Perth/Freemantle

Perth is the capital and only sizable city in Western Australia. The city experiences a relatively moderate climate compared to many of the East Coast cities in Australia. Surrounded by beaches and rivers, the city has some fantastic scenery surrounding it, despite the fact that there are only one or two real hills in the entire city. When walking down the main street you will find several British historical buildings and a historical district with themed stores and eateries. The park and walkway above the city are absolutely beautiful and gives a fantastic view of the city. If you have some free time, make sure to do a pub crawl around the city as there are some fantastic pubs, making some excellent craft brews. Freemantle is regarded as a sperate city but essentially connects with Perth forming one larger city. Freemantle is a more historic district of Perth and definitely worth the visit. The Freemantle market is a great place to get some foreign food and buy nicknacks. I was only in Perth for a few days staying with family and the one thing that I can tell you after going on a day long pub crawl with my cousin is the city has some fantastic bars and pubs. Those located down by the waterfront are in my opinion the best and give you a fantastic place to drink beer in the sun while looking across the water.

Fremantle Prison

Freemantle Prison tour is an absolutely fantastic experience that I would highly recommend if you have time. The tour takes you through the old prison complex, left just as it was at its time of closing. It gives you a great idea of what prison in Australia was once like. You are able to view common areas, cells, the yard and the hanging station amongst other places. The hanging room is quite daunting as the last person hanged in Australia died there in 1967.

http://fremantleprison.com.au/

 

Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is quite interesting due to its heavier Aboriginal art influence. While being a smaller gallery, you will be able to see some fantastic bush art and Aboriginal pieces.

http://www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/

 

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