So grab a takeaway treat from the many cafes still open for business and get your steps up with these self-guided City of Perth walking tours – you are guaranteed to learn something new along the way!

Each of the below links will take you to a downloadable PDF that includes a map and guide to the places you will see. Start and finish wherever suits you or jump on one of Perth’s free CAT buses for part of the journey. Trails differ in length and can take up to two hours. 

Karla Yarning – Aboriginal Heritage Walking Tours

The land that the City of Perth stands on has been a traditional meeting place for many thousands of years, a place for Aboriginal people to eat, trade, talk and be together. A place of homefire for Whadjuk Noongar people. There are two Karla Yarning walking tours that explore the cultural significance of this area.  

This City is Whadjuk Country is a good introduction to the way Aboriginal people lived prior to white settlement. It is especially effective in evoking a sense of place and appreciation for the lay of the land in its most natural form. This walk stretches from the Esplanade down to the Cultural Centre. 

Along the walking tour Fighting for Rights and Recognition you will explore a period of displacement through to the beginning of land rights and learn many important lessons from our not so distant past. The northern start of this path is the Cultural Centre and winds through the CBD via Murray Street and the Supreme Court Gardens to end on Barrack Street.