Perth on a budget

Published on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 Uploaded by: clittle1v

The best things in life are (almost!) free, and that is certainly the case if you head to Perth in Western Australia. As this video shows, you don?t need a bulging wallet to enjoy what the city has to offer, for example: City Walking Tours and Trails Walking tours of the city and the City Walks and Trails maps are the best way to explore the Perth CBD and surrounding areas. i-City volunteers guide free walking tours each week day, departing from the i-City Information Kiosk in Murray Street Mall near Forrest Place. The tours take up to 2 hours, and you can join in or leave anywhere along the way. You can also do the walking tours yourself by picking up the walking tour map and comprehensive guide from the i-City kiosk. The walks and trails intercept the city?s free CAT bus service accessing the foreshore, East Perth, Northbridge and West Perth (excluding public holidays). Western Australia Museum The Western Australian Museum'ss long and fascinating history reflects and documents the State's rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage. Established in 1891 in the old Perth gaol, it was known as the Geological Museum and its collections were geological, ethnological and biological. In 1897 it officially became the Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery. During 1959 the botanical collection was transferred to the new Herbarium and the Museum and the Art Gallery became separate institutions. The Museum focused its collecting and research interests in the areas of natural sciences, anthropology, archaeology and the State's history. Over the 1960s and 1970s it also began to work in the emerging areas of historic shipwrecks and Aboriginal site management. Today the Western Australian Museum comprises six public sites and a collection and research centre and houses more than 4.5 millions objects from rare fossils to the iconic racing yacht Australia II. The Museum also manages 200 shipwrecks sites of the 1500 known to be located off the WA coast and manages eight Aboriginal land reserves. Kings Park and Botanic Garden Kings Park and Botanic Garden is visited by over 6 million people each year. With its remarkable expanses of unique bushland, tranquil parkland and botanic garden, the park is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia. The total area of the park is 400.6 hectares and is located adjacent to the Swan River, approximately 1.5 km from the Central Business District of Perth. There are many things to do for the whole family, exciting events are held throughout the year and a range of services are offered to ensure you enjoy your visit. Free Wheeling Fremantle Based at the E Shed, Free Wheeling Fremantle is a free bike service that enables you to explore the city at a leisurely pace. So borrow a bike, grab a map, don your helmet and start pedalling! Anyone can enjoy the free bike for use within the Fremantle area. Opening Hours: Summer - Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm & Winter - Wednesday & Thursday from 9am to 3pm Helmets Supplied. Bikes provided by the City of Fremantle. Credit card imprint required for security purposes.

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