Perth!

  • Mark Neeson says:

    To see the memorial avenue at King’s Park for the soldiers of the 26th Batallion ( my grandfather’s) who died at the Windmill at Pozieres and then the beauty of King’s Park WA’s wildflowers

  • Alix Maclennan says:

    A gin at the Flour Factory is right up my alley. The ChiCho gelato flavours sound unique. Plus we’ve stayed at the Dylan in Amsterdam so it’s time we stayed at the Alex to even things out!

  • Becky Palmer says:

    I’d like to visit Rottnest Island and become a selfie rocker alongside a cute little Quokka!

  • Joanna Howley says:

    A Quokka from Rottnest dressed in a BodhiJ Spa robe laying in my lush bed at Alex Hotel. If I can’t see that I’ll settle for grub at Petition Station and wine in the Shadows…

  • Katie Morris says:

    Perth is a mystery to me! I’ve heard stories but this would allow my bestie and I to see it first hand and learn about the REAL Perth! Everyone I know from Perth is so lovely :)

  • Tamara says:

    I’d love to see and spoil my best friend who’s getting married and I haven’t been able to be a part of :( This sounds like the most perfect girls weekend!!!

  • Paula says:

    I got married last week and unfortunately my new husband and I don’t have the cashola to take honeymoon so it was straight back to work. He works so hard – would be a dream to surprise him and take him away! Never been to Perth before and sounds like paradise :)

  • Catherine Bloxham says:

    The Alex Hotel must be the most perfect base in Perth. Always love EatDrinkPlay’s recommendations and this trip sounds amazing! What a wonderful itinerary to explore Perth on my first ever visit.

  • Louise Antoniadis says:

    Take me from geek to sheek, it’s a Perth adventure I seek, from Fried Chicken Pancakes to little quokkas galore, luxury and relaxation that this teacher would adore.

  • Chez says:

    I’d love to visit my family and go to Rotto to see the quokka’s!

  • Kelly Noonan says:

    I’d love to walk through the ancient tingle trees in the Valley of Giants,
    visit Rotto Island to see the cute little Quokkas and do a sunset dinner cruise up the Swan River!

  • Lexi Vickers says:

    Sure I’d love to go to Peth
    You cannot imagine my smirk
    as I enjoy the mounds of bacon
    with my buddy – our enjoyment we sure would not be faking! :)

  • Mel Johnson says:

    Give me a quokka among the palm trees
    With lots of sun please
    A fish or two, a lovely view
    A beach spot out the back
    Cocktails out the front
    And an old rocking chair.

  • Jack Blair says:

    I’d love to see a side to Perth that breaks stereotypes – a burgeoning foodie scene, fantastic wine bars & stunning coastline – not the “backwards”, behind-the-times place it gets unfairly labelled as being.

  • Kelly says:

    I’m getting over a heartbreak and the best revenge is a life well lived :) Rottnest Island is my dream! Getting to experience this incredible trip with a girl friend would be an amazing way to prove that I’m doing just fine without my ex – and have the best time doing girly things in the process!

  • In the Hotel Alex I’ll stay
    To the quokkas ‘G’day’ I’ll say
    At the Optus I’ll catch a play
    I’ll visit heaven with a Bodhi spa day
    I’ll take a dip in Cottesloe bay
    Sample wine and fresh cray
    That land far away, I hope I get there today

  • Eleni Chrisakis says:

    I have always heard great things about Perth but never had an opportunity come up for me to visit a lot of friends live on the east coast. I would love to visit Rottnest island I have wanted too since reading shark net at school. I think Australia has so much to offer and I would love an opportunity to explore my “backyard” more.

  • Mila Kolmogorova says:

    I’d love to meet the quokka-the most adorable animal on earth! Also to explore amazing beaches!

  • Beth says:

    I would absolutely adore visiting Cottoesloe Beach! It is a destination that keeps taunting me but unfortunately I am yet to visit! That view with a glass of vino would equal PERFECTION!

  • Crazy about WA says:

    The Alex trip sounds the best,
    I’m dying to see quoakkas on Rottnest,
    Wining and dining makes my heart go whoooo,
    so this would be a dream come true. 💚

  • Renee Vance says:

    Cosmopolitan Perth !
    Here we come
    Looking to experience blue ribbon fun,
    Big days out followed by nights at The Alex to snore
    Perth….you roar !

  • Liam Hall says:

    I have always dreamed of seeing the sun set with a glass of wine, on the beautiful west coast of Australia and would love to surprise my amazing girlfriend with this trip!!

  • Corina Benjamin says:

    Perth is one of those places where you don’t know what to expect, but from the moment you put a foot on this beautiful land you immediately fall in love with it! I would love to experience its art, history, culture,tasty food, amazing beaches and sunsets, quokkas and it’s friendle people ❤️

  • Lynne Lillington says:

    I know very little about Perth except you can go to Rottnest Island. I’d love to see what else Perth has and stop my ignorance.

  • Outi says:

    I would love to see the Araluen Botanic Park, go to a wine tour, and experience a dolphin cruise.

  • Jody says:

    I’d love to bike around Rottnest Island and take a few selfies with the Quokkas!

  • Amelia says:

    I convinced my work wife to come to secret foodies in Melbourne with me, she has since moved to Perth and I’d love to explore the foodie scene there with her too!

  • Natasha Marshall says:

    I had two children at a young age and have since not seen much of my country. I just wish to experience more than my four walls.

  • Kim Patrick says:

    I’ll visit Rottnest Island,
    Famous place to go,
    Wanna go in Winter,
    I’d love to experience snow.
    Perhaps, also Swan Valley,
    Drink wine with my beau,
    Then swim with dolphins,
    And finally see some show.

  • Andrea Williams says:

    I’d like to celebrate my birthday
    By doing it the proper Perth way
    Amazing food and Rottnest
    No one does it quite like the West
    Those super cute quokka faces
    And wide open Aussie spaces

  • Rebekah Ballingall says:

    From a selfie with a quokka,
    To zig zagging down the hills,
    Perth is full of mystery and adventure
    And the most delicious food

  • Rachel says:

    I would love to escape to see a real life quokka AND have a massage at the Bodhi J Spa to take my mind off how much my life is falling apart.

  • claire evans says:

    a day trip to rottnest island would be a tick off the buvket list, so much to explore with my daughter in toe

  • Talya Saada says:

    I’d love to experience the west coast for the first time. Whats not to love? This trip has it all sun, drinks, spas & delicious food.
    If I win I’ll call my first born Alex.

  • Alex McDonald says:

    I’ve wined and dined in most of the major cities of Australia but never made it to Perth which is on my bucket list. As an animal lover, I’d really LOVE to see the Quokkas.

  • Jessica Avery says:

    Hi, I’ve grown up in Sydney and explored all of the East Coast.
    My best friend would prefer to spend $300 on a night out but I want to see the country we grew up in. It will be the next step to get her to the NT!

  • Leisa Grant says:

    Everything about Perth looks fabulous – Cottesloe and Rottnest are places I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl. Visiting the Little Creatures Brewery and the delectable restaurants included in the prize would be amazing :-)

  • Leisa Anne Grant says:

    Everything about Perth looks fabulous – Cottesloe and Rottnest are places I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl. Visiting the Little Creatures Brewery and the delectable restaurants included in the prize would be amazing :-)

  • Troy Simpson says:

    I hear Perth is magic,
    Which is why I’d like to see,
    As a theatre-going tragic,
    ‘Aladdin’ set the magic free.

  • Nic says:

    In Perth I’d love to see,
    The Mary Street Bakery!
    Because I can’t skip my share,
    Only one… (box), I swear,
    Of their scrumptious donut fare!

  • Michelle says:

    I’ve kinda always wanted to go to Perth but after reading this article I’m even more keen!! As I live on the East Coast, I would love to see what the West Coast has to offer! #pickme!

  • Carlyn Shaw says:

    What DON’T I want to see in Perth!?
    I’ve never been and would love to take my bestie who’s always wanted to go as well. We are unapologetic foodies who rarely make time for relaxing. Little Creatures, all the cafes and restaurants included in the list would be a dream to visit!

  • Brenda Patterson says:

    I’d love to see the Alex hotel as I send travellers to Perth for work often. Would be great that its me doing the travelling for once!!

  • Tori says:

    I’m the queen of the cat selfie and an animal fanatic, so I’d like to level up and grab a cheeky shot of me and a quokka doing something adorable and hilarious!

  • Charlotte Marelli says:

    Would love the opportunity to surprise some Perth buddies & head out too all the new & exciting foodie options on offer! Definitely spending the weekend as a local, beach time a must!

  • Laura hallinan says:

    I’m dying to go to Rottnest Island and visit the quokkas 🤗 and visit all these amazing places in Perth! 😍💃🍹🍸👯‍♀️🍺

  • Andy L says:

    Love to see and experience its renowned STUNNING NATURAL BEAUTY – from its 19 scenic beaches and coastal trails to the lush green spaces, lakes, and flora of Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

  • Michelle says:

    To hang out with and meet my biological family for the second time in Perth would be AMAZE! I’d enjoy each of the experiences with a different family member to connect and enjoy!

  • Jess says:

    I’d love to see the sun setting over the beach and not the land!

  • Selina Detchon says:

    I would like to see the sunset from the West Australian coast pure and simple :) I would love to experience Perth as a bonus to this and share it all with my lovely partner.

  • kerrie f. says:

    I would love to visit Swan Valley wineries with friends and have a long gourmet lunch, drinking local wines and food while basking in the sun looking across the beautiful Valleys.

  • Chrissie Malloch says:

    It’s time to take my partner to Perth! She’s a kiwi and needs to see how cute the quokkas are, how beautiful Cottesloe beach is and how delicious the food scene is there! We’ll ride bikes, hit up the day spa and catch something at Optus Stadium too!

  • Judy wong says:

    I would love to see the inside of every restaurant, buffet and bar and for the food and drink to see the inside of my stomach. A selfie with a quokka would be a bonus!

  • Jan O'Bree says:

    A cruise on the lovely Swan river, a walk through beautiful Kings Park, a dip in the water at Cottesloe beach and a seafood meal in historic Fremantle…dreaming of a great holiday!

  • Penelope Walster says:

    Loved your review of Perth and would luv the chance to stay at the Alex, check out the small bars incl. Helvetica and Flour Factory, the eats you reviewed and go to Rottnest to see the Quokkas!

  • I want to see and do as many things on the list above as possible. Sounds amazing! I promise to take all of the pictures and share them on insta! ✨

  • Miriam says:

    I’d love to finally meet my Perth-based niece, Arielle, and dance in the Cottosloe waves with her like the little mermaid she is! Who knows, maybe we’ll meet a charming Prince Eric there too!

  • Diedy Ross says:

    I would love to see Perth with my partner as we don’t get to go on holidays together.

  • Dara Cauton says:

    Going hand and hand with my hubby to visit Rottnest Island, as no trip to Perth would be complete without having a selfie with a Quokka!

  • Renee says:

    The sunset over the water while my little boy plays with his cousin he has never met!

  • Angeline Cheong says:

    I would love to win & take one of my now very good friend on this awesome trip. This girl has endured quite a lot at a very young age & have disconnected from her family because of religious reasons.
    The maturity, strength & positivity she exhibits goes way beyond & has me in admiration.
    2017 wasn’t a good year for myself either so it would be amazing for the both of us to go on this trip enjoying the sights of Perth, eating the awesome food & some lovely RnR.

  • T Lian says:

    I would love to experience all you enjoyed and confirm that I agree with you! :)

  • Vickie Tierney says:

    This working mum of 2 needs to escape with a friend on a Perth midweek break. Home is where the heart is in Oz so experiencing Rottnest Island will be the best kind of date.

  • Nina says:

    I would love to sit with a smile on my face on one of the beaches to watch the sunset and be reminded that despite something beautiful is ending a new bright day is following.

  • staza sherlock says:

    I’d love to visit the famous Rottnest Island, but on all accounts many friends have raved so much about Western Australia, beautiful locations and beautiful people.

  • Wendy Smith says:

    All I want is a trip to Perth when it isn’t raining! I want Rottnest Island for the first time in my life and I would give my children to go to Wildflower (kinda lucky I don’t have any children ;-)).

  • Claire Edmunds says:

    I’d love to visit Wildflower with my Perth friend. The use of native ingredients is really exciting and the dishes look absolutely delicious! (A trip to Rottnest island for snorkelling and quokkas also sounds amazing!)

  • Nic says:

    Perth, Perth the magical city
    Has all the foods and wines so pretty
    I will eat and drink until I yodel
    And crash to sleep at The Stunning Alex Hotel

  • KATE BAGNELL says:

    I live in the west and love what you suggest, so please help to get my friends over here so they can attest!
    I’d love to show them the the city from the Wildflower, taste the Gins is the world at Flour Factory, watch the sunset from Kings Park.

  • sharron smith says:

    After a day of luxury and pampering at Lake Hotel on my way out to dinner i want to sit by the beach and watch the sunset over the ocean a stunning first

  • Nishara Lyons says:

    My mum has put in her entry for a WA art prize, and it has been selected to be one of the finalists! (She was a finalist in the Archibald back when she was in her 20s). We’re super excited for her! The final decision is made as part of the WA Day festival in Perth in June. I would love to treat her and take her there to enjoy her success, and attend the exhibition with her. The WA Day festival sounds amazing as well, and we will definitely be checking it out.

  • Matthew Pitt says:

    Sunsets. I want to take my bride to Perth to watch one of your magical sunsets. Atop the Alex Hotel or toe dipping on the shore, a bottle of sparkling.
    West coast love.

  • Sonya says:

    I’d really love to get up close to one of those gorgeously cute quokkas… I’m an animal love and have never been near one before!

  • Julian says:

    I’d love to swim and relax on Cottlesloe Beach with my wife. It was where I first proposed to her 15 years ago and I’d love to bring some romance back!

  • Donald Pedder says:

    Anything! W.A. is the only place in Aus I haven’t been to yet, so I would go see anything and everything I could in the time I had there!

  • Amy says:

    The cute quokkas and sea lions are waiting to meet me on Rottnest Island.

    After a photograph or two with them and some snorkelling, it will be time to relax in foodie heaven.

  • Kim Morrison says:

    A day trip to ‘Rotto’ to ride bikes with no cars, a rooftop drink to experience a legendary WA sunset to see the sun set freakily INTO the sea – I’m torn! Both, please.

  • K. McDonald says:

    My long day would start at Heirisson Island, move to the Petition Kitchen, indulge in art and cocktails at the Pica Bar and finish with dinner at the Wildflower!

  • Kim Morrison says:

    Day tripping to ‘Rotto’ to ride bikes with no cars, a rooftop drink to experience a legendary WA sunset to see the sun set freakily INTO the sea – I’m torn! Both, please.

  • Sarah Martin says:

    Years ago my dad lived and worked in Perth, I’d love to see the city that captured his heart in his youth!

  • Peter says:

    I’d like to see an artisan gin with homemade tonic in my hand and see my blood pressure going down with all the amazingly relaxing things there are to do in this wonderful city!

  • Paul J says:

    Wineries, crystal blue oceans, Rottnest island, amazing hotels, food and of course my family. I’d like to take my family

  • Fiona Groves says:

    The sea, surf,
    Food, friends ,
    Wine, style.

  • Julie Kutchel says:

    P.. picture perfect
    E.. entertainment for everyone
    R.. ready for my close up with a quokka
    T.. take me to the beaches with gorgeous white sands
    H.. a glass of world famous wine in hand.

  • Katie becker says:

    Oooohhhhh baby! I’d cause an Insta stir at all the foodie hot spots and eat, drink and play my way around the beaches and attractions Perth has to offer! I’d paint the whole town red!

  • Clare Harris says:

    I would love to get back to nature and Rottnest Island sounds like the place to do it, how inspiring to be able to ride a bike in a place with no cars, #slowliving.

  • Jo says:

    Would love to visit the west.
    Quokkas would be the best!!

  • Tracy Wallace says:

    Quokka seflie! I am yet to explore Rottnest so that first on my list 😉

  • Shelley says:

    Fried chicken buttermilk pancakes. Zucchini flowers. Charred cauliflower mornay with chive. Burnt butter popcorn gelato! Little Creatures. Heath Ledger. Quokkas + my sister and I = Eat Drink Play = HEAVEN!

  • Ally says:

    Having moved to Melbourne from Perth in 1987 the family keep telling me that their Perth has grown up and there is lots of wonderful treasures. I’d love to see them for myself!

  • Alexandra says:

    If it’s wrong that I would like to see the ‘honour system bar’ at my namesake hotel, then I don’t want to be right, but I would love to see sunset at Cottesloe.

  • Letitia Widmann says:

    The East coast of Aus is truly unique,
    It’s nature and culture never prove to be bleak.
    But I’ve never experienced the sights of the West,
    So if you help me I can explore the rest. ☺

  • Rupal says:

    We’ve literally just moved to Melbourne, Australia and are tired/washed out from unpacking boxes. A holiday to Perth might be just the answer to kickstart our travels across Australia, the place we now call home!

  • Sabrina Houssami-Richardson says:

    What I’d most like to see in Perth is the azure waters of the Perth coastline from the Bibbulmun Track. Paradise on earth, especially hand in hand with my husband!

  • Maddy Andrew says:

    I would most like to see/drink gin at Flour Factory! 🍸 Then head over to Cottesloe beach I’ve heard the beaches on the west are best! 🏖 😍

  • Linda MacDonald says:

    Both my cousin and myself have battled serious health problems over the past 18 months; on top of ongoing chronic health issues. I think we’re both long overdue for some pampering!

  • JYK says:

    We suffered a late term miscarriage and lost our baby in November 2017 at 20 weeks. We had to cancel our babymoon whilst I recovered. 5 months on, I feel it’s time for a new wave of luck. This is a shot in the dark but just putting this out to the universe *fingers crossed*

  • Angela says:

    I would love to see how much food I could get through in those 4 days! Also a sunset over the ocean, you don’t get that on the east coast!

  • Lucy says:

    I would take my friend who has moved from overseas for a fab girly trip. I would love to visit Rottnest Island and see the smiley Quokkas and watch sunset at Cottesloe beach!

  • Sally K says:

    We have been desperately wanting to visit Perth for such a very long time! The natural beauty, the ocean and sites around it. Something to rave about! We would make the most of every moment.

  • Jen Bartlett says:

    I would love to catch a show in the Heath Ledger Theatre at STCWA, and then of course get my very own quokka selfie!

  • Shreosi says:

    Perth itself. I’m starting to believe it’s a mythical place that requires a special password to get to!

  • Norah says:

    I have never been to Perth but I want to enjoy the amazing beaches and great seafood. I will definitely check out the Shadow Wine Bar for that fish alone.

  • Beth says:

    To see the sun set over the beautiful ocean, with a crisp wine in hand, surrounded by gorgeous locals and quirky quokka wildlife… sounds like perfection to me!

  • Natalie Handford says:

    I want to go whale shark diving and WA is the best place to do it! Weeeeeee!

  • Alana says:

    Rotness Island obvs! Who doesn’t want to talk a selfie with a Quokka. And a night in The Alex seems pretty cool too.

  • Sarah cox says:

    I’d most like to see my bestie who has lived in Perth for 6 years.. Skype is great for staying in touch but nothing beats a real life cuddle from Bronnie, followed by sipping a Margaret River cab sav while enjoying a west coast sunset together!

  • Leigh says:

    I’d love Alex’s “Rotto” Rottnest Island experience. What is more quintessential Aussie than exploring by bike, swimming and snorkelling in turquoise waters and a beer and fresh seafood watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean?!

  • Scott Lyons says:

    I would go to the Margaret River to buy a year’s worth of wine, doing my best not to drink it all that weekend!

  • Leah Puk says:

    I’d begin with the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, taking in the sights, then head to the Freemantle district to chill out with a coffee. After that, it’s a leisurely drive through Swan Valley – heaven!

  • glenn simons says:

    Follow the sun 2 hours behind,
    past the mines, dust and grime
    Bound for W dot and A,
    Margaret wines and seafood cray,
    simple pleasures, endless fun,
    topped off with cheeseburgers at Meet & Bun!

  • Marigold Wood says:

    Europeans enjoying the Australian dream. Would LOVE to see the beautiful beaches of WA, experience the best scuba diving, take quokka selfies, try exquisite wines, walk through botanic gardens and sip coffee whilst contemplating life.

  • Stefanie Sonnleitner says:

    I’d like to see the Freo doctor to find out if he really offers as much relief as the Westerners say!

  • brendan says:

    Travel over to Rottnest Island, bike ride around in the sun, beautiful beaches, clear waters, and fish and chips at the pub. Maybe even see a quokka or 2 would be awesome. what a day!

  • Alice says:

    My perthfect day includes exploring Petition wine bar
    Experiences at Bodhi J Spa
    Rottnest Island
    Two Feet & A Heartbeat bar tour
    Henry Summer Northbridge’s scrumptious menu
    because travel and food make me perthfectly happy!

  • Leah Jensen says:

    Only one word nessesary… quokkas. Oh and the food, ok ok and the sunset from the rooftop of the Alex Hotel. Maybe a few more words than one is needed for Perth:)

  • Liam Waldie says:

    In Australia’s backyard and, one of the most remote cities on the planet I am dying to see what this gem has on offer, plus the chance to see old friends who live here.

  • Anne Treffiletti says:

    I would love a day on Rottnest Island, and ending the day with a lovely dinner at Shadow wine bar!

  • Alex Lumb says:

    I’d like to go to the Alex Hotel in Perth, because I’m also an Alex. And Alex believes in seeing this big, beautiful country one city at a time – I hope to see your lovely face soon Perth!

  • Georgie says:

    I would love to see my grandma, steal her away from lawn bowls for the day and take her to some of the super funky places you guys have listed!

  • Paige Mac says:

    I would love to see more of Australia and a trip to Perth is the perfect way to explore more of this beautiful country. Beaches, quokas & Margaret River wines. Trifecta!

  • Viv says:

    I would love to see Yagan Square connect Northbridge back with the CBD. Staying at the Alex Hotel would be ideal to walk around the city and experience all the new restaurants and bars.

  • Stephanie Angus says:

    One of my best friends lives there and I have never been – she always comes to Sydney and I desperately need to see the Quokkas on Rottnest!!

  • Belinda R says:

    Penguin Island because I’d love to see all the penguins in their natural environment as well as the rehabilitated ones.

  • Sophie says:

    I would explore the city, it’s food and culture and then find a beautiful beach from which to watch the sunset. Also I would love to get a quokka selfie!

  • Alex Logan says:

    The name’s Alex. Would love to stay at my namesake hotel! West Coast Best Coast is all things quokka, great food, Margs wine & beach!

  • Eitan says:

    Having never been to Perth before it would be an amazing opportunity to take my wife (who is American) to see all that Perth has to offer. It would be amazing to see the culinary talents of Perth Chefs, the scenery from Rottnest Island and end it all with knocking back a few cold beers.

  • Natasha Daher says:

    I’d like to visit my primary school friend who moved all the way to Perth after she got married!

  • Sophie says:

    Quokas are my spirit animal, reunite me please! 😍🐻

  • Kate says:

    I would love to show my husband the best Perth has to offer! We have a cafe and rarely get a chance to be waited on!

  • Anna Galvin says:

    Watch a beautiful Western Australia sunset on the beach with a picnic dinner and wine, having spent the day with quoakkas; life made.

  • cathy van leuveren says:

    Firstly my daughter , who has just moved there, then she would take me to Fremantle , a place she has fallen in love with and show me the lovely relaxed lifestyle there

  • Alison Cook says:

    I’d mos t love to see a Perth sunset, while sipping local wine, having ‘The Alex’ experience in good company.

  • Cecilie Nilsen says:

    I’d love to see my friends bulldog puppy, he’s only 4 months old! Did I mention he’s a puppy?! His name is Oscar!

  • Faye-elizabeth says:

    Perth has so much to offer.. Cottesloe Beach looks beautiful on postcards… That’s where I’ll be going!

  • Daline Kheng says:

    Perth seems to be such an underated state to visit! From reading your blog looks like there is plenty to eat and lots to do. Would love to visit this gem of a state!

  • Jess Jarvis says:

    Me and my boyfriend are from the Uk and living in sydney. We are dreaming of going to the West Coast and taking part in all the fun activities/restaurants/bars, it looks awesome. #WestisBest

  • Maryanne Green says:

    The flour factory, 100 gins and they make their own tonic. I need to see if the rival my beloved Archie Rose in Marrickville. Great tip, can’t wait to check it out.

  • Sarah says:

    I haven’t been to Perth for more than 18 years and my friends there all have children now and so on. But also and more so my partner has an uncle there and cousins that he has not seen since they had to come to Australia more than 20 years ago!

  • Megan says:

    Blue water, white sands and quokkas!

  • courtnee balfour says:

    what a awesome itinerary, I would love to explore Perth for the first time and this package has it all plus, I need to meet a quokka!!

  • Lesleigh Stewart says:

    Cottoesloe Beach sounds divine. I have dipped in the East coast and now to compare. Seriously though the food and the wine is the main drawcard for me so all along the Margaret River region

  • Perth has been high on the bucket list for a long time – with fantastic places to eat, drink and dance – what more could you want? The Alex Hotel would be receiving five stars from me and a whole lot of love on social media.

  • Suzanne says:

    Perfect stress free location, ideal for brunching and romantic dinners at nearby elegant venues, shopping and naughty treats, it’s my all time dream destination that only Melbournians can dream about.

  • Ashley says:

    My fiancé and I are looking for the perfect honeymoon but haven’t been able to afford it after planning for the wedding. This would be the ultimate honeymoon filled with amazing food, adventure, wine and relaxation in stunning Perth! ❤️

  • Rachael L says:

    Beaches Wine Quokka Rottnest Island PLEASE xx

  • JAYNE Marshall says:

    Two years ago I discovered through an old family friend, that my grandfather’s brother’s grandson lives in Perth, This is family, I never knew existed. What excitement and joy to have a new set of cousins, my age and a younger generation as well, thats how I would spend my Perth holiday, visiting family.

  • Monica Echegaray says:

    I would like to see the happiest animal on earth and take a quokka selfie. Why you ask? Have you seen them..They are ridiculously cute!!!

  • Jessica Halliday says:

    Four states down, two more to go. Ready to continue ticking of those Australian bucket list destinations. Ready to up my selfie game with a Quokka and get wine happy in picture perfect Perth.

  • Sharyn Pope says:

    I’ve never been to Rottnest and would love the chance to go, the beaches, the wildlife, the lack of cars!

  • Melissa Willings says:

    One Black Swan,
    Two soaring Eagles (see what I did there?),
    Three Little Creatures,
    Four hours (Flight)
    And Five Old Friends!
    And if you have an ear worm of 12 days of Xmas, I should win! 😉

  • Linn says:

    I would love to go to Perth and explore the west side of Australia that I have never seen. Another lovely thing with Perth is that I will be closer to my family in Europe.

  • MarkFlint says:

    I’d love to go to Rottnest island and check out the places you’ve listed- I’ve never been and it would be a dream.

  • Kathleen James says:

    I’ve never been to Perth and would dearly love 💗 to experience WA and visit some dear friends I haven’t seen for a few years

  • Nattakarn Theil says:

    To see Ms. Darlinghurst going around with bike in Rottnest Island, looks like a great fun. Love to do this. Actually everywhere you have done, I’d love to do all that. Never been to Perth and would love to xx

  • Anthony says:

    A day trip to Rottnest Island and lunch at Thompsons Rottnest seems definitely great relax fun trip to do in Perth.

  • Cher Bindley says:

    Perfect weather
    Eat and Drink at amazing bars and restaurants
    Rottnest Island – say no more!
    The sunsets over Cottesloe Beach
    Happy hour on a cruise down the Swan River

    That’s why!!!

  • Christina says:

    Margaret River 🍷🍷🍷

  • Elodie says:

    Food (lots of chocolate), wine (tasting and more), adventurous escape and a selfie challenge with the quokkas! Don’t tell my boyfriend I entered the competition. I will explain on our way to the airport 😉

  • Kiara says:

    Everything that has been mentioned in this article is included in my list of favourite things! Food, wine, gin, beaches, massages etc. Most of all a holiday away with my husband would be amazing!

  • Amanda says:

    At Helvetica Bar, pull up a pew.
    Eat and Play at the font.
    Order any drink you want.
    Perth has cool laneways too……

  • Sophie Treasure says:

    Breakfast in Subiaco, Ferry to Rotto for the day and then sunset drinks in Cottesloe with my gorgeous partner. It would be a dream come true!

  • Anita says:

    Being a foodie, trying out ChiChi Gelato, a must! Taking the scoop to the rooftop of the Alex Hotel with a some local wine whilst admiring the Quoka selfies I’d taken earlier that day #bliss

  • Amira Meyer says:

    Quokkas will rocka my sockas!
    To Perth I’ve never been, happy to play selfie queen
    I’ll work up a great big thirst, eating and drinking whilst exploring on Ms Darlinghurst

  • Jason Goldstein says:

    I’d love to travel far off distances to try wine. Popping down to your local to buy a bottle of wine will mean nothing when you fly to Perth for some lovely WA wine. Cheers!

  • Sharon Kennedy says:

    Wine in hand,great company, critters close by sitting on the beach on Rotto’s watching the sun set over the ocean instead of the buildings sounds magical with a touch of whimsical

  • Nikki joseph says:

    This package sounds amazing! What a lucky win this would be. My uncle and aunt and 4 boys live there, would love to visit them, and see all the places mentioned in the prize.

  • Simone says:

    I’d like to see myself and my friend in the west coast. So we can tell others of all we ate, drank and played (hopefully with a quokka) in the glorious of town of Perth!

  • Linda Pevec says:

    Perth is a city full of things to see,
    Rottnest Island, Cottesloe beach by the sea,
    Fine dinning, spas and drinks galore,
    Its Perth I’d love to explore!

  • Sharon Abbott says:

    I want to see all the amazing gains Perth has to offer to refuel and recharge!! #FoodGains #BeerWineAndSpiritGains #CultureGains #SpaGains #GymGains #NatureGains #QuokkaGains #RooftopGains #PerthGains

  • Kristie Leppinus says:

    Ooohh!!!! I’d love to Eat, Drink & Play with my great friends who’ve recently moved to Perth & experience its magic !!!!
    I’d love to take a dip & Play in the glassy waters of Cottesloe Beach.
    I’d love to have a few laughs & smile with the world’s cutest marsupial, the Quokka, on Rottnest Island.
    & I’d absolutely love to explore & discover & Eat & Drink my way through the laneway bars in multicultural Northbridge with my great friends…
    An Exciting Ultimate Dream !!

  • Ashton says:

    I’d love to hang out in Freo, people-watching on the Cappuccino Strip ☕️🙌

  • I would like to surprise and say thank you to my best friend. She’s an absolute foodie and this trip sounds absolutely amazing. Bring on the ultimate girls weekend
    :)

  • Tanya Fernandez says:

    Melbourne and Sydney may fight to be the coolest but one thing they’ll never have is sunsets over the ocean – the one thing I can’t wait to see.

  • Aimée Kelly says:

    I’d love to take my boyfriend to see Quokkas – he loves animals and would be ecstatic. We’re also both goodies & hikers – Perth has so much amazing scenery and food to explore.

  • Aesha says:

    My husband’s from Perth. There has never been a day when he misses the beautiful City and calm waters and sunsets.
    This would be the best gift to give him for our wedding anniversary if I win.
    Fingers crossed.

  • Madeline Thurgood says:

    Brisbane hosts the party in their big backyard, Sydney brings the music (although only until 1:30am), Melbourne brings the food and coffee, and Adelaide provides the wine. What does Perth bring along? I’ll have to go see!

  • Anita Lee says:

    Can’t wait to chillout on the beautiful Perth coastline, clear blue seas, white sands and no waves! Plus of course to fuel up on all the local produce – wines and seafood of course!

  • Alexis Demertzidis says:

    Delicious Pancakes and coffee for brunch
    Have a seat and look over the lovely Swan river for lunch
    Optus Stadium providing sporting history
    Why I haven’t been to Perth before baffles me, what a mystery

  • warner meredith says:

    would take my soulmate my wife to a city that she has always wanted to see and visit Rocknest island and taste the fine wines from the Margaret River it would be a fabulous holiday

  • Nicole says:

    I would love love love to go to Rottnest Island and see the quokkas of course! They just have the cutest smiling faces! Then of course, indulge in a gluttony of food and pampering 💕

  • Thai Berrenson says:

    I have never been to Perth and i would love to experience and i have a friend that lives their whom i havent seen for years so this would be a trip to remember.

  • Samantha Hall says:

    Why limit myself to seeing? From musing over Margaret River Moscato to savouring ship to shore seafood to listening to the live and loud music scene, Perth is truly a feast for the senses!

  • Lily Saggers says:

    I want to take my hubby to amazing Rottie (Quokkas) and (markets and beers) and just enjoy fabulous sunsets on Cottosloe beach.

  • Samantha says:

    P – perfect west coast sunsets at Scarborough
    E – exploring and eating my way through Perth dining
    R – Rottnest island, who doesn’t want to meet a quokka
    T – time off relaxing over 4 days
    H – holiday! The last holiday I went on was 3 years ago so truely deserve it

  • stephen thomas says:

    the visit to rottnest island because i have OPRID (Obsessive Perth & Rottnest Island Disorder) only cure is to take a selfie with a quokka.Cure Me.

  • valerie looi says:

    Quokkas at rottie, Cottlesloe if it’s a hottie,
    Bread in Common for the food, drinks at Little Creatures to put me in the mood.
    A massage at Bodhi day spa, and the drinks at one of many cute cozy bars.
    There’re so many things to have a ball, 35 words won’t cover it all.

  • Emma Fargher says:

    I’d like to see my reflection in the bottom of an empty wine glass after dinner at Shadow Wine Bar.

  • Emma Carney says:

    The Alex Hotel is calling, it wants us for the night. Perth streets are buzzing, we want to see the sights. Gardens, beaches, quokka’s too, how can we choose one, with so much to do?

  • Melissa Sherriff says:

    I would most like to see one of my very best internet friends! I have known her for nearly 7 years and I keep saying I need to visit her in Perth (I’m in Adelaide) and winning this will help me do that!

  • Stephanie says:

    To explore the beautiful beaches that the west coast has to offer – the ultimate four days to recharge and reset.

  • Laura S says:

    Walking around small bars for exercise and cocktails!

  • Clare says:

    Keen on enjoying a sunset while consuming a few little creatures – beers not quokkas that is.

  • Lisa Dodd says:

    I want to see me in Perth. Healthy and happy taking loads of Insta worthy snaps whilst relishing the city and surrounds.

  • Emma Puszkar says:

    Rotti’s great, cottesloe too,
    But I really wanno try a Western brew!

  • Emma Puszkar says:

    Rotti’s great, cottesloe too,
    But I really wanna try a Western brew!

  • Kirsty Tradell says:

    Loving the sound of sundowners after dips in the sea,
    And apparently “The Cott’s” Veranda is the place to be.
    Wishing for Western sunsets seen from Cottesloe’s gateway,
    On good advice, Thanks to EatDrinkPlay

  • Emily Fletcher says:

    I am a huge animal lover and my bucket list has to visit the Perth Zoo so for our 10 year anniversary can I please be spoilt and tick the box? but also get to visit the top 10 attraction too which includes Rottnest Island which looks breathtaking.

  • Roberto Colombi says:

    Spending time on Cottesloe Beach and Rottnest Island – looks totally s’PERTH’acular!

  • Olivia says:

    I’d love a quokka selfie!

  • Diana Buic says:

    More than anything, I want to see Rottnest Island, because it is my island home… 🌴

  • Lexy H says:

    Cottesloe beach seaside destination,
    swimming, snorkelling, ultimate vacation,
    then visiting local beachside cafes and bars,
    watching sunset then walking under the stars,
    bike riding or picnic on white sand,
    love to experience Cottesloe firsthand!

  • Mick G says:

    would love to see the awe that is Perth’s Optus Stadium as the craypot looks magnificent and would certainly give me great future conversation rights

  • Elle says:

    It’s time for Perth to show the east coast what it’s made of. I promise to share all the amazing reviews!!

  • I never had a chance to visit Perth, that’s why I really wanna give it a shot this year. I would love to visit Rottness Island to play and get a selfie with the local resident and a true cutie Quokkas (I have been really looking forward to meet them someday) and definitely do a city tour, from fremantle to monkey mia, from Kings park, swan bell to nearby national park 🙌 and as travel & food blogger, food tour is absolutely a must and I know it will be come a long to-do-list of fun

    xoxo

  • William says:

    This sounds like a once in a lifetime vacation and I’d love to create a memory we’ll remember for life by proposing to my partner with the help of some quokkas!

  • Vanessa says:

    I simply want to sit on Cottesloe Beach and watch the last drop of a beautiful Perth day reach its crescendo! Just another day in WA. Perfection.

  • Bridget Rankin says:

    I would love to spend a lazy afternoon at the Flour Factory sipping gin and juice. The Palace Society cocktail needs to get acquainted with my mouth!

  • claire Thrower says:

    Federa who! I want a selfie with a cute Quoka! Rottnest sounds absolutely beautiful, def on my bucket list to visit. If Perth’ s dullsville then call me dull, so much to do, see and eat yumm!

  • Tess Howard says:

    I’d most like to see myself and hubby in Perth! :) We’ve never made it any further West than Adelaide and its time for a romantic adventure.

  • Krissy Lee says:

    Rottnest island has always been on the top of my list to see. With Perth offering pristine beaches, I would love to experience the stunning surrounds of Mullaloo & Cottesloe 🙏

  • Alicia Bardsley says:

    You have listed so many wonderful experiences to enjoy but mostly I would like to meet my nephew who lives in Perth.

  • Julie Canning says:

    The chance to explore the perfect paradise that is Rottnest Island from the luxury of an Electric bike and revel in the scenery, incredibly cute quokkas and fantastic beaches – Australia’s own slice of heaven!

  • Sally Pilgrim says:

    I’m imagining an exquisite Margaret River red in hand whilst watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean at Cottesloe Beach with a ridiculous smile on my face. An experience to savour and treasure.

  • Anna says:

    Take me to Perth!
    The people, city, food, wine and beaches!
    I’d take my husband to experience everything we’ve only heard or read about. I want to sit on a beach and breathe in Perth ❤️

  • Sue Kraay says:

    They say in statistics that 85% of people born in Perth if they leave they come back so as i have never been to Perth myself I’d love to see this amazing place that people always come back to

  • Letisha says:

    I’d be happy to see all of it what an awesome prize great company fingers crossed n toes dreams do come true

  • Joe Giulian says:

    Perth Zoo, The Mint, Cottesloe.
    Sculpture by the Sea, Elizabeth Quay.
    Freemantle Harbour, Bell Tower.
    Maritime Museum, Aquarium.
    Downtown, dining at Crown.
    Swan Bells, staying at Alex Hotel.
    We’d create Memories to treasure…on our exciting Perth adventure.

  • Esther Kim says:

    At Broome I’d see the pearls. Bling.
    At the Kalgoorlie mine I’d see the gold. Extra bling.
    At the Argyle mine I’d see the diamonds. Triple bling!
    Perth is where girls’ best friend is happening!

  • Hattie Tamplin says:

    Perth…..
    Let’s see if it’s worth
    The things they say,
    Time to make our way,
    Fly Overnight,
    know how to do it right.
    Stay The Alex, go to Rottnest
    Winning this trip’d be the Best!

  • Catherine Dengate says:

    Touring Fremantle Jail (subject of undergraduate research forty years ago) catching up with Perth resident old friends, meeting quokkas on Rotto, and watching an Indian Ocean sunset, I all rate high on my Bucket List.

  • Catherine Dengate says:

    typo gremlin in my comment – it should read:

    Touring Fremantle Jail (subject of undergraduate research forty years ago), catching up with Perth resident old friends, meeting quokkas on Rotto, and watching an Indian Ocean sunset, all rate high on my Bucket List.

  • Kylie McCullough says:

    We have never had the opportunity to visit Perth and would love to spend time on Rottnest Island. We’ve heard fabulous things about the city of Perth and would love to sample the great restaurants!

  • Maria says:

    Hard to pick one experience – I’d love to go for the food, the hotel, and the quokkas!

  • Jennifer says:

    As a food, animal and nature lover WA has been on my bucket list ever since. Would love to explore the city of Perth, try local food and get to see the cute quokkas :)

  • George Aluague says:

    Amazing prize! Would love to stay at this boutique hotel, explore Perth and enjoy it’s wonderful foods that this known city has to offer. Plus it’s something my partner made me do.

  • Skye Danaher says:

    I would love to go to York and see Wave Rock

  • Beverly says:

    Wildflower has made your list and I couldn’t get a reservation the last time I was in Perth! I would love to cap off a foodie weekend in Perth!

  • Janelle says:

    Cottesloe is a paradise by the sea.
    Brimming with stunning views, sunshine, natural beauty.
    Add delicious long lunches, an abundance of fine wine.
    The result? A romantic destination to unwind.

  • David Tuff says:

    Go to Rotto for some scuba divng
    ..

  • Eva Kiraly says:

    I’ve dreamed of going to Perth, I have friends there that ask me to come but I’d love to visit before I succumb.

  • carol says:

    Dear Perth,
    It’s been 40 years since I last saw you.
    I know!!
    LOVE to see how you’ve changed.
    Brunch. Brewery. Beach….
    How you’ve grown!!
    LOVE to eat, play and stay….for old times sake!!

  • I absolutely love Perth and apart from enjoying the exquisite cuisine – I want to spend more time at Kings Park – there is so much to see and the views are spectacular!

  • Paula Sutton says:

    I crave scenic vistas,
    Stolen kisses.
    Gourmet food,
    A chilled-out mood.
    Far from 24/7
    Quokkas, sunsets, seals, sea-lions
    Hectic lifestyle left behind.
    All I seek
    Is found on a Rottnest Island Retreat.

  • David Jenkins says:

    Beautiful city of Perth
    One of the finest on Earth
    Indulging ourselves at The Alex Hotel
    We’d Eat, Drink & Play under its spell
    We’d love to embark
    To the Botanic Gardens in Kings Park

  • Shannon McCormack says:

    I have always wanted to go to Rottnest island to see the quokkas and to Fremantle. Also want to see the sun set over the beach to the west 😊🙏🏻.

  • adrienne harries says:

    OMGoodness Perth’s been on my mind
    I want to experience the arts, culture, incredible food and local Gin’s a great find
    Cosmopolitan city full of brews and fun
    A Quokka of a holiday for everyone

  • phil h says:

    Brisbane to Perth is quite the flight
    Arriving, Ready to take on an awesome night
    Spa treatment is the life
    Food, wine with the wife
    beaches to unwind
    Perth hospitality and culture so very kind

  • yvonne says:

    I’d jump on the Alex Hotel bikes exploring Perth (never been before). Stopping at cafes, bars, and making multiple detours to ChiCho Gelato for re-fuel and cool down (Green Tea Mochi cake first stop).

  • Amy bb says:

    Kings park,Rottnest island,Elizabeth Key,parliament house and the bell tower.Just to name a few places I would love to visit in Perth.

  • Bella Ri says:

    A morning walk in Kings Park with my other half, followed by a trip to Perth Zoo. Lunch at Cottesloe beach and dinner at Crown!

  • Christine Leigh says:

    WA is really Australia’s secret.
    I’d love to see the rugged coast of Rottnest
    Cute little quokkas.
    Check out Kings Park
    World’s Best beaches
    Eat my heart out in Perth’s best eateries
    Dream Destination

  • Christine Leigh says:

    WA is really Australia’s secret.
    I’d love to see the rugged coast of Rottnest
    Cute little quokkas.
    Check out Kings Park
    World’s Best beaches
    Eat my heart out in Perth’s best eateries
    Dreamy Destination

  • Yvonne Ingle says:

    I’d make Perth great again;
    By seeing my shopping bags chocker;
    Cottesloe beach covfefe frolicking;
    ‘Russian’ to an Optus Stadium rollicking;
    And ‘trump’ with a Rottnest quokka!

  • Jacqui Lagaluga says:

    The opportunity to see and connect with an an eclectic group of performers from Australia and around the globe at the Fringe World Festival in Peeth makes this a not to be missed event for me.

  • Kathy MacKenzie says:

    The Alex Hotel – it sounds like a magical place that I want to be a part of.

  • Jacoba Evans says:

    I’d like to see Kings Park to see the wildflowers,
    And see the view of the Swan River.
    I’m a lover of Botanic Gardens.

  • Katrina says:

    Visit Rottnest Island’s gorgeous beaches,
    Meet Quokkas, with their adorable features.
    Return to ‘Eat, Drink and Play’ at The Alex Hotel,
    Perth providing wonderful memories for us to tell.

  • Courtney Dettman says:

    My SISTER!!!! It’s nearly been a year :( I’d also love to take a selfie with a Quokka and jump in the waves of the Indian Ocean.

  • David Braybrooke says:

    My family – I almost never see them and would love a WA getaway! Sightseeing and reunions. Cool!

  • George E says:

    I anticipate a rejuvenating stroll through Northbridge while planning my rendezvous with the quokka, and finally losing my gaze to the horizon as my toes perturb the cool waters of the Indian Ocean.

  • Laura Scriven says:

    A smiling Quoka would be on the list,
    Evening Aladdin would be bliss.
    Drinks at Henry Summer to unwind,
    It’s sure to be divine!

  • Laura Atherden says:

    We missed out on our friends wedding in Perth because we had a newborn baby. Now we would like to go on a family holiday with our little girl to explore Perth and congratulate our friends!!

  • peter walker says:

    Vibrant Perth’s my holiday ‘heaven on earth’, 
exploring culture and art in the city’s heart,
    enjoying welcome ‘recharge’ with Bodhi Spa massage, 
admiring wildflower beauty, quokka cuties, 
relaxing Swan River cruise and stunning sunset views!

  • Owain Dunn says:

    I want to spend all afternoon at the beach after a long lunch at Little Creatures. Hopefully I’ll be able to see the Craypot from there!

  • Moira Kennedy says:

    I’d love to see anything and everything! We had planned to honeymoon there but work commitments meant we could only take 3 days. Better late than never though, right!?

  • Donna Bennett says:

    Perth is calling me to play,
    for wonderful experiences everyday.
    Rottnest Island I’d love to explore,
    Bell Tower, mint, zoo and more.
    I’d love to cycle around, visit the sites,
    Alex Perry Hotel pure delight!

  • Vicki Anderson says:

    Picture-perfect sunsets and beaches
    Fine dining and quaint bars
    Quokkas
    BUT SECOND TO SEEING PERTH’S UNIQUE DESTINATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME
    COMES THE TRUELY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE
    OF THE LOCALS YOU MEET ALONG THE WAY!

  • Natalie S says:

    I’d most like to see ME in Perth because I want to experience everything you’ve described for myself

  • Keith Harkin says:

    That popular “overseas” destination, Rotto – because enjoying those quaint quokkas and the soothing vibes of a natural environment would be welcome respite from the buzzes hums and tweets of annoying electronic gadgets.

  • rene mckee says:

    I’m getting married in Perth in July, i’d love to stay in the city in a Alex hotel to experience a wonderful 4 nights of passion with my future hubby

  • Maggie Karner says:

    I would love to see the Thrombolites of Lake Clifton then travel back to finish the day eating fish n chips on Cottesloe beach while watching the sunset.

  • Kathy Petras says:

    Perth, perfect 23rd anniversary gift.
    Never been, wanting to see it all
    from sunrise to sunset. Dream of
    Rottnest Island, Swan Valley Cruise, a stroll in Hyde Park,
    fine foods, wines and seeing a quokka.

  • Karli Hose says:

    All of this would be amazing! I would love to see Perth and all it has to offer!
    4 nights at The Alex!
    The Bohdi J Day Spa
    Food, Food & Food (+ drinks)
    Quokkas!!

  • Winsome Leung says:

    Macka: Date me? :-)*
    Me: Maybe.
    Macka: Slow stroll through Cottesloe? Frock a quokka, selfie with Macka. Relax at The Alex?
    Me: Sold. ((Muttering): Swiping right to… the chubby-cheeked quokka. #Notanotherdogselfie)

  • Annie Vallario says:

    ‘WA’tt an experience to Berth in Perth’s clean white sands of Cottesloe Beach….take it SLOE, eat, drink,play and SEA-ment myself beside the annual Sculptures by the Sea.. a SHORE thing I’d never forget !

  • Amy Beer says:

    I’d love to experience all Perth has to offer with my sister who’s been living overseas – plus growing up my nickname for her was Quokka – would be a hilarious photo opportunity!

  • Catherine Gipson says:

    I need to sample Perth’s sweet treats, so I will happily EAT, DRINK and PLAY my way to Shadow Wine Bar so I can indulge in the delectable sounding Chocolate Nemesis, Mint Ice Cream!

  • Melly L says:

    Pop open a Margaret River adventure,
    Sprinkle delicious wine pleasures;
    Spread some exciting snorkelling trips,
    Mix the biggest surfs on my feet;
    Top up with Mammoth Cave sensation,
    Pour out our 30th wedding anniversary celebration!

  • Janice Hammill says:

    I often travel to W.A for work ,always at a hectic pace.
    To experience in peace is just what my soul is calling for.

  • Geraldine Burgess says:

    I’d like to experience the whole city, or as much of it as I can in the time frame, as I’ve never had the opportunity!

  • Belinda Smetioukh says:

    In Perth I’d love to see, picturesque scenery, beautiful people and in fact, the sea!
    Great food, wine and a little Island to boot, Perth seems like a treasure I need to see, toot toot!

  • Keril says:

    Eat Drink Play, the Alex way
    Awesome comfort; breakaway
    Shadow Dining
    Small Bar Wining
    Lots to share: Petition’s signature local fare
    Quokkas on Rotto
    Henry Summer, semi blotto
    Bodhi J, Spa recovery
    Ultimate Perth discovery

  • sonia cattley says:

    I completed a PhD in Perth for 3 years. On scholarship and a deadline meant I didn’t venture outside of RPH. I’d live to visit “Miss Mauds” to see what my supervisors were on about.

  • My hubby thinks he is the cutest animal by far…
    But I’d like to prove that Rottnest’s Islands quokka, is the star!

  • Phil McMahon says:

    Oh well have to go public…I am a tragic, an AC/DC fan since inception and the only way I can see myself ever getting to Bon’s memorial is to keep entering contests ( sigh)

  • Briannna Walpole says:

    Would have to check out some of the new and classic food and wine spots! Perth’s up and coming on the foodie scene and I’d love to experience it for myself- oh and the beaches!

  • Renee says:

    I’d love to take my hubby and 1 year old to Rottnest Island. There may be a cuteness explosion with a photo of Gus & a Quokka! I’ve also heard the beaches are amazing!

  • Amie Maclaine says:

    As a student with an itch for travel, a deep passion for quality food and wine, and the entire East Coast of Australia under her belt, Perth is on top of my list!

  • Angry boss , livid wife
    Screaming kids, stressful life
    Dream of a day when all is well
    Take me to Perth’s Alex hotel

  • Ségolène Randoulet says:

    My Italian bf and I are both chefs and overseas for a few years now. We never had the chance to visit the gorgeous Perth but this is on our list. This trip looks perfect for two crazy love birds. Why not picking us ?

  • Steven says:

    Adventures to remember, adventures to behold, the swan river in Perth, absolute gold! Experiences to be had, experiences to be savoured, life changing, domestically flavoured.

  • Skye says:

    I have a friend in her final year studying at WAAPA, it would be such a joy to see the city that had been her home for the last three years. Also I hear that Perth sunsets are not to be missed.

  • Elizett says:

    I love to eat, I love to drink, I love to play Perth meets all of above who wouldn’t want to stay

  • Stephanie Somerville says:

    I’d love to go to Perth. For one the beaches are meant to be the best in the world and who can say no to that! I’ve heard so much about the Perth food an wine scene and the Alex Hotel sounds incredible! I’ve always wanted to go and this would just be the most incredible thing!

  • Kristi Turner says:

    The sunset over the beach, beautiful sea and land creatures 🙏, content with nice food and wine. Most of all the smile on our face

  • Jeremy says:

    I would love to see Rottnest Island – OMG, imagine the instagram photos I could take and make everyone jealous. I’d get so many likes. Likes = Validation.

  • Bethany Henderson says:

    It’s not what I’ll see
    but what I’ll feel electrifying me
    Water crystal clearer than any foreign shore
    I know, cos I’ve been there before
    The luxury of the spa
    Unbeknownst to me thus far

  • Belinda B says:

    What a privilege it would be to visit Rottnest island! Beautifully diverse, wildlife I’ve never seen before, largely uninhabited and natural even today, it’s the ultimate escape from the daily grind for me!

  • Cheryl L says:

    It looks intriguing, lit up colourful and bright, a cauldron of pain for us interstate, surrounded by picturesque views and built in ‘crowd surround sound’– Optus Oval

  • Darren Lacey says:

    Definitely spending a day wth Quokka’s, we love those little guys. And then a trip to the Little Creatures Brewery… I also love THOSE little guys.

  • Ian Hawkins says:

    I’d love to spend all day in fremantle. bakeries, beers and the sea breeze.

  • Pauline says:

    It would be my first visit to Perth. An amazing opportunity to see the sun set in the west, eat great food and catch up with my friend who I haven’t seen for a year.

  • Mary Iliadis says:

    Wine, Rottnest Island, a spa experience, a place where sandy beaches line its suburbs, the home to the some of the most stunning sights in the world and lets not forget the Big Prawn.

  • Jo says:

    Would love to win for a relaxing get away for me and my soon to be hubby! Only ever been to Perth for work so want to get in and around the sights!

  • Ying says:

    Missing the beautiful beaches and luscious outback life on the west side. Would love to go back to Perth to visit home where I had grown up.

  • Christine says:

    See the epic Perth sunsets that I have heard so much about, while relaxing at the beach and drinking sundowners

  • Margaret Pritchard says:

    Native Wildflowers, Kings Park.
    Petition Kitchen, after dark.
    Elizabeth Key, coffee at Rubra
    Rottnest Island, Quokka and scuba
    Wildflower Rooftop. Scenic city backdrop.
    Not wasting a minute… my intention
    To soak up Perth’s vibrant reinvention.

  • sam says:

    Never been and would love to see it all!

  • Michelle says:

    Was in Perth on weekend! Wish I had your list handy. Visited Shadow on Saturday very late (*Hello Daniel!). Would love to return for dinner & try everywhere else on your list. Perth. Amazing !

  • Amy Campbell says:

    I would love to visit Perth to sample its restaurants, bars and beaches, watch the sunset and visit the beautiful Rottnest Island! A perfect weekend away.

  • Sally Pilgrim says:

    There once was a hotel called Alex
    Who made us both mad Perth fanatics
    The wined us and dined us
    And helped to unwind us
    We now love those stunning sunsets!

  • Yeskay says:

    In love or heartbroken
    Attached or single
    Everyone deserves a pampered holiday never to be forgotten
    Where is the place for good food and wine while we share a few giggles?

  • Lisa King says:

    I’d like to see what my weight is worth in gold at Perth’s Mint! NOT being skinny, I wanna put an amount on it when people say “you are worth your weight in gold!”

  • Robert M says:

    ALEX HOTEL! a hotel with personality! Having a drink on the rooftop terrace, taking in views of Perth city, free bikes for exploring and the perfect home base to EAT, DRINK and PLAY in WA!

  • Leanne Dodd says:

    I would love to see Fremantle, Perth’s Swan River, wineries, Kings Park, Fremantle Prison and whatever else I can see in the time I am there.

  • Danielle Rogerson says:

    Cruising down the Swan River,
    Sipping cocktails, my poor liver.
    Feet up, enjoying the sun,
    Perth sounds like so much fun.
    Exploring Kings Park for a day,
    Could be possible thanks to Eat, Drink, Play.

    • Ms Darlinghurst says:

      CONGRATULATIONS! Danielle you are the winner of our competition. I’m so excited for you. You’re going to have a wonderful time in Perth. Have sent you an email to arrange details.

  • Katherine Houston says:

    Perth is such a gem of food, wine and beach; often overlooked. I’ve only been once but would love to take my English boyfriend and convince him he’s made the right decision moving to Aus!

  • Susan Mitterman says:

    Nothing is more iconic than Rottnest Island – so picturesque!

  • Jess Booth says:

    The seafood!! Omg it all sounds incredible 🤤🤤🤤 will be so fresh!

  • Kathy Hoile says:

    I just love Fremantle! I have heard the Fremantle Jail is amazing!

  • Leanne veivers says:

    Eat drink and be merry most of all I want to see myself in Perth

  • Shane Sutton says:

    Perth’s coastlines, lakes and rivers.
    With an abundance of hot spots to cast a line – it’s a recreational fisherman’s dream, with fish, crabs, mussels and crayfish to create the perfect FISHING day out.
    .

  • Courtney Thomas says:

    Fried chicken buttermilk pancake…
    You got my attention 🤤
    Optus stadium… I will kiss any ground Ed Sheeran has walked on
    Bodhi J Day Spa… recovery time because I would be exhausted from the “bestest trip everrrr”!!

  • Kylie H says:

    I’d love to see Australia come alive!

  • Tye hall says:

    For the sunsets over the ocean and the fishing and the sports!

  • helen pearce says:

    Please let me take my daughter so we can
    Enjoy some time together
    Relaxing without uni or brothers
    Trying new things and just being
    HAPPY

  • Alex Russell says:

    My name is Alex too and I would love a photo of me in front of the beautiful Alex Hotel. Then I would explore everything that Perth has to offer a first time visitor.

  • Jen says:

    Looking to move to Perth from SYDNEY and see how the other half live!!!!

  • Elsie Blair says:

    First stop little creatures brewery for a few too many icy cold beers, then I would fit in a sneaky gin, finishing my night off at Canteen pizza, and inhale an extra large pepperoni!

  • Erin B says:

    Three words, Quokkas, Food and Friends! Meet a Quokka, eat all the food and checkin in on our friend Liam who just moved to Perth!

  • Cam says:

    I’d spend my days exploring as much as I can with my camera in hand. A Quokka selfie is on top of the to do list.

  • Mariana Nunes Curti says:

    I would like to see all the amazing things Perth has to offer. I would explore the land, the food, and the culture.
    And in the end of the day after all the discoveries I would enjoy a beautiful sunset that only Perth has to offer

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