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Explore Perth

Jump in the car and explore a part of Perth you haven't explore before! Explore Perth shows you all the things to do and see around the Destination Perth Region. From sandboarding in Lancelin to spotting dolphins in Mandurah and wandering through the wildflowers in York, you'll be surprised at how many family friendly experiences there are to be had in and around Perth.

Perth City

Our beautiful Perth city is nestled along the Swan River and is overlooked by the huge Kings Park. There are definitely plenty of things to do in Perth city, in fact one day is probably not enough. Perth city is also a great weekender or holiday destination in itself. From attractions, to places to eat, places to play and of course places to stay if you want to extend your Perth city visit into a stay, you'll be surprised at whats on offer right Perth's doorstep.

Getting To and Around Perth City

Perth city can be accessed by train, bus, ferry (from South Perth) or by car. The public train stops both in the city and at Elizabeth Quay. The ferry runs daily throughout the day and evening from South Perth to Elizabeth Quay. There are plenty of places to park in the city and the busport is located in the heart of Perth city. You can also use free Perth city CAT buses to get you to many of Perth attractions around the city.  CAT buses run to Kings Park to the West, East Perth to the east and Northbridge to the north.

Things To Do in Perth City

Whether it's play, food, culture, history, fun or nature your are after, there are loads of fun things to do in Perth City and things to do with kids at Elizabeth Quay too

Wellington Square Moort-ak Waadiny Playground

Perth Tours

If you want to sit back and let someone else take you on your Perth city experience, there are lots of Perth city tours you can book the family on.

Perth City Accommodation

There are lots of family friendly hotels, motels and  apartments throughout the city including Perth Hotels With Indoor Pools perfect for winter inner city stays. You can find the best deals and get last minute bookings on family friendly accommodation in Perth here at Here are a few family friendly places we loved staying in and around Perth city -


Fremantle is located 16km south of Perth and is a dynamic port city that is packed with family friendly activities, cafes, restaurants, entertainment and events, all year round. It is know for it's history, culture, arts and overall entertainment vibe. You can easily spend the day or stay longer at one of Fremantle's family friendly stays. 

Getting To and Around Fremantle

Fremantle can be accessed by train, bus, car or on a Swan River Cruise. The Fremantle Station where both the train and buses arive in Fremantle, is only a short walk from the Esplanade, cafe strip and the Fishing Boat Harbour. There are also free Fremantle CAT buses that run Fremantle station up to South Beach in South Fremantle and back.

Things To Do In Fremantle

Fremantle has a range of family friendly experiences to enjoy during your visit from the amazing Port beaches and Swan River to museums, cafes and restaurants, art works, playgrounds, tourist attractions, live entertainment and events. Some things to do in Fremantle include - 

Dress up like a pirate at the Shipwrecks Gallery Fremantle

Fremantle Tours

If you want to sit back and let someone else take you on your Fremantle experience, there are lots of Fremantle tours  you can book the family on.

Fremantle Accommodation

Turn your day out into a stay by booking some family friendly accommodation. You can find the best deals and get last minute bookings on family friendly accommodation in Fremantle here at 

Rottnest Island

Although Rottnest Island is only 19km off the coast of Perth, you will feel like you have travelled to a far away holiday destination. The islands casual atmosphere, stunning beaches all the way round, bike accessible attractions and low road vehicle traffic make for the perfect getaway whether it be for the day, a weekend or longer. Accommodation can be difficult to get on the island however, so if it's a longer stay you are after - be sure to plan ahead.

Getting To and Around Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is most commonly accessed by one of Perth's ferry services. You can also get to Rottnest Island by air and enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the island before you land. Once you are on the island you can get around by foot, by jumping on board the Island Explorer Bus or by bike (bring your own on the ferry or hire a bike from your ferry operator or once on the island)

Things To Do On Rottnest Island

There are lots of Things To Do On Rottnest Island. Here are a few ideas - 

Play a round of mini golf at Rottnest Movies and Mini Golf

Rottnest Island Tours

There is plenty to see and experience both on and around the island on one of these Rotthest Island Tours, where they bring you to the adventure.

Rottnest Island Accommodation

Rottnest Island is a wonderful place to explore or to just slow down and relax over a weekend, week or longer. Accommodation options on Rottnest include - 

Sunset Coast

Perth's Sunset Coast incorporates the 50 kilometres of coastline from Scarborough Beach up to Yanchep that offers spectacular sunsets, beachside dining, sensational beaches and more. The Sunset Coast includes the Cities of Stirling, Joondalup and Wanneroo.

Getting Around The Sunset Coast

These easiest way to cruise around the Sunset Coast is by car or you can also catch several public buses with routes that can take you around the Sunset Coast.

Things To Do On The Sunset Coast

The Sunset Coast is more popular in the warmer months when the beaches can be most enjoyed. Things To Do On The Perth Sunset Coast include -

Play at Lighthouse Adventure Playground Eglinton

Sunset Coast Tours

The Sunset Coast offers so many fun family experiences, particularly in the northern region of the sunset coast. 

Sunset Coast Accommodation

There are lots of hot spot locations on the Sunset Coast to enjoy a family friendly stay, with the added bonus of beautiful beaches close by and amazing sunsets to enjoy at the end of the day. Some popular Sunset Coast stay locations include -


Rockingham is located 45 kms south of Perth city and is best known for it's beautiful foreshore, beaches and unique aquatic wildlife experiences. Off the coast the Rockingham region also includes Garden Island, Penguin Island and Seal Island within the calm waters of the Cockburn Sound.

Getting To and Around Rockingham

The Rockingham Train Station is located on the Mandurah Train line and from the train station it's a short public bus trip to the Rockingham Foreshore and surrounding Rockingham areas.

Things To Do in Rockingham

Whether you want to relax by the beach or enjoy some adventure on the water, there are lots of tihngs to do in Rockingham.

Rockingham Foreshore Boardwalk

Rockingham Tours

Jump on a Rockingham Tour and let your guide take you on a unique and adventurous Rockingham experience.

Rockingham Accommodation

With so much adventure to enjoy and plenty of places to enjoy a meal overlooking the Rockingham Foreshore, you can easily turn your visit to Rockingham into an overnight, weekend or longer adventure with a stay at one of these Rockingham accommodation options.


Mandurah & Peel

The Mandurah and Peel Region is located approx 70km south of Perth and is a popular Perth day trip and getaway location with so much to do and see both along the coastline of Mandurah and the inland Peel destination. There is array of experiences, tours, beaches, attractions and things to do in Mandurah and the Peel Region, you'll need to come back again and again to do and see it all.

Getting To and Around Mandurah & Peel

Mandurah is accessible by train, with the Mandurah Train Station just a short bus ride away from the Mandurah Foreshore. You may need to hire a car to explore parts of the Peel region. 

Things To Do In Mandurah & Peel

Things to do range from ocean adventures in Mandurah to forest and river adventures in the Peel Region. 

Dolphin Cruise & Views Tour with Mandurah Cruises

Mandurah & Peel Tours

There are many tours to help you explore the waters of Mandurah and the Peel Region.

Mandurah & Peel Accommodation

There is no shortage of accommodation options across the Mandurah and Peel Region with something for all budgets both oceanside and amongst nature. Find the best prices and availability on Mandurah and surrounds accommodation We enjoyed our stay at The Atrium Mandurah and River Resort South Yunderup (Peel Region).

Swan Valley & Surrounds

Even though the Swan Valley is just 25km from Perth city you'll feel like you've been transported somewhere much further away. With rolling vineyards, farmlands and the Hills in the background, it's hard not to relax and unwind while in the Swan Valley. The Swan Valley and surrounds region includes Bullsbrook, Guildford, Bindoon and Chittering.

Getting Around the Swan Valley

The best way to get around the Swan Valley is by car, however there are lots of Swan Valley cycle trails you might like to enjoy if you are an active family.

Things To Do In The Swan Valley

There's is so much to do in the Swan Valley and surrounds you may need to spend more than a day or come back again to experience all that you want to do.

Play, picnic, see the animals and shop at Swan Valley Station

Swan Valley Accommodation

The Swan Valley is the perfect place for a family friendly weekender or getaway. Staying in the Swan Valley means you are close to all the attractions and things to do so you can do one or two things a day then come back and relax at your family friendly Swan Valley Accommodation.

Avon Valley

Hop in the car and drive east to WA's first inland settlement, the Avon Valley. The Avon Valley includes York, Northam, Toodyay, Beverley, New Norcia and Brookton.

Getting to the Avon Valley

If you want to explore the Avon Valley it's best done by car, however you can also ride The Avon Link train line, it runs from Midland to Northam via Toodyay. 

Things To Do in the Avon Valley

Avon Valley Tours

One of the top tour experiences in the Avon Valley is a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over starting from Northam.

Avon Valley Accommodation

If you want to stay out in the Avon Valley so you can explore over a weekend or longer stay, search for accommodation and find prices at

Perth Car Hire

Visitng Perth and need a car to explore with? Check out the rates and family specials at Europcar!

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