Some family-friendly ways to get to know Perth and the surrounds a little better!
It doesn’t matter how long you may have lived somewhere, there is always something to learn and new places popping up to explore! This is why guided tours around Perth are always a popular way to discover the city.
Perth has a huge range of family friendly tours and tour services on offer. You can explore Perth, Fremantle and the Swan Valley on foot, or by bus, tram, horse drawn carriage and even by camel! Here are just a sample of the fantastic family friendly tours in Perth.
Perth Explorer Bus tour Starts: Hop on anywhere around the route
Website Cost: From $35 for adults, $30 for concessions, $12 for children
Will take you to Kings Park, the Perth Mint, Watertown and more!
Hop on and off as many times as you like in a set period.
Oh Hey WA Walking Tours Starts: ‘The Cactus’, Forrest Place, opposite the Perth Train Station
Website Cost: $35 for adults, $30 concession, children aged 7 to 11 $20, children 6 and under are free
Take a leisurely, specially curated guided walk through Perth and discover things you never knew about the city!
A friendly, knowledgeable guide will walk you through the streets and laneways introducing you to*The tours are pram and wheelchair friendly and are free for children aged 6 and under.
The tour takes approximately 2 hours and is 4km in length.
There are no stops on the tour, but you will be introduced to street art, heritage precincts, nightlife hubs and new developments, plus hear fun facts and stories from your knowledgeable guide.
Camel West Camel Tours Website Cost: From $45 for adults, from $40 for concessions, from $30 for children
Camel West tours are available in the Perth CBD!
These tours along Riverside Drive and Elizabeth Quay are available to children aged 5 and over.
Hop aboard our majestic camels and loll along the bank of the Swan River for an entirely new perspective of the City of Perth and Western Australia’s early history.
Image: Camel West Facebook page
Optus Stadium Tour Starts: rebel Fan Gear Store (next to Gate D) Optus Stadium, Roger MacKay Drive, Burswood
Website Cost: $25 for adults, concession $20, children aged 6 to 17 years $15, children 5 and under are free
Take a tour of Perth’s state-of-the-art sporting and entertainment stadium!
Experience the stunning light show, take a peek into the players change rooms and enjoy magnificent views of the city from the Sky Lounge!
The tours are pram and wheelchair accessible.
Amazing Valley Chase, Swan Valley Starts: Swan Valley Visitors Centre
Website Cost: Free
This amazing treasure-hunt style trail starts at the Swan Valley Visitors Centre, where you can check in and pick up a Swan Valley Map and clue sheet, although these are also available to download online.
Find the clues and solve the mystery to get your winner certificate!
The trail takes around 3 hours and you will need a car to get you to each clue.
Swan Valley Wagon Tours Starts: Cranleigh Street, West Swan
Website Cost: From $20 for adults, from $10 for children aged 2 to 12, children under 2 free
A unique horse drawn wagon tour of the Swan Valley!
You can take a 30 minute or 3 hour horse drawn wagon tour, and there are also wedding and event tours available.
The 30 minute tour includes express wine tasting at Lancaster Wines!
The deluxe tour includes food and wine tasting
Image: Swan Valley Wagon Tour Facebook page
Swan Valley Explorer Hop On/Hop Off Service Starts: Anywhere along the route
Website Cost: Adults $20, children $15
This hop on/hop off service will take you to some of the Swan Valley’s favourite attractions.
Fremantle Tram Tour Starts: Anywhere along the route
Website Cost: Adults $27, seniors $24, children $4
This family friendly tram tour of Fremantle will take you to some of the port city’s favourite spots, including the Fremantle Markets, Fremantle Prison, Monument Hill and Fishing Boat Harbour.
You can start the tour at any of the stops.
Your driver will provide an entertaining insight into Fremantle!
Image: Fremantle Tram Tour Facebook page
Fremantle Prison Tours Starts: Fremantle Prison,
Website Cost: Adults from $22, children from $12
Take a tour of Western Australia’s first World Heritage Listing site, which was decommissioned as a maximum security gaol in 1991.
Learn about the day-to-day processes at the gaol, hear about the famous inmates who were housed at the gaol, see artworks and look out for the ghosts and ghouls who still call the prison home!
There are stairs in the tour, so it is best to leave the pram in the car for this one.