5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

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  • Location:Perth, Australia
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Best History, Culture and Heritage Walking Tour of Perth

Explore the city of Perth – the most isolated capital city in the world – on a walking tour of the Central Business District, which borders the lovely Swan River. With a local guide, see attractions like the Bell Tower, Stirling Gardens and King Street, and discover the history of this former colonial outpost as you listen to stories of how Perth’s notable figures, from the founding fathers to today’s business magnates, shaped the city.


  • History, culture and heritage walking tour of Perth
  • Look into Perth's past and hear about its present as you explore the CBD with a local guide
  • Admire top attractions like the Bell Tower, Stirling Gardens and King Street
  • Walk by the Swan River waterfront and visit the entertainment district of Northbridge
  • Enjoy a drink at Rosie O'Grady's (included)

What You Can Expect

Best History, Culture and Heritage Walking Tour of Perth

Walking tour of Perth

Start your tour at the Perth Town Hall, a beautiful example of Victorian Free Gothic architecture built by convicts in the 1860s and lovingly restored in 2005. With your guide, walk past the Supreme Court and Stirling Gardens as you make your way down to the expansive Swan River and the Bell Tower, one of Perth’s iconic waterfront attractions.

From the Bell Tower, walk back into the Central Business District to see some of Perth’s last remaining historical buildings. Admire the quaint shopping lane of London Court and the distinctive architecture of Trinity Church, and do a spot of window shopping along fashionable King Street before walking up to the entertainment area of Northbridge.

As you walk, your guide will give you the story of Perth’s history, from the city’s founding fathers to corporate high-fliers to the effects of Western Australia’s mining and resource boom. Finish your tour at Rosie O’Grady's Irish Pub in Northbridge, where you’ll hear a few tall tales and enjoy a drink from the bar.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Rusty (?), our guide was fantastic! There's only 2 of us on the tour so the whole experience was really personal. We learnt a lot about the history, culture and heritage of Perth in a short time as promised! I got to see a lot of things and places which I would otherwise never seen on my own!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Worth doing this tour. The guide who was a local, and was born and bred just outside Perth city, gave personal touch to the tour. A nice meander through the streets and areas of Perth that ends with a drink in a Rosie O'Grady pub


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A very informative tour - lots of information about the fabulous city of Perth you wouldn't normally notice or hear about. Rusty was a fantastic tour guide with not only great knowledge and a great story-teller but very friendly and good company for the beer at the end of the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Jenny was very good, knew her knowledge, and dropped me off at Jamie Oliver's restaurant for yummy dinner afterwards. A most enjoyable night, especially as how it co-incided with The Fringe Festival, and there was more to see and do.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Absolutely loved it, so much information, delightful guide,Beth I think will definitely do another

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Excellent way to learn about Perth and its history. We visited all the historic buildings and learnt how Perth was established. Our guide was very friendly and very informed and showed us down laneways and told us about the changes happening in Perth. We ended up in Northbridge where all the restaurants and night life happens.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

We had a wonderful evening with Sharon as our tour guide. We walked many distances and saw many neighborhoods. Sharon took us through areas that were lively with colorful light so that our seven year old could stay up as much as possible for this tour. We learned many things about Perth and Australia. The ending of the tour at the pub was a nice refreshing ending to a very pleasant evening. The only suggestion is maybe start tour a bit earlier for the tours with smaller children and ending with dining suggesting near the pub. Definitely a strong 4.5 star tour. Thank you Sharon.

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