Situated on the Swan River on Burswood Peninsula, the new Optus Stadium opened in January this year to rave reviews. It has since hosted Ed Sheeran, AFL and Domestic and International cricket. The transport system has thousands of people moved in and out with relative ease.
Getting there from The Murray Hotel is easy and you can choose a number of ways to get there if you’re visiting Perth for the AFL or a concert. Your ticket gives you free public transport to and from the venue. The free yellow cat right outside our door will take you to the Perth train station where a train will take you directly to the stadium.
When the pedestrian ‘Matagarup Bridge’ that spans the Swan River to the stadium is completed, the Yellow Cat will take you right to it in East Perth.
Or if you prefer take a brisk 5 minute walk to City West train station you jump on a train there, or even a taxi ride is only a short 5 – 10 minutes (depending upon traffic) away.
To see what’s coming up, visit their website at optusstadium.com.au. Chelsea FC, Taylor Swift and loads of AFL games all coming up – book your accommodation with us ahead of time for a great stay!
The new Perth Children’s Hospital
The new children’s hospital has issued its schedule for opening this month and next month.
Key dates when different services will commence at Perth Children’s Hospital in 2018 are outlined as follows;
· Monday 14 May – First outpatient clinics
· Monday 28 May – Commencement of elective surgery
· Sunday 10 June – Opening of the PCH emergency department. Final move day for all remaining patients from PMH to PCH
The Murray Hotel remains the ideal home away from home for families needing to access the new hospital.
Located in Nedlands beside Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, the new children’s hospital is a short three minute drive from the hotel, straight down Thomas Street, where there is an abundance of (paid) public parking available. Or, you can take a short stroll to Kings Park Road, jump on bus 24, 25 or 103 and hop off at Aberdare Road at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, adjacent to the new Perth Children’s Hospital. We’ll keep you updated on transport options as they change.