Perth Mint – Making Money Explained

Many children think their parents grow money on a tree in the backyard. Well parents, a trip to Perth Mint this holidays is your chance to explain to the kids where the cash actually comes from and that it takes quite a lot of hard work to make it. Perth Mint recently released its cutest currency of all time with its Quokka coin, celebrating the entire month of September as the Quokka’s birthday. The Mint is giving away two of the coins and a family pass return trip to Rottnest Island each week in September and all you have to do is post a Quokka selfie and 20 words about why the furry little critters are you favourite. At the Mint you can see all the new coin releases, take a Mint tour, watch a live gold pour or maybe just relax with a coffee in the café. All the details are on the Perth Mint Facebook page.

The Bell Tower – Play One of the World Biggest Musical Instruments

‘Never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee’ or so said English poet John Donne and whilst he was contemplating death and the meaning of life, there’s nothing so sombre about the beautifully melodic notes that ring out daily from the 12 bells that make up the Swan Bells. They are housed in the splendidly sculptural Perth City’s Bell Tower at Elizabeth Quay making it one of the largest musical instruments in the world and about three times a week a group of professional bellringers, work the bells for a full hour a day. Children are going to love the tour that takes them right into the ringing chamber where they too can have a go at playing this vast and very unusual instrument.