Perth’s newest new place has been introduced, five decades after the concept was first floated.
Moored eternally at the center of the Swan River, The Raft is not your typical drinking hole.
This is a purpose-built, open platform platform which may only be obtained through the venue’s personal tender vessel in the Barrack Street jetty.
The 250 patron place provides outstanding views of Perth City, Elizabeth Quay and Kings Park and is Perth’s first fully accredited floating bar. Caterer Heyder and Shears is on board to offer the food.
The brainchild of brothers Dan and Katie Chrystal, The Raft’s grand opening is significantly under a fortnight off after a press launch that morning.
working mostly as an event venue for weddings and corporate occasions, there’ll be ticketed Sunday sessions for couples, individuals and smaller groups.
However, anyone seeking to reserve the entire venue will have to get a spare time 2000 convenient.
Tickets for The Raft’s maiden voyage on Sunday, September 27 are going for about $ 200 but potential Sunday sessions will charge $50 per person including a private ferry transports in addition to a beverage on arrival.
Camera IconTourism Minister Paul Papalia expects that the Raft is going to be first of a wave of new ventures which capitalised on the pure beauty of the Swan River. Charge: Michael Wilson/The West Australian
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia, that had been in the official launching, told The West Australian creating the place a fact had demanded a change in considering bureaucrats accountable for environmental protections.
He predicted it could herald a tide of new ventures which capitalised on the pure beauty of the Swan River.
“While protecting the surroundings if you can allow individuals to appreciate it there’s a significance to this,” Mr Papalia advised The West.
“Individuals be respectful of that which we have, plus they will be capable of protecting it. You can not ring fencing things, you have to permit individuals to experience them enjoy them and that is exactly what it is.”