Ten things you should try in Perth this summer

Take a camel ride along Elizabeth Quay this summer. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d478473
Take a camel ride along Elizabeth Quay this summer. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d478473

IT’S that time of the year, when Perth comes alive.

The weather is warmer, the days are longer and everyone is out to play.

It’s the holiday season so here’s a list of where to go, to keep you entertained, fed and enjoying everything Perth has to offer this summer.

RIDE A CAMEL – CITY

Why travel to Broome this summer for a camel ride when you can do it right in the heart of the City.

Camel West owner Jon Warren has brought his herd of camels to Elizabeth Quay offering people a unique experience within the city centre.

Half an hour Camel West rides from Barrack Square at Elizabeth Quay are held Wednesday to Friday from 10.30am and weekends from 10am.

HOLEY MOLEY GOLF – NORTHBRIDGE AND CAROUSEL

Try your hand at mini golf course while enjoying a beer at the bar at Holey Moley Golf in Northbridge and Carousel this summer.

The unique course that transforms the traditional putt putt into a multi-sensory labyrinth of holes that keep you on your toes across some of the craziest rounds of golf you’ve ever played.

Take a putt at Holey Moley Golf Club these holidays. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d489474

GONDOLAS ON THE SWAN – SWAN RIVER

Celebrate the longer days with a cruise along the river with Gondolas on the Swan.

The half-hour cruises are a nice way to see the city and get together with family or friends over the summer.

BEACHES – COASTAL

Get out and enjoy the sea, surf and sun these holidays.

WA is famous for its beaches and some of the best fine sands and turquoise waters can be found from Coogee to Hillarys.

SCITECH – WEST PERTH

These summer holidays, Scitech is diving to new depths to explore our amazing oceans and reveal the essential role that they play in our lives.

Families can take an ‘Ocean Odyssey’ together, to learn and play in Scitech’s amazing watery world, with activities and experiences for all ages.

PERTH ZOO – SOUTH PERTH

This world-class zoo is home to gorgeous gardens and more than 1,200 animals.

Take the kids and teach show them creatures great and small from all around the world while also getting to learn about Australian fauna.

 FREMANTLE PRISON – FREMANTLE

Built in the 1850s, this jail is WA’s only World Heritage listed building, and gives visitors fun and interesting tours based around stories of saring escapes.

For those looking for something really scary, a tour beneath the prison to explore the tunnels either by foot or boat can also be booked.

STRIKE BOWLING – CAROUSEL

WA’s first Strike Bowling has opened just in time for the summer on The Rooftop of Westfield Carousel.

Boasting 10 bowling lanes, four karaoke rooms and two testing and tricky escape rooms, it’s got the fun covered for everyone.

Funlab, the team who brought you Holey Moley Golf Club, will bowl you over with the opening of Strike bowling this summer. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d489474

TWILIGHT HAWKERS MARKET – CITY

The sun’s out and days are longer which means there are food markets aplenty.

Visit the City’s Twilight Hawkers Market every Friday night and delight in the amazing international street cuisine and sample everything from empanadas to dumplings.

ALOHA SURFHOUSE – JOONDALUP

Aloha Surfhouse in Joondalup brings surf, style, coffee for those wanting to learn to ride a wave in a safe environment.

With a deepwater wave (fins needed) breaking 365 days a year, Aloha Surfhouse offers beginners the opportunity to find their feet on a board and gives more experienced riders the chance to refine their skills.