Perth Family Holiday Guide

Just think about how wonderfully strange life would be if you stumbled across a city packed with so many family-friendly natural activities that your kids never had a moment to think about Barbie, chat sites or video games consoles sitting in the hotel room. Welcome to Perth. Who knows, by the time you leave, they may even be tempted to encourage conversation.

Day 1: Whoever said never work with children and animals never took the kids to Perth:

  • Take a 45 minute flight up to Monkey Mia to have breakfast with the dolphins.
  • 30-minutes drive out of town you’ll come across the Caversham Wildlife Park – home to 200 of Australia’s coolest looking creatures such as emus, cassowary, dingoes and Tassie devils.
  • A Pony for the Day tour may inflame your child’s need to have one on the backyard, but the grooming and saddling up lesson before a ride and lunch out in the bush may be the reality check you’ve been searching for.
  • At Nero’s Italian Restaurant they are sticklers for large servings and small prices, and your little Michelangelo’s can even sketch out a crayon masterpiece on the butchers paper clad tables.

Day 2: Entertainment, thrills and laughter to make even The Wiggles green with envy:

  • Make a day of it at theme park Adventure World on wet and dry rides for all age’s giggles, from the Tunnel of Terror and Terminator X laser tag to the Kids Cove area for toddlers.
  • When Tarzan has bunions on his hands he swings by the scenic river cruise for a leisurely ride up the Swan River to the Perth Zoo for a cup of Venus Fly Trap tea with the lizards, snakes, elephants and lions.
  • Where better to house Australia’s largest aquarium than in Australia’s largest state. The AQWA is swimming with living coral reefs, rays, turtles and more—daring divers can even swim with the sharks.
  • Babies, toddlers, kindys and schoolies all love Stickybeaks Playground and Café. Up until 5pm you can enjoy an impromptu picnic in the playground, crawl around in the play pen and explore the dinosaur themed park. And the kids can join in too.

Day 3: Australiana Day with a dollop of red, white and blue:

  • Have a family jam session in nearby Fremantle at a one hour didgeridoo lesson, which includes how to create animal sounds and mastering circular breathing.
  • Jump aboard a trip to Rottnest Island on a high speed ferry to see coral reefs, and the most unusual quokkas and bobtail lizards.
  • Spend the afternoon clipclopping around Swan Valley on a Vineyard Meander Horse-drawn Wagon Trail where you ride in a Clydesdale-drawn wagon – the kids gobble down fresh nougat while you sample a few premium WA wines.
  • It’s a big “How ya’ll doin’ cobbers!” at an Australia’s Lone Star restaurant (various locations in Perth), where they serve up Texan style (and size) meals like Amarillo cheese fries, steak and ribs. The kids can choose from the extensive kids menu, fill in the puzzles on their placemats and even join in the hourly boot-scooting.

Recommended Perth Family Hotels:

  • With an on-site playground and pool, the fun doesn’t end when the day’s done if you’re staying at the Country Comfort Inter City Perth hotel.
  • Budding beach babes can explore the sands and shore when you stay at the Quality Resort Sorrento Beach, exactly 76 steps from the sand, complete with on-site Italian restaurant to pacify any signs of the hunger monster.
  • If your kids are at an age when sharing the bathroom with mum and dad is so gross, try the Aarons Hotel Perth —all rooms have ensuites and there’s a playground to keep younger siblings out of their painstakingly primmed hair.

See the list below for more Perth Family Hotels.

Nesuto Mounts Bay

4 self rated
112 Mounts Bay Road Perth 6000 Australia

Nesuto Mounts Bay offers a wide variety of facilities in an excellent location, close to Barrack's Arch and Perth CBD (Central Business District). There are 2 conference rooms available for hire. Gues...more

4 self rated
1 Padbury Circle, Sorrento Perth 6020 Australia

Quality Resort Sorrento Beach offers free WiFi access and hot or continental breakfast, available daily. The spacious studio rooms and self-contained apartments at Quality Resort Sorrento Beach are ri...more

3 self rated
195 Adelaide Terrace Perth 6004 Australia

Offering free WiFi, a restaurant, a bar and a day spa, Comfort Inn and Suites Goodearth Perth is just 10 minutes' walk from the beautiful Swan River. There is a 24/7 reception desk.Comfort Inn and Suites...more

3 star
3 Powell Street (off Cockburn Road) Perth 6166 Australia

Enjoy a relaxing holiday with safe swimming, beach walks and fishing during your stay at the Discovery Parks - Coogee Beach, which offers direct access to the pristine waters of Cockburn Sound.Discove...more

4 star
10 Oceanside Promenade, Mullaloo Perth 6027 Australia

Mullaloo Beach Hotel and Apartments offers luxury suites and penthouses on the Sunset Coast, just 20 minutes' drive from Perth CBD (Central Business District). Perth International and Domestic Airports...more

Broadwater Resort Como

4 self rated
137 Melville Parade, Como Perth 6152 Australia

Ideally situated overlooking the Swan River and only minutes from the Perth central business district, Broadwater Resort Apartments features private balconies or terraces perfect for meals with lovely...more


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