The City of Perth has become a vibrant hub of eating and drinking and some fantastic things to do. Here is our top ten list to make sure you tick off your Perth list:
The Bell Tower is one of Perth must-see tourist attractions overlooking the beautiful Swan River and right at Elizabeth Quay. At 83 meters tall, it’s unique design cannot be missed when visiting Perth – and definitely check it our by night to see the beautiful tower all lit up.
The Bell Tower is home to a total of seventeen bells, commemorating Australia’s bicentennial celebrations in 1988. Twelve of these historic bells are from St Martin’s in the Field, a beautiful historic church in central London, which are recorded as being in existence from before the 14th century. The remaining bells were cast especially for the Bell Tower.
Bell Ringing at the Bell Tower
At the Bell Tower, you can experience the awesome sound and sight of these historic bells ringing as well as some magnificent views of the city and the Swan River. You can also enjoy a behind the scenes look at the bell ringing chamber and learn more about the history of the famous bells. Ring the bells and receive a souvenir bell chiming certificate to take home with you 🙂
Getting to the Bell Tower:
The iconic Bell Tower is located in Barrack Square on Riverside Drive right next to Elizabeth Quay. A convenient walk from most hotels, or jump on the Blue Cat bus to get there.
From Rooftop Bars, foodtrucks, casual dining and 5 star best of the best, Perth has so many amazing restaurants to choose from. There are also an array of bars, pubs and watering holes that are not to be missed, including the ever popular Sneaky Tony’s Rum Bar.
The Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest operating mint and a historic landmark in Perth. Built in the 19th century to refine gold brought in from the Gold Rush, the Mint offers a great insight to the history of the goldrush era as well as modern coin making. Witness a traditional gold pour in The Perth Mint’s original melting house, which has been fashioned as a small auditorium with the last remaining Furness taking centre stage.
See the Guinness World Record holding largest gold bullion coin. In 2011, The Perth Mint casted of the world’s largest gold bullion coin, the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin.
You can also engrave your own medallion – use your favourite quote or saying to design your own medallion, ready to take away with you when you leave.