Celebrity couple Andie Chen and Kate Pang, and their two adorable children, recently packed their bags to experience the wonders of Western Australia. If you’re looking for inspiration on where to begin, check out the prominent duo’s recommendations on what to do and where to stay.
1. Road Trip
If you are travelling with young children, an easy road trip will take you to attractions such as Caversham Wildlife Park and Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth; the historic port city of Fremantle; Margaret River Hideaway and Margaret River Chocolate Company in the South West region and even the lunar-like landscape at the Pinnacles Desert.
2. Rottnest Island (Rotto)
The ferry crossing to Rottnest Island (or ‘Rotto’, as the locals call it) takes as little as 30 minutes from Fremantle, or you can embark from Perth’s city centre. You will never run out of choices out of Rotto’s 63 beaches, 20 secluded bays, and the island’s unique marsupial resident, the quokka – made famous worldwide for the #QUOKKASELFIE phenomenon.
3. Margaret River Hideaway & Farmstay
Margaret River Hideaway and Farmstay is an idyllic base from which you can explore forests, beaches, wineries, breweries, chocolate and cheese makers and more. There’s plenty to do on the farm with your kids: feed the animals, jump on the trampoline, toast marshmallows over a bonfire, stroll around the farm or relax on your veranda and drink in the view.
4. Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Kings Park is one of the world’s largest inner-city parks stretching up to 400 hectares. After a short walk from the central business district, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of rich Aboriginal and European history, more than 3,000 species of WA’s unique flora, restaurants and picturesque playgrounds and picnic spots.
5. Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Witness a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, and the stunning Geographe Bay coastline from the top balcony of the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse one of the most popular attractions in the Geographe Bay and Margaret River Region.
6. Mirravale Riding School
While visiting the Yallingup area, a horse ride as a family through the beautiful Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park is a must! You can choose between a quiet, relaxing trail or an exhilarating canter through the shady bush where kangaroos, birds, and beautiful wildflowers are ever present.
7. Caversham Wildlife Park
Spend quality family time feeding the kangaroos, joining an interactive farm show, touching a possum or lizard, meeting a wombat and having your photo taken with koalas at the Caversham Wildlife Park. All shows, talks, photo opportunities, and animal food are included in the entry fee.
8. Pinnacles Desert
Acres of incredible limestone spires rise from the sand at the Pinnacles near the coastal town of Cervantes, a little over two hours north of Perth on the Indian Ocean Drive. Enjoy getting up close to one of Australia’s most scenic landscapes, walking trails, and lookouts in Nambung National Park.
9. Lobster Shack Cervantes
The Lobster Shack provides a close-up encounter with the most valued single species fishery in Australia; the Western Rock Lobster. Go on a lobster factory tour, learn more about the lifespan of these crustaceans, and sample a cold platter of fresh prawns and lobster.
10. Lancelin Sand Dunes
Head to Lancelin Sand Dunes, Western Australia’s premier spot for sandboarding, 4-wheel driving, trail bike riding, quad biking, and more. Lancelin sand dunes are famous for its pure white ‘snow landscape’. Open every day of the year, entry to the dunes is free with hire services for sand boards and available close by.
If you’re eager to do the Western Australia experience, today’s your lucky day. From now until June 2019, Qantas Airways is running an all-in return airfare promo for travel period until 15 January 2020. Book your flights to Perth today from S$532.