9 Reasons to Spend Your Holidays in Western Australia with Your Children – Part Two

Fresh crayfish!

Family fun at breathtaking beaches
If your family prefers the relaxing, wide expanses of the sea, then WA’s beaches are the perfect fit for you! Crystal-clear waters, pristine white sand, and abundant sunshine can be found all year round on WA’s coastline. Perth’s iconic Cottesloe Beach even has smooth terraced lawns and majestic Norfolk pines, perfect for a laidback afternoon with the family.

Frolic in the sand or indulge in water-based activities like swimming, snorkelling and surfing at more of WA’s immaculate beaches – Bathers Beach (Fremantle, Perth), Hameline Bay (South West), Middleton Beach (Albany, South West), Scarborough Beach (Perth), and Shell Bay (Coral Coast).

View of Cottesloe Cottesloe Beach in Perth, Western AustraliaBeach and Indiana Tea House

Meet the native animals of Western Australia
Rich in biodiversity, WA boasts a plethora of native Australian mammals, some of which are even unique to the state! One of these animals is the renowned quokka of Rottnest Island; part of the kangaroo and wallaby families, the quokka has been dubbed the world’s happiest animal due to their approachable and gentle nature. Also, Caversham Wildlife Park in Swan Valley, a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Perth, is one of the largest collections of WA’s cutest inhabitants. Feed the kangaroos, cuddle with koalas, gawk at wombats, and even listen to keeper talks by the park rangers on the weekends.

Streets, shopping, and sightseeing
WA is not only a hub of adventure and new experiences, but is also excellent for families to admire the sights and experience street culture.

With its outdoor markets, alfresco dining, and an active waterfront, Elizabeth Quay is the perfect playground for both adults and children to enjoy a casual day out. Every weekend, Fremantle Market also hosts approximately 150 traders in a beautiful bohemian building, selling food, homeware, art products, jewellery, toys, and clothing for all ages, plus more! Meanwhile, those in search of quainter finds like curiosities and vintage items will be spoilt for choice at Leederville and the Inglewood Night Market.

A quokka in natural habitat on Rottnest Island.

Scrumptious delights straight to your table
Blessed with a lengthy coastline, diverse soil types, and sunny climate all-year long, WA yields a profusion of fresh produce, seafood, and highly-prized black truffles – a gourmet’s delight! No matter which town or city you find yourself in, there are ample family-friendly eateries that serve up a variety of fresh food.

Perth alone will leave you thoroughly satiated – the city has more restaurants per capita than any other capital city in Australia, many of which have received accolades for their commitment to excellence in food.

Enjoy mouth-watering seafood

Stay at family-friendly accommodation
Be it a weekend getaway or an extended holiday, WA offers plenty of family-and children-family accommodation for you to choose from. Most of them are strategically located in close proximity to eateries, shopping outlets, and facilities that will keep the entire family entertained.

Alternatively, there are plenty of self-catering accommodation options where you can be hands-on with your food and cook your own meals!
The next time when planning a family holiday is in the works, include Western Australia as one of your desired destinations to experience extraordinary adventure and family fun time, which will leave remarkable memories for you to cherish!

Be sure to check out one of these accommodation options when planning your family holiday – All Suites Perth, Country Comfort Inter City Perth, Four Points by Sheraton Perth and Smiths Beach Resort.
For more information about Western Australia, kindly visit http://www.westernaustralia.com.
Courtesy of Tourism Western Australia