Australia is known to have great outdoor adventures for nature-loving travellers. However, travelling with young children attracts a different kind of outdoor activity that is risk-free and enjoyable for the entire family.

Selfie with Quokka (Setonix brachyurus) on Rottnest Island.

Other than the popular koala-petting at Caversham Wildlife Park and meeting the world-famous quokka at Rottnest island, here are three family-friendly trips to take as a getaway from the crowd.

Night sky at The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park.

Adventures in Pinnacles Desert

One of Australia’s fascinating natural wonders is the Pinnacles Desert where the limestone bed has naturally-formed many limestone pillars and structures. Located at the Nambung National Park, there are parking bays at various points if one fancy to explore the desert on foot.

Family exploring the Pinnacles, Nambung National Park

The Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre is a learning site where visitors will be captivated with displays, soundscapes, videos and objects that explain the science behind the pinnacle formation as well as the cultural heritage of the area.

Lancelin sand dunes

Road trip to Sand Dunes

The small coastal town of Lancelin is only 1 hour 30 minutes scenic drive away from Perth. For some family excitement, ride in a four-wheeler or go sandboarding at the dunes.

Safari Trek 4 wheel drive on sand dunes at Lancelin

Picnic at the dune summits is also a popular choice as the expansive white sand dunes of Lancelin promises breathtaking scenery of the town and an uninterrupted view of the sunset into the horizon.

Family taking a photo at Bullara Station

A Countryside Farm Stay

Great for nature and animal lovers. Visitors can either keep themselves busy with the farm-life experience or be completely at peace with the idyllic surroundings.

Family enjoying the campfire at Mary’s Farm Cottages, Kukerin

Farm stays in Australia is a wholesome retreat for family bonding around a warm campfire, good morning walks, farm activities such as animal feedings and learning to how to milk a cow. Parents and their kids can have a fun learning experience together with nature.

Some of the well-loved farm stay destinations in Australia are Boshack Outback (90 minutes from Perth), Margaret River Hideaway and Farmstay (alpaca feeding and close to town center) and Billa Billa Farm (near Walpole Wilderness Area).

This article is made possible by Tourism Western Australia and written by Jessy Wong

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