The Holy Trinity Church and School Community in Perth was registered on the 4th of September, 1953. The setting stone for the Church Hall was placed by the Russian archpriest Sergije on the 8th of January 1955. The centre was built through donations and was blessed on the 1st of July 1956 by the monk Georgije (Djonlic).
Lighthouse Bay is extremely popular due to the diverse range of water based activities on offer. Try your hand at fishing from the beach, surf the waves, swim in the calmer shallow waters or just laze on the beach and take in the beauty of the bay. Whilst on the beach you will be able to see the remains of SS Mildura which ran aground in 1907 following a cyclone. The area is home to several exceptional dive sites for the diving enthusiast. With its proximity to the Ningaloo Reef, depending on the time of year you visit, you could find yourself diving with gigantic whale sharks or manta rays. Head out on a dive boat to explore the profusion of colour from the coral along the ocean bed and witness thousands of tropical fish gliding through the waters. Lighthouse Bay is on the edge of the Cape Range National Park which is home to breathtaking canyons and gorges. Visit the famous multi-coloured Yardie Creek Gorge, and search for one of 700 caves throughout the park. Lighthouse Bay is a short drive from Exmouth and 14 hours drive north of Perth.
A visit to the Potshot Monument near Exmouth in the state's north provides you with an opportunity to learn about one of the significant roles the West Australian coast played in World War II. Located on the site of Operation Potshot, the monument commemorates the use of the West Australian coast for the allied attacks on the Japanese. The United States (US) submarines used this area as a refuelling base and an airstrip was built for the fighting squadron until it was destroyed by a cyclone in 1945. Take a short drive from this significant site to see the breathtaking views of Shothole Canyon in Cape Range National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive through the park or tackle some of it on foot for a close up look at the spectacular wildflowers in bloom. Potshot Monument is located 20 minutes drive from Exmouth and 14 hours north of Perth.
The red and white candy stripes of Point Moore Lighthouse are a spectacular sight that stands out proudly amidst the Geraldton landscape. Standing 34 metres high it was the first all steel tower built on the mainland of Australia, back in 1878. With its bold colours, the lighthouse has become an icon of the port town of Geraldton. The lighthouse is not open to the public; however you can walk around the bottom of the lighthouse and read the interpretive plaque which provides some interesting facts about the lighthouse and its history. Situated at Point Moore, five minutes from Geraldton's town centre, the views of the ocean from the lighthouse are stunning. Walk along the point and take advantage of a great photo opportunity. Geraldton is a five hour drive north of Perth.
Visit the impressive limestone sculpture of Sir John Forrest which sits in St Paul's Place in the heart of Bunbury. Sculpted in 1979 by Mark LeBuse, the monument was commissioned to coincide with the 150th year anniversary celebrations. Capture the unique sculpture on camera and read the commemorative plaque that lies beneath. Sir John Forrest was known as Western Australia's favourite son. He was a surveyor, explorer and politician who played a significant role in shaping the future of the country. Take a walk around St Paul's Place to view the site of St Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral which was demolished in 1963. Discover the significance this site held to Sir John, who attended the church and school that stood here before the cathedral was built. The Sir John Forrest Monument is easy to find on the corner of Victoria and Stephen Streets in Bunbury, which is a two hours south of Perth. Whilst in the historic town of Bunbury why not join the Heritage Trail walk. Depending on how much time you have you can take anywhere from two hours to two days to visit the fifty significant sites and historical buildings on the walk.
This Lighthouse is a striking landmark. It stands some 25 metres above the ground and its light is visible from 27 kilometres away. The original Lighthouse on Marlston Hill served for 33 years until 1903 when increased trade created the need for a more modern facility. It was moved to its present site in 1971.
Bathurst Lighthouse, on the northern edge of Rottnest Island, was built in 1900 to support Wadjemup Lighthouse following the City of York shipping disaster in 1899, where 11 lives were lost. It is 20 metres high and in conjunction with Wadjemup and the Fremantle Lighthouse, creates a navigational triangle to guide skippers. The reef structure surrounding Rottnest Island meant that the construction of two lighthouses was essential to assist vessels to navigate the channel between Fremantle and the Island. Located at one of the highest points on the island, visitors can see the lighthouse and the breathtaking views on offer.
The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage Museum captures the life of the early pioneers that operated the lighthouse in Carnarvon. It has been restored and provides an interesting look back at the lives led by the original lighthouse keepers during the 1900s, as well as providing some fascinating information about how the lighthouse operated. Forming part of the Carnarvon Heritage Precinct you can catch a ride on the Coffee Pot train along the One Mile Jetty and out over the Indian Ocean. For the walking enthusiast there is a three kilometre hike which will introduce you to much of the area's stunning wildflowers and wildlife. Descriptive information boards along the way will help you identify the various species. Whilst in the precinct allow some time to visit the longest jetty in the state's north, One Mile Jetty, and visit the Railway Museum. Carnarvon is a 10 hour drive north of Perth.
Wadjemup Lighthouse, in the centre of the island, was constructed in 1896. Standing at approximately 38 metres, it is the fourth tallest lighthouse in Australia and replaced the original 20 metre structure built in 1849 by Aboriginal prisoners. Three other buildings in the Wadjemup precinct, including the Signal Station, the Battery Observation Post and the Women's Royal Australian Navy Service, are intact and linked by self-guided interpretive signage. Wadjemup Lighthouse was constructed to assist vessels to navigate the channel between Fremantle and the island. Visitors will be able to get a glimpse of Perth City from the location of the lighthouse, as it was built on the highest point on the Island.
Marvel at Mother Nature's beauty and power as you tour Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. With only 59 steps, it is Australia's most accessible lighthouse! Wind your way to the top of the tower, unveiling breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. From the balcony, try spotting whales and their young frolicking in the waters below during the annual migratory period, from September to December. Friendly tour guides will provide you with fascinating insights into the functions of this working lighthouse. Take a step back in time as you hear tales of ships wrecked off the formidable coastline and the hardships of life as a lighthouse keeper. Stories of resident ghosts Harry and Mary will be sure to send a tingle down your spine! Finish your visit with refreshments on the panoramic deck, or by the fireplace, in the lovingly restored lighthouse keeper's cottage.
The Vlamingh Head Lighthouse offers spectacular views of Ningaloo Reef and a great vantage point to witness the famous Western Australian sunset from its elevated location on a hill above the ocean near Exmouth. Take a tour of the lighthouse and learn about its interesting history and that of other lighthouses in the area. An interactive tour suitable for children is also offered. Take a walk around the outside of the lighthouse to see the panoramic views of the ocean. You may be lucky to see humpback whales migrating south from the vantage point on the hill. The Vlamingh Head Lighthouse is situated near Exmouth, a 10 hour drive north of Perth. Flights from Perth to nearby Learmonth Airport depart daily and take just under two hours. Whilst in the area, be sure to visit the world famous Ningaloo Marine Park.
A visit to the town of Boulder provides you with an opportunity to visit the Miners Monument located in the centre of the town. The monument was created to commemorate over 1,300 miners that have been killed since the gold rush of the 1890s. Examine the realistic detail of the statue that depicts a miner using an air leg drill, which is often used in underground mines. After viewing the monument, continue down Burt Street on foot, and join into the Boulder Historic Walk. The walk encompasses one of the most significant historical streetscapes in Western Australia. Each building along the route has a story and makes for an attractive photograph. The Miners Monument is just 20 minutes drive from Kalgoorlie and a seven hour drive east of Perth.
The Lighthouse Scenic Drive offers breathtaking views of the North West Cape as you drive up to Valmingh Head. Meander up the hill to see the grand Vlamingh Lighthouse for spectacular panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and Ningaloo Reef. Be sure to keep a look out for migrating whales during the migration season. Take the interactive tour of the 1912 lighthouse and learn about its interesting history. Continue to the edge of the lookout to see the site of World War II aircraft ruins. For a small cost you can hire binoculars to take full advantage of the magnificent views. Whilst in the area, ensure you make time to explore the magnificent marine life of the Ningaloo Reef. The Lighthouse Scenic Drive starts just outside of Exmouth, which is a 14 hour drive north of Perth. It is advisable to contact the Exmouth Tourist Bureau to confirm the drive is open prior to departure.
This is truly one of the great capes of the world and also Western Australia's tallest lighthouse - Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. The powerful Indian and Southern Oceans converge at this famous landmark. The historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse near Augusta is situated at the most south westerly tip of Australia. This famous landmark is over 100 years old and remains an important working lighthouse and collection point for meteorological data. Learn about the intriguing maritime history of the area, view fantastic marine life including dolphins, whales and seabirds and climb to the top to check out the wind speed. The Leeuwin Lighthouse café offers coffee, hot chocolate, scones and light meals. Browse the gift shop for souvenirs to take home. Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is situated a leisurely 10 minutes drive south of Augusta.