Top Things to Do in Perth with kids

Perth, located in western Australia, is often referred to as the most isolated city in the world. We thought it was a good idea to put Perth on the map during our trip around the world. Coming from Europe via the Middle East, flight time to Perth is shorter than flying directly to Sydney. It is also easier to adjust to the new time zone +6h (+8h to Sydney). Read on for interesting things to do in Perth with kids.

We looked for a centrally located hotel and our choice came to the Novotel Perth Langley. You can read the complete review of this family friendly hotel here. (coming soon)

Perth with Kids

Perth with kids

Walking around in Perth

Our favorite way to explore a city is by walking. This can be easily done in Perth from Langley Park/ Swan River through CBD on to Kings Park. The kids even agreed to walk all the way back from Kings Park to the hotel!

Perth with Kids

Perth with kids

Kings Park

Kings Park turned out to be our favorite part of Perth. The views over the city’s skyline and Swan River are spectacular. Perth with kids

The Botanical Gardens showcase an impressive collection of western Australia’s flora and fauna. Why not having a picnic here? There’s also an Aboriginal Art Gallery, a cafe and a shop for Australian made products.

Perth with Kids

Kings Park is also home to the State War Memorial. The 18 meters granite obelisk honors Western Australians who lost their lives in the service of their country.image


Fremantle is WA’s main port and is situated just 25 minutes west of Perth. The town itself is very relaxed with lots of busy restaurants and bars. Look for Cappuccino Strip on the map!

With over 150 stalls selling fresh products, jewelry and apparel, the Fremantle markets are a must see. It was established in 1897 in a building that is now part of Fremantle’s heritage.

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Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

The harbour was built in 1919 and while it is still a busy working port, it is now home to some dozens of restaurants and a fresh fish market. We were lucky to be treated to this beautiful sunset!Perth with kids

Kailis Fish Market Cafe

Kailis fish market is located on the waterfront at the fishing boat harbour. We enjoyed a nice family dinner of fresh fish and chips. This busy restaurant, very popular with asian tourists was voted WA’s best fish and chips restaurant on numerous occasions.

Cohunu Koala Park

If you want to cuddle a Koala ($25), this is the place you’ll want to visit. In fact, Cohunu Koala Park is one of the few parks (if not the only) where you can still hold a Koala in the surroundings of Perth. The park is located 40 minutes from the city. Besides the Koalas you’ll see emus, wallabies, dingos and kangaroos.image

Hillarys Boat Harbour

Hillarys Boat Harbor is a marina with a wide range of shopping and dining options. We had a nice burger at Grill’d before walking down to the beach to watch the surfers.image

Swan Valley

The Swan Valley, 25 minutes from Perth CBD, is home to numerous wineries. Many wineries and cafés feature safe play areas to keep the kids busy while adults can enjoy a glass of wine.

As we were visiting in August, so during the Australian winter, the weather was tricky at times. But we really liked our time in Perth. We would have added Rottnest Island on our to do list if we had visited in summer. So if you have a chance to visit during that time, make sure to take at least a daytrip to Rottnest!

Enjoy Perth with kids!