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"Explore the City" City Centre Tip by xuessium

City Centre, Perth: 80 reviews and 122 photos

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The City itself is not very big (in my opinion, compared to Melbourne or Sydney) and really doesn't have a lot of sights to amuse you.

I did a walk along St.George's Terrace, took a stroll through the CBD with its skycrappers (and metal kangaroos hopping along the road) and I recalled the Cape Lilac Trees were in full bloom then at Stirling Gardens (lovely). Lots of lovely colonial buildings to be seen along the route for lovers of architecture.

You could then turn southwards along Barrack Street where you could walk past or enjoy some quiet time in the Supreme Court Gardens before you hit the Swan Bell Tower. [The Swan Bell Tower is featured as a separate tip] Walk to the water edge and you will find lovely parks and pathways along the beautiful Swan River. Come here for lovely sunset shots.

Retrace your steps as I did and walked northwards from Barrack Street, and don't forget to take a picture with a bronze statue of Captain James Stirling, the man who founded Perth in 1829, just before you hit Hay Street and Murray Street Malls. Continue walking on and you will walk past both Perth Train Station and the main bus terminal before ending up at the Northbridge area with its labyrinth of ethnic grocery stores, budget hotels, restaurants & pubs. Quite a colourful place.

Address: City of Perth

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 15, 2006
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