Comfort Inn Bel Eyre Perth
285 Great Eastern Hwy
Perth, WA 6104
Phone: (61) 8 92593888
Fax: (61) 8 92593899
285 Great Eastern Hwy Belmont, Perth, WA, AU, 6104
- Phone: (61) 8 92593888
- Fax: (61) 8 92593899
A well-known historic site and museum, Tranby House is the only surviving example of a 19th century farm in Perth. The farmhouse, the first erected on the Swan River, was built in 1839. The site boasts two old oak trees near the house that are listed on the National Trust's Significant Tree Register. Volunteer guides and gardeners will answer any questions. There is a gift shop and tearooms. Visitors can enjoy a round of croquet on the lawn.
A hidden treasure tucked away on the banks of the Swan River, Waters Edge Estate is approximately 15 minutes from central Perth. The property encompasses 10 acres and produces 11 excellent wine varieties distinct to the region. Established in 1829, Waters Edge is Western Australia's oldest winery. As well as cellar sales and tastings, the winery has a cafe. Relax and enjoy riverside alfresco dining or eat indoors in the limestone wine cellar.
Combine local history, art and recreation with a visit to these expansive park lands. Burswood Park has fantastic trails that wind along the southern banks of the Swan River. There are several lakes in the park such as the Citizen of the Year Lake with a stunning black swan fountain. Another treat is the Heritage Trail featuring information and bronze sculptures that represent renowned personalities from Western Australian history. Plenty of excellent picnic areas are available and the visitor information centre conducts free tours. Check website for more details.
Kings Meadow is a large grassed area alongside the Helena River in Guildford was once set aside as public commons during the mid to late 1800s. Today, the four King's Meadows are used to graze animals and for public recreation, including polo. The Polo Club stages matches here in summer. The shelters and jetties make this a great spot for picnics and fishing. It is also a good area for canoeing. There is a children playground area and dogs are allowed if they are on a leash.
Trotting became popular by the 1920s in Western Australia and nowadays race meetings are held every Friday night. Gloucester Park is home to the West Australian Trotting Association, the Beau Rivage Restaurant and a casino. Race nights are a hub of activity with wining, dining and betting all part of the action. Friday night is not the only time to catch the trots with midweek races and other special events held throughout the year.
Officially opened in 1885, the WACA is the home of cricket in Western Australia. More than a cricket ground, The WACA Ground has also operated as a harness racing venue, an athletics venue, home to Perth's baseball team and as an Australian Football League (AFL) venue. The ground continues to host special sporting events, but is generally used for local and state cricket games. Visit the Western Australian Cricket Association Museum to view the superb collection of sporting memorabilia or take a tour of the ground.
Fish Market Reserve beside the Swan River is a local favorite. As well as being a popular picnic ground, it is a great spot for fishing or canoeing. There is a boat launch provided. If you prefer not to venture into the water, there are a number of walking trails through the Sugar Gums that shade the area. Facilities on site include barbecues and picnic benches, drinking fountain and a kid's playground.
Visit the East Perth Cemetery for a fascinating insight in the original Swan River Colony. Dating back to 1829, there are less than 800 graves and family vaults remaining but each tells a tale of the pioneer experience. The artistic style of the tombstones reflects the early colonial era and the last burial was in 1919 although the family vaults remain in use to this day. The tranquil grounds are home to a gothic style chapel, Saint Bartholomew's, built in 1871.
Amid the hustle and bustle of the city is a tranquil sanctuary reminiscent of the private gardens dotted throughout London. Enclosed by a wrought iron fence, manicured lawns, flower displays, trees, scrubs and water lily filled lakes create a rambling ambiance. Named in 1899 by the then mayor of Perth, Alexander Forrest, the gardens date back to the mid-1800s. Amenities include toilets and drinking fountains.
Originally a marshy swamp, the Wellington Square is a park which is open to the public for leisurely activities. The ground, which got its name from a former Duke, is used by the schools in the neighborhood as well as the Perth Cricket Association and also hosts musical events.
The town of Guildford boasts many historical buildings, particularly in the area surrounding the original town square. One of these buildings, the Guildford Old Town Gaol, dates back to 1841. Located next to the Old Court House and Pioneer Settlers Cottage, the gaol provides a fascinating insight into the early settler era. Visitors interested in a guided tour should enquire at the Old Court House. The Swan Guildford Historical Society, based in the court house, run a small museum and offer tours of the gaol.
It is very unlikely that you will visit Perth without a trip to the Swan Valley. So, when you get there, stop in at Swan Valley Tourist Information Centre for advice on the local hot spots. Tourist information centers in the areas surrounding Perth are generally run by volunteers, which means they have an extra passion for their local area. As such, you will be enthusiastically informed about all the best places to visit, the local events on, and you will be loaded up with information leaflets.