It’s been a decade since I visited Perth. I used to study there and have always dreamt of bringing my kids for a visit. Showing them around Perth, the place where I graduated and meet their daddy!
There are many interesting places to explore in Perth which makes it an ideal place for a family trip. In Perth, there are many luxury and boutique hotels available. I will probably book my family into Crown Perth, Burswood which is nearby the city and Swan River.
If you need guidance on where to go in Perth, check out my free & easy 5D/4N itinerary below:
Day 1 (King’s Park and Botanic Garden and Swan River Cruise)
After breakfast, bring the kids for a picnic at King’s Park and visit the Western Australia Botanic Garden which displays over 3,000 flora species. Take a stroll along the bushland walk trails and enjoy the scenery of immaculate gardens and parklands. Kids can also have fun at the children’s discovery play areas.
In the evening, we plan to take the Swan River Cruise. Listening to live music and dining on a gastronomic buffet serving wines, beers, and soft drinks. Let’s enjoy the beautiful view of the twinkling lights reflecting on the water.
Day 2 (Freemantle & King’s Street)
After breakfast, depart to Fremantle to visit the interesting historic buildings, gracious modern hotels, and extensive seaside parks. Firstly, stop at Kings Square and grab a map at the Fremantle Visitor Centre. Must visit attractions are the Western Australian Maritime Museum, Shipwreck Museums, Fremantle prison, St Johns Anglican Church and Esplanade Hotel. Everyone knows that Fremantle is famous for its fish & chips, so grab a bite at Cicerello’s on the Fisherman’s Wharf. (Remember not to feed pigeons as they come in flocks). Plan the visit on weekends (Friday-Sunday) to check out the Fremantle Markets known as ‘Freo Markets’. There are more than 150 shops and stalls open with varieties of local produce available.
After lunch at Fremantle, let’s hit King Street and shop till we drop. There are international and local brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada and many more. Take a walk and wander in and out of shops, sampling coffees and pastries at cafes (especially Portuguese Tarts from Graffiti). Settle in for dinner in the evening.
Day 3 (Day Trip Rottnest Island)
Head out after breakfast, by taking a 30 -40 minute ferry from Hillary’s Boat Harbour. Rottnest Island is famous for its beautiful beaches and is great for diving and snorkelling. Best way to travel around is by renting a bicycle and cycling our way around the island. We will keep a look out for those friendly quokkas for picture opportunities too. If time permits, might also opt to spend the night to enjoy the beautiful night view.
Day 4 (Full Day Tour Pinnacles)
Book a full day tour and head to Pinnacles. The Pinnacles has amazing natural limestone structures that were formed 25,000 – 30,000 years ago. Stop by the Yanchep National Park to see kangaroos and koala’s in the natural environment. Upon arrival at Lancelin, we will try the sand boarding adventure or go on an exhilarating 4WD over the sand dunes and finish with a tour at the Caversham Wildlife Park. Lastly, end with lunch at the famous Lobster Shack before heading to Pinnacles Desert.
Enjoy the day on leisure walking around Perth CBD. Pack up and it’s time to head home.
There you go my itinerary for a free & easy 5D/4N trip to Perth. I found a very attractive package at Sedunia Holidays and the Perth Package closely resembles my itinerary. If it doesn’t suit me, Sedunia Holidays is able to customise a package to fit my needs from flights, accommodations to ground arrangements. I’m definitely in good hands with them 😀
If you would like to plan your own itinerary, please feel free to visit https://www.westernaustralia.com/sg/welcome-to-western-australia or https://visitperth.com/.