Burswood began when pioneer Henry Camfield was given 1,000 acres of land in 1969. He named it after Burrswood in England. It was renamed Burrswood Island in 1841 when a canal was cut, and during the 1890s, a railway and the now-demolished Bunbury Bridge were built. The town’s name was changed to Burswood due to a misspelling on the sign at the railway station. A new bridge was built in 1995, and the super-convenient six-lane Windan Bridge opened in 2000.
Things to do
Chances are you’re coming to Burswood for Crown Perth, also known as the Burswood Entertainment Complex. Big-name musicians play at the lavish 2,300-seat Crown Theatre, stylish bars and nightclubs offer luxury and fine drinks, and a variety of restaurants offer diverse and delicious dining experiences.
Burswood also has a variety of other restaurants in its surrounding area, such as cafes and Italian. Want to go for a short, pleasant walk and spot some kangaroos? Located on the Swan River between Perth and Burswood, Heirisson Island is a small, slightly untamed patch of land with walking tracks and a statue of the Aboriginal warrior Yagan. It also has a small collection of kangaroos that you can catch hopping about or lying in the sun. Best of all, Burswood is only a short cab ride from the Perth CBD, making it easy to get back to your hotel after a night of bar-hopping.
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Hotels in Burswood start at AU$106 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.