With so many points of interest dotted all around Perth, why not embark on a road trip with your friends and family to enjoy the city tailored to your comfort? Here’s how you can have the Perth-fect family vacay in just 6 days!
Day 1: Farm stay at Toodyay.
Imagine waking up to the sound of chicken cooing, birds chirping and the smell of fresh grass. What better way to spend some time together than unwinding and losing yourself in nature at farm stay Toodyay. Spend a day with your family collecting fresh eggs for breakfast, followed by gardening and animals feeding. Enjoy some bonding time over a home-cooked dinner and end the first day by stargazing and spotting native wildlife together next to a bonfire while sharing sweet treats of marshmallow and damper.
Day 2: Elizabeth Quay, Watertown Outlet Mall, Kings Park.
When was the last time you gifted your family members? Splurge to your heart’s content for a shopping spree at Watertown Brand Outlet with an extensive number of brands at marked-down prices. No rush! Spend all the time that you need there as a prayer room is provided at the centre management. Don’t forget to take your family to lavish on a wide selection of local Malay cuisine at Insan’s Cafe ranging from tantalizing fried rice to seafood and juicy burgers to cater to your Malaysian taste bud. After that whirlwind of shopping and food, have a picnic together to catch up and reminisce on those good childhood memories at Kings Park that overlooks the Swan River and the city skyline.
Day 3: The Pinnacles Desert, Cervantes, Lobster Shack, Lancelin, Blue Boat House
Reminiscing on the good ol’ time is great but it’s time to create more new memories together. Break some sweat and have a blast with your loved ones sandboarding in Lancelin sand dunes. Then, drop by Lobster Shack nearby to enjoy a delicious lobster lunch that will leave you craving for more! Continue to create more memories by witnessing the grandeur of thousands of huge limestone pillars rise from a vast landscape of yellow sand at Pinnacles Desert, one of Australia’s most breathtaking landscape. As the day comes to an end, drop by Crawley Edge Boatshed (Blue Boat House) to bask in the magnificent sunset view and take a few family pictures to commemorate the day.
Day 4: Rottnest Island & Fremantle
Rottnest Island is the best place to witness the most picturesque sceneries and some of the world’s finest beaches and bays. This island is an eco-friendly island but fret not! You can rent a bicycle to explore. Play treasure hunt with your family members and look for rarely visited tracks hidden deep within the island or just take a leisurely stroll around. Don’t leave the island without taking a #quokkaselfie! Explore bookstores, galleries and pick up some local produce at Fremantle on the way back from Rottnest Island. Remember to drop by Love and Care Cafe to have a taste of Malaysia in Perth, or try out Fremantle’s Istanbul Restaurant Turkish cuisine for a change.
Day 5: Mandurah seafood cruise & Fremantle tour- Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
If you think you’ve seen it all, think again. Mandurah is a vibrant city with an abundance of art galleries, cultural buildings, magnificent waterways and souvenir shops! Since your Perth-fect family vacation is almost reaching its end, why not give the Wild Seafood Experience Cruise or the Dolphin Spotting Cruise by Mandurah Cruises a try. These trips will surely give you and your family an experience of a lifetime. Then set out for a relaxed outing with a tour around the historic port city to discover why Fremantle was ranked the 7th best city in the world by Lonely Planet. Catch the sunset at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, where you’ll also get to experience some of Western Australia’s freshest seafood.
Day 6: Fremantle Markets
You have now reached the end of your Perth-fect family vacation, don’t forget to bring back some souvenirs for your friends! Purchase fresh produce and unique food such as the famous honey cake at Fremantle Markets. The markets were listed by the National Trust and Heritage Council 1975 for its vibrant and unique atmosphere. Take some time to revel in the beauty of the grand old Victorian building encompassing over 150 stalls in the market and live music buskers that live within.
Pro tip: With so many things to see in such a short amount of time, try to plan out your family vacation and make your reservations in advance. A well-thought out plan will save you some time and lower the costs! Make the most out of your trip to Perth by flying with Malindo Air, available 14 times weekly and enjoy Malindo’s premium services inclusive of 25 kg baggage allowance, inflight entertainment, on board meals & extra legroom for extra comfort! Arrive at 2.10 pm and fly back home at 3 pm for a smoother trip! Visit malindoair.com for more info.