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Fremantle Prison

Being the largest convict built prison this is Western Australia’s World Heritage Building which has been used for the last 140 years as a place for incarnation. With 5m high walls this is one of the dominating places of Fremantle. The tour consists of visit to kitchen, men’s cells, and solitary confinement cells. One can visit the women prison and take the underground boat ride through the tunnels. Once entering the gate house one can visit Prison gallery, gift shops and the Convict Cafe which is absolutely free. The first convicts were made to build the same including others as time passes by. Stretching from 1855 to 1991, over 3, 50,000 have been incarcerated here. This is one of the prominent sightseeing spots of the city and a must visit for all who wants to explore the historical places of the city.

Location: 1, The Terrace, Fremantle, Perth

Timings: 9am to 5pm 
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Cottesloe Beach

Pretty as a picture, the Cottesloe Beach is the perfect place to enjoy various water sports like surfing, snorkelling, and swimming in the crystal clear waters. It is a perfect relaxing space where one can enjoy long hours hearing the gushing waters and the scenic beauty beyond with family and friends over a refreshing drink.

The place can be easily reached by taking a ride with the Transperth busses or take a train ride and then hop off to enjoy a 600 m walk to the lovely Cottesloe Beach. The white sandy beaches and the lovely beachside food is the best way to get entertained as well as spend quality time with the near and dear ones. A lazy afternoon with good is what is promised by the beachside. 
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Hillary's Boat Harbour

Hillary's Boat Harbour is one of the best recreational places to visit in Perth. The harbour was opened in 1988 and since then it has been providing matchless experience to both the tourists and locals alike. A perfect getaway for families, the Harbour has some of the best attractions to spend a day full of adventure.

Highlights: The Hillary’s Boat Harbour is home to the famous AQWA – the largest aquarium in Australia – which takes you to the incredible journey of discovering the varied marine life of Western Australia’s coastal areas. Other major attractions are The Great Escape – a leisure park and Sorrento Quay Boardwalk – a retail hub for shopping enthusiasts. You can also visit the Rottenest Island from the Harbour.

Location: The Hillary’s Boat Harbour is located on the north of Perth, in Hillary, a coastal suburb of the city. It is 25 minutes drive away from Perth CBD. 
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Aviation Heritage Museum

The Aviation Heritage Museum of Perth offers you a one of its kind experience. The museum includes the display of civilian and military aviations, with thirty aircrafts and a number of other artefacts. The museum was opened to the public in 1983, but it has a rich history that goes back to the year 1929, when the RAAF association was found.



Highlights: You can book a special Lancaster tour, which gives you the actual experience of what it is to sit inside the Lancaster Bomber, a unit that was acquired by the museum in 1962, and which served in World War II. There are other guided tours that are available on request.

Location: The museum is located in Bull Creek.

Timing: 10.00am to 4.00pm every day.

Price: Entry fee is $10 for adults over 16 years and $5 for children. The price for Inside Lancaster Tour is $100 per person.

Location: The museum is located in Bull Creek.

Timing: 10.00am to 4.00pm every day. 
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Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

The Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is the best place to enjoy pristine islands, ship wrecks, coral reefs and not to forget exciting sports like snorkelling, diving and marine life watching. At the beautiful Penguin Island one can come close to the beautiful penguins and sea gulls and then feed them and play with them. Various other kinds of fish species can also be viewed from here. The bottlenose dolphins are a sight to watch and with abundant availability this is truly the best. One should also not miss the exotic sea lions of Australia available majorly at the seal Island. Saxon Ranger which is actually a 400 tonne fishing vessel which was used earlier is now based here. The marine park is well accessible from Rockingham which is based on the southern part of Perith. For the entire water sports lover it must be known that necessary permits should be taken for diving here.

Location: 135 Arcadia Drive , Rockingham, Perth 
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Scarborough Beach

The long stretch of white sand and the impressive surf breaks makes it an ideal spot for the teen and surfers, swimmers and even the body boarders. Wind surfing and kite surfing are also popular games being played here especially when the afternoon sea breeze flows. The nightlife here is equally interesting with a lot of cafes and restaurants being based here. One can also pack a picnic and enjoy family time on the stretched grasslands located closeby.

Beach cricket is also played here especially in organised events in this location. There are also facilities to be accommodated in any of the nearby hotels so that people can stay here and enjoy a lovely summer holiday. The Scarborough Beach is located in the north western side of Perth and takes about a decent 20 minutes drive from the city centre to reach here. Regular buses are also available to reach the spot. 
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The Pinnacles

The Pinnacles are one of the wonders of Mother Nature. Thousands of these spires like limestone formations are scattered all over the desert area in Nambung National Park. Millions of year old, these intriguing structures are one of the most fascinating places of attraction in Western Australia. Some of them are more than three and a half meter high.

Highlight: The view of the landscape is magnificent during the sunset. There are some secluded and pristine beaches in the park where you can enjoy swimming and snorkelling. A number of idyllic beaches can be found in the beautiful coastal town of Cervantes. Visit the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre, located in the park, from where you can learn more about the formation of these natural sculptures and the habitant wildlife.

Location: The Pinnacles are found in Nambung National Park, which is located roughly two hundred kilometres from Perth. 
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Art Gallery of western Australia

At a distance of easy walking distance from the Perth train station, where the Perth Cultural Centre is located which houses the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The gallery was founded in 1895 and it consists of heritage buildings. The gallery consist of some of the best creations of Australian artists, the prestigious State Art collection, and eminent collection of western Australian art and also some International design and art. Design, craft, painting, culture all are present in this collection having altogether about 17,000 collections. In a nutshell, one has a peek into the cultural heritage of the country and enjoy its artistic strength. The gallery remains closed on every Tuesday. One can also take a bus ride to the museum. The blue CAT buses give the nearest drop off and pick up from the museum. There are no entry fees for the museum but one can voluntarily donate.

Location: Perth Cultural Centre, Perth

Timings: 10am to 5 pm 

What You Should Know More About Perth

  • About The Destination

    Holy Mate! Talking about one of the only city in the world that makes the southern ocean and the Indian Ocean meet – the place where you see the stark color difference between sea green seas blue right at the edge of the shore; this elite city is called Perth. Why elite, you may ask. Well, this Australian city has it all – the young, the retired, the old and the classic. Historic monuments and museums of the kind that tourists wont get bored of. Crime rates are next to non-existent as the city is inherently calm and beautiful. The heart of the city, Perth’s central location is surrounded by the Swan River on the south and the east. The beautiful, largely expansive King’s Park is situated on the western end of the city while the Railway Reserve forms the northern border. Perth’s Railway Reserve is a state and federal-funded project that utilizes a chuck of the city’s section as railway line which serves as a link between Northbridge and the CBD. When this bridge was established – it was the first time in the history of 100 years that a link was established between these two locations. One of the primary attractions about Perth is its climate. The city receives a moderate temperature all throughout the year – with seasonal rainfall coming in during the middle of the year and summers being insufferably warm and dry. The February is perhaps one of the hottest month of the year for Perth. Winters are relatively cool and wet making up for all the hotness that existed throughout the year. Another heart-winning aspect about Perth is its culture. The Perth culture is filled with colors, vibrancy and magic. Art is greatly appreciated in this city and there are numerous centres in and around Perth that fulfill the purpose of encouraging, promoting and preserving art. Tourism in Perth is a new thing as the former is still an undiscovered paradise. Not many realize the true beauty that is remaining hidden in Perth. However, at the same time, the city doesn’t lack anything in terms of its beauty either. There are numerous high-end resorts, restaurants and hotels that are well and good and take proper care of the guests. The city is quite connected as well thereby eliminating the issue that may arise due to transportation.

  • Travel Advice

    • Take proper care of your health: When you visit a new holiday destination, you are probably entering a certain geographical location that your body is naturally not accustomed to. A sudden change in the type of food and water you consume as well as the air you breathe enables your body to take a little longer to adjust to the fluctuations. It is natural for one to fall ill in these circumstances. However, a little care taken by you will help prevent this consequence.

    • Mosquitoes can be a real menace: Majority of Perth’s portion is quite developed. However, there are certain areas that are still quite rural by nature. Mosquitoes can become a part of this environment and quite frankly, they breed in city areas as well. They carry diseases such as encephalitis and Ross River fever that can leave you lacking energy. Make use of appropriate insect repellent and make sure your body is properly covered.

    • Avoid dangerous situations: Australia sure is considered to be one of those safe countries in the whole of world. However, it is better advisable to remain safe than feel sorry later. Make sure you remain well aware of all that takes place around you.

    • Conduct proper research: Before you enter a certain place, you have to ensure that you conduct your share of research regarding the resort, hotel or home-stay you are going to be staying at, the guide you may hire, the basic necessities and other information. Make sure you know it all.

    • Drinking laws: The sale and consumption of alcohol is most primary controlled by the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 in Perth. The aim is to minimize the harm caused by intoxication. Therefore, obtaining alcohol won’t be a problem for you, however make sure you take proper care of it.

  • What you will like in Perth

    • The mind-boggling view of Kings Parkhttps://www.thrillophilia.com/best-things-to-do-and-activities-in-cairns : Wander through one of the biggest parks in the world – the Kings Park of Perth. The gorgeous view of the Swan and Canning river will leave you mesmerized for the rest of your life. Admire the manicured gardens and sit by the beautiful cafes around the location.

    • Go café hopping: The Hay Street and the Wolf Lane street of Perth are lined with a collection of eclectic cafes, bars and boutiques that you can visit to have a nice, chilled out time. Relish in the vintage time and the memories created will be unforgettable.

    • Discover the historic importance of the Seaside Port of Fremantle: The Seaside Port of Fremantle is located approximately thirty minutes away from the central location of Perth. The harbors represents an extremely unique character that is definitely worth an experience. There is much history lying in the place and you only need to discover.

  • Thing to do in Perth

    • Surf at Perth’s best beaches: Perth is well known for its clean, beautiful beaches. Stop in at Scarborough and enjoy water sports activities such as surfing, boating or just simply lazying around at Perth. This place is a great location for a family picnic as well. Make sure you visit most of the Perth’s beaches while you’re at it.

    • Adventure activities: There are a number of adventure activities that you can indulge in while you’re in Perth. For instance, loop 36- degrees in the air above the aerobatic Indian ocean and have the great time of your life while you’re at it.

    • Ferry ride to Rottnest Island: Hop on a ferry and go on a adventure ride to the Rottnest Island. This beautiful destination is located approximately 19kms away from Perth and will surely make a nice getaway for you and your loved one.


    Government website: Western Australia Tourism

    Others: Perth, Australia

    Books on Perth:  About Perth, History of Perth.


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