Enjoy Perth whilst in town for the AC Milan v AS Roma match

The excitement around Western Australia is building as Italian football heavyweights AC Milan and AS Roma come together for an exclusive match at Optus Stadium on Friday the 31st of May.

Whilst the history-making clash is the main draw card, there are also plenty of amazing experiences and attractions in and around Perth to enjoy! Here’s a rundown of a bunch of incredible things to do and see whilst you’re in town, plus a few reasons to stay in WA a little longer.

Whether you call Western Australia home, or are planning to explore the State a little further while you’re visiting for the match, there’s no denying that Perth brings together the best of all worlds. From stunning beaches to vibrant city life and breathtaking nature trails, there’s something for everyone.

The best of the West

Enjoy the Scenery of the Beaches & Lakes

With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine every year, Perth is Australia’s sunniest capital city so get ready to soak up the sunshine at some of Perth’s stunning beaches and captivating scenery that are sure to leave you in awe. With Western Australia’s 10,000 kilometres of coastline, pristine islands and incredible lakes, one of the best ways to enjoy Perth is by the water. From the iconic Cottesloe Beach with its clear turquoise waters and soft white sands to the tranquil shores of Rottnest Island, Perth offers a paradise for beach lovers. The vibrant sunset views at City Beach create a picturesque backdrop for evening strolls, while Scarborough Beach attracts surfers and sun-seekers alike.

Beyond its beaches, Perth’s natural beauty extends to Kings Park and Botanic Garden – one of the world’s largest inner city parks – where native flora blooms against panoramic views of the city skyline and Swan River. The nearby Perth Hills provide a serene escape with bush walks, vineyards, and charming villages, offering a diverse experience of Western Australia’s breathtaking landscapes. The diversity of the Western Australian climate and geography has also created some of the most beautiful lakes in the country, including the unbelievable white salt plain of Lake Ballard which is also home to the largest outdoor art gallery on Earth; and the instagrammable Hutt Lagoon – the pink lake.

Read more about the awe-inspiring beaches, lakes and rivers in Western Australia here.

Delight your tastebuds

Perth’s eating and drinking scene is a culinary adventure waiting to be savoured with something to satisfy every preference.

In the city you’ll find a diverse range of restaurants, ranging from sophisticated establishments offering the finest produce and exquisite plates, to delicious eateries, welcoming pubs and lively bars. Local Western Australian specialties to keep an eye out for on menus include fresh seafood.

Western Australia is of course also well known for its wine regions, boasting the world-renowned Margaret River Region – Australia’s only premium wine region that combines world-class food and wine with pristine beaches, tall-timber forests, renowned surf breaks and ancient caves.

Alternatively, check out WA’s oldest wine region – Swan Valley – located a short 30 minute drive from Perth.

Find more information about Western Australia’s culinary adventures here.

Margaret River, food, wine and incredible coastline

Wildlife and nature to immerse yourself in

Western Australia is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a myriad of nature and wildlife adventures to explore.

In addition to the astonishing beaches and lakes across the state, there are also numerous nature spaces, national parks and state forests with breathtaking scenery and hikes galore. Just 30 minutes from Perth, Perth Hills provides panoramic views and challenging trails, while cycling along the scenic Swan River offers a leisurely way to soak in the city’s beauty. Abseiling in the rugged Kalamunda National Park or exploring the ancient Pinnacles Desert are additional outdoor escapades that make Perth a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Perth is also a wildlife wonderland with unique encounters awaiting visitors. Of course, you can’t miss meeting the adorable quokkas on Rottnest Island – known as the happiest marsupials on the planet. May also marks the beginning of whale watching season as the majestic humpbacks begin their annual migration, as well as it being the perfect time of year to swim with whale sharks at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef.

Learn more about the wildlife and nature experiences across Western Australia here.

Perth, discover Perth’s nature and wildlife

AC Milan v AS Roma

It will be the first time that AC Milan has played in Australia in almost 30 years with their last visit being 1993 and the first time that AS Roma has played in Australia since 2015.

AC Milan is one of the most successful clubs in Italian Serie A history, boasting 19 league titles, five Coppa Italia titles, seven Italian Supercoppa titles and seven European Champions League titles.

AS Roma is one of the most famous Italian soccer clubs in the world and ninth place in the UEFA ranking. Founded in 1927, the club bears the colours, symbol and name of the city in which it is based. The Giallorossi’s history includes three Serie A titles, nine Coppa Italia titles, two Italian Super Cups, the Fairs Cup and a UEFA Europa Conference League.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event and experience the atmosphere of Italian football at its best! Secure your tickets now.

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