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Lake Leschenaultia

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Lake Leschenaultia is an impressive recreational lake nestled in the scenic bushland of Perth Hills.

Offering an abundance of water and land based activities, Lake Leschenaultia is the perfect place for a family day trip or camping getaway.

Hire a canoe for a few hours or take the three kilometre walk trail around the lake to explore the area on foot. You may get to see some of the numerous species of native birds, kangaroos, possums or echidnas that live in the area. Those with extra energy can try the 10 kilometres of off-road bush cycling trails.

White sandy beaches make it easy to access the calm waters where children of all ages can enjoy paddling or swimming in safety. Older kids will love jumping off the lake pontoon!

Make the most of the excellent picnic and barbecue facilities or lunch at Reflections Caf near the water's edge. Then settle back on the shaded lawn while the children have fun in the playground.

This peaceful setting, surrounded by magnificent native trees and wildflowers, is ideal for overnight camping and a great base to explore Perth Hills.

Lake Leschenaultia is located in Chidlow, just 50 minutes drive east of Perth.

Attractions

  • Amusement and Theme Parks (4)
    1. Fire and Emergency Services Education and Heritage Centre If you're looking for something educational, interesting and interactive to do while you are in Perth, then organise a visit to the Fire and Emergency Services Education and Heritage Centre.
    2. Flight Experience WA At Flight Experience WA you can climb aboard our Boeing 737 Flight Simulator, take the pilots controls and, under the guidance of one of our instructors, you'll experience the next best thing to flying a real commercial airliner.
    3. Jet Flight Simulator Perth Live your dream of flying a Jet Airliner!
    4. Perth Zoo Just five minutes from the heart of the city, Perth Zoo is a Western Australian icon filled with lush gardens and naturalistic exhibits that are home to more than 1,200 animals from around the world.
  • Entertainment (2)
    1. Brass Monkey The Brass Monkey is a Perth icon and the most photographed hotel in Perth. Youll understand why when you see it lit up at night.
    2. Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Troupe Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Troupe is an exciting, professional Aboriginal dance group from the South-West of Western Australia. Led by renowned didgeridoo player James T Webb, the group offers a variety of performances from ten minute power performances to longer shows. The performances are tailored to suit a wide range of events and venues, including concert and festival spots, event ceremonies, street parties and children/ family shows and Welcome To Country presentations.
  • Farming, Food and Produce (1)
    1. The Miami Bakehouse Melville For more years than they can count, the famous Miami Bakehouse has been treating holidaymakers and locals to freshly baked pies, breads and pastries.
  • Galleries, Museums and Collections (11)
    1. Art Gallery of Western Australia Welcome to the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Through the Collection, their associated programs, and stimulating exhibitions they offer Gallery visitors unique and exciting experiences of historic and contemporary Australian artists, and bring the art of the world to Western Australia.
    2. Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia The Royal Australian Air Force Association Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia is widely recognised as one of the best of its kind in Australia and indeed, the world.
    3. Francis Burt Law Education Centre and Museum Francis Burt Law Education Centre and Museum is Perths oldest remaining public building and was the most prominent building in the early days of the Swan River Colony. From 1965 to1987 it served as the Law Society offices. In 1987 the building was refurbished and opened to the public and named the Francis Burt Law Education Centre and Museum, a community education centre for legal history and one of the few law museums worldwide.
    4. Railway Museum The Railway Museum of Western Australia offers a comprehensive view of railways and their role in the development of Western Australia.
    5. Scitech Scitech is an educational and engaging science centre conveniently located in the heart of Perth. As Western Australia's leading science education institution, this unique centre offers interactive science experiences for the whole family.
    6. The Old Bakery on Eighth Cafe You will enjoy delicious breakfasts, lunches, and excellent coffee and cakes, all made on the premises at The Old Bakery on Eighth Cafe.
    7. The Old Bakery on Eighth Gallery At The Old Bakery on Eighth Gallery, you will discover a gallery brimming with fine art and craft, paintings, jewellery, ceramics, glassware, scarves, wraps, bags and crafted natural timbers. You can select gifts and mementos created by some of Western Australia's talented artists and craftspeople.
    8. WA Herbarium The Western Australian (WA) Herbarium is responsible for the scientific description and documentation of Western Australia's botanical species diversity. It maintains a collection of over 740,000 plant specimens that voucher species diversity and distribution throughout the State. Each year they add a further twelve thousand specimens to the already extensive flora collection.
    9. Western Australian Cricket Association Museum Sports fans will be enthralled with the extensive collection of cricket and other sports memorabilia housed in the Western Australian Cricket Association Museum in East Perth. Walk through the rooms of a converted residence situated next to the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) cricket grounds to learn about all about the WACAs 111 year history and see memorabilia from all around Australia.
    10. Western Australian Museum Perth The Western Australian Museum Perth is the gateway to the states natural and cultural heritage.
    11. Zig Zag Cultural Centre Visiting the Perth Hills? Make sure the Zig Zag Cultural Centre in Kalamunda village is your first port of call. This stunningly-designed centre offers visitors a tourism and cultural experience in one.
  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations (6)
    1. East Perth Cemetery The East Perth Cemetery was first mentioned in 1829 in records of colonial secretary Peter Broun. It was originally much larger than it is today but development has reduced its size. The last burial here was in 1919, but family vaults have been used since then.
    2. Government House Government House is one of Perth's most magnificent properties, located right in the centre of the city. With over three hectares of beautiful gardens, you could lose yourself amongst the abundant birdlife and plant species, hidden away in the heart of the commercial district.
    3. Kings Park and Botanic Garden One of the largest inner-city parks in the world, Kings Park and Botanic Garden covers 400 hectares of Perth's heart with serene natural bushland and sculpted gardens. It's perched high on the crest of Mount Eliza, making it a top spot to take in sweeping panoramas of Perth's city skyline and Swan River.
    4. St Mary's Cathedral The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, is more widely known as St Mary's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia.
    5. The Perth Mint One of the world's oldest gold mints still operating from its original premises, The Perth Mint invites you behind its iron gates to feast your eyes on the largest collection of gold bars on Earth and get your hands on close to one-million-dollars-worth of pure gold bullion.
    6. Tranby House (1839) Discover a special piece of Western Australian history by visiting Tranby House (1839) in Maylands. This beautiful historic house is situated on the banks of the Swan River in Perths eastern suburbs. It is one of the only houses left from the early pioneers of the Swan River colony.
  • Landmarks and Buildings (1)
    1. The Bell Tower From the towering glass spire of The Bell Tower, one of the largest musical instruments in the world fills Perth's city air with its chimes and invites you to try your hand at bell ringing. It's quite a privilege when you consider these are the original (circa 14th Century) bells of Saint Martin in the Fields Church - the parish church of Buckingham Palace in Trafalgar Square, London.
  • Markets (1)
    1. Subi Farmers Market Subi Farmers Market is a vibrant community facility providing fresh, nutritious food, for the benefit of your health, your kids and the environment.
  • National Parks and Reserves (1)
    1. Darling Range The Darling Range east of Perth is a perfect weekend getaway thanks to its cosy Bed and Breakfasts, top quality restaurants and art galleries all in a beautiful bushland setting.
  • Natural Attractions (4)
    1. Penguin Island Located 45 minutes south of Perth and just a five minute ferry ride across Shoalwater Bay, Penguin Island is one of Australia's premier nature based tourism destinations. The star attraction is the little penguin - the smallest species in the world. Visitors can get up close to the penguins at the Discovery Centre where rangers host three daily penguin feedings. This is your best opportunity to see these creatures as they're shy and spend most daylight hours feeding at sea or hidden in their burrows.
    2. Perth Hills Centre The Perth Hills Centre is an interpretive centre nestled in the heart of the Beelu National Park, which was formerly known as the Mundaring National Park. Take part in the Nearer to Nature interactive activities designed to enhance your nature experience.
    3. Point Walter Point Walter, south of Perth, is where the locals go on weekends for riverside picnics, swimming and fishing.
    4. Swan River Take in one of the most photogenic cityscapes from the Swan River and its foreshore, joining Perth locals for a walk, cycle, jog, picnic, spot of sailing and fishing or a gentle river cruise. The city stands proudly on its banks, with Perth's brilliant blue skies and many vantage points offering perfect photo opportunities. Head to Kings Park and Botanic Garden or a 180 degree panorama of the river, cityscape and Darling Range beyond.
  • Parks and Gardens (1)
    1. Lilac Hill Park Each year in October/November, an international cricket match is held at Lilac Hill Park.
  • Scenic Drives and Walks (4)
    1. Bibbulmun Track The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walking trails, stretching over 1,000 kilometres from Kalamunda, in the Perth Hills, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. This Top Trail passes through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia.
    2. Boom or Bust Trail, Perth CBD The Boom or Bust trail is a historical walk through Perth city that highlights the 'boom' created by gold and the resultant surge of growth, wealth and prosperity in Western Australia. The city population swelled, buildings were erected and it seemed Perth would 'bust' as this remote town turned into a buzzing cosmopolitan city.
    3. Law Trail and Lotterywest Federation Walkway, Kings Park Law Walk and the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, Kings Park provides the best of both worlds. The manicured gardens and views of Kings Park transition to natural bush including a bird's eye view of what the Perth bushland was like more than 200 years ago.
    4. Windan Bridge Loop, East Perth The Windan Bridge Loop is an easy three kilometre bike trail located on the banks of the beautiful Swan River in the centre of Perth, Western Australia, the Top Trail takes riders past Herrison Island, the Burswood golf course, East Perth with its galleries, public art and cafes, and the eastern side of the central business district.
  • Shopping (12)
    1. Allgem Jewellers Allgem Jewellers have a vast collection of loose Australian Opals and Australian Opal jewellery, pearls and pearl jewellery including Broome pearls and black pearls from Shark Bay in Western Australia.
    2. Costello's Jewellery Costello's Jewellery is a third generation family jewellery retailer specialising in Australian Opals, Argyle Diamonds and South Sea Pearls located in the heart of the shopping precinct of Perth.
    3. Forrest Chase Forrest Chase, incorporating City Central, enjoys a unique location in the heart of the City of Perth with equal frontage to Forrest Place, Murray Street Mall and Wellington Street.
    4. Harbour Town Brand Direct Outlet Shopping It's time to embark on a shopping adventure! Harbour Town offers more than 100 outlet stores in a unique, open air shopping environment. As Perth's only brand direct outlet, Harbour Town offers quality brands, often direct from the manufacturer, resulting in savings of up to 60 per cent off recommended retail prices.
    5. Jogia Diamonds International Located upstairs, above the Commonwealth Bank in Barrack Street, Jogia Diamonds offers a range of white diamonds, engagement rings, diamond jewellery as well as champagne and pink diamonds from the Argyle mine.
    6. Little Lolly Shop Perth Little Lolly Shop Perth is a brand new confectionery shop in the heart of the Perth Central Business District. It has one of the widest ranges of confectionery from around the world all in the one shop. The staff are friendly and very colourfully uniformed and will always endeavour to ensure you get great customer service every time you visit. So come and visit them in Carillon City Shopping Centre and enjoy the experience.
    7. Monart Studio and Gallery Monart Studio and Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery showcasing Western Australian and international artists.
    8. Morish Nuts See first hand the traditional old fashioned way the prime selected nuts are hand roasted and lightly coated in Morish Nuts special recipe of candied caramel.
    9. Panache Living Originality is behind everything 'Panache'. The store changes with the theme of the day, the turn of the seasons and to reflect the year's celebrations of Easter and Christmas. Luxury plus is their motto. Stylish ladies fashion, jewellery, homewares and gifts for every occasion are on offer.
    10. Shopping - Perth, Northbridge and West Perth Retail therapy can be found in the form of leading fashion houses, chic boutiques and outlet bargains on a shopping spree in Perth, Northbridge and West Perth.
    11. Solid Gold Diamonds Located in the heart of the city, Solid Gold Diamonds hosts the largest collection of Argyle diamonds available to view in Australia.
    12. The Swim Shop The Swim Shop is the factory outlet for Loo Taylor Australia swimwear and beachwear and one of the major outlets for the internationally renowned Sunseeker and Jantzen brands.
  • Sports and Recreation Facilities (2)
    1. Collier Park Golf Course Collier Park Golf Course offers 27 superb holes, a driving range, putting and chipping greens and practice bunkers, just 10 minutes from the centre of Perth.
    2. Lone Ranges Shooting Complex Experience the excitement of real shooting with real guns at Lone Ranges Shooting Complex in Belmont, Perth's only publicly accessible indoor shooting range.
  • Wineries, Vineyards and Breweries (4)
    1. Feral Brewing Company The Feral Brewing Company is a proudly family owned and operated hand-crafted microbrewery situated in the heart of Perth's premier food and wine tourism precinct - the Swan Valley, just 20 kilometres from the Perth central business district.
    2. Peel Estate Winery Only 40 minutes from Perth's central business district, this magnificent winery is nestled between protected wetlands and the estate's vineyard in the middle of Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) country. Open every day, Peel Estate is the ideal spot for a day trip. Share a bottle of wine with a picnic or cook a barbecue and relax the afternoon away in the beautiful picnic grounds.
    3. Ugly Duckling Wines Ugly Duckling Wines is a small boutique vineyard and cellar door located in the heart of the Swan Valley. They pride themselves in offering premium wines, all hand-picked and locally crafted, coupled with old fashioned personal touch.
    4. Upper Reach Winery and Cellar Door Upper Reach is a family owned and operated boutique winery, on the banks of Perth's Swan River. They would love you to come for a wine tasting at their Cellar Door with huge views of the vineyard. You could be anywhere, but you're only 30 minutes drive from Perth!
  • Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks (3)
    1. AQWA the Aquarium of Western Australia Explore 12,000 kilometres of Western Australia's coastline in just one day at the Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA)!
    2. Calamunnda Camel Farm and Oasis Tea Rooms At Calamunnda Camel Farm and Oasis Tea Rooms you can enjoy a short ride or an extended trek through native Australian bush.
    3. Kanyana Wildlife Meet some amazing critters and passionate wildlife carers on a guided tour of Kanyana Wildlife.

Events

  • Exhibitions and Shows (22)
    1. 25 Years of the AGWA Foundation 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation. Since its inception in 1989, the Foundation has helped the Gallery purchase over 4,500 works for the State Art Collection. In the last five years, Foundation funds have accounted for 80 per cent of acquisitions. To celebrate this milestone, a showcase of significant works acquired through the Foundation's vital support is on display at AGWA.
    2. Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum Kabul The Western Australian Museum proudly presents Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum Kabul.
    3. All Ford Day Car Show Come along and see the biggest range of Fords on display in a single show in Western Australia.
    4. Animal Ark Animals take over the walls of the Art Gallery of WA in their latest exhibition, Animal Ark.
    5. Art Exhibition Army Art celebrates it's fortieth Anniversary in 2014, as a charity event that showcases all Western Australia has to offer with existing and emerging West Australian artists, raising money for West Australian charities.
    6. Becomings Becomings is an exhibition to be shown at Spectrum Project Space showcasing artwork by Edith Cowan University (ECU) Post-graduate students from the School of Communication and Arts.
    7. Boundaries of Beige Structures have a tendency to measure, delineate, regulate and mark bodies. In Boundaries of Beige Marzena Topka uses textiles such as office clothing and string in unusual ways to explore organisational structures and how they work their way into daily lives. Whether this happens through duty, responsibility and necessity, or through self imposed routines and habits the results are not dissimilar. People are surrounded by regulations, procedures, instructions and guidelines that provide them with codes of behavior and define their lives.
    8. Brookfield Place Winter Light Festival This is a City of Perth Winter Arts Season event.
    9. Carine Thevenau WA - Return to Huldra’s Wood Return to Huldra's Wood is an extension of Thevenau's' series, and deals with fear, and 'otherness', whilst projecting a definite female perspective.
    10. Carnival of Science This is a City of Perth Winter Arts Season event.
    11. City of Perth Winter Arts Season Its not just the weather that's about to get wild; the City of Perth Winter Arts Season sees Perth become a whirling hub of cultural activity, with nearly 200 events from Western Australia's leading and up-and-coming arts organisations, venues and independent artists.
    12. CLIP Award The CLIP award is an international prize recognising contemporary landscapes in photo-based media. The criteria for selection focuses on images that are original and stimulating whilst challenging traditional notions of landscape photography.
    13. Coonawarra Wine Tasting Roadshow The Coonawarra Roadshow is a highly anticipated event which travels to capital cities during the month of August.
    14. Coral, Fire, and Ice: Explore Secret Underwater Worlds with David Doubilet Join National Geographic Live Pacific as they go beyond the published story with David Doubilet as he shares never before seen images from his National Geographic assignments. Discover the reality of life behind the camera-from parasites to harp seal bites-as he shares his adventures of working to get the best shot.
    15. Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous Extended by popular demand!
    16. Extreme Adventure on the Edge: Vertical Feats and the Man Who Can Fly Have you ever watched a National Geographic film about some incredibly remote, dangerous place - and then wondered what the people behind the cameras experienced to capture the action? Join Bryan Smith, an award-winning filmmaker for the National Geographic Channel, as he shares gripping moments from his assignments to document extreme feats and high adventure in the world's most challenging environments with National Geographic Live Pacific.
    17. Flair 2014 - National Ausglass Exhibition Flair 2014 presents an eclectic collection of contemporary studio glass from across the country, including the work of some of Australia's most renowned glass artists, as well as emerging talent. All are exploring the versatility of glass as a creative medium.
    18. Green and Gold David Attwood and Jurek Wybraniec will create, with some help from their friends, an Emu Export wizard stick that will snake throughout the entire gallery space. Green and Gold is both a monument and a protest - a reflection on an outdated, outmoded icon and a refusal to let go.
    19. Home Is Where My Heart Is Home Is Where My Heart Is is a unique photographic exhibition held as part of National Homeless Persons Week through a collaboration between the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) and Propel Youth Arts WA.
    20. Insider Art - Winter 2014 This exhibition is part of a regular series of exhibitions held at Fremantle and organised by Corrective Services. It showcases the creative achievements of Western Australian prisoners. Prisoners from across the State contribute paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures in a range of media.
    21. Jim Naughten - Hereros A portrait exhibition of Herero tribe members of Namibia, revealing a material culture that harkens the region's tumultuous past: residents wear Victorian era dresses and paramilitary costume as a direct result and documentation of its early twentieth century German colonisation.
    22. Kings Park Festival Celebrate the Kings Park Festival this September and see the planet's most stunning wildflowers in full bloom. The Kings Park Festival includes a range of diverse activities and events for visitors. There will be live music each Sunday, family activities, wildflower walks, art exhibitions and much more to bring together the best of Western Australia in one of the world's most spectacular parks. There is something to suit everyone and most events are free.
  • Festivals and Celebrations (12)
    1. Altitude Altitude, the prestigious black tie ball established to raise essential funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of WA (RFDS WA), will take place in the Grand Ballroom at Crown Perth.
    2. Avon Descent Family Fun Days Experience the excitement of one of the world's greatest white water races with your whole family at the Avon Descent Family Fun Days. The events held in Northam, Toodyay, Guildford, Belmont and Bayswater include live race commentary, free and low cost activities, free entertainment, children's activities and more! Grab a bite to eat or bring a picnic and enjoy a full day out at one of these events, or make a weekend out of it and see all five.
    3. Awesome Arts Festival The Awesome International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things is a showcase of amazing and exciting contemporary art from all over the world. Each October, young people and their grown ups are invited to enjoy an extraordinary array of both free and ticketed film, animation, theatre, contemporary dance and music, sculpture, installation and new media in the Perth Cultural Centre.
    4. Ballajura Community Fair The Rotary Club of Ballajura-Malaga and Lions Club of Ballajura is holding its Annual Fair. The Fair is designed to give enjoyment to the whole family with multicultural displays, dancing, clowns, fair ground activities, craft, food and novelty stalls, and more.
    5. Bethesda Hospital 70th Anniversary Fundraiser Ball 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of Bethesda Hospital, a truly significant milestone for the 88-bed hospital that started from humbled beginnings and is now considered one of Perth's best private hospitals situated on the shores of the beautiful Swan River.
    6. City of Swan Power On Locals keen to cheer on competitors in this year's 42nd Avon Descent are invited to join the fun at City of Swan Power On.
    7. Fluff An Awesome Arts Festival event.
    8. Glass Slipper Ball WA 2014 will be the inaugural 'Glass Slipper Ball' to raise funds for the Children's Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation Inc (CLCRF).
    9. Hidden Treasures - Fremantle Workers Club The Hidden Treasures winter music series will celebrate Fremantle's vibrant musical culture by converting unique spaces along High Street into live music hotspots to showcase new and established artists.
    10. Hidden Treasures - PS Art Space The Hidden Treasures winter music series will celebrate Fremantle's vibrant musical culture by converting unique spaces along High Street into live music hotspots.
    11. Hidden Treasures - The Buffalo Club Fremantle has a long history of nurturing musical talents and delivering some of Australia's best musical exports. This July, Hidden Treasures winter music series will celebrate Fremantle's vibrant musical culture by converting unique spaces along High Street into live music hotspots to showcase new and established artists.
    12. Hidden Treasures - The Navy Club Fremantle has a long history of nurturing musical talents and delivering some of Australia's best musical exports. This July, Hidden Treasures winter music series will celebrate Fremantle's vibrant musical culture by converting unique spaces along High Street into live music hotspots to showcase new and established artists.
  • Markets (3)
    1. Angove Street Festival This year Angove Street will play host to a range of unique Perth retailers, performers and culinary connoisseurs ready to share their crafts with you. There will be a cove of adventures for kids, packed with activities, as well as performances and arts to delight the whole family.
    2. Beaufort Street Festival The Beaufort Street Festival is a celebration of all things Beaufort Street - from the innovative nature of their business owners, to the decadent tastes and smells that fill Beaufort Street on a daily basis. From the creative and artistic nature of the performers who wish to celebrate the Street, to the artists whose talented hands have created artwork to reflect the theme of the Festival.
    3. Collectors Fair - Coventry Village Markets Coventry Village in association with West Coast Collectors Group invite you to their Collectables Fair.
  • Performances (51)
    1. 360 - Utopia Tour There is one name in Australian music that has changed the game. One artist who can get the room jumping with the drop of a beat. The country's hottest and most controversial crossover star, 360 is heading out on his biggest ever tour across the country. This is 360's first headline tour in over two years and since the release of 'Falling And Flying', the double platinum album that resulted in Sixty's meteoric rise to fame.
    2. A Day On The Green - Jimmy Barnes, The Living End and Special Guests To celebrate his 30th anniversary as a solo artist, Jimmy Barnes has announced a special a day on the green national tour with The Living End, Ian Moss, and Mahalia Barnes and The Soul Mates.
    3. Altitude Presented by Pilatus, Altitude is the prestigious, annual, black tie ball established to raise essential funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Western Australia. The glamorous, annual ball will be an elegant evening hosted by national television personality, Natalie Barr and featuring world-class service, fine dining, premium beverages and an exciting live charity auction, all within the five-star surrounds of Crown Perth.
    4. Andrea Bocelli 2014 Tour Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour of Andrea Bocelli. The world's most beloved tenor, will be touring in September, performing in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.
    5. Anthony Callea - Ladies and Gentlemen, The Songs of George Michael Anthony Callea is one of Australia's finest vocalists, and this ARIA award winner will bring to life this impressive music catalogue that has touched millions for decades. Careless Whisper, Too Funky, Faith, Jesus to a Child, Father Figure, Outside, the list is endless. Anthony will also relive the early days of Wham!
    6. Australian Chamber Orchestra presents Tognetti's Beethoven This concert features three bold Beethoven works: his majestic first foray into symphonic writing, the stormy and drama-filled Coriolan-Overture and his Triple Concerto, featuring playful dynamism between Richard Tognetti, ACO principal cellist Timo-Veikko Valve and emotionally expansive Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin.
    7. Australian String Quartet - Boundless Here are three masterpieces, from arguably the three greatest composers for the string quartet. Haydn's op 77 number one is the grand, crowning achievement of a life inventing, exploring and perfecting the genre. Written ten years later, in Beethoven's middle period, the Serioso quartet is all fire and crystal whilst remaining compositionally one of the strictest and most tightly structured works he ever wrote.
    8. Australian String Quartet - Relativity The Mendelssohn family were pioneers in the presentation, preservation and creation of music. The most modern works imaginable and the most newly revived older works were performed side by side in their house concerts in the early 19th century. Not only were Felix and Fanny's extraordinary gifts as performers, composers and programmers discovered and developed in these performances, but the revival of the then-forgotten JS Bach began there too.
    9. Bangarra Dance Theatre - Patyegarang Through his distinctive choreography, Bangarra Dance Theatre Artistic Director Stephen Page imagines the sensations and emotions of 'first contact' when a courageous young Aboriginal woman, Patyegarang, shared her language, her time and her friendship with colonist Lieutenant William Dawes.
    10. Be My Baby At the height of the 1960s, more than 16,000 British babies were adopted - many against the will of their birth mothers. Be My Baby tells the story of four girls each faced with the daunting prospect of losing their baby to forced adoption who find solace in each other and singing the songs from the era. Written by Amanda Whittington, one of Britains' most popular playwrights and writer of the Harbour Theatre smash hits Ladies Day and Ladies Down Under, this will be Harbour Theatre's third production for 2014 and their second in their new premises at Camelot in Mosman Park. Featuring Toni and The Oltonettes.
    11. Ben Folds Live with WASO American singer-songwriter Ben Folds brings his pop-rock flair to the classical stage in a unique performance with WASO, transforming the traditional orchestra into a stellar back-up band. Conducted by Nicholas Buc, Folds will perform a program of hits and oddities including Brick, The Luckiest and Landed as well as his newly-composed concerto for piano and orchestra.
    12. Bill Bailey - Limboland The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill's new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place.
    13. Bjorn Again Get ready for a brand new show celebrating 25 years of bringing the ultimate ABBA experience to audiences worldwide! Grab your friends, family and dancing shoes and prepare for a world-class show featuring the most irresistible pop melodies performed in Bjorn Again's unique way, featuring ABBA's biggest hits.
    14. Black Swan State Theatre Company presents Gasp Imagine a world in which the air you breathe is just another commodity like food and fuel. Something that can be bought and sold according to market forces. How much do you think you'd have to breathe?
    15. Black Swan State Theatre Company presents Laughter on the 23rd Floor It's 1953. Senator McCarthy is raising hell about 'reds' in show biz, and there's "a wait list to get on the blacklist".
    16. Black Swan State Theatre Company presents The Seagull The lives of unforgettable characters, including the famous novelist Trigorin, the celebrated actress Arkadina, her son Konstantin and the young Nina, unfold in Chekhov's work of genius, The Seagull.
    17. Bob Dylan The long celebrated legacy of Bob Dylan, will be once again lauded this winter with his welcomed return to Australia. For the first time in over two decades, Bob Dylan draws the fans closer with performances in some of the most iconic theatre venues in the country. Fans can anticipate a musical event of depth, grace and significance, delivered by one of the greats.
    18. Boy and Bear: Get Up and Dance Tour Having recently toured the world to sold out venues across Europe, the UK, US and Canada, and currently mid-way through an extensive 29 date regional tour of Australia, in-demand Sydney five-piece, Boy and Bear have announced their final tour for 2014, their Get Up and Dance theatre tour set to take place throughout September. This will also be their final tour in support of their number one ARIA album, Harlequin Dream.
    19. Boyce Avenue This YouTube phenomenon is Boyce Avenue and they are making their long-awaited return to Australia.
    20. Cabaret Soiree - Beer Drinking Woman Beer Drinking Woman featuring Christa Hughes and Leonie Wilson.
    21. Cabaret Soiree - Exactly Like You: The Magic of Dorothy Fields Exactly Like You: The Magic of Dorothy Fields featuring Ali Bodycoat, Ian Cross and Izaak Lim.
    22. Cabaret Soiree - Jim Morrison: Kaleidoscope Jim Morrison: Kaleidoscope featuring Luigi Lucente.
    23. Cabaret Soiree - Like Blown Smoke Like Blown Smoke featuring Mint Jazz Band (Mark Cunniffe, Jake Dennis, Alana MacPherson, Nathan O'Brien, Kate Pass) and Rhoda Lopez.
    24. Cabaret Soiree - Speak Easy Speak Easy featuring Jessie Gordon with The Eight-Piece Perth Cabaret Collective.
    25. Cabaret Soiree - Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox Michael Griffiths (Jersey Boys) is Annie Lennox. No accent, costume or wig. Lyrics have been plumbed for new meaning, melodies reinterpreted, all peppered with candid musings and remembrances from the moody songstress herself.
    26. Cabaret Soiree - The Last of the Red Hot Mamas The Last of the Red Hot Mamas featuring Marika Aubrey and her Red Hot Three Piece Jazz Band.
    27. Cabaret Soiree - Up Close and Reasonably Personal Up Close and Reasonably Personal featuring Amanda Harrison.
    28. Comedy Lounge at The Charles Hotel Comedy Lounge at the Charles is the place to be on a Thursday night. Hit the bar and enjoy The Charles' huge range of drinks or try their excellent pub menu while being entertained by the best comedians from Australia and around the world.
    29. Comedy Lounge Unhinged Comedy Lounge Unhinged brings the shows you know and love to Rosie O'Grady's in Northbridge - but with a twist. Each week comedians are challenged to fulfil certain stipulations or improvisations. It could be anything; no swearing, having to talk on a certain topic or even breaking in to song and dance.
    30. Dan Sultan The past few months have seen Dan Sultan deliver smouldering live performances - both in support of Bruce Springsteen and on his own 'Under Your Skin' headline dates.
    31. Dancescapes: Stories through Dance This is a City of Perth Winter Arts Season event.
    32. Doug Anthony Allstars DAAS Live Australia's first international rock stars of comedy, The Doug Anthony AllStars, have reformed for a world tour of the theatres that made them infamous.
    33. Downstairs at the Maj Downstairs at the Maj is just how stand up should be - up close and personal in one of Perth's most unique and intimate venues. Each show features a carefully picked range of comedians from Australia and around the world, guaranteed to have you laughing from start to finish.
    34. Dream Time at The Blue Duck Philip Walley-Stack, one of Australia's most admired entertainers is coming to Perth with his tour 'Strong'. Through his ground breaking music and productions Phil celebrates his ancient culture, whilst embracing contemporary edge music and dance through the sharing of his dream-time inspired stories.
    35. Elmo's World Tour The Sesame Street gang have circled the globe and now bring this popular musical show back to Australia!
    36. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - Henley Brook Having filled the first half of this year with Fringe World Perth, Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as various independent venues - including Sydney Opera House - this legendary Australian show comes to Valley View Restaurant in November.
    37. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - Perth Having filled the first half of this year with Fringe World Perth, Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival - not to mention fabulous venues like Sydney Opera House - this legendary Australian show returns to Rigby's in August.
    38. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - Returning to Rigbys The globetrotting show that's acclaimed by critics and audiences alike! In a year touring 20 countries, this fabulous show makes a hugely welcome return in November.
    39. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - Woodvale Having filled the first half of this year with Fringe World Perth, Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as various independent venues - including the Sydney Opera House - this legendary Australian show comes to Woodvale in August 2014.
    40. G.E.M. X.X.X. Live With 11.5 million followers on Weibo, G.E.M. is a popular Hong Kong singer-songwriter, dancer, musician and actress - a talent not to be missed!
    41. Ghost Walks Love a great outdoor adventure? Looking for something a little different? Get a group together or bring the family, to a City of Gosnells Ghost Walk - it's loads of fun for everyone.
    42. Hipbone Sticking Out At turns funny, wicked, beautiful and gut wrenching Hipbone Sticking Out is spellbinding, cross-cultural theatre that breaks imaginative boundaries - a story that sweeps across time, with luminous animation, complex harmonies and layered story.
    43. Hot August Night Celebrating the anniversary of the legendary recording Hot August Night , Peter Byrne brings Neil Diamond to you together with a world class 30 piece symphony Orchestra.
    44. Hot Chocolate Hot Chocolate are one of the most successful bands ever to come out of the 70s. Formed in Brixton, London, England in 1968, members of the group included Errol Brown, Tony Connor, Larry Ferguson, Harvey Hinsley, Patrick Olive and Tony Wilson.
    45. It's Showtime It's Showtime!
    46. Joe Satriani - The Unstoppable Momentum World Tour Joe Satriani has been an unstoppable force on the music scene for more than 27 years.
    47. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience World Tour Justin Timberlake has announced The 20/20 Experience World Tour will continue its epic global run of sold out shows to Australia. After dominating the global charts in 2013 with the year's best selling album, Timberlake is bringing his electrifying live show to fans in Perth.
    48. Kanye West - The Yeezus Tour With more than 21 million albums sold worldwide, Kanye is the most potent force in music today. The 21 -time Grammy Award-winner released Yeezus in June last year to acclamation from critics and fans alike, achieving his first ever ARIA chart number one, and following up his Platinum releases 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and 2011's stunning Jay-Z collaboration, Watch The Throne.
    49. Kate Miller-Heidke Kate Miller-Heidke has the critics raving with her fourth studio album, and first independent release, O Vertigo! The album playfully redefines the boundaries of her unique style of indie pop whilst pushing her voice into uncharted vocal terrain. Made possible by the support of Kate's army of loyal fans who funded the album through PledgeMusic in a record-breaking three days, the album was released in March and garnered rave reviews along with a top five debut on the ARIA album chart.
    50. Kostroma Performed by the world-renowned Russian National Dance Company, Kostroma is a spectacular and beautiful evocation in dance of ancient Russian culture. This mesmerising event unites centuries of dramatic musical and dance tradition.
    51. Lady Gaga - ArtRave: The Artpop Ball This is a City of Perth Winter Arts Season event.
  • Sporting Events (11)
    1. 37th Swim Thru Rottnest In its thirty-seventh year, swimmers race 1,600 metres between the Army Jetty and the Natural Jetty.
    2. Avon Descent Established in 1973, the Avon Descent is Perth's most iconic event.
    3. Carlton Draught Super Saturday Perth's biggest music and fashion party, plus 10 big races - that's Carlton Draught Super Saturday.
    4. Chevron City to Surf for Activ - Perth The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is Western Australia's biggest community event and is Activ's major fundraising event. With a rich 40 year history, the Chevron City to Surf for Activ has become an icon on the Western Australian sporting calendar, capturing the hearts of tens of thousands of people who have embraced the event. The event attracts children, families, teams and elites.
    5. City of Armadale Duathlon The 2014 City of Armadale Duathlon is Western Australia's premier duathlon event and hosts the WA State Duathlon Championship. The event is also once again a qualifying race for the Australian Team for the 2015 World Duathlon Championships. Held at the purpose built Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, the venue provides a challenging and safe location to host events, as well offering terrific spectator access on the multi lap course.
    6. Crown Perth Opening Day at Ascot Hang onto your hats Perth - fashion, excitement and first class racing is returning to Ascot for the start of the 2014 Festival of Perth Racing.
    7. Golden River Developments Perth Cup Golden River Developments Perth Cup Day is Perth's original and biggest New Year's Day celebration.
    8. ICC Cricket World Cup - Australia versus Afghanistan The ICC Cricket World Cup is the flagship event of the international cricket calendar and takes place every four years, with matches contested in a 50-over format.
    9. ICC Cricket World Cup - India versus United Arab Emirates The ICC Cricket World Cup is the flagship event of the international cricket calendar and takes place every four years, with matches contested in a 50-over format.
    10. ICC Cricket World Cup - India versus West Indies The ICC Cricket World Cup is the flagship event of the international cricket calendar and takes place every four years, with matches contested in a 50-over format.
    11. Irish Day Some days are luckier than others.... And the luckiest of all is Irish Day at the races - the day the craic comes to Belmont Park!

Tours

  • Full Day (19)
    1. Apache Charters Apache Charters is one of Western Australia's premier charter boat companies, specialising in all types of charters from Fremantle all the way along the coast to Montebello Islands. They have been operating Apache Charters for over 14 years and remain one of the only charter companies with its original owners who also skipper the boat - rest assured customer service and a professional operation is their main focus. Their 70 foot vessel, Lady Grace, is lovingly maintained to a very high standard and the company has earned the Tourism Accredited Tick.
    2. Captain Cook Cruises (WA) Captain Cook Cruises (WA) offers the finest cruising on Perth's magnificent Swan River.
    3. City Sightseeing Perth Enjoy the unique experience of the City Sightseeing Perth and Kings Park Tour, Australia's latest double-decker city sightseeing open air fun tour.
    4. Fremantle Tram Tours Since 1985 Fremantle Tram Tours has been providing guided tours to thousands of the visitors to Fremantle aboard their replica 'trams'. With the entertaining and educational commentary provided by the driver, passengers quickly discover the authentic charm of Fremantle that makes it Western Australia's most visited city.
    5. Gray Line Perth Gray Line Perth is a long established Australian owned premium sightseeing company. Owned by the Driver Family, they have been operating for more than 80 years and have a fleet of over 120 vehicles with other operations in Melbourne, Tasmania, and Darwin, with an alliance partner in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
    6. Heliwest Group Heliwest Group combines the stunning vistas of Western Australia with experienced pilots and modern, comfortable helicopters to provide the highest standards of scenic helicopter flights and charter.
    7. Out & About Wine Tours Out & About Wine Tours offers the best of the Swan Valleys wine, cheese, beer and chocolate.
    8. Perth Tours WA Perth Tours WA is a Western Australian accredited business that specialises in entertaining visitors and giving them memorable holiday experiences.
    9. Perth Tram Company Perth Tram Company has operated in Perth since 1986 and during this time have become recognised as a Perth icon. The award-winning wooden replica trams were built locally to resemble the first trams operating in Perth in 1899. They have that old world charm, a reminder of yesteryear, whilst offering a unique experience to see Perth's surrounding highlights.
    10. Pink Bus and Limousine Tours Award winning Pink Bus and Limousine Tours (formerly known as Swan Valley Pink Bus Tours) are HALF DAY TOUR specialists delivering 'Authentic' WINE TOURS for the discerning Wine Lover, as well as 'Taste It All' Tours for those wanting more than a wine tour.
    11. Rock and Roll Mountain Biking Tours Rock and Roll Mountain Biking offers all things mountain biking. They allow you to experience the enjoyment and thrills of a true mountain biking adventure. From a mountain bike skills clinic to a scenic outdoors tour of the bushlands of Western Australia, they can provide an all-in-one mountain biking experience in a safe and controlled situation. Your guides are qualified mountain bike coaches that can show you the best trails that allow you to experience the peace, beauty and serenity that Perth has to offer. They can tailor riders to suit all levels of experience.
    12. Rockingham Wild Encounters - Penguin Island Ferry and Cruises Located 45 minutes south of Perth and just a five minute ferry ride across the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, Penguin Island is a beautiful, unspoilt nature reserve and one of Perth's most popular day trip destinations. The star attraction is the little penguin - the smallest species in the world. Rangers conduct three penguin feeding shows daily at the Discovery Centre.
    13. Rockingham Wild Encounters - Swim with Wild Dolphins Have you ever dreamed of swimming with wild dolphins?
    14. Skydive the Beach and Beyond Skydive the Beach and Beyond is an award-winning adventure tourism company headquartered in Wollongong.
    15. Swan Valley Tours If you like to indulge in wine, beer and great food, then Swan Valley Tours is for you! They provide award-winning daily indulgence tours and cruises of the Swan Valley, showcasing the variety of wines, beers, chocolate, cheese, nougat and sumptuous food that are 'Perth's Valley of Tastes'.
    16. The Road Less Travelled The Road Less Travelled offers a variety of wine tours within the Margaret River region. Winemaker Conor Lagan shares his knowledge of 20 years in the wine and tourism business in a variety of tours.
    17. Urban Indigenous Celebrating Aboriginal Australia, Urban Indigenous delivers interactive, charming, engaging and exceptional Aboriginal Experiences. These experiences are tailor-made to match client requests and to exceed visitor expectations. Careful, thoughtful and creative design is implemented so that itineraries adhere to client requests, meet the objectives of the presentation and deliver a memorable experience.
    18. West Aussie Tours A guided tour is one of the best ways to discover the famous attractions and relaxed lifestyle of Perth. West Aussie Tours offers you a choice of three full day tours that showcase areas of Perth and Fremantle. They also offer individual and corporate tours which can be tailored to suit your demands. West Aussie Tours offers an entertaining way to see the sights of the capital city of Western Australia!
    19. Windward Balloon Adventures Experience the peace and tranquillity of lighter than air flight with the experienced team at Windward Balloon Adventures. Windward conducts champagne hot air ballooning flights daily over the picturesque Avon Valley, Western Australia from April to late November.
  • Half Day (7)
    1. Fremantle Photography Tours Fremantle Photography Tours offer a professional Photographer teaching you travel digital photography on a three hour walking tour through Fremantles historic buildings and picturesque coastline. Any type of digital camera is suitable.
    2. Indigenous Tours Western Australia Indigenous Tours Western Australia invites you to take a journey with them and experience some of Perth's most iconic locations as you have never experienced them before, through the ancient Dreamtime stories of the region's earliest and original inhabitants, the Wadjuk People.
    3. Oceanic Cruises Oceanic Cruises, Western Australia's whale watching experts of the Humpback Highway provide you with ultimate whale watching adventure! Affordable, simple and easy with regular departures from Perth and Fremantle. They are the company that cares. As Perth's specialists in delivering a superior service, they are proud to be able to offer you the opportunity to enjoy the finest on-water experience that Perth has to offer.
    4. Segway Tours WA Be amongst the first to discover Perth's Swan River and Rottnest Island on a Segway! Segway Tours WA provides fun, informative and eco-friendly guided tours of the beautiful Swan River foreshore east and west of Perth, and Perth's playground, Rottnest Island.
    5. Taste Bud Tours Taste Bud Tours specialise in Speed Grazing, visiting nine of the region's most delicious locations and enjoying 25 or more different tasting experiences in a half-day tour.
    6. Two Feet and a Heartbeat - Guided Walking Tours Walking the streets of Perth, Two Feet and a Heartbeat and their group of clever guides are ready to show the best perspective of life in Western Australia.
    7. Water Wanderers For visitors to the city, Water Wanderers' kayak tours offer wide open spaces and scenic landscapes while enjoying the fabulous Swan River. The tours are bursting with wonderful photo opportunities.

Visitor Information

  • Visitor Information Centres (2)
    1. Perth Hills Visitor Centre The friendly staff at the Perth Hills Visitor Centre will provide you with a range of information on local attractions to help you enjoy your visit to the Shire of Kalamunda and Perth Hills, a premier tourism destination within Western Australia.
    2. Western Australian Visitor Centre The Western Australian Visitor Centre is located in the centre of Perth. It is a one stop shop for travel information, souvenirs and offers a free tours and accommodation booking service.

Discovery Holiday Parks - Perth

186 Hale Road,
Forrestfield, 6058,
Australia

Freecall: 1800 626 677

Tel: 08 9453 6877
Email: perth@discoveryparks.com.au

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