Wonder where to go for your next family holiday adventure? Follow our family friendly self-drive itinerary from Perth to Margaret River that will take you on an adventure from nature experiences to encounter dolphins and seals and local wildlife, lighthouses, breweries with dedicated children's playgrounds, vineyards, markets and more.
Road-tested by Aarika Lee & family and the CheapTickets.sg Aussie Specialist team, you can follow our plan to a great holiday!
Experience one of Rockingham Wild's encounter tours. Aarika and her family experienced a dolphin, penguin and sea lion cruise for 90 minutes, you can also experience swimming with wild dolphins and even a trip to penguin island to meet the wild residents of this uninhabited island.
Make sure to take a trip along Busselton Jetty, the second longest wooden jetty in the world at 1,841 meters long. You can hop on the train or challenge yourself to the walk. At the end of the jetty is an underwater observatory that you can see the corals and fish live that live at the end of the jetty.
This stunning rock formation is a must see, see it appear as you drive (carefully) down the track road towards it if you are not hiking from Cape Naturalise Lighthouse. This is a great spot to take some family photos. If you are staying nearby this is a great spot for sunset, you might bump into some locals enjoying the serenity of the area.
Easier than most lighthouses to climb, the lighthouse tower, and the restored cottages reveal the fascinating maritime history of the Cape region. The lighthouse is also the starting point for a 3.5km stretch of the cape to cape walk that is boarded and suitable for wheelchairs and prams to walk from the lighthouse to Sugarloaf Rock.
If you are a beer drinker (and not today's driver) this place is for you, try our their iconic paddle of beers. There is plenty to keep the kids entertained in the fresh air in sight of your experience and a great menu for them. Why not pick up a bottle of artisan olive oil from the shop on your way out, or some beers for the driver to enjoy later in the day.
Fun for all the family! Sunflowers Farm and Farmstay is a 315 acre cattle farm. They have over 350 farm animals on display to pat, feed and interact with. The animals love people and are the friendliest animals you will ever meet!
Margaret River isn't all about wine! This awesome family friendly brewery will have something for everyone's taste, especially your little ones with the most awesome playground to burn off the rest of their energy for the day!
This spot is not for the novice surfers but it does make a good watching crowd. On the weekend during the summer months, there are usually food trucks like fish and chips waiting to serve you up some fresh fare as you watch the evenings entertainment. Sunset here is magical.
The White Elephant Cafe is the perfect spot for a family breakfast before a relaxing morning at the beach or exploring the local area. Order up your flat white and Spanish omelette, wild mushrooms or the coconut bircher to start your day right. As expected they of course have a great kids menu, milkshakes anyone?
With vineyards established in 1978, Voyager Estate is family-owned Margaret River winery, blessed with the raw materials required to make great wine. It is committed to crafting great wines, particularly Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Learn about wine with this fun, interactive and intimate experiences courses available!
Don't miss lunch at the beautiful Leeuwin estate. It offers behind the scenes experiences that provide visitors with valuable insight into the history of the Estate, the unique collection of contemporary artworks featured on the ‘Art Series’ labels & the philosophy behind our winemaking.
Make a stop at the farmers market on your way back to Perth from Margaret River for your last taste of the fresh produce and mingle with the locals. Pick up your breakfast and listen to the buskers as you sip your morning flat white or chai latte.
The Crooked Carrot is the perfect place to stop on your drive between Margaret River to Perth, situated exactly half way! Besides its convenient location, there are 2 different children play areas with sound and movement interactions and plenty of climbing equipment!
Looking to get the insta-worthy shot for your holiday album, a stop by the Blue Boat House on your way up to the Botanic Gardens is the ideal place, go early to avoid the crowds (and get the good light!)
Kings park and Botanic garden is the perfect place to spend some time with your family and enjoy the parklands. Get a spectacular view of the city from beside the State War Memorial.