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Perth Holiday Attractions WA

Underwater World
Encounter the beautiful bottlenose dolphins cared for by Underwater World. Watch them being fed and observe their natural behaviour. Travel the submerged tunnel on a moving walkway and come face to face with over 2,000 marine animals. See divers hand-feed sharks and giant rays. In the touch pool, feel a starfish or even a shark, or zoom in on the sea's tiny creatures at the Microworld display.
Open: 9am-5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day
Sorrento Quay at Hillarys Boat Harbour
West Coast Highway, Sorrento
Telephone: (09) 447 7500

Perth Mint
Step through the door to the Perth Mint's Old Melting House and step back into the past century when Western Australia was in the grip of gold fever, and the refining and minting processes were a symphony of steam-driven engines, whining leather belts and the striking of metal on metal. See daily demonstrations of pure gold bars being poured and moulded. From the spectacular viewing gallery, you can also see where the Perth Mint's bullion and proof issue coins are produced today.
Open: 9am-4pm weekdays 9am-1pm weekends
310 Hay Street (Corner Hill Street) Perth Telephone: (09) 421 7223

Perth Zoo Located just five minutes from Perth city, Perth Zoo is home to over 1300 amazing animals representing 200 species. Set amongst lush gardens, naturalistic exhibits closely replicate the animals’ native habitats. Immerse yourself in the Australian Walkabout, African Savannah and Asian Rainforest and enjoy unique animal experiences.

Open: 9am until 5pm every day of the year
20 Labouchere Road, South Perth
Telephone: (08) 9474 0444

Perth Tram
A fun way to discover Perth and its history. This wooden replica tram was built locally to resemble the first trams operating in Perth in 1899. Visit Kings Park, the Casino, Old Perth Port at the Barrack Street Jetty and the city shopping areas. Interesting commentary by knowledgeable drivers. Full tour l.5 hours, or break your journey at any point and rejoin later.
Tickets are available on board.
Telephone: (09) 367 9404

The Old Mill
One of the earliest buildings in the Swan River Colony, the foundation stone was laid by the first Governor, James Stirling, in 1835 for the designer- owner William Shenton. The mill, adjacent miller's cottage and grounds are furnished with relics of the pioneer days. Open: I0am-4pm daily
Mill Point Road, South Perth
Telephone: (09) 367 5788

The Old Observatory
Constructed in 1897 on Mount Eliza, the Old Observatory is a supremely elegant building which at one time served as the astronomer's residence. The Observatory was dismantled in the 1960s and the telescope was moved to the new Observatory at Bickley. The building is now the headquarters of the Western Australian branch of the National Trust.
4 Havelock Street, West Perth

Barracks Archway
The Barracks Archway was once part of a large military barracks, designed by Richard Jewell and built by convict labour between 1863 and 1867 to house the Enrolled Pensioner Guards and their families. It is now a memorial to the State's early colonists.
Top of St George's Terrace, Perth

Government House
Completed as the second Government House in 1864. Described as "Jacobean Mansion Revival style", Government House includes an elegant ballroom added in the 1890s and is set in romantic English-style gardens adjacent to Stirling Gardens and Supreme Court Gardens. Government House and its private gardens are open to the public from time to time.
St George's Terrace Opposite Pier Street, Perth

Former Government Printer's Office
Originally the site of a home for destitute women, it was converted to the first State Government Printer's Office in 1879.
78 Murray Street, Perth

Kirkman House & Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Located on the west side of Royal Perth Hospital, Kirkman House is a gracious edifice built in 1909 as nurses' quarters. An immense Moreton Bay fig tree planted in the 1890s at the front of the building has been classified by the National Trust and is on the Register of the National Estate.
10 Murray Street, Perth

Perth's Famous Beaches
Perth is renowned for its long, white, sandy beaches which rank among the world's best. Some of the most popular beaches include Cottesloe, Swanboume (naturist), City, Floreat and Scarborough. Don't forget your sun protection! The sunsets over the Indian Ocean are spectacular.

Whale Watching
Experience the awesome beauty and wonder of the humpback whale on cruises operating from Hillarys Boat Harbour. Seasonal from September to November.

Marmion Marine Park
Marmion Marine Park, Western Australia's first marine park and an area of great natural beauty, has long been a favorite recreation spot, The park extends along the northern metropolitan coastline from Trigg Island to Bums Rock and about 5km offshore.
Trigg Island to Bums Rock
Telephone: (09) 448 5705

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