Seduced by panoramic vistas every which way, the Vibe Hotel Subiaco tantalises with the ultimate Perth hotel room with a view. As a local, whenever I’m searching for a Perth staycation, a view is often at the top of my list for a unique perspective of my hometown, especially for an occasion as special as our wedding anniversary.
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ANZAC Day commemorates Albany’s wartime role and presents a patriotic reason to explore Western Australia’s Great Southern region further.
I remember a time when the Parmelia Hilton Perth was the fanciest hotel in town. It still is to me as it’s the hotel where I spent my wedding night. More recently, I enjoyed a city staycation with my husband after a recent facelift (the hotel’s, not mine) and once again the Parmelia Hilton Perth outdid itself in the romance department.
There’s nothing quite like being whisked away to luxury digs where the signature dish is romance. Why not go all out and head to a remote pocket of our huge state where no one will hear your cries of glory with these 7 remote romantic getaways in Western Australia.
I’ve been dreaming of a romantic cabin in the woods for a long time – as long as it has fluffy towels, internet and good coffee. Situated in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, the Frankland River region delivers in spades along with plenty of wine, scenery and adventure.
On our road trip from Albany to Denmark, the air is thick with burning wood fires on the approach into the Great Southern region of Western Australia. We’re on a gourmet hunt in an Apollo campervan through Albany, Denmark, Pemberton and Manjimup, hopefully discovering some truffles along the way.
Cruising through the Kimberley is the ultimate bucket list item for many Western Australians. I took a sneaky peek onboard the boutique cruise company Kimberley Quest for a taste of luxury.
Almost exactly halfway between Perth and Albany, the dusty outback town of Wagin toils away beneath a vast expanse of nothingness except for clouds swirling on a background of blue.
Shinju Matsuri is Japanese for ‘Festival of the Pearl’ and Broome celebrates the excitement and romance as a world-renowned producer of South Sea Pearls. The annual pearl festival rekindles a time when the Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Koepangers, Filipino and Europeans flocked to Broome from the late 1800s to join in with this prosperity. Shinju Matsuri is a testament to Broome’s generosity as it tempts 1,000s of annual visitors in a whirlwind of cultural flair for over 50 years and rejoices from 22 August to 5 September 2021.
Nestled between the big city lights of Perth and fashionable Subiaco, lies the Sage Hotel and adjoining Julio’s Italian Restaurant. This landmark building is a combination of contemporary design meets heritage charm – with a bit of whimsy in between for a quintessential Perth Staycation.
The Margaret River Region is every Western Australian’s favourite destination. I know, a big statement, but I can back it up with wine, a stunning coastline, enchanting forests, world-class cuisine and luxurious accommodation.
Private Properties is known for its unforgettable properties in amazing locations ranging from sleek contemporary designs to pre-loved bungalows, many boasting coastal, vineyard and bush views. They have recently released five new properties for those yearning for an escape in Dunsborough, Yallingup and Margaret River.
Oozing big city glamour from every nook and cranny, the QT Perth is a bit of a cutie. Reflective of its location, the QT Perth is installed with a playful mix of luxe textures and jewelled tones.
Situated in Australia’s Coral Coast and where the mighty Murchison River meets the Indian Ocean, lies Kalbarri. The undiluted pleasures of red ochre and turquoise are laid abundant just as nature intended. Close enough to be reached in a day, Kalbarri is far enough away to be one of Western Australia’s ultimate escapes.
Western Australia’s Public Silo Trail is a 1000km self-drive journey linking six towns in the Wheatbelt all the way through to Albany in the Great Southern region. While the silos themselves are worth the drive to admire the artworks created by world-class local and international artists, the journey reveals an unexpected abundance of culture, tasty cuisine and luxurious accommodation.
Australia’s Extra.Ordinary. West is Western Australia’s ultimate travel guide. This 246-page coffee table book shares the many natural wonders, cultural enclaves, quirky anecdotes and surprising revelations about Western Australia.
There aren’t many places left in the world where you can enjoy natural wonders and expansive beaches in relative peace. That is, until you drive a couple of hours north of Perth along the Indian Ocean Drive to Cervantes and Jurien Bay on the Turquoise Coast.
Feel the power of the engine between your thighs on a Harley-Davidson trike tour through Broome.
Have you ever considered walking the 135-kilometre Cape to Cape trek spanning Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in the Margaret River region? But does the thought of camping put you off? A Walk into Luxury tour of the Cape to Cape trek with luxury accommodation and gourmet cuisine might just change your mind.