Western Australia Family Travel Guide - Budget Rent A Car Australia


Things to do

Perth is a beautiful, laidback city with plenty to offer the travelling family, friends or couples. Visit the museums or art galleries sprawled across the city, such as the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Or take a small road-trip further south to Fremantle and visit the Maritime Museum and old Fremantle Gaol.

For the thrill seekers you may want to head to Adventure World to cool off or go to The Orchard Perth for some photo worthy shots and a bite to eat. If you’re a bit of a green thumb, check out the array of gardens Perth has to offer. In the city you can relax at Kings Park, a 400 hectare park with over 3,000 species of flora. Or drive into the hills and discover Araluen Botanic Park, the oldest botanic park in the Perth Hills sprawling across 59 hectares and in spring time you can see the 150,000 tulips bloom.

Family accommodation

In the city centre, Adina Apartment Hotel offers plenty of space and activities for families plus a full kitchen. If you prefer to wake up with a view of the city, stay at Quest South Perth just over the river. There's plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby and a playground too for the kids.

Family events

Scitech is a must see for families for an educational and fun experience for the kids. Learn about dinosaurs, the sea, the sky and more. Or head to Cuddly Animal Farm for some cute and fluffy animals you can pet and feed. There’s a café for the parents to unwind as well, or bring a picnic.

Airport facilities and services for families

Perth Airport offers a five-star parents’ facilities for your comfort and convenience. Plus, the children’s area gives you the chance to sit back with a coffee while the little ones entertain themselves.

Margaret River

Things to do

There’s much to do in the town of Margaret River. From exploring the limestone caves, visiting the pristine beaches or taking a tour at the wineries. But it doesn’t stop there, feed the soul with some art galleries or museums, take up snorkelling, go on a paddle board adventure or go whale watching.

Family accommodation

There’s a lot of places to stay in the Margaret River region, you can go camping at various national parks or stay at a holiday park with cabins and camping spaces. Alternatively there are also hotels, motels and farmstays - the choice is yours.

Family events

There are seasonal events and activities that happen throughout Margaret River, always check in before you travel to see what is happening whilst you’re there.

Airport facilities and services for families

The Busselton Margaret River Airport serves domestic destinations, with parking onsite. Margaret River itself, is about a 40 minute drive from the airport.

Family road trips in Australia

Driving is undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore Australia with kids. Here are some of the best family road trips in Western Australia.

WA road trips

Perth to Albany road trip

Discover dazzling beaches, incredible wines, and truly spectacular scenery as you drive from Perth to Albany. Soak up unbelievable views of the vast Indian Ocean and the lush, rolling hills of the Margaret River region.
We suggest giving yourself five days to make a return trip.

Margaret River to Pemberton drive

Travel from the ‘jewel in the crown’ – that is, Margaret River – to the historic mill town of Pemberton by car. The 135km journey will take you to the quaint village, which has remained virtually unchanged for years.