The fascinating modern-day city of Perth is full of artwork, heritage buildings and places that tell its story, from King’s Park to Elizabeth Quay, and the Fremantle Prison. Read on to find out more about Perth’s best landmarks and sights.
Dating back to 1838, the historic Old Swan Brewery was once a steam-driven mill, a convict depot, a tannery and a restaurant, before it was revamped as a brewery in 1877. The heritage site is also important in Aboriginal folklore as the resting place of the Waugyl, the Dreamtime serpent that created the Swan River. Now converted into housing and restaurants, the old brewery is best seen from the water or from the Lotterywest Federation Walkway in Kings Park.
One of the most famous landmarks in Perth is the Crawley Edge Boatshed. Located on the edge of the Swan River on Mounts Bay Road, the 90-year-old blue boathouse and wooden jetty has become quite popular in recent years and is especially photogenic at sunset, when the colours of the sky are reflected in the river.