3 family-friendly places that is a must to visit in Western Australia during the school holidays
Caversham Wildlife Park (Photo from: Tourism Western Australia)
After a long and productive school term, children will always look forward to the school holidays. It is a time for family bonding, creating memories, as well as getting away from the busy school life. If you are looking for a holiday idea where your children can explore sensory learning in a fun and enjoyable manner, look no further – Western Australia has got you covered.
Western Australia is just a five-hour direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth. The state also shares the same time zone as Malaysia, so children and adults alike can hop right into adventure-seeking without worrying about jet lag.
There are so many fun things to do in Western Australia, but here are the top 3 that you should not miss.
Meet Australia’s cutest wildlife at Caversham Wildlife Park
As we know, Australia is synonymous with wildlife and iconic animals. Western Australia alone is home to 141 out of 207 mammal species.
Caversham Wildlife Park is just a 30-minute drive northeast of Perth and is home to about 200 species of animals, birds, and reptiles. It is a great place to bring your family to meet most of Australia’s animals in one location. Here, children can feed the animals, take photos with the koala and wombat, or play with the farm animals at the interactive Molly’s Farm located within the park.
Explore the paradise of Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island is a holiday haven for your family, attributed to its pristine beaches, aquamarine bays, bike tracks, and friendly animals to meet. About 19 kilometres offshore from Perth, it is a 30-minute ferry ride from the capital city, where paradise beckons.
A car-free zone, the island is a safe place for your family to travel about – on foot, with a rented bicycle or e-bike, on the island shuttle, or aboard the hop-on-hop-off bus that loops around the 11-kilometre-long island. Its beautiful white beaches, clear water, and protected coral reefs, such as Salmon Bay and Pinky Beach are perfectly safe for children to play, swim or snorkel in. Alternatively, you can cycle or go for a relaxing walk on paved riding and walking trails.
The main attraction of the island is meeting the happiest animals on earth – the Quokkas – as it is the only place in the world where you can find these adorable, furry friends. The friendly, highly photogenic marsupial always has a welcoming smile on its face, so keep a lookout for them.
Experience a farm stay at Ferguson Farm
Ferguson Farmstay is located in the beautiful Ferguson Valley. Approximately 30 minutes drive from Bunbury and less than two hours’ drive from the south of Perth, the farm is situated on top of the undulating Darling Ranges and offers spectacular views of the city of Perth, the farmland, and vineyards all the way to the Bunbury coast.
A child-friendly farm, Ferguson Farmstay offers many activities for all, including feeding farm animals such as goats, ponies, kangaroos, ducks, and rabbits. Children can go on pony rides or hop onto a tractor ride to feed the bigger cows.
With many adventures awaiting you in Western Australia, there certainly is something for everybody, so do check out these destinations.
For more details and destination inspiration for your next family holiday, head over to Tourism Western Australia’s website.