Heritage Tourism Product
Heritage Perth Weekend
Heritage Perth Weekend is a two-day celebration of the history and heritage of the City of Perth. Starting as a one-day event in 2009, it expanded to two days the next year due to its success.
In 2018, Heritage Perth Weekend saw the City of Perth come alive with free walks and guided tours, talks, exhibitions and presentations, children's activities and access to some of Perth's most beautiful and iconic heritage places and spaces.
This year, with the aim of engaging a new, and predominantly younger audience, Heritage Perth introduced a Pokémon Go heritage scavenger hunt which saw nearly 2000 Pokémon Go 'Trainers' visit 10 of Perth's heritage buildings, learning the history and heritage of the City of Perth along the way.
Heritage Perth Weekend would not be possible without the support of the participants, volunteers, sponsors and partners including the City of Perth, Lotterywest, Heritage Council of WA, Cathedral Square, The West Australian and 6PR 882.
Premier Mill Hotel, Katanning
The Katanning Roller Flour Mill has been the heart of Katanning since its foundation in 1891, but in recent decades had fallen into dilapidation.
A multi-million-dollar restoration has transformed it into a boutique hotel, Dôme café and basement bar. Much of the mill’s infrastructure has been retained with original industrial elements now sitting alongside cutting-edge design and technology, producing a world-class heritage tourism offering.
The hotel acts as a de-facto tourist information hub from which guests can explore and connect with the Great Southern region. The Premier Mill Hotel is part of a larger vision for similar projects, with heritage and story-telling at their core which aim to help close the divide between our metropolitan and rural areas.