Young, vibrant with touch brashness, not arrogance sums up Perth. Perth is also an attractive city based around the wide reaches of the Swan River. Perth is not an easy city to negotiate from a tourist perspective, but for the local the motorways, streets and a transport services are a breeze.

Perth City covers a large area, and it would appear a tourist bus may be a necessity to see the important sites.

Perth, being young city does not have a lot of heritage buildings, but fortunately this modern city has embraced the protection of its ‘old’ buildings.  

Shortly after the establishment of the port settlement of Fremantle, Perth was founded on 12 June 1829 by Captain James Stirling as the political centre of the free-settler Swan River Colony. As the business and administration centre for the resource rich state, Perth has grown consistently faster than the national average.

Perth's growth and relative prosperity, especially since the mid-1960s, has resulted from its role as the main service centre for the state's resource industries, which produce gold, iron ore, nickel, alumina, diamonds, mineral sands, coal, oil, and natural gas. Whilst most mineral and petroleum production takes place elsewhere in the state, the non-base services provide most of the employment and income to the people of Perth.

The Cathedrals and Churches do the city proud.

The WA Museum is new and with modern use of exhibits.The Law and Fire Brigade Museums also deserve a look at.

There is a nice mix of old pubs and classic hotels in Perth

The spectacular setting for the Perth War Memorial and other cenotaphs  is high on a hill overlooking the Swan River and city.. Allow a few hours to take in.

Allow a minimum of a week to take in and enjoy. This is an action town.

Heritage diary


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course