Western Australia Family Holidays Destinations

Making up nearly half of the Australian continent, Western Australia is massive in area!   It is also overlooked by first-time visitors to Australia who head to the activity-packed Eastern States.  However, that means that Western Australia’s vast landscapes are un-touristed and offer many rich and rewarding experiences for the discerning family traveler!  This makes most Western Australia family holidays destinations less touristed and more adventurous than most.  The most notable cities in Western Australia are Perth, Margaret River, and Broome.

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Western Australia With Kids – Destination Guide

We Rate Western Australia 3/5 For Kids

Kid-Friendly Facilities – 5

Variation In Budgets – 3

Tourist Levels – 5

Travel Times – 1


Western Australia Family Holiday Destinations

What Is The Best Time Of Year To Visit Western Australia?

Because Western Australia is the second-largest state in Australia (geographically speaking the area is huge), the climate changes depending on what area you are in.  The best time to visit is purely subjective and really depends on what your interests are and what type of climate you are comfortable in.  The “high season” is usually described as October thru February.

However, as a Western Australian family we have found that there are so many things to do year-round.  As you can see in all of our suggestions below, there is plenty to do rain or shine.  With that said, Perth is actually known as the sunniest capital city in all of Australia for its average of almost 9 hours of sunshine per day.  So, there really isn’t a “BEST” time to visit Western Australia as it can be enjoyed all year round.


When Should I Avoid Visiting Western Australia?

The peak period for tourism in Western Australia destinations, and thus it might be suggested to avoid, is from Christmas Day through to Australia Day (January 26).  Of course, during this peak travel time accommodation prices are at their highest and may be in short supply.

The next consideration should be what type of weather you are comfortable in and exactly where in Western Australia you will be traveling.  Because Western Australia is so large, it encompasses many different areas with different climates.  The interior region of Western Australia is dry and arid and can be quite hot during the summer months.


Western Australian Festivals And Events To Plan Around

There are some small regional festivals that are attractive, but otherwise, Western Australia doesn’t have major events that might affect the visitor.

Some public holidays include:

January – New Year’s Day. and Australia Day which is January 26th.

April  – April 25th is ANZAC day

June – The first Monday in June is known as Western Australia Day.

September – The Queen’s birthday is celebrated each year on September 25th.

December –  December sees the observance of Christmas and Boxing Day.

Western Australia Family Holiday Ideas

Since Western Australia covers such a large area, naturally there are many different things to do and see.  When planning Western Australia family holidays you are really spoiled for choice.  Depending on how long you will be visiting Western Australia, and what your must-see list entails, there are many different Western Australian itineraries.

Below we have compiled an extensive list of our resources for many different areas of Western Australia.  Being a traveling family based in Western Australia, all our suggestions and tips are straight from a local living here.  Many of these places we have visited multiple times, so we believe we can offer really inside knowledge regarding all things Western Australia travel.  Of course, if you have any additional questions feel free to let us know in the comments below!

Western Australia Family Holiday Destinations

Perth Family Holiday Ideas

Perth is one of the best holiday destinations for families in Australia!  Think year-round sunny weather, stunning beaches, and plenty to do and see.  From the wineries of the Swan Valley to the turquoise water of  Perth’s own island getaway, Rottnest, there is definitely something for everyone in Perth.  Below is our massive collection of Perth-related posts!  You can really get a feel for why we think Perth is one of the best Western Australia family holidays destinations.

*Start Here*  If you really want to create the BEST possible Perth Family holiday then read this post first!  An Awesome Perth Itinerary For Family Travellers

Things To Do In Perth With Kids

Perth Playgrounds And Parks In Perth

A Guide To Kings Park Perth With Kids

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth

Scitech & The Perth Planetarium Review

Top 5 Day Trips From Perth

Best Hotels in Perth for Families

A Guide To Kings Park Playgrounds

Elizabeth Quay For Kids

WA Shipwreck Museum Review

A Guide To The Aquarium Of Western Australia – AQWA Perth Aquarium

A Guide To The Best Waterfalls Perth

Best Perth Weekend Getaways

Things To do And See Around Perth With Kids (Within 2 Hours Driving)

Yes, there is so much to do and see in Perth.  However, if you are looking for some ideas just outside of Perth itself check out our posts below.  We cover everything from the best Perth weekend getaways to visiting the famous Penguin Island.

The Best Perth Day Trips

Best Perth Weekend Getaways

Ferguson Valley Western Australia With Kids

A Guide To Visiting Gnomesville WA

Weekend Away: Potters Gorge and Honeymoon Pool Camping

Top Things To Do In Dwellingup Western Australia With Kids

A Day On The Hotham Valley Railway

Trees Adventure Dwellingup With Kids

A Day Visit To Penguin Island, Western Australia

Things to do in Margaret River

Road Trips From Perth & A Family Oriented Western Australia Itinerary

With some massive spaces to cover, if you are visiting Western Australia it is likely that you are going to do a West Coast Australia road trip in your time in Western Australia.  Maybe it won’t be a massive coastal expedition from north to south, but even if it is one of the explorations of the South West, you are sure to discover some real Western Australian hidden gems!

Best Of Western Australia Itinerary For Families

Perth To Margaret River Places To Stop

Best Of South Coast Of Western Australia; A Margaret River To Albany Road Trip

A Guide To South West WA and  South West Australia Road Trip Ideas

An Awesome Perth To Esperance Road Trip And Explore The Esperance Beaches

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Margaret River Family Holidays (Including Yallingup And Dunsborough)

Oft described as Western Australia’s holiday capital, the Margaret River area has loads of kid-friendly things to do.  From spectacular beaches, caves, short hikes and, then there are the culinary delights!  There are plenty of family-friendly wineries, breweries, and restaurants with great playgrounds and places for the kids to play.

Things To Do In Margaret River For Kids

Best Things To Do In Dunsborough WA

The BEST Things To Do In Yallingup WA

A Complete Guide To The Margaret River Caves

What You Need To Know About Quinninup Falls & Other Short Margaret River Hikes

Best Margaret River Breweries

Cheeky Monkey Brewery Margaret River Review


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Busselton Holiday With Kids – A Great WA Family Holiday Destination! 

Another of the most popular places to have a Western Australia family holiday is Busselton.  With a seaside vibe that centers around the famous Busselton Jetty,  there are loads of resorts in Busselton ranging from 5 stars right through to caravan parks.

Things To Do In Busselton With Kids

Busselton Caravan Parks

Abbey Beach Resort Busselton Review

Broadwater Resort Busselton Review

Southern Forests In Western Australia

Southern Forests In Western Australia

Not as well known as the nearby Margaret River, the Southern Forests Region includes the picturesque town of Pemberton WA, and the surrounding forests.

Glamping In Western Australia With Kids

Going On A Truffle Hunt

The Truffle Kerfuffle With Kids

Best Of Western Australia Itinerary For Families

Valley of the Giants Area – Including Walpole and Denmark

The  Valley of the Giants area, which includes the town of Walpole, the Walpole Wilderness, and stretches through to charming Denmark, is one of Western Australia’s hidden gems that not too many people know about.  Here are some of the top things to do in this area with kids.

Visit The Valley Of The Giants WA Tree Top Walk With Kids

11 Great Things To Do In Denmark With Kids

Things To Do In Walpole Western Australia For Kids



Western Australia Family Holidays Destinations

Albany & The Amazing South Coast Of Western Australia Resources

Albany is a city located on the southern edge of Western Australia.  A drive straight from Perth to Albany is about 5 hours (but this misses all of the coastal cities like Busselton and Margaret River).  Margaret River to Albany, on the other hand, is about a 4-hour drive.  Even though it is a bit south and out of the way from other destinations, it is still a great place.

Here are our top resources for Albany, Western Australia, and other destinations in the amazing south coast.

Things To Do In Albany Western Australia

Family Friendly Accommodation in Albany Western Australia

Field of Light Western Australia

Best Playgrounds In Albany Western Australia

Hike To Granite Skywalk Castle Rock Western Australia

Things To Do In Mt. Barker WA


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Other Ideas For A Western Australia Family Holiday

Seriously, we have only scratched the surface of all the wonderful things that there are to do in Western Australia with kids.   And – to be honest, we are only discovering them ourselves!

Top 9 Things For Kids In The Goldfields

Things To Do In Kalbarri For Families

6 Tips For A Visit To Wave Rock With Kids

The Verdict - Western Australia Family Holidays

The Verdict – Western Australia Family Holidays

If you are a family that loves to explore, especially doing hikes or outdoor activities then Western Australia will be a great family holiday destination for you.  With so many Western Australia family holidays destinations you are spoiled for choice.  From the many attractions of Perth itself to the fascinating south coast and the tall timber of the Southern Forests, there is so much diversity to discover.  if you are looking for family road trips from Perth then we have got you covered as well.  All we can say is – get out and explore this great state!

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