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The 10 best things about living in Elizabeth Quay

Far East Consortium’s luxury apartments, The Towers, are located in the heart of Elizabeth Quay, where the Swan River meets the lively Perth CBD. Elizabeth Quay offers the best Perth has to offer; convenience, natural beauty, culture and entertainment all located in the lively precinct. Want to know more? Here are our top 10 favourite things about living in Elizabeth Quay.

1. “Location, location, location”

When it comes to city living in Perth, it is hard to find a location better connected than Elizabeth Quay. Residents can easily walk to work (within a few minutes), and stop by one of the many cafes and eateries for a morning coffee or a bite to eat. From museums and shopping malls to fitness centres, parks and schools – living in Elizabeth Quay means that the city’s major attractions and amenities are literally on your doorstep.

If you are planning to venture further, Elizabeth Quay has its very own train station – part of the Mandurah and Joondalup train lines. If you would like to go somewhere else, the Elizabeth Quay bus station is serviced by 55 different bus routes that will get you safely to where you need to be.

Feel like heading south of the CBD? Just climb aboard a Transperth ferry at the Elizabeth Quay ferry terminal. In just 10 minutes you can be at one of South Perth’s popular attractions like the Perth Zoo! Rottnest Express also runs ferry services departing Elizabeth Quay from the Barrack Street jetty, taking you to destinations like Fremantle and Rottnest Island.

2. The Ritz Carlton

Though it has yet to open to the public, residents can look forward to experiencing all The Ritz Carlton Hotel has to offer come November 2019.

The five star hotel will be conveniently located at the foot of our Elizabeth Quay apartments, bringing a host of elegant dining experiences from Perth’s most prestigious chefs. Among them is Wildflower alumnus, Jed Gerrard, who will be opening ‘Hearth’, a fire inspired restaurant experimenting with South American style barbecue and smoking techniques.

3. Unbeatable views

Elizabeth Quay is the perfect vantage point to soak up the views of Swan River and the CBD. Take in the serene waterscape as you stroll along the esplanade, or stop by the Elizabeth Quay bridge to observe the city skyline. The Towers at Elizabeth Quay , are the best spot to witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. The apartments boast floor to ceiling windows equipped with lift-and-tilt functions to provide uninterrupted views of both the city and the river.

4. Enjoy the spacious surrounds

City living doesn’t have to mean cramped and restrictive conditions. Despite its central location, Elizabeth Quay has plenty of space to support a healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s walking, jogging or cycling, Elizabeth Quay has plenty of riverfront paths for your daily workout. For a scenic route, start at Barrack Street Jetty and make your way towards the landmark bridge where you can take in the sights.

The City of Perth also organises free fitness classes down by the river. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events here.

5. Alfresco dining

What better way to enjoy Perth’s sunny weather than by dining outdoors. Elizabeth Quay has an array of alfresco dining options for all times of the day. Take your morning coffee at Rubra on Swan before heading to The Reveley for a lunch inspired by flavours from all around the world.

At dinner time, gather your friends at The Oyster Bar for the freshest seafood and exquisite wines. As the sun sets, watch the city lights come on at The Lucky Shag with a couple of drinks in hand.

6. Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre

Whether it’s for business or for pleasure, enjoy easy access to all events at the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre, located just adjacent to the Quay. From conventions, conferences, exhibitions and concerts, you will surely be on time to your next event!

7. The Island

A short journey across the bridge will take you to The Island at Elizabeth Quay, a vibrant entertainment, dining and leisure space with something for everyone in the family. At the centre of The Island stands the iconic Florence Hummerston building, now home to The Island Brew House and Dining.

Make yourself at home amongst the red brick and feast on their eclectic menu incorporating Mediterannean, Californian and Middle Eastern cuisine. The Island also has its own on-site brewery, crafting six unique beers made from the finest ingredients. The little ones can run amok at The Island’s maritime-inspired playground featuring a sandpit, a ‘plank’ and plenty of ropes to climb and swing from. The Island is a community hotspot on the weekends, as families gather to eat scrumptious food and watch live music by the water.

8. Historical significance

While Elizabeth Quay features brand new infrastructure and top-notch dining and entertainment, it also has a rich history as it is a significant historical site. Many aspects of the Quay’s designs draw inspiration from its historical roots. From the colourful Pinjah Mosaic at the BHP Billiton Water Park to the statue of Bessie Mabel Rischbieth on The Island, the Quay is full of monuments honouring its inhabitants at various stages of Perth’s development. Find out more about the History of Elizabeth Quay.

9. Artwork

In addition to the Pinjah Mosaic, there are plenty more public artworks on display at Elizabeth Quay. Follow the ‘Public Art Walk’ map to view an impressive mix of mosaics, statues, installations and lighting displays by talented Australian artists. These artworks like the ‘Spanda’ sculpture at the foot of The Towers at Elizabeth Quay, have become an integral part of the Perth landscape, frequently photographed by tourists and locals alike.

10. Activities all year round

The Quay is always bustling with seasonal events happening right at your doorstep. Barrack Street Jetty comes alive during the spring months with the Pop Up Twilight Hawkers Markets, bringing with it flavours, smells and sounds from around the world. In winter, Cosy @ The Quay brings arts and crafts, good food, live music and ice skating to the Elizabeth Quay bridge.

Enjoy all these perks and more in and around The Towers at Elizabeth Quay.