Perth : Western Australia Attractions & Places of Interest
Perth, Western Australia.....the "City of Lights"
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is home to the State's Art Collection and includes excellent examples of international art, a fine collection of indigenous art and the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art. The Art Gallery Shop stocks an exclusive range of books, prints, ceramics, jewellery and cards with an emphasis on Western Australian products.
The Perth Mint
Get your hands on over $200,000 worth of gold! See the world's largest gold bar collection, watch a live gold pouring performance and engrave your own personal medallion. Shop for unique quality souvenirs.
Opened in 1937 and reminiscent of the Elizabethan architecture of England. This Tudor style arcade is a great attraction for photography buffs and tourists. Shops displaying souvenirs, gifts, clothing and jewellery line either side of the court.
Explore 12,000 kms of Western Australia's coastline in just one day. AQWA takes you on an underwater journey to discover the incredible marine life of our state.
Housing the twelve bells of Saint Martin in the field church, the parish church of Buckingham Palace. Offers displays of the history of bells and bell ringing. Provides excellent views of the Perth city skyline and the Swan River.
The Army Museum of WA is located in the historic grounds and buildings of the Artillery Barracks (c1910). The extensive public collection depicts army service in WA from the Swan River settlement to present peace keeping operations.
The Arts Centre and Museum are both housed in the Neo Gothic building using separate entrances. The museum depicts the early social history and heritage of Fremantle. It was the colony's first lunatic asylum, built by the convicts in the 1860's. Exhibitions change periodically. Also concerts held outdoors at certain times.
Rottnest Island hosts beautiful beaches and secluded coves, interesting architecture dating back to the early 1800's. In 1838 the island became a prison settlement mainly for Aboriginal people. It wasnt until 1917 that Rottnest became a holiday destination. Quokkas, a small inquisitive marsupial, inhabit the island and make tourists feel welcome!
Over 1800 animals from 200 species exhibited in spacious exhibits that closely represent the natural habitat of the animals. The Australian walkabout includes a sensational Penguin Plunge , a fresh and salt water crocodile exhibit, rainforest retreat and the walk through Australian bushwalk. Take a walk through the African Savannah or delve deep into Asian Rainforest.
Perth's Attractions, Places To See and Things To Do is a quite extensive list. For more information see What's On in Perth and Fremantle and Surrounds web site which is on-line version tourist's guide to the What's On range of products. What's On in Perth, Fremantle and Surrounds is Perth and Fremantle's only free weekly tourist booklet. Places To See or Things To Do sections.