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Rottnest Island

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Rockingham

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Mandurah

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Swan Valley Fremantle

Bunbury, 37 Busselton & Margaret River

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Advertiser’s Index Perth City Sightseeing Pass WA Art Gallery The Perth Mint Segway Tours WA Adventure World Armadale Reptile Centre Lake Leschenaultia Cockburn Ice Arena

Rockingham 6 7 8,9 10 11 12 12 13, 14

Wanneroo City of Wanneroo Trees Adventure Leapfrogs Eatery Wanneroo Botanic Golf

Swan Valley Caversham Wildlife Park Outback Splash Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm Supa Golf Swan Valley Oasis

Fremantle Glowing Rooms The Pickled Fairy & Other Myths Fremantle Arts Centre

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Rottnest Fast Ferries Rottnest Island Express Segway WA

City of Rockingham Rockingham Visitors Centre Rebound Arena Rockingham Wild Encounters

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Mandurah & Peel Region Mandurah Cruises & Gift Shop Babes by the Beach Amaze Miniature Park Pinjarra Paceway Trees Adventure

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Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club Stickybeaks Playground Café Bouncer Sports Fire Engine Fun Xtreme Ice Arena Beatty Park Leisure Centre Rollerzone Iplay Morley Roller Drome iFly Timezone The RISE Bayswater Waves

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15, 16 16 Bunbury, Busselton & Margaret River 17 Bunbury Wildlife Park 37 Watch 18 Mandalay Resort 38 Hoyts Cinemas 58 Aquatastic 39 Bunbury Bowl 39 General 20 Next Level 39 Back Cover 21 Amalfi Resort 40 Whiteman Park Inside Front Cover 22, 23 Country Life Farm 41 Kin Childcare Perth Zoo Inside Back Cover 23 WOW Illusions 41 63 Taunton Farm Holiday Park 42 Telethon Channel 7 64 Yallingup Maze 42, 43 Mont Clare Apartments 43 24 Sunflower Farms 26 Shop 27 Skids Swimwear 44 Elsea Collective 45 Koala Book 45 28 29 29

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Really, really important stuff Public Holidays in Perth 25 Dec 26 Dec 1 Jan 27 Jan 2 Mar

Christmas Day Boxing Day New Year’s Day Australia Day Labour Day

10 Apr 13 Apr 25 Apr 1 Jun 28 Sep

Good Friday Easter Monday Anzac Day WA Day Queen’s Birthday

School Holidays in 2019/20 Summer 20 Dec19 – 3 Feb 20 Autumn 9 Apr 20 – 28 Apr 20 Winter 3 Jul 20 – 25 Jul 20 Spring 25 Sep 20 – 12 Oct 20

Tourist Info Centres Western Australian Visitor Centre 55 William St 08 9483 1111

Armadale Visitor Centre

40 Jull St, Armadale 08 9394 5410

Fremantle Visitor Centre

8 William St,Fremantle 08 9431 7878

Mandurah Visitor Centre

75 Mandurah Tce, Mandurah 08 9550 3999

Mundaring Visitor Centre

7225 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring 08 9295 0202

Pinjarra Visitor Centre

Fimmel Lane, Pinjarra 08 9531 1438

Time

Perth is on Western Standard Time (WST), as is the whole of WA. It is in the same time zone as Singapore! Adelaide and Darwin are one and a half hours ahead of Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane and Canberra are all two hours ahead of Perth. Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am on the first Sunday in October, when clocks are put forward one hour. It ends at 2am (which is 3am Daylight Saving Time) on the first Sunday in April, when clocks are put back one hour.

Rockingham Visitor Centre

19 Kent St, Rockingham, 08 9592 3464

Rottnest Island Visitor Centre

1 Henderson Avenue, Rottnest Island 08 9372 9730

Swan Valley Visitor Centre

Meadow St and Swan Sts, Guildford 08 9207 8899

Bunbury Visitor Centre

Old Railway Station, Haley Street, Bunbury 08 9792 7206

Busselton Visitor Centre

17 Foreshore Parade, Busselton 08 9780 5911

Emergency – Phone 000

Dunsborough Visitor Centre

31 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough 08 9755 3517

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Arrrrr, Ferry me outta here mate! A ferry service operates across the Swan River from Barrack St to South Perth. This is an inexpensive cruise and a good way to go to the Perth Zoo, which is located in Sth Perth.

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Get out of Town! Transport to other cities & towns Perth has an extensive bus and rail network that can move you to the suburbs and neighbouring tourist areas such as Fremantle and Mandurah, cheaply and easily. All trains leave from Perth Train Station which is located in Wellington St across from Forrest Place. The Mandurah line takes only 50 minutes from the city centre to arrive in the beautiful coastal town. Buses run all over Perth and leave from the Busport on the corner of Mounts Bay Rd and William St. Buses and trains to other areas of WA leave from the East Perth Public Transport Centre in East Parade.

* DayRider is a ticket that gives you unlimited travel on the day you buy it. You may buy one at the following times depending on which zone you are in. Available after 9.00am on weekdays, and all day on weekends and public holidays. Concession DayRider Available: Zones 1 to 4 before 7.15am and after 9.00am on weekdays, and all day on weekends and public holidays. Zones 5 to 9 before 7.15am and after 8.30am on weekdays, and all day on weekends and public holidays.

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Around the burbs Freebies! Travel free on all Transperth services located within the Free Transit Zone (FTZ) This includes all trains and buses! Boundaries are shown on the map. Choose a Red CAT to travel east and west, Blue CAT to travel north and south, Green to travel central to west or Yellow CAT to travel from East Perth to West Perth.

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Costs for suburban transport vary according to how far you travel and are divided into zones. StandardFares: (Concession tickets 1/2 price)

2 Sections 1 Zone 2 Zones 3 Zones  4 Zones 5 Zones 

$2.20 $3.20 $4.90 $5.80 $6.90 $8.50

6 Zones $9.60 7 Zones $11.30 8 Zones $12.20 9 Zones $13.10 DayRider$13.10 FamilyRider$13.10

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- Perth City

Perth has an amazing outdoor lifestyle - based around excellent beaches, the river and the nearby hills. Parks and gardens abound in the city and the suburbs. A little further out, the main country areas are all serviced by excellent freeways, so a day trip (or weekend) is just an easy drive away. Historic museums, natural beauty, national sporting teams, hands on learning experiences – Perth is full of surprises! There is really no other place where so much is all so close.

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So let’s get exploring! Lace up the shoes, turn to the CAT map on (p.4), work out where you are closest to and hop on the nearest CAT bus! They’re FREE!! The city provides these hop in hop off style tourist buses that pass by all the CBD points of interest and attractions. The four routes intersect one another, so you may have to change buses to cover everything. It gives you a great way to get your bearings in the city and to work out what you may want to visit. They run all day until early evening.

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The statues along St George’s Terrace tell the history of the city. Also the footpath is lined with the names of people who have made a significant contribution to the growth of the state.

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Welcome to Perth The capital of Western Australia. A cosmopolitan city surrounded by the natural beauty of the Swan River and Kings Park. For a day, a weekend, a week, in and around Perth, there are hundreds of things to do.

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Perth City Kings Park is perhaps the most beautiful garden in Western Australia. It offers stunning views over the city and a plethora of activities for the kids to do. You can play in the footprints of dinosaurs at May Drive Parkland, connect with nature at the Rio Tinto Naturescape (which offers many hours of outdoor play,) walk among the treetops on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway or reflect at the State War Memorial. The Perth Mint, established back in 1899, Australia’s official bullion mint and wholly owned by the Government of Western Australia. It still makes legal tender on the premises! Make sure you time your visit with a gold pouring where you will learn about the history of gold in Western Australia and watch the team heat some up and pour it. It’s not to be missed.

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One of the most fascinating things in the Perth Mint is the Australia Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, which is the largest and most valuable coin in the world. There is also a guided heritage walk on offer and the world-class Gold Exhibition. Set over 41 acres, Perth Zoo is one of the oldest in the country and is the home to a multitude of 164 exotic and native species of animals from all over the world. It is accessible by ferry from Elizabeth Quay in the CBD.

DID YOU KNOW Perth is the world’s most isolated big city?

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Located in the heart of Perth, the Cultural Centre is an eclectic mix of different museums, galleries and more. Explore the history of Perth and surrounding areas at the Western Australian Museum, learn about the heritage and current issues of the aborigine population at the Aboriginal Interpretive Gallery, or catch a show at the Blue Room, Perth’s independent theatre.

Explore, participate and create through artist activations and family activities designed to nurture creativity.

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Experience the magic of gold!

Take part in The Perth Mint Challenge and receive a medal upon completion.

See a magical live gold pour.

See the world record breaking 1 tonne gold coin made of pure gold.

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The Swan River, or its Noongar name, Derbarl Yerrigan, is right on Perth’s doorstep. A beautiful contrast to the hustle and bustle of the CBD, the Swan River has plenty to offer visitors. There are good walking and cycling paths alongside the river, often taking you through parks on the riverfront. Canoeing is another relaxing activity the river offers, and is a very different way to explore the river. Photo Courtesy of Tourism WA

The island is a getaway place with a number of different facilities including picnic spots, seating areas for barbecuing, a children’s playground, and what people find the most interesting – a kangaroo sanctuary!! You will also be able to see some other wildlife species such as koalas and parrots.

With up to 60,000 fans clapping and cheering, the atmosphere at Optus Stadium is truly electric. This world class entertainment facility, offers spectators a ‘fan-first’ approach in both design and technology. The Stadium hosts AFL, soccer, rugby league and union as well as some of the world’s biggest musicians. You can take a world class tour of the new facility.

Perth and surrounds have much, much more to offer its visitors and residents. For a day, a weekend, a week – in the suburbs and around the nearby towns, there are hundreds of things to do. In the city...by the beach... on the river...in the hills...or in the park, check out (p.60) for a few ideas of what’s going on in the suburbs near you.

Located in the Swan river, at the eastern end of Perth is Heirisson Island. This area is known as “Matagarup” which means that the river here is only leg deep. It is an important place for the Noongar people.

So get the troops together, take advantage of our vouchers and offers in the book and online, sign up for our e newsletter, download the app to stay “in the know” and .... JUST GET OUT THERE AND DO IT!

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- Perth City

Times are tough? Not much money ... or ... you might just be a little bit tight! Don’t let that stop you getting out there and experiencing what the great city of Perth has to offer. Here are -

25 things to do on the cheap!! So what are you waiting for? Pack a lunch, grab some friends and GO, GO, GO!!!

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2. Head to the WA Library in Northbridge - Great kids area with activities and events for free.

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3. See the engaging WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle. Located just a short walk down from the Fremantle Esplanade Park, you can wander through the unique galleries that symbolise Fremantle’s maritime past, present and future. Kids enter free. 4. Drive out to Whiteman Park (see back page). Admission is free and have a picnic. Play on the sports courts, hire a bike (or take your own), or go for a train ride.

6. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Rockingham Foreshore; why not stop for a swim? It’s a great beach for the kids, with shallow waters and protection from the sea breeze.There are also some great cafes where you can grab a quick lunch. 7. Head to Lake Leschaunaltia (p.13) for a family day out of swimming, kayaking and picnicking. Photo Courtesy of Tourism WA

1. Why not get your visit to the city off to a flying start with an orientation walking tour? Learn more about the history, arts and culture of Perth. All tours are free and led by iCity volunteer tour guides and leave from the kiosk in Murray St Mall.The 90 minute tours are Icons of influence (Mon 10.15am), Convicts & Colonials (Wed 10.15am), Art City (Fri 10.15am) or the Orientation Tour (Mon-Sat 9.45am).

5. Grab a snorkel and head to Cottesloe, Rockingham (p.31), Hillarys or venture over to “Rotto” and explore the underwater world nearby.

8. Admire paintings, craft and sculpture from Western Australia, the Central Desert and Arnhemland at the WA Art Gallery (p.7). 9. The statues on St Georges Terrace tell the history of the city. Get your photo taken with them all. 10. Head up to Kings Park and check out the awesome playgrounds, the DNA spiral tower, the million dollar view. Have lunch at Stickybeaks (p.46) 11. Heirisson Island at the end of the Causeway has a resident kangaroo mob. Hop over and check it out. LetsGoKids Western Australia 2020


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12. Head to Cottesloe just before sunset and have a swim, grab an ice-cream and watch the sun go down over Rottnest 13. Take your bikes over to South Perth and ride the FLAT bike path on the river. If you feel energetic, do the exercise trail too! 14. Visit Herdsman Wildlife Centre in Wembley. A fun, interactive educational experience – gold coin donation entry. 15. Take a trip back in time at Galaxy Drive in Kingsley. $20 per car Tuesdays. Check the website for screening times.

21. Visit the Nostalgia Box Museum, which has a museum area as well as a gaming area where kids (and adults) can play a variety of classic and vintage games.

16. Perth has some ‘amazing’ suburban playgrounds. Spend a day going from one to another. We have a comprehensive list on p.50

22. Check out Northbridge Piazza, which always has something going on. Whether it is the free flicks or kids movies on a Saturday night or festivals and activities during the year.

17. Visit the Perth Observatory in Bickley. It offers day tours of the facilities as well as star gazing nights. 18. Walk through Fremantle on a Sunday and take in a spectacular show from one of the street performers.

23. Enjoy some water fun at Water Labyrinth Forrest Place. The kids will love the interactive water sculpture, which creates rooms out of vertical spouts of water.

19. Pop down to the new precinct at Elizabeth Quay. Situated on the banks of the Swan River which boasts a bunch of attractions including the island playground, the Water Park, public artwork, promenades, open spaces and food outlets and Bell Tower.

24. Visit the DFES Education & Heritage Centre housed in the original City of Perth Fire Station. Kids can dress up and try the equipment! 25. Check (p.60) and find out which council is running free concerts, festivals or movie nights. Kids love them and so does your wallet!

20. Go for a walk or ride around nearby Lake Monger - Ducks have right of way!

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- The Suburbs

Right through the suburbs of Perth, there are stacks of parks, gardens and small museums displaying the heritage and unique history of the local area, state of the art aquatic centres and cultural precincts as well as kilometres of walking and cycling trails.

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Point Walter is a fabulous place to hang out on that lazy Sunday afternoon or hot summer’s day. There is great river swimming, a sand spit to walk along, cafes and playgrounds. Wireless Hill Park is nearby and houses the old signal station museum, bbqs, picnic spots, an observatory and great views. Photo Courtesy of Tourism WA

We’ve done our homework and come up with some things to do in your area (or nearby ones) that you may know about, or you will discover for the first time They’ll keep you busy and entertained all year!

It is home to the Western Australian Aquarium. It has a boat launching ramp and you can even catch a fast ferry from Hillarys across to beautiful Rottnest Island. They depart daily.

Northbridge

William Street is lined with great coffee and brunch options, vintage stores, local fashion, homewares and small bars. Restaurants on James, Lake and surrounding streets offer a multitude of cuisines including Asian, Italian, Mexican and Tapas – many with alfresco dining options. The neighbourhood is also home to Perth’s Chinatown and the Chinese tradition of yum cha is an institution on weekend mornings in Northbridge.

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Hillarys

Hillarys Boat Harbour is situated 20 minutes north of Perth via the extremely scenic coastal road or by Freeway to Whitfords Rd. It is a destination in itself, with shops, casual and formal eateries and a safe swimming beach with plenty of free parking.

Success Hill Reserve (Seventh Ave) is right on the river and has planty of shade. It is where the Heritage Trail and Cycle Paths begins. Also nearby Sandy Beach Reserve (end of West Rd) has shade, lawns and river swimming. The Rail Transport Museum has a superb collection of locomotives and historical memorabilia.

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South Perth

The South Perth Foreshore, with its cycling, walking and dog exercise areas is a popular spot with visitors and locals alike. Hire a kayak or a hobie cat, try the excellent fitness trail (a gym with a view) or ride the flat trail from the Causeway to the Kwinana Freeway Bridge. If you feel really energetic, cross the bridge and ride the path on the CBD side of the river. There are gardens to walk through and BBQ facilities.

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Mends St has a variety of restaurants and cafes and Perth Zoo is nearby. In Waterford the Canning River Walk Trail leads through an exceptional area of natural bushland.

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The Suburbs Cottesloe

Cottesloe Beach is what Bondi Beach is to Sydney and is a must visit in Perth. The shady norfolk pines, smooth terraced lawns and pristine sands offer the perfect setting for a lazy afternoon or family day out. Grab an ice-cream or coffee at one of the cafes, and then work it off on the beachside walk and fitness trail. Stay around until sunset and watch as the sun goes down behind Rottnest. Spectacular!

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Kalamunda

Take a scenic drive from Kalamunda to Mundaring via the weir or down the Zig Zag! The Zig Zag scenic drive is one-way only, beginning on Wlliam St, Gooseberry Hill and zig zagging down the escarpment, taking in the fantastic views of the city and beautiful wildflowers. Visit the Kalamunda Village Markets, an authentic street market open the first Saturday morning each month.

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The Kalamunda History Village shows the development of local industries and services transport and domestic life from European settlement onwards. There are bush walking maps available from the visitors centre and parts of the world famous Bibbulman Track pass through the area. You can also checkout the largest stained glass window in the Southern Hemisphere at the Kalamunda Library.

Armadale Mundaring

This quaint village in the hills has plenty of arts and craft galleries. Nearby, Lake Leschanaultia (p.13) is a great day out where the whole family can swim, paddle, cycle, go walking or even camp out. The Munda Biddi Trail and Railway Reserves Heritage Trail offer cycling enthusiasts plenty of options.

Nearby, Araluen Botanic Park is a relaxing and picturesque place with shady trees, magnificent gardens, bbqs and plenty of room to roam. Visit the History House Museum to see what life was like 100 years ago.

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Drop into the Armadale Reptile Centre (p.13) in Wungog and learn all about the area’s reptiles. You might even be lucky enough to see them being fed!

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The City of Wanneroo is close to Perth and easily accessed by the Mitchell Freeway so you’ll be in this wonderfully diverse area before the kids will have time to say “Are we there yet?” Located just 25km north of Perth, the City of Wanneroo has a variety of activities and experiences for all ages. The area is home to some of the city’s most intriguing historical sites, and many of the state’s most pristine and accessible nature reserves, that offer visitors some really unique experiences!

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Just north of Wanneroo, you will find Yanchep National Park (see above). It is the perfect place to experience a true Aussie environment in a pristine, national park. The park contains fabulous picnicking spots and manicured lawns with plenty of shade. You can experience Aboriginal culture (subject to availability), participate in a cave tour and admire heritage architecture, Australian flora and fauna including kangaroos and koalas, walk along the park’s trails, enjoy just lazing in the natural surrounds or dine at one of the park’s dining facilities.

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- Wanneroo

DID YOU KNOW The name ‘Wanneroo’ comes from the word ‘Wanna’, meaning digging stick used by Aboriginal women and ‘Roo’ meaning ‘the place of ’.

Just a 20 minute drive north of Yanchep is the Gin Gin area with the Gravity Discovery Centre. It’s got heaps of interactive and hands on science diplays and a 45m tower. A family day out with a difference!

Heading further north to Two Rocks, discover a beachside community with a marina and a coastline scattered with historic shipwrecks. The beaches at Yanchep and Two Rocks are fabulous. The lagoon at Yanchep offers good swimming for littlies.

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The City of Wanneroo love families and has an excellent Aquatic Centre and their libraries and museums regularly run child focused events and programmes. They even run regular family movie nights in the parks over the warmer months. The Wanneroo Opportunity Playspace at Rotary park, Scenic Drive is one of Perth’s best playgrounds. Make sure you always check out the latest happenings at www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au

Mindarie Marina, with its Mediterranean boardwalk, offer a chance to enjoy a bite to eat or drink at one of the high quality cafes or restaurants, as you while away those lazy summer days. Step back in time, at the Wanneroo Museum, which hosts over 300 artefacts and historic photographs. The bustling Library and Cultural Centre often has exciting exhibitions and events going on, so is always worth a look.

WORTH A LOOK With minigolf, an icecreamery and night golf all set in the breathtaking grounds, you can't go past the Wanneroo Botanic Gardens. The Gardens span across five acres and are home to more than 500 species of plants along with a huge number of native birds and wildlife. Popular with people of all ages!

A Great Place For A Family Day Out Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Perth, The Marina, Mindarie is a stunning waterside destination. With the crystal waters of the marina, stunning sunsets and a laid-back Mediterranean feel, The Marina, Mindarie is the perfect destination for waterfront dining, live entertainment, family fun and stylish accommodation.

Step out onto the boardwalk where you can enjoy sensational coffee or a cocktail, share a sumptuous meal, live music, or get your kids involved in the free, fun-filled activities.

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Out & About

- Swan Valley

The Swan Valley is Perth’s famous wine region, and is the perfect place to head out with the family for the day. There is so much to see and do, as the Swan Valley is rich with wine, food, art, culture, scenery and nature.You’ll feel like you are miles away from the city and the whole family will love the fresh air and the beautiful country setting. The Valley is the ideal place to let the kids run free and indulge in their love of nature, sample tasty treats and enjoy the vast array of outdoor activities. It is just a 25 minute drive from the city centre, and has long been a favourite among Perth locals for family friendly attractions.

A day out in itself, the 4000ha Whiteman Park was opened 30 years ago and comprises a range of picnic areas, parkland and bush, as well as the Children’s Forest, the Motor Museum of WA, the Tractor Museum of WA and the Revolutions Transport Museum. Visitors can take tram rides on more than 4km of track, ride the 6km Bennett Brook Railway or get on the free Whiteman Park Explorer. There’s also a splash pool and plenty of walking and cycling paths. Located within the park is the Caversham Wildlife Park, which is home to about 200 species of fauna and over 2000 native animals.

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Flying foxes, kookaburras, cassowaries, quokkas, echidnas and kangaroos are just some of the unique animals they house. The park’s friendly staff will gladly chat with you about the animals, show you how to hand-feed a kangaroo or take your photo as you pose with your favourite animal! A unique aussie experience that the whole family will enjoy!

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Outback Splash (p.21) in Bullsbrook, offers Australia’s largest water slide playground. Kids can get lost in five different mazes, play nine holes of mini golf, jump on the giant jumping pillow, meet native animals and more. There’s loads of shady picnic areas and free gas BBQ facilities, or you can enjoy a tasty home meal, snacks and great coffee at Café Iguana. Families can also see farm animals at the Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm (see opposite), play a round of mini or supa golf at Oasis Supagolf (see opposite) and go on a horse-drawn wagon ride!

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Motor Museum at Whiteman Park

No trip to the Swan Valley is complete without food, so why not pack a picnic lunch and visit one of the many scenic river bank parks or eat at one of the many child friendly cafes.

The Motor Museum at Whiteman Park is home to the genuine Formula 1 car of Daniel Ricciardo from his 2014 year at Red Bull.

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Enjoy a huge collection of vintage cars and other racing cars with great history. Of course, nothing goes down better on a family trip than a sweet treat, and the Swan Valley has honey, chocolate, ice cream, nougat and nuts for sampling. You can’t go past Margaret River Chocolate Company without stopping in for a free taste test. Children will love the interactive displays and viewing windows that allow you to see exactly how all those goodies are made. LetsGoKids Western Australia 2020


Swan Valley There are also countless roadside stalls packed with fresh seasonal produce picked straight from the backyard, like plump figs, sweet melons, juicy strawberries, flavoursome asparagus and vine- ripened tomatoes. The Great Valley Rally and Amazing Valley Chase, similar to a treasure hunt/car rally, take families with young children on an exploration of the Swan Valley which is full of adventure and challenge. Each trail has its own distinct mascot and unique places to visit. This is a free activity, available any day of the year with instructions and a clue sheet available to download from the Swan Valley website or collect from the Swan Valley Visitor Centre in Guildford.

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WORTH A LOOK The Swan Valley Cycle Trail takes in the rich history, interesting characters and natural elements of the Swan Valley. The mostly flat trail stretches over 12km, following West Swan Road. It is suitable for riders of all ages and fitness levels. It can be entered at three points – Stirling Sq in Guildford, on the Maali Footbridge and West Swan Hall. A showcase of fresh produce stalls, pretty picnic spots, exciting galleries and world class wineries and restaurants, there are countless experiences to enjoy. Load up your bikes, or hire one, and take a leisurely pedal around this charming corner of the world.

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- Fremantle

Although only 20 mins from Perth by car or train, Fremantle is a destination in itself. The old seafaring town has played host to sailors from all over the world for well over 100 years and the whole area has reminders of days gone by. You need only spend a day in Fremantle to find yourself falling in love with this colourful port city - it is impossible to avoid getting caught up in its charm. In a bygone era when passenger ships were the preferred mode of transport for world travellers, Fremantle was the western gateway to Australia. Millions of migrants arrived by ship and many made the area their home. As an early settlement and penal colony, history runs rife through this port city.

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The unique winding streets offers you a glimpse of a colonial and Gold Rush past in balance with a modern and vibrant presence! The best way to explore the whole area is to jump on one of the FREE Cat buses at any one of the 28 stops and get your bearings. (See map opposite). Freo is absolutely packed to the brim with things to do and some of these are the awesome kid-friendly museums. There’s the Maritime Museum, a look at WA’s marine history, plus the Shipwreck Galleries, where you can learn about the infamous Batavia Mutiny of 1629. The gallery is also home to HMAS Ovens, an authentic submarine of which the older kids can take a tour.

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There is a vibrant atmosphere in “Freo”; something is always happening around the town – whether it be festivals, exhibitions, street performances, markets or concerts.

Take a stroll along Marine Terrace and down Mews Road to the beautiful Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Fishing Boat Harbour is home to many cafes, bars and restaurants including the famous Cicerello’s so grab some great tasting fish and chips while you are there. One of the City of Fremantle’s greatest attractions is the coastline. The beaches on the Indian Ocean are perfect for swimming and other recreational leisure activities, and the sunsets are amazing.

WORTH A LOOK For those who wish to delve into the darker side of Fremantle's past, there is Fremantle Prison! The foreboding complex (which includes gallows) is located at the top of the hill and can be visited on a tour. They even do night tours!

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The Fremantle Markets are the most famous markets in Western Australia, and one of the best in the entire country. They offer fresh and local produce, handcrafted souvenirs, clothing, delicious meals and an eclectic atmosphere of over 100 years of culture and heritage. But best of all, there’s no entrance fee, which makes it a perfect day out for the family!

The bustling, centrally located, Cappuccino Strip with al fresco dining and coffee around the clock makes Freo a social hub.

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Fremantle Each beach is unique and showcases a different aspect of Fremantle’s sea-side heritage. The main beaches are; Bathers Beach at Fishing Boat Harbour, Port Leighton at North Fremantle and South Beach in South Fremantle. Go for a walk on one of the Fremantle Trails. Choose from;The Fremantle Market Heritage Trail, The Discovery Trail, Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Walk Trail or The Manjaree Walking Trail. For all the trails and downloadable maps check out www.visitfremantle.com.au As you can see, Fremantle is a city of hidden treasures. Really too much to see and do in just one day and that’s what keeps bringing people back time and time again.

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Fremantle Checklist Don’t leave Freo until you’ve:

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- Taken a FREE CAT bus ride around town - Strolled the streets of the old town and imagined days gone by. - Got a taste of a prisoner’s life at the Fremantle Prison (try the ghost tour if you’re brave enough). - Discovered the way out items at the shops in the Piazza. - Seen massive ship parts at the Maritime Museum. - Seen a street performer strut their stuff to the crowd. - Visited the army museum (See opposite) - Looked for Nemo at Cicerello’s aquariums. - Had a skate at the Ice Rink in Bibra Lake (below). - Seen what activities are on for kids at the Fremantle Arts Centre (p.16) - Had a laugh at the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre - Walked one of the many trails around town - Jumped on a ferry and visited Rotto for a day

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- Rottnest Island Photo Courtesy of Tourism WA

Rottnest is made for families. It’s only 25 minutes from the mainland by ferry and for a day trip or a week It feels a million miles from everything! Rottnest Island is blessed with a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery, dazzling marine life and some of the world’s finest beaches and pristine bays. On Rotto, kids get to experience a level of freedom unknown to them in their everyday life. On the island, bikes are the transportation of choice and can be hired or you can bring your own for a small fee. The island is only 11kms long and 4.5kms wide, making it easy to explore with a number of great trails to follow.

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If traversing by bike doesn’t appeal, you can also enjoy the journey by air-conditioned coach on the Island Explorer. This hop-on/hop-off service runs daily and with 18 stops on the agenda, takes you to many of the secluded bays and secret hideaways located around the island. Day passes for this service can be purchased from the Rottnest Island Visitors Centre.

Check out some of the historic sites – ride out through the salt lakes to Oliver Hill, which has great views and guns and tunnels from WW2. Visit Wadjemup Lighthouse and take the tour where you can climb to the top or join a bus tour of the island’s natural and cultural history or simply just wander around the settlement. Not surprisingly, water activities play a major role in island life – from snorkelling and diving to fishing, surfing, boating, kayaking, sailing and swimming! Snorkel through vibrant coral reefs protected by marine sanctuary zones, dive among shipwrecks, fish for delicious local seafood or surf some of Western Australia’s best breaks. l l l l

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With a choice of over 63 pristine beaches and 20 secluded bays, it’s not hard to discover a secluded beach to enjoy all by yourself! Of course one of Rotto’s major drawcards is the resident population of quokkas. Dutch settlers originally mistook these friendly, furry creatures to be “rats” and that is how the island got its name- “rats nest”. The cute creatures wander the island and are extremely friendly, and are always up for a selfie!! Take away foods and meals are available and a full supermarket complete with delivery to your accommodation, means you do not need to cart provisions to the island. So pack a bag, book a room and get set to unwind!

Learn all about the Island and have a great time doing it…Segway of course.

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Rockingham Rockingham – Close to Perth – But a world away!!! If you love the outdoor lifestyle – You’ll find no better! Just 40km south of Perth, Rockingham has something special for everyone - whether you want to surf, dive, swim, play golf, meet dolphins, penguins or sea lions, or learn about our region’s indigenous heritage! It’s right here in the Rockingham Region.

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If you have never tried it before, you can learn to stand up paddleboard, or wind/kitesurf in ideal, gentle conditions at Safety Bay or take a surfing lesson in the perfect beginner’s waves at Secret Harbour. For the more adventurous you can even try jet skiing, wakeboarding and jet packing!!

All these attractions are just a short drive from Perth or Fremantle, or you can get there easily by public transport. If you want to stay a few days, there are plenty of great accommodation options from camping and caravanning to apartments, hotels, villas and B&B’s.

Attractions Rockingham’s natural attractions range from rugged unspoilt and protected coastal areas, to abundant marine life and wildlife.

Rockingham Foreshore Rockingham is well known for its shady, grassed foreshores and beautiful clean beaches. Rockingham foreshore has picnic tables, benches and free electric BBQs amongst the trees. With excellent children’s playgrounds, it’s the perfect spot for a family day out.

HANDY HINT Enjoy a picnic or a barbeque on the superb shaded grass of Bell and Churchill Parks beside the calm clear waters of Rockingham Beach. With plenty of tables and BBQ facilities plus a huge play area for kids, it’s the ideal family area for fun and relaxation.

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Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, Penguin Island is the ruggedly spectacular home to over 1000 pairs of Little Penguins. Just a five minute ferry ride from the mainland, you can spend as long or as little as you like swimming, snorkelling and exploring. Pack a picnic or grab a coffee and snacks from Pengos Cafe at the wharf before you head over. The island is small enough to walk around in an hour and we highly recommend it! There’s 2km of boardwalk to protect nests and baby birds from the footsteps of visitors and be sure to keep an eye out for pelicans, rare Australian sea lions and the penguins of course. A visit to the Penguin Discovery Centre is a must, it’s here that they rehabilitate orphaned penguins and those in distress. Dedicated island rangers present daily penguin feedings at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm. Beware the cuteness!

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If you love the sun on your back and your toes in the sand, you’ll adore Rockingham’s beaches. For safe, calm, shallow water swimming and sandy beaches, Rockingham Beach, Palm Beach, Safety Bay, Shoalwater, Warnbro and Port Kennedy are the best places to go. Singleton Beach and Golden Bay in the South are both for surfing and windsurfing.

Join a tour to swim with, watch the world famous Rockingham Dolphins or take a cruise to experience the best of iconic Australian nature.

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- Rockingham

Walking & Cycling Rockingham has an extensive network of dual use paths for cyclists and pedestrians connecting communities, schools, shops, parks and playgrounds. Cycling around Rockingham is the best way to take in the natural beauty of the region, and there are many options for cyclists to ride safely, including the superb Perth Bicycle Network paths, shared paths, bicycle lanes and quiet bicycle friendly streets.

Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is an area renowned for its safe calm waters, pristine beaches, and abundance of fish species. There’s also boating, sailing and fishing either with your own boat or you can hire one!

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-Mandurah & Peel Region

The region encompasses Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Murray (including Pinjarra and Dwellingup), Boddington, Waroona and Mandurah - each with unique characteristics and attractions. Stretching from the white sands and blue waters of the coast to the rugged terrain of the Darling Scarp, the region offers a wide range of activities from exploring vast waterways and national parks, to visiting wineries and bush walking along trails through the vast Jarrah Forests.

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Mandurah is the quintessential seaside town.You can hire a boat and cruise the waterways whilst looking for dolphins or bird life (pelicans abound) or cast a line and catch dinner from the estuary to enjoy later on the foreshore with its great playground and facilities. The tree lined walkways, grassed picnic areas and safe swimming beaches of the foreshore make it a perfect destination for families. The new playground is awesome and the kids will be entertained for hours. Whilst there head over to Simmos for an icecream! Go for a swim in the inlet or at one of the beautiful beaches or hire a bike and go for an easy (and flat) ride around the town. Grab a coffee, go shopping or visit a gallery or museum.

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Take a cruise with Mandurah Cruises – be sure to keep an eye out for the wild bottle-nosed dolphins, regular visitors to the Mandurah waterway. If you are visiting over from December - January, ensure you jump aboard a Mandurah Cruises Christmas Lights Cruise!

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The Mandurah and Peel region is the ideal day trip or short break from Perth - it’s just a short train ride or a one hour drive down the Kwinana Freeway.

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Mandurah is the perfect place to base yourself and take daytrips out to explore the Peel region. Pinjarra and Dwellingup are situated in the Shire of Murray are also beautiful places to visit and boast a range of adventure activities. At Peel Zoo in Pinjarra, your kids can get close to a range of birds and animals. The Zookeeper 4 A Day even allows them to experience the life of a professional zookeeper. A must for all wildlife enthusiasts from 8-16 years. Visitors get to feed the animals, hold a snake and pat foxes and ferrets. The zoo itself has over 100 species of birds and animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes, reptiles, bengal cats, spotted quolls, possums, owls and Tasmanian Devils.

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The long-distance walking trail, The Bibbulmun Track, runs through the middle of town and the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway haunts the town every weekend throughout the year and is a magical way to see the tall timbers of the ancient forests. South Yunderup’s Adventurescape, a giant adventure playground, is a great day out for the entire family. Your kids will enjoy climbing atop a 9 metre windmill tower, zipping on a flying fox or playing with Pickles the Pig. When heading to Waroona, take the kids to The Cream Shed where they can watch cows being milked daily at 4pm from April.

DID YOU KNOW The Hotham Valley Railway You can travel on an historic train through scenic forest boarding in Dwellingup to Etmilyn Siding, along 8km of the state’s last surviving pioneering railway. An interesting bush walk can be enjoyed during the 30min stopover. www.hothamvalleyrailway.com.au

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Dwellingup is a popular camping destination and you can also hike, cycle or horse ride along the area’s many trails. Kids can even enjoy a tree top adventure ropes experience at Trees Adventure. (p.36). They can challenge themselves on WA’s first tree ropes course offering 9 different levels and over 20 flying foxes.

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Located about 180km south of Perth, the Geographe Region of WA is an ideal place for a well-earned getaway. Bunbury offers a number of natural and tourist attractions and is coupled with a Mediterranean climate, making it an ideal holiday destination. Bunbury is rich in its art and culture, showcasing its multi-faceted heritage.

WORTH A LOOK The lookout situated at Mariston Hill in Bunbury (is FREE) gives you a great 360° view of the whole town and up and down the coastline. Take your camera and be ready for a good workout as you tackle the 91 steps!

Bunbury has often been called the dolphin capital of Western Australia, and for good reason, as these friendly, loveable and graceful mammals make a point of playing with tourists whenever possible. Getting up close to nature has never been easier or more memorable than with the Bottlenose dolphins of Bunbury. They regularly visit Koombana Bay where visitors to the Dolphin Discovery Centre get a chance to interact with them on the beach. The dolphins mostly visit in the morning and are more regular during the warmer months. Koombana Bay is just a short stroll north from the City Centre.

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Home to the distinctive pink historic building Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, the largest ‘A’ class regional gallery in WA, Bunbury has a range of international and local exhibitions as well as a public art collection throughout the city.

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Bright and bustling, the City of Bunbury is WA’s biggest regional city, combining country town charm with the attraction of a major regional city.

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The Bunbury Wildlife Park (p.37) is just a few minutes drive from Bunbury’s CBD, and is home to wallabies, kangaroos, wombats, ducks, swans, parrots, owls and several varieties of waterbirds and raptor birds.

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There are coastal walks with scenic lookouts, bicycle tours and hiking through the National Parks and forests that surround Bunbury. The seaside towns of Busselton and Dunsborough are nestled along the wide sandy shores of Geographe Bay, protected from the prevailing winds.

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Busselton is one of Western Australia’s most prized holiday destinations. Families have been coming here for generations to enjoy the beautiful pristine beaches, great accommodation, activities and events.

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Swim in the clear, calm water, relax on the beautiful sandy shore of Koombana Beach, sail around with friends or dine out along the Marlston Waterfront. With children’s playground, BBQ facilities and picnic areas.

Set on the edge of the Indian Ocean this pretty city has plenty to offer in the way of natural beauty and man made attractions. The foreshore is the jewel in Busselton’s glittering crown. It is naturally stunning and the whole way along the foreshore there is a fantastic wide path, great for bikes, scooters, prams or a leisurely scenic walk.

WORTH A LOOK Stretching 1.8km Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. It has a spectacular Underwater Observatory, Jetty Train and myraid of recreational uses.

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- Bunbury, Busselton & Margaret River

Nearby, the world famous Busselton Jetty captures your attention and imagination and provides an exquisite backdrop to the white sandy beaches.

DID YOU KNOW The walking tracks up high on Cape Naturaliste are one of the best places in the region for land – based whale watching. If you’re there during spring, watch closely for whales spouting far out to sea and have some binoculars ready. You could even be really lucky and see one passing close to the shoreline of the Cape or Bunker Bay.

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There are swimming and diving platforms, interpretive plaques and for those less athletically inclined, you can board the jetty train to travel the 1.7km to the observatory! At the end of the Jetty there is a unique building called the Underwater Observatory, which allows you to experience the awe-inspiring reef without getting wet.

It sits on the bottom of the ocean floor and has massive viewing windows all the way down with information detailing the different types of marine species you might see along the way.

Located on the stunning turquoise banks of Geographe Bay, Dunsborough would have to have one of the most tranquil and magnificent locations in the world. Sparkling calm, clear water and white sandy Dunsborough beaches are linked to town by lush green grass and shady paths. Beachfront cycle ways and walking paths turn into a hiking trail through the regional park along the bay. Starting at Dunsborough Beach and continuing all the way along the sheltered eastern side of Cape Naturaliste are a string of picture-perfect tranquil beaches and boulder –

Amalfi Resort for a fabulous family stay This delightful 3.5 star resort offering self-contained accommodation, is conveniently located in West Busselton just off the Bussell Highway. Take a short stroll down to the beach, swim, relax, or go fishing, take your bikes (or hire one of ours) and ride on the Geographe Bay cycle/walkway track beside the ocean to explore Busselton city (less than 4 kms) and surrounding areas. The Amalfi Resort has: • A full sized tennis court • An all year round outdoor heated swimming pool & spa pool • Childrens wading pool and playground. The spacious and airy Self-Contained Villas have a fully equipped kitchen plus a dining area, living area with T.V and free Foxtel, large bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry with washing machine and dryers. Air conditioning/heating is in each Villa. The Resort offers a range of Villas: One, Two and Three Bedrooms. Each Villa has one free car park. Free Wifi is available. Find us at: 15 Earnshaw Road, Busselton 6280 Call: (08) 9754 3311 Email: stay@amalfiresort.com.au www.amalfiresort.com.au

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Bunbury, Busselton & Margaret River strewn bays which are just perfect for swimming and fishing. It is also a great location for diving, snorkelling, kayaking and other water sports. Out on the most northern-western point is the top end of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. This precinct is home to Dunsborough’s working lighthouse, Cape Naturaliste and the starting point of the Cape to Cape Track. The lighthouse is open every day between 9.00 and 4.30. To climb it, you must join one of the half-hour long guided tours that leave throughout the day (the last one’s at 4.00).

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Yallingup occupies a spectacular coastal location in the north of the Margaret River Region towards Cape Naturaliste. Swim and snorkel in the Yallingup lagoon and take a long walk along the length of Yallingup Beach.

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Beautiful karst formations like stalactites, stalagmites, columns and shawls are illuminated by soft coloured lights, creating a mystical atmosphere. You also have the option of exploring further into the cave on one of the adventure tours. Nearby, the quirky picturesque little town, of Cowaramup is a must visit. The locals call it ‘Cowtown’ and if you like a bit of fun and uniqueness you’ll be in your element here. There are plenty of things to do in Cowaramup.

Browse (and taste) your way around the village, sample authentic organic wine, delicious fudge, cafés and the locally grown meat and vegetables on offer. Whilst the region does have a reputation for its wine which mum and dad will love, there is plenty of activities to keep the young ones happy. The Margaret River region has heaps of interesting kid friendly fun. Photo Courtesy of Tourism WA

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Have your photo taken with the 42 life-sized fibreglass Friesian cows and calves that have taken over the town and wander the streets, parks and shops.

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Bunbury, Busselton & Margaret River The kids will love petting and feeding the animals at Sunflowers Farm (see below) and the tricky Yallingup Maze (see below) is nearby. Get lost at Amaze’n Margaret River - Maze, Cafe and Gardens as you wind your way through 2000 hedges that stand over two metres tall. There’s also an 18-hole mini-golf course where you can test your swing, before taking a rest in the gardens featuring species native to Western Australia. Spend time travelling the winding country roads, dropping in to taste test local wines, cheese, olive oil, venison or fruits.

Out & About

A lot of the wineries and breweries have outdoor playgrounds for the kids and plenty of space for them to let off steam whilst mum and dad can sample the local delicacies. The Cheeky Monkey Brewery has an awesome outdoor playground and also an indoor play area for children to keep them occupied no matter what the weather. Whilst in the area make sure that you also visit Miller’s Ice creamery. They produce all their own products on their farm and the family has been in the area raising dairy cows for 100 years! Delicious!

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Shop When it comes to retail therapy or shopping for necessity, Perth is spoilt for choice. Modern climate control malls are spread right across the city, housing national chain stores and local speciality shops. Perth has some of the country’s best Malls! Small road based shopping strips abound and quaint villages spread through the suburbs to blend the old and the new. Also .... don’t forget the quintessential Aussie shopping experience, “The Weekend Market!”. Booragoon - www.gardencity.com..au Innaloo- www.westfield.com.au/innaloo Karrinyup - www.karrinyupcentre.com.au Morley - www.galleriashoppingcentre.com.au Cannington - www.westfield.com.au/carousel Hillarys - www.westfield.com.au/whitfordcity Rockingham www.rockinghamshoppingcentre.com.au Mandurah - www.mandurahforum.com.au Bunbury - www.bunburyforum.com.au Claremont - www.claremontquarter.com.au

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Twilight Hawkers Market Forrest Pl, Murray St, Perth. Friday nights October till May live music, buskers and roving entertainment, rustic, tasty food. Fremantle Markets Henderson St & South Tce 9am-8pm Fri, 9am-6pm Sat, 9am-6pm Sun, Public Hols 10am -5pm. Since 1897 with 150 stalls of fresh fruit & veg, gourmet foods, local craft, gifts, clothes. www.fremantlemarkets.com.au

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Canningvale Market Bannister Rd. Sun 7am-1pm 1000 stores, new and old furniture, clothing, fashion accessories, books, war memorabilia, toys, gifts and food stalls. Small entry fee. www.canningvalemarkets.com.au Kalamunda Village Market Town Sq. First Sat of each month 8.30am-3.30pm Over130 arts/crafts, plants, produce, buskers, music stalls. Wanneroo Market 33 Prindiville Dr, Wangara Fri,Sat,Sun,Mon, and public holidays 9am-5pm Over 180 undercover stalls, food hall, organic produce, souvenirs, crafts.

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Play Perth and the South West’s sensational weather means the family can spend lots of time enjoying the great outdoors. You can play, walk, run, swim, climb, ride, picnic, get up close and personal with some animals or just sit in the beautiful surroundings and watch the world go by.The city is blessed with a multitude of suburban parks and playgrounds and larger regional parks located right on its doorstep. Here is a selection of our favourite parks.

Kings Park

Would have to be one of our nation’s best… and its FREE! Pack a picnic or call in and see Roy at Stickybeaks (see opposite), and make a day of it. Climb the DNA tower, check out the views from the Walkway, take the littlies to the Ivey Watson Playground, go back to the age of dinosaurs at Synergy Parkland or try the refurbished Saw Avenue adventure playground.

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If you’re visiting in September, make sure not to miss the Kings Park festival: a celebration of Spring, with floral displays, live music, workshops and more.

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Caversham Wildlife Park

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Gives you a chance to meet the koalas up close, feed the kangaroos and learn about the native animals of Australia. This is one of the best things to do in Perth with littlies. The best part is everything is included in the one price on entry! Yes even photo opportunities and the food to feed the animals! Molly’s farm, on site, has horses, deer and donkeys amongst other animals that children can pet, feed or have their photo taken with. There are shows such as the Wombat and friends which are fabulous.

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Yellagonga Regional Park

Starts at Neil Hawkins Park in the heart of Joondalup. See if you can spot kangaroos, local wildlife, native flora and birdlife with a bushwalk along the banks of Lake Joondalup.

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Whiteman Park

Hyde Park

North Perth is an English style park with lake, treed walkways and water play features. It is also part of the “Wetlands Trail.” Popular with all ages, the water playground has recently installed shade sails, water canons, spouts and tipping bells. It is surrounded by the lush grassy gardens.

Yanchep National Park

The park is a national treasure with walking trails, picnic spots, a lake and a collection of koalas. There are also cave tours and Aboriginal cultural demonstrations. Photo Courtesy of Tourism WA

Whiteman Park is an absolute must for families. Located 22km from the Perth CBD, it covers nearly 4,000 hectares of natural bushland. Reconnect with the natural environment when visiting some of the native flora and fauna attractions like Woodland Reserve or the Children’s Forest. Perth’s transport history is strong throughout the Park with vintage bus, train and tram rides. The park also boasts 14 kilometres of paths, walking trails, playgrounds, cafes, BBQ’s and a water playground!

Set within beautiful trees, large grassed area and lakes, the park is sand based and has shade sails throughout. It is fully accessible for the disabled with ramps throughout the main structure and a disability swing. There are 3 areas to the playground with climbing ladders, monkey bars, bridges and more slides.

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PLAYGROUNDS Variety Place - Kings Park

Your kids will love this huge nature based playground and will spend hours exploring, climbing up to the fort, crawling through tunnels, and swinging on ropes. There is something for all ages with logs for crawlers to crawl through and lots of caves for walkers to explore. The bigger kids will love the ropes playground, and there is a bird nest swing here too.

Adventurescape - South Yunderup

This playground is like no other with the farm theme integrated through the whole playground, including it’s tallest feature this windmill slide, standing tall at 8.5m. Everywhere you look there is something you would typically find at a farm like tractor tyres and a fencing maze alongside the super fast 35m double cable flying fox.

Woodbridge Riverside Play Space

It features an Eco Adventure play zone including sand, nature and water play, ship and raft, carousel and spinners, sway fun rocket, double cable way flying fox with accessible and pommel seats, Taste Garden and swings.

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Play Calleya Park - Banjup

There are 2 slides, including a very high twisty one for the brave and a smaller hill slide. A highlight of Calleya Playground is the 2 in-ground trampolines, they are very popular with kids of all ages and not something that you normally come across in a playground.

Adventure Playground Providence Estate Wellard Providence’s adventure playground has things to climb, things that spin around, things to hang off, things to crawl through, things to slide down and things to jump off, over and onto. It’s most exciting feature is the 8m tall jungle climb.

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Play Robot Park - Newhaven Estate

Unlike any other park in Perth. It has been fantastically designed with a mix of industrial robot themed play equipment and a contrast of nature, sand and water play. The most eye catching feature of the park is the brightly coloured robot’s head. It can be climbed inside and out, with a hidden slide running down the middle. The robot’s body has lots of climbing nets and ropes, as well as a rock climbing wall. These all lead to an elevated platform which connects to a slide and the flying fox. Underneath the robot’s body is a hamster wheel! At the other end of the park is an extensive water play area with lots of wheels to turn and floodgates to open and close.

The Village at Wellard Adventure Playground

There is 7m rope climbing frame they can come down the slide in the middle or keep climbing to the 2 stories above. In front of the climbing slide there is a jumble of jungle ropes including a couple of hammocks to get a quick rest in before more energy burning. There is a dome climbing frame that also has a ladder in the centre and along the outside music can be made with a drum, tambourine and noise maker. There is a 3-way swing perfect for swinging competitions with friends.

BHP Billiton Water Park - Elizabeth Quay

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This beautiful interactive water park is fun during the day and even better at nights, when it is lit by colourful lighting. Surrounded by tiered decking and with all the fun of the Quay, it’s possible to make a half a day disappear here.

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Rotary Park - Wanneroo

A state-of-the-art playscape featuring innovative, universal access play equipment suitable for children of all ages and abilities, including a liberty swing for children in wheelchairs. There’s plenty to explore, including an elevated tree walk with viewing and play platforms, swings, slides, a cubby house, space net and climbing frames. There’s also barbeque facilities and grassed areas.

Wireless Hill Park - Ardross

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Play Mariala Vista Park - Yanchep

An amazing adventure playground built amongst bushland with lots of features for all ages and makes a great place to go if you are looking for somewhere well out of the city to enjoy a day of play. There is a big slide that has been built into the side of the hill alongside the playground. This is bound to wear the kids out climbing up and sliding down over and over again. The little ones don’t miss out with a smaller slide alongside the big slide for them. Make sure you bring the bikes along too, there is a fantastic bmx track within the park.

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Play Dr Seuss Park – Melville

If you and your kids LOVE Dr Seuss then this park will be sure to impress. The park is complete with winding paths, rolling bumps, climbing nets, slides, birds nest swings, sand pits and other play equipment using the red and blue Dr Seuss theme. Great for a Dr Seuss themed children’s party with plenty of opportunities for pictures or for BBQs and family gatherings.

Point Walter - Bicton

Has a fantastic river swimming beach, with shady trees, a cafe, and an awesome sand spit to walk along and explore. This is a great playground with lots of big shady trees, slides, climbing walls and swings.

Kwinana Adventure Park Tree Maze

The elevated Tree Maze weaves through the natural surroundings, incorporating physical and sensory play activities for all ages and abilities. You’ll find net tunnels, climbing walls, bridges, cubby, balancing beams, musical instruments and other delights.

Jungle Park Whiteman Edge - Brabham

The nature based play equipment has been designed to challenge kids’ skills and abilities. The standout at Jungle Park is definitely the enclosed climbing tower. Climb to the top platform to reach the amazing bird’s nest with 360-degree views of the park, then slide down the 7-metre tunnel slide.

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Play Perth and The South West have some of the most pristine, white sand ocean strips anywhere in the world. The entire city of Perth is within about 30 mins of the coast no matter where you are. This means a swim, a surf, a snorkel, a walk are all possible any time of day (or even after school). But don’t forget to slip, slop, slap and whack on some shades though!

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Beaches - Aaah - This is what I’m talkin’ about!!!

Port and Leighton

Cottlesloe

Perfect for little kids. About 12km south west of CBD and 800m walk from North Fremantle train station. Amenities include: toilets, showers, carpark and it’s lifeguard patrolled.

North Fremantle and Bathers Beach

Good clean swimming beaches. Uncrowded. About 20 mins drive from Fremantle.

As good as it gets. Grassy knolls, great view of Rotto, shade, toilets, lifeguards and 600m from train station. Grab an icecream and watch the sunset over Rottnest.

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Easy access, great views of shipping lanes and Rotto. Bathers Beach is right beside the Fishing Boat Harbour. Enjoy something to eat and drink and let the kids play at the beach.

South Beach and Coogee

City Beach and Floreat

Swimming and boogie boarding. 10 mins drive west of the city. Facilities include restaurant, kiosk, toilets, showers, drinking fountain, carpark, lifeguard patrolled, playground, picnic area and a boardwalk linking City Beach to Floreat Beach.

Rockingham

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Watch As Sandgropers we love our leisure time. If it can be thrown, hit, kicked or caught, or it can be sailed, driven or ridden - then, we WILL be there to watch!! Whether is is watching the Scorchers in the Big Bash, the Dockers or Eagles in AFL, the Glory in the A-League, the Wildcats in the NBL or the Fever in the Suncorp Super Netball, we love to get out there and support our teams.

Transport to Venues West Coast Eagles (AFL) Optus Stadium: Train to Perth Stadium Fremantle Dockers (AFL) Optus Stadium: Train to Perth Stadium Perth Wildcates (NBL) Perth Arena - Train to CBD. 200m walk.

In this section, we will tell you what’s on, where AND even give you a guide for where to watch the latest blockbusters.

Perth Glory (A League) HBF Stadium - Train to Claisebrook, 300m walk West Coast Fever (Netball) Perth Arena: Train to CBD. 200m walk. Perth Heat (ABL) Thornlie Park: Catch train to Thornlie, walk 13mins Perth Scorchers (Cricket) Optus Stadium: Train to Perth Stadium

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Watch Perth Heat Fixture 2019/20 Baseball Park Thornlie Round

Date

Match

4 5 7 10

12th Dec - 15th Dec 20th Dec - 22nd Dec 3rd Jan - 5th Jan 23rd Jan - 25th Jan

vs. Geelong-Korea vs. Adelaide Bite vs. Brisbane Bandits vs. Melbourne Aces

Perth Glory Fixture 2019/20 HBF Park Date

Match

Time

Dec 14 Dec 21 Jan 11 Feb 1 Feb 7 Mar 8 Mar 21 Mar 29 Apr 12 Apr 26

vs. Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Newcastle Jets vs. Adelaide United vs. Melbourne Victory vs. Wellington Phoenix vs. Melbourne City vs. Western United vs. Melbourne Victory vs. Wellington Phoenix vs. Central Coast Mariners

6.45pm 430pm 4.30pm 6.45pm 6.45pm 3.00pm 6.45pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 6.00pm

WOMEN Perth Glory Fixture 2019/20 NIB Stadium/Dorrien Gardens Date

Match

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Dec 13 Dec 28 Feb 15 Feb 29

vs. Canberra United vs. Melbourne Victory vs. Brisbane Roar vs. Western Sydney Wanderers

7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm 7.15pm

Perth Wildcats Fixture 2019/20 Perth Arena Date

Match

Time

Dec 1 Dec 6 Dec 14 Dec 21 Jan 17 Jan 25 Feb 1 Feb 9 Feb 15

vs. Adelaide 36ers vs. Sydney Kings vs. Brisbane Bullets vs. Melbourne United vs. South East Melbourne Phoenix vs. NZ Breakers vs. Sydney Kings vs, Brisbane Bullets vs. Adelaide 36ers

2.00pm 6.30pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 6.30pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 2.00pm 5.00pm

MEN Perth Scorchers Fixture 2019/20 Optus Stadium Match

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Dec 21 Dec 26 Jan 5 Jn 11 Jan 15 Jan 20 Jan 24

vs. Melbourne Renegades vs. Sydney Sixers vs. Hobart Hurricanes vs. Brisbane Heat vs. Melbourne Stars vs. Sydney Thunder vs. Adelaide Strikers

6.10pm 4.10pm 6.40pm 6.10pm 6. 10pm 6.40pm 6.10pm

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One of the Hyundai A-League’s deadliest strikers in recent years, Fornaroli joined Glory ahead of the 2019/20 season and grabbed his first goal for the club against Wellington Phoenix Before arriving in the A-League, Fornaroli played for a number of top European clubs including Sampdoria in Italy and Panathinaikos in Greece and also represented Nacional in his native Uruguay. Nicknamed ‘El Tuna’, which means ‘Prickly Pear’, the 32-yearold is well-known for his acrobatic bicycle and overhead kicks and his ability to hold up the ball and bring his fellow-forwards into play.

West Coast Eagles Fixture 2020 Optus Stadium Round

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Match

Time

1 3 5 7 8 10 13 15 17 18 20 22

Mar 22 Apr 4 Apr 17 May 3 May 9 May 24 Jun 11 Jun 27 Jul 12 Jul 18 Aug 1 Aug 14

vs. Melbourne Demons vs. Geelong Cats vs. Richmond Tigers vs. Fremantle Dockers vs. Sydney Swans vs. GWS Giants vs. Essendon Bombers vs. North Melbourne vs. Adelaide Crows vs. Fremantle Dockers vs. Port Adelaide vs. Collingwood Magpies

3:20pm 5.10pm 6:10pm 3.20pm 2.35pm 3.20pm 6:10pm 6:10pm 3.20pm 6.10pm 6.10pm 6.10pm

Fremantle Dockers Fixture 2020 Optus Stadium Round

Date

Match

Time

2 4 6 7 9 11 14 16 18 19 21 23

Mar 29 Apr 11 Apr 26 May 3 May 17 May 30 Jun 20 Jul 5 Jul 18 Jul 26 Aug 8 TBC

vs. Hawthorn Hawks vs. Gold Coast Suns vs. Geelong Cats vs. West Coast Eagles vs. Western Bulldogs vs. Brisbane Lions vs. Carlton Blues vs. Melbourne Demons vs. West Coast Eagles vs. Collingwood Magpies vs. St Kilda Saints vs. Richmond Tigers

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Wot's On We want YOU! Yes, YOU! We want you and your family to take advantage of all these great family events. activities, shows, movies, concerts and sporting events that we have listed. WA is alive and happening all year round with family events and activities, shows, movies concerts and sport. Don’t forget the old favourite - the weekend market!! There is enough to keep everyone entertained - AND best of all .... most of them are FREE!!! To keep up to date with everything our advertisers have going on, go to the “Wots On” button on our website at www.letsgokids.com.au and while you’re there, sign up for our great monthly e-newsletter and download our app. HAVE FUN! WEEKLY/MONTHLY Every Sunday Kalamunda Farmers Market

Families come out every Sunday to experience the atmosphere of the markets, and meet their friends. Lucky shoppers can also win the huge harvest hamper raffle, and get to experience something from every stall in the market. The Kalamunda Farmers Market enables shoppers to buy direct from the farmer, grower or producer in the Perth Hills. The market has an enormous array of produce including seasonal fruit and veg. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Every Sunday

Palmyra Western Farmers Market

Every Sunday

Vic Park Farmers Market

Come and taste a little bit of the country in the city at Palmyra Western Farmers Market (PWFM) every Sunday. A genuine farmers market with many unique qualities. Your support of PWFM directly funds the Kitchen Garden Program and allows Palmyra Primary School students to grow and cook produce as part of their curriculum. Absorb yourself in the vibrant community experience amongst great food and friends. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 60 McKimmie Street, Palmyra Find an array of stall holders selling locally sourced produce, fresh baked goods, gourmet and organic foods and artisan products. John McMillan Park is a fantastic location with playgrounds for kids, plenty of shade under the large fig trees and loads of parking right next door.​Each week there is a range of busking talents and local musicians. Busking kicks off at 8am and we ask that you give generously to the performers. 8am to 12noon, Kent Street, East Victoria Park

Second Wednesday of each month

Triple 8 Kid’s Club Cre8, Celebr8 and Investig8 with prizes, games, craft and pop up books. make new friends, see new and unusual books and receive prizes for reading throughout the month. For children from 7 years of age and over. Second Wednesday of each month, 4:00pm to 5:00pm. 215 Wright Street, Cloverdale

Second Sunday of Pinjarra Markets at Edenvale Homestead each month Browse through stalls selling honey, local arts and crafts, eggs, jewellery, plants, books and much

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Second Sunday of every month

Tractor Parade

Third Saturday of every month

Riverside Markets East Fremantle

A parade of restored vintage tractors from the Tractor Museum of WA chugs its way up to Revolutions Transport Museum, before returning through the Village Mall. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see these marvelous relics in operation! 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm, Lot 99 Lord Street, Whiteman, 9209 6000 Welcome to those who love markets! The Lions Club of East Fremantle have begun a new Arts and Craft Market on the shore of the Swan River at Norm McKenzie Reserve alongside the Sea Scouts and the Fremantle Rowers who participate in the event as well.

Last Sunday in Stirling Miniature Railway every month, Open to the public on the last Sunday in every month, except December. except December. Entrance Fees: $10 per person or $40 per family (two adults and up to 4 children) under 3’s ride

free. Tickets available at the door. The entrance fee will give you unlimited miniature train rides and access to all of our facilities. Closed in shoes must be worn and feet must be kept on the train foot boards for safety. Vasto Place, Balcatta, 0407 010 252

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1st December

3rd - 5th December

6th December

8th December

Mandurah Canals Christmas Lights Phenomenon

Experience some festive magic on board our famous Christmas Lights Cruise – Mandurah and Perth’s best Christmas lights! Sing along to all your favourite Christmas carols and join in the Christmas cheer as you cruise through the magical wonderland of Mandurah’s canals. The stunning Christmas lights illuminating and reflecting onto the water from the region’s luxury canal homes is simply breathtaking. This is Perth’s only Christmas lights cruise! We suggest booking your Christmas Lights Cruise early to secure a ticket, as they do book out quickly. Make sure you don’t miss out on the best vantage point to see WA’s best festive display! 73 Mandurah terrace, Mandurah, 08 9581 1242 XLR8 Family Fun Obstacle Course Event

What an awesome afternoon activity to do as a family! The Kids can help and encourage their adult team members through the ‘beast‘ (a tunnel of tires) and commando crawling through the sand, whilst the adults can support their younger team members over the tyre wall and sea container. This unique army assault course is insanely and amazingly fun!! Its a fun race with other families and we do not really mind how fast or slow you go, we do care about the FUN you’ll have!! You will leave having had the best time with muddy fun and lifelong memories made. Following the session, you are welcome to stay a little longer to share the great stories and purchase a sausage sizzle and drinks (when available). 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm,1633 Mandurah Rd, Baldivis Christmas Pop Upmarket at QV1

Perth Upmarket is Perth’s best design market for original and handcrafted wares/ A special QV1 Christmas PopUpmarket will open for 3 days in the QV1 foyer, bringing together more than 50 of Perth’s most talented designers, makers and gourmets. From 10am – 2pm each day QV1 Building Foyer, 250 St Georges Terrace, Free entry. 0432897516 Carols by Candlelight and Christmas Parade

In an annual Christmas tradition the City of Armadale invites you to join in the festive spirit of the holiday season with Carols by Candlelight. This family friendly Christmas event is bursting with community pride and celebration as it showcases some of the incredible talent from the Armadale area. The evening begins early with the Christmas Parade through Jull Street Mall. Featuring a variety of colourful characters and performances by local community groups, it provides an exciting spectacle for the young and imaginative. Follow the parade through to Memorial Park, where Santa Claus will address the audience and share some special words of wisdom with the children in the lead up to Christmas. Memorial Park, Orchard Avenue, Armadale, 9394 5000 Family Fun Day

Join the fun and excitement at Fremantle Leisure Centre’s family pool party. There will be land and water inflatables, live music, entertainment and games for everyone! $2 entry fee,11am–3pm 14th December

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Carols By Candlelight

Tis’ the season to be jolly! The Libby Hammer Quintet, WA’s best loved jazz outfit is returning to Fremantle with The Arcadian Voices to lead you through a Christmas carol spectacular. Join in the Christmas spirit with a festive sing-along and enjoy free children’s activities and entertainment throughout the evening. Pack a picnic or indulge in the delicious food on offer from local vendors. 5–8.30pm, Free Freo Plays MarioKart 8 Deluxe

Do you have what it takes to be a MarioKart 8 Deluxe Champion? Open to drivers aged 7 - 17, this free tournament will kick off the school holidays in the best way - by playing MarioKart against your friends. Take a podium position at the end and you could go home with a JB HiFi Gift Card! 2–5pm Christmas Nativity

Share in the story of Christmas, brought to life on stage with over a hundred performers, live animals and Christmas Carols in the stunning surrounds of the Supreme Court Gardens. Pack a picnic or grab your favorite City retailer takeaway on your way. 4pm: Grounds open, 6:30pm - 7:20pm: Pre-show entertainment, 7:30pm - 8:30pm: Main show Supreme Court Gardens, Cnr Barrack Street and Riverside Drive, www.visitperth.com.au

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Carols by the Jetty

Enjoy the evening in the amphitheatre at the beautiful Busselton Jetty with the local community celebrating Christmas. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Busselton Jetty

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FEBRUARY 2020 8th - 9th February 2020

City of Perth’s Australia Day Celebration

The entertainment zone at Langley Park opens from 3pm and features entertainment and activities for kids of all ages. This includes a carnival area with bouncy castles and other attractions, a water playground, a sports zone and even a freestyle motocross and BMX show. Then let’s not forget about the mandatory big Aussie sausage sizzle! Spectacular enough to rival Sydney’s famous New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza, Perth’s Skyworks and Laser Show is a marvel on the water at night. Be sure to secure your spot on the foreshore to watch the spectacular fireworks display. The Air Show will also be returning to Skyworks in 2020. Celebrations at both Langley Park and Birak Concert at the Supreme Court Gardens. Entertainment from 3pm and fireworks at 8pm. www.visitperth.com.au Busselton Jetty Swim

The event is open to everyone including novice, professional and swimmers with disabilities. The fastest swimmers complete the swim in approximately 40 minutes whilst the last swimmers take approximately three hours to complete the course. Crowds in excess of over 10,000 people are expected to engage with the event as participants, spectators, supporters or volunteers in 2020. The focus on participation, inclusion, affordability and community captures the essence of the event. Sign up to swim, or get along as a spectator for the 25th birthday of this fantastic event. 3L Queen St, Busselton, 08 9752 1360

7th February - 1st Perth Festival 2020 March 2020 This is the greatest and the longest culture event that takes place every year in West Australia.

Dance shows, Classic music concerts, Theater shows, Visual arts, Perth authors festival, Lotterywest Film Festival (that takes place usually from November to April) The ongoing cultural summer celebration hosts more than 700,000 spectators who come to enjoy performances by the best Western Australian artists and artists from all over the world who join together for a common cultural creation. www.perthfestival.com.au MARCH 2020 6th - 20th March 2020

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Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture By The Sea Cottesloe offers you amazing artwork and fantastic experience working your way through the art work as you walk along the picturesque foreshore and beach. You can enjoy the art work while looking back on the beautiful Indiana Tea House and Cottesloe Beach. Allow at least an hour to walk along the foreshore and beach to see all the art work pieces. 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM, 247 Curtin Ave, Cottesloe, 02 8399 0233 Toodyay Music Fest

A free family event for all to enjoy. Bring a blanket or chair and come enjoy the many genres of music live on stage. With two stages in Duidgee & Stirling Parks along with St Stephens Church, there will be something for everyone. Buskers will line the streets for those enjoying the many cafes and shops in Toodyay. A variety of food and drink will be available. Come along and enjoy what promises to be an eventful and fun day. 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Duidgee Park, Stirling Tce, 0409181414 Fairbridge Festival 2020

An annual family-friendly celebration of folk, world and roots music in a traffic-free, self-contained, heritage-listed village. Almost 100 acts will entertain you on this magical escape from everyday life. Don’t miss out on WA’s best kept secret that has been a firm favourite for years, all just 5 km north of Pinjarra - only an hour’s drive from central Perth. Come for the day or camp for the three-day weekend! Fairbridge Village, South West Highway, Pinjarra. WA Day Festival

A huge celebration of everything that makes this state great. Elizabeth Quay comes to life with entertainment on the main stage all day, interactive kids’ zone,, Perth’s biggest and best line up of delicious food trucks, sports clinics with both the Wildcats and Scorchers, urban bars serving local beers and wines and to end a spectacular fireworks display over the Swan River. www.celebratewa.com.au

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