PERTH DAY 1
MORNING: Start your Perth adventure at the Western Australian Museum. Wander through the interesting kid-friendly exhibits and be sure to allocate enough time for the Discovery Centre for hands-on activities with dinosaur fossils, meteorites and live jumping frogs. If you’re left with time, head over to explore the heritage Perth Old Gaol building behind the museum. LUNCH: In town, pack up a picnic and head down to the lush riverside Kings Park – a mustdo for families visiting Perth, with spectacular views over Swan River and the cityscape.
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AFTERNOON: After picnicking spend time walking the bushland trails and treetop walkways, climb around the Naturescape and Synergy Playground, visit the War Memorial, and take a tour through fields of wildflowers at the Western Australian Botanic Gardens. EVENING: Stroll back to the town centre where you’ll find plenty of family restaurants, from Jamie’s Italian and friendly sushi bars to the family favourite Outback Jacks. Let the kids decide – you might be surprised with what they choose!
Summers in Perth are hot, with average temperatures between 17.5 to 30°C; autumn sees a pleasant range between 13.7 to 26°C; in winter, the temperatures range from 8 to 19°C; and in spring the days warm up with average temperatures ranging from 11.7 to 23°C. Perth’s wettest month is June.
DAY 2 MORNING: Perth is renowned for its beautiful beaches, so start the day right and head off early to Cottesloe Beach. Arrive early to beat the crowds and get in all the swimming, snorkelling and surfing fun that you can at this famous destination – considered to be one of the best family beaches in the world.
AFTERNOON: Head down to Fremantle where the Convict Walking Trail reveals the town’s rich history of convicts and pirates. Wander through Fremantle Markets for its friendly atmosphere, local products and delicious food. And be sure to walk the iconic Cappuccino Strip for its interesting shops and street performers.
LUNCH: Home to some of Perth’s best cafes and restaurants, head into Cottesloe for a casual lunch. The Other Side Cafe is a great option and kids will go crazy for Mr Drummond’s delicious locally-made crumpets.
EVENING: Spend the evening around the Esplanade, where kids will love the Youth Plaza’s rock climbing, ping pong tables, skate boarding, playground and Ferris wheel. Then wander down to the Fishing Boat Harbour, for dinner at a delicious seafood restaurant to finish off your Perth weekend with a bang.
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