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Boola Bardip – Perth Museum – Everything you need to know

Boola Bardip – Perth Museum – Everything you need to know

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What is Boola Bardip?

The Western Australia Museum has recently announced that it will be re-named as the WA
Muesum Boola Bardip, meaning ‘many stories’ in the local Nyoongar language.

What has gone into the making of Boola Bardip?

After 4 years since closure and $396m worth of renovations, on Saturday the 21st of November, the highly anticipated re-opening of the Perth museum will be kicking off with a
nine day opening celebration.

What is in the museum?

With the latest scientific and cultural research promoting technology, science, engineering, mathematics and arts, through interactive and multi-media experiences, there is something to interest all audiences – making it the most exciting museum Perth has to offer.

What kind of exhibitions are there?

There are a number of fascinating and unique exhibitions on display at Boola Bardip, a few examples include:

Wild Life – Discover nature’s diversity

This multisensory exhibition contains rare specimens, live creatures and ancient fossils and explains the relationships between people, plants and animals. This exhibition also demonstrates how the communities are helping protect these ecosystems.

Origins – Land, water, sky

Explore the origins of the solar system, the foundations of life on earth and early human habitation. This exhibition explores the commonalities between Western world science and Aboriginal peoples’ knowledge and understanding of Western Australia’s land through rare objects, artwork and a multimedia sit.

Changes – Transforming landscapes

Explore the economic, social and cultural impacts of human activity on our world. How we have adapted to the landscape and how we have altered it to suit our needs. Share the knowledge of the Aboriginal people in the management and nurturing of the land and how the limitations of resources have shaped communities.

 

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How to be one of the first to attend?

With the nine-day opening celebration beginning on Saturday 21 November, a free ballot will be in operation for people to visit the Perth museum.

The ballot has been open on WA museum’s website from the 7 September until 11.59pm on Wednesday 30 September. The tickets will then be randomly selected, with winners entitled up to 6 tickets each, they will enjoy a self-guided tour for 2 hours at the most exciting museum in Perth!

How much will it cost to enter?

The state government has announced that it will delay the $15 entry fee for the first 18 months. The state of the art museum contains 8 new galleries, 1,000m2 exhibition gallery, café and a function space.

 

Itinerary-Holiday Inn Perth City-The perfect place to relax after a big day 

Treat yourself to a Perth city staycation at Holiday Inn Perth City  which includes, accommodation for two adults, a la carte breakfast and secured self-parking.

Start your day by checking in to Holiday Inn Perth City , your go-to four star accommodation in the heart of Perth CBD, dropping off your bags – don’t forget your walking shoes.

Walk down to Elizabeth Quay, a leisurely 15-minute stroll from the hotel and admire the beautiful scenery of Perth. Whilst you are there, visit The Island kiosk and grab a portion of their fish and chips, sit in the sun and dig in.

Make your way back into the city and cross Yagan Square to visit the Boola Bardip museum. Give yourself a few hours to be sure that you get to experience all the exhibitions.

The museum is only a short 15-minute walk back to Holiday Inn Perth City . Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, conveniently located downstairs is Ivy & Jack – the perfect spot for dinner, drinks and people watching. Be sure to try their espresso martini’s. If there’s still room after dinner, stroll down to Gusti Gelato on Elizabeth Quay, you won’t regret it.

Different ways to express your love

Different ways to express your love

Family is at the core of our values and we encourage people to remember the significance of showing your love, as love has the power to heal the world. There is no such thing as too much love and sometimes we don’t know how to express it, so here is a bit of inspiration to show people that you care.

 

Send them an “I appreciate you” message

An unsolicited appreciation message will always put a smile one someones face. Whether you speak to them daily, or once in a blue moon, sending your loved one a message to say “I’m thinking about you and appreciate you” will make their day, or even their week!

 

Spend a little quality time together

There is a big difference between spending time and spending quality time together. Give your loved one your undivided attention by putting your phone away and going for a beach walk. This gives us the opportunity to speak openly and appreciate the time we spend with one another.

 

Bake their favourites

Everyone loves a yummy treat, especially when it has been with love. Going out of your way to bake something for your loved one is bound to warm up their heart and their tummy. Whether its chocolate chip cookies for the kids, or a carrot cake for your grandparents, everything tastes better when it’s made with love.

 

Organise a spontaneous trip

You don’t have to spend a fortune on a spontaneous trip, surprise your mum by booking a staycation at Holiday Inn Perth or plan a camping trip with the family. Going away without the headache of having to organise anything is a dream come true and your loved one will feel spoilt rotten.

 

We know the love we share with our families is unconditional, however it is always nice to feel appreciated. Remember to be kind, show love and you’ll receive love back. So go on, get lovin’!

Top 10 Summer School Holiday Activities in Perth City

Top 10 Summer School Holiday Activities in Perth City

Summer school holidays are almost upon us and as the weather gets warmer, ocean water is crisp and days are longer, there are more reasons to fill the days with fun and colourful activities and make the most out of this summer with the family.  Forget turning to Google and searching for ‘things to do with kids near me’ or ‘school holiday activities in Perth’, we’ve done it all for you.

Perth City is full of family friendly activities in the summer, here are some of the best school holiday activities in the Perth CBD.

We’ve got your itinerary sorted with our Very Important Kids (VIK) Program and our Top 10 school holiday activities in Perth

 

Very Important Kids (VIK) Club

Our free VIK program saves on local experiences and kid friendly activities in Perth! You’ll receive exclusive discounts at Perth’s best family friendly attractions and free meals at Ivy & Jack when you stay at Holiday Inn Perth. Plus kids stay free! Kate and family from South West Mums recently tested out the program – check out her blog here.

1. Follow the Christmas lights trail

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1 December –  3 January, 6pm – 11pm
Murray Street, Perth

A Christmas tradition, back with over 30 different stops this year. This year, the lights will lead you across the CBD, Northbridge, East end and West end, exploring Perth City has never been easier. With live entertainment every Friday and Saturday, stop by Ivy & Jack for a meal beforehand.

Learn more here: www.visitperth.com/events/christmas-lights-trail

 

2. Get festive at the Christmas pageant floats

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Saturday, 12 December 2020, 7.30pm
Langley Park

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the Alinta Energy Christmas Pageant. Pack a picnic and admire the themed floats that circle the park, performances from local community groups and channel 7 stars. If you don’t feel like bringing your own food, grab a bite to eat at Gusti, they’ve got a great outdoor terrace and a delicious kid’s menu available.

 

3. Kick back and relax at the rooftop movies

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5 December, 6pm – 11.30pm
Rooftop Movies, 68 Roe Street, Perth

Take going to the movies to the next level by going to the rooftop movies in the heart of the city. Admire the sunset as you sip on a bevvy from their bar, keep the kids full with a slice of pizza from Mack Daddy’s New York Slice and enjoy the selection of movie snacks available at the candy bar.

Check out the movies and get tickets here.

4. The Nostalgia Box

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Explore Australia’s first and only video game console museum this open day and get a blast from the past. The kids will love seeing the old school games, and will even get to have a go!

Learn more.

 

5. DFES Education & Heritage Centre

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Have your kids always wanted to see the inside of a real life fire station!? Now’s their chance. DFES invites visitors to explore the building’s unique heritage and learn about WA’s natural hazards.

Check their website for opening times!

Learn more.

 

6. Scitech

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Accelarate your summer holidays with a fun, family day out to Scitech! These school holidays they eill be rethinking the future in their amazing Earth Matters exhibition.
Explore the world of science through shows, immersive exhibits, explosove fireballs and more!

Learn more.

 

7. Kings Park

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Kings Park is a kid’s dream come true. With some of Perth’s best playgrounds, there are so many things to climb and explore. The Rio Tinto Naturescape is always a favourite – but be warned, the kids will get a bit dirty! We’ve written a list of some of the best things to do at Kings Park. Pack yourself a picnic and head over. 

Dates: Open all year. Learn more. 

 

8. Elizabeth Quay

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the Island Playground at Elizabeth Quay is the perfect spot to let the kids run around and play. Just a short stroll from Holiday Inn too!

If you want to head there for a nice lunch check out these places. V Burger, The Reveley and  Gusto Gelato.

Check out all the things to do at Elizabeth Quay over the school holidays.

 

9. Build a model at Bricks 4 Kids

 

 Kids love Lego! Now you can take them to a school holidays workshop with Lego.

Engage your children in architecture, engineering, technology and mathematical concepts while constructing a new and exciting model each week.

Bricks 4 kids is appropriate for children between the age of 5-12.

 

 

Kids Stay and Eat Free at Holiday Inn

After a day packed full of school holiday fun in the city, kick back and relax at the Holiday Inn hotel. The best family accommodation in Perth gets even better. Kids Stay and Eat Free, which makes it the perfect spot for a City Staycation with the family. Check out what we have put on for the coming School Holidays or check out our rates by clicking the Book Now button.

Plus, save meals and activities with our Very Important Kids program – it’s free to join!

Don’t forget, kids stay and eat FREE.

Top 5 Reasons Kids Love Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

  1. Our meals are free at Ivy and Jack*. Mum doesn’t get a bill for our food, which always makes her happy.
  2. We get a really cool Travel Story pack including colouring in pencils, stickers and even recipes!
  3. We can stay for free.* Sleeping in our parents’ room means lots of time together.
  4. We get to eat the foods we like from our own special menu ay Ivy and Jack. Breakfast, lunch and dinner!
  5. We can have all the fun we want. Unlike some hotels, Holiday Inn welcomes kids. It’s kinda like home, but a lot better.
Perth’s Best Dessert Bars

Perth’s Best Dessert Bars

There’s always room for dessert! The best way to cap off a night is with something sweet.  For all the dessert lovers out there we have a special treat for you. Here is a list of some of our favourite dessert places in the Perth City and surrounds.

 

Chi Cho Gelato

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Did someone say… handmade gelato? Yes please! You won’t be able to miss Chi Cho Gelato’s electric purple coloured store located in Northbridge. It is home to some seriously delicious gelato churned fresh every day. Using seasonal produce, there are some interesting flavours to choose from with 20 flavours available at one time that are on rotation. If you can’t make it in-store, Chi Cho has an online store which you can order gelato, gift cards and merchandise.

Learn more.

 

The Honey Cake

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The Honeycake entered the Perth foodie scene with a humble stall at the Fremantle Markets. Since then, The Honeycake built a cult following and opened its flagship store at the State Buildings. What is Honey Cake you might ask? Well to put it simply, the cake is comprised of lashings of caramel crème between thin layers of baked honey cake, topped with crushed walnuts and honey flavoured crumbs. YUM! The popularity of the original Honeycake has lead to new flavours like Cacao or Pandan Coconut.

Learn more.

 

Pretzel

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Pretzels are traditionally considered a savoury item, but this sweet little shop in a cute pink shipping container offers both sweet AND savoury flavours… WINNING! Why not try both? Pretzel hand roll all their pretzels by their artisan bakers and are baked fresh to order. Make your own pretzels at home with their ‘Pretzel At Home Kit’. Top them with Pretzel Salt, or get creative with your own toppings!

Learn more.

 

Superstar Waffles

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Superstar waffles in Northbridge shares its arcade with a couple of other favourite dining spots including Franco Forte and Is Donburi. This is the place to go for fluffy waffles made-to-order with a variety of decadent flavor combinations. Open till late most nights for some sweet treats and hot drinks.

Learn more.

 

Mary Street Bakery – Doughnuts

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The Mary Street Bakery dynasty has been a popular institution amongst Perth-ites for years. Serving their house made delectable doughnuts; it’s a winner for sure! Our favourite is the Lemon Maple Pecan doughnut. There are two locations within walking distance to the city centre to choose from – QV1 Plaza and Allendale.

Learn more.

 

Koko Black – Belgian Hot Chocolate

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Koko Black is home to handcrafted, premium Belgian Chocolate. If you’re after quality artisanal chocolate in the city, this is the place for you. You can’t go past their signature Belgian Hot Chocolate. It’s rich, it’s chocolatey and it’s everything you could want and more in a hot choccy. Best of all, Koko Black is a short 3-minute walk from the hotel. Pick up some chocolate treats from Koko Black when you next stay with us.

Learn more.

 

Shadow Wine Bar- Pear Tarte Tatin

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A special visit to Shadow Wine Bar, located in Northbridge, is a must to try their popular dessert Pear Tart Tartin. This classic French dessert is comprised of flakey pastry; warm caramelised spiced pear topped with tonka bean ice cream made fresh to order. Perfect for those colder nights.

Learn more.

 


Stay Longer

With so many places to choose from, you can be sure to satisfy those sugar cravings. Stay with us at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre to explore more of what our great city has to offer!  

Explore our accommodation offers here.

 

 

What to do in Perth City this Autumn 2020

What to do in Perth City this Autumn 2020

 

Our best Perth City Autumn experiences

There is so much to do in Perth CBD this Autumn – from events that will make your inner foodie scream with delight, to live music and AFL (Perth’s favourite sport). We’ve put together a list of our top 8 favourites, so you can see what’s on in Perth City. 

 

Cloudstreet

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Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA have joined forces to bring a classic Australian novel to life at His Majesty’s Theatre.  Award Winning novelist and Australian Tim Winton is well known for his novels depicting the Australian lifestyle. His novel Cloudstreet depicts two very different families living under the same roof in a post-war era. A production full of humour and heart, Cloudstreet is not to be missed! The theatre is just 3-minutes away, making Holiday Inn Perth the perfect location for a staycation and a bite to eat at intermission.

Dates: 21 February – 15 March.

 

RAW Comedy 2020

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Australia’s National Open Mic competition State Final will be held at the Comedy Lounge this year! The Comedy Lounge is just a 5-minute walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre and plays host to Perth’s best comedians and overseas acts. Expect a night full of belly laughs and experience some home grown talent.

Dates: 11 March. Learn more.

 

Twilight Makers Market

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Perth Makers Market is returning to Yagan Square this May for their Twilight Series. Enjoy browsing the selection of handmade and local artisan stalls underneath the fairy lights. From food, to gifts and gin tastings, the market has it all.

Dates: 13 March. Learn more.

 

AFL Season Start

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The first game of footy for 2020 kicks off at Optus Stadium on Sunday 22 March with West Coast vs Melbourne. Celebrate the AFL season with a game and a drink at Optus stadium, or take a look at What’s On to see when the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers are playing on home ground. Want to know the best way to get to Optus Stadium from Perth City? Check out all the info you need right here.

Dates: 22 March onwards. Learn more.

 

KickstART Festival

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Celebrating its 10th year, KickstART is a festival brought to you by Youth Week WA. The festival celebrates creativity in people ages 12-26 by showcasing a number of exhibitions, hosting a marketplace, mentorships, workshops and more. Plus, explore the talents of our youth at the KickstART Market. You won’t want to miss out!

Dates: 17 – 24 April. Learn more.

 

Kids Stay & Eat Free

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Ivy & Jack are open all Easter long weekend for food and drink in Perth City, and they’re letting all KIDS EAT FOR FREE! Head in to try some of their Easter themed food and drink specials as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny himself!

Dates: 19 – 22 April. Learn more.

 

Anzac Day dawn service

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Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions as it marks the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces. Each year we commemorate those who served and remember those lost at war with a beautiful dawn service at the State War Memorial in Kings Park. This service is attended by over 40,000 people each year, and is a truly special moment to participate in.

Dates: 25 April.

 

Tame Impala Tour

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Perth’s own Kevin Parker, returns with Tame Impala during their biggest ever Australian Tour. Their psychedelic-rock music has gained cult fan status over the years, since their first EP in 2008 and debut album in 2010. Prepare for the psychedelic euphoria that is Tame Impala at RAC Arena this April.

Dates: 28 April. Learn more.

 

PERTH CITY ACCOMMODATION SALE

Whether you’re planning a mini-staycation or a holiday, you can tick Perth off your bucket list when you stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. 

Our hotel is conveniently located just short walking distances to all the great attractions in Perth this Easter. However for guests that choose to take transport, you are welcome to take a ride on the free Red Cat from the hotel’s doorstep.

Book our Perth City Staycation deal to enjoy accommodation and buffet breakfast for two adults, plus secure self parking. 

Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2020

Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2020

Perth City comes to life during summer, so why stick to the same boring date night? Get out and explore Perth’s cultural scene for a date night to remember, experiencing the many hidden gems of Perth. We’ve put together our top 8 date night ideas that will make your night one to remember.

Valentine’s Day 2020 is right around the corner – surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city for the weekend. Stay with our Entertainment Package to save up to 25% off, and enjoy two complimentary beverages at Ivy & Jack. Book a room and lose yourself exploring the events and attractions Perth City has to offer.

 

1. Perth Festival

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Perth Festival boasts a mixture of entertainment, arts and cultural intrigue. Expect live music acts including a Highway to Hell rendition, Ngaire & Emma Donavon and Mavis Staples. Also enjoy Ballet at the Quarry with West Australian Ballet or a Lotterywest films pop up at Claremont, plus other renowned dance/circus artists. If you want to impress your date with a bit of culture, this is how to do it.

Learn more. Dates: 7 February – 1 March.

 

2. Comedy lounge

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When the motto is Eat, Drink, Laugh you know you’ve come to the right place. The Comedy Lounge is the perfect place to have a giggle with your date – it’s especially great for those first date jitters! They’re open Thursday to Sunday with a new act each night, and best of all they’re right around the corner from Holiday Inn Perth City.

Learn more.Dates: Thursday – Sunday all year.

 

3. Dome Date Night

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It doesn’t get much more romantic than an evening of stargazing. Take your date on a unique adventure to Scitech and explore the magnificence of the universe at their Planetarium. Tickets are just $35 each and include a drink on arrival.

Learn more. Dates: 13 – 14 February.

 

4. (NOT) The Bachelor Live on Valentine’s Day

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After selling out in 2017, 2018 and 2019, (Not) The Bachelor is back for another season of new eligible bachelor/bachelorettes. Watch as comedian Luke Bolland attempts to make a real love match, right in front of your eyes. The perfect laugh for a first date or a good way to find one…

Learn more. Dates: 14 February.

 

5. Gondolas on the Swan

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If you like it cheesy, then treating your date to a romantic Gondola ride under the starlight at Elizabeth Quay is the way to go.  Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Swan while enjoying a bottle of bubbly, some chocolate and the traditional Italian music.

Learn more.Dates: All year.

 

6. Moonlight Cinemas

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A picnic, the sunset and a romantic film playing at an outdoor cinema. Moonlight Cinemas at Kings Park ticks all the boxes this Valentine’s Day, and so does the film – the classic Ghost. You can BYO food and alcohol at Moonlight Cinemas, so be sure to pack your dates favourite nibbles!

Learn more. Dates: current – 29 March.

 

7. Holey Moley

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Wander over to Northbridge for a bit of mini-golf, with a twist. Holey Moley is the cheekiest mini-golf you’ll ever play. Expect Donald Trump’s face on a donkey ass (romantic right!?), the couch from The Simpsons and more. Treat yourself to a cocktail with Wizz Fizz and Sour Straps while you play.

Learn more.Dates: All year.

 

8. Bars

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Speaking of bars… No date night is complete without stopping into one of Perth’s best bars for a drink or a bite to eat. Here are some of our favourite date night bars, or see our Top 5 bars here:

  • Shadow Wine Bar: for the wine lovers who like to slip away into their own world.
  • Laneway Lounge: old school elegance and a bit of free live Jazz never goes out of date.
  • Ivy & Jack: perfect for cocktails or a cheap pint in the city.

 


 

STAY IN THE HEART OF PERTH CITY

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Turn your Valentine’s night out into a weekend to remember and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Perth Entertainment Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Perth Entertainment Package. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults and 2 complimentary beverages. Plus Kids Stay & Eat Free.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!