Perth Travel Guide (WA, 6000)

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and one of the most beautiful cities in Australia.

The weather is fantastic, the beaches are clean and uncrowded, and the city, situated on the banks of the Swan River, is in a postcard-perfect setting.

Free buses get you around the CBD where you can visit the Perth Mint, Bell Tower, Museum and art galleries. And there’s a train and bus station right in the centre of town, as well as plenty of accommodation in the form of hotels and hostels.

If you’re after some serious retail therapy – make a beeline for up-market King Street. Packed with boutiques, art galleries, eateries and beautiful people, it’s the place to be seen. For quality department and fashion chain stores, the Murray Street and Hay Street malls hit the spot.

Northbridge, Mount Lawley, Leederville and Subiaco have buzzing nightlife, or try Cottesloe or Scarborough for a more laid-back surfie vibe.

Jump on a ferry to South Perth to take that world-famous snap of Perth’s skyline. Lined with well-kept lawns, palm trees and riverfront cafes, it’s a nice spot to relax over lunch. At night, it’s especially spectacular when the city’s glittering skyline is reflected in the Swan River.Source: ATDWPERTH DIRECTORY:Adventure:Perth Diving AcademyAttractions:Gallery of Fine ArtEntertainment:Rosemount HotelFestivals & events:Kings Park Botanic Gardens Wildflower Festival (September)Information:Streets of PerthHeritage buildings:Central Government OfficesGovernment HouseGuildford HotelHer Majesty's TheatreRose & Crown HotelSt Georges CathedralWoodbridgeRecreation:Carramar Golf CourseTransport:Norfolk JetPerth International AirportQantasSky West AirlinesVirgin Blue

Former Asylum Building, Fremantle | Fremantle

The Former Asylum Building is the last major building associated with the convict period. Designed by Captain Henderson and built between 1861 and 1865, the impressive limestone building features 3 projecting wings with Dutch gables. Today the building is the home of Fremantle Museum and Arts Centre.

Gallery of Fine Art | East Perth

The Gallery of Fine Art is one of the major art galleries of the state. Gallery hours are from Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Further information about the Gallery is available from the galleries' website.

Guildford Hotel, Perth | Perth

A curious crown-like structure tops the Guildford Hotel reminiscent of an Edwardian band rotunda.

La Cascade Restaurant | Nedlands

La Cascade Restaurant specialises in the wonderful world of French cuisine with meals available individually or on a set three course meal price of $49 per head.

Orient Hotel | Fremantle

The three storied Orient Hotel of 1897 is one of the many extravagant pubs of the city and a fine example of a beautiful Victorian building.

South Mole Head (1903) - Fremantle | Fremantle

With the construction of the Fremantle Harbour and demolition of Arthur Head to make way for the Arthur Head Battery, large stones were used to build the groynes to protect the harbour entrance. Initially, the North Mole groyne was constructed to a length to allow sufficient protection for the construction of the South Mole. South Mole was then the first to be ready for the installation of its l...

Woodman Point (1902) | Perth

The Woodman Point Lighthouse was built in 1902 from local limestone. The tower was originally constructed as a rotating light but converted to a sector light of Red, White and Green. However, the sectors were placed incorrectly and Woodman Point is the only lighthouse in Australia that has a green and red sectors reversed. Ships always come in on the white sector. The light was originally powered...