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Monday, 30 November 2020

10 Attractions to Visit in Perth, Australia

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After the last year of restrictions, lockdowns and isolation many of us have missed out on lots of things and it has really made us appreciate the things we have had to miss out on, one of those being travel. Many of us have been left with complete wanderlust and a desire to travel and I know for many it will be at the very top of their list to do as soon as they can. 


One place I have always wanted to visit is Australia. It looks like such a stunning place with so much to see, do and explore! One place in Australia that is supposed to be a great spot to visit is Perth and if you are planning to travel to Perth once restrictions are lifted and we have the all clear, then check out the amazing flight deals offered by Cathay Pacific by clicking on this link! 


Whether its nature parks, museums, historical monuments, art galleries or the beaches you love, you can fly into Perth to experience it all. Starting from the Kings Park which is full of bushlands and panoramic views to the stunning beaches.


If you are planning on visiting then here is a list of attractions to add into your Perth itinerary. 


  1. Kings Park and Botanic Gardens  


No trip to Perth is complete if you skip the Kings Park and Botanic Gardens. Two thirds of bushland and grassed parkland is the perfect destination for a morning or an evening stroll. It contains about 3000 species of plants and it is the perfect bird-watching spot since the park provides a home to 70 species of birds. The park also features ponds, play areas for children as well as a range of walking trails that let you witness panoramic views during and at the end of the hike. 


  1. Swan River  


Swan River is a river which is in the southwestern part of Western Australia. So, if you want to be more adventurous such as going on a hike, biking, sailing, windsurfing, swimming etc then Swan River is the perfect setting. Sun lovers can choose Swan River for outdoor fun as well as ending the day with the most incredible sunset since this is a great place to catch a glimpse of the sunset in Perth. Local fresh food is also available at highly acclaimed restaurants/cafes nearby the Swan River so you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options. 

 

  1. St. Mary’s Cathedral  


St. Mary’s Cathedral is a grand neo-Gothic church located at the centre of Victoria Square in Perth. It is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Perth and the first constructions were done in 1865 but the completion was in three phases from the 1920s until 2009. This makes it Australia's longest construction project which was completed after 80 years since the expansions began. 


  1. Aviation Heritage Museum 


If you are interested in aircraft and aviation history then this is the best opportunity to live your dreams in Perth! The Aviation Heritage Museum, which is located Bull Creek, contains more than 30 air craft as well as thousands of artefacts related to aviation. There is even the chance to see military aircraft and engines within this museum. The evolution from two-winged planes to present-day jets is reflected in the museum perfectly and also, if you want a sky fly experience you can book a personal tour of a Lancaster bomber or a Dakota C – 47 and spitfire Mark. 

 

  1. Hillarys Boat Harbor  


Hillarys Boat Harbor is a marina and it is the main aquarium of Western Australia. You can observe more than 200 species of marine animals like dolphins, sharks, manta rays, and stingrays in here. Other attractions you can see are different types of boats, cruises and helicopter flights. There are biking paths, walkways and restaurants that serve delicious foods making it a fun family day out. Hillarys Boat Harbor is open daily from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM. 


  1. Art Gallery of Western Australia  


Art Gallery of Western Australia displays a collection of both international and Australian art that dates back far as 1829 and is located near the Museum of Western Australia. You can also see an extensive collection of contemporary indigenous art here in the form of the exhibition 'AGWA Contemporary' displaying art from the 1970s to present. There is also an art gallery named ‘AGWA Historical’ that shows the works by eminent artists such as Hans Heyse and Frederick McCubbin. With so many great exhibitions and artists there is something for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.  


  1. The Bell Tower  


The Bell Tower, which is also known as the Swan Bell Tower is one of the world’s largest musical instruments looking like an alien spaceship or rocket! While you are here you can have time to enjoy 360-degree views of the city and Swan River from the observation deck on the 6th floor of the tower. There are 18 bells in this bell tower and it stands up to a height of 82 meters. A suggestion would be to visit at night when it is illuminated with colourful lights. Entry tickets provide an opportunity for visitors to learn about the ancient art of bell ringing, as well as the history of the bells.  


  1. Perth Zoo 


Are you an animal lover? If you answered yes then a visit the Perth zoo is a definite must see/do during your trip. During your visit you can spend the day with kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats as well as Tasmanian devils and many more animals too. Perth zoo is one of the must-visit attractions for international visitors to experience different Ecosystems; orangutans, Komodo dragons, Asian elephants in the Asian Rainforest, and also other African Savannah and Australian Walkabout. The Perth Zoo was opened in 189 and it houses 1258 animals of 164 species and a variety of flora. Perth Zoo also provides habitats for little penguins, bridled terns, black swans and many other birds too. 

 

  1. SciTech  


SciTech is a permanent, interactive company operating science museum in Perth. So, if you are fascinated by science then this is the place you should be! The SciTech Science Centre introduces interactive exhibitions to educate visitors on science, maths, technology, planetarium, engineering and puppets. However all of the exhibitions are specially designed for children aged up to 12 years. There is one exhibition for adults named the 'SciTech After Dark' though so adults can still enjoy a visit too. Large exhibitions are rotated every six months and some of the most exciting ones are Habitat Earth, Lightbulb Moments and Beyond Earth. If you are visiting SciTech with kids make sure to experience the ‘Beyond Earth’ show which will allow your kids to wander in space and touch the rings of Saturn.  

 

  1. Beaches 


Of course I couldn't go without mentioning Australia without mentioning the beautifully pituresque beaches it has to offer. If you are heading to Perth looking for sun, sea then you will be spoilt for choice by the range of beaches. As Australia falls under warm temperature, different climatic changes are seen throughout the year, meaning the beach culture is far more extravagant. Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach or City Beach are some of the best beaches in Perth. All these beaches are less than 30 minutes away from Perth and are suitable for even families with small kids.  



So there you have it, 10 amazing attractions to visit if you ever get the chance to travel to Perth, Australia. 


Is Perth or Australia in general somewhere you would or have visited in the past? Which of these attractions do you think you would love to visit if you got the chance? Let me know in the comments below. 


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