The centre of Perth is arranged around a grid of streets stretching from the railway station in the north down to the foreshore of the Swan River in the south. Major hotels can be found within the centre and shoppers can find everything they need within the pedestrian-only shopping areas known as the Hay Street Mall and the Murray Street Mall, both open-air shopping zones linked by undercover arcades such as the quaint London Court or the overpass through the larger Carillion Arcade.
Crossing the business center of high rise buildings along St Georges Terrace, visitors can walk down to the Swan River foreshore by crossing the Esplanade, a large park area home to Government House, the Supreme Court Gardens and various visiting festivals and exhibitions. Along the river you can find Barrack Street Jetty, where ferries leave to cross to South Perth and the Perth Zoo, or to take a longer cruise to Fremantle or Rottnest Island. The Wheel of Perth is located close to the jetty and is a ferris wheel giving views across the city and the river.
The crowning glory of Perth is the hilltop bushland and gardens of Kings Park, easily seen from the foreshore and best accessed by bus. Kings Park offers magnificent views, wildflower walks and barbecue areas and is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world.