Take a trip down memory lane and discover Western Australia's captivating colonial history.
The sun-kissed city of Perth was established as a British colony on the banks of the Swan River in 1829.
Today, you can experience remnants of British colonial influences in the grand architecture, historic towns, fascinating museums and important landmarks that dot the state.
A visit to the Western Australian Museum, in bustling Northbridge, is a must.
The port city of Fremantle is rich in old world charm, and has maintained much of its original architecture and heritage attractions.
Fremantle is home to the Maritime Museum, which offers a spellbinding peek into the state's maritime and military history.
You'll also find the eerie Fremantle Prison here.
Built in the 1850's by convict labour, it incarcerated everyone from British convicts to prisoners-of-war before ceasing operation as a prison in 1991.
Head there for a spooky below ground tunnel or candle-lit tour and to learn more about Western Australia's expert escapee - Moondyne Joe.
The township of York, an hour and a halfs drive from Perth, is still a postcard of colonial times - there are many historic buildings remaining in heritage condition along its main strip.
New Norcia boasts the state's only Benedictine Monastery, which still operates today. For a small fee, you can even sleep at the monastery overnight.
Be sure to enjoy a meal and a beer in one of the state's historic country pubs. Most have been so beautifully restored that they're almost living museums, bridging the gap between past and present.
Australia's South West
The southern town of Albany was first touted as the original site for colonial settlement, and is home to a number of magnificent Victorian buildings along Stirling Terrace.
More debonair architecture can be found at the courthouse, the Town Hall and St John's Anglican Church.
Bunbury and Augusta are also historic South West towns, having been settled by 1832.
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York and New Norcia3 Days
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