By Jo Newman
Looking for a new place to meet up this summer?
Why not meet up at Mindeerup? “Min-deer-what? … Min-deer-where?…” we hear you ask! Yes, it’s the new-look and very fabulous revamped piazza area right on the South Perth foreshore. And it’s min-deer-marvelous.
Mindeerup is the new name for the new community space at the end of the Mends St Jetty in South Perth. It means ‘place of the shore’ and is a sure thing when that summer community spirit is calling.
The area has had a makeover of epic proportions and we love it so much we included it in our most Instagrammable spots!
As the gateway to South Perth it links the Perth CBD by ferry to Elizabeth Quay, the Perth Zoo just metres away by foot and the greater area with parks and playgrounds set to the backdrop of our City skyline. What’s not to love!?
You simply can’t miss the giant frill necked lizard and numbat at the base of the jetty (hint: they’re huge!). Look closer and you’ll find emus and meerkats and other treasures of significance linked to Aboriginal culture.
Kids can run around or ride their scooters, play in the playground, explore and chill. Why not pack a picnic or check it out this Australia Day? Some of the best views of the fireworks will literally be seen from right here.
Even better for that community connection is that the area is joining the fringe binge for the first time hosting select events for the 2020 Fringe World Festival.
SouthSide Summer will feature Acoustic Friday sets and Family Saturdays every week between 17 January and 16 February (excluding Australia Day).
Acoustic Fridays run between 4pm-6pm making it the perfect time to wind down and watch the sunset listening to local musicians do their thing. BYO picnic dinner or pop into one of the many cafes, restaurants or bars along the Mends Street strip for a quick bite or takeaway.
Family Saturdays run from 10am-2pm, when children’s activities including large scale games, pop up activations, roving entertainers, arts/theatre workshops and parkour will be there.
Mends Street has long been one of South Perth’s favoured streets and it too has also been revamped with new street art, shops and eateries. Get your exploring pants on and support local!
When was the last time you visited South Perth?
Be sure to tag us here at #perthhappenings so we can see when you’ve met up with your mates at Mindeerup!