A trip to Perth, or Western Australia for that matter, is bound to be a largely outdoors affair. And where there’s nature, there is sure to be enticing experiences for kids. Animals, parks and sports are just a few of the reasons Perth makes a family-friendly getaway, and for those considering this destination for an upcoming itinerary, we’ve listed some more of the activities that make it special.
The Perth Zoo consists of 41 acres of interesting animal and plant collections. The three main regions of the zoo are the Australian Walkabout, the Asian Rainforest and African Savannah – all of which portray the animals in something closely resembling the natural habitats. It’s a learning experience for children, who might not even realize it, and it’s also good fun for parents as well!
Aquarium of Western Australia
Located in Hillarys, the Aquarium of Western Australia provides an entire underwater world for families to explore. In fact, this aquarium still holds the title as having the largest walk-through underwater tunnel. Explore the marine life that is present along the coast of Western Australia in five distinct areas: The Great Southern, the Shipwreck Coast, the Perth Coast, the Far North and Marmion Marine Park.
The main draw for Lake Monger is definitely its bird watching with over 38 different species, such as black swans, pelicans, and spoonbills on-site.
Fremantle Chocolate Factory
Since visitors to the Fremantle Chocolate Factory get free tastes of delicious chocolate and fudge, of course it makes for an activity easily spent with children. Even better is the fact that the Fremantle Chocolate Factory produces over 300 different chocolate products.
The Great Escape
Located on the Hillarys Boat Harbour, The Great Escape leisure park provides families with access to water slides, a high ropes course, rock climbing, trampolines and so much more.
In addition to these family friendly things to do in Perth, you will enjoy hanging out at the famous beaches, traveling to Rottnest Island to ride bikes and feed quokkas, and partaking in water activities like kayaking. The possibilities are virtually endless!