Easter time is always a great opportunity to get the family away for some fun-filled adventure. I mean there is no other time of the year where we get a 4 day long weekend!
So why not pack up the family (don’t forget the chocolate) and head out to try some of these Family Friendly Easter Holiday Ideas.
Valley of the giants Tree Top Walk
Take a walk through the magical tingle forest located near Walpole, but instead of walking on the forest floor, you will be suspended 40m in the air on this 600m walkway! Learn all about the history of the forest and walk amongst trees that are over 400 years old!
Once back on the forest floor, you can hide amongst some of the hollowed out tingle trees. Did you know that just over 30 years ago there was a hollowed out tingle tree big enough to park a car in it?!
Cave Exploring in the South West
Head unground and explore one (or more) of the caves along Caves Road in the South West.
There are more than 150 limestone caves in the South West region, and some of them are accessible to the public. Ngilgi, Mammoth, Lake, and Jewel Caves are just a few examples of the unique and beautiful wonders that can be found there.
Whether you choose a self-guided or a guided tour, your children will surely be amazed as you explore the underground world. For example, you can discover the fossilised jawbone of the Zygomaturus Trilobus, a snouted marsupial that was as big as a cow and lived about 50,000 years ago, in Mammoth Cave. Additionally, you can admire the longest straw stalactites in any tourist cave worldwide, located in Jewel Cave!
Shark Bay – Monkey Mia
Monkey Mia is famous for its wild dolphin experience, red sand dunes and crystal blue waters!
For over 50 years large groups of wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins have visited the shallows at Monkey Mia with special ranger feeding times in the mornings of selected days.
The famous dolphins aren’t the only wildlife that frequent the area, you may also come across Dugongs, sharks, rays, turtles, emus & echidnas. Now there is an exciting wildlife adventure for the family!
Margaret River Region
The beautiful Margaret River region really does have something to keep all members of the family happy!
Why not check out the pumping surf down at Prevelly beach where surfers from all around the world come to compete in the annual Margaret river pro surf competition or take yourself through the half hectare giant hedge maze and 18 hole mini golf course at Amaze’n Margaret River.
The region also has an array of wineries and breweries to keep the adults happy and to fill the kid’s tummies the Margaret River Chocolate and Cheese factories are a must to check out!
I’m sure you have all seen a quokka selfie! So why not head over to Rottnest island for a day trip or stay for a few nights and get your own happy snap with these adorable marsupials.
There are also plenty of family friendly things to see and do whilst on the island. Take a bike ride around the island to explore the beautiful beaches or take a walking tour with a local Noongar guide and traditional owner to learn about the island’s significance in Nyitting (Dreaming) stories and Aboriginal cultural beliefs.
Nannup Mountain Bike Trails
Located 2 kilometres east of Nannup town is the Nannup Tank 7 Mountain Bike Park. If your family loves to get their heart pumping and enjoy some good old pedal power, then this is the activity for you!
Mountain biking in the region caters to both casual riders and experienced adrenaline seekers, with a variety of trails available. It is also an excellent opportunity to explore the region’s abundant and spectacular scenery that cannot be accessed by car.
National ANZAC Centre, Albany
Located at the top of Mount Clarence and overlooking the magnificent King George Sound, the ANZAC centre in Albany allows you to take a step back in time where you can learn all about the roles of Australia & New Zealand in the Great war as well as individual service men and women stories.
The centre is located within the heritage listed Princess Royal Fortress and provides plenty of interaction and learning for all ages. One can venture through the original gun batteries, sit on the expansive coastal gun defences, and observe the barracks where officers resided and carried out their duties. Additionally, there is a chance to witness a traditional gun salute, if fortunate enough!
Killer Whale Tours – Bremer Bay
WA and even Australia really does have some top tourist attractions, but did you know that Bremer Bay, which is located in WA’s Great Southern Region, is the only place in Australia that you can head out on tour to see Killer Whales (Orcas) in their natural habitat?!
Now there is an activity to wow the kids and leave them with memories to last a lifetime!
Naturaliste Charters operate their full day Bremer Bay Killer Whale Expeditions from January through to April 7 days a week. While Killer Whales may steal the show on these tours, be sure to keep your eye out for pilot whales, sharks, sunfish, seals and marine birdlife that are also regularly sighted.
Wherever your Easter long weekend adventures take you, we hope you have a happy, fun and chocolate filled time with your family!
Due to the nature and length of these tours, it is to be noted that an age limit of 10 years and older does apply to kids.