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

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,...

Didgeridoo Breath | Fremantle

Didgeridoo Breath sells didgeridoos, percussion instruments and CDs. Enjoy lessons or just have some fun and meet new people in the jamming lounge.

Ernest Giles | Perth

Ernest Giles arrived in New South Wales in 1851. His first expedition in 1865 explored the country west of Darling River. In 1872 he led his second expedition to explore central Australia west of the overland telegraph line. In 1875 on his third expedition Giles arrived in Perth after successfully completing the crossing of central Australia from Beltana Station in South Australia which he depar...

Government House, Perth | Perth

Perth was a penal settlement from 1850 to 1868. From 1860 onwards the city experienced a building boom with the widespread use of brick in place of sandstone in every form and variation. Designed in 1859 and finished 4 years later Government House is built of rosy brick with stone quoins with 8 beautiful hatted towers.

Hamilton Holiday | Claremont

The official website of Hamilton Holiday provides information on accommodation in beautifully appointed condominiums situated in the most idealistic location on Hamilton Island.

Jandakot Airport | Jandakot

Jandakot Airport is operated by Jandakot Airport Holdings (JAH) and opened in 1963. The airport is the major general aviation airport in Western Australia and is located approximately 22km south of Perth. The 622 hectare site consists of 3 runways, associated taxiways, tenant leased property and bushland. The airport services organisations including the Royal Flying Doctor Service, CALM Forest and...

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. ...

P&O Building, Fremantle | Fremantle

The creation of an inner harbour resulting from the removal of a bar at the river mouth increased Fremantle's port facilities. With the change came new additions to the port of Fremantle including the stone and stockade elder building with domed tower on the corner and built in 1905.

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...

Rose & Crown Hotel, Perth | Perth

The corner section of the old hotel still bears the date 1841. Various additions were made in 1850 and 1880.

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 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.

Fremantle City | Fremantle

Fremantle in Western Australia is a vibrant, multi-cultural port city. It is on the edge of the Indian Ocean, this beautiful coastal town is only 20 minutes south of Perth. Fremantle is at the end of the railway running from Perth to Fremantle but that is not the end of the line. The City is rich in heritage buildings and attractions, maritime history and culture . It has Western Australia's larg...

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Perth | Perth

Her Majesty’s Theatre extends the city's Treasury of Victorian and Edwardian Buildings. Despite its revolutionary use of steel and concrete construction, the 1904 building looks exactly as a great Edwardian theatre should look.

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...

Perth International Airport | Perth

In 1942 the land on which Perth International Airport currently occupies was converted from an undulating golf course to an RAAF base. The first runway was constructed in 1943 followed by another in 1944. In 1944 nearby Maylands Airport had become inadequate to cater for larger commercial aircraft and the Government allowed Australian National Airways and Qantas to operate from Guildford Aerodrome...

Roundhouse at Fremantle | Fremantle

The Roundhouse was erected as a jail in 1831. On closer inspection the building has 12 separate sides. Designed by colonial engineer Henry Willey Reveley.

Woodbridge, near Guildford | Perth

Situated on the banks of Swan River near Guildford Woodbridge was built in 1885 to be the impressive Victorian mansion and home of Charles Harper, explorer, politician and publisher.

Central Government Offices, Perth | Perth

The Central Government Offices and Town Hall cover a complete city block and were erected during the period 1874 to 1905. Those sections designed by colonial architect Richard Jewell display a textural richness using the bricklaying technique of Flemish bond.