Duration: 1 Day
Day 1: Perth City
Perth has a unique blend of arts and cultural activities to entertain even the most discerning traveller.
One way to get around Perth city is by jumping on the free CAT buses. There are also a number of excellent hop on hop off tour options to choose from which give visitors an insight into Perth’s culture and history through informative commentaries.
Day 1: Perth City
Start the day with a stroll to the Perth Cultural Centre on the Northbridge side of the Perth Train Station. The Cultural Centre houses some of Perth’s premier venues, including the Western Australian Museum, Art Gallery and Library - each contains a unique display of Western Australian European and Indigenous history, arts and artefacts.
Walking further along James Street browse through the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. PICA (for short) hosts a selection of Australian and international visual, performing, new media and hybrid arts. Further along James Street, and you will find Cinema Paradiso offering quality foreign and independent films.
Crossing over the railway stations will bring you into the CBD of Perth. Pass through Forrest Place to the Murray Street and Hay Street Malls where buskers entertain passers-by and the streets are laid with an assortment of retailers.
A couple of blocks away, with its paved streets and European architecture, King Street is home to Perth’s trendy designer galleries and boutiques. Commanding attention at the corner of Hay Street is His Majesty’s Theatre. The stunning theatre is believed to be the only remaining Edwardian theatres in Australia and one of only two His Majesty Theatre’s in the world. Here, you will find theatre tours, matinee cabaret and performances by the Western Australian Ballet, Western Australian Opera and Western Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Next, enjoy a leisurely walk to the Swan Bells Belltower at the Barrack Street Jetty. Home to the bells of St Martin-in-the-fields, the belltower has panoramic views of the Swan River.
Make your way up to the stunning Kings Park – a photographer’s delight. While there, view the beautiful West Australian art at Aspects of Kings Park and the Aboriginal Art Gallery, before watching the sun go down on the hill overlooking the Swan River.
Tonight, there are a host of things to do. The Perth Concert Hall provides regular entertainment and is the home of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Alternatively, check out the evening’s program at His Majesty’s Theatre. If theatre is more your scene, the Playhouse Theatre offers comedy and drama at its best. For further information on what cultural entertainment is on during your stay, visit www.bocsticketing.com.au
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