PERTH - Tourist Attractions
A leisurely three hour walk will take you past many of Perth's heritage buildings and places of interest.
There is also a free Central Area Transit bus service.
The Barracks Arch is all that remains of the headquarters of the first soldier settlement.
Built in 1863.
Located at the top of St George's Terrace, in front of Parliament House.
Built as the residence and office for the first Dean of Perth in 1859. The site for the Deanery was formerly the site of the old Perth Gaol but the land was exchanged with the Crown so that The Deanery could be built close to the Cathedral.
It is now the Anglican Church offices.
Cnr St Georges Terrace and Pier Street.
Fire Station Museum
Western Australia's first fire station, opened in 1901. Extensive variety of fire fighting equipment, uniforms, videos and photographs, hands-on activities for children. A 1927 Dennis fire engine.
It is now the Fire Safety Education Centre and Museum.
Open weekdays 10am to 3pm.
Cnr Irwin and Murray Streets, Perth.
Tel. 9323 9468
The official residence of the Governor of Western Australia.
Gothic-style, built by convicts in 1859-64.
Open to the public on three or four days a year. for more info
His Majesty's Theatre
Edwardian-style, designed by William Wolfe.
Named after King Edward VII, the reigning British monarch.
Opened on Christmas Eve in 1904.
Privately owned until 1977, when it was purchased by the State Government.
Between 1978-1980 it underwent extensive refurbishment and restorations.
Open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm. Tours available.
Tel. 9265 0900 for more info
Tudor-style open-air shopping mall,
Built in the 1930s.
Clocks at each entrance chime hourly, accompanied by mechanical jousting knights.
London Court is open 7 days a week.
With shops selling fashion, jewellery, souvenirs, as well as cafes.
Some stores operate with limited trading hours.
Old Court House
One of Perth's oldest buildings, built in 1836.
The Old Court House stands adjacent to the present Supreme Court, and is now used as the Francis Burt Law Education Centre.
Perth Concert Hall
Opened in January 1973.
Located at 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
Tel 9231 9900. for more info
Red Bull Air Race and Festival
On 17-18 April 2010 the Red Bull Air Race World Series will return to the Swan River, Perth for the Australian leg of the 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
New York City will host the sixth Red Bull Air Race World Championship which will also land in nine cities including Abu Dhabi, UAE, Perth, Australia and Lisbon, Portugal.
St George's Cathedral
Gothic-style Anglican Cathedral.
The foundation stone was laid in 1880.
Open weekdays from 7.30am-5pm.
38 St George Terrace, Perth
St Marys Cathedral
Gothic-style Catholic Cathedral.
The foundation stone of this third Catholic Cathedral was laid on April 25, 1926.
It is situated at the highest point in central Perth.
Victoria Square, Perth.
Tel. 9223 1350
Swan Bells Tower
Situated on the foreshore at Barrack Square, Perth.
The tower is open daily from 10am-6pm.
Originally built in 1858 as the first boy's secondary school in the State.
It is now part of the modern office complex behind.
Situated in St George's Terrace, opposite Mill Street.
Built between 1867-1870 using convict labour.
Situated at the corner of Hay and Barrack Streets.