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Canning Dam and Araluen Trip | Perth

The tour to the Canning Dam provides the opportunity of seeing the State's largest reservoir whilst passing through some of the prettiest parts of the Darling Ranges. The forward journey is by the main southern road to Armadale (28 km), a little township at the junction of the main roads to Bunbury and Albany, and thence through the hills to the Canning Dam. After an inspection of the reservoir,...

National Park, Perth | Perth

Once a favourite aboriginal camping-ground, National Park, which occupies a central part of the Darling Ranges, is now reserved in perpetuity as a sanctuary for native flora and fauna. Situated 15 km from Perth, the park occupies about 4,000 acres of bush and forest-land, which presents a magnificent picture in spring, when the wattle, grevillea, leschenaultia, and other wildflowers are in bloom. ...

Queen's Gardens, East Perth | East Perth

With water-lily ponds, flocks of waterfowl, and weeping-willow trees, Queen's Gardens is an area of eight acres at the eastern end of the city. Formerly a disused quarry, landscape gardeners have transformed the old excavations into a series of lily-covered lagoons connected by a miniature canal system. A Peter Pan statue stands between the lakes at the western end. It was donated by the Perth Ro...

Rottnest Island | Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is situated 19 km from Fremantle and is used exclusively as a permanent reserve. Every facility has been created for the travelers’s convenience, including camping space, bungalows and hostel. Fishing, hiking, swimming are a few of the countless attractions. A splendid view of the surroundings can be gained from the tower of the lighthouse. The beautiful salt lakes are an added ...

St Georges Cathedral, Cnr Cathedral Ave., and St Georges Tce. | Perth

Work was begun on St Georges Cathedral in 1879 to a design by Sydney architect Edmund Blacket. The great tower and steeple of the original plan were never constructed. The present bell tower was added in 1902 as a memorial to Queen Victoria. This Cathedral is situated in the heart of the city, facing Stirling Gardens. The Cathedral, which follows the Gothic style of architecture of the early Engl...

St Marys Cathedral, Junction Murray and Lord Streets | Perth

St Marys is within a few minutes' walk of the business portion of the city. On the original plan of the city of Perth this square was shown as a recreation reserve, but later it was granted to the Benedictine Bishop as the site for a cathedral. In 1926 it was decided to build a new cathedral on the same lines as those of the other capital cities of Australia. Gothic of the Late or Perpendicular pe...

Yanchep Park | Yanchep

Yanchep Park, 51 km north of Perth, covers an area of 6,000 acres of little-disturbed bushland. Possessing woodland, lagoon, highland, lake, and stream, and an abundance of native fauna, the park is an excellent sanctuary for bird, animal, and plant life. Among its greatest attractions are the limestone caves which have been developed for tourists. It also has a swimming pool, a cave cabaret, and ...

Yanchep Park and Caves Trip | Perth

The drive proceeds through the northern suburbs of the city to Wanneroo (22 km) and thence through vineyards, market gardens, and undulating bushland to the park gates (51 km). The visitor may then spend the day according to his individual interests.

Mundaring Weir | Darlington

Mundaring Weir is the famous water supply area for the goldfields of Kalgoorlie and Boulder. The weir has 4 1/2 billion gallons capacity, and the entire water scheme is one of Australia's most outstanding engineering feats. The success of the goldfields lies indirectly to this magnificent water supply which made possible the extension and development of the gold mining industry

Pemberton Town | Pemberton

Pemberton is situated in the beautiful karri forests which call for a visit from the tourist to the West. Through the nearby National Park Reserve flows the Big Brook, which is one of the best fishing spots in the State. Many provisions have been made for the tourist including swimming, golf and tennis. The shopping and accommodation are both very good.

Perth City | Perth

Australia’s most isolated capital city, Perth, is the countrys most modern. On 12 August 1829 a small party of soldiers under the leadership of Lieutenant Dance marked a tree 18km up the Swan River to claim the area for the future city of Perth. Today the city is bustling with life from the enclosing western border of pristine white beaches to Cockburn Sound and the open waters of the Swan Rive...

Porongroup and Stirling Ranges | Porongurup

These rugged mountain ranges, with huge karri trees rising from their valleys, have a bracing atmosphere all seasons of the year. Various mountain peaks, which afford splendid views of the surrounding country and the distant sea, may be climbed. The principal scenic feature of the Porongorups is Bolganup Ravine, a picturesque valley clothed with dense undergrowth and thickly timbered with karri tr...

Yallingup and Margaret River Caves | Yallingup

Along the coast from Busselton almost to Cape Leeuwin arc limestone caves which for size, beauty, and grandeur compare favourably with the better-known caves of the eastern States. Many have been only partly explored but several, including the Yallingup Caves and the Lake Cave at Margaret River, have been opened up and illuminated by electricity. Yallingup and Margaret River (where good hotel acc...