Last week I shared some photos from around the city of Perth from my visit back in October 2017. This week I’m sharing some photos taken around Elizabeth Quay. As you might guess – I took A LOT of photos – hence the need to break the posts up, and there are more to come after this one. Below is a quick explanation of what ‘Elizabeth Quay’ is courtesy of Wikipedia.
From Wikipedia: Elizabeth Quay is a mixed-use development project in the Perth central business district. Located on the north shore of Perth Water and centred on the landmark Swan Bells (‘The Bell Tower’), it was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II during her Diamond Jubilee. It was officially opened on 29 January 2016.
I was at Elizabeth Quay a few times. Once, on foot walking around exploring. Another time to board a cruise to Fremantle, and one evening to go to a hosted dinner at ‘The Reveley‘ with the tennis player’s conference people. By the way, I highly recommend The Reveley – the location, the views, the food, the service – fantastico! Oh, and after looking through my photo’s I see that I snapped some photos from the ‘Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour’ of the city I took one day also.
Elizabeth Quay Bridge
The photo below shows the Elizabeth Quay Bridge in the background at sunset. The 20-metre high suspension bridge is open to pedestrians and cyclists and is an iconic architectural feature of the quay.
As mentioned earlier, we had dinner one night at The Reveley at Elizabeth Quay and it was fabulous! If I remember correctly I had the most delicious pork belly that night!
The Reveley is a multi-functional place to suit various needs. The ground floor is the perfect meeting place for coffee and cake, casual lunch or family dinner. The next level is ‘The Dining Room’ and that is where we ate. It provides gorgeous elevated views, a premium organic menu, and heroes fresh proteins and a variety of sides inspired by modern European casual dining. The top level is called ‘Henry’s Rooftop’ and provides stunning city and river views. It’s a popular after-work cocktails destination with a share style menu, live entertainment and relaxed weekend vibes.
Here’s some photo’s I snapped on the night. The first one is of The Reveley itself, and the following ones are of the views from inside The Reveley and include some interesting and unavoidable reflections on the glass. What a stunning spot it is!
The Bell Tower
The Swan Bells are a set of 18 bells hanging in a specially built 82.5-metre-high copper and glass campanile that were gifted to the people of Western Australia to commemorate Australia’s bicentenary in 1988. The tower is commonly known as The Bell Tower or the Swan Bell Tower. Opened on December 10, 2000, the ‘Swan Bells’ was Western Australia’s Millennium Project. If you’re interested, you can read some interesting history about the bells in the bell tower here. The bell ringers ring every Monday and Thursday 12pm-1pm. General ringing also takes place every Sunday 12pm -1pm.
The romantic in me loved the love locks! Who needs to go to Paris for romance when it’s right here at the Bell Tower at Elizabeth Quay? There is a bridge with chains to which love locks can be attached. Love Locks can be purchased in the bell tower for $35.00 and that includes engraving of two names and a date and a beautiful folder so you can record the date and the moment that you locked your love together with that special person. Romantic huh? Sigh! You can get a love heart engraved on your love lock too if you wish. As you’ll see, I was a little possessed by the romance of the whole love locks thing and took a few ahem .. ok a lot of photos! The photos below are only a small sample of the ones I took.
The Ferry Terminal
Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal on the Swan River offers cruises, ferry services, and even gondola rides! I caught a Captain Cook Cruise to Fremantle one day, but will cover that in another post. There’s plenty of spots to grab something to eat and/or drink while you’re waiting for your ferry/cruise. I didn’t take too many photos here but you can see and learn more here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed a virtual tour of Elizabeth Quay via my little collection of photos. You can see and learn a lot more at this link for Elizabeth Quay.
Have you visited Perth and been to Elizabeth Quay? Perhaps you’re a local and could share more about this beautiful part of Perth with us!
Ciao for now,