23 Jan Where to watch the Australia Day fireworks in Perth
The next best thing after a Chrissy break? It’s gotta be the Aus Day long weekend in Perth. And we’re starting the celebrations early with our special #straya edition lamington pretzels!
There’s lots to do in Perth on Australia Day, but nothing beats getting down to the foreshore for the Perth Skyworks.
Planning on heading into the city to watch the nation’s biggest Australia Day skyshow, but not sure where to go? No worries, our Perth pretzel crew have got you sorted with their best vantage points, starting with:
Rooftop at QT
If you’re single looking to mingle or just want to party in style then the Rooftop at QT is the place to be.
Not only will you have an amazing view from Perth’s highest city rooftop bar overlooking the Swan River, but your ticket includes a delicious seafood BBQ, Aussie spritzes, cocktails, beer and wine from 6pm to 10pm. Need we say more?
Sir James Mitchell Park – South Perth Foreshore
If family friendly is what you’re after, head to the Celebration Zone at South Perth foreshore.
This alcohol and smoke free area will be buzzing with around 100 free activities across multiple event areas to be enjoyed by toddlers, kids and the young at heart.
Activities include water slides, stunt jumps, airbrush tattoos, basket connect 4, roving entertainers and food vans to keep you going from 3pm right until the skyshow kicks off at 8pm.
Back to the north side of the river and the Lotterywest Entertainment Zone at Langley Park will also be putting on awesome free family friendly events with Carnival Land, a water playground, sports and challenge zone, Rotary big Aussie sausage sizzle an international food market, live freestyle motocross and BMX demonstrations plus much more. All the fun starts at 3pm until 7.30pm. This area is alcohol and smoke free.
Birak Concert – Supreme Court Gardens
While you wait for the fireworks to kick off at 8pm, settle in for an afternoon of indigenous entertainment celebrating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures. Performances commence at 3pm right until 7.30pm. Entry is free.
For a chilled out spot to watch Perth Skyworks, pack a picnic up high at Kings Park with fantastic views of Narrows Bridge and the Swan River. This area is always a favourite so make sure you head in early to secure the best bit of lawn.
If you don’t want to fight the crowds for a vantage point, you can purchase a VIP skyshow pass which gives you access to an exclusive VIP area to watch the fireworks. BYO picnic rugs, food and drink – alcohol is permitted.
Swan River Cruise
Switch up the land for the sea to get arguably the best seat in the house for the Perth Skyworks. Captain Cook Cruises have limited tickets left for their Aus Day scenic cruise, departing Freo at 6.15pm and stopping at Barrack Street Jetty for the fireworks spectacular. Includes a fully licensed bar on board and you can BYO food.
As always, road closures will be in place around the foreshore before and after the Perth Skyworks. You can stay on top of it all at the City of Perth website.
Australia Day long weekend – Perth opening hours
Perth pretzel will be open on Australia Day from 12pm – 3am in Northbridge and 11am – 9pm at Whitford City and Carousel. Make a stop before the fireworks and grab a few Aussie Day Lamington pretzels – topped with milk chocolate and toasted coconut – YUM!
Can’t make it to the city? Our Whitford City and Carousel stores are also serving up these limited edition pretzels, available now until xxx.
Happy Australia Day everyone!