12 Top Tourist Attractions in Perth, Australia

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Western Australian Museum

The old limestone building of the Western Australian Museum's Living Wall is a wonderful amusement for both adults and children, which is surprising because only children can really enjoy this place because of the educational opportunities it offers. It's full of glass cases displaying various specimens from the museum's collection.

The museum's history starts at the historic stone buildings of the city, which are located at the city's heritage precinct.

The first ever idea of the museum was conceived in 1891 when the Western Australian Museum began to be formed. The museum was officially established in 1895, but it was later renamed to the Western Australian Museum in 1907.

Aquarium of Western Australia

The Aquarium of Western Australia at Perth Zoo is a great place to get up close and personal with marine life and also learn about their natural environment. The aquarium also offers a great tour that you can sign up for that will take you through a water segment (are you starting to notice a theme here?). You can also ask for a picture with a local fish.

The Aquarium of Western Australia at Perth Zoo, Perth Zoo, Western Australia.

Queen Victoria Conservatory

If you’re seeking beautiful flowers, the Queen Victoria Conservatory is sure to please. The colorful, intricate displays are particularly amazing during the spring season and make an amazing backdrop for your engagement photos.

Queen Victoria Conservatory, Melbourne Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.

Mallick Gully Falls

Located in the tranquil suburb of Mallick Gully, this waterfall is the second highest waterfall in Australia, falling at 108 feet. You can hike to the falls, just a short walk from the road, or hire a picnic table overlooking the falls that are ideal for photos.

Mallick Gully Falls, Mallick Gully, Victoria.

Monument Mound

Also called the Aboriginal House Cultural Centre, this ancient Aboriginal shrine was created for all ages to participate in. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, you are welcome to explore and learn about the history of the tribe that used to live in the area.

Elizabeth Quay

This tourist attraction, part of the Perth Cultural Centre, is a beautiful public space for people to enjoy, shop, and relax. It is located on the Swan River. During the day, it is a great place to take a walk and enjoy the sun and surf. At night, the area is lit up to show a dramatic light show. If you have not already been here, then you should definitely visit this great place. It is an excellent place to have a picnic.

Perth Zoo

The Perth Zoo is located in the Southern Suburbs of Perth and has been since 1896. It is an excellent place to go for a day out. It is also an excellent place to visit to see the Australian wildlife. The best time to visit is between October and February.

Outside this tourist attraction, you can also see a giant tree frog. The tree frog is named Dirk and can grow to 1.5 m long. This frog is in a cage outside the Perth Zoo. You can also take a walk through the area to see the koalas and kangaroos.

Cycling and Running Tracks

Cycling and running tracks are another option that you have in the Perth Culture Centre. Both of the tracks are short, but there is a good variety of hills and short descents to give you a challenge.

Swan Valley Vineyards

Swan Valley is a region just north of Perth, known for its wine, olive oil, and cozy country and country houses. The wineries are fun and educational places to visit, and the outdoor wine tasting and food is the perfect way to end your day.

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Beenleigh Apple Farm

Located just north of Perth, Beenleigh Apple Farm is the perfect place to visit for the day or even for a few hours. If you’re into apples, this is the place to go and you will leave with many pastries and an extra-large bucket of apples.

House on the Rock

The House on The Rock is a cool piece of history. This location is used for film and television. If you have time, it’s worth the short drive to see the place where James Bond’s lair and home are located.

Rottnest Island and National Park

Traveling to the island is like traveling back in time. Tiny Rottnest Island is home to only a few people and buildings as well as birds, fish, and rabbits. The island is only accessible by boat and serves as a unique place to experience the untouched.

Bell Tower

Perth.

The Perth Bell Tower is a landmark building in the western end of Perth in Perth, Western Australia. It is located on Wellington Street, opposite St George’s Cathedral. The tower is 178 feet (54.2 m) high and was built in 1908 as one of Perth’s earliest reinforced concrete construction projects. The tower is accessible via a lift or stairs, or by way of a laddish and slippery spiral staircase that dates from the building’s construction and accesses the viewing deck (about 100 m up).

Although the observation deck is considered the “official site” of Perth, the tower’s design is more suited for tourists with a prior knowledge of the city itself, due to its exact location, with Wellington Street being restricted in both directions. Consequently, the tower can also be a somewhat inconvenient observation point for tourists, as the bells do not continuously toll. There are many other free to climb vantage points in the city for tourists to get a Bell Tower experience.

State War Memorial

Known as the “Cenotaph” in Commonwealth countries, the State War Memorial is a monument dedicated to those who have lost their lives serving in the Australian forces. It also commemorates civilian deaths and is a place of memory for all Australians and visitors.

The centrally located monument features a pool of water, which is well-known as Perth’s most photographed feature, and the Last Post and Rouse. The Last Post is to signify that all is still and quiet and the Rouse to signify the start of the ceremony.

Cenotaph

The memorial is also recognized by its two large grey granite tablets, one representing men and one women. The names of all 7,814 Australians and New Zealanders who have died in both World Wars are on the tablets.

The memorial has been recognized by the British Government and Commonwealth War Graves Commission as one of the most significant war memorials in the world.

Museum

The Perc Tucker RAAF Memorial houses a permanent display of 36 urns that depict the unique aviation achievements of Australians in both World Wars.

The Australian War Memorial is also housed at this location and one of the largest and most important collections of Australian War Memorials.

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The Grand Arcade,.

Penguin Island

Penguin Island is a non-profit wildlife rescue centre located on Cockburn Sound within the Cockburn Ranges National Park, southwest of Perth, Western Australia. The island is home to over 70 of the world’s one million king penguins and many other native animal species.

The striking building in the centre of the island is a cold-storage facility housing penguin eggs that are hatched in the 'Ursus' roof-height incubators and then reared in the enclosed nursery. The animals are fed a nutritious milk formula until they are old enough to eat solid food which is provided to them in the form of carefully provisioned fish.

Aquariums and other special exhibits are available for visitors to see the different species that you can find at the island.

The Penguin Island Foundation relies on donations and sponsors to continue its successful wildlife rescue and rehabilitation program. Volunteers are also needed to help looking after the penguin chicks that are reared on the island.

You can find more info on the Penguin Island website.

Perth Mint

Australia Not only is the Perth Mint one of the world’s largest mints, it is one of Australia’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions.

The history of the mint begins with an old British silver ingot that was found by driftwood in Swan River. The ingot was found near a pile of scrap metal that had been shipped up the river. The man who discovered the ingot believed that it was British silver, and realized that it was valuable enough to start a mint.

He consulted with the surveyor general, Harbinson, about building a mint. Harbinson proposed the site of the present building, and it was the site of the first mint in 1831.

During the gold rushes in Western Australia, the Perth Mint was the hub of finance. Aladdin’s Tower is the tallest building in the city and has wild displays of coins and precious stones. The Aladdin’s Tower at the Perth Mint holds nearly 130,000 coins. The mint produces coins for more than 50 countries.

Cottesloe Beach

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This place, a mere kilometer or so from the Perth CBD is a popular tourist attraction. The white sand is pristine, the water is blue and clear, and there are plenty of places to sunbathe and picnic. Perth is surrounded by two large saltwater lakes – Swan and Seville. Cottesloe is bordered by these two bodies of water and in the past, been known as The World’s End because of its remote location.

The beach is famous for its annual nude bathing habits. It is a popular spot for body-art model demonstrations. There are a number of restaurants and car parking available. You can shop for souvenirs and spend some time in the nearby Cottesloe library.

St. George’s Cathedral

In the heart of the Perth CBD, St. George’s Cathedral is the official parish church for the City of Perth. The current structure was completed in 1999, but its history dates back to 1868. The cathedral is known for its unique interior. The original wooden seating was removed, leaving the church with a three storey white marble central nave and interesting stained-glass windows. Other interesting features include the sacristy which is behind the main chapel, the rare Rhenish third order organ, and a number of memorials and monuments.

Rottnest Island

Get up close with seals and sea lions on Rottnest Island, the largest island in the Group barrier islands off the coast of Perth, Western Australia. Arrive by ferry from Fremantle, and marvel at the stunning views of the landscapes of the Indian Ocean, City of Perth and port. Highlights include the Marine Discovery Centre and Great Circle Island Cruise tours.

Fremantle Prison

This nineteenth century prison once housed notorious gang members and danger-prone prisoners. On display today are the many items seized from the confiscated cellars of the Fremantle Hotel where the gang members used to drink.

Fremantle Prison

This nineteenth century prison once housed notorious gang members and danger-prone prisoners. On display today are the many items seized from the confiscated cellars of the Fremantle Hotel where the gang members used to drink. Northbridge

This is the main street of Perth and is where you will find many trendy food, fashion and arts stores. You can expect to see many people here dressed up and on their way to or from a night out at one of the many clubs and bars.

Northbridge

This is the main street of Perth and is where you will find many trendy food, fashion and arts stores. You can expect to see many people here dressed up and on their way to or from a night out at one of the many clubs and bars. Western Australia Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of Western Australia and the natural life of the state. Exhibits focus on Aboriginal, natural and human history. There are demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Western Australia Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of Western Australia and the natural life of the state. Exhibits focus on Aboriginal, natural and human history. There are demonstrations and hands-on activities. The Perth Observatory

Kings Park & Botanic Garden

Designed by Robert and Frances Land at the beginning of the 20th century, the park includes two conservatories the glasshouse and the palm house.

The gardens are surrounded by very impressive, century-old buildings, a wading pool, a bird aviary and a small lake.

The park also offers a great range of different programs, especially aimed at children.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden is a large park situated right in the middle of the city. The park is a beautiful spot that is full of botanic gardens and lakes, as well as very impressive century-old buildings.

The park is an amazing place to relax and enjoy nature because of its wonderful botanic gardens and waterfalls.

The park has two main gardens, which both have beautiful features and interesting attractions. The Botanic Gardens flower shows every year and are a wonderful way to get to know plants in different climates.

The Palm House has numerous varieties of palms and other beautiful plants, and is a relaxing spot to take a break and have a snack.

The glasshouse is where a variety of plants, as well as exotic fruits and flowers are on display.

The gardens also have an aviary with birds and a lovely lake that you can sit down and spend some time relaxing in.