• Collodel Ice Cream and Sorbet is a Kalamunda institution. Collodel has been a favourite in the hills for years, with their scrumptious homemade flavours that are very popular with locals and visitors alike. We

  • Did you know that you can see Rottnest Island without having to jump on a bicycle?! The Rottnest Island Explorer bus service is ideal if you want to get more out of your day trip or short break on Rottnest. One of

  • My, what a beautiful restaurant Bistro Guillaume is. The Crown Perth spot is by Chef Guillaume Brahimi, who some may know from his Masterchef and French Food Safari TV appearances. The modern French bistro has a

  • I enjoyed a decadent High Tea at the 5 star Hyatt Perth hotel. High tea is the perfect reason for a catch up with friends or family, over some delicious food, a good cuppa, or even a glass of bubbles.


  • If you’re looking for a different experience to a hotel, Retreat on Roxburgh offers a relaxing home-away from home bush getaway, just 5 minutes from Margaret River town! In April, we spent 4 blissful days at R

  • If you have friends and family staying from overseas, or want to enjoy a holiday close to home, Quality Resort Sorrento Beach is a beach side self-contained apartment resort, which is a fantastic base for the

  • In the venue that was home to Saracen Estate wines and Duckstein Brewery ( and then Black Road Brewing Co after that), the space has now been rebranded as Caves Road Collective. Here you’ll find Dune Distilling,

  • Embers in Gooseberry Hill has been a Perth Hill’s favourite for many, many years. The cosy restaurant has a lot of timber furniture and wood heaters, making it very cosy in winter.

    The casual neighbourhood

  • Xanadu Winery, like its namesake, is a little paradise in Margaret River. We drive down the long vine-lined driveway to it’s restaurant and cellar door – looking forward to a lunch with our daughter. The res

  • I’ve wandered past Over Board Café, which overlooks the Rottnest ferry terminal at Hillarys Boat Harbour, but only recently visited for breakfast. How I wish I discovered this spot ages ago! This cracking café has

  • Hillarys Harbour Resort is a waterside apartment-style hotel, which is found at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

    Apart from enjoying a relaxing stay-cation here, it would be handy to stay there if you’re attending a

  • We love a drive around the Bickley Valley, whatever the weather. In winter the green hills are stunning and we like to find a spot with a cosy wood fire – like the Packing Shed. In summer we’ve been known to sit o

  • The Orange Box at Leighton Beach is found next to Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club, which is also home to the excellent Bib and Tucker. You simply can’t miss the bright orange casual café. The eatery serves all da

  • Cafe Mojo, is an alternative wellness café in Mundaring that specialises in nourishing, home cooked and healthy foods. There is seating inside, though it’s limited.


    Most people choose to sit out the back o

  • Opposite the picturesque Jackadder Lake Reserve, Bada Bing cafe in Woodlands is a lovely spot for a coffee or a bite to eat. It’s a lovely area of inner Perth, and quite peaceful. You’d never know you were jus

  • The Perth Hills are welcoming back the hugely popular monthly Kalamunda Night Markets for the summer season! The vibrant street market is held once a month on a Friday night, 6pm until 9pm. As a local resident, I

  • If you love music – then you’ll love this guide to the best record shops in Perth.

    Everything old is cool again… especially when it comes to vintage vinyl. If you know your Bill Haley from Billy Idol, y

  • Found at the busy Fremantle Port, the WA Maritime Museum showcases Fremantle and Western Australia’s rich past as a coastal city and port. The working port, built by CY O’Connor, was where I first set foot in Aus

  • Found on Morley Drive, Waldeck’s Garden Centre Stirling is a blooming beautiful nursery! Garden lovers are sure to find a plant or five to take home in the varied range that’s on offer – as well as garden s

  • Found right next to Ikea, Sushi Wawa is one of Perth’s most popular sushi train restaurants. As we walk in, we are greeted by a cheery “Irasshaimase” by the staff, which is a traditional Japanese welcome. The r

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