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He might be Perth’s most difficult rescue dog, but he’s still someone’s ‘baby’

WA Today - 4 hours 37 min ago
I waded into the city’s “adopt don’t shop” versus “buy from a breeder” battles and emerged with some great stories of dog life – and some cautionary tales.
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Maroons and Blues ready for Optus Stadium State of Origin clash

WA Today - Sat, 06/25/2022 - 13:12
Game II of the three-game series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons will be held at Optus Stadium on Sunday.
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Man charged over Yokine burglary and attempted sexual assault

WA Today - Sat, 06/25/2022 - 07:43
Jay James Mikaere was arrested on Thursday morning after he allegedly broke into a unit in Yokine, choked and attempted to sexually assault a 24-year-old woman.
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9 Delicious Sunday Roasts In Perth That Might Just Beat Your Mum’s

The Urban List - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 14:19

Let’s face it, there’s nothing more comforting than a big old traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings in the heart of those frosty winter weekends. Whether you’re keen for a classic pub feed, or looking for a slightly more sophisticated take on the British staple, we’ve compiled seven of Perth’s best roasts perfect for any blustery afternoon

Here’s where to find Perth’s best roast dinners to warm you up this winter. 

Johnny Fox's Northbridge

For a hearty Sunday roast topped off with the cosiest Irish vibes, Johnny Fox's has your back. Choose between a traditional beef roast or whatever special they're offering that week, served up with the essentials of any Irish roast—stuffing, creamy mash, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, veg and smothered in hot gravy.

Blasta Brewing Burswood

It’s sort of a winter tradition to have a good old roast-up on a Sunday with the fam. And we're glad to see the folks at Blasta Brewing get that too—bringing back their awesome roast dinner every Sunday from 4pm. This week they're rolling out a moist slow cooked smoked brisket with all the sides you need to round out your Sunday brewery session. Bookings essential.

Daph’s Restaurant Leederville

This teeny 20-seater cosy space has created an elevated three-course Sunday roast for only $60 per head that will take your taste buds to another level, starting with an ever-evolving entree, full brimming roast (the cheesy leeks are otherworldly) followed by a gooey chocolate brownie with malt ice cream to really send you over the edge. Chef Pepe is a proud Brit who has paid homage to his hometown hero cooking over open fire keeping the place toasty and warm. Team your meal up with one of their zesty cocktails and you’ll be lulled into your post-feed nap in no time.

JB O’Reilly’s West Leederville

If you’re looking for a hearty, no frills pub lunch, then you can’t  go past JBs. A neighbourhood icon, this Irish pub is brimming with warmth and heart, and is the perfect place to sink a few guinesses to wash down all of that gravy. You’ve got some big choices to make - beef, pork, chicken, lamb or even their ‘Ultimate Roast’ that boasts all four meats alongside their mighty yorkshire puddings and slurpable gravy. Perhaps skip breakfast to prepare yourself.

Galway Hooker Scarborough

This fun easy-going pub boasts a mean Sunday feast that could rival mum’s own roast, but gets rowdy on the weekends, so you’d wanna get in quick. We love their lashings of mash, fluffy Yorkshire puddings and their clear understanding of the importance of drowning your plate in salty sweet gravy. Set across from the waves, this lively place has plenty of good vibes in spades (we love a beach pun.)

South Beach Hotel South Fremantle

We love nothing more than a bargain, and for $20 South Beach Hotel is serving up a giant piping hot rotating roast every Sunday ideal for that post-surf feed. This iconic beloved South Freo hot spot even has live local musicians performing every week from 3pm so there’s no better spot to bring the family down to and soak up the mellow cosy vibes of South Terrace. 

St. Brigid Bar Doubleview

Another cool new Perth addition jumping on the humble Sunday roast is St. Brigid Bar—serving one up every midday until sold out. This relaxed laid back bar has the ideal outdoor fire area to nab some sunshine and keep warm on those chilly arvos as well as plenty of room inside for those rainy days. Ask the bartenders about their new Mexican-inspired hot chocolate featuring tequila, corn liqueur, chocolate and cayenne pepper—we reckon it's the ideal bev to pair with your big belly of cosy goodness.

Fibber McGee’s Leederville

This lively local is perfect for sitting out the front in the sunshine and soaking up some winter rays with a big plate of goodness to warm your soul. For a measly $25, Fibber McGee’s has you covered with some of its renowned meats that they were actually selling to the public during lockdown if you were quick enough to catch on, alongside all of the big tasty sides and trimmings to keep you going for a day out with your mates. 

Rose and Crown Guildford

Is there anything like the crunch of crispy pork crackling on a chilly day teamed up with a cackling fire on a frosty day? We think not. This historic Guildford pub has earned a reputation for a mean roast that you can enjoy all snuggled up by their outdoor fire pit and is perfect for a cheeky date or family celebration out in the luscious gardens.

Looking for more ways to get you through winter? Check out this cosy winter escape not far from the city. 

Image credit: Johnny Fox's, Renee Ardon-Coppinger, Galway Hooker, Fibbers McGee's

11 Best Things To Do In Mandurah This Winter

So Perth - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 13:01
The ultimate guide for the best things to do in Mandurah over winter

This year, we’re stepping out of our Perth bubble and embracing the chill at one of our favourite winter wonderlands.

Mandurah, having just been crowned GWN7 Top Tourism Town Award for 2022 is a day trip or short staycay worth making, with a treasure trove of exciting experiences through the colder months to explore and enjoy.

Whether it’s chucking on some ice skates, getting the warm fuzzies from a few glasses of wine, relaxing in one of their many waterfront cafes, or cycling through the picturesque scenery, you’ll find no shortage of winter activities to keep you warm. 

To help out, we’ve rounded up the best of them.

Here’s what to do in Mandurah this winter. 

Follow a craft beer and wine trail

If there’s a trail we’re always keen to follow, it’s the one that leads to beer and wine. 

Discover what’s pouring in Mandurah at your own pace with this trail that pins together seven of the region’s best beer and wine offerings, providing an authentically local experience – enjoyed at your own pace. 

For the regular pint lovers, Three Rivers Brewing Company will tickle your fancy with a range of award winners in an urban brewery location, or you can hit up King Road Brewing Co set across 90 acres of rural farmland – a definite winner with the kids. 

Wine fans will be keen to try Peel Estate Wines, the largest and oldest winery in the region, or the breathtaking Millbrook Winery nestled deep among forest scenery and boasting an award-winning restaurant. 

And don’t forget about the new kid on the block, Boundary Island Brewing. 

Park up at Boundary Island Brewery

Born from two Mandurah families who love great beer and beautiful food, Boundary Island Brewery serves as the perfect hangout through all seasons. 

It sits pretty right on one of Mandurah’s best waterways, serving up appetising craft beers that are brewed on site alongside food sourced from local ingredients in pub fare style. 

Chuck back a pint (or three) and enjoy your winter carb-loading while overlooking beautiful estuary views. 

Source: @boundaryislandbrewery Hit the ice

Mandurah’s very own iconic winter playground, a visit to the pop up ice skating rink should be high on our to-do list every winter. 

The magical wonderland plays host to a range of winter inspired activities for the whole family including ice skating, an ice slide, pop up rides, entertainment and food and drinks on the sideline to fuel up. 

This year, skating opens from Friday 1st of July and runs daily from 10am – 8pm.

Find out more HERE

Watch the Kwillena Gabi Pool light up 

The unique circular estuary pool has become a true icon among locals and visitors, and although a pool might suggest more of a summer vibe, it looks stunning when it’s lit up in a colourful array at night. 

The pool is enclosed by a series of floating pontoons arranged in a circular formation, and is also often home to a few friendly sea visitors of the dolphin variety. 

Source: @stach_rogalski_photography Stock up at the Peel Produce Market

We’re suckers for a stocked local market, and winter is all about good food – hence a visit to Peel Produce Market being extremely necessary. 

Think local produce, coffee, hot breakfasts, live music, fresh juice and more all at your fingertips. The markets run every Saturday morning from 8am – 12pm at Leprechaun Park, Dawesville Foreshore. 

Book a Houseboat staycation

With an abundance of canals, there’s probably no better way to experience all the Mandurah winter magic than with a staycay houseboat style. 

These beauties are fully equipped with all you’ll need for a comfortable stay, ranging from sizes that can sleep 8 to smaller 4 person boats. You’ll have everything you need for a relaxing holiday right on your doorstep as you trade your daily alarm for the splash of a dolphin or chirping of birds. 

You can fish, kayak, pull in at the pub, cruise down the canals or rug up inside and watch the world go by, and when you want to switch it up? Simply pick up anchor and sail on. 

Visit: Mandurah Houseboats

Source: houseboatsmandurah.com.au Get out in nature

I know what you’re thinking. It’s winter – why would I want to go outside? 

Living in WA, it’s not a rare occurrence to catch quite a few sunny winter days with very minimal rain, so why not make the most of those and enjoy some of Mandurah’s gorgeous scenery.

Hire an e-bike or e-scooter from The Bike Kiosk and take one of the stunning cycle paths, visit Mandurah Boat Hire to soak in the winter sun with a paddle along glassy water.  Hop on a boat tour with Mandurah Cruises,  young (and young at heart) sailors will have heaps of fun on the Dolphin cruise and views adventure, or get the most out of your visit with guided kayak tours, bush walks or stargazing and nocturnal walks with Salt & Bush Eco Tours

Source: Little Jones Photography Have a mini adventure

Live Whoville style for a day at Amaze Miniature Village where everything is, well, miniature. 

Get lost in 70 miniature buildings depictive of well-known historic buildings from England, Germany, and France, delight in interactive model trains and explore 4 acres of manicured gardens with a featured hedge maze.

Plus, you’ll get a game of mini golf included free with your visit. 

Perfect family day out? Sorted. 

Sip on some wine

Winter and wine are truly the perfect pairing, and the winery scene in Mandurah will not disappoint. 

Kaleidoscope Tours runs a day tour to three wineries spread across the Mandurah and Peel Region, with inclusions like Lake Clifton Winery for fortified wines aplenty, Drakesbrook Wines for hand-picked drops or Vineyard 28 for a taste of Italy.

With lunch included and plenty of scenic views, you’ll find no better way to spend a winter’s day. 

Become a pirate for the day

Ahoy! 

Grab your little rascals and don your best pirate gear as you set sail on Mandurah’s pirate ship for a day of pirate-themed entertainment and sing-song. The custom-built ship is a blast for all ages, and offers the opportunity to spot some playful dolphins and take in the surrounding scenery on a cruise. 

Visit: Pirate Ship Mandurah

Source: @pirateshipmandurah Sit back and relax at a cafe

The laid-back waterfront feels of Mandurah make for a fantastic cafe scene that has come abuzz with life over the last few years. 

You can take in foreshore views with a cuppa in hand and dig into some lip-smacking plates from places like Mataya Eatery, Cafe Moka, or The Hummingbird

Feature image: Tourism Western Australia

Discover all the delicious places to visit with our list of the best cafes in Mandurah

There is of course plenty more to see and do in Mandurah, so start planning your great winter escape via visitmandurah.com.

Qantas Just Announced New Direct Flights From Perth To Johannesburg And Jakarta

The Urban List - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:55

Now that international borders have finally re-opened, the travel news has been coming in thick and fast in Perth. To make sure that you're on top of all things travel, we've wrapped up all the latest jet-setting news you need to know. Warning: major wanderlust incoming.

Qantas has just announced plans to expand its international network from Perth, with new flights taking off to Johannesburg and Jakarta later this year.

The flight from Perth to Johannesburg will be the only direct flight to South Africa from Perth, taking more than six hours off current routes that have to go through Sydney or the Middle East. The new service will be flying three times a week on its Airbus A330 from 1 November, so start planning that bucket-list South African vacay now.

The new Qantas flight to Jakarta will be up and flying from 30 November—the first time since borders closed in March 2020. While other airlines have been flying direct to Jakarta, this will be the first time you can jump on a Qantas flight to the Indonesian capital. It'll also connect you to other Indonesian cities like Surabaya and Medan—giving you even more to explore.

They've also restarted their wildly popular direct flights from Perth to London and Rome. So, where to next?

Image credit: Jamie Paterson via Qantas 

Two men charged over reckless speed camera taunt north of Perth

WA Today - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:35
Police alleged a man was laying on the bonnet of the vehicle, “holding a bottle in one hand, and gesticulating towards the speed camera with the middle finger of his other hand”.
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Serial paedophile Bradley Pen Dragon back in custody 48 hours after release

WA Today - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:15
Dragon will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Friday to face one charge of contravening a requirement of a supervision order.
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Bodhi And NZ Skin Queen Emma Lewisham Have Teamed Up On A Top-To-Toe Spa Experience

The Urban List - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:07

If the cold weather’s got you feeling in need of a serious pick-me-up, we’ve got the cure. Obviously, it’s always a visit to Bodhi—hands down one of the best day spas in Perth. But this Winter, they’ve dialled it up a notch. 

The legends here have paired up with skincare superstar Emma Lewisham to deliver a brightening facial only dreams are made of. At this time of the year, and with everything that 2022 has brought with it, it’s the ultimate in self-care you need to book right now. 

While you may know about Bodhi, as any self-respecting day spa lover should, you may not have heard about Emma Lewisham. Hailing from the shores of New Zealand, this skincare brand is a science-led luxury skincare line that’s amazingly good for skin, and equally as good for the planet. There is nothing not to love. 

Once you’ve got your appointment secured we reckon the best idea is to book out the whole day for yourself. Sleep in, grab a good coffee, or head to brunch with some mates before making your way to the spa for a couple of hours of pure goodness. 

The Emma Lewisham brightening facial is a top-to-toe experience. So while your face certainly gets a whole lotta love, you can expect to walk out feeling like you’ve had a complete body experience. This is what we really love about this treatment. 

Once you’ve settled into that glorious fluffy robe and slippers you’ll be taken to one of the beautiful treatment rooms. The experience starts with a Himalayan salt foot bath and guided meditation to set the scene and help you to relax into your spot of indulgence. 

You’ll then jump into the world’s most comfortable heated bed, complete with all the fluffy pillows and blankets you could possibly desire. It is literally the best thing you can do for yourself in Winter. You can’t help but relax and feel your worries melt away as you try not to fall asleep—and please don’t, there’s not a minute you’ll want to miss here. 

The facial is all about mindfulness, and you’ll seriously feel how it’s delivered with love and you at the front and centre. If this doesn't make you forget about the daily grind of life, we’re not sure what will. The skincare products are packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and peptides meaning they target hydration, pigmentation and radiance- everything we need as the weather gets cooler. We’re absolutely head over heels for the Supernatural hydration cream—if there’s one thing you want to take home from Bodhi (other than the robe of course), this will make you feel like a Queen before you jump into bed each night. 

You’ll be treated to a foot, arm and scalp massage, which are simply dreamy. It means you get a facial and still the best bits of a massage. We couldn’t think of anything better. While everything is amazing, hands down, the best part of the whole experience is the facial massage with rose quartz crystals. The signature lymphatic drainage massage feels ridiculously good and it also works to stimulate circulation, detoxify and promote absorption of the ultra-restorative products into the skin. If we could pay to have this done all day, you can guarantee we’d be there. 

You can expect your skin to feel plump and hydrated afterwards, which we obviously love, but you’ll also walk away feeling relaxed, grounded and with a sense of calm. The use of crystals throughout the facial, as well as soothing affirmations and the whole body experience is something like no other. 

We say it every time, and we’ll say it again—the end sucks. The only solace you get is a moment longer in that robe as you enjoy a freshly brewed tea and signature fruit platter as you while away a few more moments in life. 

This is where we recommend having the day to yourself—get home, get stuck into Netflix with a cuppa or red wine and bask in the glory of what you’ve done for yourself during the day. Sounds like pure bliss.

If you need some more R+R, why not check out one of the 10 Best Massage Spots In Perth

Image Credit: @hellomichelle._ via Bodhi on Instagram

Planning minister Rita Saffioti intervenes in Perth homeless centre standoff

WA Today - Fri, 06/24/2022 - 03:00
The WA minister has called in a decision by the City of Perth to block the relocation of a drop-in service centre for homeless people 200 metres around the block from its current site in Northbridge.
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Where To Celebrate NAIDOC Week In Perth

So Perth - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 15:16
Celebrate NAIDOC week with these Perth events

NAIDOC week is a time to celebrate the rich history, culture, knowledge, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

This year’s theme? Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

It’s a call to action, to continue to push for systemic change and rally around our communities while continuing to celebrate the many who have driven and led change over generations. 

Events and activities will be popping up all around Perth (Whadjuk) over the 3rd to 10th of July, and are open for people from all walks of life to participate and support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. 

We can always immerse ourselves in more learning and understanding, and NAIDOC week is the perfect opportunity to recognise and reflect. 

NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony

To officially launch the week of celebrations, head to Supreme Court Gardens on July 3rd for an energising opening ceremony. 

The event will showcase performances from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and performers alongside community stalls, activities for the little ones, face painting, and tasty traditional food vans. 

Source: naidocperth.org.au
  • When: Sunday 3rd of July, 1pm – 5pm
  • Where: Supreme Court Gardens
AGWA

Get creative while learning about Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander culture.

AGWA will be holding a range of exciting activities over NAIDOC week from readings by First Nations peoples authors/illustrators, hands on workshops where you’ll learnt to sculpt small creatures out of raffia and wool or craft calico dolls, and interactive Boorloo dance workshops. 

They’ll also be having local rapper Joshua “Flewnt MC” Eggington performing at AGWA Rooftop on the 9th of July alongside a lineup of DJs to fill your Saturday night, which you can get tickets for HERE.

NAIDOC Week at Karrinyup

Karrinyup shopping centre is set to become a platform for First Nations Peoples artists, cooks, and creatives to showcase themselves through meaningful and immersive experiences in the centre.

Running from the 3rd of July through to the 10th, shoppers and visitors can get involved in a range of activities and displays from bush tucker sampling with Dale Tilbrook to basket weaving workshops, painting workshops, and educational workshops.

You can also marvel at a stunning digitally designed artwork display by Joan Martin and Sam Price projected onto the screens overlooking the West Deck outdoor dining area, or be inspired by Nyungar linework with Justin Martin’s breathtaking art piece.

Justin Martin
  • When: Sunday 3rd of July – 10th July
  • Where: Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Take Heart: Deadly Heart Screening

View a powerful and very important documentary about Rheumatic Heart Disease- a preventable childhood illness takes the lives of two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples every week. 

The screening will take place at The Backlot Cinema and features a chorus of First Nation’s voices raising awareness and calling on the government to fund the community-led prevention methods that can eliminate RHD. 

  • When: Sunday 3rd of July
  • Where: The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth
  • Tickets HERE
Live Music: Clive Morrison and Indigo Ellis

The Old Midland Courthouse will be sending out acoustic tunes on July 8th with local Indigenous musicians taking to the stage on July 8th. 

Two such performers include Clive Morrison and his authentic country music and Indigo Ellis who has played at numerous NAIDOC events and festivals previously. 

NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition

Immerse yourself in colourful Aboriginal art with a selection of pieces at Linton & Kay Galleries. 

Entry is free, and the paintings by local artists will explore generations of celebrated country and First Nations’ culture. 

  • When: Friday July 1st – Tuesday July 19th
  • Where: Linton & Kay Galleries, 11 Old Aberdeen Place, West Perth
GOOLOGOOLUP NAIDOC Screenings: Indigenous Art on Screen

Northbridge Piazza and Forrest Place will be hosting an entire month of Indigenous Art on the superscreens in celebration of NAIDOC week. 

This is a fabulous opportunity to see a range of artwork from animation to sculpture and paintings done by incredible Indigenous artists across WA. You’ll not only learn a bunch, but you’ll also get to take in the beauty of colours and art while doing so. 

Ikuntji Artists | screenarts.com.au
  • When: July 3rd – July 31st daily
  • Where: Northbridge Piazza and Forrest Place
  • Find out more
The Dreaming Place

Making a home in the relaxing nooks of the State Library, The Dreaming Place will host lunch time screenings daily in a series of award-winning animations. 

These animations are based on Australian Aboriginal storytelling and will look at unique Indigenous stories from around Australia that both adults and kids will adore. You might even walk out having learnt something. 

  • When: July 3rd- July 10th, 10am – 5pm daily
  • Where: State Library of WA, The Nook
Yanchep National Park NAIDOC Day 

Yanchep National Park will be holding an acknowledgment of country and introducing this years NAIDOC week theme through a series of sand art, cultural activities and stuff for the kids to enjoy. 

You’ll also get the chance to dig into some traditional bush tucker in a tasting experience of native meat sausages and teas, or you can jump on an Aboriginal experience cultural tour. 

  • When: Sunday July 3rd, 11 am – 2 pm
  • Where: Yanchep National Park
  • Find out more
WA Museum Boola Bardip

The WA Museum is a great place to soak in a bit of culture and knowledge any day of the week, meaning they’ve got some great options to celebrate NAIDOC. 

Their permanent exhibitions serve as a voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples where you can enjoy the creativity of artists, authors and performers and gain a deeper respect for our diversity and history. 

Source: museum.wa.gov.au Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop

If you or your team want to really dive deep and expand your knowledge, Auspire is running a full day Aboriginal Culture and Awareness workshop for NAIDOC week. 

It’s a perfect entry-level starting point for those wanting to start their journey and the facilitator Mr. Danny Ford OAM will explore the impacts of colonisation and assist participants with information and understanding that can improve communities and workplaces for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

  • When: Tuesday 5th July, 9:30am – 4pm
  • Where: Fraser Suites, 10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth
  • Tickets HERE

Find out more at naidoc.org.au

Feature Image: Tjungkara Ken, Sandra Ken, Yaritji Young, Freda Brady, Maringka Tunkin, Pitjantjatjara people, Seven Sisters, National Gallery of Australia via @artgallerywa

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The Best Things To Do In Coral Bay

The Urban List - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 15:03

Coral Bay is the ultimate ocean lover’s paradise. A tiny little town perched upon a white sandy beach with turquoise blue waters and a reef that will make your jaw drop—it really is what dreams are made of.

If you’ve not yet made it up to this spectacular part of the world, we suggest you pack up the car and head North to chase the sun and find out what relaxation really means.

Here’s our wrap on what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Coral Bay.

What To Do Swim With Gentle Giants

Swimming with humpback whales is a bucket list experience not to be missed. From June to October each year you can head out for some incredible whale watching, and if you’re lucky enough, you’ll be able to jump in the water and have one of the most awe-inspiring experiences of your life. It’s something words really can’t describe. If you’ve got your trip planned before the humpback season, you may be in for a chance with whale sharks. Either way, you’ll be impressed.

Catch The Sunset

Coral Bay is home to some of the world’s best sunsets. Pack a picnic and head up the sand dunes in town or jump in the 4WD and make tracks to Five Fingers. Get settled in with enough time to sit back and relax and take in the jaw-dropping views. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for whales if it’s the right time of year.

Sail The Calm Waters

As the sun sets over the Ningaloo Reef, one of the best ways to wrap up your trip is by toasting to yourself aboard a catamaran. Pack your own drinks and enjoy an antipasto platter as you cruise through the turquoise blue waters. You might even get a chance to jump on the boom net and pretend you’re a mermaid for the day. 

Catch a Week’s Worth of Dinners

If fishing is your thing, you’re going to want to book a fishing charter ASAP. An absolute haven for lovers of the sport, spots on the charters sell like hotcakes. Bring your catch home and your mates will owe you beer for a week.

Meet The Resident Manta Rays

If you’ve ticked off the whales and whale sharks, the next giants on your list should be Coral Bay’s resident manta rays. Reaching up to 7 metres in length, a flick of their wings and you’ll be kicking those legs like no tomorrow. These majestic rays are something you need to add to your list stat.

Quad Bike Through The Sand Dunes

Is there a better way to search for turtles than by hitting the tracks on a quad bike? After stopping at Turtle Cliffs to look for feeding turtles in the shallow waters, you’ll head down to the beach for a snorkel on the reef where you’ll get the chance to look for more of these guys as well as stunning coral and an abundance of fish.

Snorkel The World Class Reef

In our opinion, a day in the bay without a snorkel is a day wasted. For the days you’re not on a boat, some of our fave spots include Five Fingers and Oyster Bridge which you’ll need a 4WD to get out to. Bill’s Bay, at the centre of town is also pretty damn fine where you can discover the lavender patch—a literal sea of purple just a short swim from shore. Grab an underwater scooter from the shack on the beach and you’ll fly through the water. 

Treat Yourself to a Spot of Shopping

There’s really only a couple of shops but it’s quality over quantity, right? Mermaid’s Cave is packed full of jewellery, swimmers, wetsuits and clothes that will set you up for your trip to the bay. The Bubble Art Gallery is where you can take a piece of the bay home and Coral Bay Shells stocks handmade jewellery and beach wear.

Where To Eat and Drink Coral Resort Bakery

This small-town bakery makes the top of our list and for good reason. Everything is next-level, and we suggest you get a pie or baked good on the daily. Cauliflower cheese, reef and beef—our mouths are already watering. Remember to bring cash as there’s no eftpos facilities at this busy little shop.

Shades Restaurant and Bar

Part of the Ningaloo Reef Resort, Shades boasts some of the best views of the bay. Known as the ‘top pub’ by locals, you’ll be able to catch some panoramic sunsets with a pina colada and share plates in tow. It’s the ultimate in holiday vibes.

Sweet Coral Bay

Is it a Summer holiday without a gelato in hand? When we heard the news that a real ice cream shop had opened in Coral Bay we couldn’t contain our excitement. Every flavour is the real-deal and deciding is the hardest bit. The good news is that it’s a step away from the bakery so on your daily pie trip you can call by and choose a flavour or two.

Fin’s Café

Fin’s is open from morning through to night and dishes out the best brekky in the bay. Expect good coffee and brekky faves like eggs benny and a massive selection of wraps, sandos and heartier meals for lunch. Come night, the dining gets a little bit fancier and you can feast on seafood, pastas and some seriously drool-worthy desserts.

Reef Café

After a day of snorkelling, you’ll have worked up an appetite worthy of the famous hand-made schnitties at Reef Café. Served with chips and your choice of sauce (creamy mushroom please), this is where you head when you need a big feed. The pizzas and pastas are also guaranteed to hit the spot.

Bill’s Bar

Dine on seafood platters, splash out on cocktails or head to Bill’s for live music and entertainment. There’s a sports bar, indoor air-conditioned area and alfresco area that screams Summer holiday.

Where To Stay Warroora Station

Waroora, known as Warra to those in the know around Coral Bay is the beachside camping dreams are made of. Shack up on the beach and gaze up at the stars and you’ll see how beautiful this part of the world is. Wake up, snorkel the reef and swim with turtles or head into town to jump on to a wildlife tour.

Peoples Park

There’s a few caravan parks in the bay and they all have killer views, however we love the beachfront cabins and caravan or camp site options at Peoples Park. There’s a camper’s kitchen, barbecue areas, wifi hotspots and freshwater throughout the facilities.

Soul Camping

If glamping is more your style, Soul Camping has you covered. Choose your site around Coral Bay and the Soul Camping crew will set you up with boho-style bell tents complete with a bed, fresh linen, pillows, side tables, lamps, rugs and an outdoor table and chairs. This is camping at its finest.

23 Wahoo Court

If you’re heading up with some friends and want to go all out, check out this five bedroom beach holiday house. There’s an amazing decked out kitchen, verandah to take in the sunsets and plenty of room for a bit of peace and quiet.

Bullara Station

In between Coral Bay and Exmouth, Bullara Station provides an authentic outback station experience. There are two self-contained cottages, a traditional Shearer’s Lodge, The Outcamp or plenty of bush to pitch a tent. The working cattle station has communal fire pits, camp kitchens, wood BBQs and under the star showers.

Coral Bay Backpackers

On a budget? We’ve got you sorted. There’s no need to miss out on your adventure in the bay cause you’re watching what you spend. Grab a room at the backpackers, make new friends at the pool and check out the bar for some epic specials.

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WA Today - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 14:29
Social media posts about the location of Bradley Pen Dragon’s accommodation have been deleted, following warnings about potential criminal penalties.
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5 Truffle-Filled Experiences In WA To Indulge In This Season

The Urban List - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 14:07

Hands up who gets excited by fungi?  After spending the past week in Pemberton and Manjimup taking part in some of the season’s first truffle hunts, my hand is well and truly high above my head. 

Whether or not you are a fan of the umami, earthy and altogether other-worldly qualities of black Périgord truffles, there’s no denying that there’s something magic about these edible black diamonds. 

Shrouded in mystery, they are difficult to cultivate, impossible to truly describe and are one of the most expensive ingredients in the world. Luckily for us West Aussies however, the shire of Manjimup (at just a three hour drive from Perth) produces ninety five percent of Australia’s truffle production. 

Here are five fun ways to get your truffle fix this winter around Perth and WA.

Order Some Truffles To Your Door

While truffles are indeed one of the priciest culinary ingredients—starting at about $2000 per kilo—never fear, it’s totally possible to enjoy them at home without breaking the bank. The good news is a little goes a long way, so you really don’t need very much to transform a dish. 

There are a number of truffle producers that ship direct to your front door, including Australian Truffle Traders who will ensure you’ve got fresh truffle ready at home within one to three days of ordering. On the shop website there’s a fun little explanation to help you figure out the size of truffle you’ll need for your dinner plans. 

Go Truffle Hunting

If you fancy getting your hands dirty, you can also head down to Australian Truffle Traders in Manjimup and join owners Gavin and Mel Booth and their trusty truffle-sniffing labs on a truffle hunt to find your very own black diamond to take home. It'll set you back $70 for two hours. Book here.

Head To WA’s New Truffle Festival

The south west of Australia is one of the world’s leading producers of black Périgord truffles, so it makes sense that we celebrate them here on home ground. There were plenty of disappointed sighs recently with the announcement of the cancellation of the 2022 Truffle Kerfuffle, but there’s a silver lining with a brand spanking new festival just announced. 

Pop the 24-26 June in your diary, and get cracking on booking some accommodation down south as the new Manjimup Truffle and Wine Festival will showcase the best local producers and makers with truffle tours, gourmet degustation dinners, dog hunts, farm visits, wine tastings, entertainment and wine masterclasses.

Winter is the perfect time to explore the Southern Forests and Valleys region in WA, and the festival is looking to provide an opportunity for travellers to discover the joys of the Manjimup and Pemberton regions and book truffle-themed experiences at venues including Truffle Hill Wines, Hidden River Estate, Ampersand Estates, Tall Timbers Manjimup, Pemberley of Pemberton, Stonebarn Estate and more.

“It’s an opportunity for the Manjimup-Pemberton community to host satellite events at multiple venues, both during the day and evening, to showcase the abundance of truffles and wines available,” organiser Mia Kriznic said.

Stay In A Truffle Lodge

Because I simply can’t get enough of truffles, over at Earn Your Vino we’ve curated the ultimate luxe truffle and wine retreat this winter in Pemberton called Beneath the Surface: Truffles, pinot n’ produce. Guests will stay for five days on a private lodge surrounded by truffle orchards, and indulge in plenty of truffle goodness with a private chef and truffle hunting. There’s the opportunity to get messy in the kitchen with hands-on cooking experiences, or simply kick back with a glass of pinot and watch the mist rolling in over the forest.

We’ll fill our bellies with Southern Forest produce, including “black diamond” Périgord truffles, honey, chocolate, trout, marron, and an abundance of seasonal goodies; all paired with truffle-friendly wines to elevate the dining experience. With winery and vineyard visits, single origin honey tastings, guided hikes and wine masterclasses it’s going to be an incredible week of sensory immersion in one of the most beautiful parts of the state.

Hit Up One Of These Truffle Loving Restaurants

There’s a reason that truffles are one of the most coveted ingredients in the world: nothing else that can come close to the aroma and taste they provide. While WA’s truffles get sent around the globe to some of the world’s top restaurants, the good news is that you can enjoy them closer to home. Here are a few restaurants and chefs that are bringing the truffle goods to the table in the next week or so as the season unfolds:

Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River

“We are launching our new menu on June the 11th which will feature truffles and plenty of wintery seasonal produce such as Margaret River Wagyu. Normally we honour it by doing an entrée or main all about truffle, as well as using it on some of our snacks too. We love to be generous when it comes to using truffle. The last truffle dish we did was a chestnut pasta; an open ravioli with salt baked celeriac with lots of truffle and a cheese sauce using a bit of beer, yeast and cheese. I think we’ll do something similar again this year as it was so delicious. We also did a brioche truffle bread and butter pudding which was really good. That will make a comeback as one of our signature snacks.”—Dan Gedge, Head Chef Leeuwin Estate

Vasse Felix, Margaret River

“We are getting our first Truffles this Friday, and we like to try them for a week for consistency before putting them on the menu. This season we are going to bring back one of our customers’ favourite dishes after two years. It’s a Kombu cheesecake dessert and is quite savoury: essentially we take cream and cook it with kombu (dried kelp), and it sets a bit like cheese. It’s a light dish as there is barely any cream cheese in it and we use honey for sweetness. After it’s baked in the stone oven we shave heaps of truffle over it. Apparently it’s going to be a bumper season!”—Brendan Pratt, Head Chef Vasse Felix

Fleur And The Royal Hotel

“I’m hoping to start getting some truffles this weekend. We will be adding them as a supplement offering on seventy five percent of the menu. There are only a few dishes that won’t really work with truffles, but it’s totally up to the customer’s preference—if they want truffles on a dish they can have them! Once I have a steady supply of truffles and the season is well underway, I’ll have a special truffle dish every fortnight on the menu, that also highlights our other seasonal local produce such as Rottnest scallops.”—Shane Middleton, Chef de Cuisine The Royal Hotel and Fleur

Indigo Oscar And Cooee - ZIZ

“Z1Z is all about enhancing and elevating Australian dining, and who better to work with for the winter season than the world-class Truffle Hill who are responsible for unearthing some of the finest cool-climate truffles seen across the globe. 

From our Indigo Oscar truffled negroni, to a signature Cooee X Truffle Hill X Rose Mallee slow cooked beef cheek, there is always a time during the Truffle Hill season to settle in and enjoy this delicious delicacy at our family of venues.”—Tom Haynes, Z1Z Culinary Manager

Post, State Buildings

“Truffle season is almost here and we’re celebrating with a match made in pasta heaven at POST. Expect to see in the coming weeks our signature handmade gnocchi served with freshly grated black truffle—a triumph of simple, beautiful flavours and an ode to our local friends at Truffle Hill”—Kim Brennan, State Buildings Executive Chef 

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Image credit: Cassandra Charlick and POST

Take A Food Journey At Republic Of Fremantle’s Artisan Dinner Series

So Perth - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 13:45
Delight your taste buds at the return of Artisans of the Republic in 2022

Wherever good food is, we’ll be there. 

WA’s food scene is undoubtedly one of the most impressive in the country, and the Republic of Fremantle’s immersive dinner series is an appropriate celebration of our finest artisan producers. 

Following a successfully sold-out season last year, the return of Artisans of The Republic is an event that should be marked on every fellow Perth foodie’s calendar. 

Keen diners will be taken on a journey of tastes over four collaborative dinners from a lineup of home-grown artisans, chefs, and experienced cocktail makers serving up plates and cocktails that will have mouths watering. 

Sustainable Seafood Soirée 
  • Thursday 7th July (SOLD OUT)
  • Thursday 14th July: 7pm – 9pm

Fins Seafood will be a familiar face for those with a taste for the finest of catches, and their collaboration with Republic is set to bring dishes straight from ocean to plate in an exquisite four-course menu designed by Head Chef Emily Jones. 

This bountiful collection of WA’s finest ocean produce will be served up alongside perfectly paired cocktails designed by Head Bartender Max Giudice.

Get your hands on tickets here

Coffee Infused Feast
  • Thursday 11th August: 7pm – 9:30pm

Feel the buzz as you embark on a coffee-infused journey and discover the unique array of flavours that can be drawn out of your humble coffee bean. 

Offshoot Coffee Head Roaster Rummy Keshet has joined forces with Head Chef Emily Jones to incorporate delightful pops of coffee flavours in every dish, while paired cocktails will give that extra kick as you hear all about the delicate art of coffee roasting right from the source. 

Get your hands on tickets here

Fungi Banquet
  • Thursday 8th September (SOLD OUT)
  • Thursday 15th September: 7pm – 9pm

Masters of all things shrooms, The Mushroom Guys are bringing all their shroomy goodness to an evening of fun(gi). 

The four-course curated menu will draw its inspiration from the cuisine of Asia, paired with four heavenly cocktails and topped off with the chance for diners to explore rare and weirdly beautiful mushroom growing blocks up close.  

Get your hands on tickets here

Dirty Clean Feast
  • Thursday 6th October (SOLD OUT)
  • Thursday 13th October 6pm – 9pm

If you consider yourself a devoted fan of meat, Dirty Clean’s eco-friendly farming practices produce some of the best in town. 

This dreamy night stars plates of regeneratively farmed eats in a filling feast of four courses made even greater by sipping on some Republic of Fremantle cocktail pairings. You’ll also hear all about why sustainable agriculture is important for the future of farming, and may even leave learning a thing or two. 

Get your hands on tickets here

Artisans of the Republic 2022
  • Cost: $110pp including four courses and four cocktails
  • Where: Republic of Fremantle, 3 Pakenham St
  • When: 7th July – 13th October 2022

Make haste to buy tickets – last year’s event was a sell-out!

Never miss a bite or a sip again with our latest Perth eats and drinks news on SoPerth.com.au.

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WA Today - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 12:15
The upheaval at the Perth Wildcats continues with coach Scott Morrison quitting after just one NBL season.
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The Best Things To Do This Weekend In Perth

The Urban List - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:18

We've done the hard yards and rounded up the best things to do in Perth this weekend.

All Weekend Strange

Not everyone can afford to zip over to Tassie for Dark Mofo, so we’re glad to see the emergence of this new underground arts festival dedicated to “the misfits and the misunderstood” in Perth. The final weekend of Strange wraps this weekend, so it's your last chance to catch all the weird and wonderful works within the city’s most unique and under-utilised spaces, culminating in a ritual burning of a large-scale sculpture in Forest Chase this Sunday 26 June.

Subi Sustainable Style Series 

The Subi Sustainable Style Series is a five-day event that incorporates shopping events, DIY fashion workshops, inspiring and thought-provoking talks, fashion exhibitions and more to help you master the art of sustainable style. Created in collaboration with industry-leading forces like Fibre Economy and Second Life Markets. Get tickets here.

Van Gogh Alive

We’re guessing you’ve seen snippets of Van Gogh Alive on your Insta feed by now. An immersive exhibition where Gogh’s seminal swirls, stars, sunflowers, snowflakes, and moonshine drift and dance across walls, just as you imagine the painter would have seen them in his own day. The super-hyped exhibition has been shown in 50 different cities around the world to some six million people. And it's finally landed in Perth. If you're yet to fill your gram, pick up tickets here.

Friday 24 June Reunited—The Bar Legends Of Long Chim

If you're the kind of person who invests more time working through a venue's cocktails than their dishes, this is for you. Long Chim is welcoming back two of their most celebrated bar heroes, James Connolly and Dean Buchanon, for one night of legendary libations as part of this year's State Makers Festival. Working alongside their current master of drinks, Eoin Kenny, the guys will be slinging a mix of current delights and old favourites like the famous Bangkok Painkiller, extraordinary Temple of Dawn and delightful Lychee. Expertly crafted with chef-like mastery, these drinks are every bit as impressive as the food on your table. More info here.

Saturday 25 June Yalla Bala Authentic Sabich Pita Pop-Up

Drop what you’re doing Saturday and strut your self down to In Good Hands in Mount Hawthorn between 9am and 11am. They’ve got the man, the myth, the legend that is Yalla Bala popping up to serve some authentic Israeli Sabich. Think: fried eggplant, pickled red cabbage, tomato, parsley, green chilli and white onion with browned egg, tahani and a mango and fenugreek sauce. We’re drooling just thinking about it. Quantities are super limited so you know what to do.

St Brigid Bar’s First Birthday Bash

The Doubleview bar folk at St Brigid Bar are celebrating a whole year of drink slinging this Saturday. Expect all round good vibes, DJs, and plenty of food and drink specials to really get things moving. The party starts at 3pm sharp and you’ll wanna arrive on time to secure a seat by the fire in the courtyard.

Fremantle Winter Music Festival 

If there's one thing that Freo does well, it’s music. That’s why you’ll be catching us at the Fremantle Winter Music Festival this Saturday. Hosted by gods of community radio, RTRFM, this festival takes place across five venues all within a short walk of each other, with 27 acts from 7pm til late. Catch local musicians Ra Ra Viper, Hector Morlet and Band of Misfits among so many more—tickets on sale here.

Bingo Loco At Freo Social

What happens when you mix bingo and booze? You can see for yourself this weekend at Freo Social when Bingo Loco returns. The world's biggest bingo rave is back in Freo for one night only, with doors opening at 6.30pm.

Mx Burlesque Finals

Prepare your feathers, prepare your tassels, because the Mx Burlesque state finals are coming to The Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley this Saturday. To watch the closest thing to Moulin Rouge in real life, book your seat here.

Sunday 26 June Planet Video X Rechabite Collaboration

The collab of our dreams has come to life, with iconic Mount Lawley video store Planet Video bringing a couple of cult classics to The Rechabite this Sunday 26 June. The doubleheader includes Desperately Seeking Susan at 6.30pm followed by Tank Girl at 8.30pm. Dress up in your favourite Madonna or Tank girl look and you could win some pretty sweet prizes too. Book your tickets and see all the incentives here.

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Perth’s Best Bottomless Brunches To Book Right Now

The Urban List - Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:13

Perth people have always been big fans of brunch, but add the word bottomless and there's no holding us back. Whether it's bottomless mimosas with fried chicken and waffles or free-flowing bloody marys with a side of pizza, there's a bottomless brunch (or lunch or dinner for that matter) to suit anyone and everyone.

Here's where to find the best bottomless brunches in Perth—drink up.

Bottomless BBQ At The Guildford Hotel Guildford | $70pp

Two hours of bottomless barbecued meats including Butterfield beef brisket, Albany pulled pork, BBQ chicken wings and pork and cheese sausages, a few cold drinks, and a fire crackling away in the background. What more could you want on a chilly Friday night? All those comforting sides perhaps? Just think: scalloped potatoes, cheese and garlic crust, brewer’s bread, smoked bacon, cheese and mustard stuffed onions, creamed corn and more. Yep, this is happening. But only for a limited time so book now.

Motel At Good Company Karrinyup | $99pp

You know that feeling you get on holiday when you've dumped your bags at your accom and it's finally time to relax, order some cocktails and let loose with a few of your besties. That's pretty much the vibe here at Good Company's new bottomless sessions. Check into Motel from 3pm to 5pm every Saturday for a drool-worthy three course feast with gorgeous matched cocktails, all washed down with free flowing beers, wines and ciders that'll make you forget all about the fact you have to go to work on Monday. It kicks off this Saturday 28 May. Book here.

Market Grounds' Sip Sip Sessions Perth | $79pp

Market Grounds—the same legends behind the sell-out Margarita Fiesta and Perth’s fave Espresso Martini Fest—are at it again. This time bringing us a whole series of themed bottomless long lunches to let loose at. Kicking off every Saturday through June, the first month of these boozy Sip Sip Sessions is dedicated to arguably our fave cocktail of all: the margarita. Expect watermelon and peachy spins on the classic marg as well as beer, wine and bubbles—if you tire of cocktails (how?)—plus your own dedicated salt station so you can pimp your margs however you see fit while picking over corn chips and guac, queso croquettes, Mexican street corn and more. After two hours of sips, we reckon you'll definitely be reaching for the dulce de leche salted chocolate tart to finish. Book here.

Bark's Bottomless Cocktails And Grazing Subiaco | $65pp ($50 without alcohol)

Forget waking up early for eggs and bloody mary's, Bark is giving the people what they really want... an afternoon of cheese and endless cocktails. For $65 you can knock back two hours of classic cocktails like espresso martinis, margaritas and Aperol spritzes as well as wine, bubbles and beer (if you really feel so inclined to step off the cocktail train) while grazing the arvo away on cheese, meats, pan-fried haloumi and the most delicious little arancini balls. It's on every Saturday in April from 4pm to 6pm, so consider this your perfect pre-drinks session for a night out. Book here.

Bottomless Lunch At Pincho's Bar De Tapas Leederville | $59-$69pp

Spanish tapas has taken a brunch turn and it's everything you need right now. Every weekend the crew at Pincho's Bar De Tapas will be plating up the likes of pintxo chorizo sausage, ensalada, Spanish cured meats and cheese boards and grilled open sandwiches. Now, after you've wiped the drool from your chin, you're going to want to choose between two drink options. Option número uno is valued at $59 per person and will stock you with cava (Spanish sparkling wine), red or white sangria, pinchos red, white or rosé and pale ale 'on tap'. To step things up a notch, you can crank the bill to $69 per person for organic cava, red or white sangria, organise rosé and white wine, Tempranillo grenache, pale ale or Eagle Bay kolsch 'on tap'. Book here.

Subiaco Hotel's Bottomless Brunch Subiaco | $70pp ($55 without alcohol)

Another fresh-faced and booze-filled brunch has just landed in Perth. This one is at the Subiaco Hotel and our favourite part about it has to be the two hours of free-flowing espresso martinis, spritzes and bloody marys. You'll also get a stunning selection of fresh fruit and pastries to start and your choice of one of five beautiful brunch mains (the tacos are our pick), plus, endless prosecco, wine, beer and mimosas if you need a break from cocktails. The only catch is it's on Sundays from 10am to 12pm, so just don't go too hard or you might end up having to call in sick Monday. Book here.

Furaibo's Bottomless Lunch Perth | $65pp

Every weekend, Furaibo is pumping out a seriously epic boozy lunchtime feast that'll transport you straight to Japan. Take your pick from their awesome Teishoku Lunch Set​​​​​​​​s (just picture a bento box, but way better) and wash it down with all the beer, wine and sparkling you can handle over two hours. There's also a special lil welcome cocktail to kick things off. Not bad at all for $65.

Beau With The Flow At The Elford Hotel Mount Lawley | $80pp ($65 without alcohol)

Sit back, relax and Beau with the flow at The Elford Hotel every Saturday with their bottomless lunch and dinner. The yummy three course share style menu and free flowing bubbles, spritzes, beers, ciders, and cocktails is bound to send you sprinting to the booking site. With their free flowing bubbles option going for just $69 (what we spend on coffee alone in a week), the Elford has perfected the art that is bottomless anything. If the spritzes and the prices didn’t entice you, let the bruschetta or prawn risotto do the rest of the talking. 

Servo's Eterno Endless Afternoons Leederville | $80pp ($65 without alcohol)

Servo's new Eterno Endless Afternoons will see you and your soon to be boozed up besties dive into two whole hours of bespoke cocktails (yep, cocktails are included!), beer and prosecco while whipping through plate after plate of gourmet nibbles. We're talking yummy woodfired bread and dips, fried shawarma chicken sliders, masa tostadas, ice cream sandwiches and more, all guaranteed to line your stomach for the evening ahead. It kicks off every Saturday from either 3pm or 3.30pm and once you're done you can kick on in the garden bar or stumble down the alleyway to Naber & |||| for some more refreshments. Book here.

The Stables Bottomless Botanicals Around The World Perth | From $79pp ($45 without alcohol)

The Stables have sidelined their regular bottomless offering to take your tastebuds on a little journey around the world, embracing the flavours of an enticing new destination each month. The next stop on your itinerary is Italy, with a curated menu by Head Chef Effie Ang that features the likes of vine tomato and stracciatella bruschetta, roasted pumpkin linguine, Amelia Park lamb osso buco and tiramisu. Throw in some matching cocktail creations by the one and only Brad Millar and you'll definitely be ready for an afternoon espresso. Book here.

Pogo's Bottomless Brunch Mount Hawthorn | $65pp

The good food guys at Pogo in Mount Hawthorn recently extended their opening hours and menu to include a banging selection of brunch dishes so we're pretty pumped to hear they've decided to bring out some bottomless drinks to wash those tasty eats down. Running every Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy a three course chef's menu with 1.5 hours of free-flowing or prosecco or cocktails such as the gram-worthy Peri's Delight (gin, raspberry, lemon, bitters & Persian fairy floss) in their super cute pink-hued eatery. Head to the website to book.

The Camfield's Chandon Bottomless Brunch Burswood | $69-$99pp ($49 without alcohol)

The Camfield team know how to sling a few drinks, and at their new bottomless brunch, you'll definitely be knocking back your fair share. Enjoy one and half hours of unlimited Chandon, botanical cocktails and Bevy Brewing Co Breakfast Beers, all paired with a three course share-style brunch for as little as $69 each (or $49 for the alcohol-free version). This brunch runs every Saturday between 11am and 1.30pm, and with The Camfield's huge capacity and easy access to public transport, we reckon it's a great option for any big boozy get-together you're trying to organise. Head here to book. 

Sweetwater Rooftop Bar's Bottomless Spritz East Fremantle | $70pp

Sweetwater Rooftop Bar throws a mean bottomless brunch, with two hours of endless spritzes and seltzers, plus a three course brunch full of Sweetwater’s most iconic dishes. Book your spot at 11am or 2pm, and get ready to sip and feast away while enjoying those lush rooftop vibes. If you’re more into the eats, Sweetwater also holds a Brunch Cha, serving eight courses of yum cha prepared by head chef Alex Baglin without the booze every Sunday for just $49 each. 

Bottomless Lunch At Coast  North Fremantle | $70pp

Prefer a sleep in? Head to Coast on the shores of pristine Port Beach to make the most of their two hour bottomless lunch deal. Sip on aperol spirtzes, mimosas and prosecco while you look out onto panoramic ocean views and dig into one of their main courses. Bookings are essential, so reserve a spot here.

Turquoise Cafe's Bottomless Brunch Board North Fremantle | $39pp

It may not include bottomless booze but we reckon Turquoise Cafe's epic bottomless brunch might just be the best value feed of all. For just $39 you'll get an all-you-can-eat breakfast, including bacon, eggs, potato rosti benedict, chorizo, mushrooms, brekky potatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes, avocado and the centrepiece, house-made waffles topped with Lotus biccies, syrup and cream. Drool. Wash it down with free-flowing coffee, tea, cold-pressed juice and fresh OJ, plus, a complimentary bottle of champagne for every two people. 

Mimosa Bottomless Brunch Subiaco | $65pp ($50 without alcohol)

Mimosa is the new sister cafe to Tiisch, the joint that started the bottomless brunch craze in Perth—and oh boy, are they serving up the goods when it comes to bottomless brunch. Much like Tiisch, Mimosa serves up delicious bites and bottomless bevvies for two hours—consisting of bloody marys, draught beer, wine, cider, and you guessed it, mimosas. Not feeling up for eggs? There is also a Bottomless Lunch option too.

Tiisch's Bottomless Brunch Perth | $70pp ($55 without alcohol)

The bottomless brunch at Tiisch has been kicking around for a while now but it just keeps getting better with age. With an appetiser of their yummy macadamia nut granola plus your choice of main—it's almost impossible to choose between the brunch gnocchi and the matcha pancakes—the bottomless booze is just the cherry on top. Take your pick from bloody marys, beer, bubbles, wine, sangria and more, or just work your way through the list during your two-hour sitting. If you’re not feeling brunchy, they also run bottomless lunches and dinners.

Sage Vic Park's Bottomless Brunch Victoria Park | $70pp

Enjoy any main from Sage's modern Australian brunch menu alongside two hours of wine, beer and cocktails. With elevated classics like their smashed avo and feta, pulled pork eggs bennie and pancakes with ricotta, you’re bound to find what you’re craving. On the booze side, opt in on their brunch cocktails—think bloody marys and mimosas—or keep it simple with their stellar selection of wine and beer. We should also mention they also do awesome high tea and antipasto parties if you're not really a morning person.

Emily Taylor’s Yum Brunch Fremantle | $85pp

If you're idea of Sunday brunch involves a delicious yum cha feast, you'll want to think seriously about booking in for Yum Brunch at Emily Taylor in Fremantle. For $85 each, the chef will feed you a selection of their specialty bites—think everything from dumplings to bao, egg custard tarts to crispy prawn rolls—all washed down with bottomless sparkling, wine or beer, plus all the tea you could ever drink. 

Mack Daddy's Bloody Sunday Bottomless Pizza Brunches Mount Lawley | From $45pp

For those of you who love to eat leftover pizza for breakfast, we present Mack Daddy's Bloody Sunday Bottomless Pizza Brunch. You can expect all the brunch pizza you can handle alongside bottomless bloody marys, espresso martinis and bloody bubbles. Not into cocktails and bubbles? Beer and wine are also on the menu. We're still waiting for the word on their 2022 brunches, but you can sign up for the waitlist on their website.

Bottomless Bubbles And Brunch At The Aviary Perth | $59pp

Head to the rooftop at The Aviary and feast your eyes and stomach on the delicious brunch dishes on offer. Enjoy two hours of free-flowing sparkling and mimosas, and your pick from the brunch menu for just $59 per person—the fried chicken and maple syrup on waffles has our vote. It runs 10:30am-12:30pm every Saturday and Sunday, so you'll want to book your squad in here

The Globe's Prosecco Fountain Brunch Perth | $55pp

$55 at The Globe will get you a choice of any main from the brunch menu and two hours of bottomless prosecco and spritz, and we reckon that's $55 well spent. Just make sure you head to the Mimosa and Bellini station to pimp out your bubbles. This one runs Saturdays and Sundays at 10am—book here.

The Garden's Bottomless Brunch Leederville | From $65pp ($50 without alcohol)

The Garden's bottomless brunch is the perfect way to round out your weekend. Kick off the celebrations with an entree, your choice of main—the brekky bruschetta is off the charts—a dessert, and bottomless prosecco and Ketel One Botanical Cocktails. Happening Saturdays and Sundays, book here.

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Apology, pardon for WA mother who ‘endured the unthinkable’

WA Today - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 16:57
The West Australian government has apologised to a grieving mother and her father after the two were arrested in the wake of a tragic incident in the state’s north.
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A dozen farming deaths in as many months sparks WA work safety inquiry

WA Today - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 16:54
A 24-year-old man died in the Great Southern region on Tuesday after being struck in the head when equipment he was using to tow a bogged trailer failed.
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