Tourists Attractions in Australia - Perth
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is the fourth most populous city in Australia, with an estimated population of 1.83 million living in the Perth metropolitan area. The main attractions in Perth are the following:
- Hyde Park.
Hyd Park (formerly Third Swamp Reserve) is an inner-city park in Perth. Located within the Town of Vincent
- Perth Zoo.
The Perth Zoo is a 41-acre (17 ha) zoo that opened in 1898 in South Perth.. As of January 2011, it is home to 1258 animals of 164 species and includes an extensive botanical collection.
- Perth Mint.
After the foundation stone was laid in 1896 by Sir John Forrest, the Mint opened on 20 June 1899 as a branch of the Royal Mint in London to refine gold and manufacture gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be used as currency in the colony.
- Stirling Gardens.
Originally established by the Perth Vineyard Society in 1845 with Government approval, the Gardens were leased to Henry Laroche Cole for a ten-year period in 1846, and were eventually returned to Government control at the end of that period. It is one of a series of landscape features that is classified by the National Trust.
- Lake Monger.
Lake Monger is a large urban wetland on the Swan Coastal Plain in suburban Perth, situated in less than five kilometres from the city of Perth. The lake is presently used extensively for recreation as well as being a major tourist attraction. Activities include bird watching and exercise.
- The Art Gallery of Western Australia
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is a public gallery that is part of the Perth Cultural Centre. It is located near the Western Australian Museum and State Library of Western Australia. The current gallery opened in 1979. The State's art collection consists of over 15,500 works of art, and the Art Gallery is visited by approximately 400,000 people annually.
- The Western Australian Museum
The Western Australian Museum is the state museum for Western Australia.
- His Majesty's Theatre
His Majesty's Theatre is an Edwardian Baroque theatre constructed from 1902 to 1904 during a period of great growth for the town. At the time the theatre was opened, it was the largest theatre in Australia, and had seating for over 2,500 people.
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