Child Friendly – Attractions
With so many activities and adventures waiting to be discovered, I suggest visiting the local tourist bureau so you don’t miss out. Below is just a few of our suggestions…
Amaze Margaret River
A hidden gem, Amaze’n Margaret River is giant hedge maze planted 20 years ago with over 2,000 Leighton green plants, 1.5 km of pathways encompassing 1/2 ha of land. It is over two metres tall now, and is a truly A maze’n maze!
There is truly something for the young and not so young to enjoy, including a challenging 18 hole mini golf course, making a great day out for all.
Just south of Margaret River townsite on Bussell Highway, Margaret River.
Bike Hire at The Hairy Marron
Perched on the banks of the Margaret River as you enter the town, The Hairy Marron Cafe connects the town to the river, forest and it’s picturesque bush walking and riding trails.
Not only does the cafe serve great coffee, the super friendly staff are really knowledgeable about mountain biking and know all the tracks and trails.
Whether you are a seasoned daredevil or just want a relaxing cycle through the country stopping at vineyards, the boys will recommend the perfect trail and choose a mountain bike suited for your ability and trail of choice. Much more than just bike hire! Prices start at $28 for half day hire (4 hours). Phone 9757 2346
Located nearly two kilometres out to sea along the southern hemisphere’s longest timber jetty, the Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory is eight metres below sea level and allows you to view an amazing marine world of schooling fish and colourful coral… without getting your feet wet!
With more than 300 individual marine species, vividly coloured corals and sponges, the Busselton Jetty is described as Australia’s greatest artificial reef.
Located on the foreshore at Busselton, bookings are essential. Phone 9754 0900
This unique wildlife centre features Australia’s largest collection of birds of prey (raptors)-eagles, hawks, falcons & owl in a natural bushland setting.
You can see these magnificent birds at close quarters – put on a glove and have a bird of prey sit on your arm at the twice daily Flying Displays. Great photo opportunities…so don’t forget your camer
Eagles Heritage is located just south of Margaret River townsite down Boodjidup Road.
Millers Icecream Cowaramup
Visiting the Millers Ice Cream, just a short detour down Wirring Raod, off Bussell Highway, Cowaramup, you will discover ice cream made the traditional way by local farming family, the Millers, who have transformed their original dairy property into an award winning ice-creamery, farm cafe and adventure playground.
Still milking their own cows this yummy handmade ice cream has won countless awards with flavours like “Lime and Toasted Coconut” and “Mascapone and Wild Fig”. Mmmmmm!
The farm and icecremery are located down Wirring Road, Cowaramup.
Another awesome ‘Aussie’ experience. Check out the shearing displays, cute little lambs (in lambing season) and great original wool products including the all ‘Aussie’ ugg boot!
There are LIVE shows displaying first hand the amazing experience of shearing and the clever sheep dogs in action mustering and working the sheep. Check show times prior so you don’t miss out on the laughs.
The Shearing Shed is located on Wildwood Road, Yallingup.
Simmo’s Icecreamery & Fun Park
Born, Bred and Frozen in WA – this seriously awesome icecream will leave you bamboozled with over 44 award winning dilemmas to choose from. But it’s not just about seriously awesome icecream…All icecream addicts know a visit to Simmo’s Icecreamery and Fun Park in Dunsborough will leave you completely entertained by Simmo’s Irish shenanigans whilst you enjoy the world’s best icecream.
Let loose in the fun park at Dunsborough, there’s a stack of fun to be had with the new additions to the wacky adventure playground and the monstrous mini putt putt. Entry to the playground and picnic area is FREE.
Pop in and see the legendary “Simmo” (Garth Simpson), the icecremery and funpark are on Commonage Road, Dunsborough.
Sunflower Animal Farm
With over 350 animals at Sunflowers Animal Farm, children of all ages will be spellbound by the Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, alpacas, piglets, llamas and emus! You can pat, feed and cuddle these wonderful animals!
Nice and close, just down Caves Road, as you head to Cowaramup.
Image courtesy of Millers Icecream.