Destinations

Find the best of WA in… Melbourne?

Ever wanted to visit the beautiful beaches and taste the amazing food of Western Australia, but the five hour flight put you off a bit?

Worry not, because Qantas has teamed up with Tourism Western Australia to bring WA’s breath-taking scenery, culture and food and wine into the heart of Melbourne’s Federation Square!

And after visiting this pop-up, the five hour flight won’t seem so bad after all – once you know what awaits in WA.

The free and super interactive three-day pop up has work and play themed rooms, and therefore has been named ‘WorkPlayce’.

The WorkPlayce

You can either work remotely or unwind while being immersed in the sights and sounds of WA – which sounds pretty damn good to us.

The ‘play’ space highlights a different WA region each day and includes some pretty stellar demonstrations and tutorials. Plus, free beer, wine and food like fresh Exmouth prawns (drool).

There’ll be a live demonstration of pearl harvesting from Broome, a Virtual Reality swim with whale sharks in Ningaloo Reef, and a photography tutorial.

The ‘work’ space is a remote working room with Wi-Fi, power ports and refreshments featuring WA destinations on large screen TVs; from the natural wonders of Kings Park, to a sunset at Cottesloe Beach.

Aimed toward city workers, this space offers the chance to step away from an office and work in a productive environment while experiencing the sights, sounds, and tastes of WA.

Sounds like a pretty good office to us.

In the pop-up, you can also “visit” beautiful areas like Cable Beach, Cape Leveque, Swan River and the horizontal waterfalls – before inevitably booking a ticket so you can see the below for real.

Aerial view of tiny cars dotted along the wide expanse of Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia

But it doesn’t have to be a ticket to Perth – the Qantas Dreamliner will begin flying to London (via Perth) from late March, and passengers (including those already booked on the service) can extend their stay in Perth for no extra charge.

This game changing route is the first time Australia and Europe will be connected by a nonstop service – and a few days in WA sounds like a better stopover than seven hours in Dubai Airport.

The best bit? Over the course of the three day pop-up, you can also enter a comp to win return Qantas tickets to Perth!

The ‘work’ room is open from 8am-5pm and the ‘play’ room is open from 12pm to 8pm from Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 February in Federation Square, Melbourne.

 

 

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