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Supreme Court Gardens

Like all Perth’s urban parks, this peaceful oasis is where you can escape the summer heat under a palm tree. It’s also a great place to take in some history too.

There are many good reasons to come to the Supreme Court Gardens. The first is seeing some of the oldest buildings in Perth, the second is attending a community event and a third reason is finding a shady spot to relax in Perth’s central business district (CBD). Young couples will give you a fourth reason as well, because the park is romantic spot for timeless engagement and wedding photos.

The Supreme Court Gardens stand out because of their century-old charm. The oldest plants and trees in the garden date back to 1920, when the area was first transformed into a botanical paradise, but the parkland itself is older. It was formed in 1903 when the shallowest sections of the beautiful Swan River were filled in and the red-bricked Supreme Court was built.

Look closely for parts of the original river wall near the Supreme Court. Also admire the city’s oldest-surviving public building, the Old Court House, tucked in between the Stirling Gardens and the Supreme Court Gardens. It’s also home to the Old Court House Law Museum.

Stroll around the grounds to see the many different trees and flowers that grow in the garden. Roll out a picnic blanket and enjoy the views of the iconic Swan Bells as you eat your lunch. Enjoy the cool breezes that often blow in across the Swan River from the direction of Fremantle. The “Freo Doctor” is a welcome summer visitor when the temperatures can soar to above 40 C (104 F).

The park’s solemn ANZAC Day service on April 25 is centred on the JJ Talbot Hobbs memorial at the entrance. Opera in the Park can be equally moving and Carols by Candlelight in the days leading up to Christmas gets everyone’s spirits up.

The Supreme Court Gardens are situated near the riverfront in the heart of Perth, which means you can easily get here with public transport, including the cheap CAT ferry and the free blue CAT bus that runs through the city. Access is free all year round.


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Duxton Hotel Perth ¥9,619
Duxton Hotel Perth

Duxton Hotel Perth

1 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Perth Concert Hall, Perth Mint, and Royal Perth Hospital. Elizabeth Quay and Hay Street Mall are also within 15 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 10 minutes by foot and Perth Esplanade Station is 14 minutes.

    Hyatt Regency Perth ¥9,653
    Hyatt Regency Perth

    Hyatt Regency Perth

    99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens, Langley Park, and World Australia Cricket Association Museum. Perth Mint and WACA are also within 15 minutes. Perth Claisebrook Station is 18 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 19 minutes.

      Four Points by Sheraton Perth ¥8,242
      Four Points by Sheraton Perth

      Four Points by Sheraton Perth

      707 Wellington Street, Perth, WA
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of RAC Arena, His Majesty's Theatre, and Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Northbridge Piazza and Yagan Square are also within 10 minutes. Perth Underground Station is 8 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 10 minutes.

        Parmelia Hilton Perth ¥8,791
        Parmelia Hilton Perth

        Parmelia Hilton Perth

        14 Mill Street, Perth, WA
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Perth hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Brookfield Place, His Majesty's Theatre, and Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC). Barracks Arch and Elizabeth Quay are also within 15 minutes. Perth Esplanade Station is only a 5-minute walk and Perth Underground Station is 9 minutes.

          The Westin Perth ¥14,211
          The Westin Perth

          The Westin Perth

          480 Hay Street, Perth, WA
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Perth Mint and Elizabeth Quay. RAC Arena and WACA are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth Station is 9 minutes by foot and Perth Underground Station is 10 minutes.

            Criterion Hotel Perth ¥4,896
            Criterion Hotel Perth

            Criterion Hotel Perth

            560 Hay Street, Perth, WA
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is steps from St George's Terrace and Hay Street Mall. Perth Mint and Royal Perth Hospital are also within 10 minutes. Perth Station is 7 minutes by foot and Perth Underground Station is 9 minutes.

              QT Perth ¥12,601
              QT Perth

              QT Perth

              133 Murray Street, Perth, WA
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St George's Terrace and Murray Street Mall. Art Gallery of Western Australia and Perth Cultural Centre are also within 10 minutes. Perth Station is only a 4-minute walk and Perth Underground Station is 6 minutes.

                Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge ¥7,326
                Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

                Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

                100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Northbridge, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yagan Square and Murray Street Mall. Elizabeth Quay and Perth Mint are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth Underground Station is 5 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 7 minutes.