Perth Cricket Holidays
Perth Cricket Holidays & Tours. Visit Perth in Western Australia and you’ll experience the joys of life on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Here in WA the locals are blessed with sun, sea and serious wealth. The ‘sandgropers’ point out that they bankroll the rest of Australia – tapping into a rich vein of minerals and metal. But alongside the mines they also bring you fine wines and rich dining. For many ‘west is best’.
You don’t have to dig too deep to unearth Perth’s best attractions. The skyline rises from the scenic Swan River like a glistening modern mountain range. City highlights include the Bell Tower in Barrack Square, a menu of world foods in Northbridge and nature-loving King’s Park. To the east lies the Swan Valley wine region and to the west Fremantle. Planning to spend Christmas in Perth? Here are a few treats.
The bustling, vibrant port of Fremantle feels like Perth’s rather exuberant little sister. Twenty minutes drive from the city you’ll find streets lined with enticing shops, restaurants and bars. Freo’s charm lies in its conversion from convict settlement to trendy hot spot.
Visit the Roundhouse for a taste of its penal past then find former dockworkers’ cottages and warehouses transformed into trendy apartments and galleries.
Sparkling Swan River
The Swan River is Perth’s heartbeat. The lure of the water is irresistible. You can hire a surf cat, sail at twilight or take a river cruise along this hugely versatile body of water. Head for King’s Park and you’ll see the skyscrapers etched against a cloudless Perth sky. Alternatively, pack some tinnies in the esky and waltz up to Matilda Bay, Perth’s favourite picnic spot.
Fancy some quokka spotting? Just a short ferry ride from Perth lies Rottnest Island. It’s home to the rare quokka, a small kangaroo-like marsupial, and more than 60 idyllic, sheltered beaches. ‘Rotto’ is car-free but you can hire a bike or jump on a bus to explore the island’s rich history, flora and fauna. These include early colonial buildings, a lighthouse and relics of World War II.
Margaret River’s world-renowned wineries
Originally a ‘surfie’ town Margaret River is now a corking wine and food destination. Three and half hours’ drive south of Perth, you’ll find more than 60 world-class wineries in this idyllic seaside resort.
Although small in terms of production, the region produces more than 15% of Australia’s premium wine. Margaret River also delivers boutique breweries and some of Western Australia’s top restaurants.
Experience a gold rush
The Perth Mint is a real nugget when it comes to Perth tourist attractions. Housed in its original 19th century premises, the Mint contains a wealth of treasures. You can see gold being poured into bars, handle thousands of dollars in bullion and engrave your own medallion. Are you worth your weight in gold? There’s only one way to find out!
Notes on visiting Perth
Perth Local Time
+8 Hours GMT
You require a valid passport and visa for the duration of stay
Highest Average: 25°
Lowest Average: 13°
Perth Cricket Ground
Perth Cricket Ground, the WACA will host the traditional pre-Christmas feast of Ashes cricket in 2017. The Aussies normally have the upper hand in Western Australia. Will a sublime moment gift the match to England?
You’re almost guaranteed tons of fun in Perth. The West Australian Cricket Association’s ground plays hard and fast. So it’s ideal for the innings building skills of the world’s best batsmen and four of the seven quickest test centuries have been scored here.
However, if ‘The Doctor’ makes a call it’s a different story. The shifting afternoon sea breezes play into the hands of the best pace and swing bowlers. Whatever the weather, it makes for some exciting viewing. Smaller than the MCG and the Gabba, there’s still room for more than 20,000 in the WACA.
The weird and wonderful at the WACA
Lillie’s lethal weapon – Fiery, fast-bowling showman Dennis Lillee took to the field in 1979 wielding the ComBat. This aluminium prototype helped him to all of three runs before Mike Brearley complained that it was damaging the ball. Histrionic Lillee hurled it across the pitch and went back to willow – advertising stunt accomplished.
Strike force – For some he’s the purest striker of the ball that’s ever been seen. Adam Gilchrist pummelled Panesar for 24 in just one over on his way to the second quickest test ton in the Perth test of 2006. It took him just 57 balls and 103 minutes to hit a hundred.
Join us to experience more ashes history in Perth from November 2017 to January 2018.Copyright © 2017
Last updated July 21st, 2017