A short stroll from the City Centre, you’ll find 400 hectares of towering trees, stunning bushland, mirror-like lakes, grand lookouts, sculpted gardens and picnic areas. Magnificent views of the Swan River and cityscape make the parklands a popular place for photos.
Perth Cultural Centre
On a walk through Perth’s Cultural Centre in Northbridge, you will find the Art Gallery of WA, the WA Museum and the State Library. The Cultural Centre is also home to innovative arts venues Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Blue Room Theatre.
On the city’s doorstep lies this natural beauty – creating a stunning contrast against the city high-rises. You can walk or ride a circuit around the crossing at the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway. Take in breathtaking views on a Captain Cook Cruise over the tranquil waters of the Swan.
The Bell Tower at Barrack Square
The Bell Tower houses the twelve bells of the Saint Martin Fields church, the parish church of the Buckingham Palace. It is open daily from 10am. The jetties at Barrack Square are the departure point for the river, winery and Rottnest Island cruises, as well as ferries to South Perth and Perth Zoo. The vibrant riverside location features public art, cafes, restaurants and a lovely bar.
Since the gold rush of the late 1880’s, Australia’s gold has been refined by the Perth Mint and made into legal tender coins, tradable bars and superb jewellery. Located at the corner of Hay and Hill Streets in East Perth, the Perth Mint is open 9am to 4pm weekdays and 9am – 1pm on the weekends.
Entertainment, Bars & Dining
Perth City has an abundance of restaurants and cafes servicing the freshest produce at reasonable prices, with dining experiences to suit every palate and wallet.
City food halls offer a variety of cuisines including Chinese, Japanese, health food and English roasts. Many world-class restaurants are located throughout Perth, in stunning locations overlooking the city and the river. East and West Perth also offer elegant restaurants to suit all tastes. Al fresco dining is available almost everywhere and is a popular choice in the long summer months
Northbridge has by far the greatest concentration of clubs, pubs and lounge bars drawing crowds particularly on Friday and Saturday nights. Music styles including house, funk, jazz, hip-hop and the blues draw a mix of patrons to the precinct, creating an energetic night-time atmosphere.
The City’s West End
The “West End” of the City, around the King Street end of Murray Street, has grown swiftly in popularity in recent years to become the fashionable choice for post-work socializing that extends late into the night. Boutique breweries and glistening, modern bars lure thirsty city workers and shoppers. The compact area makes the West End ideal for bar-hopping. Further towards West Perth, you’ll find even more stylish venues, where upmarket champagne and cocktails feature on the menu.
A host of tucked-away bars, some underground, some in arcades and malls, some in laneways and other located within the many hotels along St Georges Terrace, provide more social options. Venues down at Barrack Square provide sublime riverside location for a balmy summer’s evening.