Most Visited Attractions in Perth

Perth attractions

Kings Park ©kenhodge13/Flickr

As the biggest city on Australia’s west coast, Perth receives thousand of tourists each year. Whether they have Perth as their final destination or they are passing by, most of the tourists in Western Australia will spend at least a few hours in Perth. Which is great, as Perth is a thriving city with numerous attraction and a prolific cultural life.

Anyway, in case you only happen to have a day or less to spend in Perth, it would be useful to know which attractions are the most worthy of your attention. Especially for this occasion, we have complied a short list:

Aquarium of Western Australia

Best known as AQWA, this attraction is a must for anyone visiting Perth. The aquarium is themed around the underwater flora and fauna on Australia’s west coast. Wannabe oceanographers will be amazed by the diversity of species the aquarium hosts. But they will not be the only ones to enjoy their experience at AQWA: with lots of entertaining exhibits and an impressive underwater tunnel, the aquarium will enchant kids and adults alike.

Kings Park

Allegedly the biggest city park in the world, Kings Park could as well be considered a natural reserve. This huge park and recreational area is situated at the outskirts of Perth, in the west. The park offers numerous possibilities for outdoor sports, from walking to cycling, as well as a change to admire the native fauna and flora of Perth.

Perth attractions

Kings Park ©kenhodge13/Flickr

London Court

There are numerous sights around Central Perth that are worth a closer look, but few are as famous as London Court. This iconic Perth attraction is a reminiscence of Victorian England, and looks even more strange among the glass and metal buildings around. While the architecture of the place is itself appealing, the coquette shops and cafes invite you in.

Perth Attraction

London Court ©sheilaellen/Flickr

Freemantle

For a day trip around Perth, the town of Freemantle seems to be the perfect destination. Unlike modern Perth, Freemantle has managed to preserve its colonial air. Established in 1829, Freemantle was the first European colony on Australia’s West Coast. Today, the town is a reputable cultural center, where tourists can explore the colonial history along with the Aboriginal heritage.

Perth neighborhood

Freemantle district ©robertpaulyoung/Flickr

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

One of the most visited attractions in Perth is the PICA, or Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. If you want to familiarize yourself with contemporary Australian arts, this museum is a good place to start. The museum hosts numerous works and exhibits by contemporary artists, as well as a range of events and performances that involve modern dance, music and theater.

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