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Mice Asia Net : January 2009
western australia City Lights- Perth and FremantLe Day One Sleek transportation escorts you to your five-star hotel in style. Relax before a scenic drive to Cottesloe Beach. Be captivated by the view from the Indiana Tea House and indulge in sparkling wine and freshly shucked oysters. Watch the sunset as you peruse a menu showcasing Western Australia’s finest seafood. Day two Recreate the America’s Cup yacht race and sail the Swan River. Enjoy an Aussie barbeque lunch on the foreshore. Visit the Perth Hills to tackle the white water rapids, get behind the wheel of a rally car or dive with sharks at the aquarium! Dine at a premier restaurant at majestic Kings Park. Day three Journey to the Swan Valley, an award-winning wine region only 30 minutes from Perth. Sample premium wines and local produce and have lunch at a micro brewery. Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of a working vineyard and bottle your own wine. Tonight is dinner under the stars and an outback show. Watch stockmen mustering sheep on horseback and feel the connection with the bush. Day Four Enjoy breakfast while cruising past million dollar mansions and arrive at the port city of Fremantle. Historic trams guide you through this vibrant city. Stop at the buzzing cappuccino strip or browse through the markets. Enjoy delicious fish ‘n’ chips at Fremantle Harbour. Tour Fremantle Prison with a difference - an escape through underground tunnels! Surface for a long table banquet and evening of Jailhouse Rock! Day Five Limousines and personal shopping guides ensure a truly exclusive shopping experience! Meet the designers of Linney’s Pearls, covet the latest creations from WA’s leading fashion designers and browse exclusive boutiques like Tiffany’s and Gucci. Alternatively tee off alongside grazing kangaroos at one of Perth’s world-class golf courses. Dine at a revolving restaurant with 360 degree sky high views and dance the last night away at one of Perth’s sensational night spots. 54 miceAsia.net city and wide open spaces western AUstrALIA on the west coast of Australia has so much to offer the convention and incentive travel market it’s hard to know where to begin. base from which to explore the rest of the state, including the Margaret River to the south and Broome to the north. Far from resting on its laurels Perth and WA has been upgrading and growing its offering to the MICE market including the following: Sheraton Perth: recently completed an AU$20 million refurbishment which includes a state-of-the-art meeting facility, 96 new executive guest rooms and suites, a premier executive club lounge, restaurant and gym. Pinctada Resort and Spa, Broome: the five-star boutique resort is planned to open in 2009. The 70 rooms will range from deluxe villas to studio apartments. Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef: opened in July 2008 Sal Salis is an exclusive safari camp in Cape Range National Park. The five spacious tents are positioned close to the Ningaloo Reef, renowned for its marine life. Sal Salis promotes ecological principles and encourages minimal environmental footprint from all delegates. Perth Arena: the new multi-purpose indoor entertainment and sports venue, constructed at a cost of AU$335 million will be completed by late 2009. The venue will seat a minimum of 12,000 people for sporting events, 14,000 for concerts and 500 corporate seats. The arena will feature a state-of-the-art operating system, an adaptable performance floor and a retractable roof. Seashells Caves House Hotel Yallingup: south of Perth in the Margaret River area, this property opened in January 2008. Built at a cost of AU$15 million, it is described as being an ideal management retreat, and features 36 new rooms and a choice of two fully-equipped function rooms catering for up to 180 delegates. An outdoor function area can cater for up to 120 delegates. Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth: in late 2007 the Burswood Entertainment Complex unveiled two new venues catering for meetings and functions. The Astral ballroom features seven retractable screens, while the MINQ Bar and Lounge offers a number of private function spaces catering for up to 100 delegates. Perth Airport: the airport is about to begin the first stage of its AU$1 billion major redevelopment and expansion. The centrepiece will be the stage 2 and 3 domestic and international terminals. T he state’s capital Perth is a beautiful city offering high- quality five-star accommodation, exceptional restaurants and wonderful touring options. For many people it is a great itinerary ideas