Superbly framing the Swan River, Perth is a city of friendly charm, stunning sights and breathtaking experiences. A snapshot of attractions close to Mounts Bay Village are highlighted below.
BARRACK STREET JETTY AND BELL TOWER
The Old Perth Port where you can catch the ferry to Rottnest Island or embark on one of the many available cruises along the Swan. Experience an awesome view of the city from the green glass spire and copper sails of the Bell Tower, built in 1988 to honour the Australian Bicentennial. Featuring the largest number of chain ringing bells in the world.
CITY EXPLORER TRAM
This wooden replica tram runs 1½-hour commentary tours including King’s Park, the Casino, Old Perth Port, and several shopping areas. Passengers can disembark at any stop and rejoin later.
Feeling energetic? Starting at Mounts Bay Road, take the 242 steps up to reach the viewing platform for a great scenic view of the Swan River then walk on to Kings Park.
Select a vantage point to experience the amazing panorama of the cityscape, across the broad Swan River to South Perth and beyond to the Darling Range. An experience that will be a highlight of your holiday. Spend some time in the restaurant, kiosk or Art Gallery.
PERTH CONVENTION EXHIBITION CENTRE
See the stunning architecture reflective of the positive, dynamic and free spirit of Western Australia. Opened in August 2004.
The Perth Mint is the world’s oldest mint still operating from its original premises. Witness a gold pouring demonstration, mint your own medallions or see precious metal coins being made.
Located only minutes from the city and home to over 2000 animals, the zoo is world renowned for its active animal research and breeding programs for endangered species.
SWAN RIVER FORESHORE
Take a scenic riverside stroll or cycle between the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway which link the Swan River’s south and north shores – a distance of approximately nine kilometres.
THE OLD SWAN BREWERY
Established in 1857, and recently re-developed, the complex offers panoramic views across the glorious Swan River. Savour a traditional style brew reminiscent of another era.
HEART OF THE CITY
Visit the many historic buildings – the restored Town Hall, Stirling Gardens, Parliament House, magnificent Governor’s Residence, St George’s Terrace and His Majesties Theatre. Shop till you drop in the main shopping precincts of Hay and Murray Street Malls and exclusive King Street and London Court.