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Introducing Perth

By Josh Hill

Posted: 3rd December 2014 16:20

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, but it often gets passed over by travellers in favour of Australia’s east coast.  Perth’s problem is its isolation – it is a five hour flight from the more popular cities of Sydney and Brisbane – but this is also one of its greatest attractions; Perth has its own distinct and completely unique personality unlike any other Australian city.  It also gets more sunshine than any other Oz city and some of the best beaches on which to enjoy it, so it’s no surprise that Australians are flocking to the city in their thousands. 

Western Australia Museum

The Western Australia Museum is located just a five minute drive from West Perth and exhibits the cultural and natural history that made Western Australia so attractive to tourists and investors alike.  This is the chance to explore Australia’s past and learn a bit more about the people and animals that have inhabited the cities that make up Western Australian.  The museum is expected to go under construction in the near future and plans to be to be completed in 2020, so these are the last years that you will be able to catch the true heritage of this building.

Kings Park

Kings Park encompasses a view that is extremely rewarding.  The 400 hectare park is one of the world’s largest inner city parks and delivers the best view of Perth and surrounding areas from the Lotterywest Federation Walkway.  Along the way you will cross over 3,000 different plant wildlife and more war memorials than any other park in Australia including the Kokoda Track, a 150 step walk to commemorate the efforts from Australian soldiers who took the same path during the Second World War in the Papua New Guinea campaign.  There are plenty of additional sights in Kings Park including a tower shaped like DNA.

The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower is a spectacle in itself, named as one of the world’s biggest instruments the Bell Tower has a very stylish modern design but expels a classic charm when the bell rings.  The Bell Tower was designed by Perth based firm Hames Sharley Ltd and assembled after two years of work, finishing in 2001.  The tower is also home to a set of 12 bells that were originally cast in the 14th Century in England; they are one of only a few sets made and the only one believed to be outside England.  Moreover, the structure allows visitors to take part in bell ringing as well as being home to many interactive exhibits.