Explore all that Perth and Margaret River have to offer for events, tours, things to see and do, food and wine and more. Read on to discover what’s on in Perth and Margaret this October!
Whether you’re a massive football nut or not, there’s nothing like getting amongst the atmosphere of the grand final with your mates. Watch the Sydney Swans take on the Bulldogs at one of the many vanues showcasing the event. Some of the bars that will be featuring the grand final include the Inglewood Hotel, The Wembley Hotel, Raffles Hotel, The Aviary and The Guildford Hotel.
Fall in love with the unique pieces that are passionately and individually hand-crafted in an idyllic location while your kids play on the playground. Come wander the stalls, grab a coffee and take in all that the Perth handmade community has to offer.
Over 30 WA small businesses and creatives will be featured, bringing you the very best of WA handmade and designed products and items. A variety of stalls to include clothing, accessories, jewellery, skincare, beauty, kids clothing and accessories, home décor items, artwork, art prints, candles, sweet treats, styled displays and much more!
Inspired by a love of the traditional Bavarian festival and great beer, Oktoberfest in the Gardens features two massive big top beer halls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alley, silent disco and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across multiple stages throughout the afternoon and evening.
Formally the Margaret River Fun Run we have relaunched this year as the Margaret River Running Festival. Enjoy a 10km road run from the iconic town of Margaret River, a 4 km walk/run from Wallcliffee Bush Fire Brigade OR the new 15 km Trail Run from Riftlebutt Reserve. All will finish at the iconic Riflebutts Reserve, Prevelly.
It’s back! OKTOBERFEST is coming back to the South West for 2016. Beer, Food,& Music. Are you ready to Party?? The traditional beer hall will have sweet DJ Sets spinning all day…PLUS, the main stage will be kicking off the party mood into the night with live bands and DJ’s
Join the cast of misfits, miscreants & metaphysical mistakes for an evening of freakish fun and fiendish frolics. You’ll see ghosts, ghouls and freaks, and that’s just the audience….So drag out your weirdest, wildest gear and come up to the lab to see what’s on the slab.
21 - 23 October
Established in 2015 as a side-event to the hugely popular Beaufort Street Festival, BeauVine Food and Wine Festival has expanded for 2016, bringing together WA’s best wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries and eateries in the green inner suburban surrounds of Birdwood Square off Beaufort Street.
Paired with a selection of art, live music and creative entertainment, BeauVine is a feast for all the senses and even better, there’s no tokens! That’s right – all your drink tastings and a tasting glass are included with your ticket!
Rottnest Island Carnivale is back again with a full day and night of festivities raising funds for their very important charity partner, Telethon.
Come over with your family and friends for an exciting island-wide celebration with loads of free entertainment and activities, outdoor cinema, live performances and a Halloween themed Food Village!
29 - 30 October
Enjoy the best of Western Australia’s fine wine, craft beer, cider and spirits in a festival to celebrate our unique and boutique beverages. Add in some local produce and tempting tapas to create a fantastic day out.
Throughout the day you can enjoy live music, sit in on a cooking demonstration or maybe learn something new at the wine education seminars. It all adds up to a delightful day where you can discover new and unusual wines, taste great food in a relaxing park setting in the heart of Subiaco.
Perth has a wide variety of attractions and activities to entertain the whole family. Get outside and explore our beautiful state with some of WA's top tours and activities.
Margaret River Revealed
Our Margaret River Wine Tours are one of the best ways to experience the Southwest and this tour ticks all the boxes - visit amazing scenic locations and iconic sites then experience delicious local wines and gourmet produce.
Perth's Best Wildflower Tour
Enjoy a relaxing day taking in the spring wildflowers. Your exact itinerary will be unknown until the day of departure to ensure you view areas with the most abundant wildflowers. With a botanical guide you visit various locations on Perth's outskirts in search for the finest wildflowers. Kings Park is renowned for its guarantee of wildflowers but also areas such as Wireless Park, Toodyay and Gingin are also prolific at various times.
Margaret River Kayaking and Winery Tour
Enjoy an unforgettable Margaret River kayaking adventure and a personalised winery tour all in the same day. Venture off road to explore the Blackwood River National Park before paddling upstream to immerse in the tranquility as native wildlife entertains both above and below. Enjoy a riverside picnic lunch in the stunning forest setting. Finish the day off with a tasting tour at the regions finest boutique wineries, micro breweries and local gourmet producers.
Rottnest Island Ferry from Fremantle
Enjoy a day on Rottnest Island and discover the island’s incredible scenery and relaxed environment at your own pace. For day trippers and those staying south of the Swan River, B-Shed departure offers a convenient departure point for Rottnest. It's an easy stroll from Fremantle Train Station and you'll get to see the hustle and bustle of a working port in action.
Learn to Surf
Tick learning to surf off your bucket list! All lessons are conducted in a safe and controlled environment making the class the perfect way to ease you into the sport of surfing. All of our instructors absolutely love their job and their enthusiasm and teaching skills will ensure you have a great time.
Jump on board Sea Eagle and experience the joy of getting up close and personal with the incredible Humpback Whales as they make their way down the unique West Australian coastline.