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Sightseeing in Perth - what to see. Complete travel guide

Perth sunrise lightning Perth is the capital of Western Australia and one of the largest cities on the continent. The founder of the modern city is James Stirling - a British lieutenant who arrived here in 1829 and founded a small settlement on the site of the present metropolis. An event that has radically changed the history of the young city occurred at the end of the 19th century. Gold deposits were discovered in the vicinity of the settlement. Since that moment, the influx of immigrants has increased tens of times; the settlement had grown rapidly while improving the economic and industrial infrastructure.
The main historical symbol of Perth is the Swan Bells (Bell Tower Perth). It serves as a starting point for most sightseeing tours. It is a high bell tower constructed of metal and glass, at … Open
It is hard to imagine, but the population of the town grew sixfold during the first ten years after the discovery of the mines. Representatives of large mining companies from all over the world rushed here to start building of beautiful high-rise buildings. Over the past hundred years, Perth's mining industry has reached incredible heights. It is one of the world's largest nickel and gold extraction centers and the second most important diamond mining center on the planet.
Despite the important industrial status of the present city, it is interesting not only from a business point of view. Perth is famous for its unique nature - in the immediate vicinity of the city, there are unique park areas full of centuries-old "curry" trees. A local landmark of world significance is the Nambung National Park whose territory is covered with the unique Pinnacles Petrified Forrest. Scientists have been trying to unravel the secret of its origin for many decades, but the Perth's petrified forest remains one of the main mysteries of the planet. Copyright
Visiting entertainment complexes of Perth is no less exciting than exploring its amazing sights. Your ideal vacation program should include a visit to AQWA aquarium, which is the largest in … Open
As for classical city sights, among them are beautiful colonial mansions and stylish modern skyscrapers, interesting museums and modern cultural centers hosting interesting events every month. Perth is also known as a beach tourism destination. Local beaches are incredibly beautiful and quiet, perfectly suitable for a family holiday. These places also no less attractive for fans of scuba diving: near the coast, there are lots of beautiful coral reefs and other interesting underwater attractions.
Perth Sunrise Over the past hundred years, Perth has evolved from a small town with a population of fewer than 10,000 people to a stylish metropolis. At the same time, it has retained its status of one of the most isolated cities in the world, which allows it to fully preserve the charm of the past, rich cultural traditions and a unique way of life. The unique nature, fabulously beautiful wild beaches and hospitable locals are the main distinguishing features of present-day Perth.
Many travelers know Perth primarily as a popular beach resort. Being very comfortable and picturesque, local beaches are perfect for admiring the sunset, so you can meet tourists on the … Open
Perth is rich in numerous restaurants and bistros that offer food of different cuisines in the world. Northbridge district is particularly rich in dining venues, so this is where foodies should go first of all. There are both super expensive luxurious dining venues and modest restaurants for visitors on a budget. Live never stops in this part of the city. Northbridge is equally active in the daytime and at night as besides restaurants there are many popular nightclubs, pubs, and bars.
Perth Gourmets interested in typical food of the national cuisine should definitely not forget to try grilled steaks. Seafood is also widely present in the national cuisine. There are many dishes with freshwater oysters, and food with shark meat remains a quite expensive local delicacy. Local restaurants are also famous for lobsters that they cook in accordance with signature recipes.
Perth's luxury hotels are ready to offer their guests a full range of services for comfortable work and leisure. Pan Pacific Perth Hotel is popular among tourists demanding a stay at the … Open
Fans of alcoholic beverages are welcome to participate in special win tours in Perth. In the valley of the Swan River, there are historical wineries that produce famous Australian wine. During such excursions, attendees can explore beautiful vineyards and visit old wine cellars that are used to store wine. The degustation of different varieties of the drink is, naturally, an essential part of such excursions. All wineries have their own shops where they sell all the drinks they produce.
Perth City Not far from Perth, there is the port city of Fremantle. It was founded by Italian immigrants in the middle of the previous century. Nowadays, this city has become the main center of Italian cuisine in Australia. It is a great place to try different types of pasta and lasagna, and enjoy gorgeous Italian desserts. Guests of Perth also enjoy exploring the local market, Fremantle Markets, that is open in a beautiful building that dates back to the end of the 19th century. Inside the building, visitors will find more than 150 stalls. Fremantle Market is a great place to shop for popular national products and interesting souvenirs made by local craftsmen.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Perth
♥   Shopping area ' Hay Street' Perth, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Murray Street' Perth, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Perth
♥   National Park 'Scott' , 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Park 'King' , 3.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Park 'Zamia Creek' , 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Jane' , 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Gloucester' , 5.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Perth and around
♥   Art museum 'Art Gallery of Western Australia' Perth, 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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AQWA Aquarium is a true historic landmark of Perth; an amazing story is related to its opening. The founder of the center is one of the richest men in Australia, Morris Kahn, who in 1970 opened some of the largest amusement parks in the country. His son loved snorkeling and during one of the dives damaged his eardrums, so further scuba diving was out of the question. To console his son, Morris Kahn decided to build for him the best aquarium in the continent, which travelers from around the world are eager to see these days. … Read further
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