Story: Perth City Walking Tours
Presenter: Carmen Braidwood
Air Date: 20 June 2021
If you love to walk and are looking to discover our beautiful city, a walking tour could be just the ticket. Carmen puts on her walking shoes and hits the pavement on a tour of our CBD.
- Visit Perth’s walking tours are a great way to get a few tips on what’s new in Perth. These tours they’re completely free.
- The tours are ideal for tourists, new-comers and those wanting to re-engage with their city.
- The tours begin at the iCity Information Kiosk, in Murray Street Mall and take people around to the most iconic historic and iconic areas of the Perth CBD.
- The first stop on the tour is at Perth’s unique and fully restored Town Hall.
- The Town Hall is unique because it’s Australia’s only gothic-style town hall, and the only one built by convicts.
- St George’s Cathedral was consecrated in 1888 and is the principal chapel of the Anglican province of WA.
- The Stirling Garden is the oldest garden in the City of Perth and was originally the Botanical Gardens before it was re-appointed to King’s Park.
- The Stirling Garden was named after James Stirling, the gardens were first used by colonial botanist James Drummond as an acclimatisation garden in the 1830s to raise specimens from seeds.
- The Kangaroo sculptures, a water feature on St Gorges Terrace, are a great landmark for the Gardens.