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Bodhi J Health & Beauty Spa

100% organic and natural health and beauty spa

  • Activity:Day Spas
  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Adults (18+)

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Experience the soothing tranquillity of Perth's premiere organic and natural day spa. Bodhi J's organic and natural beauty treatments are designed to channel the purity of nature, from pure plant extracts and product bases, through to natural treatments such as hydrotherapies, steam and massage.

We use only organic and natural beauty products in all our treatments, from our facials right through to our intensive spa therapies. Our team of 15 spa therapists pride themselves on their nurturing and healing qualities and promise the very best spa experience Perth has to offer.

Bodhi J's natural day spa and chemical free beauty salon is located in Wembley, just minutes north of Perth's CBD.

Our natural treatment menu includes:

  • Spa treatments
  • Massage & body therapies
  • Beauty therapies
  • Facial treatments
  • Spa Journey's

For men, we have a range of skin therapies, waxing, manicure/pedicure treatments and Spa Journey packages developed just for him. 

Call us on 08 9387 5152 or visit online at www.bodhij.com.au to make a booking or buy a gift voucher for that someone special.

Callaway Music Auditorium

The Callaway Music Auditorium is a noteworthy performance space designed for ensemble rehearsals, lectures, recitals, performances and workshops.

  • Activity:Theatres
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

The auditorium creates an opportunity for students to gain performance experience, from playing as a solo performer to participating in a full symphony orchestra or choir.

Built in the 1970s, the Callaway Music Auditorium was constructed with acoustics that impress even today. Adjustable sound baffles (effective, acoustic treatment to increase music clarity and reduce reverberations) transform the acoustics in the space for a large variety of performances, allowing a crisp sound for the audience.

Retractable-tiered seating allows a full capacity of 196, with partial extensions available, giving a range of flexible performance and staging options.

Cambridge Library

  • Open days/Times:Mon-Thurs 9am-7pm ; Fri-Sat 9am-5pm ; Sunday 11am-3pm
  • Wheelchair Access:YES
  • Activity:Libraries
  • Suited For:Families,Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Wheelchairs,Seniors

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays
  • Libraries:Library

Description

Cambridge Library is your community hub to read, study, learn and explore. We have an extensive collection of loanable items and online resources as well as a range of ongoing activities and events for all ages. 

Camelot Outdoor Cinema

Sink into a deckchair, grab a beanbag and relax under the stars for a great summer of cinema!

  • Activity:Cinemas (Outdoors)
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

Camelot Outdoor Cinema is a unique and intimate venue located at Mosarts, in the heart of Mosman Park. Camelot screens a wonderful selection of the season’s best films, including some special premiere screenings in picturesque Art Deco surrounds. It’s the perfect setting to take advantage of some glorious weather we get over summer and witness some spectacular night skies.

Relax and enjoy some live music before the movie. On the first Wednesday of every month we have Jazz & Oyster nights, on the second Wednesday of the month Fairbridge Festival tasters and on the third Wednesday of the month it will be live music brought to you by Cool Perth Nights. Go to our music night tab on this website to find out who is playing when. You pay no extra but we do recommend you arrive early or pre-purchase your tickets online to avoid missing out.

There is some dedicated parking behind the Mosarts building, and limited parking on the streets around the venue.

The seating arrangement is a mixture of big, soft bean bags, traditional deckchairs and some high back chairs for those who like to sit up while watching a movie. Bring a blanket and a cushion and can get really comfortable and settle in for your night at the movies.

There is a licensed bar at the venue, but there is no BYO. There are also food option, go to the Food and drink tab of this website, however if you want to bring your own picnic this is welcomed.

 

Claremont Showground

Claremont Showground is home to the Perth Royal Show and more than 240 annual events, attracting over one million visitors a year to Perth’s favourite multi-purpose venue. Claremont Showground boasts seven first class pavilions, specialist function rooms, seminar facilities and outdoor areas including a central grassed arena with more space than the MCG.

  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Activity:Showgrounds
  • Suited For:Families,Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)

Details

Description

The Claremont Showground has been managed by the Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA) since 1902.

RASWA work hard to ensure the Claremont Showground remains a prestige venue to hold a wide range of events which are aimed to entertain and engage the WA community. Recent upgrades and developments to our existing venues have ensured that they remain current.

The venues, which include the Silver Jubilee Pavilion, Robinson Pavilion, Centenary Pavilion and many more can hold anywhere from 20 people to 5000 people.

The Showground Railway Station links patrons with the Perth and Fremantle CBD within minutes, via a world-class public transport system. 

Cottesloe Civic Centre

Home to the Cottesloe Film Festival during the warmer months, the Cottesloe Civic Centre and Grounds is considered a local landmark.

  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Activity:Cinemas (Outdoors),Movies
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)

Details

Description

The Cottesloe Civic Centre lies on the corner of Broome and Napier Streets, Cottesloe, Western Australia.

Featuring an impressive two-storey building with white walls, it is easily recognisable as a local landmark, overlooking the Indian Ocean. 

It is a popular venue for picnics, concerts, meetings, weddings and outdoor films during the Cottesloe Film Festival, which takes place from end of January to mid-February. 

Cottesloe's Permanent 'Sculpture by the Sea' Collection

Take a self-guided tour of sculptures from previous exhibitions that now add flavour to Cottesloe all year round.

  • Type:Attractions,Sites & Trails
  • Open days/Times:Everyday
  • Tour Price:Free
  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

The Town of Cottesloe has acquired 15 sculptures from the previous Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions and had four works gifted. These sculptures form an evolving collection for permanent public display for all to enjoy. 

Check out the attached map to view the locations of the permanent sculptures spotted throughout Cottesloe and take yourself on a leisurely tour, or check them off the list each time you're in the area!

The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition originated in Sydney on Bondi Beach in 1997. It found its way to the West coast on Cottesloe Beach in 2005 and since then has been entertaining hundreds of thousands of visitors each year for the exhibition periods.

Dolphin Theatre

Opened in 1976, the Dolphin is a proscenium arch theatre with 198 tiered seats.

  • Activity:Theatres
  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs

Details

Description

Elementi Cooking School

Elementi Cooking school: Cooking Classes - Kids Cooking Classes - Catering - Degustation Events - Dinner Party - Team Building - Gourmet Safari.

  • Activity:Food & Drink,Cooking
  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

Description

Get a group of friends together or come by yourself to enjoy the most amazing cooking experience ever.
Elementi Cooking School offers demonstrations and hands on experience.

Demonstration:

Sit, relax and learn. The chef will demonstrate each dish and explain the process in detail.


Hands on experience:
The cooking school like no other with 12 individual working stations with a 2 burner cooktop, kitchen appliances and utensils for each participant.
After the detailed demonstration from the chefs, roll up your sleeves and learn to cook each dish from start to finish by yourself.
And last but not least you will enjoy all meals.

Be ready to know everything involved in the preparation and cooking process. The scientific side of cooking will be revealed and you will discover cultures, secrets and techniques. Most importantly, you will leave the school knowing exactly how to replicate all the recipes from the easiest to the trickiest.

Classes are limited to 12 people to ensure full involvement and the deserved attention from the chefs.
Elementi Cooking School promotes Seasonal and Sustainable food, buying locally, supporting local producers for better quality food.

 

Bring a bottle of wine if you like, no corkage fee.

HBF Stadium

Perth's most popular sporting stadium hosting some of the best events in both sport and entertainment!

  • Activity:Sports Centre
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

HBF Stadium has a wide variety of facilities available to you, the Perth community.
Three 50m pools, a gymnastics training centre, a modern gym with a dedicated group fitness studio, crèche, café, dive pool, water polo pool and function spaces are all located at HBF Stadium.

There is universal access with ramps into and out of different parts of the venue. A disabled hoist is available for the pool access. Please ring ahead to ensure availability. As a VenuesWest venue, HBF Stadium is a proud supporter of the Companion Card Program. For more information on accessibility please visit the AccessWA website.

A popular venue hosting some of Perth’s best music, comedy and sporting events including Pink, Smashing Pumpkins and Ringo Starr to Cirque du Soleil and Danny Green.

HBF Stadium is proudly owned and managed by VenuesWest, on behalf of the state government of Western Australia.

New Fortune Theatre

The New Fortune Theatre is modelled on London's Fortune Playhouse dating from 1600.

  • Activity:Theatres
  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs

Details

Description

The theatre is home to a family of peafowl donated to the University of Western Australia by the Perth Zoo in 1975.

Octagon Theatre

Opened in 1969, the Octagon was Australia's first thrust stage.

  • Activity:Theatres
  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs

Details

Description

Seating up to 758 patrons, the Octagon regularly hosts high profile events such as Q&A and the Perth International Arts Festival.

Quarry Amphitheatre

Perched high on Reabold Hill in Floreat, the Quarry is set in natural bushland surrounds and enjoys wonderful views across the city and beyond. The Open air setting and soaring limestone walls create an intimate and informal atmosphere - the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the many events staged during the performance season that runs from November to March each year.

  • Activity:Entertainment Centre
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

Proudly owned and managed by the Town of Cambridge, the Quarry Amphitheatre is one of Perth's premier outdoor venues.

Perched high on Reabold Hill in Floreat, the Quarry is set in natural bushland surrounds and enjoys wonderful views across the city and beyond. The Open air setting and soaring limestone walls create an intimate and informal atmoshpere - the perfect place to sit back, relax and anjoy the many events staged during the performance season that runs from November to March each year.

With seating for up to 556 people on grass covered limestone terraces, the Quarry is a licensed facility where you can bring your own picnic or enjoy one of our delicious hampers. The Quarry Amphitheatre is also available for hire for corporate and social events including weddings. 

Sea View Golf Club

?Sea View Golf Club is the third oldest golf course in Western Australia, having opened in 1909. We are located in Cottesloe with wide stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

  • Activity:Golf
  • Open days/Times:Sun - Tues: 7am - 5pm, Wed & Sat: 7am - 6pm, Thurs: 7am - 5pm, Fri: 7am - 8pm
  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

<p> ?Sea View is a true links "A" grade championship nine hole repeating course. ?It has been designed to test the skills of all playing levels but is also renowned for its playability.</p> <p> ?While we are a private members’ club, non-members are always welcome to enjoy our course and the hospitality of our “19th hole”. Our Clubhouse provides a comfortable venue for drinks, meals and functions where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the course and ocean.</p> <p> On the third evening of every month, social evening event "Finally Fridays" happens in the Club.</p> <p> Our new in-house restaurant, The Links Grill, at Sea View Golf Club is now open, so come down, bring as many family and friends as you wish and enjoy a sumptuous meal with unsurpassed ocean views. </p> <p> Restaurant Opening Times are:<br /> Monday                               Closed (Function bookings only)<br /> Tuesday                              Closed (Function bookings only)<br /> Wednesday                        11.00 – 18.00<br /> Thursday                            11.00 – 14.00<br /> Friday                                 11.00 – 20.00<br /> Saturday                            11.00  – 18.00<br /> Sunday                               10.00 – 14.30</p>

Somerville Auditorium

Under the majestic tree canopy, and with seats for 900 patrons and 300 seated on the ground, there is no better venue to enjoy a film on a warm Perth evening.

  • Activity:Cinemas (Outdoors),Theatres
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

In 1927, William Somerville conceived the idea of a tree cathedral of Norfolk pine trees. Today the venue is best known for the Perth International Arts Festival's annual Lotterywest Film Season from November through to April.

Picnicking has become a traditional part of the pre-film entertainment and is a great way to soak up the ambience. The Somerville Auditorium is licensed with a comprehensive bar, has delicious dinner options, snacks, ice-creams and coffee.
 
The venue is also renowned for the annual In the Pines music festival organised by local community radio station RTR FM.
 

Sunset Heritage Precinct

Sunset Heritage Precinct includes picnic areas, nature playground and the Padbury View of the Swan River.

  • Activity:Theatres
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

The vision for the Sunset Heritage Precinct is embedded in celebrating the site’s unique history, while progressively enabling the community to engage in a vibrant new creative arts and cultural facility.

This will be staged with Sunset’s historically significant buildings being progressively restored to transform the precinct into a collaborative, engaging community space.

Given the unique positioning of the Sunset Heritage Precinct, the site has the potential to evolve into a cultural artistic hub showcasing Western Australia’s creative talent on the national and international stage.

Surfing at City Beach

City Beach is a left hand beach break that breaks off the groyne and is often crowded as it can only support a small crowd of surfers. Popular location for groms.

  • Type:Sites & Trails
  • Activity:Surfing

Details

Description

City Beach Groyne works best during the winter months in easterly winds and west-southwest swells. The break is a short ride that breaks beside the groyne over a shallow sand bank and is best suited to the intermediate surfer.

 

 

Surfing at Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe is a fairly exposed beach and groyne break that is relatively consistent all year around.

  • Activity:Surfing
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

Description

Cottesloe Beach offers left and right-handers on either side of the groyne, with the south side being a popular break for long borders and stand up paddle boarders. The break works best in offshore east-southeasterly winds with swells coming from the southwest, on a mean tide. During summer the break will reamin relatively flat however, it will sometimes produce a small rolling wave perfect for the beginner surfer. Cottesloe is often crowded, especially when the waves are good. Beware of the reef, rocks and rips. 

 

 

 

SymbioticA Lab

SymbioticA was designed as an evolving place of artistic investigation, an artistic laboratory dedicated to the research, learning and critique of life sciences.

  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

The focus on experiential engagement with life led SymbioticA to develop programs that would allow artists and designers access to labs and techniques usually reserved only for scientists and engineers. These programs include residencies, workshops, academic courses and public engagement through exhibitions and forums.

SymbioticA welcome artists, researchers, students and scholars from all disciplines, to work alone or in interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary research teams, exploring innovative directions for new technologies and the effects they might have on society.

SymbioticA is the first research laboratory of its kind, enabling artists to engage in “wet biology”, with access to scientific laboratories and staff in a university biological science department.

The Grove Library

To lead in the provision of innovative and accessible library and community learning facilities and services that are valued by the communities of Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove and Mosman Park and more.

  • Open days/Times:Mon-Fri 9am-6pm ; Sat 10am-4pm ; Sun 12pm-4pm
  • Wheelchair Access:YES
  • Activity:Libraries
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Wheelchairs,Seniors

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays
  • Libraries:Library

Description

Our Vision:
 
Confident, connected communities leading the way in learning and sustainable living
 
Our Mission:
 
To lead in the provision of innovative and accessible library and community learning facilities and services that are valued by the communities of Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove and Mosman Park for connecting, learning and living. 
 
Welcome to The Grove which is jointly funded by the Town of Cottesloe, Shire of Peppermint Grove and the Town of Mosman Park.
 
We are also a member of the Western Suburbs Regional Library Network which provides members with easy access to the resources of the Nedlands, Claremont and Subiaco libraries.

The Undercroft

The Undercroft is an excellent display or exhibition area.

  • Activity:Theatres
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

It is located directly beneath Winthrop Hall. Panelled glass walls provide excellent views to the gardens of the campus.

UWA Cultural Precinct

The Cultural Precinct oversees exhibition programs and collaborates on music, theatre, publishing and broader arts and cultural events that take place throughout the year at UWA.

  • Suited For:Families,Wheelchairs,Seniors
  • Activity:Entertainment precinct
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

It manages the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and the three major cultural collections: The Berndt Museum, The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art and the University of Western Australia Art Collection while overseeing the sculptures, murals and artworks installed around the grounds and in major buildings on the Crawley campus.  

UWA Kids Holiday Program

The UWA Kids Holiday Program is full of fun and excitement for children aged 4–12, run by an experienced team of enthusiastic and friendly leaders

  • Course Duration:6 Jan - 31 Jan 2020
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17)

Details

  • Tour Locations:UWA Recreation and Fitness
  • Open Days:School holidays

Description

Summer Kids Holiday Program: Monday 6 January–Friday 31 January, 2020

Enrolment and Activity Schedules for the Summer Program will be available from Monday 9 December

With a focus on participation and having a good time, this program is excellent for introducing kids to new sports in a friendly, non-competitive environment, and for keeping them active and happy during the school holidays. All leaders are trained in a variety of sports and each holds a First Aid qualification and Working with Children check.

Program Structure

  • Daily $66 per child
  • Weekly special: 5 days for the price of 4
  • All sessions run from 9am to 4pm
  • Drop off: 8–9am
  • Pick up: 4–5.30pm
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Windsor Theatre

The Windsor Cinema is also a popular venue for fund raising, corporate and social events. Perth's traditional home of quality cinema offers carefully selected international films in air-conditioned comfort, and with a spacious and inviting foyer space and an overall seating capacity of almost 700, we will do our utmost to help you plan and hold an easy and enjoyable event!

  • Activity:Cinemas

Details

Description

Easy to get to, situated at the beginning of Stirling Highway in Nedlands, the Windsor Cinema has ample free car parking located behind the cinema. Or, if catching public transport busses 102 and 107 from Perth CBD stop metres from our door.

If you’re after dinner and a movie the Maharaja Indian Restaurant next door, and Fish Tales Fish and Chip shop in the Captain Stirling shopping complex are firm staff favourites, or if afternoon tea’s more to your liking Martineau’s French Pattisserie, located in the same complex is just as appetising!

The Windsor Cinema is also a popular venue for fund raising, corporate and social events. Perth's traditional home of quality cinema offers carefully selected international films in air-conditioned comfort, and with a spacious and inviting foyer space and an overall seating capacity of almost 700, we will do our utmost to help you plan and hold an easy and enjoyable event! To find out more about group booking possibilities contact Mardi on (08) 9386 3554 or [email protected] 

Winthrop Hall

Built in 1932, Winthrop Hall is WA's most spectacular ceremonial space.

  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs
  • Activity:Theatres

Details

Description

Seating 974 people, the Hall has played host to many spectacular events, welcoming world-famous artists, Prime Ministers and royalty through its doors. 

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