Event An Evening on the River - Mar 25

West Travel Club

An evening together, celebrating the river, the city and the very essence of WA. We’re wrapping it all together with an exciting WA food and wine menu for our exclusive Evening on the River event on Thursday, March 25.

Outside the DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront hotel’s Waterside Room will be the river itself.

Where better for our special evening.

**Book early as, on the Monday before the event, there will be a draw. One lucky winner will stay the night for free!**

Join us for a night of Travel stories, food and wine overlooking the Swan River.


DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is also offering an overnight package, with breakfast, so that guests can just relax and retire to their room after dinner, and enjoy all the hotel has to offer. The special price for our event guests is $185 for a king or twin guest room with breakfast for one or $203 for two. Click here to take advantage of this special discount rate, only available to West Travel Club dinner attendees on March 25th. **PLEASE NOTE: To take advantage of this special accommodation offer, your booking must be confirmed by March 22, 2021**

Newly opened, set on the Swan River waterfront, the 229 room has an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the river, 18 Knots, a rooftop bar with a 360 degree view and Reel Kitchen and Bar for all-day local seafood prepared in an open kitchen.

DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is not a quarantine hotel and follows the Hilton EventReady with CleanStay program.

This includes strict cleanliness protocols, with higher sanitation standards, sanitation of touch points, room seals for guest and meeting rooms and sanitising stations in public areas and meeting spaces.

ABOUT THE STORY we’ll tell on the night

First entre and a welcome, then a main course, and then Stephen Scourfield will tell the story of the river, in an exclusive spoken word performance.

The narrative will take our guests through a full day in the life of the river — a 24-hour cycle, of watching and feeling and hearing the river whispering in all its moods.

About its history and contemporary meaning. Its birds and dolphins.

The story will start at dusk, appropriately enough and continue as the dark drifts in, blanketing and hushing.

Then, it will explore the river’s dark secrets.

There’s humour and history, from prawning to the swannery at Miller’s Pool, opposite what would be the Swan Brewery. From horse swimmers to river sailors.

There will, of course, be the story of the Swan Bells, in the adjacent Bell Tower, and indigenous histories, too.

After the sea breeze, as the day calms again, we head back to the stillness of dusk.

We will hear and feel the rituals of the river … “This is the river’s daily life — the ongoing life of this serpentine thread ties physical landscape and human landscape, the real and mythical. Rivers define the success of civilisations and cultures. The themes of the past flow into the future.”


When: Thursday, March 25, 6.45pm to 10pm

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront

1 Barrack Street, Perth (on Riverside Drive near Elizabeth Quay)

Tickets: $145 for readers and registered members of West Travel Club.

$115 for Gold members of West Travel Club.

(Gold membership is $50 a year, and Gold members are entitled to book two tickets at the discounted price, a saving of $60.)

Bookings: click the Book button above or call 1800 429 000 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm


DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
1 Barrack St
Perth WA 6000
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1800 429 000


Please note that there is no parking onsite. However, self-parking for DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is available at the CPP car park located at 165 Terrace Road, Perth, and is $24 per 24 hours with multiple entries and exits. Guests can collect an entry parking ticket at the car park gate. Reception will then be able to validate the ticket which is payable at the CPP car park.

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