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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 2023, 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.

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

RedBalloon

Pinnacles Koalas & Sand Boarding 4WD Adventure
Pinnacles Koalas & Sand Boarding 4WD Adventure

Klook

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

Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise in Rockingham
Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise in Rockingham

Klook

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

Interactive Wine Blending Experience at Mandoon Estate
Interactive Wine Blending Experience at Mandoon Estate

Klook

4. 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 paintball game?

Laser Skirmish Outdoor Combat Adventure
Laser Skirmish Outdoor Combat Adventure

RedBalloon

5. 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.

Classic Burger Meal or Breakfast Meals for Two or Four at Flames Burgers And Grill Balcatta (Up to 26% Off)
Classic Burger Meal or Breakfast Meals for Two or Four at Flames Burgers And Grill Balcatta (Up to 26% Off)

Groupon

$75 for Two-Course Meal and Drink for Two People at Salt & Pepper Grill (Up to $112 Value)
$75 for Two-Course Meal and Drink for Two People at Salt & Pepper Grill (Up to $112 Value)

Groupon

6. Cool your jets in the water

One of the best places to be when the sun is out is underwater. 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

RedBalloon

Get Ready to Slide and Dive at Aquatastic Water Park (Up to 24% Off)
Get Ready to Slide and Dive at Aquatastic Water Park (Up to 24% Off)

Groupon

7. 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.

8. Take a history lesson

Perth is surrounded by history. Why not play the role of tourist and learn a little more about your city and beyond? You can head further out to the historic townships of York and Rottnest Island.

Rottnest Island Guided Settlement Segway Tour - Fremantle
Rottnest Island Guided Settlement Segway Tour - Fremantle

RedBalloon

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

finder.com.au

9. 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.

Tandem Skydive in Rottnest Island with Transfers
Tandem Skydive in Rottnest Island with Transfers

Experience Oz

10. 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.

Swan River and Rottnest Island Seaplane Flight Tour
Swan River and Rottnest Island Seaplane Flight Tour

Experience Oz

11. 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.

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?

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
Experience Oz
Experience Oz - Things to Do in Perth
3 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
Amazed
Amazed - 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 RideAll dayFinder
The Aquarium of Western Australia9am–4pmExperiencec Oz
Matagarup Bridge ClimbAll day
Escape Hunt Perth9:30am–9pmRedBalloon
Treetops Adventure – Lane Poole Park9am–5pmAdrenaline
Aquatastic Water Park10am–4pm
Rottnest Island Segway Tour7am and 9amAdrenaline
Perth Tandem Skydives9amAdrenaline

Restaurants and cafes

VenueBoxing Day trading hoursWhere to book
The Roti King11:30am–8:30pmGroupon
Chee Tayeb Restaurant10am–7:30pmGroupon
The Groper and His Wife11:30am–8:30pmGroupon
Drunk Elephant11am–2:30pm, 5pm-8pmGroupon
Indian Masala House11am–2:30pm, 5pm-8pmGroupon
Bay Bay's On Scarborough11:30am–8:30pmCudo
Hangout on Preston11:30am–8:30pmCudo
Petition Kitchen7am–9:30pmBook direct
Post6:45am to lateBook direct
Jus Burgers Leederville11am–9pmBook direct
Canteen Pizza12pm–9:30pmBook direct
Il Lido6:30am–9:30pmBook direct
Pichos11am–9:30pmBook direct
Social Manna6:30am–3pmBook direct
La Veen6:30am–2pmBook direct
Satchmo7am–3pmBook direct

See the latest Boxing Day activities deals for Perth

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Perth: Cockburn go karting experiences from $35

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10% off activities with code

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KlookKlook

Australia sightseeing tours from $20

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Up to 34% off things to do in Australia

ClassbentoClassbento

Cocktail-making classes from $49

AdrenalineAdrenaline

Australia sightseeing cruises from $109

Backpacker DealsBackpacker Deals

Up to 75% off top-selling tours and activities

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