©

Bassendean trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Bassendean

(5/5 based on 15+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: museums
Bassendean is a northeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the Town of Bassendean. Adjoining the suburb on its eastern and southern boundaries is the Swan River.HistoryThe land along the Swan River was quickly divided as settlers arrived in the Swan River Colony. Guildford was established in 1829 and within three years all of its town lots had been sold. A government reserve to the west, across the river, was deemed suitable for a town site, and the town of West Guildford was established. After he purchased a nearby farm from the Stokes family, Colonial Secretary Peter Broun named the homestead Bassendean.In 1922, West Guildford was renamed Bassendean.Flooding in 1929 caused severe damage, especially to the primary school oval.In December 1934, Bassendean Road Board held a referendum, seeking approval to borrow funds for the improvement of an area, known as Hays Swamp, on the edge of the townsite. The development would include a bowling green with floodlights, a croquet lawn, Bassendean Oval, tennis courts and provisions for other sports.Rail heritageBassendean is home to the Western Australian Rail Transport Museum which opened in 1974. The display has a collection of steam and diesel locomotives, most of which have been restored to operating conditions. Also as part of the collection are a number of carriages and other equipment associated including the Zanthus station and a signal box from the Perth city station. The West Australian Model Rail association is also housed within the complex, the centre piece of the model rail display is a working scale model, complete with all the characters from the children's series Thomas the Tank Engine.
Our Australia holiday planner allows you to plan your trip to Bassendean and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Bassendean

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bassendean

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Bassendean:
Parks, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, parks, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Shopping, wineries
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Nature, nightlife, classes
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Wineries, shopping
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Greater Perth

5 days in Perth & Brisbane BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Perth BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Perth BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 36 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALTA October, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Sydney & Perth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA February, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: February, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALTA October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News