Why have your Hens in Perth?
Would you be sold if we said you could take a selfie with a smiling quokka? Just a short ferry ride from Perth is Rottnest Island, home to more than 10,000 of the cute and cuddly creatures (like a small wallaby the size of a cat). Back on the mainland, you’ll find endless options for outdoor activities to enjoy in the warm west-coast weather. The mercury reaches the high thirties in summer, relieved by a visit from the Fremantle Doctor (the local term for a cooling sea breeze) in the afternoon. Perth is also known as the third windiest city in the world, making it a popular destination to try your hand at sailing and kite surfing (or simply admiring the view of those who do). Having more sunshine than any other city in Australia, means more time to enjoy the parks, gardens, bush trails and ocean views before catching a stunning sunset. And just a short drive from Perth will take you to the wine region of Margaret River, the cellar doors and chocolate shops of the Swan Valley, or the natural wonder of Wave Rock.
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Parks may not be the first attraction that spring to mind for hens parties, but Kings Park commands attention in the centre of Perth, and being bigger than Central Park in New York City, it’s pretty hard to miss. You could take a tour of the Bell Tower to learn about the history of bell ringing. But let’s be honest, the highlight is chiming the bells yourself! And be sure to have a love lock engraved with the name of your #bridesquad and clip it onto the chains to lock your love for eternity. Just 30 minutes from the centre of Perth lies Fremantle, where you’ll find treasures galore at the Fremantle Markets from Friday to Monday, tour the historic Fremantle Prison or catch the ferry to Rottnest Island to meet the quokkas.