Perth Attractions

While travel options are limited, there has never been a better time to explore your own backyard and be a tourist in your own city with your family. Ride a double decker bus, or grab a map and explore a part of the city you have never visited. You may not have checked out some of Perth’s top attractions, or delved deeper into Perth’s past on a fascinating tour. It’s a great way to support the tourism sector in this time without their usual international tourists too. See Perth city from a different perspective, and see our guide of family-friendly attractions and tours in the Perth CBD here…

Perth Attractions

The number one spot to visit in the city has to be the brand-new WA Museum Boola Bardip! The whole family will love exploring our beautiful state via many interactive and inspiring exhibits. Read the Buggybuddys blog here.

WA Museum Boola Bardip

Delve into WA’s rich gold mining history with a tour at the Perth Mint – where you can see the world’s biggest gold coin, a live gold pour and even find out your weight in gold. Read the Buggybuddys blog here.

The Perth Mint

Pack a picnic and head to Kings Park Botanical Gardens. You will no doubt have visited their four amazing play areas, but have you seen kings park like a tourist? Wander the beautiful native gardens, walk the glass bridge and throw down a rug on the lush lawns, overlooking Perth’s city skyline. Read our blog here.

Perth Attractions

Kids will love ringing the bells at The Bell Tower! Found at Barrack Street Jetty, this Perth attraction is the home of the historical bells from St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in London. Read the Buggybuddys blog here.

The Bell Tower Perth

In the heart of Perth, you’ll find the DFES Education and Heritage Centre. This FREE and interactive museum details the history of the Fire and Emergency Services in WA. If you have a little wannabe firefighter at home, then they will love to visit! Read the Buggybuddys blog here.

DFES Education and Heritage Centre

The beautifully crafted Elizabeth Quay Carousel is well worth a spin. Kids will love to ride on the prancing Venetian horses. Read the Buggybuddys blog here.

Elizabeth Quay Carousel

Tours in Perth

Delve deeper into Perth’s history on the Perth Explorer Bus. Kids will love riding on the big open-top double decker which tours through the CBD, Northbridge and Kings Park. The second story gives you a unique view of iconic buildings that you simply wouldn’t get any other way. Read the Buggybuddys blog here.

Perth Attractions

The legends at Oh Hey WA will take the family on a fascinating street art walking tour around the city’s streets and laneways – with lots of fun Perth facts along the way. Kids will be excited to learn about the culture and history of Perth (without them even realising it’s educational!). Read the Buggybuddys blog here.

Perth Attractions

Hop aboard the Little Ferry at Elizabeth Quay for a relaxing cruise down the Swan River to East Perth. Kids will love the eco-friendly little boat! Read the Buggybuddys blog here.

Little Ferry Co

Older children will love the challenge of the new Matagarup Zip+Climb experience. The bridge climb is challenging, but provides an opportunity to take in the stunning views of the Swan River and Perth city skyline. Anybody aged 8 and over, in good physical health, can climb. Read the Buggybuddys blog here.

Matagarup Bridge Climb

All aboard! Captain Cook Cruises leave Barrack Street Jetty for a leisurely cruise along the river, taking in all the sights, on the way to Fremantle. The return trip takes about two and a half hours. 

captain Cook Cruises

For a low-cost, but super fun river ride – hop on the Transperth Ferry! The ferry departs from Elizabeth Quay and Mends Street Jetty, in South Perth regularly. Read the Buggybuddys blog here.

TransPerth Ferry, Swan River


Why not make a weekend of it and stay in a city hotel for a family stay-cay? Check out our guide to kid-friendly Perth hotels here.

Have we missed any of your favourite Perth attractions? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

Find more things to do with kids in Perth here.

About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, "The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life" has enjoyed an exciting name change in 2021, as "The Chef's Ex-wife" embarks on new adventures with Simply PERTHfect. Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA, as well as brunching, tapas or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her son "Little Chef" in tow, Amanda always has plenty of family friendly eating options to recommend too! Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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