History, Culture and Heritage Walking Tour of Perth
Explore the city of Perth – the most isolated capital city in the world – on a walking tour of the Central Business District, which borders the lovely Swan River. With a local guide, see attractions like the Bell Tower, Stirling Gardens and King Street, and discover the history of this former colonial outpost as you listen to stories of how Perth’s notable figures, from the founding fathers to today’s business magnates, shaped the city.
Start your tour at the Perth Town Hall, a beautiful example of Victorian Free Gothic architecture built by convicts in the 1860s and lovingly restored in 2005. With your guide, walk past the Supreme Court and Stirling Gardens as you make your way down to the expansive Swan River and the Bell Tower, one of Perth’s iconic waterfront attractions.
From the Bell Tower, walk back into the Central Business District to see some of Perth’s last remaining historical buildings. Admire the quaint shopping lane of London Court and the distinctive architecture of Trinity Church, and do a spot of window shopping along fashionable King Street before walking up to the entertainment area of Northbridge.
As you walk, your guide will give you the story of Perth’s history, from the city’s founding fathers to corporate high-fliers to the effects of Western Australia’s mining and resource boom. Finish your tour at Rosie O’Grady's Irish Pub in Northbridge, where you’ll hear a few tall tales and enjoy a drink from the bar.