From phenomenal botanical gardens to exclusive high teas and some of the best bowling greens going around – Perth really has something for everyone when it comes to activities. If you are on the older and wiser side of 50, there is still so much going on that you can get involved in. After all, age is just a number right? Here is our take on the top 8 activities for Seniors in Perth.
Roll Out Your Mats at Mosman Park Bowls Club
Location | 39 Bay View Terrace, Mosman Park WA 6012
Coined as the club with the million-dollar view, Mosman Park Bowls Club is perched on top of Bayview Terrace and has the best view going around town. Roll out your mats for a Sunday afternoon bowl with your mates and take advantage of those unbeatable happy hours and RSL drink prices. With floodlights across all greens, why not take advantage of the incredible sunset before taking things into the evening with a few extra games?
Experience Kings Park
Location | Fraser Ave, Perth WA 6005
Well known amongst all Perthians – Kings Park really is a flora and fauna institution showcasing the best of the best. From light trails to longer walks, we always recommend Kings Park as a location for you and your friend’s thanks to its well-shaded areas, incredible views across the Swan River and not to mention great coffee from the baristas at the Botanical Cafe. Stay up to date with all the latest exhibitions here.
Get Fancy With High Tea At The Westin
Location | 480 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
With the latest restaurants setting up shop in the brand new Westin Hotel, why not make a day of it with a lunchtime high tea at the High Tea Society savouring some of the finest cakes, sandwiches and tea. You could even back this up with a slow Aromatherapy massage at Bodhi J just for good measure. You’ll even get to sit back with your friends after your treatment on your very own balcony overlooking Perth with a glass of champagne. Perfect!
Spot Dolphins | Mandurah and Peel Inlet
Location | 115 Breakwater Parade, Mandurah WA 6210
Located just an hour from Perth – Mandurah and the Peel inlet is the perfect day trip to get out of town and onto the water. With over 32 canals, take the opportunity to head down to the Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club, get on board a scenic boat tour and go dolphin watching. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed as most tours see schools of dolphins hanging out in the pristine waters just off the coast. Finish your day strong with dinner at Sharky’s Fish and Chips!
Catch a Show At The State Theatre Centre of WA
Location | 174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000
The State Theatre Centre of WA has really taken off over the past few years with national acts such as Tom Gleeson joining the bill. This venue really has something for everyone – from poetry readings, comedy, ballet and even Fantastic Mr Fox making an appearance, we highly recommend checking out a show and making a day of it with some coffee and cake to close at one of Northbridge top cafes.
Try Your Hand At Chair Yoga
Location | Margaret St, Ashfield WA 6054
For those that look at yoga as only for the young and fit, think again! Chair yoga has been taking off across Perth and is catering for all abilities. Connect your breath and body amongst friends while you use a chair as support to complete each flow. Perfect for the senior crowd – chair yoga is run across a variety of locations across Perth each week. Check out one of our favourites here.
Take to the Swan for Some Afternoon Sailing
Location | 6 Australia II Dr, Crawley WA 6009
Nothing says Perth more than getting your friends together and sitting back while you sail along the waters of the Swan River. This activity is best done when the Freo Doctor isn’t in for the day making for a relaxing and calming trip. The guys down at the Royal Perth Yaught Club are your answers if you are wanting to hire a skipper, boat or both! You can even get your hands on one of their memberships which will give you access to a raft of social events throughout the calendar year plus exclusive events on the water on board some of the best yachts in Perth!
Sunset Stroll at Cottesloe
Location | 104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe WA 6011
With the heat of summer in full force, it’s always best to keep out of the sun during the middle of the day. We recommend heading down for a coastal sunset stroll at the famous Collesloe beach. Time your run right, and you can also witness some of the best local artists in town for the annual Sculptures by the Sea event.
And there we have it! Our take on the top 8 destinations around Perth that are perfect for our oldies out there. As always, we are here to help sort your transport to and from the event with air-conditioned coaches fitted with ramps on and off the bus. Let us help you plan your next outing.