Holidays in Elizabeth Quay

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Elizabeth Quay

An exciting new addition to the Perth riverfront, this precinct has everyone talking. There is already heaps to see and do and it’s not even finished yet.

Play mini golf, splash around in the waterpark, go shopping, admire stunning architecture and sculptures, and see Perth’s iconic Swan Bells at Elizabeth Quay. During major community festivals, the precinct comes alive with spectacular shows, yummy street food options and awesome concerts and fireworks shows.

Elizabeth Quay first opened to the public in 2016, but work is ongoing. This artificial inlet occupies what used to be reclaimed land, the former Esplanade Reserve. Its boardwalks are perched above the lapping waves of the beautiful Swan River, reconnecting Perth with the source of its existence.

Arrive early in the day to explore Elizabeth Quay before the crowds arrive. Follow the wooden boardwalk and stand under the whale skeleton-like arch, a grand artwork named Spanda. You also can’t miss the First Contact statue, which stands 5 metres (16 feet) tall and looks positively quirky.

Less prominent is the bronze statue of Bessie Rischbieth, a feminist and activist who in 1964, at the age of 90, championed against the land reclamation at this spot by standing barefoot in front of the bulldozers. Her umbrella raised high, she attempted to save the Swan River. The new inlet means the river is allowed back in, although it’s probably not what Bessie had in mind.

The quay was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, when the development first started. The planned high-rise hotels, retail space, offices and apartments are still to be finalised in the coming years. For now, just visit Barrack Square and the Swan Bells right next to Elizabeth Quay.

Come here just before dark to see Elizabeth Quay lit up by atmospheric lights as the sun sets and the Swan River slowly turns to black.

Being part of the central business district (CBD) of Perth and situated right next to the Transperth public ferry terminal, it’s very easy to get to Elizabeth Quay. Public ferries run all the way to the Mends Street jetty in South Perth. The free blue CAT bus stops near the Bell Tower as well. Elizabeth Quay even has its own bus and railway station. There is a wide range of accommodation options nearby, from flash CBD hotels to fun backpacker hostels.

1334 Cheap Hotels Near Elizabeth Quay

Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
4 out of 5
100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$122 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Located in Northbridge, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Western Australian Museum and Yagan Square. Murray Street Mall and RAC Arena are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (567 reviews)
"Good location"

Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2021

Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
4.5 out of 5
707 Wellington Street, Perth, WA
The price is AU$129 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of RAC Arena, Watertown Brand Outlet Centre and Northbridge Piazza. Yagan Square ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (962 reviews)
"Parking and condition of stay"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Perth
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
4 out of 5
1 Barrack Square, Perth, WA
The price is AU$201 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swan Bells Belltower and Hay Street Mall. Art Gallery of Western Australia ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (189 reviews)
"Loved the pool and the roof top bar was beautiful great location near the waterfront"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
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Top Elizabeth Quay Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
4 out of 5
100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
The price is AU$122 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
4.5 out of 5
707 Wellington Street, Perth, WA
The price is AU$129 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
4 out of 5
1 Barrack Square, Perth, WA
The price is AU$201 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
Peppers Kings Square Hotel
Peppers Kings Square Hotel
4.5 out of 5
621 Wellington Street, Perth, WA
The price is AU$159 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Peppers Kings Square Hotel
Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$175 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
Fraser Suites Perth
Parmelia Hilton Perth
Parmelia Hilton Perth
5 out of 5
14 Mill Street, Perth, WA
The price is AU$169 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Parmelia Hilton Perth
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central
4 out of 5
24 Mount Street, Perth, WA
The price is AU$129 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central
QT Perth
QT Perth
5 out of 5
133 Murray Street, Perth, WA
The price is AU$198 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
QT Perth
Crowne Plaza Perth, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Perth, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
54 Terrace Road, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$153 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Crowne Plaza Perth, an IHG Hotel
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