Elizabeth Quay just keeps on growing and growing! There’s a lot to do there for families. Even a simple walk around the quay’s boardwalks, bridge and promenades are packed full of art, sculptures and a different view of the Swan River and city from every angle. There’s an ever-expanding list of things to do here and at Barack Street Jetty, check out our guide to the best ways to spend a day at Elizabeth Quay.

BHP Billiton Water Park

The ten million dollar BHP Billiton Water Park at Elizabeth Quay is a huge, interactive water feature. The water park features fountains, mist and puddles to splash around in and a mosaic floor that is inspired by the Noongar people. There are toilets and changing facilities close by. Read the Buggybuddys review.


The maritime-themed Island Playground has been designed in collaboration with Nature Play. Little pirate lovers can ring the bell, walk the plank or keep a lookout in the crowns nest in the three-storey climbing tower, which also features nets, a slide and rope bridges.  There’s a shady sandpit too. The water play area, where kids can pump the water to create a stream, is very popular.  Read the Buggybuddys review.

Elizabeth Quay Playground

Venetian Carousel 

The exquisite Venetian Carousel, handmade in Italy, features over a dozen prancing horses with feather plumes. The breathtaking details, like hand-painted Italian scenes, dazzling lights and enchanting music make this a moving piece of art. Children and the young at heart will love to ride on this beautiful addition to Elizabeth Quay. Read the Buggybuddys review.

Top Things to Do and Eat at Elizabeth Quay


Gusto Gelato 

A sunny day at Elizabeth Quay isn’t complete without a creamy scoop of Gusto Gelato! Here you can enjoy your freshly made gelato along with a view of the city. There’s plenty of seating, on the candy coloured stools, most of which is undercover. You can view the kitchen where the magic happens through a window.
Read the Buggybuddys review.Top Things to Do and Eat at Elizabeth Quay

Little Ferry Co. 

The Little Ferry Co departs from Claisebrook Cove in East Perth. The cruise to Elizabeth Quay takes about 40 minutes, giving you plenty of time to take in the sights of the Swan River (like Crown, the new Perth Stadium etc) and the Skipper gives an interesting commentary along the way. It’s a fab little family excursion!
Read the Buggybuddys review.

Top Things to Do and Eat at Elizabeth Quay
The Island Brewhouse

The Island Brewhouse, found in the iconic Florence  Hummerston  Kiosk, which has been lovingly re-built and restored on the “island” at Elizabeth Quay. The bright and airy restaurant has amazing views over the Swan River and over the quay to the city skyline. The Island Brewhouse has a great menu for the whole family, with a focus on fresh salads which change daily, tarts, pasta, wood-fired pizzas and more.    Read the Buggybuddys review.

Bell Tower 

The Bell Tower is one of Perth’s most recognisable buildings where young children to grandparents can try bell chiming. There’s also an exhibition, belfry viewing and collection of very old bells from around the world.  It’s a stunning 360-degree view of the Swan River, Elizabeth Quay and Perth city from the observation deck.  Read the Buggybuddys review.

Top Things to Do and Eat at Elizabeth Quay

TransPerth Ferry 

The TransPerth Ferry is the cheapest way of viewing the city from the Swan River. The ferry departs from the jetty at Elizabeth Quay to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth with the journey taking just eight minutes. You can burn off some energy at the Mends Street playground and grab a coffee and a bite to eat at one of the nearby South Perth cafes. Read the Buggybuddys ReviewTop Things to Do and Eat at Elizabeth Quay

Six Senses at the Quay

If you are a lover of Thai food then you can’t go wrong with Six Senses at the Quay which occupies a prime spot overlooking Elizabeth Quay and serves a mouth-watering array of gourmet Thai food. High chairs are available.
Six Senses at the Quay

Is there another family-friendly spot at Elizabeth Quay we’ve missed? Let us know!

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About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, "The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life" has enjoyed an exciting name change in 2021, as "The Chef's Ex-wife" embarks on new adventures with Simply PERTHfect. Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA, as well as brunching, tapas or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her son "Little Chef" in tow, Amanda always has plenty of family friendly eating options to recommend too! Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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