Perth, Western Australia, is a vibrant and attractive city with a unique selection of budget and exclusive accommodation with many things to do for the visitor such as attractions and tours.
Perth has always been a tourist destination in Australia due to its unique characteristics and gateway to outstanding natural scenery.
With many great accommodation specials and interesting tours, visitors get to enjoy the eclectic mix of modern and historical sites around the CBD whilst sampling the great selection of dining and bars.
Exploring Perth’s CBD is an easy task. The city is compact and well planned, even though its location on a broad stretch of the Swan River gives it a spacious feeling.
There are tree-shaded walks to be found and picnics in the manicured gardens are a popular choice on hot afternoons.
With a lot to see and do, and an atmosphere of lazy sunny days, a good way to tour Perth is by public transport.
Activities close to accommodation in Perth include learning about the history of the area in the local museum or enjoying some of the local wine and cuisine in one of the many bistros or cafes.
Perhaps the best place to start is the western edge of the CBD, in Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens.
Other interesting attractions of the CBD area include the Fire Safety Education Centre and Museum in the original Perth City Fire Station; Francis Burt Law Education Centre and Museum near the Supreme Court Gardens.
On the banks of the Swan River, Barrack Square was originally built as a military parade facility. Today it is an attractively manicured garden square surrounding the unique Bell Tower , with a surrounding jetty of cafes, shops and a busy ferry terminal. The Swan Bells in the Tower include 12 original bells from St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in London, celebrated in the old nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons.
Jump on a ferry across the Swan River to the South Perth Esplanade where the renowned Perth Zoo is located a few minutes away. It has one of Australia’s best collections of native and exotic animals, which are in enclosures resembling their natural habitats. Wandering back along the Swan the length of the Sir James Mitchell Park , take a look at Heirisson Island, access is via the bicycle path from the City of Perth Causeway Carpark. The island contains a memorial to Yagan, an Aboriginal leader killed in 1833.
Returning to East Perth after visiting Heirisson Island, wander by Trinity College and the WACA Oval.
Due to its proximity to the airport and good public transport, visitors to Perth can enjoy both long stays and weekends in this cultural and enjoyable city.
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