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Perth
WA overview

Introduction

1. Tourist Attractions

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.

Barracks Arch

Barracks Arch

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.

The Deanery

The Deanery

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

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.
Admission free.
Cnr Irwin and Murray Streets, Perth.
Tel. 9323 9468

Government House

Government House

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

His Majestys 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

London Court
London Court

Tudor-style open-air shopping mall,
in the heart of Perth.

Built in the 1930s.

inside London Court

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.

      for more info

Old Court House

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.

      for more info

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

Opened in January 1973.

Located at 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Parking available.

Tel 9231 9900.       for more info

Red Bull Air Race and Festival

Red Bull Pylons

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.

      for more info

St George's Cathedral

St George Cathedral
Gothic-style Anglican Cathedral.
The foundation stone was laid in 1880.

Open weekdays from 7.30am-5pm.
Cathedral shop open weekdays 10am-3pm.

38 St George Terrace, Perth
Tel. 9325 5766       for more info

St Marys Cathedral

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

Swan Bells Tower
One of the largest musical instruments on Earth. The Swan Bells include the twelve bells of St Martin-in-the-Fields The Swan Bells were presented to the University of Western Australia, the City of Perth and to the people of Western Australia to commemorate Australia's bicentenary in 1988.

Situated on the foreshore at Barrack Square, Perth.

The tower is open daily from 10am-6pm.
(Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Admission fee.
Tel. 92188183       for more info

The Cloisters

The Cloisters

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.

Tower of Town Hall

Town Hall

Built between 1867-1870 using convict labour.

Situated at the corner of Hay and Barrack Streets.



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