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July 19,2020

What Can I Do in Perth at Night?

Categories: Leisure, Perth

Famous for being Australia's sunniest capital city, Perth is THE hub of culture and natural beauty on the West Coast. Days filled with stunning beaches, cultural delights and tamed wilderness make it the perfect place for bucket loads of fun in the sun.

But it's as the sun slowly sinks below the horizon that Perth truly bursts into life. Don't be fooled by the laid back day vibes. If you're wondering 'what can I do in Perth at night?' you've come to the right place!

Let's take a look at what's on offer so you can start planning an amazing stay in this beautiful, always alive city.

Spend a Night Stargazing


If you're looking for something truly romantic to do in Perth at night, why not head to the stars and beyond. Make your way to the Perth Observatory to take part in one of their night sky tours. Soak up planets, galaxies and nebulas from one of the most powerful telescopes in Australia and explore the beauty of the southern hemisphere.

As part of the astronomical tour, you'll also have access to the observatory museum. Get up close and personal with some of the oldest known meteorites in the world and have your mind blown with historical universe facts. You don't have to be an astronomer to appreciate the beauty of the night sky as there are plenty of volunteers to hand ready to answer any questions you have.

galaxy


Opulence at the Opera


Majesty's Theatre His is a truly special, state heritage icon venue made for luxurious evenings out in Perth. Dress up in your finest evening wear and enter an opulent space that is home to the opera, ballet and live entertainment.

Throughout the year, the theatre also plays host to a variety of national and international acts. Everything from music to comedy and stage performances of some of the world's most loved shows can be found here. If you're looking for somewhere to go on a memorable date night, you'll be hard pushed to find anywhere better than here.

Step into the Dark Side


Every Wednesday and Friday night, Freemantle Prison is home to the heart-pounding torchlight tour. Spend an hour and a half being terrified by ghost stories and real-life accounts of wrongful executions, suffering and pain in one of Australia's most infamous prisons.

Get first-hand experience of what life was like for the prisoners and explore the sometimes terrifying history. This is a truly unique way to spend the night in Perth. Whether travelling alone, as a couple or with your family, it's a hair-raising experience well worth visiting.

Explore the Night Markets


The Kalamunda Night Markets are held on the last Friday of every month. Explore the wide variety of market stalls covering everything from fashion and art to an explosion of cuisine from around the world. Located on Haynes Street, dig into mountains of paella or savour the devilishly sweet delights of fresh French crepes.

The Twilight Hawker Markets are popular with both locals and visitors alike. Kick back and relax with food from all four corners of the world while enjoying live entertainment. Held every Friday night from October to April in the heart of Perth at Forest Palace.

If you have a weak spot for Asian food, the Noodle Night Market whisks your senses off to far-flung lands. Feast on Thai Street food, Japanese gyoza, Vietnamese delights and a whole host of delicious desserts. When it comes to things to do at night in Perth, food is definitely on the menu.

chinese spaghetti in a bowl


Movies Under the Night Sky


Throughout the summer months, Perth is home to some of the best outdoor cinemas around. Mov’in Bed. is the perfect place to grab a movie under the stars. Instead of the usual picnic rug and bean bag, Mov’in bed cinema allows you to get comfy in a queen size bed (you even get a blanket in case it gets chilly).

Another popular outdoor cinema is Rooftop Movies. Located at 68 Roe Street, make your way 6 floors above the streets below and enjoy a variety of Hollywood blockbusters and cult classics. Rooftop Movies has a fully licensed bar, making it the perfect place to soak up the beautiful Perth City skyline lit up in all its glory with a cocktail or two.

Cruise the Swan River


No visit to Perth would be complete without at least one Cruise the Swan River. Whether you want to enjoy an evening dinner cruise or just do a little bit of sightseeing, the options are endless. One of the most popular swan River Cruises is the Captain Cook dinner cruise.

Dig into a sumptuous buffet dinner followed by delectable desserts as you take in sweeping views of Perth at night. The 3-hour cruise departs from Elizabeth Quay every Friday and Saturday night. Make your way past some of the city's most iconic buildings and reconnect with good food, fine wine and stunning sights

a landscape of a city


Other Night Activities in Perth


Kings Park

A visit to Kings Park at night is a beautiful way to spend a romantic evening. Home to the Western Australian Botanic Garden, a variety of events and festivals are held here throughout the year. If you are looking for somewhere quiet to enjoy a few moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the perfect go-to place.

iFly Perth

Have you ever fancied skydiving - but are terrified of leaping out of a plane? Then an hour or two at iFly Perth gives you a free-fall experience without ever setting foot off the ground. Climb into one of the specially-designed vertical wind tunnels and spin, tumble and float to your heart's content. This is an amazing activity for families looking for something to do at night in Perth.

Holey Moley

Sometimes, good old-fashioned family holiday fun is all that's needed. spend an enjoyable evening at Holey Moley Putt-Putt and enjoy a little bit of light-hearted competition at this crazy golf course. Another favourite amongst families looking for things to do at night, it's a surefire way to keep everyone happy from the youngest to the oldest.

someone playing golf


Peddle Perth Tours

Want to visit award winning bars you probably don’t even know exist, but don’t want to have to worry about walking after a couple of delicious drinks? This experience is for you and your crew. Journey around the city on a Peddle bike listening to tunes and watching the city pass by as you are shuttled between 3 new, funky bars.

Lumber Punks

Axe throwing - yes it is a thing. No - it isn’t just for lumberjacks. This is the perfect activity for the adults amongst us who have always dreamed of hitting a bullseye with an axe. The experts at Lumber Punks teach you how to throw (and master) a variety of different axes in your own private lane. Definitely a unique and exhilarating Perth experience.

The Perfect Place to Stay


With so many fantastic fun things to do in Perth at night, boredom is off of the agenda. Whether you're staying for the night, the weekend or longer, Ibis Styles East Perth places you in the heart of all the action.

Experience comfort and convenience in our modern, well-appointed accommodation in Perth CBD. Spend the night exploring the best the city has to offer before heading back to your room for an amazing night's sleep. Wake up to a hot A La Carte breakfast and kick start your day the right way.

Book your stay today and get ready to see Perth in a whole new light - at night.

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