CBD, the best area to stay in Perth
Perth is by no means a big city and certainly the CBD is very easy to get around on foot, which means you can pretty much cut out any expensive journeys.
Possibly one of the best ways to start your journey of the CBD is by heading straight to Kings Park as it has fabulous views overlooking the city and from here you can understand where most attractions are including the Swan River and its surroundings. Kings Park itself is a large park, which is great for a picnic or a romantic glass of wine and also hosts the striking War Memorial and Flame of Remembrance, which commemorates those who dies in the previous World Wars. For some more history head to Barracks Archway, which is one of the city’s most impressive and significant landmarks and is a memorial that is dedicated to the earliest settlers in 1866.
The Perth Mint is an award-winning tourist attraction, which is one of the oldest mints in the world and even today still makes coins and gold and you can see this as it happens. You can also buy as well as sell gold, jewellery among other souvenirs and there are hourly gold pouring demonstrations, which you can have a go at. The Perth Bell Tower offers extreme beauty in the sight of a towering glass spire and is found down by the Swan River.
It was given as a present from London to the people of Perth and is one of the most iconic and unique sites in Perth, which is mainly used for weddings, dinners, birthday parties and other functions but there is also an observation deck that is open to the public. Perth Cultural Centre is home to the Western Australian Museum, Art Gallery of Western Australia and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. The museum holds a magnificent collection of social and natural history from the region as well as elsewhere in the country with various topics on birds, marine wildlife, minerals and the Megamouth Shark is well worth a visit.
The Perth Institute has exhibitions from contemporary local and international artists and the Art Gallery has various spaces on Indigenous art and design as well as some of the most popular and famous pieces of work that have been produced by Australian artists. For entertainment values, check out the Burswood Entertainment Complex, which is home to a casino as well as a theatre and has a 20,000 capacity arena that is regularly used for concerts and sport tournaments.
There are also a good number of restaurants, bars and clubs in the complex and is a popular night time spot. For shopping, the best places are King Street, which has many upmarket shops like Gucci and Louis Vuitton but if you want cheaper stores then it’s best to head to Murray Street mall, which is the main shopping area of the city.
Murray Street is also the best area to go to for restaurants and drinks due to the amount of places that you can select from. Here you will find Asian, European, American and many other cuisines as well as decent sport and music venues for drinking at. There are plenty of accommodation options in the centre but for the views, either check out Adelaide Terrace or Mounts Bay Rd.