My favourite point of interests in Perth, Australia
- My favourite point of interests in Perth, Australia
- Swan Bells
- Kings Park and Botanical Gardens
- Fraser Avenue Lookout
- Fremantle Beach
- Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Perth Mint
- State Library of Western Australia
- Stirling Garden
- Heirisson Island
- Matilda Bay
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Swan BellsSwan Bells is one of Perth’s iconic landmarks located in the heart of Barrack Square along the Swan River. Entry ticket is a bit pricey but the ringing of huge bells, locking a love lock and fantastic view from viewing area may encourage you to buy the ticket for a well-deserved entry. It is the world’s only bell tower built to allow close-up viewing of bell ringers in action. The tower combines history with modern architecture and offers panoramic views of the city and Swan River. You can also participate in an interactive demonstration. The park around Elizabeth Quay on your way to the Bell Tower is also an attraction on its own. Make sure you visit this place for a leisurely stroll along Swan River!
Kings Park and Botanical GardensKings Park is a very large, wonderful array of natural bushland, manicured lawn areas, brilliant botanical gardens and much, much more. The bird life is fantastic and the native plants a joy to see. On top of the hill, there is a great view overlooking Perth. It is a beautiful park with the memorial on one side and the Botanical gardens on the other. From what I’ve seen it was clean, well maintained, beautiful and reminds me of Aussie bushland that you see when you drive further out of town. It looked like there were plenty of sculptures around which you could use to map a route around the gardens. There is also a gift shop which sells lovely pieces by local artists, and a cafe with good food and coffee. Get a book or just stroll around this superb park for a picnic or exercise. You would probably need at least half a day to walk around. Just don’t forget to wear good walking shoes.
Fraser Avenue LookoutFraser Avenue Lookout is on the edge of King’s Park which is set high on a hill overlooking the Perth city centre and the Swan River that flows alongside the city. You can visit Fraser avenue lookout before or after the Kings Park as they are in the same area. I recommend going there for sunset especially if there is a little bit of cloud. Lots of photo opportunities and there are some excellent restaurants on the hill as well.
Fremantle BeachThere are several beaches in Fremantle. Such as Bathers Beach in Fremantle, Port Beach, River Beach and Leighton Beach in North Fremantle, and South Fremantle beach. I enjoyed the Soth Beach while I was there. Its such a dreamy little beach and so clean! It’s heaven. Lovely white, soft sands and crystal clear sea water that was nice and cool and refreshing. The beach was deserted until about 5 pm when families seemed to be coming down after school and work. With the free CAT bus service from Fremantle station to just across the road from the south beach, it’s so easy to get to. The buses run pretty regularly too so it’s not something you need to stress over. Also, If you are a fan of Rock and roll music or AC/DC fan, you should visit the statue of the legendary lead singer Bon Scott in Fremantle Beach. It’s an amazing and stunning place right in front of the Fremantle harbour. There are some nice and good restaurants in the area. Beautiful beaches to spend some hours, a must visit in Perth.
Art Gallery of Western AustraliaThe Art Gallery of Western Australia has several floors which exhibit different collection from historical, classic, contemporary to modern art. Entrance is free except for the special exhibits. Watch out for the early closing hours though. I found something I didn’t expect to like in here. There’s a great ambience and the collections are very good. The aboriginal art is well represented and there are plenty of controversial pieces to make you think. Well worth a visit. I highly recommend this place for an artist, art lover, tourist and anyone interested in seeing an art gallery in the heart of Perth.
Perth MintPerth Mint is the perfect place to visit if you have any interest in the history of gold. You also have the opportunity to see the largest gold coin in the world – weighing 1 ton and worth nearly $60 million today! It is the most valuable gold coin in the world which rotates on a solid plinth. You also have the chance to see several “gold nuggets”, carry 15kg real gold bar and watch the demonstration on how to make the gold bars. The mint also houses the second largest gold nugget (25 Kg) currently in existence. The “Gold Pour” is very entertaining; from a safe distance, you watch a guy pour 99.99% molten gold from the furnace to form a 6Kg gold bar. Worth a visit when in Perth!
State Library of Western AustraliaA well designed, open library which provides the public with everything they need in a library. it contains a cafeteria, bookshop, internet access, wireless access, work locations, meeting rooms, child play area, and, of course, lots of books, records and resources. The open design with plenty of light makes it easy to move around. This library is an excellent space to drop in for refreshment, a quiet place to read and or to meet a friend in a less than hurried space.
Stirling GardenStirling garden is located at the back of the Supreme Court, on the corner of St George’s Terrace and Barrack Street. It is a fairly small garden but a nice chill place to unwind. Nicely maintained by City of Perth plenty of shade from trees, grassy areas to stretch out on, a good place to have morning tea or lunch away from the weekday crowds – even quieter on weekends. Perth is full of well maintained lovely public parks and I also recommend Hyde Park and Queens Park.
Matilda Bay is surrounded by water, beautiful trees, and a perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon with a book on the grass. The view of the city from here is beautiful and with the sunset even better. It is a natural bay on the Swan River adjacent the Crawley suburb and below Kings Park, you can also picnic, and watch yachts sailing on the water. A short walk from the reserve you’ll pass historic buildings, the University of Western Australia and the iconic Blue Boatshed. There are lots of wildlife to be seen from birds, fish, crabs and an occasional dolphin. Just a great spot to relax with the harbour view and the park.
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