Perth may be a favourite for warm summer days by the beach, so it can be easy to find yourself wishing the cold winter days away.
Don’t let your social calendar get washed away with the storm, keep the winter depression at bay at one of these unique and exciting indoor activities in Perth.
Palace Arcade Bar
This vintage arcade game hall is the prefect haunt for a winter reprieve. Enjoy a gin and tonic with a game of Pacman, or maybe an espresso martini with Space Invaders, or even a Kraken and dry alongside Donkey Kong. This bar and game house has all the old classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Consider your winter a great success after nailing your pinball high score and maybe finding a new favourite poison in the process.
84 Beaufort Street, Perth
774 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
96 High Street, Fremantle
Remember going to bowling alleys for your kid friends’ birthday parties back in the day? Hot chips, lolly bags, arcade machines and of course, smelly shoes. Well these things all still exist around Perth, and now you can even knock back a couple of beers while you do it! Ten Pin Bowling is an awesome indoor activity during the lame winter months, and there are plenty of spots around Perth to do so!
Want to skydive but can’t take the leap? At Perth’s indoor skydiving capsule, everyone’s an extreme sports star. The qualified instructor will guide you through an experience equivalent to a 14,000 foot skydive. The vertical wind tunnel simulates the conditions of a real-life free fall, allowing you to have all the fun minus the fear. Better yet, being completely indoors there’s no need for good weather conditions, so you can flip, fly and glide; rain, hail or shine.
142 Great Eastern Highway, Rivervale
If you start off with mini-golf, add a whole lot of attitude, charm, humour and booze, you get yourself Holey Moley. Now across four locations in Perth you can putt putt your way through a labyrinth of forever-changing hilariously themed courses. Test your skill (mostly luck) between 9 and 18 holes, filled with bizarre and wonderful challenges along the way. Work on your liquid courage at the fully-serviced bar and top it of with a crack at Karaoke. This place is just one big party.
53 Lake Street, Northbridge
Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Karrinyup
15 Newman Court, Fremantle
Westfield Carousel, Albany Highway, Cannington
Serving five star horror and adventure rooms, Escape This has become very well known in Perth as a weekend must. Operating across the CBD and Northbridge, their many themed rooms are the perfect way to play detective and follow the cues. Drop by for an immersive experience with puzzles that will test your knowledge and friendships.
While Escape This is one of the best, there are heaps of awesome options around Perth to test your skills at.
48 Lake Street, Northbridge
712-720 Hay Street, Perth
We’re firm believers that you’re never too old for Timezone. Get transported back to the days of braces and no responsibilities as you shoot hoops for the highest score, defeat your competitor at table ice hockey and beg the claw machine for plushies. We can’t forget the best part – cashing in tickets for an assortment of lollies and useless nicknacks.
Indoor Rock Climbing
Whether you’re an avid rock climbing lover, someone looking to try a new activity or a parent searching for a fun way to keep the kids entertained, we’ve got you covered with this list of where you can go rock climbing for a great day out in Perth. There’s plenty of options to choose from around town, so many in fact we made a whole list of them!
This one is a fairly new addition to Perth but has been blowing up because who wouldn’t want the chance to throw an axe in real life? It really is as simple as it sounds, gather your mates, book a lane and chuck an axe at the bullseye like a viking warrior.
63A John Street, Northbridge
Name one thing better than trampolines – of course you can’t. Bounce is a ginormous trampoline centre where you can let go and release your inner child. Made up of 3,000 square meters of interconnected trampolines, adventure obstacles and padding, it’s the perfect place to let loose and jump high.
1371 Albany Highway, Cannington
35/57 Joondalup Drive, Edgewater
Osborne Park (Coming Soon)
Avoid the rain and experience the world’s greatest virtual reality experience at Zero Latency. Put on a headset, grab a controller and prepare your gun as you’re transported to a virtual world, hopefully somewhere sunny. Game options of up to eight players means your friends can join you in your virtual zombie or pirate shooting adventure.
248 Newcastle Street, Perth
If you haven’t ripped a few laps around PowerPlay’s original Joondalup location – you haven’t lived! The state-of-the-art, two-level indoor electric go karting track has been a hit since opening a couple of years ago, with more than 150,000 racers zipping and sliding over 1.5 million laps. And at the end of 2022 they opened a second location in Bibra Lake. You can level up your private functions, corporate bookings, team-building days, birthday parties and bucks parties, or grab a mate or three and head in for the joy of the slide. No matter your excuse, these indoor and air-conditioned centres will leave you with a big grin and some tall tales.
7 Sobek Pass, Bibra Lake
136 Winton Road, Joondalup