Why this new hotel and restaurant is the perfect excuse to visit Perth

There’s nothing like a plane ride to ignite excitement and spark possibility – and we’ve got the perfect excuse to get away to WA. With stunning beaches, nature trails that will get your heart racing and your imagination racing, and access to some of the best drinks and produce Australia has to offer, Perth is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect.

We’ve rounded up everything you need to know and do in Perth to enhance your holiday, and where to stay to maximize your play time, not your commute time.

Rest easy

If an on-site happy hour, al fresco dining, and an unparalleled location are all big pluses for your ideal place to stay, then rest easy, because this new hotel is a no-brainer. Freshly renovated and centrally located, The Holiday Inn West Perth offers you a classic heritage atmosphere and modern comfort. Whether you want to branch out and visit all the attractions Perth has to offer, or stay close by and work your way through the local culinary offerings, we believe a solid foundation is the key to a seamless, one-stop itinerary. .5 km from the CBD. , this West Perth location has the goods – and a superb on-site Italian bar and restaurant to boot.

With so much on the to-do list, a lush, comfortable bedroom to retreat to for a cheeky vacation nap and to prepare for what’s next on the itinerary is essential. The Holiday Inn West Perth offers all the comforts of a modern getaway, including free gym access and free bike hire to make exploring Perth easy. If two wheels aren’t your speed, Perth’s free CAT bus stops right outside the door to take you to the best cultural and culinary destinations Perth has to offer. If a full family affair is on the cards, kids stay and eat free, so you’ll have a little extra cash to have fun with.

Fill up

If there’s one thing that’s crucial to an invigorating and memorable vacation experience, it’s good food that fascinates you right now and revisits its memory long after you return home. To power your memory bank and holiday engine, make sure Julio’s restaurant is on your bucket list. Located in the lovingly restored heritage building of the Holiday Inn, Julio’s menu features Italian-inspired dishes made with the best of local producers. Featuring fresh seafood, the Spaghettini frutti di mare is a must to satisfy any pasta craving. For anyone who craves a little more turf than surf, the Bistecca grazes by WA will live rent-free in your memory for years to come.

What’s a holiday without a happy hour to kick it off? Warm up next to one of Julio’s fireplaces after a long day of exploring and grab yourself a Negroni for $12, or treat yourself to a cheeky $8 gin distilled in WA’s own Margaret River region . Kudos to your own ingenuity for refueling during happy hour as complementary parmesan and truffle fries land on your table.

The head chef, Gonzalo Calderon, originally from Peru, curated the Italian-inspired menu with a twist to showcase plenty of local ingredients and fresh flavors. To live the booming Julio’s experience, meet on a Friday night to listen to live music and discover their calendar of events to move from specialized “Meet the Maker” wine evenings and regional themed dinners.


If your inspirational batteries need recharging, Perth has you covered. Hop on the free CAT bus for the short trip to the CBD to discover the wonders of the WA Museum Boola Bardip to deepen your knowledge of the state’s cultural and natural heritage. The voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are woven through the collections, along with themes exploring the many physical and cultural layers of Western Australia. For sparkling waters and cultural and culinary delights, head to Elizabeth Quay, connecting the bustling CBD to the banks of the Swan River. Stroll along the promenade, lose yourself in public art and sculptures, and explore a range of restaurants and bars that make this one of Perth’s must-see spots.

For anyone who can’t go to Perth without taking the opportunity to throw in a towel at one of its iconic beaches, there’s plenty to choose from. With soft sugary sand and sparkling water, Cottesloe Beach is the perfect destination for a quiet day on the shore. If it’s something with a little more action you’re looking for, Matilda Bay is the place to go. Located on the edge of Kings Park, this idyllic bay is perfect for swimming, kayaking and canoeing. For those who choose their beach based on the fish and chips on offer, City Beach is for you. Closer to downtown Perth, this urban getaway offers a plethora of options to satisfy both your stomach and your soul. To get wet, but not too wild, head to Leighton Beach a little further south of Cottesloe. Taking longer to deepen and gentler waves, this is the perfect spot for easy paddling.


Get back to nature without leaving the city at Kings Park and Botanical Garden. With two-thirds of the park protected as managed bushland, this natural escape in the heart of Perth offers a series of walking trails and rich biodiversity to explore. If you’re more into pedaling than pacing, take advantage of a free rental bike from your accommodation to cut down on your commute time without compromising your outdoor exploration. Let Restaurant Julio prepare a bespoke picnic pack for your two-wheeled adventures so you can spend more of your morning napping and biking.

If something a little further from home is calling your name, stretch your legs on the Palm Terrace Trail in Forrestfield. Half an hour from West Perth, this trail is one of Perth’s hidden gems. Winding through Lesmurdie Falls National Park and Mundy Regional Park, the trail opens up to sweeping views of the city while keeping you grounded in nature.


What’s a West Coast vacation without a keepsake or two to remember? For all your purchases, Subiaco, in the western suburbs of Perth, is the place you want to visit. Home to over 900 specialty shops, boutiques and big-name designers, homewares and adventure gear, the streets of Subiaco will supply the goods for whatever you’re looking for every day of the week. Get down to Subiaco on a Saturday morning to pick up some super fresh local produce and boutique items at the Subi Farmers Markets. Featuring local merchants and independent producers, these markets champion ethical and sustainable farming methods and aim to enrich the local community and encourage a positive social experience.

If you’re the kind of traveler who appreciates time past and likes to see day turn into night as you explore a new environment, then head to Lederville. Located less than 3km from the CBD, this pocket of Perth is home to cafe-lined streets, shops and countless bars and restaurants. After the sun goes down, catch a movie at Luna Cinemas or stargaze while watching the stars on the screen at the outdoor cinemas.

To lock down lush accommodation for your next Perth getaway and find out more about the drool-worthy deals at Julio’s Restaurant, head to here.

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Holiday Inn West Perth and proudly endorsed by Urban List. To find out more about who we work for and why read our editorial policy here.

Image credit: Julio’s Restaurant, Tourism Western Australia

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