Explore central Perth, starting with a visit to King’s Park.
Its 400 hectares of tall trees, bushland, lakes, gardens and picnic areas are a focal point for locals and visitors and one of the best places for views of the city, Swan River and Western Australia’s renowned sunsets. Then make like a local and stroll, shop, eat and drink in the Cathedral Square, Yagan Square, Barrack Street Jetty or Elizabeth Quay precincts.
Spend the next day in Fremantle, Perth’s eclectic port city. First stop, Fremantle Prison for the 9.30am Prison Art and Behind the Scenes Tour. An experienced guide shows visitors through the cells and yards, covered with prisoner’s works, including convict etchings, Aboriginal landscapes, dot paintings and murals, and a range of graffiti and tattoo art. The tour includes a personalised look into the Prison’s diverse museum collection, which includes photographs, documents, furnishings, artworks, clothing, weapons and archaeological material.
For lunch, take your pick from the more than 100 restaurants and cafés in Fremantle. Then move on to the WA Maritime Museum. The museum encompasses Western Australia’s incredible maritime history including the winning America’s Cup yacht, Australia II and the famous submarine HMAS Ovens.