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  • What to pack

    For cool seasons (Sep-Nov, Mar-May):

    1. A warm jacket and scarf
    2. Comfortable walking shoes
    3. Moisturiser and lip balm

    For warm season (Dec-Feb):

    1. A light sweater or hoodie for the evening
    2. Swimwear, beach slippers and beach accessories
    3. Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

    For cold and rainy season (Jun-Aug):

    1. A waterproof parka or windbreaker
    2. An umbrella or poncho
    3. Covered walking shoes
  • Our Hotels

  • Fremantle Markets

    With over a hundred years of history, The Fremantle Markets has retained its original purpose as a market ever since the 1800s, back when visitors arrived by horse and cart. Today, its traders cater to the whole family, from grocers, ready-made food, sweet shops and toy stalls for the little travellers. Slowly meander your way past buskers, hotdog and cupcake stalls, locally designed fashion and jewelry and everything in between.

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  • Crystal Caves

    Just 45-minutes north of Perth, you'll find Yanchep National Park, home to the only caves in the area that are open for public explorations. Decorated with stalactites, crystal columns and a reflective lake, families can discover the cave with a guided walking tour. Detailing the history, geology, and ecosystem within the caves, the 45-minute tour gives little explorers a good overview of Western Australia's unique landscape.

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  • Rockingham Wild Encounters

    Offering penguin and ferry cruises in the crystal waters at Penguin Island 45-minutes south of Perth, Rockingham Wild Encounters showcases the best of West-Australian native animals. Ferries depart hourly between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., offering your little explorers the chance to view dolphins and sea lions before coming close to the world's smallest penguins. Families come here to swim, snorkel, picnic and meander the nature trails before catching the return ferry home.

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  • Cottesloe Beach

    One of Western Australia's best known beaches, Cottesloe is surrounded by quintessential Norfolk Island Pines, lined with restaurants, cafés and terrace lawns for picnicking. With gentle waves and often flat turquoise waters, it's a safe spot for the littlest traveller to swim. The tiered grass steps are also the ideal vantage point to enjoy fish and chips and watch the sunset.

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  • Pinnacles Day Tour

    Just two hours north of Perth, you'll find the Pinnacles' peculiar, upright limestone formations in the Nambung National Park. Adam's full-day Pinnacle Tours will help you and your little travellers traverse effortlessly on the moon-like landscape of the national park. Departing at 8 a.m. for a family friendly tour starting at Hilary's Boat Harbour. Relax at the marina before touring to the Pinnacles desert where the kids can take photos and look around at the different sizes of the upright limestone formations. If they're lucky, they'll spot emu trails, shingle-back lizards and other native creatures. Ending the day with a sand boarding trip to Lancelin, you can hire a board from Have a Chat for just $10 and spend the afternoon sliding down the white soft sand dunes at varying speeds and declines.

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  • SciTech

    An interactive discovery center equally stimulating for little and big travellers, SciTech museum regularly updates exhibits that showcase the latest discoveries in science. Expert at making science exciting, the museum presents themed exhibitions, such as "Planet Pioneers," an interactive look at colonizing a planet; a puppet theatre for 3 to 7 year-olds, and a 180-degree planetarium dome exhibiting topics like the next generation of interstellar flight. There's hands on experiences nearly every corner. Your little travellers can discover how the water cycle works by drawing and erasing on a giant screen and experimenting with magnets, air and and gravity to learn about scientific principles.

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  • Day Trip to Rottnest Island

    Just a 40-minute ferry from Perth, Rottnest Island is a car-free paradise of turquoise bays that are best accessed either by bike or by boat. Rottnest offers beautiful beaches, with tennis, basketball, mini golf and friendly quokkas (a type of marsupial) roaming the island. You can also hire a chartered boat, and build an itinerary that meets the interests of your little travellers, whether it's stand up paddle boards, snorkelling or just splashing around. The charter comes complete with barbecue setup, breakfast and lunch included. Kick back and relax in the cargo hammock hanging above the sea while your little ones explore the waters.

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  • Surf Lessons with Go Surf

    Offering lessons at Scarborough and Leighton beach, the surf in these locations is gentle yet challenging enough to keep little adventurers occupied for hours. With rash-guards and board provided, they'll learn how to read the surf, paddle and stand up and catch their very first wave. Go Surf offers lessons starting at age 6, beginners through advanced, your littlest travellers can safely join their older siblings (and parents) in the surf. Classes cover ocean awareness, surf safety, wave etiquette and proper technique to get you on your way.

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  • Paddle Boarding at Leighton Beach

    With flat aquamarine waters, Leighton Beach is a haven for paddle boarders who want to traverse along the coast, or catch small rolling waves. Elemental SUP offers a six hour introduction course that will teach them the basic skills to graduate from enclosed waters to safely paddling in the open ocean. Your little explorers can learn to paddle correctly, or improve on existing skills by learning to navigate choppy waters and catch waves all on their own.

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  • Walk and Picnic in Kings Park Botanic Gardens

    One of the largest inner-city parks in the world, Kings Park boasts 400 hectares of bushland and sweeping views of Perth City and the Swan River. With 18 hectares of botanic gardens to explore as a family, retrieve a map from the visitors centre or use an online guide to discover one of the many walking trails and lookouts within the park. The Botanic Garden Walk features the incredible colours and smells that the little travellers can discover along the way. There's plenty of vantage points and grassy, shaded spots for a family picnic. The best time to plan a visit is sunset, when the colours of the park are enhanced by golden afternoon light.

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  • Caversham Wildlife Park

    Home to Australia's most well-loved native animals, Caversham Wildlife Park lets you get up close and take a photo with the koalas, feed the kangaroos, and meet a wombat face-to-face. Little explorers can feed the animals and watch quintessentially Australian practices in action, from sheep shearing and meeting a stockman on horseback.

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  • Chi Cho Gelataria

    This new wave gelateria is an equal feast for the eyes and taste buds, with stylised 80's interiors, duck-egg blue walls decorated with neon and flavors for every taste. The grey marble benchtop features ice cream flavours like lavender and honey and black sesame with grilled banana, as well as classics for the little ones, like mango sorbet, vanilla and chocolate. Challenge your little travellers to a new taste sensation — gelato in a brioche bun, instead of a cone!

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  • Meet & Bun

    Home to mouth-watering burgers and fries, Meet & Bun make theirs with brioche buns and locally sourced, fresh ingredients. You'll find crowd-pleasing items like a classic cheeseburger, as well as specialty sandwiches, like Danny's Southern Fried Chicken Burger with chipotle mayo on a brioche bun. Other satisfying staples on the menu include "smokey" fries topped with smoked paprika and Himalayan sea salt, cheddar cheese bites, shakes and frozen custard — there's something for everyone.

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  • Flora & Fauna Café

    Home to the most festive, colourful food in Perth, Flora & Fauna pays remarkable focus to their food presentation. Edible flowers decorating nearly every plate and even humble menu items like banana bread is impressively decorated with chocolate sauce and exotic fruit. Every dish is a feast for both the eyes and taste buds. Little travellers will delight in house-made chocolate cookie ice-cream sandwiches and the multi-colored display of cupcakes in the window, while you enjoy a wide variety of healthy and hearty breakfast options.

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  • Food Trucks Under the Bridge

    Every Monday evening during summer, food trucks line up along the East Street Jetty. Little travellers will love the burgers and curly fries at Gary's Diner and if they're still hungry, La Paleta serve a variety of Mexican ice-lollies including mango with creamy coconut, peach and raspberry. Meanwhile, grown-ups can enjoy the variety from Brazilian and Mediterranean food trucks, the sight of the sun setting over the river and live music from local Perth bands.

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  • Run Amuk Hotdogs

    Nestled in the heart of South Fremantle, these upmarket hot dogs will impress even the fussiest little critic. The perfect place to come after a swim at South Beach, Run Amuk offers options, like "The Brat," with American tomato sauce for the kids, and Mexican-inspired or even vegetarian options to keep things interesting for adults. All hot dogs are made with premium bratwurst, and dessert and milkshakes are on offer too!

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  • Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

    Nestled in the heart of the CBD, Holiday Inn Perth City Centre offers excellent access to some of Perth’s best attractions. From quaint laneway cafes to world-class restaurants, families can enjoy a wide range of dining options at the hotel’s doorstep, or have a great meal just steps from the hotel room at the Ivy & Jack restaurant, where children ages 12 and under can dine for free from the Kids Menu with the Kids Stay & Eat Free* programme. The hotel’s proximity to shopping precincts, parks and river activities ensures fun and unforgettable experiences for everyone in the family. <br /> <br /> <br /> *T&Cs apply.

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