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The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint

Inside the historic premises opened in 1899, your guide will introduce their world-class exhibition and its mesmerising journey of gold discovery. You’ll encounter extraordinary gold nuggets, hold a large bullion bar and see some of the most famous coins and medals ever made in Australia. You’ll be greeted by their One Tonne Gold Coin, an enormous version of their admired Australian Kangaroo-series of 99.99 per cent pure gold investment coins. With an intrinsic value of more than AUD75 million, the colossal piece won the title of the ‘largest coin’ by Guinness World Records. Unique examples of Western Australia’s gold and…
Perth Heart of Gold Discovery Trail

Perth Heart of Gold Discovery Trail

The #heartofgold Discovery Trail will take you on an interactive gold adventure through Perth city with augmented reality, fun widgets, timeless photos and remarkable audio and video stories via the free Heart of Gold Australia app. Choose your starting point: the famous Golden Eagle Nugget replica in Elizabeth Quay or the historic Perth Mint, then discover Perth's golden secrets as you travel through time - from today's world-class gold mines to the early gold rushes of the 1890s - visiting 11 locations of golden significance throughout the Perth Central Business District. The 2.5 kilometre self-guided trail will excite and entertain…
Girls School Cinema

Girls School Cinema

Redefine movie night at Girls School Cinema, Perth’s grandest cinema experience returning from May 6. Girls School Cinema is located in the Old Perth Girls School building that sits at the highest point of East Perth. It’s conveniently located close to loads of cheap parking and a short drive from the Perth central business district. Inside the grand hall of this iconic historical building, you’ll find a cosy cinema that's complete with colourful beanbags, fire pits to toast marshmallows and delectable charcuterie boards from the candy bar. East Perth locals and those in the know agree that no winter is…
Swan River Walk Trail

Swan River Walk Trail

A delightful 10-kilometre loop around the Swan River that takes you past Elizabeth Quay, Barrack Street Jetty, Riverside Drive and the South Perth Foreshore. On foot or on wheels this is a great route with plenty of places for refreshments. It is a very popular loop in Perth city, allowing you to experience the beauty of the Swan River on foot or bicycle. As you cross the Causeway Bridges, you can choose to take a detour and explore Heirisson Island, see the statue of Yagan and maybe a kangaroo or two.
Queens Gardens

Queens Gardens

Queens Gardens is a stunning urban oasis right in the heart of East Perth, overlooking Optus Stadium. The site of these gardens has always been closely associated with the development of the City of Perth; initially used for recreation purposes including horse racing and later as a clay mine and brickworks. Bricks produced here are part of some of Perth’s most prominent buildings including The Perth Town Hall, Barracks Arch and the Cloisters Building. The gardens were officially opened in 1899 and named Queens Gardens for Queen Victoria in honour of her Diamond Jubilee.Main features of this glorious garden include…
PUBLIC Silo Trail

PUBLIC Silo Trail

The PUBLIC Silo Trail is an outdoor art gallery celebrating regional Western Australia. The partnership between FORM and Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) Group has transformed iconic agricultural infrastructure and utility assets across the State into sites of world-class mural art. The PUBLIC Silo Trail lays the foundations for one of the State’s most iconic tourist drives. Following the creation of Australia’s first ever silo mural as a pilot project on the CBH Group’s Avon silos in the Wheatbelt in March 2015, FORM partnered to celebrate regional Western Australia through epic murals on farming infrastructure across the State. Six murals have…
East Perth Cemeteries

East Perth Cemeteries

From the establishment of the first cemetery in 1829 to the closure of the seven cemeteries in 1899, almost all of the people who died in Perth from the wealthy and prominent to the poor or unknown were buried there. Over the years more than 90 per cent of the grave headstones and markers were lost through decay, neglect or wanton destruction. The remaining 800, however, now conserved by the National Trust offer a unique opportunity to explore Perth’s early years. The headstones tell stories of bravery, tragedy, illness and accident, of success and suffering. In the middle of the…
St Mary's Cathedral

St Mary's Cathedral

St Mary's Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Perth and seat of its Archbishop, currently Timothy Costelloe. Officially the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the cathedral is located at the peak of a hill in East Perth, at the centre of Victoria Square in Western Australia. The cathedral as it now stands was constructed in three main phases, with the first phase completed in 1865. Plans were drawn up for the replacement of the cathedral in the 1920s with a larger Perpendicular Gothic edifice. However, construction was interrupted by the…
Windan Bridge Loop, East Perth

Windan Bridge Loop, East Perth

The Windan Bridge Loop is an easy 3 kilometre bike trail located on the banks of the beautiful Swan River in the centre of Perth, Western Australia. The Top Trail takes riders past Herrison Island, the Burswood golf course, East Perth with its galleries, public art and cafes and the eastern side of the central business district. Bikes can be hired on the river foreshore near the Causeway, so if you have more energy add on the city loop to the Narrows Bridge or go upstream to Garrett Road Bridge. Featuring diverse wildlife from birds and fish to river dolphins…
Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

See internationally renowned acts, bands and orchestras and experience the finest music acoustics in the Southern Hemisphere at Perth Concert Hall, home of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). Located on St George’s Terrace, the concert hall is an architectural landmark in the heart of Perth, close to the city’s major hotels and just a 15-minute walk from Elizabeth Quay train station. It’s also on the city’s main bus routes. Discover some of the 1,731-seat venue’s secrets on a guided backstage-to-upstage tour (gold coin donation). With a rich musical heritage dating back to 1973, the hall has played host an…
Swan River Foreshore

Swan River Foreshore

Get outdoors and enjoy the Swan River Foreshore where you can go walking, cycling, and picnicking while taking in fabulous views of the river and city. On the city side of the river, a dual cycleway-walk trail takes you on a riverside jaunt between the two bridges which link the Swan River’s south and north shores - the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway. The circuit is 10 kilometres and a popular trail for locals who love to exercise. Boat cruises of the river depart regularly from Barrack Square, which is also home to the Swan Bells. This glass and copper…
Lumber Punks Axe Throwing Perth

Lumber Punks Axe Throwing Perth

Lumber Punks Perth is the third venue for Lumber Punks, having coached thousands of first time throwers across their four venues since opening in 2017. Their experienced Axe Throwing Coaches take you through a formatted session with everyone nailing bullseyes and leaving an axe viking in the making! Each session comprises of: Safety - Each session starts with a group safety and training induction. They take safety super seriously - after all, you will be throwing axes! Practice - Once inducted, you will be in a lane and throwing. In no time you’ll become comfortable with your grip, distance, rotation…
Government House

Government House

Government House is one of Perth's most magnificent properties, located right in the centre of the city. With over three hectares of beautiful gardens, you could lose yourself amongst the abundant birdlife and plant species, hidden away in the heart of the commercial district. Built in 1863 Government House is one of the key heritage places in Western Australia. The Government House Ballroom is a popular music venue featuring the best international, Australian and local artists in a regular concert series. The grounds are also used for prestigious State and community functions. The Governor hosts open days three or four…
The Deanery

The Deanery

The Deanery is an important heritage building in Perth, notable for its Victorian Tudor style architecture and convict built origins. Built in the late 1850s as a residence and office for the first Dean of Perth, Reverend G P Pownall, it is one of the few remaining houses of this period in Western Australia. The site for the Deanery was formerly the location of the old Perth Gaol. The land was later exchanged with the Crown so that The Deanery could be built close to the cathedral. It has also been claimed that the town stocks once stood in the…
Small Museums

Small Museums

Explore small museums and tour historic buildings in Perth's Historic Heart. Perth's east end is home to many small museums and historic buildings. Take time to walk the Historic Heart, from the Old Court House Law Museum to The Perth Mint and beyond, and explore the history of the city within these intriguing spaces. The Small Museum Walk is now available on their Historic Heart of Perth App - free to download from the App Store or Google Play. Please visit their website for more information.
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