Things to do on Boxing Day in Perth

From animal encounters to skydiving experiences, here's what you can get up to on 26 December.

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In 2021, we're in for a treat with a 4-day long weekend thanks to Christmas and New Year's falling right on the weekend.

After you're done partying and nursing your hangover though, creep out from under the covers and make the most of your days off with these fun and fulfilling activities.

Top things to do on Boxing Day in Perth

1. Take your pick of marine sports

With the sun shining brightly and the beach calling, peel yourself off that towel and get out on the water. You could make it luxurious by hiring a catamaran for a few hours, explore the rivers by stand-up paddleboard or feel the wind and water in your hair on an epic thrill ride. The choices are endless.

Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Hire on the Swan River
Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Hire on the Swan River

RedBalloon

Glass Bottom Boat Tour at The Aquarium of Western Australia
Glass Bottom Boat Tour at The Aquarium of Western Australia

Adrenaline

2. Have an animal encounter

The locals don't go on holidays during the season, so why not swing by their place and say hello? A number of boat tours as well as snorkelling and diving experiences run on 26 December where you can say hello to all manner of underwater life from dolphins and penguins to sharks.

The Aquarium of Western Australia Entry
The Aquarium of Western Australia Entry

Adrenaline

Quad Biking & Turtle Spotting Adventure
Quad Biking & Turtle Spotting Adventure

Adrenaline

3. Visit a wine region

'Tis the season to drink and be merry. If you feel the same, then keep the good times rolling with a tour of the local wine regions. There are more than a handful within reach of Perth from Swan Valley and Perth Hills to the Margaret River region.

Swan Valley Wine Cruise with Tastings and Winery Lunch
Swan Valley Wine Cruise with Tastings and Winery Lunch

RedBalloon

Margaret River and Geographe Bay Region Day Trip
Margaret River and Geographe Bay Region Day Trip

Viator

4. Go to the movies

The biggest blockbusters of the year are often released on or near Boxing Day. This year's highlights include The Matrix Resurrections, Sing 2 and West Side Story.

5. Partake in a group activity

Pick your team wisely and take on a final challenge of the year. Will it be an escape room, a race along a treetop rope course or a laser tag skirmish?

6. Treat yourself to a meal out

You've done your duty by putting on a banger of a Christmas dinner. Now it's time to let someone else get in the kitchen and pamper you with some good grub. Head out on Boxing Day and taste the best the city has to offer. Just make sure you book a table to avoid having to wait in line in the heat.

7. Cool your jets in the water

One of the best places to be is underwater when the sun is out. Water parks are a fantastic option if you have little ones you need to entertain.

Bigger kids can jump into the deeper pools, dive with sharks or try their hand at scuba diving.

Penguin Island, Dolphin and Sea Lion Cruise
Penguin Island, Dolphin and Sea Lion Cruise

Adrenaline

8. Teach the kids a new skill

Prefer to stay inside on Boxing Day where the temperature is perfectly air-conditioned and the crowds are nowhere in sight? You don't have to look far to keep the little ones busy. Book a course to suit their interests and they'll be immersed for hours.

9. Take a history lesson

Perth is brimming with history. Why not play the role of tourist and learn a little more about your city and its surroundings? You can tour the ANZAC Bell Tower in the city or head further out to the historic townships of York and Rottnest Island.

Wave Rock, Historic York and Corrigin
Wave Rock, Historic York and Corrigin

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10. Feel the rush of a skydive

Keen to see this year off with a bang? If you've always had a skydive on your bucket list but haven't quite mustered up the courage to jump on it, this is your chance.

14,000ft Skydive over Perth City
14,000ft Skydive over Perth City

Skydive Australia

11. Fly over the city

Want the best seat in the house on Boxing Day? You've got it. Take the bird's eye view from above as you fly over the heart of the city or get behind the wheel with your very own flying lesson.

12. Binge-watch at home

If you're not comfortable heading out to the cinemas, there are plenty of binge-worthy flicks you can watch at home on the day. Enjoy a movie and some popcorn in your pyjamas – the way it was meant to be.

13. Shop the sales

Boxing Day in Australia wouldn't be the same without the sales. It's a time when stores, both physical and online, give their products a super heavy chop.

Keen to grab the bargain of the year? These stores have their doors wide open on 26 December for you to find the best.

If you'd prefer to shop in your pyjamas though (who doesn't?), there are plenty of deals to snap up online as well. Here are our picks of the best.

Where can I book Boxing Day activities in Perth?

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Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
RedBalloon
RedBalloon - Things to Do in Perth
5 years
$10
Yes
Yes
Adrenaline
Adrenaline - Things to Do in Perth
5 years
$10
No
Yes
Groupon
Groupon - Things to Do in Perth
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
Viator
Viator - Things to Do in Perth
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
Experience Oz
Experience Oz - Things to Do in Perth
3 years
$10
Yes
Yes
Scoopon
Scoopon - Things to Do in Perth
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
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What's open on Boxing Day in Perth?

AttractionBoxing Day trading hoursWhere to get tickets
Thrill RideAll dayFinder
Event Cinemas8pm movie (No Time To Die)Groupon
Escape Hunt Perth9:30am-9pmRedBalloon
Treetops Adventure - Lane Poole Park9am-5pmAdrenaline
Aquatastic Water Park10am-4pmScoopon
The Bell Tower10am-4pmRedBalloon
Rottnest Island Segway Tour7am and 9amAdrenaline
Skydive AustraliaFrom 7:30amAdrenaline

Restaurants and cafes

VenueBoxing Day trading hoursWhere to book
The Roti King11:30am-8:30pmGroupon
Chee Tayeb Restaurant10am-7:30pmGroupon
Salt & Pepper Grill8am-9:30pmGroupon
Long Chim5:30pm-lateBook direct
Petition KitchenFrom 12pm for lunch, from 5:30pm for dinnerBook direct
Post6:30am to lateBook direct
Wildflower5:30pm-lateBook direct
Coogee Common11:30am-lateBook direct
No Menu Finest Italian 4483pm-9pmBook direct
Bib & Tucker8am-lateBook direct
Jus Burgers Leederville11am-lateBook direct
Jus Burgers Subiaco11am-lateBook direct
Canteen Pizza12pm-10pmBook direct
Il Lido6.30am-12amBook direct
Sauma5-10pmBook direct
Pichos8:30am-10:30pmBook direct
Bread in Common8am-lateBook direct
Social Manna7am-2pmBook direct
La Veen8:30am-2pmBook direct
Satchmo7am-3pmBook direct

Bars

VenueBoxing Day trading hoursWhere to book
Treasury Lounge & Bar12pm–5pmBook direct
Tonic & Ginger11:45am–lateBook direct
Market Grounds11am–2amBook direct
Little Creatures11am–lateBook direct
The Aviary Rooftop Bar11am–1amBook direct
The Galway Hooker11am–lateBook direct
The Spaniard1pm–12amBook direct

See the latest Boxing Day activities deals for Perth

Code exclusive

Get $10 off activities with code

Available on select dates on destinations including Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and more. Minimum spend of $300 required. Activities include hot air balloon flights, skydives, high teas and more. T&Cs apply.
Code exclusive

Get $5 off activities with code

Available when you spend a minimum of $250 on activities such as hot air balloon flights, rally driving, skydives, high teas and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 50% off Australia experiences

Available on select dates, including Christmas and New Year's, for activities such as skydiving, hot air balloon flights, bridge climbing, high teas and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Melbourne and more.
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Up to 48% off Australia sightseeing tours

Available on select travel dates in 2022. Destinations include Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and more.
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Up to 40% off things to do in Australia

Available on select dates and activities including hot air ballooning, skydiving, sightseeing cruises, whale watching cruises and dining. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Brisbane and more.
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Australia skydives from $219 + free $20 merchandise voucher

Available on jumps from 7,500ft to 15,000ft. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 42% off activities for kids

Available on select dates for activities like whale watching, go karting, sightseeing tours, attraction passes and more. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra and more.
Code

$10 off hot air balloon experiences in Perth

Available on select travel dates when you spend a minimum of $300. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 70% on local deals

Shop for dining experiences, attractions and more for up to 70% off. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and more.
Deal

Up to 43% off things to do in Australia

Available on select travel dates across Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and more. Activities include day tours, zoo and animal interactions, tandem skydives, hot air balloon flights, jet boat rides and more.

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