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 2020, we're in for a treat with a four-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 for a bit to get out on the water. You could make it a luxurious one by hiring a catamaran for a few hours, explore the rivers by SUP 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

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.

Glass Bottom Boat Cruise and Penguin Feeding
Glass Bottom Boat Cruise and Penguin Feeding

RedBalloon

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. As you well know, there are more than a handful within reach of Perth from Swan Valley and Perth Hills to the Margaret River region.

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

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4. Go to the movies (or binge-watch at home)

The biggest blockbusters of the year are often released on or near Boxing Day. This year's highlights include Wonder Woman 1984, The Croods (both in cinemas) and Soul (on Disney+).

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 in your pyjamas and popcorn going on the stove – the way it was meant to be.

5. Partake in a group activity

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

Escape Room Interactive Game Experience
Escape Room Interactive Game Experience

Adrenaline

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 today 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.

Two-Course Lebanese Meal with Wine or Beer
Two-Course Lebanese Meal with Wine or Beer

Groupon

7. Cool your jets in the water

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

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

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 for activities to keep little ones busy. Book a course to suit their interests and they'll be immersed for hours.

Get Crafty with a Creative Colouring Online Course
Get Crafty with a Creative Colouring Online Course

Scoopon

9. Take a history lesson

Perth is brimming in history. Today, 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.

Go for the real thing on 26 December or test your wits with a virtual indoor skydive instead.

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. 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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RedBalloon
RedBalloon - Things to Do in Perth
5 years
$10
Yes
Yes
Adrenaline
Adrenaline - Things to Do in Perth
5 years
No
Yes
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
1 year
No
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 Ride2pmFinder
Moonlight Cinemas8pm movie (Love Actually)Groupon
Freo Escape Room9:30am-10:30pmScoopon
Trees Adventure - Lane Poole Park8.30am-2pmAdrenaline
Aquatastic Water Park10am-4pmScoopon
The Bell Tower10am-4pmRedBalloon
Rottnest Island Segway Tour10am and 2pmRedBalloon
Skydive AustraliaFrom 7:30amAdrenaline
iFly Perth8:30am-4:30pmRedBalloon

Restaurants and cafes

VenueBoxing Day trading hoursWhere to book
My Place Bar and Restaurant5pm-9pmGroupon
The Roti King11:30am-8:30pmGroupon
Chee Tayeb Restaurant10am-7:30pmGroupon
Hangout on 20 Preston7am-9pmGroupon
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

Get Your GuideGet Your Guide

Australia activities from $10

Available on select dates for activities like sightseeing tours, attraction passes, river cruises, hop-on hop-off tours and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Launceston, Melbourne, Cairns, Hunter Valley, Perth and more.

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CudoCudo

Up to 93% off things to do in Australia

Available on select dates and activities like classes, spas, getaways, dining experiences and more. Destinations include Sydney, Perth, Melbourne Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 30% off Australia experiences

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Up to 25% off driving experiences + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include rally driving, go karting, quad biking and more. Destinations include Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Perth, Melbourne, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Up to 10% off sightseeing cruises + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Whitsundays, Perth, Broome and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Up to 31% off flying experiences + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include hot air ballooning, skydiving, helicopter scenic flights. Destinations include Whitsundays, Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hunter Valley, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 37% off flying experiences

Available on select dates and for experiences like hot air balloon flights, helicopter scenic flights, skydives, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 85% off things to do in Perth

Available for activities like sightseeing tours, attraction passes, tandem skydives, helicopter scenic flights, kid's soccer trainings and more. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 85% off land adventures

Valid on select dates and adventures like quad biking, sandboarding, bridge climbing, canyoning, horse riding, abseiling, soccer training and more. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 65% off activities for kids

Available on select dates, including school holidays, for activities like sandboarding, whale watching, jet boat rides, indoor skydiving, cruises, swimming, go karting and much more. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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