Perth & Western Australia (10 Day Itinerary Summary)

The secret to the best family vacation is actually very simple: Animals and playgrounds.
Our family roadtrip to Perth in June was packed with outdoor adventures and close encounters with animals that excite kids and adults alike.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Fremantle

Fremantle Market in Perth
Fremantle Markets – Fresh produce all weekend
  • Visit the Fremantle Market which offers fresh local produce, and an assortment of shopping including accessories, bags, paintings, and more. Note: The market is only open during the weekends.
  • From the market, you can easily walk to Fremantle Prison – a prison built by prisoners themselves.
  • Let the kids have their playtime at Esplanade Park‘s playground. Ride the Ferriss Wheel and be rewarded with a splendid view of Fremantle from the top.
  • Have lunch, perhaps fish & chips, along Bathers Bay
  • Check out WA Shipwrecks Museum.
  • Follow the path on Bathers Bay beach towards The Roundhouse.

Day 2: Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island – Enjoy cycling and Quokkas!
  • Jump on a ferry to Rottnest Island, from Fremantle.
  • You can spend a full day on the island exploring by foot, bicycle or bus.
  • Be prepared for a close encounter with quokkas – super cute fluffy animals unique to Australia!

Day 3: Busselton|Yallingup

Busselton Jetty
Enjoy a walk down the longest wooden jetty in the world! Or take the tram.
  • Drive along State Route 2 then National Route 1 to Busselton Jetty – 
    the world’s longest wooden jetty. Make the experience fun for the kids by riding the jetty’s tram.
  • Get adventurous and explore the ancient wonders of Ngilgi Cave in Yallingup.
  • Have lunch at Cape Lavender Tea House.
  • Stop by Canal Rocks for a breathtaking view of the natural rock formations in the Indian Ocean.
  • Check out our Busselton Jetty post.

Day 4: Margaret River 

The Margaret River Chocolate Co
All the chocolate you can eat
  • Delight the kids with a trip to Margaret River Chocolate Company.
  • Next, stop by Candy Cow for Australia’s specialty fudge.
  • A visit to a vineyard is a must in Margaret River region. Why not check out Killerby Wines and Cheeky Monkey Brewery which has a huge outdoor playground. 
  • Experience glamping in an organic olive farm at Olio Bello.

Day 5: Hamelin Bay

Jewel Cave
Jewel Cave – These caves are awesome!
  • Just south of the Margaret River region, head to Hamelin Bay. If you’re lucky, you can spot wild stingrays up close along the beach.
  • Join a guided tour to the Jewel Cave, the largest show cave in Western Australia.

Day 6: Augusta

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
  • Witness the Humpbacks in their habitat, South West of Australia. Whale watching season is from June to August. 
  • Visit Cape Leeuwin, the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia. 

Day 7:  Pemberton

  • Experience farm stays in Pemberton, a town surrounded by towering Karri trees. 
  • Board the Pemberton Tramway which takes you deep into the stunning forests and picturesque countryside. 

Day 8: Scarborough

  • On the way back to Perth, stop by for brunch at Corners on King in East Bunbury.
  • Spend the rest of the day at Scarborough beach. Let the kids have a blast at the beach themed playground and rock climbing walls. 

Day 9: Perth

  • A trip to Australia is not complete without seeing koalas and kangaroos. Perth Zoo is a must to visit to see Australia’s incredible wildlife. 
  • Strolls around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, one of the largest inner parks in the world. It has plenty of space for the kids to run wild plus a variety of children’s discovery play areas can found across the park.

Day 10: South Perth

  • Enjoy the last day hanging out at Elizabeth Quay, a new waterfront precinct with scenic views of the Swan River.  
  • Within a short walk away is the Bell Tower, one of Perth’s unique attractions. Take part in a 30-minute interactive bell chiming for an eye-opening experience.
Just Angel

Life has taught me to cherish every moment, and I capture memories with my iPhone. Amidst my busy lifestyle, I enjoy going on holidays with my family and binge on anime now and then.

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