Local Attractions

At The Terrace Hotel, guests enjoy a unique vantage point from which to explore all the surrounding sights, sounds and experiences. We hope the highlights of local attractions below help simplify your planning.

Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, founded in 1895, occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the southeastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre. The Gallery houses the State Art Collection, which includes one of the world’s finest collections of Indigenous art, the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art and design, as well as Australian and International art and design.

Through the collection, unique and exciting experiences of historic and contemporary Australian artists are offered to visitors. The gallery places particular emphasis on the arts of Australia, and due to their geographic position, the Indian Ocean Rim.

For more information, visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Kings Park

Located at about 1.5 km from Perth CBD and with a total area of 400.6 hectares, Kings Park is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia and the largest inner city park in the world. Offering the most beautiful view of the city, Kings Park is also excellent for picnics, walks in the unique bush land or ceremonial events.

With over 300 native plant varieties and 80 bird species, two thirds of the grounds are conserved as native bushland. In 1872, it became the first park designated for public use in Australia.

The balance of the Park is made up of superbly cultivated gardens and open recreational areas. Besides tourist facilities, Kings Park contains the State War Memorial, the Royal Kings Park Tennis club and a reservoir. The streets are tree lined with individual plaques dedicated by family members to Western Australian service men and women who died in World War I and II.

Each September, Kings Park hosts Australia’s largest wildflower show and exhibition “the Kings Park Festival”.

Perth Zoo

Situated in South Perth, Perth Zoo is home to 1258 animals of 164 species and includes an extensive botanical collection. Australia’s best small zoo is just 5 minutes from the Perth CBD on the banks of the Swan River. Perth Zoo is open every day of the year – in fact, it has not closed for a single day since it opened back in 1898.

You will need at least half-a-day to see everything Perth Zoo has to offer, but a full day is recommended to make the most of your visit.

Opening hours: 9am to 5pm from Monday to Sunday

For more information, visit the Perth Zoo

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island, Western Australia’s very own Island getaway featuring a relaxed atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of the world’s finest beaches and bays, is located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle.

The island is 11 kilometres long, and 4.5 kilometres at its widest point with a total land area of 19 km². It is classified as an A Class Reserve and is managed by the Rottnest Island Authority.

The Island is a special place for Western Australians and a popular destination for interstate and international visitors. The Mediterranean-style climate and indigenous flora and fauna of this Island provide the backdrop to a special holiday experience.

For more information, visit Rottnest Island

Perth Mint

One of Western Australia’s leading tourist attractions, The Perth Mint offers a unique combination of activities, exhibitions and demonstrations, enabling visitors to experience the astonishing allure of gold.

Perth Mint provides refining and other services to the gold industry and manufactures many coin related numismatic items for investors and coin collectors. It is responsible for manufacturing and marketing most of Australia’s legal tender precious metal coins, including proof quality Australian Nugget gold coins, Australian Platinum Koala coins, Australian Silver Kookaburra coins and bullion.

Perth Mint operating hours: Open 7 days from 9.00am to 5.00pm (Including public holidays)

For more information, visit the Perth Mint

Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery

Maalinup is just 40 minutes from the Perth CBD within Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region. A “must see” stop on any trip to the Swan Valley. Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery is unique to Perth as an Aboriginal owned and operated enterprise offering Aboriginal cultural activities, talks, performances and bush tucker, as well as a gallery full of local Aboriginal art, exquisitely different hand painted gifts and high quality Australian made souvenirs.

Their Aboriginal cultural performances with dance, didgeridoo, storytelling and a bush tucker supper are an interactive evening of education, entertainment and eating.

Specialising in art from the South West, proudly displayed are works by well-known local artists such as Primus Ugle, Naomi Grant, Sheila Humphries, Phillip Narkle and Greg Flahey and works by Yinjaa Barni artists from Roebourne.

For more information, visit Maalinup Gallery