1. The Aquarium of West Australia: AQWA- or the Aquarium of West Australia- allows tourists to enjoy the rich marine life of Australia with an underwater tour along the coast. Walking along the sturdy Aquarium glass, one may come face to face with the various dangerous species of sharks and stingrays, witness the colorful coral reefs up close, and even come across rare fishes such as the leafy sea dragon.
Location: 91 Southside Drive, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillarys, 6025
Timing: Open between 10.00AM to 05.00PM on all days of the week.
Entry Fee: $30 for Adults, $18 for children above the age of 4. Entry is free for children below 4.
2. Penguin Island: Home to the smallest species of penguins, Penguin Island is located just 45 minutes south of the main Perth City. One can arrive here easily via ferries that depart from the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. The island rangers present penguin feedings thrice in a day- at 10.30AM, 12.30PM and 02.30PM respectively. Penguin Island is open to tourists everyday between September to June.
Location: Penguin Island, Rockingham, 6168
Timings: Open on all days of the week between 09.00AM-03.00PM.
Entry Fee: Approximate cost lies between $14-$85.
3. Caversham Wildlife Park and Zoo: Located at the entrance of Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park houses one of the largest collections of native fauna in Perth. This interactive park offers a number of farm shows for its visitors, where one can witness the various farm processes up close, such as sheep rearing, whip cracking and cow milking and also try their hands in the same.
The Molly Farm at Caversham is a delight for children, where one can interact with the various farm animals housed there. Alternatively, one can opt to take pictures with the koalas and wombats kept in the Park, or choose a quiet spot to have a picnic or a barbeque.
Location: 233 Drumpellier Drive, (formerly Lord Street), Whiteman, 6068
Timings: Open between 09.00AM to 05.30PM on all days of the week.
Entry Fee: Entry fee may vary depending on time and activity opted for. The approximate entry fee would be between $13 and $29 per person.
4. Perth Canyon: The Perth Canyon is a submarine shelf located just off the coast of West Australia. Every year, between March and May, more than 35,000 blue whales migrate to the Perth Canyon in search of krill. The Blue Whale Experience at the Perth Canyon is an all-day adventure where one can visit the eco marine frontier to discover this rare species in all its glory.
There are a number of whale watching tours available in Perth, such as the Whale Watch Western Australia, Rottnest Express, and Rottnest Ferries among others.
5. Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm: A fun experience for people across all ages, Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm is an interactive farm that allows one to get up close and personal with the various animals kept there. Feed the animal babies, play with them or simply cuddle them for a photograph, but do not miss the opportunity to visit the farm.
Location: 128 John St, Henley Brook, 6055
Timings: Open between 09.30AM to 04.00PM on all days of the week.