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Curtin University would like to pay our respect to the indigenous members of our community by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which the Perth campus is located, the Wadjuk people of the Nyungar Nation; and on our Kalgoorlie campus, the Wongutha people of the North-Eastern Goldfields.

Perth has a wide array of beautiful scenery and exciting activities for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

Some of the top attractions that would make for an ideal addition to any travel itinerary are listed on this page.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

With spectacular views of the city, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a great place to relax and explore all of the beautiful flora and fauna Perth has to offer, within walking distance from the event venue. Many locals enjoy a sunset picnic overlooking the city, or for something more glamorous a visit to Fraser's Restaurant to enjoy a fine dining experience. 

More information on the park is available here https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park

The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower is an iconic Perth landmark, located by the Swan River in Barrack Square, extremely close to the event venue. The tower stands at over 80 metres, with its 18 bells ringing from 12pm - 1pm on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. 

More information on the landmark is available at https://www.thebelltower.com.au/

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay is a new man made quay that opened in 2016. Transperth ferry services connect visitors from the South Perth foreshore to Elizabeth Quay, where visitors can walk along the riverside trail, enjoying cafes, food trucks and the new Ritz-Carlton hotel. The quay is located next the The Bell Tower, within walking distance to the event venue.  

More information on the quay is available at https://www.westernaustralia.com/en/Attraction/Elizabeth_Quay/57a956a5662a47ae7c54b628#/

Rottnest Island 

Rottnest Island boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, a great destination for a day trip located approximately 90 minutes by ferry from the Perth Barrack Street Jetty. Famous for its native animal, the quokka, celebrities and locals alike enjoy the challenge of taking a quokka selfie to post on social media. The island offers a range of activities such as snorkelling and segway tours, as well as dining options to suit all budgets. 

More information on the Rottnest is available at https://www.rottnestisland.com/

Information on ferry services to Rottnest can be found at

https://www.sealinkrottnest.com.au/transport/search?search%5Bpassenger_types%5D%5B1%5D=1

The Swan Valley

Another day trip option, The Swan Valley is located approximately 30 minutes drive from the city. This historic region offers numerous wineries, breweries and artisanal food. Wine tours operate through a range of providers, with popular wineries including Sandalford Wines, Sittella Winery and Mandoon Estate. 

More information on the Swan Valley is available at https://www.swanvalley.com.au/Home

Fremantle

The historic port of Fremantle is located approximately 25 minutes drive from the CBD. The quirky port offers a range of dining options, with longstanding seafood vendors offering a waterside culinary experience. The popular Fremantle Markets are a great place to find unique hand made items. World Heritage listed Fremantle Prison offers fascinating tours, providing insight into the operations of the convict prison, including a night time torch light tour. 

 

Travelling to Fremantle can be done via bus or ferry with information available at https://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner

More information on Fremantle is available at https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/

Fringe World

The Fringe World Festival runs from the 17th January to 16th February 2020. The festival represents a cavalcade of colour and excitement, incorporating a range of performances comprising comedians, musicians, theatrical acts and pop up food options. The ability to design your own evening based on selecting shows that appeal is sure to delight all visitors. 

More information on Fringe World is available at https://fringeworld.com.au/

Perth Festival

Perth Festival showcases local talent in film, music, performance and literature, connecting like minded individuals through an appreciation of the arts. The festival runs from the 7th February to the 1st March 2020, coinciding well with both the symposium and conference. 

More information on Perth Festival is available at https://www.perthfestival.com.au/