Three days in Perth means you’re lucky enough to fully experience it, especially if your itinerary includes tours that combine the sights, culture, and adventures of the city plus Western Australia’s southwest coast. Here’s how to spend a fun-filled 72 hours in Perth.
Perth Bell Tower
Barrack Square Riverside Drive, Perth, Western Australia, 6000
The Bell Tower is centrally located at the southern edge of Perth’s central business district (CBD), making it easy to visit during a day of sightseeing. The tower and adjacent Elizabeth Quay are popular gathering places for both locals and visitors. Book admission in advance to avoid waiting in the ticket line, or visit on a walking tour or a combo tour that also includes another city attraction, such as the Perth Mint.
With your entry you can head up to the tower’s three observation levels for views of downtown Perth and the Swan River. For a more enhanced experience, take a guided tour or opt for the interactive bell-chiming demonstration to learn the art of bell-ringing.
Esmeralda and Quasimodo
This is another unique experience in Perth. My husband and I totally enjoyed ringing the historic bells. I just realised that bell ringing is no easy job. Even the structure of tower is one of a kind as it is strategically located facing the Swan River. We truly enjoyed our experiences in Perth and we’re looking forward to coming back in the near future.
Josie_C, May 2022
Things to know before you go
- The Bell Tower is accessible for travelers with physical disabilities.
- On Sundays, tours do not run but you can enter with a general entry ticket, available for purchase only in person.
- If you visit when the bells aren’t ringing, the audiovisual displays in the tower depict the history of the bells.
How to get there
The Bell Tower is located at the base of Barrack Street at the Barrack Street Jetty. It’s a short walk from the CBD, or you can take the free Blue CAT bus.
When to get there
The tower is open daily; the bells ring Monday, Thursday, and Sunday from 12–1pm. Tours take place Monday to Saturday until mid-afternoon.
Swan River Waterfront
The Bell Tower is one of many things to enjoy along this stretch of the Swan River, which flows through the city. The river provides miles of green space and paths for walking, biking, playing, and picnicking. The Elizabeth Quay development is home to eateries and public art. Hop on a ferry or river cruise to explore more of the river.
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