Looking for fun that the whole family can enjoy? Perth has a range of options that are easy to get to and won’t blow the budget.
Walk amongst the treetops on the Lottery West Federation Walkway, get close to nature at Rio Tinto Naturescape, learn about Aboriginal culture on a guided walk, or see a concert or performance in summer. Playgrounds for all ages, picnic areas, and cafes are dotted throughout the park. FREE.
Talk to over 1,300 native and exotic animals, from over 230 species at the award winning Perth Zoo
. See the state-of-the-art African Savannah, Asian Rainforest and Nocturnal House, as well as the Australian Walkabout. Perth Zoo is highly regarded for its breeding programs for critically endangered species.
Location: West Perth
Science is fun at Scitech
- an interactive discovery centre that is also home to Australia’s largest planetarium. See over one hundred hands-on exhibits, science performances and puppet shows.
Do you want to see dinosaur fossils, stone-age tools, meteorites, preserved vertebrates and invertebrates or perhaps some living frogs? The Discovery Centre at the Museum of Western Australia has interactive displays and activities where young people and adults can touch and interact with the collections. There’s also heaps of exhibitions, activity trails, educational opportunities, games and school holiday events.
Location: East Perth
See the world’s largest gold bar exhibition and Australia’s largest natural nugget collection at Perth Mint
, one of the oldest working mints in the world. Also at the Mint watch a live gold pour, take a guided tour, step on the gold scales to see how much you’re worth in gold; engrave your own medallion; or browse the gold store.
Experience one of the largest musical instruments on earth. Custom built to house the bells of Saint Martin in the Fields Church, that date back to before the 14th century, the Bell Tower
is the only place in the world where you can view bell ringing or have a go at bell ringing yourself.
Meet and feed the inhabitants of one of the largest private collections of native animals in Australia, with kolas, kangaroos, quokkas, emus, camels, dingoes and more. Paved pathways give easy access to wheelchairs and prams.
Location: Bibra Lake
Experience the excitement of Adventure World, Perth's premier amusement park with over 30 thrill rides and waterslides, plus Kids Cove with some of the best rides for younger children.
Step inside and do time’ on an entertaining Prison Day Tour. Explore the labyrinth of tunnels 20 m beneath the Prison on a Tunnel Tour adventure. Or delve into the darker side on a spooky Torchlight Tour. Fremantle Prison was operational until 1991. It is now a World Heritage listed building. Fremantle
Swim with wild bottlenose dolphins, meet little penguins at Penguin Island or take a glass bottom boat cruise to get among the Australian sea lions. Rockingham Wild Encounters
offers a range of ecotours to see the best of local wildlife and the spectacular coastal scenery of this special destination.