Kid-Friendly Activities in Perth And Rottnest Island
Famed for its ever-changing coastline, diverse range of wildlife, extraordinary bushland and vibrant cities, a trip to Western Australia offers something for the whole family on a fun and experience-filled trip through one of the country’s most underrated travel destinations.
An obvious choice for families that love spending time in the great outdoors and exploring regional history, Western Australia has as much to do for kids as it does for adults. Because of its vastness, it’s a good destination for a road trip; allowing you to experience more of what the state has to offer.
Got a trip to the Golden State on the cards? Here’s what to do with young’uns while you’re there.
Kid- Friendly Attractions/Things to do in Perth
Dive deep into Western Australia's marine wonders.
Take flight without jumping out of a plane.
Optus Stadium Tour
Witness the grandeur of one of Australia's premier sports venues.
1 Hour Dolphin and Scenic Lunch
Embark on a scenic journey with majestic dolphins.
Mandurah Pirate Cruise
Set sail on a thrilling pirate-themed journey in Mandurah.
Rockingham Wildlife Penguin Tour
Dive into the fascinating world of penguins in their natural habitat.
Riverside Segway Tour
Discover the beauty of Perth's riverside on a smooth segway ride.
Fremantle Ocean Jetboat Thrill Ride
Age Requirement: The minimum age for child passengers is eight years old, and the minimum legal age for driving the Jet Ski on your own is 16 years old.
Experience heart-pounding speeds and exhilarating turns on the jetboat thrill ride.
1 Hour Virtual Reality Gaming
Step into a world of endless possibilities with an hour of virtual reality gaming.
Ferry Transfer Options
Choose from various ferry options for a hassle-free journey to the picturesque Rottnest Island.
Day tour with bicycle hire combo
Experience the island's beauty firsthand with a day tour and bicycle combo.
Rottnest Island Day Tour including Guided Bus Tour from Perth
Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the island, complete with expert commentary and scenic views.
Rottnest Island Day Tour including Bicycle Hire from Perth
Embark on a self-guided cycling adventure, exploring the island's unique landscapes.
Rottnest Island Day Tour including Bike and Snorkel Hire from Perth
Experience the best of land and sea with a combo of cycling and snorkeling adventures.
1 Hour Settlement Explorer Segway Tour
Glide through time as you explore the island's rich history on a segway.
Stargazing at Pinnacles
Experience a celestial spectacle set against the backdrop of the iconic Pinnacles.
Feel the rush of wind and the thrill of height as you parasail over Perth's scenic coastline.
Perth Parasailing, Whale Watching (only in season)
Combine the exhilaration of parasailing with the awe of spotting whales in their natural habitat.
Kid- Friendly Beaches in Perth
When it comes to coastline, there are 12,000 kms of beautiful Western Australian coast to be explored, and its location on the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean make it as picture-perfect and pristine as they come. For iconic beaches, head to Esperance and check out Lucky Bay, Broome for camel rides along Cable Beach, Cottesloe Beach in Perth, Leighton Beach near Fremantle, Mullaloo Beach which is perfect for children and Ningaloo Reef in Exmouth. The crystal-clear waters and white sandy stretches will have you smitten with the state in no time.
Rottnest Island: Perth's Coastal Gem
Just a short ferry ride from Perth lies Rottnest Island, a picturesque island known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and those cheeky larrikins, the ever-adorable quokkas.
Start your Rottnest Island adventure with these flexible Ferry Transfer Options, your gateway to Western Australia's slice of paradise.
Once there, pedal around the island's breathtaking spots with the Day Tour and Bicycle Hire Combo or dive deep into its history with the Guided Bus Tour. For those seeking a mix of land and sea, the Bike and Snorkel Hire Combo is a must-try. And for a modern twist, glide through the island's historic settlement with the 1 Hour Segway Tour. Whichever you choose, Rottnest promises memories to last a lifetime!
A trip to Rottnest Island is a must for anyone visiting Perth. The island offers a range of activities for visitors of all ages.
Youtube embed - bike tour quokka video from Ex Oz.
And of course, no visit to Rottnest would be complete without a selfie with the island's most famous residents, the quokkas.
Perth's Kid-Friendly Attraction
Okay, families, buckle yourselves in because these kid-friendly Perth attractions are some of the best Western Australia has to offer.
First up, dive deep into the enchanting underwater realms at AQWA and marvel at the extraordinary window to Western Australia's mesmerising marine life. If you've got little daredevils at home, let them soar high at iFly Perth and experience the pure joy of indoor skydiving. For the sports enthusiasts, a behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Optus Stadium is a must. Fancy a serene day out? Set sail on a dolphin and scenic canal cruise and indulge in nature's beauty. For the little pirates in your crew, the Mandurah Pirate Cruise promises a swashbuckling good time. Don't miss out on the adorable penguins at the Rockingham Wildlife Penguin Tour and glide through Perth's scenic spots with a Riverside Segway Tour. For the thrill-seekers, the Fremantle Ocean Jetboat Thrill Ride is a heart-pounding must-try. Channel your inner warrior with Axe Throwing in Perth and dive into futuristic fun with a 60-minute VR gaming session.
Okay, Perth, we see you! Let's make memories.
Unique Kid-Friendly Experiences in and around Perth
Thought you'd seen it all? Think again!
Perth and its surroundings offer no shortage of unique experiences. For those interested in the mysteries of the universe, stargazing at Pinnacles is an unforgettable experience. The clear skies away from the city lights offer a mesmerising view of the stars. For thrill-seekers, Perth Parasailing offers an adrenaline-pumping experience as you soar high above the waters, taking in panoramic views of the city and coastline.
‘Cause what kid doesn’t like a bit of water-based fun?! Western Australia is home to some super-fun waterparks that promise to cool you down when it's hot, and easily occupy excited kids when you need to catch your breath.
Just 4 Fun Aqua Parks in both Halls Head and Rottnest Island are floating waterparks that offer hours of fun with giant inflatables, slides, climbers, and much more. The Maze in Bullsbrook is also home to Outback Splash; boasting a 6-slide waterpark, tipping bucket and fun water spray features—the perfect way to spend a hot summer’s day.
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