Comfort Inn Wentworth Plaza
300 Murray Street
Perth, WA 6000
Phone: (61) 8 93385000
Fax: (61) 8 93212443
Perth's Historic King Street runs through the city's Central Business District (CBD). Though the street itself is only a few blocks long, it intersects two other important shopping streets, Murray and Hay. Along King Street are charming cafes, galleries and high-end boutiques such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
Forrest place is a car-free zone situated at the heart of Perth's Central Business District. The road was paved in 1923 and has since then been an important venue for political rallies and parades. The visitors center for the City of Perth is located at the square. The street also plays host to several cultural and local events during the year, such as parades, programs for children and much more.
This is the big one for Perth, the city's one stop tourist shop. Situated in the heartland of the city, the Western Australian Visitor Centre proves particularly useful as a starting point for visitors to Western Australia. Stocked full of brochures, magazines and newspapers, you will find all the tourist information you need on Perth, Western Australia or Australia here. Staff are extremely helpful and will attend to your bookings while you wait.
Hay Street and Murray Street run parallel to each other through Perth's central business district. Perth's major shopping district centers on the Hay and Murray Street pedestrian malls. The many arcades that join the two malls together make the area a shopping lover's dream. The department store Myer, Tudor-style London Court, and lovely town square Forrest Place are all located here.
Uniting Church In The City, in the heart of the Perth business and shopping district, is incorporated into the shopping mall of the same name. The mall includes a Dome cafe that looks over the church entrance. The church is a center for Uniting Church religious and social activities. Built in 1846, this little red brick church celebrated 150 years of community and religious service to the Perth community in 1996.
Perth's first purpose-built school, Old Perth Boys School was built in 1854. Set for demolition in 1977, it received a last minute reprieve and was lovingly restored, thanks to the National Trust. The building's design reflects the architect's passion for ecclesiastical architecture. Constructed out of local limestone, it features a steeply pitched timber ceiling and Gothic windows. Reveleys Cafe and Wine Bar now operates at the site. Visitors can enjoy the buildings spectacular interior over lunch and a glass of local wine.
A memorial to the early settlers of Perth, Barracks Archway is one of the city's significant landmarks. The archway was part of the original military barracks built in 1863 to house the Enrolled Pensioner Guards and their families. The guards monitored the early convicts from the 1850s onwards. Their job became redundant by 1887 but the families stayed on until 1904. The barracks were demolished in 1966 with the arch the only remnant saved. Designed by Richard Jewell the archway was built by convict labor.
Known for its vibrant nature and enthusiastic atmosphere around the globe, Northbridge is a popular area of Western Australia. In fact, people are known to have traveled to Perth specially to witness the unique features of this place. Everything from restaurants, bars, cafes to a variety of shops are found here. The place has a fantastic weather and a pleasant climate which further makes it a popular picnic spot for families as well as couples. A popular venue for cultural gatherings, festivals and such events; Northbridge is simply a rainbow full of colors.
This building, an impressive Georgian-style stone building designed by R. R. Jewell, offers a good example of colonial architecture. Built in 1856, the buidling remained Perth's original prison until 1988, performing an important duty during convict times. Today the Old Gaol has been extensively restored and renovated, offering visitors a vision of a bygone era. The Western Australian Museum complex nestled within is a must see. Overall a Perth city must-do!
Perth Town Hall is a Gothic style building, built between 1868 and 1870, and painstakingly constructed from bricks kilned at the nearby Queens Gardens. It is the only convict built town hall in Australia. The main feature of the hall, an imposing clock tower with a peal of three bells, chimes on the quarter hour. Perth City Council administers the hall and tours of the interior can be arranged.
The State Library is known as the Alexander Library and is located within the Perth Cultural Center, next to the Art Gallery and the WA Museum. The library houses the State Reference Library, the State Archival and Records Office and the J.S Battye Library. The Battye Library is the place to go if you're tracing your family tree and wondering if any of your relatives were ever convicts! The library has Internet access and photocopying facilities, as well as a café. Only small bags are allowed inside the library. Lockers are available to store larger items.
Saints Constantine and Helene Greek Orthodox Church is named after famous Christian Saint Constantine and his mother Helene. Constantine, before defeating his own brother in a bloody battle for supremacy, had a religious experience which resulted in his conversion to Christianity. He became the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity. Then later, through adopting it as the official state religion of Rome, he actively promoted it enabling Christians to worship without fear of persecution. For more details on the parish, call ahead.