Mining Machinery at Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay has transformed into a temporary mine site with some of the biggest and coolest mining equipment on display ahead of WA’s first-ever Resources Technology Showcase event at Convention and Exhibition Centre on 27 + 28 November.

I took my boys along to check out these BIG trucks, and they did not disappoint! Photos cannot capture just how big they are.

Mining Machinery at Elizabeth Quay

The highlight for the kids was the Caterpillar 785 haul truck, aka the Dump Truck! The dump truck weighs a whopping 118 tonnes and is 5.5m high and 7m wide – you literally feel like an ant standing beside it! The boys couldn’t believe it has 6 wheels – I was more shocked to discover the tyres are worth about 30-40 thousand dollars each, I don’t think I’ll be complaining about the price of my new tyres anymore 😉

Mining Machinery at Elizabeth Quay

The second vehicle a 745 articulated haul truck connected to a Panther float with a D9 dozer on the back. The Panther Low Loader was designed and manufactured in Bunbury and can carry loads from 80,000kg to 1,000,000kg and is worth about 2 million dollars.

Mining Machinery at Elizabeth Quay

Mining Machinery at Elizabeth Quay


The impressive trucks are free for the public to visit and will be at Elizabeth Quay for 2 weeks.

Mining Machinery at Elizabeth Quay

Other great things to do at Elizabeth Quay is ride the Carousel, grab an ice-cream at Gusto Gelato, explore the playground or have a splash at the water park.

Elizabeth Quay

About Kellie Elliott

Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 4 she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram at Perth Mum Adventures.

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