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Wheel Of Perth

The 'Wheel of Perth' is located on the Perth foreshore near Barrack Square and opened on 7th January 2009. Passengers are lifted to a height of 50 metres to experience spectacular views of Perth City and the Swan River. Enjoy the Ride! Sadly the "Wheel of Perth" closed on 2 May 2010 and the Perth skyline will never be the same again. The reason for the closure is the commencement of work on the controversial Perth waterfront redevelopment plans with a $250 million price tag as revealed by Premier Colin Barnett and Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi. Fortunately, I have memories of an enjoyable ride and an album of photos to treasure.

Date(s): 02 May 2009 & 24 May 2010. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 58 of 58 Total. 14696 Visits.
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The Wheel of Perth is located on the Perth foreshore
The wheel experience lasts approximately 13 minutes. Passengers enter one of the 36 capsules and are gently lifted to a height of almost 50 meters for spectacular views of The Swan River and downtown Perth.

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The Wheel of Perth opened January 2009
A luxury VIP capsule with leather seating, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player is also available.

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Ticket Office and Entrance

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Boarding the Capsules

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There are 36 Capsules

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Inside the Capsule

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Lift-off with Bell Tower and Swan River ahead

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Barrack Street Jetty on the Swan River

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Narrows Bridge and Kings Park

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Perth Foreshore

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No Kimberley Gas Hub
Almost 200 people contorted their bodies into letters to send a giant human message in a bid to stop the industrial development plan which involves creating a liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub 50km north of Broome at James Price Point.

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Palm Trees and Cyclists along the River

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Almost at the Bottom again

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One Revolution completed

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Perth Skyline as the Capsule rises again

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Bell Tower and Swan River

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Barrack Street Jetty

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The Shadow of the Wheel

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Palms along the Swan River

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The Message has been Delivered
The Wilderness Society WA organised the giant human message which spelt out ‘No Kimberley Gas Hub’.

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Another Revolution almost complete

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Perth Convention Centre

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Going up again

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Looking down from the Top

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The Capsule behind

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Barrack Square

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Shadow of the Wheel

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Palms in the Shadow of the Wheel

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Across the Swan River to South Perth

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Convention Centre comes into view again

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Capsules below as the Wheel turns

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Perth Foreshore

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Eastern end of Perth City

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Perth Buildings

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Zoomed to Perth Buildings

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South Perth to Darling Scarp

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South Perth Skyline

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South Perth

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Southern end of Narrows Bridge

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Northern end of Narrows Bridge
Kings Park rises behind the Old Swan Brewery.

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Construction in Perth City

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High Rise Apartments

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Looking down on Barrack Square

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Jetties below

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Ferry crossing to South Perth

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Perth Foreshore

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Perth Convention Centre

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Looking at all the Capsules behind
The Wheel stops and time to alight.

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Back on the ground after an enjoyable Ride

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Swan Bell Tower nearby

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Save the Whales
The sign on the foreshore is self- explanatory.

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Protect the Kimberley Whale Nursery
Sign on the Foreshore as I return to the Esplanade Station.

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Avenue of Moreton Bay Fig Trees
William Street near Esplanade Station.

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Perth Esplanade Underground Station
Swan Bell Tower and Wheel of Perth beyond.

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My Ticket to Ride

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Wheel Of Perth to stop spinning
17 April 2010. Sadly the Wheel of Perth will close on 2 May 2010 and the Perth skyline will never be the same again. The reason for the closure is the commencement of work on the controversial Perth waterfront redevelopment plans with a $250 million price tag as revealed by Premier Colin Barnett and Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.

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24 May 2010. The "Wheel of Perth" has gone!! The plan is to replace all that lovely spacious lawn area with a controversial waterfront redevelopment at a cost of about 250 million dollars!

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The "Wheel of Perth" is only a Memory now
24 May 2010. The empty space near the Swan Bell Tower where the "Wheel of Perth" once operated. Fortunately I have memories of an enjoyable ride and an album of photos to treasure.

 
   
 
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