School holidays are the best time to bond and create new memories with your family, and for the children, a break from the mundane daily routines. If you are looking for a holiday idea where your children can explore sensory learning in a fun and enjoyable manner, look no further – Western Australia has got you covered.
Western Australia is the western gateway to Australia and is just a five-hour direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth. The state also shares the same time zone as Malaysia, so children and adults alike can hop right into adventure seeking without worrying about jet lags.
While Western Australia has many great adventures to offer, here are three family-friendly ones that you can do with your family for an unforgettable family holiday:
1. Meet Australia’s cutest wildlife at Caversham Wildlife Park
Australia is synonymous with wildlife and iconic animals, in which Western Australia is home to 141 of the 207 mammal species found in Australia.
Caversham Wildlife Park is just a 30-minute drive northeast of Perth and is home to about 200 species of animals, birds, and reptiles. It is a great place to bring your family to meet most of Australia’s animals in one location. Here, children can feed the animals, take photos with the koala and wombat, or play with the farm animals at the interactive Molly’s Farm located within the park.
2. Explore the paradise of Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island is a holiday haven for your family, attributed to its pristine beaches, aquamarine bays, bike tracks, and friendly animals to meet. About 19 kilometers offshore from Perth, it is a 30-minute ferry ride from the capital city, where paradise beckons.
A car-free zone, the island is a safe place for your family to travel about – on foot, with a rented bicycle or e-bike, on the island shuttle, or aboard the hop-on-hop-off the bus that loops around the 11-kilometer-long island. Its beautiful white beaches, clear water, and protected coral reefs such as Salmon Bay and Pinky Beach are perfectly safe for children to play, swim or snorkel in. Alternatively, you can cycle or go for a relaxing walk on paved riding and walking trails.
The main attraction of the island is to meet the happiest animal on earth – the Quokkas – as it is the only place in the world where you can find these adorable, furry friends. The friendly, highly photogenic marsupial always has a welcoming on its face so keep a lookout for them.
3. Experience a farm stay at Ferguson Farm
Ferguson Farmstay is located in the beautiful Ferguson Valley. Approximately 30 minutes drive from Bunbury and less than two hours’ drive from the south of Perth, the farm is situated on top of the undulating Darling ranges and offers spectacular views of the city of Perth, the farmland, and vineyards to the Bunbury coast.
A child-friendly farm, Ferguson Farmstay offers many activities for all, including feeding farm animals such as goats, ponies, kangaroos, ducks, and rabbits. Children can go on pony rides or hop onto a tractor ride to feed the bigger cows.
With many adventures awaiting you in Western Australia, there certainly is something for everybody so do check out these destinations.
For more details and destination inspirations for your next family holidays, head over to Tourism Western Australia’s website at https://www.westernaustralia.com.
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