Our top 3 picks for Spring in Perth

Spring has sprung and Perth is really starting to liven up. There are a host of events and activities on the calendar with lots of places to go and things to see. To make it easy, our concierge team has looked through all the ‘must see’ spring events happening in Perth and narrowed the list down to the best 3.

1. Wild Flower Season


See the worlds largest collection of Wildflowers right here in WA. With more than 12,000 species you will be spoilt with glorious colours and gorgeous flowers that sweep the entire state. Did you know that 60% of these flowers are found nowhere else in the world but WA?

Kings Park is in the top 10 places to see the Wildflowers, located and easy 10 minute drive from Crowne Plaza Perth. If you’re up for it we suggest taking a leisurely 45min walk along Perth foreshore taking in the sights of the beautiful Swan River, wander through Barrack Square then up to Kings Park.

Tourism WA is your one stop shop for all things Wildflower in Western Australia. Find out all you need to know with their complete 54 page “Your Holiday Guide to Western Australia Wildflower Season“.  Highlighting different itineraries for all levels of explorers from the experienced or casual sightseer.

2. Whale Watching Season

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Western Australia has one of the longest whale watching seasons in the world. In May you can find them near Flinders Bay in Augusta. From July to October you will see them playing in the seas near Albany and Perth cost line. Further North the humpback whales reach Exmouth, Coral Bay and Broome between June and November. The migration is the largest in the southern hemisphere with approximately 35,000 whales including about 3,000 calves.

September through to November is the peak period where you can experience the best whale watching with our friends form Rottnest Express. Enjoy 2 hours on board The Sea Eagle Express with its large open deck space with a vast viewing platform offering front row seats during your memorable whale encounter. Departing from Barrack Square conveniently located 1.5km from the hotel.

Rottnest Express Guarantee: We Guarantee you see whales or your next tour is FREE. Conditions apply

3. Oktoberfest Celebrations

Oktoberfest events - Crowne Plaza Perth

Oktoberfest in the Garden – German food stalls, traditional entertainment, 7 bars, DJ’s playing throughout the day, sideshow alley, the list goes on… All this food and entertainment in one great location at the Supreme Court Gardens located 15 minute walk from Crowne Plaza Perth.

Saturday 11th October 2014. Find out more – click here

Elmar’s Oktoberfest  – German beer, food, live music, entertainment, fun games, competitions and loads of Oktoberfest costumes across three big event dates. Experience the biggest German festival in the Swan Valley’s largest beer garden.  It’s the perfect setting to enjoy all things German in a relaxed, causal, fun filled environment. Oktoberfest is an event for all ages with a bouncy castle to keep the kids amused on Sunday the 26th October.

Saturday 11th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October. Find out more – click here

CiTRO Bar: Wide range of authentic German food and live music by the Oom Pa Pas in Perth City on Friday 10th 17th and 31st October. Learn More 

Rigby’s Bar: Experience Oktoberfestbier on-tap by the stein with a German themed menu on Friday 26th of September and Friday 3rd of October. Learn More


If you are planning a trip to the city to experience the stunning Wildflowers or witness the rare beauty of the whales passing by or maybe relax with a German beer and sausage – make it one to remember. Book in a weekend escape at Crowne Plaza Perth and enjoy all the benefits of a Perth city hotel with Swan River Views.

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