Start the car, it’s time for a family road trip.

Start the car, it’s time for a family road trip.

There really hasn’t been a better time to get out and about exploring our stunning state, with many of us being cooped up inside at home for the past, who knows how long – now is the perfect time to pack up the family for a weekender or to start planning your family road trip for the July school holidays.

There are plenty of picture-perfect family holidays to be had in our stunning state. Everything from farm stays in the South West, to snorkeling the gorgeous Coral Coast. We’ve put together a handy go-to list of family-friendly accommodation to get you on the way to your next family adventure.



Experience a little slice of farm life at Pump Hill Farm Cottages in Pemberton. A short four-minute drive from the centre of town and you’ll find the gorgeous Pump Hill Farm Cottages. Choose from one of their cosy and comfortable mudbrick cottages or upgrade to the Homestead, a two-storey slice of country living. Pump Hill is great for kids of all ages. You’ll hear loads of laughter on the morning hayride, children will get the chance to feed the cows from the tractor, followed by some fun-filled feeding encounters with Pump Hill’s somewhat mischievous donkeys, sheep, ducks and chickens.

Pump Hill Farm Cottages, Pump Hill Rd, Pemberton

Image source: Pump Hill Farm Cottages



If you and your family are more into the laid-back seaside life, then you can’t go past Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park, located between Dunsborough and Busselton – this park has something for everyone in the family. Did we mention it’s also just metres from the picturesque Geographe Bay? The kids will be entertained here for hours with heated pools one of which has a very cool indoor beach, a games room, multiple amazing playgrounds and an awesome rainbow coloured waterslide. You’ll never want to leave.

Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park, 652 Geographe Bay Road, Broadwater 

Image source: Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park

Great Southern


BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park is the perfect family holiday destination, located only 10 minutes away from the town of Albany and a short walk from the pristine Emu Beach. There is plenty of space for the kids to ride their bikes and get a good dose of fresh sea air. The park is packed full of things to do, there is a playground, BBQ areas, jumping pillow, mini-golf plus they have family peddle karts for hire. During the school holidays, they offer a kids club, run by the park’s staff – kids can take part in loads of fun games, arts and crafts and baking.

BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park, 8 Medcalf Parade Albany

Coral Coast

Coral Bay
The long car trip is definitely worth it when the final destination is Coral Bay. Yes, those pristine turquoise waters and that amazing white sand actually do exist. Right now, is the best time to visit this small relaxed coastal town with plenty of aquatic adventures on offer including; snorkelling, fishing and glass-bottom boat rides. Our pick for accommodation has to be Ningaloo Coral Bay offering an extensive range of accommodation to suit all budgets including; villas, a lodge, houses, cabins and also a large camping/caravanning area that are all within a short three-minute stroll of the beautiful white sands of Coral Bay Beach and Bill’s Bay. You’ll be sure to find something to suit your family.

Ningaloo Coral Bay, Robinson St, Coral Bay

Image source: Ningaloo Coral Bay



Karrinyup Waters Resort could quite possibly be Perth’s best-kept secret. An incredible family getaway, just 13 minutes away from the Perth CBD, it’s literally your home away from home. The resort is a big one, accommodating up to 750 guests with all sorts of accommodation options like units, chalets, a motel and powered sites. Kids will enjoy the giant jumping pillow, the two playgrounds and the myriad of heated pools. The grounds also feature a large lake, perfect for bird spotting and a post-dinner stroll.

Karrinyup Waters Resort, 467 North Beach Rd, Gwelup 

Image source: Karrinyup Waters Resort

We wish you well on your family travels. Wherever you choose to travel to within this great state of ours, we’re sure you’ll find amazing discoveries and memories with your family, all whilst showing your support for our local tourism industry.

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