Burswood - the New Kid on the Block in Perth
Never heard of Burswood? A little peninsula flanking Perth’s Swan River with a population of just over 2000 is usually looked over, but this town is a little different. It’s home to some of Perth’s architectural and entertainment highlights and is steeped in heritage beyond its minuscule geographical footprint.
Intrigued? We’ve got your guide to a place that deserves to be on anyone’s bucket list, right here. Don’t sleep - beat the crowds, check our routes, and have the time of your life in Burswood!
Start the day right with a stroll at Burswood Park - or a bike or boat ride! Burswood’s location makes for great exploring by foot or by boat, as the Swan River circles this shrine of tranquility. The park organizes a host of events regularly, including daily qigong lessons and a weekly run which begins at the nearby Matagarup Bridge.
Prefer to wander on your own? There are several landmarks to get you started! First, look out for the Swan Shell, nestled in Kagoshima Park’s own little lake. Be warned, however,you might stumble upon a wedding or two as the park’s prime location makes it perfect for an afternoon banquet and reception. The Heritage Circle lies just a few minutes away, a celebration of the park’s unique indigenous and colonial history.
Also known as the Perth Stadium, it is the sporting crown jewel of the city, and just recently added another feather to its cap - it was voted in Prix Versailles 2019 as the world’s most beautiful sports facility. Primarily used for Australian rules football and cricket, the stadium has also hosted some big names since its opening in January 2018, like Ed Sheeran, Eminem, and Taylor Swift.
On less crowded days, Optus Stadium holds stadium tours for the general public. See this piece of architectural magic for yourself, marvel over the pristine playing surface, and enjoy an incredible vantage point over Perth’s city centre - all in one place!
Crown Perth Casino
The excitement doesn’t have to stop as the sun goes down - Crown Casino in Burswood offers the best table games in town! Try your hand at crowd favourites like roulette and Blackjack, or dabble in Crown’s many variations of table classics like Crown Hold’em Poker.
That’s not all Crown Casino has to offer - surprise bonus draws on select days, along with the chance to win big-ticket prizes, give you the chance to walk away with much more than just your winnings! Intrigued? Have a look at what some lucky patrons have won - you might just be next!
Where to Stay in Burswood
Burswood’s bustle may be big, but all its attractions are fairly easy to get to given its small geographical size. Nevertheless, Crown has set up three hotels for every budget to live their best life in this rising district - Crown Towers, Crown Metropol, and Crown Promenade! Don’t let their dazzling names befuddle you just yet - each hotel exudes a unique personality despite being under the same umbrella.
If you’re here for the luxe, Crown Towers features an interior fit for a king, featuring a spacious ensuite with double vanities, separate shower and soaking bath with inbuilt television. A Nespresso coffee machine will keep mornings preppy after a relaxing night in, complete with a personal bar and 24/7 room service. The Epicurean at the ground floor is an equally glamorous international food odyssey, complete with an outdoor dining area that links to the pool.
Crown Metropol oozes minimalist chic right from the moment you enter the building. The black and white lustre continues in your hotel room, which is also jam-packed with amenities - a deep soaking bath, luxury bed linen, a personal minibar, high-tech entertainment facilities, and even a dark grey bathrobe for the ‘gram. The nearby Bistro Guillaume is inspired by the most popular neighbourhood bistros of Paris, combining the best of French cuisine with awe-inspiring alfresco views.
For a plethora of colour in and out of your stay in Burswood, Crown Promenade is your best bet! Eclectic decor and furniture set the context for your next few days, while not scrimping on amenities including a great view, on-demand TV and cable, and a mouth-watering room service selection. The holiday vibes continue at The Merrywell, a hero pub with an edge that will leave a tang in your tastebuds, and a lilt to your exciting holiday ahead.
That roar from the Optus Stadium isn’t going away anytime soon, but available rooms in Crown Perth just might! There’s no better time to sign up for an experience in Perth, so treat yourself and grab your favourite flight and room to Burswood right now! Also, be sure to stay tuned to the Western Australia website for more information about what’s on in and around Burswood!