Seeing the North West through the eyes of a child can give you a fresh perspective to the places you visit.
If you love to capture images of your children, the stunning landscapes of the Pilbara and the Kimberley provide the perfect backdrop to photograph your child engaging with nature.
The Visitor Centres should be the first port of call for any parent. They can advise you on family friendly activities, suggest free options and recommend tours that would suit families from toddlers to teens.
From viewing dinosaur footprints to fishing from a jetty, climbing aboard a camel to kayaking, children will love the variety of activities on offer.
Some towns show outdoor films where your family can enjoy the novelty of watching a movie under the stars.
View our events calendar and time your visit with a town’s festival or event, and your children will experience agricultural, historical or cultural highlights of the region.
If your kids love the water, the Pilbara and Kimberley coastline provide uncrowded beaches that are perfect for paddling, building sandcastles, chasing hermit crabs and discovering shells.
Playgrounds are dotted throughout the towns, with some found in picturesque locations by the water’s edge.
Keep your eyes open for water playgrounds, always popular with the young ones.
If you are visiting for an extended period during the school holidays, it’s worth checking out the local libraries and recreation centres for activities, giving your child the opportunity to mix with local children while you gather tips from other parents on what to see and do in their town.
The Pilbara and the Kimberley have many accommodation, attraction and tour options suitable for families.
Whether you are travelling by road or flying to a single destination, you can leave the passport behind and experience a Western Australian holiday that will provide special memories for you and your children for years to come.
Our Top Tips!
- Have fun following the 'Roaming with Red Dog' Trail, see some amazing sculptures, and learn a little more about the places you visit - see our list of Family Friendly Attractions here.
- From a Gibb River Road tour just for families, to traditional spearfishing, canoeing down the Ord River, discovering dinosaur footprints and taking a cultural tour of the Pilbara's rock art, there's an adventure for every family in the Kimberley and Pilbara. See our family friendly tour options here.
- Choosing the right accommodation is so important when travelling with the family. Whether your preferred accommodation is nature-based camping, a caravan park with all the facilities, or resort style self-contained accomodation with lots of space you'll find the perfect place to lay your head in the North West.
- See caravan and camping options here, and self-contained accommodation here. Dry season in the North West means lots and lots of fun events, many of them family friendly. Think markets with food to share and stalls to browse, cultural festivals, the Kununurra Ag Show and the Float Parade and Mardi Gras at Broome's Shinju Matsuri. Find family friendly events here.