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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.

Swan Valley: Full-Day Wine Tour with Lunch

2. Swan Valley: Full-Day Wine Tour with Lunch

Join this tour for a memorable day in the Swan Valley enjoying the many great wines and produce the valley has to offer. If you are looking for a quality tour with a knowledgeable guide, join this tour. The day tour includes: • Pick-up and drop off at locations listed below in comfortable air conditioned vehicles • Wine tasting at 4 very different and first class wineries • Savoring a delicious cheeseboard with our wine tasting at one of the wineries • A scrumptious lunch at a winery • A complimentary glass of wine included with lunch • Chocolate samples at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory • Decadent chocolate liqueurs & fine foods at Providore • Beer tasting at a local micro brewery Everything listed above is included in the tour price. Please note that the supplier picks up from Perth CBD (9.50am), Crown Casino (10.00am) and The Swan Valley Visitor Cenere, Guildford (10.15am) - options can be chosen when booking. Please also advise of any special dietary requirements.

AQWA Aquarium of Western Australia General Entry Tickets

3. AQWA Aquarium of Western Australia General 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: Video Game Console Museum

4. 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

5. 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: Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour

6. 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.

From Perth of Fremantle: Swan River One-Way or Return Cruise

7. From Perth of Fremantle: Swan River One-Way or Return Cruise

Embark on a scenic cruise along the picturesque Swan River! The perfect way to travel between Perth and Fremantle.  Enjoy a relaxing ride with unlimited tea and coffee accompanied by stunning views and commentary. Sit in air-conditioned comfort or take a stroll out on the spacious open decks. Savour complimentary wine tastings on selected departures from Fremantle. Admire the waterfront scenery from Perth’s downtown skyline, upscale suburbs and yacht clubs, to the beautiful cliff faces of Black Wall Reach, the famous Point Walter "Spit" and Perth's iconic ‘Blue Boat House’ (Crawley Edge Boatshed).  Disembark in Perth or Fremantle and explore the city at your leisure. 

Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

8. 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.

Augusta: Whale Watching Tour

9. Augusta: Whale Watching Tour

Step on board and cruise Flinders Bay in style on board the Alison Maree, the sturdiest charter vessel in the South West. Everyone is treated as a VIP on board the vessel with complimentary access available to the Skippers lounge. Listen to old folk stories from Skipper Dundee or Jamie or head down the front of the vessel and learn the history and movements of the whales from the experienced on board Marine Biologist, ask them as many questions as you like. Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea consisting of a hot drink or water and help yourself to some biscuits. With a 99% success sighting rating, you are almost 100% guaranteed to see whales on your tour, if not you can join a tour again for free. The tours are family friendly and suitable for all ages. On average it takes about 7 minutes from departing the Marina until whales are sighted, with over 35000 Humpbacks migrating, binoculars aren't required, there's plenty to see. The cruise goes for approximately 2 hours in the sheltered waters of Flinders Bay, Augusta which is a resting place for the whales whilst on their northern migration. Quite often sighted here is the Southern Right whale - always amazing to see as they were once almost extinct from being hunted back in the whaling days, and due to their gestation period their populations haven't quite recovered as well as the Humpbacks.

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

10. 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.

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AMAZING. Thank you Alan for a great time, we saw some amazing spots and they were all so diverse and gave us a great impression of what swan valley has to offer! The food offered at the lunch was great for veggies and meat options, I will 100% book again!! Recommend anyone to book

We never get bored of this place even with repeat visits. Definitely best place to hangout with family it is adventure for kids and very therapeutic as well.

This is a real fun activity for family; swimming with wild dolphins in open water is a must do tour. 2 thumbs up!!

Fun & Excited Experience.. Kids enjoy it so much.. Highly recomended..

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day and Alan, our tour guide was great.