The Wheel of Perth

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Perth, Australia

The Wheel of Perth Reviews

sarahjayne87 sarahjay…
48 reviews
The wheel of Perth, is no longer there Dec 17, 2012

just to let you all know that the wheel of Perth is no longer available as it is no longer there! so please dont waste your time around planning a day trip to the wheel as you will be disappointed

however if you are really really looking for a ferris type wheel, there is another one in Perth, its located just in Fremantle (about a 30 minute drive from Perth). On the grass area near the sea, just oppersite the famous little creatures pub/bar on Mews Road.

It might be worth checking that one out :)
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harddrive40 harddriv…
1 reviews
Lame... the only thing missing was the elevator music Jan 14, 2010
On the evening of 13 January 2010 I spent 5 x $15 for our family to ride around at a snail's pace 4 times, maybe over a period of 10 minutes, sitting in a sealed air-conditioned box, seeing what I could see from the ground, or from Kings park for free. After 3 times round I had a pleading expression to let me out due to sheer boredom, but to no avail. I had to wait for the 4th time around before they let me out.
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sshaunaa sshaunaa
34 reviews
Perth's (not so impressive) waterfront ferris wheel Jan 23, 2009
For $15 per person, you sit in a ferris wheel type pod and go around three times over about 10 - 12 minutes.


- a good way to kill 15 minutes of your lunch break

- ok views of the river and surrounding area

- kids would probably enjoy it

- there's air conditioning

- if you really want to waste some money, for $115 a person, you can use the VIP pod and use their DVD player


- $45 between the 3 of us could have paid for lunch instead

- the city core is on a hill and looks down on the ferris wheel and riverside so the views aren't that great beside seeing the jetty next to the wheel

- the views from Kings Park are much nicer (not to mention free)

- we had strangers sitting in the pod with us

Overall I would say if you're visiting Perth and have been to Kings Park, the zoo, the beach, Fremantle and the aquarium and are still looking for someway to kill a half hour, I would recommend a trip on the ferris wheel. If views are what you're after, take the bus or walk to Kings Park!
view south east of the jetty
view east to the bell tower
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Horus380 says:
the wheel and the pods look just like the mini ferris wheel that Greenwich had up for summer last year. that was 11 quid!
Posted on: Jan 26, 2009
ladycaren ladycaren
1 reviews
Giant Ferris Wheel is Only Temporary Jul 06, 2009
The Bell Tower situated at the Barrack Street Jetty, contains the very famous bells of St Martin-in-the-Fields, a bi-centennial gift from the City of London.. to the people of West Australia.

The Bell Tower includes the twelve bells of St Martin-in-the-Fields which are recorded as being in existence from before the 14th century and recast in the 16th century by Queen Elizabeth I.

The bells were again recast between 1725 and 1770 by three generations of the Rudhall family of bell founders from Gloucester in England, under the order of the Prince of Wales who was later crowned as King George II. They are one of the few sets of royal bells and are the only ones known to have left England.

From one of London's most famous churches, in Trafalgar Square, the St Martin-in-the-Fields bells have rung out to celebrate many historic events.Such as...

England's victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588,


The World War II victory at El Alamein in 1942


Ringing in the New Year at Trafalgar Square for more than

275 years.


Celebrating the coronation of every British monarch since King George II in 1727.


The homecoming of Captain James Cook after his voyage

of discovery in 1771.

On his return to London in 1771, the bells of St-Martin-in-the-Fields, the bells of the admiralty, rang out to welcome back a hero of the Age of Discovery. This fact adds a distinctively Australian connection to the bells.

So the Giant Ferris Wheel is certainly in exalted company...

It looks quite spectacular at night as you can see from the photos...the Bell Tower can be seen to the left of the picture and ads a fantastic light show as the lights are constantly changing color.
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