The whitewashed stone mill and cottage sit in the suburb of South Perth, near the Perth Zoo and just across the river from Perth’s Central Business District (CBD), making the Old Mill accessible for visitors during a day of sightseeing in the city center. The mill is not usually part of city tour itineraries, but guided tours are available on site for those who visit on their own and wish to learn more about Perth’s early colonial days and European settlement in Western Australia.
Things to know before you go
- The Old Mill is ideal for history buffs interested in colonial artifacts.
- Admission is free (donations are accepted).
- This is a small site that won’t take up much of your day.
How to get there
If you’re coming from Perth CBD, board the ferry at the Barrack Street Jetty, cross the Swan River to the Mends Street Jetty, then walk about 15 minutes to reach the mill. Alternatively, you can walk the whole way via the Narrows Bridge in about 30 minutes.
When to get there
The mill is open late morning to late afternoon Tuesday to Friday and in the afternoon only on Saturday and Sunday; it’s closed on Monday and public holidays.
Just a 15-minute walk down Mill Point Road from the Old Mill, the Perth Zoo is home to a variety of animals from Australia and other continents. It’s a great place to see Aussie creatures including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils, and emus, plus typical zoo favorites such as giraffes and elephants.
- Perth Zoo
- Perth Bell Tower
- Supreme Court Gardens
- Elizabeth Quay
- Swan River
- Perth Mint
- St. George’s Cathedral
- Queens Gardens
- London Court
- Fremantle Passenger Terminal (Perth Cruise Port)
- Kings Park & Botanic Garden
- Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Western Australian Museum – Perth
- Perth Cultural Centre
- Nostalgia Box