The secret to the best family vacation is actually very simple: Animals and playgrounds.
Day 1: Fremantle
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Delight the kids with a trip to Margaret River Chocolate Company.
- Next, stop by Candy Cow for Australia’s
- A visit to a vineyard is a must in
MargaretRiver region. Why not check out Killerby Wines and Cheeky Monkey Brewery which has a huge outdoor playground.
- Experience glamping
inan organic olive farm at Olio Bello.
Day 5: Hamelin Bay
- 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
- 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.