If your family are planning on a fun filled weekend in Perth, WA, there are plenty of tourist spots and activities that you and your family can enjoy for free.
Let’s take a look at some of them:
Explore the Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park
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Walking distance from Perth CBD you can visit the Rio Tinto Naturescape in Kings Park. It’s a great escape for your family. Your children can enjoy the local flora and fauna and have a real “bush” experience. There are plenty of things to do. Your kids can make a mud pie at “The Spring,” climb the rocks over the Tuart Tunnel, or climb a tree hide for a bird’s eye view of the park.
Enjoy the sea at Hillarys Boat Harbour
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Once named as the best marina in Western Australia, Hillarys Boat Harbour has a wide range of amenities people of all ages can surely enjoy and appreciate. Whether you like to dine, shop, swim, fish, boat, or just spend the whole afternoon hanging out with your children, Hillarys Boat Harbour definitely offers the perfect setting.
Enjoy water and off-road sports in Lancelin
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Just an hour’s drive away from Perth, Lancelin offers an excellent place for a fun family holiday. It’s a great spot to enjoy various water sports in WA without breaking your budget. Every January, this tiny fishing town attracts surfers from across the globe. Lonely Planet also described Lancelin as a great snorkelling and off-roading spot. Its white sand dunes are perfect for sand boarding and quad biking. Want your kids to see marine animals in their natural habitat? Lancelin is a great place to do that. Rare Australian sea lions and pods of dolphins regularly visit the bay. Many of the surrounding islands are important bird sanctuaries, too.
Immerse yourself in culture at the Western Australian Museum
While some people might think that visiting museums is boring, it is still a great way to immerse your kids in Australia’s rich culture. If you think you’re raising the next Albert Einstein or Marie Curie, a visit to the Western Australian Museum is a great way to teach your kids a thing or two about the rich history. Their interesting and interactive displays will put fun and excitement into learning.
Swim with penguins and sea lions at Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
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Less than an hour’s drive from Perth, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is perfect for families who love the sea. The reef surrounding the island makes it a perfect snorkelling and diving spot. The marine park is also well known for being home to bottlenose dolphins, little penguins, and a colony of rare Australian sea lions.
Experience the great outdoors at Whiteman Park
Whiteman Park offers another quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just 25 minutes away from Perth CBD, the park is a unique conservation and recreation reserve that offers a wide array of attractions and facilities. Entrance to the park is free, which is one of the reasons why it is second among the top six places to visit in the area. The park also provides you and your kids with the opportunity to get up close and personal with local animals such as kangaroos, koalas, and wombats.
Lose yourself in the famous Fremantle Markets
One of the most iconic and visited places in the city, the Fremantle Markets provides everyone with a unique shopping experience. It is here where you can find the best and the freshest fruits, vegetables, and breads Fremantle has to offer. It is also the best place to shop for souvenirs. From handmade soaps, and local artworks to jewellery and various collectables, you can find them all at Fremantle Markets. In case you don’t want to spend your money, you can just sit back and enjoy the markets’ atmosphere. I quite enjoy the organic fresh food section. Your kids would love it here, too. Musicians, acrobats, jugglers, magicians, and comedians regularly perform outside the markets for everyone’s enjoyment.
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