A building on the other end of the boat jetty.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barrack Square is an open public square on the foreshore of Perth Water on the Swan River, located at the southern end of Barrack Street near the central business district of Perth, Western Australia.
The Swan Bells (See photo below of the Bell Tower), are located at Barrack Square, as well as cafés, restaurants and jetties.
There are six jetties (so the area is sometimes referred to as the Barrack Street Jetties), including the Barrack Street Jetty used by Transperth. Commercial companies also use the jetties for trips to Rottnest Island and river cruises.
The West Australian Rowing Club has had a presence adjacent to the square since the nineteenth century.
The Majestic Bell Tower. The Bell Tower is located on Riverside Drive overlooking the picturesque Swan River. It is one of the most unique places and must see tourist attractions in Perth. Filled with fascinating historic content and boasting a unique and distinctive design – resulting from a major architectural competition – it has become an icon for Perth and Western Australia.
This historic ring of bells was given to the people of Western Australia as part of the national Bicentennial celebrations in 1988. Among its many attributes 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. Wondering what to do in Perth? Visit The Bell Tower today!
A block of offices on one of the six jetties.
The Riverside Cafe from a different position.
People having a meal or coffee at the Riverside Cafe before the boat leaves for going down the Swan River to Freemantle and back again. My awesome wife Harriet having a coffee in the photo below.
The James Stirling
The boat operates the daily Fremantle Lunch Cruise and afternoon Swan River Scenic Cruise, by night she transforms into the ideal vessel for dinners for up to 225 people.
Cruise the Swan River between the port city of Fremantle and Perth on one of the daily cruises! Stay onboard and enjoy the scenic experience or jump off in Perth and take the time to explore the vibrant city at your own leisure.
From the website: There is no better way to combine a delicious lunch and a wonderful cruise on the magnificent Swan River than on our Fremantle Lunch Cruise. Available from both Perth and Fremantle, this unique cruise includes a buffet of Western Australia’s abundant seasonal fresh produce as well as full bar facilities on board.
Upon boarding the vessel you are shown to your reserved table. Enjoy the Captain’s commentary during the cruise downstream to the port city of Fremantle. Upon the return journey, you are invited to enjoy the hot buffet complimented by seasonal salads, all followed by a scrumptious dessert buffet. With a fully stocked bar on board, why not enhance your light lunch with an ice-cold beer, chilled chardonnay, or smooth shiraz.
The boat is underway. Swan River is open to the sea so it is tidal.
The magnificent mansions of Perth overlooking the river and Fremantle’s busy inner harbour.
Photograph of Ken taken by a fellow passenger.
An industrial section of Perth along the Swan River.
Trees along the bank merging into houses of wealthy people.
A little sandy beach …….. one of many along the Swan River. That was thing we liked about Perth. There were parks and beaches along the Swan River. Compared to Brisbane where we come from ….. 3,606 kms. or 2,240 miles away …… we only have Southbank as the main riverside park. You wouldn’t swim in the Brisbane river …. it is too dirty.
A man out paddling on a surf ski, brings a real personal quality to the park.
More trees along the the Swan River. It is untouched bushland which gives a sense of remoteness and distance from the city of Perth.