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Proudly sponsoring Curtin Robofair 2017

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Horizons West is proudly sponsoring the 2017 Curtin Robofair. This fantastic event promotes the future use of technology and how essential it will be in the years to come. We will be offering heavily discounted transport to and from Curtin University to all schools attending the event. What exactly should you expect at this year’s Robofair? Read on to find out more.

Curtin Engineering Outreach are proud to be hosting Robofair for 2017. Join us in the Engineering Pavilion on Friday 22 September 2017 for a day of Robotics.

We are living and learning in a technology rich world. It is widely recognised in literature that 21st century learners need to be technologically fluent, to develop essential skills to live, work and operate in the learning environments of today. Register your class to attend this interactive event, seeing how robotics is used at all levels, from high school, higher education and industry.

Register your interest to attend here.

Book your discounted transport here.

Perth Craft Beer Festival | The Official Transport Providers

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Two Weeks To Go!

There’s only two weeks to go until the Perth Craft Beer Fest kicks off at the Claremont Showgrounds on Friday, August 18th! With over 200 beers and ciders from more than 40 breweries, here’s your full rundown of what to expect:

FRIDAY FROTHIES – 18 August, 5pm-11pm (18+ only)

The place to be for Friday night drinks. We kick off the festivities with a live DJ set by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker.

SATURDAY FAMILY DAY – 19 August, 12pm-4pm (all ages)

Entry is FREE between 12pm-4pm on Saturday for our family friendly session. Kids to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. RSVP here.

SUPER SATURDAY – 19 August, 5pm-11pm (18+ only)

Dance the night away with Perth’s best party DJs.

SUNDAY SESSION – 20 August, 1pm-7pm (18+ only)

The Young Henrys’ Stage hosts Australian music legend, Daryl Braithwaite plus DJ set from Adelaide Beer Festival’s Crooks & Flex. Gates from 1.00pm.

Each session will also feature delicious food from Comida do Sul Brazilian Food Truck, El Grotto, Gary’s Diner cheeseburgers, Get Chips or Die Frying, Porkies Barbque, The Fish Boss,Smokie’s Barbecue, Chewy Mooey, Just Jerky and more. Plus the NOVA 937 Fun Park Sideshow Alley, Bumper Cars, Storm, Dunk Tank & more!

Tickets are still available to all sessions. Get them here.

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Friday Frothies

Do Friday knock-offs right and bring the whole crew! Large and corporate groups are eligible to receive a tasty 20 percent discount when booking for eight or more people. To secure your tickets, get in touch with [email protected]

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WIN a VIP Package

Want to do Perth Craft Beer Fest in style? Head on over to the Bar Pop Facebook page to find out how you can win a VIP food and beverage package valued at $140 for yourself and three mates.

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Getting There

We’re stoked to have teamed up with Horizons West Bus & Coach Lines for this year’s festival. Perth Craft Beer Fest ticket holders booking transport for large groups are eligible for discounted transport to and from the event. To book, email [email protected], click here or call (08) 9351 8980.

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To Keep The Toes Warm

Hearty stouts, red wine, hot food, open fires and indoor pavilions are all on offer this year to keep the fingers and toes warm. Thanks to our new home at the Claremont Showground, winter blues aren’t going to stop us from getting amongst a selection of the nation’s finest brews.

Building the Future of Perth

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Here at Horizons West, we’re so excited to have been asked to be a part of the iconic new Perth Stadium! We’ve teamed up with our old mates at Brookfield Multiplex to make sure all the incredibly hard working trades are able to get to site on time every day. We’ve accepted the challenge of shuttling the team to and from site every morning and night from 5.30am to 7.30pm. And let’s not forget just how big the project is, which means a massive 800 workers have been contracted at the point to build this iconic Perth landmark…and that number is set to rise very soon!

But the story doesn’t begin at the Stadium. Our story really begins in March 2009 when Horizons West originally teamed up with Brookfield Multiplex to build the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Murdoch. We worked tirelessly to make sure the whole team got to work on time every day and could get home after a long day’s work on site. The iconic Perth hospital opened its doors in October 2014 and now ranks among the best in the country. We’re so proud to have played a part in such an important project, and we’re so thankful for the friendship that came about from that first partnership.

The amazing team at Brookfield Multiplex have such an inspirational work ethic and eye for detail, which is why it comes as no surprise they’re in charge of building Perth’s incredible new stadium. The stadium is planned to seat over 60,000 visitors and will have a ‘fans first’ approach featuring complete Wi-Fi coverage, a 4-star Green Star rating and 2 massive 340m2 video screens that will be some of the largest in Australia! The venue will host events such as AFL, cricket and rugby, as well as major international sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games. The state of the art venue will even have LED lighting to display home team colours at night!  All in all, the Perth Stadium is set to be one of the most important and iconic buildings in the state and Horizons West is honoured to play their part.

Understandably, the project is no small feat. With a predicted 2018 completion date, the team at Brookfield Multiplex will have to work tirelessly to get the job done. Over the next year, the number of contractors required on site each day will increase from 800-1400, meaning Horizons West will have their work cut out for them every day to make sure each day runs smoothly. But we love a challenge at Horizons West, so we’ll be stepping up to the plate and doing our all to get the job done!

Horizons West is absolutely honoured to have been asked to play a part in this incredible project and to play a part in building the future of Perth. Every day on the job is a new moving experience, and that’s what we’re all about here at Horizons West. We hope to work with our good friends at Brookfield Multiplex in the future and are excited to see what the future holds for our beautiful city.

Don’t forget to head to our website for all the latest news and movements from Horizons West.

CAB Service

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Good news – Horizons West has recently signed on with Curtin University to provide buses for its CABS service for the next 5 years! This contract will see us provide a much-needed service to students and staff of Curtin Uni in helping them get around the main campus, Technology Park and the South Perth/Victoria Park area. With this, here’s a quick rundown of what to expect with CABS and what the plans are.

Free bus service to Curtin and surrounds: Getting around Curtin and the surrounding areas of Bentley, South Perth and Victoria Park is not only easier with the CABS service, but also free! Over the three services, buses run as far north as King Edward Street in South Perth; far west as Henley Street in Como; as far East as Bedford Street in Bentley; and as far south as Waterford. As such, covering such a vast area means we can assist a large number of Curtin Staff and Students, and be of service as best we can.

Hop on/Hop off anywhere along the route: As to provide the best service possible, we offer passengers the opportunity to hop on the bus anywhere along the route, and then being able to get off the bus wherever you need to along the route. That means less walking around catering to pre-determined bus stops, and you can get where you need to go faster!

Circle Route: Our circle route around the perimeter of the Bentley campus and Technology Park is an easy way to get from one end of campus to another, so you won’t be late for class or meetings.

Room for expansion: We’re also working hard to expand our service to include more local shops and eateries. Currently, some of our routes pass the local Waterford Shops, and a few delis and corner stores so you can hop on and hop off if your stomach demands it. In the future, we hope to extend services to more food and drink precincts to help you wind down after a long day at uni.

Route details: to get information on the different CABS routes we offer, head on over to the website following the link below.

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So next time you’re on campus, make sure you have your student or staff card handy, and hop aboard the CABS service – proudly operated by Horizons West!

Last Stop For the GF Express

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The last month has been pretty hectic for us here at Horizons West and it’s one we’re certainly not going to be forgetting anytime soon! October saw us taking a bus full of the state’s biggest West Coast Eagle supporters all the way across the Nullarbor for the opportunity to see their favourites try to take out the Grand Final. Now sadly, our beloved Eagles missed out on the big win but that doesn’t change the amazing time which was had by all on board the GF Express! Everyone on board clad in gold and blue, had an incredible experience sharing stories about their love of the game and the excitement about being able to at least be a first-hand spectator in iconic AFL history.

The AFL season may be over for this year, but the feeling of excitement and anticipation will stay with us for a very long time- definitely until next year where hopefully we can do it all over again with both WA teams making it all the way to the Grand Final this time.

In the meantime, while you’re dealing with the post Grand Final blues, why not take a look at our recent photo gallery filled with all the great memories we had from on board the GF Express!

Make sure to stay tuned for the return of the GF Express next year! If our WA teams call pull of an another excellent season, just like they did this year; maybe it could be you on board of the GF Express on the way to Melbourne to witness AFL history!

Check out our gallery below!

All Aboard the #GFexpress!

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All Aboard the #GFexpress!

Is there anything more thrilling than supporting your home team at the AFL Grand Final? Are you sitting in front of your TV, away from all the action? While that may be fine for any other AFL game during the season, we think that it’s just not going to cut it for the Grand Final! Why would you want to stare at the screen when you can see your favourite players in the flesh? Especially if it’s our beloved Dockers or Eagles fighting it out in the Final, who need the support of their WA fans to give them the strength to win that trophy!
Of course any die hard Fremantle or West Coast fan would do anything to see their favourites in the Grand Final, but we know that it’s not always that simple. First you have to consider getting flights to Melbourne, which suddenly triple in price and sell out ridiculously quickly, making your dream of getting to the Grand Final almost impossible.
Luckily, we have you covered! If either the Fremantle Dockers or West Coast Eagles make it into the Grand Final, we will organise a fleet of our best buses to drive across the Nullarbor, all the way to Melbourne so you can be in the stands cheering on your favourite team with all your heart. This idea started in 2013 when we took some of the most loyal Fremantle Dockers supporters to Melbourne for their favourite team’s first Grand Final appearance. Not only was it a fantastic feeling to be a part of this exciting event, but we also got to share some amazing laughs and fun times together with fellow Dockers fans, making some lasting friendships along the way.
So have we got your attention yet? Since our terrific WA teams are currently first and second on the ladder, we have a really good chance of seeing one of our teams at the Grand Final! If you’re excited about being in the crowd when history is being made, follow the link below to register your interest! And hopefully we’ll all be cruising across Australia to see one of the WA greats in the Grand Final!
So don’t miss the bus! #GFexpress

Aboard the Horizon’s Express!

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Is there anything more thrilling than supporting your home team at the AFL Grand Final? Sitting in front of your TV surrounded by your family friends, away from all the action? While that may be fine for any other AFL game during the season, we think that it’s just not going to cut it for the Grand Final. Why would you want to stare at the screen when you can see your favourite players, live in the flesh? Especially if it’s our beloved mighty Dockers or Eagles fighting it out in the final who need the support of their WA fans to give them the strength to win that trophy.

Of course we know that any die hard Freo or West Coast fan would do anything see their favourites in the Grand Final, but it’s not always that simple. First you have to consider getting flights to Melbourne which suddenly triple in price for that time and usually sell out ridiculously quickly, making your dream of getting to the Grand Final almost impossible.

Luckily we have you covered! If either the Fremantle Dockers or West Coast Eagles make into the Grand Final, we will organise a fleet of our best buses to drive across the Nullarbor, all the way to Melbourne so you can be in the stands cheering on your favourite team.

This idea stared in 2013 where we took some of the most loyal Freo Dockers supporters all the way to Melbourne for their favourite team’s first appearance in the Grand Final. Not only was it a fantastic feeling being a part of this historical event but we all got to share some amazing laughs and fun times together with fellow Dockers fans, making some long lasting friendships along the way.

So have we got your attention yet? Since our terrific WA teams are currently first and second on the leader board, we have a really good chance of seeing one of our teams at the Final! If you’re excited about being in the crowd when history is being made, follow the link below to register your interest! And hopefully we’ll all be cruising on the way to see one of the WA greats in the Grand Final soon!

So don’t miss the bus! Make sure you register today!

Too Cool For School (Holidays)

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There’s not long left of the school holidays – but by now a lot of us can be running low on ideas to keep the little ones entertained! That’s where we come in. Being that we are the preferred transport provider for many school vacation programs we thought we would put together this list of places we visit that might be suitable to help you stop the chorus of “I’m booooored!”

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1) Landsdale farm

• Open 7 days a week 9am-3pm
• $6 per person
• Animals including parrots, ducks, chickens, geese, goats, rabbits, sheep, ponies, cows, alpacas, turkeys, donkeys and pigs.
• Horse and Cart rides for fee of $1 per person
• Animals free to roam around enclosure
• Playground which is enclosed in sunshade
• Grassed area for a picnic and bbqs provided
• Café with decent prices often sell cheap eggs from their chickens
• Gnome trail, aim is to find all the gnomes that are listed on a provided sheet
• Vegetable, Herb and Orchard garden

2) Kidsland Indoor play centre

• Open 7 days for school holidays
• Mon- Fri 9.30am to 3pm
Sat – Sun 10am to 4pm
• Slides, rock climbing castle, ball pit, free video games, disco room, toddlers area up to 2yrs
• Café with food and drink options
• Street parking available

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3) The Mezz Playground (Mount Hawthorn)

• Located at TheMezz shopping centre
• Grass area, playground and family friendly restaurant (The Peasants table) with outdoor seating area
• Herb and vegetable garden

4) Perth Zoo

• Home to 1,200 species of animals
• Book daily eye-to-eye encounters
• School Holiday Trail (Who Am I):
• Find four mystery animals for chance to win annual family membership (2 adults & 2 children) values at $258 (unlimited visits to Perth zoo)
• Trail with clues in this weekends Sunday time or available on entry at zoo.

5) Bounce Inc – Cannington

• 9am- 9pm/ 11pm fri and sat
• minimum age 3
• 1 hour session
• General: first session $17 for jumpers over 110cm
• Junior: first session $11 3 years and under 110cm
• Bounce is a spring-loaded urban playground, a fantasyland for free jumping and all that’s made possible when hard surfaces are replaced with circus-grade sponge

6) Jungle Gym – Willetton

• $14 per child
• Gymnastics facility for 5yrs to 12 yrs
• 2x two-hours sessions daily from 11am – 1pm, 1pm- 3pm
• Fully supervised by qualified instructors
• Gladiator style circuit
• Children participate in a warm up then broken up into groups depending on age ability.
• Groups kept constantly on the move through obstacle courses.
• Huge Inflatable Slides, Beams, Bars & Rings, Indoor Playground, Mini, Tumbling & Slant Trampolines, Tarzan Ropes, Foam-Filled Pits, Foam Padded Flooring, and more!
• Bookings essential

7) Adventure World

• Over 30 unique attractions including water rides, water slides and thrill rides. The medieval-themed ‘Dragon’s Kingdom’ with 6 rides, swimming pools & water slides
• Aqua splash zone dedicated to the youngest adventurers.
• Kahuna Falls is one of Australia’s largest rain fortresses boasting a 1000 litre tipping bucket and over 100 interactive water-play features.
• Recent addition Abyss 12 Million dollar rollercoaster
• Open 10am to 5pm everyday of the school holidays
• Children 4 years and under enter free

*offers and pricing correct at time of article

places with fireplaces

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Five Places with Fireplaces

There’s nothing better than enjoying a meal next to a cosy fireplace on a chilly winter’s day. As the weather gets cooler in W.A, many people tend to retreat to the comfort of their own homes, but that doesn’t need to be the case! There are plenty of places in Perth that have adapted to the cooler weather, and you don’t need to sacrifice your heater or fireplace either! Fireplaces in Perth can be a little difficult to track down though, so we’ve put together a list of the 5 best places with fireplaces in Perth.

1. Alfred’s Kitchen, Guildford

Open 7 days a week until early hours of the morning, Alfred’s Kitchen has gained a reputation for their hearty burgers and social atmosphere. In the colder months, they light up their outside fire, for customers to relax and enjoy a tasty, old-fashioned burger! With over 40 flavours to choose from and almost 70 years of experience, you’re guaranteed a warm night and a great feed at Alfred’s Kitchen.

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2. The Queens, Highgate

For those not wanting to sacrifice an al fresco dining experience at the sake of keeping warm, The Queens Bar and Restaurant is the place to go. An old-style dining experience, The Queens is dedicating the entire month of June to Western Australia, showcasing local food, wine and craft beers. And the best thing is, their cosy fireplace will keep you warm all night long!

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3. Mundaring Weir Hotel, Mundaring

This two-story hotel boasts not one, but 20 fireplaces to keep you cosy this winter! Mundaring Weir is well-known for their chilled atmosphere and live entertainment. Only a one hour drive from the city, it’s perfect for anyone living in the Eastern regions, or for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. In addition to the fireplaces and cosy atmosphere, the Mundaring Weir features a tree-top restaurant and a coffee shop, as well as picturesque hotel accommodation. There’s something to keep everyone entertained, and safe from the wild wintery weather!

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4. The Brisbane Hotel, Perth CBD

From run-down hotel to one of the hippest and vibrant bars in Perth, The Brisbane caters to all your winter woes with their comfy armchairs and open fireplace. And for those missing the summer heat, the outside beer garden is surrounded with palm trees and a water feature that will make you feel like it’s the middle of the hot season again. Every Tuesday night during winter, The Brisbane serves up a delicious home style pub roast complete with a glass of Shiraz for only $25. See the link below to make your booking today!

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5. The Oxford Hotel, Leederville

There seems to be a theme developing between old-timey hotel pubs and cosy winter retreats! Last one on our list is The Oxford Hotel in Leederville. The Oxford has been around since 1906, so they know how to do winter right! There are two bars within the Oxford, each comfy and inviting. Visit the Main Bar to sip drinks in their underground cellar next to a fireplace, or head outside to The Brickworks, Perth’s only fully undercover and heated garden bar. With meal and drink specials on every night of the week, The Oxford Hotel is destined to become your new favourite winter destination!

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We hope these suggestions give you some inspiration on where to go for a great night out in Perth during the cold. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more recommendations all winter long to help you enjoy the best Perth has to offer, all while remaining warm and cosy!

Cool Days, Cooler Activities

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When we usually think about beautiful Western Australia, the common images which come to mind are sunny beaches and warm days. But that doesn’t mean that winter in WA is dull or boring! There are plenty of fun activities and events in Perth that run through autumn and winter which will keep you and the whole family entertained and more importantly: warm and dry, safe from those harsh cold days. We’ve come up with a complete guide to places around WA which will help you make the most of your winter! Check it out below!

1. WA Opera

Since being introduced in 1967, the Western Australian Opera has thrived and become the only professional, full time opera company within WA. They are planning on dedicating 2015 to the year of love, providing a wide variety of shows, which all feature this common theme. With an exceptionally talented cast and remarkable productions, a day spent at the WA opera is definitely a day spent well!

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2. Winter Garden Festival

If you’re looking to have a magical winter, than this festival is definitely suited to you! Fremantle Park and all of its surroundings will be transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland, including attractions such as carnival rides, an ice rink, live music and entertainment. Running from Wednesday July 1-26th, this festival has free entry and represents everything that makes the cooler days in WA to be special.

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3. Perth Good Food and Wine Show

Calling all foodies, this is the perfect event for you! From a variety of stalls showcasing new and innovative food ideas (with tasty free samples of course!) to some of the world’s top chefs hosting their very own shows and demonstrations, this event is the ultimate food heaven experience. Running from the 10-12th July at the Perth Exhibition, the show will give you some great ideas for winter warmers and more importantly a great experience despite the cool weather!

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4. Perth City Snow Slide

Who says you can’t have a white winter in WA? The Perth City Snow Slide is back again this year with even more snow and even bigger slides. It’s the perfect school holidays activity for kids who will love the thrill of zipping down the icy slide into the perfect soft snow. Although this event is free for kids, you’ll still be better off booking places in advance to make sure they don’t miss out on all the fun!

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5. Kids Wonderland

With fantastic events such as Kids Wonderland, the July school holidays are shaping up to be the best break ever! This event will bring you the best of kid’s carnival rides, live shows, creative youth activities, and educational exhibits. And they don’t forget the parents either! There’s plenty to do for mums and dads such as some tasty high-tea treats and even a complementary three minute massage. There’s something for everyone at Kids Wonderland!

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Check out here for more information.
How could you ever think that winter in WA is boring? With so many fun events and activities for all ages, there’s absolutely no reason to hide out at home huddled underneath a pile of blankets to avoid the cold. These events will keep you warm and entertained throughout the cold winter days. What more could you possibly ask for?