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 look out 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.
The exquisite Venetian Carousel, handmade in Italy, features over a dozen prancing horses with feather plumes. The breathtaking
V Burger is found at the city end of the quay, near to the water playground. It is more of a kiosk than a restaurant, there’s seating outside with most tables undercover. The burgers are absolutely delicious, making V Burger is a great option for a casual family meal at Elizabeth Quay. Read the Buggybuddys review.
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.
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Little Ferry Co.
The Little Ferry Co departs from Claisebrook Cove
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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.
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.
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 Review.
Is there another family-friendly spot at Elizabeth Quay we’ve missed? Let us know!
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