The The Big Boom Tour is a historical walk through Perth city that highlights the ‘boom’ created by gold and the resultant surge of growth, wealth and prosperity in Western Australia. The city population swelled, buildings were erected and it seemed Perth would ‘bust’ as this remote town turned into a buzzing cosmopolitan city.
You’ll discover interesting trinkets in the bustling London Court – a mock Elizabethan reproduction of an old London street, boutiques and cafes in King Street, one of the best preserved gold rush period streetscapes in Perth and gold bullion at the Perth Mint which still operates today.
The trail also takes in some of Perth’s most interesting architecture including the Victorian Free Gothic arches of the Perth Town Hall, the Edwardian finery of His Majesty’s Theatre and the imposing Beaux Arts style of the General Post Office.
The Big Boom Tour is one of several tours around the City of Perth. Volunteers guide free walking tours each week day, departing from the i-City Information Kiosk in Murray Street Mall near Forrest Place. This easy tour is 2 kilometres long and will take 2 hours – you can join or leave anywhere along the way.
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