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Burswood is a buzzing hub of entertainment on Perth's doorstep, boasting Western Australia's only licenced casino, a hotel complex, world-class events, unique parklands and abundant wildlife. Sitting on the Burswood Peninsula, surrounded by the waters of the Swan River, Burswood is just 10 minutes by car or taxi from the city centre. If you're coming from Perth by train, take a short stroll from Burswood station on the Armadale line, or catch the buses that run regularly along the Great Eastern Highway. Your first stop is the Crown Perth casino and entertainment complex, where you can enjoy a flutter on the gaming tables or try your hand at the old Australian pastime known as 'two-up', before dining and dancing the night away at your pick of nightclubs, restaurants and bars. With top quality theatre and performance venues, Crown Perth attracts a star-studded line up of highly acclaimed musicians, sporting events and theatre productions all year round. Before catching a show, pamper yourself at the day spa and enjoy a delicious dinner overlooking the resort style pool. If sport is your greatest passion, you'll be spoilt for choice with golf, tennis and horse racing at your fingertips. Tee off at the Burswood Park Public Golf Course, offering a challenging course with extraordinary views of Perth's cityscape and the Swan River. The skyline is equally spectacular from the nearby State Tennis Centre and Belmont Park Racecourse. For lazy afternoon riverside, pack a picnic and head to Burswood Park. Or hit the foreshore trail to take a stroll, cycle or guided tour to discover the area's rich history, flora and fauna. With two major hotels in the heart of the complex, you can indulge yourself in modern luxury or enjoy stylish but affordable accommodation within easy reach of some of Perth's best entertainment.