Santa’s Mailbox

Santa’s Mailbox

Santa’s Mailbox

He’ll be checking the list and checking it twice. So, head to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre before Saturday 16 December, to post your letter and wish list to Mr Claus at the big red Santa mailbox in the lobby.


  • Post your letter to Santa before Saturday 16 December to receive a reply from Santa
  • Envelop must have a $1.20 stamp, and be addressed to Santa, North Pole, 9999
  • Include child’s name and address on the back of the envelope, so Santa knows who to reply to.

After posting your Santa letter, enjoy a meal at Ivy & Jack – with a special kids’ menu offering a range of favourites for the little ones, it’s worth bringing the entire family.

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Winter in Perth 2023

Winter in Perth 2023

Just because the summer is over and the weather has changed doesn’t mean that our city isn’t an incredible place to live, work, and play!

Calling all adventure-seekers and fun enthusiasts! Get ready to have an unforgettable blast during the winter school holidays in Perth! Whether you’re a local explorer or a curious traveler, Perth is brimming with exciting escapades that will make this Easter extra special. From the vibrant CBD to the enchanting King’s Park and the sun-kissed coastline, the city is bursting with thrilling activities and breathtaking sights to discover. So grab your sense of adventure, gather your loved ones, and dive headfirst into the joy and wonder that awaits you this winter in playful Perth!

Wild About Babies at WA Museum Boola Bardip Perth Cultural Centre

Get ready to embark on a wild and whimsical adventure at Wild About Babies, an awe-inspiring extravaganza of larger-than-life sculptures showcasing some of the rarest and most pecious baby animals on the planet! It’s a spectacle like no other, brought to you by the dynamic collaboration of WA Museum, Perth Zoo, and Perth Cultural Centre, with the creative genius of artists Gillie and Marc. Picture this: Perth transformed into a mesmerizing playground teeming with 20 incredible bronze sculptures of the world’s most endangered baby animals. And who better to protect these adorable creatures than their universal mother, a majestic great eastern lowland gorilla?

Now, here’s your chance to be a wildlife explorer extraordinaire! Grab your very own Wild About Babies passport, available for pick-up at various locations around the lively Perth Cultural Centre. Armed with this passport, you’ll not only embark on an exciting safari of discovery but also join us in spreading the vital message of conservation. Want to dive headfirst into the adventure from the comfort of your own home? No problem! You can download and print your Wild About Babies passport right here. Or, if you prefer a touch of excitement in your journey, swing by Boola Bardip, the State Theatre Centre of WA, or the State Library of WA to grab your passport in person.

But wait, there’s more! As part of the festivities, the WA Museum, Perth Zoo, and Perth Cultural Centre have invited talented young artists aged 3 to 13 years-old to let their imaginations run wild. Children were asked to create their very own masterpieces, capturing endangered animals in their artwork and expressing why we should all care deeply for these magnificent creatures. Now, get ready to be inspired as you explore the marvelous drawings and heartfelt messages from these budding artists. Their creativity and passion will touch your soul and remind us all of the precious wonders that exist in our world.

So, join us at Wild About Babies and let the magic of these extraordinary sculptures ignite your imagination and kindle your love for the animal kingdom. It’s a celebration of diversity, a call for conservation, and an adventure of a lifetime. Let’s make a difference together!

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Photo Credit: WA Museum Boola Bardip

School’s Out Winter Fest

These school holidays City of Perth are creating a winter wonderland at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre between July 1st-16th. The Winter Fest has something for everyone in the heart of the city, and only a 5 minute walk from our front door! Explore the skies in the swinging chairs, race and crash in the dodgem cars, show off your grace and talent while ice skating (penguin skating aids are available!), and don’t forget to visit sideshow alley for a great treat to remember the day! There will even be a snowfall for you to experience the beauty of a true winter wonderland. 

Book your tickets now for the event of the winter season! Entry is available from 9am-3pm available, and the staggered entry times mean that it will never be too overwhelming, but once inside, you can stay until 6pm. Each Kid’s admission ticket includes 3 Snow Slides, 10 rides, 4 adult rider passes, and an Ice Rink experience. Plus, kids under 3 are FREE!

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Photo Credit: City of Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden Lightscape

Kings Park is absolutely stunning in the colder weather. The rain and dew make the plants glisten in the sun. But as the sun sets in Kings Park this winter something magical is coming. From 16th June-30th July the internationally acclaimed Lightscape will be illuminating the gardens. Experience a new world as the trees and gardens become a canvas for the light, colour, and sound of the lightworks, created by some of the world’s best local and international artists. Explore stunningly oversized flowers and vibrant, glowing tunnels that will captivate your senses and transport you to a magical realm.

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Photo Credit: Lightscape Perth

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic

Celebrate 100 years of magic with Disney on Ice. Prepare to be enchanted by a spectacular showcase featuring all-time beloved tunes like “Let it Go!” and “You’ve got a friend in me.” Immerse yourself in a world of wonder as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, enchanting Disney princesses, and many more cherished characters make special appearances throughout the show. This is an unforgettable experience designed for the entire family, offering the chance to unleash your inner child and revel in the joyous celebration of Disney’s timeless enchantment on ice!

Dates: 15 – 18 June 2023. 

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$1 Breakfast and a City Staycation 

Experience the ultimate weekend escape with an unbeatable deal that will leave your taste buds tingling! Book your stay with us on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday during the months of June or July and prepare to indulge in a mouthwatering breakfast experience for only $1. Yes, you heard that right!

Kickstart your day with a sensational breakfast at our very own Ivy & Jack restaurant. Our full buffet spread is a culinary delight, offering a tempting array of options to satisfy every craving. From freshly baked pastries to hearty cooked breakfast favorites, our talented chefs have crafted a buffet that will please even the most discerning palates. Trust us, it’s the perfect way to energize yourself for all the excitement that lies ahead!

Imagine yourself basking in the stylish and contemporary ambiance of Ivy & Jack as you savor each delectable bite. We take immense pride in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere where you can truly unwind and enjoy your meal. Whether you’re traveling solo, seeking a romantic escape with your special someone, or planning a fun-filled family getaway, we have the ideal breakfast experience just waiting for you.

But here’s the scoop: this incredible $1 breakfast offer is exclusively available to guests staying at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on eligible weekends in June and July. So don’t wait a moment longer to secure your reservation! It’s the perfect chance to elevate your stay and create unforgettable memories without emptying your wallet.

Book your room today using our Book Early & Save rate and treat yourself to an exceptional stay in the heart of Perth. Wake up to a delightful breakfast feast at Ivy & Jack, all for just $1. We’re eagerly awaiting your arrival and are committed to ensuring that your stay is absolutely extraordinary.

Oh, and let’s not forget the best part: Kids Stay And Eat Free at Holiday Inn! Bring the whole family along and make this getaway one for the books.

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Perth City from King's Park


Book your stay using our Book Early & Save rate and enjoy a full breakfast for just $1 per room reservation

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*Offer available for guests staying at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays during June and July. 7 day booking window applies. Limited availability. A single breakfast is allocated per room. Up to two breakfasts granted under this offer if staying in the same room. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our reservations team for more details.

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Easter in Perth 2023

Easter in Perth 2023

Looking for the perfect plan for the upcoming Easter long weekend in Perth? Well, you’re in luck because there are plenty of amazing things to do! Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, Easter in Perth offers an array of fantastic experiences that cater to all interests. From the CBD to King’s Park to the coast there is so much to see and do this Autumn and its all going on this Easter Long Weekend!

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival

If you want some street culture, excitement, and fancy a trip into Freo then the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is a must! After a three-year hiatus, this high-energy extravaganza is finally back, showcasing amazing performers from around the world.

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Kids Big Carnival

From the 7-10th April, the Wannaroo showgrounds are bursting into life with the Kids Big Carnival. It is a great option for the little ones, with loads of fun rides and other activities for children between 2-12 years.

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Easter Twilight Perth Makers Market

If you’re interested in arts and crafts, Perth Makers Market offers an unforgettable start to the Easter long weekend. On the 6th April from 4-9pm get over to the Perth Cultural Centre where you can get your hands on some incredible hand-made products from more than 80 of the best WA Makers. There is something for everyone in the family including mouth-watering food options, a pop-up bar, live music, a visit from Easter Bunny, and a scavenger hunt.

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Jurassic Kingdom Theme Park

Lastly, thrill-seekers of all ages should visit Perth’s very own Jurassic Kingdom Theme Park. With over 20 lifesize dinosaurs taking over Burswood Park, guests can explore prehistoric paradise and engage with ten thrilling interactive exhibits about these ancient creatures. Jurassic Kingdom also offers fun-filled carnival rides and fan favourite Sideshow Games for the ultimate family day out.

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Visit King’s Park

Wow! Perth is absolutely stunning in the autumn! Kings Park is a huge and well-maintained park that offers stunning views of the city and natural bushland. Visitors can enjoy walks, picnics, and games on the lawns and playgrounds. Check out rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, including from an elevated walkway. It is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. Don’t forget to check out the view from the DNA Tower!

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City Staycation

Lastly, finding the right accommodation is essential. Luckily, Holiday Inn Perth City Centre offers comfort, convenience, and affordability right in the heart of the city as well as modern amenities, comfortable rooms, great service, and easy access to the city’s top attractions.  Book your stay with us for an Easter getaway and enjoy a little something on arrival for both the kids and grown ups. Stay together in our family room or in adjoining 2 queen beds rooms, and enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast for the whole family, so you can start your day off right. Take advantage of this and any other great, exclusive offers.

So don’t wait any longer, start planning your long weekend in Perth and create unforgettable memories with your family and friends!

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Perth City’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Perth City’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Did you even go on holiday if you didn’t post about it on Instagram? Whether you’re a Perth City local or visiting for a holiday, you’ll find  plenty of amazing insta-worthy spots of hidden Perth gems to where you can show this beautiful city at its finest. From stunning backdrops to drool-worthy food, you’ll find everything you need to give your Instagram a splash of life right here in the city.

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Insta worthy locations in Perth

The Bell Tower

Take your insta to new heights, and take a walk up the iconic Bell Tower at Elizabeth Quay, just 5 minutes walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. The tower has 3 viewing platforms, with a excellent view of Swan River, so you’re guaranteed to get at least one good shot. It’s the perfect place to get that beautiful sunset pic that Perth is renowned for. If you want to take your insta-game to the next level, stick around to hear the 18 magnificent bells ringing – it’ll make a great insta story.


Street Art

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre Street Art Wolf LaneImage credit: Streets of Perth

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is surrounded by amazing street art – you can even see some of it from our rooms! Start your street art tour at Wolf Lane, right behind the hotel where you’ll find falling ladies, a wolf and a bright geometrical wall – perfect for a pic. If you want to take a tour of Perth street art, we recommend Oh Hey WA or plan your own via the Streets of Perth website. 


Get Cruising

You can capture amazing views all over Perth, but it’s most breathtaking from the water. There are plenty of cruises that will take your breath away and make you wish you could capture the feeling and scenery in a photo.  Captain Cook Cruises are the best way to see Perth, and if you’re lucky you might even see a few dolphins along the way! Take a cruise from Fremantle to Perth and enjoy a as they allow you to have some delicious lunch from while you Fremantle to Perth and take in all the sights during the ride.


When in Fremantle…

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre FremantleImage credit: Ootong and Lincoln

After you’ve taken the cruise to Fremantle, you’ll need to make a beeline for the South Fremantle café, Ootong and Lincoln. Here you’ll find a mural by Local WA Artist, Anya Brock of two incredibly colourful zebras covering the entire face of the café.  What you’ll find there is a pair of beautiful coloured zebras that have been painted as a mural by local WA artist, Anya Brock. Once you’re done striking a pose with this joyous work of art, you can pop into the café for a coffee and one of their renowned cakes. 


Outdoor Cinemas and Twinkling Skies

Northbridge is the place to go if you’re looking for outdoor cinemas and a little night time twinkle to your Insta feed. In the summer, the Rooftop Movies have you covered, or you can watch a free film in the Northbridge Piazza on the weekends. Settle into a comfy bean bags and head out to a rooftop cinema, or try the Northbridge Piazza for some movie watching, delicious food and even a little live entertainment.


Every View is a Good View at Kings Park

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Kings Park

Image credit: Kings Park

Kings Park has 400 hectares of great photo opportunities. The beautiful and picturesque park overlooks Perth City and the Swan River. Add a gourmet picnic and a cute blanket to this backdrop, and you’ve got yourself the perfect shot. Don’t forget your book because you’ll want to find the best trees to curl up under and read while the kids enjoy one of the many playgrounds on offer.


Quokka Selfie

No trip to Perth is complete without a Quakka Selfie! A day trip to Rottnest Island is a must; you’ll find amazing beaches, great pubs and of course the Quokka – an animal only found on Rottnest.


I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream on Insta

Holiday Inn Perth City Cent re - Adventure WorldImage credit: Adventure World

Are you a thrill-seeker? Then Adventure World is for you! Get the best adventure-filled selfies at Adventure World in Perth. With some of the best most thrill-seeking roller-coasters and water rides in Australia, you’ll be able to have a whole lot of screaming fun right here. Don’t forget to pack your selfie stick! You won’t want to miss a photo op.


Nature’s Best

It’s not a visit to Perth without a trip to see the native animals. If wildlife is your thing, you’ll find more what you bargained for at Perth Zoo. What makes Perth Zoo different from the rest is that they pride themselves on collecting conserving endangered species and breeding protecting rare animals from extinction., endangered species. If you’re looking for a little ‘wow’ factor in your Insta animal photos, then Perth Zoo is a must visit. You might even be lucky enough to help feed the animals!


A Little Piece of Insta Envy at Holiday Inn

Nothing says holiday like a relaxed hotel snap. Kick on those hotel slides, order room service in bed and take a pic! You’ll make your friends on Insta wish There’s nothing like a snap or two of your beautiful hotel on Instagram to have people wishing they were right there with you! Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is located in the heart of the city, just minutes’ walk from all the best entertainment, shopping and sites. Upload your pictures to Instagram using our free WiFi while you relax in our hotel bar Ivy & Jack with a cocktail.

A Walk in Kings Park – why it’s a must

Kings Park is the number one attraction in Perth, Tripadvisor.com even listed it as number 1 in their top 10 things to do in WA. It’s the largest inner-city park in the world; at 4 square kilometres it is larger than Central Park in New York City. That means it’s packed full of great activities including tours and museums, and best of all it’s free to explore! Top off your visit with a picnic on the grass and take in the amazing city views.

We’ve made a list of the best spots to check out at Kings Park, check it out.

Botanical Gardens

Kings Park contains extensive Botanical Gardens and native bushland showcasing the largest variety of native plants from all over Western Australia. Plants are grouped by regions which makes for a spectacular display. Our favourite part of the Botanical Gardens is the conservation garden, which hosts the most critically endangered and rare species of flora in Australia.

You can’t visit the Botanical Gardens without seeing The Giant Boab a 750 years old, 36-tonne boab tree, Gija Jumulu, which was transported more than 3200km from the Kimberly Region.


Rio Tinto Naturescape

Splash, climb and wade your way through the many tunnels, waterholes and structures at the Rio Tinto Naturescape. The Naturescape is a beautiful place for kids to connect with nature and learn about the environment; ‘challenge, adventure and connection to nature that has been missing from many urban childhoods.’ Between Boomerang Bridge, The Prickly Thicket and a climbable python – the kids are sure to have a blast.

Aspects Gallery & Shop

 If you want to experience some of the best Western Australian and Australian craft and design, Aspects Gallery is the perfect spot. It has a focus on local artists with products ranging from hand crafted, designer jewellery to kangaroo paw bags and of course knick knacks. It’s the perfect spot to buy a nice momento or gift from Australia.

Walk among the treetops

See Kings Park’s famous panoramic views from the skyline of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway. The 40 minute walk is elevated in the treetops across a fabricated steel bridge and will give you a birds-eye perspective of the native bush, as well as views across the Swan and Canning Rivers. It’s open from 9.00am – 5pm, so be sure to allow enough time.

War Memorial

Kings Park hosts the West Australian State War Memorial Precinct. Visited by over 40,000 people on Anzac Day alone, this memorial holds a special place in West Australian’s Hearts.

It includes the Cenotaph, an 18 metre granite obelisk that honours all West Australians who gave their lives for their country, as well as the Court of Contemplation, Pool of Reflection and Flame of Remembrance. Underneath the Cenotaph you will find the honour roll with names of all those who served for World War I, World War II, as well as the Korean, Vietnam, Boer, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars yet sadly passed away.

Kings Park also contains three honour avenues containing 1600 plaques describing acts of bravery, heroism and suffering.

Aussie BBQ

There’s nothing like a good old Aussie Barbeque at Kings Park. There are plenty of barbeque grills around the park that are free to use. Bring some snags and pop them on the barbie, then settle onto your picnic rug and enjoy the sunset.



Holiday Inn Perth City is the Perfect Place to Relax after a big day of adventuring

When you’ve spent all day on your feet it’s great to have a nice place to relax. Holiday Inn Perth City is perfectly located in the centre of the city, so you’ll have no trouble getting home from your exploration. Settle down with a drink from Ivy and Jack, our restaurant bar, and enjoy a delicious dinner as you watch the world go by. Best of all, Kids Stay and Eat Free. Save up to 20% off when you book in advance.