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Best Child-Friendly Getaways Within Five Hours Of Perth

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Need a getaway with the kids in tow? Here are some of the best child-friendly getaways that aren't too far from Perth.

The Perth Mums Group Useful Lists are a quick reference to some of the most helpful, fun and important places in Perth. Our lists are continually updated and cover the best places for kids and parents across Perth.

Below are some of the best child-friendly getaways within five hours of Perth, with contributions and suggestions by Perth Mums group members. Obviously the list doesn't include all the great places in Perth, but this is a great place to start. Remember to always do your own research and make sure the area meets your personal needs.

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South of Perth

Albany
Getting there: Four and a half hours drive from Perth.
Website: www.amazingalbany.com.au

Albany is full of things to do for families, including the amazing Anzac Centre, where you can learn about Australia’s role in the first world war. There’s also whale watching, bike riding and beautiful beaches.

Family friendly accommodation options:
A Sunshine Farmstay
Albany Holiday Park
Big 4 Emu Park

Whale Watching in Albany (Image: Australia.com)


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Busselton
Getting there: Around two and a half hours south of Perth.
Website: www.busselton.wa.gov.au

Busselton has lots on offer for families, including the famous Busselton Jetty, whale watching, lovely beaches and national parks. There are heaps of hotels and accommodation options for every budget. It is also a 25-minute drive from the nearby town of Dunsborough, which also offers lots of activities for families.

Some family friendly accommodation options:
Big 4 Beachlands
Busselton Holiday Village
Abbey Beach Resort

"Busselton is always my favourite! The jetty and aquarium are perfect for kids and afterwards they can enjoy a Simmo's ice-cream on the beach." - PMG Member

Busselton Jetty (Image: Busselton Jetty website.)


Binningup
Getting there: Around two hours south of Perth, between Perth and Bunbury.
Website: You can read more at tripadvisor.com.au

"Binningup is a tiny little beachside town with a cafe like Summer Bay and an old fashioned welcome feeling! Around two hours south."

Margaret River
Getting there: Around three hours drive south of Perth.
Website: www.margaretriver.com

Image: Sunflowers Animal Farm and Farmstay Facebook page.


Margaret River is one of Western Australia’s premier tourist destinations, both for locals and visitors. It has horse riding, mazes, family-friendly holiday parks, beautiful beaches and lots of restaurants, including the Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery. If you have kids who love adventure, take a trip to Mammoth Cave or for the chocolate lovers, the Margaret River Chocolate Factory.

Some family-friendly accommodation includes:
Taunton Farm Holiday Park
Sunflowers Animal Farmstay
Margaret River Chalets

: Mammoth Caves (Image: Marisa Quinn-Haisu, Perth Mums Group.)


Denmark
Getting there: Around four and a half hours south of Perth.
Website: www.denmark.com.au

Denmark is a beautiful little town with so much on offer for families, including the Denmark Chocolate Company, Denmark Dinosaur World, Denmark Maze, Denmark Mills Adventure Park and so much more. You can’t go past a visit to the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Walpole, where you can walk high among the forest canopy.

Family-friendly accommodation options:
Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park
Cinnamon Coloured Farm Cottages

Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Walpole.


Ferguson Valley
Getting there: Located in Dardanup, around two hours from Perth.

Ferguson Valley is close to the Dardanup Heritage Park, Dardanup Townsite and Gnomesville, plus is close to Bunbury and Eaton. Ferguson Valley Farmstay has a menagerie of farm animals to meet, a playground, tennis and basketball courts, and families can take part in farming activities.

"Ferguson Valley Farmstay is fantastic for families. Only 2 and a bit hours away."

Rottnest Island
Getting there: Via ferry from Fremantle, Perth or Hillarys.
Website: www.rottnestisland.com

Although it can be a little hard to secure accommodation during peak season and get a little pricey, Rottnest is still a great destination for families, with beautiful beaches, bicycling everywhere and heaps of things to learn about the history of the island. Don’t forget, it’s also home to the Quokka, WA’s favourite smiling marsupial!

For accommodation options at Rottnest, read on here.

Rottnest Island’s favourite marsupial (Image: Traveller.com.au)


North of Perth

Lancelin
Getting there: Around an hour drive north from Perth.
Website: www.waholidayguide.com.au

Lancelin is a small fishing town north of Perth that is popular for weekend getaways. It is a fun place to explore the sand dunes, go sand boarding and generally just relax.

Family-friendly accommodation option:
Big4 Ledge Point

Jurien Bay
Getting there: Around two and a half hours north of Perth.
Website: www.australiascoralcoast.com

Jurien Bay has stunning beaches, top-quality fishing spots and the Jurien Bay Marine Park, where you can view some of the state’s most fascinating marine life.

Family-friendly accommodation options:
Jurien Beach Front Units
Jurien Bay Tourist Park

Image: Jurien Bay Tourist Park website.


Cervantes
Getting there: Around two hours north of Perth.
Website: www.australiascoralcoast.com

Cervantes is a popular destination for families who love to fish, with its sandy white beaches and gorgeous, turquoise waters. It is also located close to the famous WA Pinnacles and the Stromatolites.

Family-friendly accommodation options:
Cervantes Holiday Homes
RAC Cervantes Holiday Park

Moore River and Guilderton
Getting there: An hour drive north of Perth.
Website: www.mooreriverregion.com.au

If you want an exceptional place for camping, Moore River is the place to go. It boasts a number of caravan and holiday parks, and is close to Yanchep National Park and Guilderton, which is a fantastic place for surfing, sand boarding and playgrounds.

Image: Guilderton Visitors Centre.


East/Perth Hills

Lake Leschenaultia
Getting there: Around 45 minutes drive east of Perth.
Website: www.mundaring.wa.gov.au

Lake Leschenaultia is a popular spot for families, with its walking and cycle trails, swimming and wildlife.

Image: Wikipedia.


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