Perth is a city-break filled with possibility. West Australia’s vibrant metropolis is surrounded by historic port towns, sweeping vineyards and stunning national parks.
With COMO The Treasury as your base – we’ve designed a three-day itinerary showcasing the best of Perth and West Australia’s heritage, cuisine and natural wonders. Whether you’re seeking far-flung adventures by chauffered car or helicopter, or a more intimate tour of the city’s galleries and fine wines, we'll help you tailor the perfect short stay.
HOME FROM HOME
On arrival, why not begin by exploring your heritage home-from-home. COMO the Treasury is located in Perth’s beautifully restored 19th century State Buildings,with plenty to explore on your doorstep. Try our self-guided art tour through a series of enchanting works from West Australian and international artists, all with links to the region’s modern history and ancient indigenous cultures.
Next, why not venture out into the lively Cathedral Square. This is Perth’s historic heart, and Western Australia's ‘Point Zero’, from which all distances in the state are measured. This dynamic precinct of galleries and outdoor artworks sits alongside the imposing St George’s cathedral. From here, the restoration of the historic Treasury Building - where COMO The Treasury is housed - and the neighbouring structures can be best admired.
Alternatively, if you’re not yet ready for the bustle of the crowds, retreat to our spa, located in the building’s original vault - the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape. Sink into a signature COMO Shambhala Massage, rejuvenate your skin with a thermal-infused facial, or soothe tired muscles with a marine body wrap. You can also relax in the steam rooms and sauna, or head up to the fourth floor for a few leisurely lengths of our 20-metre sun-lit heated indoor pool.
Later on, enjoy an early dinner at Post, COMO The Treasury’s own osteria. It is named for its location in the old franking room of Perth's original General Post Office, which used to be located here in the State Buildings. The menu is an ever-evolving take on contemporary Italian cuisine, showcasing the best of local and seasonal ingredients. The extensive wine list is carefully curated by Emma Farrelly, our resident Director of Wine. Just ask our knowledgeable staff to recommend the perfect pairings or head to Wine Merchant for post-dinner drinks and convivial atmosphere.
WEST AUSTRALIAN WONDERS
Now sufficiently acclimatised, your West Australian adventure awaits. We have a number of different trips available, ranging from short local visits to full day excursions that will take you to some of the wilder and more far-flung areas of the region.
If you are visiting for longer, trips to the Avon River, the iconic Wave Rock, a wine-tasting tour of the Margaret River by helicopter, or even out to the Southern and Northern Coasts - are available. Please just ask our dedicated concierge team for bespoke advice on making the most of your time.
If you are short on time, we suggest staying close to the city. The beautiful port suburb of Fremantle is located only a 30-minute drive from the city, making it one of the region’s most popular destinations for a day trip. Depart COMO The Treasury at 10am after an excellent breakfast at Post. You’ll be chauffeured in a luxury car with room for up to four guests, perfect for admiring the neighbourhood’s prized collection of historic landmarks and heritage colonial-era buildings. This six-hour tour takes in the culture and cuisine of the historic town, and can be tailored to your tastes. We love the book shops, record stores, and if you’re looking for vibrant stalls, delicious food and live music, be sure to plan your visit to Fremantle Markets for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Don’t forget to nab a box of The Honeycake, which we serve in-room as a welcome snack.
For those preferring to explore West Australia’s viticulture, the area’s oldest wine growing region of Swan Valley is also less than a 30-minute drive from Perth. Here you can spend a peaceful day touring some of our favourite wineries, such as Olive Farm and Kosivich Wines, and indulging in local gourmet food. For those wanting to take in more of the region’s stunning natural scenery, why not opt for the round-trip tour by helicopter to the Millbrook Winery, passing over Perth and the Swan River valley on the way.
You may be tired from the adventures of the day – dining in would be an excellent way to unwind. Our all-day dining menu serves starters, mains, sides and desserts until 10.30pm, while our late night dining offers a smaller array of dishes right until 6.30am.
Following yesterday’s far-flung adventures, keep this morning’s exploring closer to your home from home with a historical walking tour of Perth. Our local guides will lead you on a story-rich wander through the archways and laneways of the city, pointing out the best in Perth’s dining, street art and under-the-radar events.
From the Central Business District to new developments like the Elizabeth Quay and Yagan Square, you’ll learn about the city’s heritage, architecture, culture and hidden gems from those that know it best.
Enjoy an early meal at one of State Buildings’ many eateries showcasing cuisines from near and far. Discover delicious Thai street food at Long Chim, grab a freshly-made salad or sandwich in Shop 1847, or linger over the best of local flavours at Petition. You can also book in a Cape Arid Room’s Afternoon Tea – an experience not to be missed! Inspired by Australia’s natural abundance, the light-filled space is beautifully adorned with eye-catching watercolour and ink paintings by Alex and Philippa Nikulinsky’s Cape Arid Collection, while the food is delicate and delicious. Locally-sourced ingredients such as Bindoon citrus lemons, Shark Bay prawns, Torre Butchers ham and Newton Brothers Granny Smith apples are served with your choice of Teassential tea or Mano a Mano filtered coffee. Personalise your afternoon tea by pairing champagne, wines or our speciality cocktails using Cape Arid Horizon Gin, a specially-crafted botanical creation that is at once expressive and vibrant.
After, we recommend working off your indulgences with some exercise – our team can arrange a bicycle hire for you to explore along the picturesque Swan River and some 400 hectares of Kings Park’s bushland.
We’ve saved the best for your last evening at COMO The Treasury with an unforgettable meal at our award-winning Wildflower restaurant. With a forager- and farmer-driven menu inspired by the six seasons of the indigenous Noongar calendar, every dish here celebrates the ebb and flow of Western Australia’s environment. Choose from a four-, six- or eight-course tasting menu, before taking one last nightcap on our rooftop terrace, and raise a toast to the lights of Perth’s nighttime sky.
Our expert concierge team at COMO The Treasury are on hand to help you plan an itinerary suited to your tastes and convenience. Please get in touch for more information.