There are various tourist attractions and activities in Perth and you get to enjoy aquatic fun and adventure as well as Aboriginal culture, wildlife up close and numerous sight-seeing. Apart from that, there are also a wide variety of 5-star hotels in Perth such as The Richardson Hotel & Spa, Duxton Hotel Perth, Hyatt Regency, Parmelia Hilton and Crown Metropol Perth.
Below are a few of great tourist attractions in Perth, Western Australia which were all have been visited by me.
Kings Part & Botanical Gardens
Being made up of over 400 hectares of gardens and parkland, Kings Park and Botanical Gardens is definitely one of the most popular attractions in Perth for both locals and tourists alike. The park is situated just outside of the center of the city and set high on Mount Eliza, providing spectacular views of the Swan River and the entire city.(Image by D70)
Five minutes drive from the center of Perth is where Perth Zoo is located at. It offers visitors the opportunity to get immersed in the settings of natural habitat of the wildlife up close. Dingoes, Wallabies, Koalas, Kangaroos, Reptiles, Rainforests animals and a lot more are among Australian Walkabout that are being housed in Perth Zoo. This zoo is open every day from 9am t0 5pm and as you enter, you will also be able to pick up a map of the whole area.
Perth Bell Tower
In December 2000, Perth opened the Swan Bell Tower which has been gaining popularity from tourists. It is a home to 18 bells and comprises of copper “sails” surrounding of a green glass spire. Due to this, it becomes the world’s largest change ringing instrument ever built. The bells, were given as a gift to the Perth City, and they came all the way from St. Martin’s Parish in the London Field.
The oldest mint still in operation in Australia is none other than the Perth Mint which was established in 1899. It’s such a shame if you don’t spend a little bit of time to visit this landmark. There are both, guided or self-guided history tour available for visitors. The location of Perth Mint is in East Perth at 310 Hay Street. It opens every day from 9am and offers a wide range of unique gold jewelry and coins.
Just like the Perth Zoo, Burswood Park is also located 5-minute drive from the center of the city. It has brilliant transformation over the last twenty years, thanks to the genuine dedication of the park board and staff. What I truly liked about this park is the picturesque view of it which is very suitable for recreational activities such as cycling, jogging, people-watching, picnics and barbeques. At 11:30am, a guided tour will be available daily from the center of the visitor information. For kids, this is their heaven as there are a lot of facilities available for the children.(image by Julie Clarke)
After long day of visiting all of the above mentioned tourist attractions in Perth, Western Australia, I spent some of my time to explore the Crown casino as well. It turned out into such an amazing moment during my trip to Perth. If you happen to be visiting the western part of Australia, I highly recommend going to Perth for great wildlife and history adventures.
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