State War Memorial, Perth

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Located on Mount Eliza and overlooking Perth Water, State War Memorial houses the Cenotaph, a well-known city landmark. Erected in honor of all Australian soldiers whose remains are buried elsewhere, the Cenotaph represents an "empty tomb." Anzac Day is a national holiday observed in April to honor Australians and New Zealanders who served in the military and died in wars and peacekeeping operations. On Anzac Day, a service is held at the memorial that attracts over 40,000 visitors. At this site, you can also visit the flame of remembrance and a pool of reflection, inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. Put State War Memorial on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Perth visit website.
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  • What an excellent location for the State War Memorial. High above the Swan river and excellent views of the city. The whole area is beautiful with manicured lawns and well kept flower gardens. Just a....  more »
  • So very popular with locals and tourists. Great photo opportunities with the awesome panoramic views of Perth City and the Swan River behind. The Eternal Flame allows respectful contemplation with...  more »
  • Always enjoy visiting this memorial. It is in a beautiful park and has outstanding views of Perth City. It is a sombre place as we read the names of those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for their...  more »
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  • was here in evening to catch the sunset. was disappointed as i was facing the wrong direction ๐Ÿ˜… it was good place for picnic though. lively with many others laying mats enjoying the weather and kids running around. i was back in the morning to catch the sunrise and it was awesome! definitely a place to be to catch sunrise
  • Stunning place to visit right on the banks of Kings Park overlooking the Perth City skyline. So much history and walking around looking at all the names of the war heros that have lost their lives fighting for our country. It is one of the best War Memorials I have visited in the world and located is a beautiful and peaceful surrounds of Kings Park
  • Wonderful location, very moving memorial to those who gave everything. Great views over the Swan delta from here. Set at the edge of the sloping Kings Park in Perth. Well worth a visit....it's a lovely walk from the city too, about 20-30 mins.
  • Absolutely incredible display of honor and respect. I spent the entire day in Kings Park and was was just blown away at the effort and time put into the veteran memorials here. As a US Veteran, it moved me to tears seeing the names under the trees, the statues, itโ€™s awesome, great Job Perth!
  • Nice park to go and relax with your family and loved ones. Can be considered a picnic spot, a part venue or just a park to stroll around in. Park provides some of the most amazing views of city and swan river. Very well maintained and clean.

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