Head down to Supreme Court Gardens and turn your gaze to the incredible hanging art installation, 1.8 by Janet Echelman. This American artist replicated the pattern from the 2011 earthquake that occurred in Japan and took inspiration from the tsunamic waves that came from it. This installation has also featured in global cities such as London, Beijing, San Diego and now Perth! This free, immersive experience is guaranteed to be a must-see this winter. If first date jitters have gotten the best of you, don't fret, we've just given you some facts you can use as conversation starters (you're welcome).
To top that off, we recommend following that with a visit to Hadiqa. With the name meaning 'garden' in Arabic, get ready to have an extravagant oasis experience with their gorgeous restaurant and roof-top bar. Their share-style plates are blended with Moroccan, Mediterranean and Greek flavours, and are perfectly accompanied with their signature drink, the Hadiqa Spritz. Book ahead to build your own Spritz Tree with a mix of your favourite variations from the menu!
If you’re looking for something a bit different, why not check out DayDream by Immersense! DayDream is a fully immersive 90-second experience featuring more than 20,000 lights, it’s a place where imagination and fascination merge in a shimmering landscape of colour, sound, space and time. Enter through a darkened archway of DayDream and step inside another world, where the universe spreads itself out in front of you in all its vast and endless glory. Only four people can visit DayDream at any one time, so you’ll be able to fully appreciate the full immersive benefit.
To lose yourself in the wonder of DayDream, simply spend $10 or more at Forrest Chase and present your receipt at the entrance on Level 1 on Forrest Chase, with plenty of stores and food options including Woolworths, Nespresso and JB HI-FI. Head over to Chaffic Bubble Tea and Sushi Sushi in Forrest Chase for the perfect lunch date. This will also enter you into the Dream to Win, giving you the chance to win a $5,000 Forrest Chase gift voucher to spend!
Brookfield Place will be transformed once again for the return of the Winter Lights Festival. This crowd favourite will be the ultimate unique date idea and we can guarantee you’ll be getting brownie points for this one. Enjoy a kaleidoscope collection of installations, projections and entertainment from a variety of Australian-based artists, many not seen before in WA!
Winter Lights Festival has been rescheduled and the new dates are Thursday 12 August to Saturday 21 August.
With Bar Lafayette just next door, it would be rude not to stop by. Get cosy in this dimly lit, boutique style bar and delve into their extensive menu of cocktails. Pair your drinks with some mouth-watering share plates such as their chicken karaage bites or the mushroom and truffle arancini – yum!
Parking is the least of your worries on date-night! Take advantage of the 3-hour free parking on weekends and public holidays in three centrally located CPP car parks.
- CPP Cultural Centre car park, 2 Roe Street, Northbridge
- CPP His Majesty’s car park, 377 Murray Street, Perth
- CPP Pier Street car park, 87 – 89 Pier Street, Perth
Visit cityofperthparking.com.au for full details on all CPP locations and pricing.
Check out all the exciting events and activities to fill your winter expeditions with and come see Perth in a new light!
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