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.
The Wheel of Perth opened January 2009
A luxury VIP capsule with leather seating, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player is also available.
Ticket Office and Entrance
Boarding the Capsules
There are 36 Capsules
Inside the Capsule
Lift-off with Bell Tower and Swan River ahead
Barrack Street Jetty on the Swan River
Narrows Bridge and Kings Park
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.
Palm Trees and Cyclists along the River
Almost at the Bottom again
One Revolution completed
Perth Skyline as the Capsule rises again
Bell Tower and Swan River
Barrack Street Jetty
The Shadow of the Wheel
Palms along the Swan River
The Message has been Delivered
The Wilderness Society WA organised the giant human message which spelt out ‘No Kimberley Gas Hub’.
Another Revolution almost complete
Perth Convention Centre
Going up again
Looking down from the Top
The Capsule behind
Shadow of the Wheel
Palms in the Shadow of the Wheel
Across the Swan River to South Perth
Convention Centre comes into view again
Capsules below as the Wheel turns
Eastern end of Perth City
Zoomed to Perth Buildings
South Perth to Darling Scarp
South Perth Skyline
Southern end of Narrows Bridge
Northern end of Narrows Bridge
Kings Park rises behind the Old Swan Brewery.
Construction in Perth City
High Rise Apartments
Looking down on Barrack Square
Ferry crossing to South Perth
Perth Convention Centre
Looking at all the Capsules behind
The Wheel stops and time to alight.
Back on the ground after an enjoyable Ride
Swan Bell Tower nearby
Save the Whales
The sign on the foreshore is self- explanatory.
Protect the Kimberley Whale Nursery
Sign on the Foreshore as I return to the Esplanade Station.
Avenue of Moreton Bay Fig Trees
William Street near Esplanade Station.
Perth Esplanade Underground Station
Swan Bell Tower and Wheel of Perth beyond.
My Ticket to Ride
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.
Zoomed to Foreshore from Kings Park
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!
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.