Three things to do in WA in summer

Well hello summer in Perth! There is much to love about summer and if you don’t particularly do well in the Australian heat (as I do) there are plenty of activities at dusk when the sun begins to disappear and the balmy windless evening emerges. Occasionally the dawn of morning brings a fresh cool air. Sharing with you three Perthfect things to do in Perth! What do you love about summer in Perth?

Moonlight Cinema, Kings Park


Moonlight Cinema is one of a few outdoor cinemas running during the summer months. Located in Kings Park, Moonlight is a BYO venue which means you can bring along a picnic. Alternatively, there are one or two food trucks. We normally make the most of the evening arriving at 6pm to eat and drink before the movie starts at dark – 8pm. Bring a blanket, pillows or whatever is comfortable. $9.00 bean bags are available. Some evenings under the trees can be cool and a jumper will make all the difference for enjoyable watching. Those that bring a chair need to set up at the back of the grassed area.

Join Cinebuzz for discounts on tickets. HBF also offer discounted movie tickets online.

Location: Synergy Parkland in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Enter from May Drive.

Early morning breakfast and snorkel next to Grant Street Dog Beach


Pack a breakfast picnic (toast, banana, croissants, chia pudding or whatever your taste buds may fancy) and head to the beach! Between North Cottesloe Beach and Swanbourne Beach there are some picnic bench seats overlooking the pristine ocean and white sandy beaches. Take the wood set of stairs down to Grant Street dog beach and there’s a small reef very close to the shore for a spot of snorkeling. It’s not spectacular but still fun with some fish around. The you tube video above was a bit fun we had on New Year’s Day with our GoPro.

Location: Between Swanbourne and North Cottesloe Beach

Sunset Picnic


Over the years we’ve always lived in a place with a small spilt system air conditioner, not quite powerful enough to cool down the whole house. The bonus of this living condition is that we’ve always ventured down to the beach at sunset to cool off.  Sometimes just for a walk or we’ll bring some food down for dinner. It’s always much cooler by the beach in the evenings, relaxing too.

The photo above was taken from the Cottesloe civic gardens, a few metres from Cottesloe Beach.

Location: Cottesloe Civic Gardens

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