Your Guide To 9 Must-Visit Family Attractions In Perth And Beyond

Your Guide To 9 Must-Visit Family Attractions In Perth And Beyond


Farah Fazanna •  May 28, 2024

Welcome to Western Australia, a family paradise perfect for those travelling from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur! Just five hours away by flight, Perth offers an array of kid-friendly activities within an hour's drive from the city centre.

With no time difference to manage, your family can start the adventure as soon as you land, exploring everything from lush parks to interactive science centres. Here's your guide to 9 wonderful family activities in Perth (and beyond!), complete with nearby halal dining options to keep the whole family happy and well-fed!

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Your Guide To 9 Must-Visit Family Attractions In Perth And Beyond

1. Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Credit: Tourism Western Australia

Travel Time: 5 minutes from Perth CBD

As one of the world’s largest inner-city parks, Kings Park is more than just a beautiful space; it's an ideal spot for families to enjoy nature. The little ones can let their imaginations run wild at the Ivey Watson Playground or the dinosaur-themed Synergy Parkland. The park also offers spectacular views of Perth’s skyline, perfect for family photos!

Nearby Halal Food: Check out these Top 16 Halal Restaurants in Perth You Can't Miss During Your Next Trip!

2. Perth Zoo

Travel Time: 10 minutes from Perth CBD

Perth Zoo is a captivating escape where children can connect with wildlife from across the globe. Just 10 minutes from the city center, this zoo offers a rich educational journey through diverse habitats, from Asian rainforests to African savannas.

Highlights for kids include the Australian Bushwalk, where they can encounter native species like kangaroos and wombats up close. Engaging conservation talks and interactive feeding sessions provide hands-on learning experiences that inspire young conservationists. The zoo's commitment to education and wildlife care makes it an ideal place for children to learn about animal welfare and the importance of biodiversity in our world.

Tickets: AUD$36.30 (Adult), AUD$18.15 (children 4-15 years old)

Address: 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth WA 6151, Australia

Opening Hours: 9 am–5 pm (Daily)


Nearby Halal Food: Zambrero South Perth

Address: Trinity Arcade, 72 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Opening Hours: 10 am–5 pm (closed on Saturday and Sunday)


3. Scitech

Travel Time: 5 minutes from Perth CBD

Scitech Perth offers a captivating universe of wonder for kids to explore, fostering a lifelong passion for science and technology. Situated just a few minutes from Perth CBD, this interactive science museum features hands-on exhibits, engaging workshops, and spectacular science shows that make learning fun and accessible. Highlights include the planetarium, where you and your little astronomers can embark on a cosmic journey through the stars.

The ever-changing exhibits ensure there's always something new to discover, tailored to spark curiosity in young minds. Scitech is the perfect destination for kids of all ages to unleash their inner scientist and experience the thrilling possibilities of innovation and discovery!

Tickets: AUD$24 (Adult), AUD$15 (children 4-17 years old)

Address: City West Centre Corner Railway Street &, Sutherland St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

Opening Hours: 9:30 am–4 pm (Daily)


Nearby Halal Food: ISPA

Address: 2/840 Wellington St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

Opening Hours: 10:30 am–5:30 pm (Monday - Thursday), 10:30 am–9 pm (Friday), 10:30 am–5 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

4. Caversham Wildlife Park

Travel Time: 30 minutes from Perth CBD

Caversham Wildlife Park is a must-visit for families, offering an intimate encounter with Australia's unique wildlife. Located just 30 minutes from Perth, this park allows your little ones to feed kangaroos, cuddle koalas, and watch live sheep-shearing shows.

The hands-on experience continues with farmyard animal feedings and interactive demonstrations that teach kids about wildlife conservation in an engaging way. It’s not just educational; it's an opportunity for fun and unforgettable memories! The park’s friendly environment and variety of animals make it an ideal spot for young nature lovers to learn about and connect with the natural world in a safe and exciting setting.

Tickets: From AUD$15

Address: Whiteman Park, Whiteman Drive East, Whiteman WA 6068, Australia

Opening Hours: 9 am–4:30 pm (Daily)


Nearby Halal Food: Yahava KoffeeWorks

Address: 4752 W Swan Rd, West Swan WA 6055, Australia

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm (Daily)

5. Fremantle Markets

Fremantle Markets

Credit: Tourism Western Australia

Travel Time: 30 minutes from Perth CBD

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Fremantle Markets, a bustling hub of culture and history just 30 minutes from Perth. Established in 1897, these iconic markets are a treasure trove of local crafts, fresh produce, and gourmet treats.

For families, the markets are a delight, offering a special Kids' Zone with activities and entertainment tailored for young visitors. Children can enjoy face painting, puppet shows, and interactive games. It’s a lively place where kids can engage with local artisans, taste unique snacks, and immerse themselves in the lively street performances, making a visit to the Fremantle Markets a memorable family outing!

Address: South Terrace &, Henderson St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Opening Hours: 9am - 4.30pm (Friday - Sunday)

Nearby Halal Food: Check out this Ultimate Muslim-Friendly Guide to Fremantle Markets for your trip!

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6. AQWA (The Aquarium of Western Australia)

Travel Time: 25 minutes from Perth CBD

Dive into the mesmerizing marine world at The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA), located just outside of Perth. This spectacular aquarium showcases the incredible biodiversity of Western Australia's coastline, from the icy waters of the Southern Ocean to the tropical wonders of the coral reefs.

Your kids will be thrilled as they walk through Australia's largest single aquarium and underwater tunnel, where they can come face-to-face with graceful stingrays, sleek sharks, and colourful fish. Interactive touch pools and guided talks enhance the learning experience, making AQWA not just fun but also educational. It’s a perfect destination for young marine enthusiasts eager to explore underwater life.

Tickets: From AUD$19

Address: 91 Southside Dr, Hillarys WA 6025, Australia

Opening Hours: 9 am–4 pm (Daily)


Nearby Halal Food: Kebabulous

Address: 60/86 Southside Dr, Hillarys WA 6025, Australia

Opening Hours: 11:30 am–12:30 am (Thursday), 11:30 am–4:30 am (Friday - Saturday), 11:30 am–11 pm (Sunday), 5–8:30 pm (Wednesday). Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

7. The Pinnacles Desert

The Pinnacles Desert

Travel Time: 2 hours from Perth CBD (a bit further but worth the drive!)

Discover the otherworldly beauty of The Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, where nature has sculpted an astonishing landscape that captures the imagination of both kids and adults. Just a two-hour drive from Perth, this unique desert area features thousands of tall limestone spires rising dramatically from the golden sands.

Your kids will love exploring these natural sculptures, playing hide and seek among them, and learning about how they have formed over thousands of years. Be sure to visit the Discovery Centre nearby, they can engage with interactive displays that explain the desert's geological history. The Pinnacles Desert is a must-visit for families looking for a memorable and visually stunning experience.

Address: Nambung WA 6521, Australia

Opening Hours: 9:30 am–4:30 pm (Daily)

Nearby Halal Food: Halal options are limited here, so it’s best to pack a halal picnic to enjoy among the pinnacles.

8. Yanchep National Park

Yanchep National Park

Credit: Tourism Western Australia

Travel Time: 50 minutes from Perth CBD

Pack a picnic and enjoy spotting western grey kangaroos and birds, or take a leisurely walk along the koala boardwalk—how many koalas can you spot? Explore the biodiversity of the northern Swan Coastal Plain on various trails or delve into Crystal or Yonderup Cave with a guided tour. For a thrill, zip through the treetops at Trees Adventure. A visit to the Yanchep National Park would be worth a day’s trip!

Park entry fee applies: AUD$17 for a standard vehicle with 12 or fewer occupants.

Address: Yanchep National Park

Phone: (08) 9303 7759


Nearby Halal Food: Halal options are limited here, so it’s best to pack a halal picnic to enjoy in the park.

9. Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm

Travel Time: 25 minutes from Perth CBD

Swan Valley is a haven for families with young kids! Visit the Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm for a chance to interact with farm animals. You’ll have the chance to pet goats, rabbits and even kangaroos!

Tickets: AUD$22 (adult), AUD$16.50 (kids 2-15 years old). Kids under 2 years old enter for free.

Address: 6055/128 John St, Henley Brook WA 6055, Australia

Opening Hours: 9:30 am–4 pm (Daily)


Nearby Halal Food: Ellenbrook Kebabs

Address: Shop 5/11 Main St, Ellenbrook WA 6069, Australia

Opening Hours: 10 am–9 pm (Daily)

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Perth and its surroundings offer a treasure trove of family-friendly activities that blend education, fun, and the great outdoors. From meeting Australian wildlife to exploring underwater life and enjoying the thrills of a theme park, each destination provides unique experiences that will enrich your family holiday.

Coupled with the convenient access and a plethora of halal dining options, Western Australia is poised to become your next family adventure destination. So pack your bags, and let Perth provide the backdrop for your family's unforgettable memories!

This article is brought to you by Tourism Western Australia.