The capital of Western Australia, Perth is a wonderful family holiday destination with a perfect Mediterranean climate, an array of sandy beaches and a laid-back atmosphere. The city presents an ideal blend of the ancient and the modern, and offers an abundance of activities ensuring the best of excitement and adventure for all!
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
One of the world’s biggest city parks, Kings Park is an ideal picnic destination overlooking the city and the mesmerising Swan River. The best way to make the most of this stunning place is by walking down the bush land trails and admiring the manicured gardens. Enjoy the incredible views of the city skyline, Swan River and Canning River, and Darling Ranges! Besides, there are some cafes to explore and different ceremonial events to attend in the garden.
A true wildlife haven, Perth Zoo is one of the top attractions in the city visited by a large number of tourists, and is home to more than 1,200 animals from different parts of the world. Take your kids along and spot animals kept in beautifully recreated natural habitats such as the Asian Rainforest and African Savannah. The zoo keeper talks and animal feeding presentations are other major draws of the zoo.
25 minutes from Perth, Swan Valley is a region in the upper reaches of the Swan River loved for its incredible natural beauty. Here you would love to walk down the lush trails along the Swan River and to discover many wineries and microbreweries, sweet treats, and arts and crafts. You can have a wonderful family time taking a relaxing cruise on the river. Besides, there are many historical buildings to look at and some of the finest Australian dishes to try.
With its maritime history and mesmerising Victorian architecture, Fremantle appeals to travellers from all corners of the world. This port city is located just 30 minutes from downtown Perth and is known as “the world’s best preserved example of a 19th century port streetscape”. Head to the city with your family and explore colonial remnants such as the Arts Centre and Old Courthouse and Fremantle Prison. Also, there are a number of seafood restaurants, bars and cafes, and markets to explore.
The picturesque scenery, incredible marine life and laid-back atmosphere make Rottnest Island a true haven to explore in the city. There are 63 pristine beaches and 20 bays on the island and people love to discover them on bicycle. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy activities such as swimming, diving, snorkelling and kayaking. While snorkelling, visitors can even spot dolphins. Some of the major attractions of the island include a family fun park, a Karma Day Spa and the Rottnest Island Country Club.