The capital and largest city of the Australian State of Western Australia. It is the fourth most populous city in Australia with a majority of metropolitan area located on the Swan Coastal Plain which is a narrow strip between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp, a low coastal escarpment. Tourist attractions in the city are generally focused around the city center, Fremantle, the coast and the Swan River. Retail shopping in Perth is focused around Murray Street and Barrack Street. The city has a lot of phenomenal sites, museums, zoo, national parks and a lot of other entertainment centers for tourists and is an important city in terms of the Australian Tourism.
Some of the main attractions in the city of Perth which are most popular among the Tourists include the following places:
The Art Gallery of Australia
The Art Gallery of Australia is a public gallery that is part of the Perth Culture Centre. The place has a unique collection of art and well organized with a very good selection of artwork in a mixture of modern and vintage buildings. For a city that is not exactly framed for its culture, the place is a haven for the arts in Australia and is loved by Tourists a lot.
It is Australia’s official bullion mint and wholly owned by the government of the country. An interesting place to visit with a lot of information about the history of gold in the country. The smelting and turning of it into a gold bar done in front of you is a different kind of experience to have.
The Perth Zoo has animals and plants from all the corners of the world. The zoo is widely known as a unique events and functions destination and can offer a host of amazing experiences. Thousands of visitors come to zoo not only to not see animals but to be entertained by the many and varied events held in the zoo’s spectacular setting.
A museum run by the government of Australia, Western Australia Maritime Museum is a museum located in a beautiful modern building on Victoria Quay and holds a number of themed galleries. Tin Canoe to Australia II is one of the permanent exhibitions where watercraft is displayed.
Landscape park overlooking the swan river, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a huge park which covers 4.06 km square and is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world. It is located on the edge of Perth’s central business district. The site has a rich history as well as plays an important role in the contemporary culture. Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a part of Perth City of Lights Dinner Cruise which is an enjoyable way to experience the city.
Aquarium of Western Australia
It is one of the country’s largest aquariums and has the largest single aquarium tank as well as the largest walk-through tunnel underwater in the Shipwreck Coast aquarium and one of the largest living coral reef exhibits in the world.
Hillarys Boat Harbour
It is a marina and tourist delight located in Hillarys. The boat harbor is a beautiful tourist based harbor on the beach that offers many services conducive with a good time. A fish, dive or whale charter is a fantastic way to escape for a day and the underwater experience at AQUA is a firm favorite.
It is a theme park for the whole family located at Bibra lake, 20 km from the center of Perth. The park has a total of 36 rides the including 2 roller coaster and 16 water rides, Among the most exciting rides, there is the longest, tallest and steepest funnel water slide in the world. The place is a delight not only for kids but also everyone who loves adventure and rides.
Lake Monger Reserve
It is a beautiful site at a distance of about 3.6 km northwest of Perth’s city center in the suburb of Wembley and it is managed by the town of Cambridge. The reserve covers an area of 109 Hectares, 38 hectares of which are reserved for recreational purposes and 71 hectares are conservation wetlands. The amazing natural beauty and the phenomenal picturesque view of the surroundings freshen up the minds and is an awesome experience for everyone who visits the place.
A world renowned and multi-award winning non-profit organization, Scitech operates the Scitech Discovery Centre which is a great place to take kids and let them know the increasing awareness, interest, capability, and participation of people in Science and Technology.
Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
It is a 6,540-hectare area off-shore of the Shoalwater suburb stretching from the northern point of Cape Peron to the southern point of Becher Point. The park extends 3km off-shore and encompasses Shoalwater Bay, Warnbro Sound and a number of small islands including many other islands.
St Mary’s Cathedral
It is a Cathedral located on the peak of a hill in Eastern Perth at the heart of Victoria Square. The Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Perth. The structure we see today was built in three phases; the first phase was completed in 1865.
Artifacts of the RoyalAustralian Airforce are displayed in the Aviation Heritage Museum. In all, there are 32 aircraft, real-size and miniature model airplanes and 34 engines as well as uniforms, instruments, photographs, aerial radio equipment, historical objects and memorabilia relating to the Australia’s military and civilian aviation history.
It is the 82.5-meter high tower which stands in Barrack Square overlooking Swan River. The tower has a unique design chosen from participants in a design competition and the structure also holds a treasure trove of interesting historic artifacts as well as a famous set of bells.
There are many other places to visit in the city of Perth are Matilda Bay, Fremantle Prison, Yanchep National Park, John Forest National Park, Bibbulmun Track, Fremantle Harbour, Round House, Walyunga National Park, Cohunu Koala Park, Fremantle Arts, Lake Manger, Heirisson Island, Mundy Regional Park and a lot of other phenomenal tourist destinations.