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Mandurah Pirate Cruise

1. Mandurah Pirate Cruise

Ahoy there, matey! Take your seat as you depart from the eastern foreshore and venture through through Mandurah's beautiful inland waterways and canals on a fun-filled pirate cruise. Kids are encouraged to dress up in their favourite pirate costume (not supplied) and pretend they are sailing the seven seas. On this 45-minute adventure, they can steer the pirate wheel, look through the telescopes and take photos with the friendly captain, while adults are entertained with scenic views including a look at the prestigious homes dotted along the canals. Don't forget to bring your camera, Western Australia's largest residential population of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins can be found in the waterways all year round.

Bunbury: Dolphin Discovery Centre Experience

2. Bunbury: Dolphin Discovery Centre Experience

Enjoy the benefits of a $12 million building upgrade, at the brand new Interpretive Centre. As well as the 360-degree Digital Dolphinarium, explore an interpretation of the Koombana Bay environment and its geological, indigenous, marine, and contemporary history. Revel in an immersive experience, by visiting activity centres, interactive displays, watching feeding programs and taking a tour. Learn the story of the  marine plants and animals in this temperate zone. The Centre provides a unique experience that uses embedded technology along with natural displays to create a memorable experience for you that complements the wild dolphin experience of the beach Interaction Zone and Dolphin Tours.

Perth: Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour

3. Perth: Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour

Enjoy swimming with wild dolphins, a bucket list memorable adventure. Rockingham is a 45-minute drive south of Perth. In Rockingham, climb aboard the custom-built luxury dolphin swim boat designed to make accessing the water easy. Cruise Rockingham’s sheltered bays and islands in search of any of over 200 local dolphins. The crew will conduct introductory snorkeling lessons. Suddenly, you are surrounded by flashing grey torpedoes and the water is filled with whistles, splashes, and laughter, both human and dolphin. They don’t do tricks and you don’t feed them, they simply spend some time enjoying each other’s company. After your experience, enjoy a gourmet platter, including fresh local seafood onboard before returning to Rockingham, where your day finishes with the drive back to Perth. Choose to swim with the dolphins or stay dry onboard as a spectator.

Perth: AQWA Aquarium of Western Australia Entry Tickets

4. Perth: AQWA Aquarium of Western Australia Entry Tickets

Discover one of Perth’s most iconic tourist attractions AQWA! The Aquarium of Western Australia is home to hundreds of species of marine life from the coastline. AQWA is located 30-minutes from Perth CBD at Hillary’s Boat Harbor. Go on an underwater journey to discover the iconic and incredible marine life of Western Australia. From icy waters to tropical wonderlands, you’ll explore five discovery zones. Schools and families generally visit in the morning, making the afternoon the best time to come for a quieter, more relaxed experience.  Be amazed by the vibrant life of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibits. From sharks to stingrays to giant sea turtles, come face-to-fin with majestic sea creatures. Jump on a 98-meter long moving walkway (the largest in Australia) and be transported through an underwater tunnel. Finish your visit with a coffee fix or relax on the outdoor terrace of our licenced Café, overlooking the harbour as you enjoy a beer or wine with your meal. 

Perth: Art, History, and Culture 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

5. Perth: Art, History, and Culture 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy a leisurely walk on this small group tour and discover everything that is special about Perth city, including hidden gems you would never find on your own! This 2.5-hour guided walking tour is fun and informative, covering everything from history and architecture to contemporary culture and public artwork. Your guide will be a friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Perth local who is excited to share their lovely city with you! Everything you need to know has been bundled into an entertaining package, with many quirky stories and fun facts shared along the way. On the tour, visit the key landmarks of Perth including Yagan Square, London Court, The State Buildings, Stirling Gardens, Elizabeth Quay and more! Also discover Perth's malls, laneways, arcades, street art and sculptures. Discover where the best food and drink can be found with tips from your local guide as to the best cafes, bars and restaurants to visit during your stay.

Perth: Video Game Console Museum

6. Perth: Video Game Console Museum

Featured in 2019 Guinness World Record Gamer’s Edition and Lonely Planet, The Nostalgia Box is a celebration of video games and the people that made them happen. The museum contains more than 100 consoles, representing the evolution, and sometimes revolution, that occurred from the 1970s through the 2000s. Go behind the scenes of your favorite games and consoles, learning about the tremendous work that went into them, and how they established a foundation for the consoles of today. Play a plethora of classic video games, replaying games from your childhood or making entirely new discoveries. Play a round of Pong, challenge a friend to a high score in Space Invaders, or blast through levels of Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd, and Crash Bandicoot. This is merely scratching the surface. Relive your childhood, discover gaming's sometimes secret history and plant appreciation for old-school gaming in a younger generation.

Exmouth: Ningaloo Centre Aquarium Skip-The-Line Admission

7. Exmouth: Ningaloo Centre Aquarium Skip-The-Line Admission

The Ningaloo Aquarium and Discovery Centre will delight children and adults alike with interactive touchscreen activities and an abundance of information to explore. Live displays are sure to teach you about the ocean's environments and inhabitants. Explore a cave system under the Cape Range and feast your eyes on scaly inhabitants in the Terrestrial Gallery. Climb aboard the red bus to hear reflections of Australian-American life in remote WA. Or enter the cyclone room and experience the devastation of Cyclone Vance.  At the end of your visit, head to the shop or simply enjoy a meal or coffee at the centre’s café.

Perth Bell Tower Entry Ticket and Bell Chiming Experience

8. Perth Bell Tower Entry Ticket and Bell Chiming Experience

Visit the only place in the world where you can see bell ringing in action, and take part in an interactive bell chiming experience. Get 360-degree views from the observation deck of Perth Bell Tower, and hear the Carillion bells play a tune while you are there. You can even record a free video postcard that will be uploaded to a YouTube channel for your friends and family to enjoy! Marvel at an ever growing collection of antique bells, clocks, and bell-related material from all over the world. Admire rare and fascinating artifacts, and historic bells that line the gallery walls. Look at the twelve bells gifted from St. Martin in the Fields on the bicentenary of Australia, and the bells gifted by the cities of London and Westminster later.

Mandurah: 1.5-Hour Scenic Lunch Cruise on a Pirate Ship

9. Mandurah: 1.5-Hour Scenic Lunch Cruise on a Pirate Ship

Join a 1.5-hour cruise around Mandurah's beautiful waterways with this mid-week lunch special. Take your seat as you depart from the eastern foreshore jetty towards the Mandurah Marina. Pop on a pirate hat and get into the pirate spirit. Receive your battered fish and chips just after boarding this is ordered beforehand. Kids will receive chicken nuggets and chips to be enjoyed throughout the cruise. Make a full loop of the canals where you'll see the luxury canal homes before coming back into the estuary and under the new traffic bridge. Spot wildlife such as pelicans, swans, and cormorants as well as the famous bottlenose dolphins.

Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

10. Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

A trip to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and keepers’ cottages will reveal the fascinating maritime history of the Cape region. Easier than most lighthouses to climb, this lighthouse tower is accessible even for small children, and is one of the most popular attractions in the Margaret River Region. 30-minute guided tours provide a fascinating insight into the functions of the working lighthouse, the history of the local area, and even several ghost stories that are sure to have you spooked. From the top balcony, visitors are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, and the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline. The new observation platform at the base of the lighthouse tower also provides sweeping views of the ocean and Geographe Bay and is an ideal location for snapping some scenic photos.

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Honestly the best thing to me was the experience and catering for all ages genres and interests. It has Aussie history, wartime history, the local indigenous people, the flora and fauna of the local area. The set out of the displays were really good and suited all ages. You could easily breeze through in 30mins or take possibly 2 hours or more. You tailor the experience to suit your interests, age groups, time that you can allocate with your schedule. I’d suggest minimum 1 hour to skim through in a fast casual manner of the centre. A must see when in Exmouth.

It was a great experience, Terry our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions, a lot of fun learning about bell ringing or chiming as we found out we were doing. Also learned about reading chiming music sheets. Great day

Very easy going fun activity to do with just your partner or with your kids! Different from anything else I’ve done!

Very interesting, great for kids and adults, gift shop has lots, cafe quick and good food. good day out

My 10 year old grandson says it was so much fun and amazing and cant wait to go there again