Top Trail:  Boom or Bust Trail, Perth CBD

Overview

The Boom or Bust trail 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.

His Majesty's Theatre

His Majesty's Theatre on Hay Street


About the Trail

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 Boom or Bust Trail is one of several trails 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. The tours take up to 2 hours, and you can join in or leave anywhere along the way.


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