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Holidays in Elizabeth Quay
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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.

1551 Cheap Hotels Near Elizabeth Quay

Duxton Hotel Perth
Duxton Hotel Perth
5 out of 5
1 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
The price is AU$155 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.

Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Perth Concert Hall, Royal Perth Hospital, and Langley Park. Hay Street ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)

"We had a nice stay at the hotel with free movies for relaxation. Kudos!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2020

Duxton Hotel Perth
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
5 out of 5
1 BARRACK STREET, Perth, WA
The price is AU$419 per night from 24 Dec. to 25 Dec.

Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Barrack Street Jetty Ferry Terminal and Elizabeth Quay. Perth Convention ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (131 reviews)

"Ritz-Carlton made our 35th wedding anniversary very special. We had a champagne waiting for us in our beautiful city view room. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
4 out of 5
100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
The price is AU$112 per night from 20 Dec. to 21 Dec.

Located in Northbridge, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yagan Square and Murray Street Mall. Elizabeth Quay and Perth Mint are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (416 reviews)

"Loved the room and the atmosphere, mostly clean. Black marking on sheets (unbothered by it). Staff and service was amazing and accommodating. Would come back again"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
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Duxton Hotel Perth
Duxton Hotel Perth
5 out of 5
1 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
The price is AU$155 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Duxton Hotel Perth
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
5 out of 5
1 BARRACK STREET, Perth, WA
The price is AU$419 per night from 24 Dec. to 25 Dec.
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
4 out of 5
100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
The price is AU$112 per night from 20 Dec. to 21 Dec.
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth
Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth
4 out of 5
No 185 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
The price is AU$140 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth
QT Perth
QT Perth
5 out of 5
133 Murray Street, Perth, WA
The price is AU$212 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
QT Perth
Mantra on Murray
Mantra on Murray
4 out of 5
305 Murray Street, Perth, WA
The price is AU$149 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Mantra on Murray
Crowne Plaza Perth
Crowne Plaza Perth
4.5 out of 5
54 Terrace Road, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$126 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.
Crowne Plaza Perth
Travelodge Hotel Perth
Travelodge Hotel Perth
4.5 out of 5
417 Hay Street, Perth, WA
The price is AU$119 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Travelodge Hotel Perth
Sage Perth
Sage Perth
4 out of 5
1309-1311 Hay Street, West Perth, WA
The price is AU$119 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Sage Perth
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