Perth is a sunny urban oasis located among the vast nature of Western Australia. It is a vibrant, multicultural hub with all the luxuries you expect in a big city and its own multitude of quirks and individualities. It is a fantastic place to visit with the whole family, and it doesn’t need to be a holiday that breaks the bank. Below we have put together our top picks for family-friendly attractions to keep everyone entertained and make your trip a memorable one.
Fremantle is the bohemian centre of Perth. It contains a variety of art and historic museums, al fresco dining and a lively yet laid back community atmosphere. There are a variety of historic and heritage buildings, particularly in the west end like the Fremantle Prison and Notre Dame University. From bike trails and beautiful beaches to live music and street performers, there is always something to do when you visit Fremantle.
King’s Park is the largest inner-city park in the world and is Perth’s most visited attraction and the number one rated thing to do while in Perth on Tripadvisor.com. It is home to the Western Australia Botanic Garden and has a rich Aboriginal and European history. What’s more, being a public park, it is totally free to go and visit, and contains a number of great activities as well as having excellent views across the city. Read this article about great things to do in Kings Park
Nostalgia Box Museum
The Nostalgia Box Museum is one of Perth’s most recent additions. It is Australia’s only video game museum, comprising more than 100 consoles from the 70s to 2000s. It is an interactive and immersive experience, which steps you through the history of how various consoles were developed and has its own retro games arena where you can play and relive the games of your childhood. Considering how much time kids spend playing games these days, it is an opportunity to cross the generational divide and connect on a carefree level.
Visit Rottnest Island
Why not make the most of Perth’s seaside location to take a trip out on the water to visit Rottnest Island? There are a variety of ferry options and once you are there you can opt to catch a guided coach tour between tourist attractions like Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel, Wadjemup Lighthouse, Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh or hire bikes and throw in a bit of snorkelling.
Holiday Inn Perth City is Affordable Luxury for Everyone
After a big day exploring it’s great to have a comfortable place to put your feet up. Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is a great hotel for the whole family offering a buffet breakfast and complimentary access to swimming pools and a gym so you can maintain your fitness regime away from home.