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Exploring Perth Zoo

Catering for more than half a million visitors annually, Perth Zoo is among Western Australia’s most alluring landmarks. Three main zones operate within this historic zoo, which includes the Australian Walkabout, the African Savannah, and the Asian Rainforest regions. In addition to these main exhibits, several smaller displays are offered, including the Galapagos turtles’ tank and the lesser primates zone. The zoo rests upon the southern banks of the Swan River, just across from downtown Perth.

Accommodations near Perth Zoo

A city break in Perth ranges from high class hotels that line the Swan River to boutique joints in the inner city suburbs. With a variety of attractions, from the white sandy beaches to the rolling hills and vineyards, there is accommodation to fit all themes, tastes and budgets. Recommended accommodation in Perth include the Assured Waterside Apartments, The Peninsula and Pagoda Resort & Spa.

Sightseeing near Perth Zoo

- Old Mill Theatre

The Old Mill Theatre operates out of one of the most historic buildings in South Perth. It was opened in 1899 as a Mechanics Institute Hall. South Perth Council bought the building in 1913 and renamed it the Mends Street Hall. The council still owns the building, and supports our use of it, re-dedicating it formally to the Old Mill Theatre in 2009. The building first became a home of theatre in 1948, when the South Perth Dramatic Society moved in. The theatre has been operating for more than 60 years now, and you can head over here to enjoy the maginifcent plays that are presented.

- Old Mill (Shenton's Mill)

Shenton’s Mill and cottage were built in 1835, replacing the 1833 timber-framed mill. Shenton’s Mill ceased operation in 1859 due to the introduction of larger capacity steam mills to the Colony. After a brief period as a ‘Pleasure Garden’, during which time the sails were removed and verandahs and accommodation were added to the old tower, the Mill fell into decay. It was rescued from demolition by Sir Lance Brisbane, who funded the preservation of the tower and cottage, transforming them into a folk museum.

Transportation near Perth Zoo

Buses, trains, and ferries are operated by Transperth, the capital city’s public transportation authority. The downtown area is a free transit zone, meaning locals and tourists alike can catch Central Area Transit (CAT) buses without charge. However, prices for bus tickets to other areas, like Fremantle, South Perth, and West Perth, are reasonable. The train is another great way to explore Perth’s metropolitan area. New northern and southern rail routes now make it easier than ever before to travel to all corners of the city.