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From wildlife encounters and new amusement parks,
to sailing adventures and perfect bike trails, Perth
makes it easy to entice young ones out of the house.
These kid-friendly activities will make you wish you
were a teenager again. words Kate Roff
Vroom to manoeuvre
Kids (and adults) are spoiled for choice when it comes
to go-kart racing. Kart World in Belmont has dual karts
that allow you to ride with children under 10
(kartworldbelmont.com.au); Ultra Fast Karts in
Wanneroo (ultrafastkarts.com.au) is also home to
a V8 Supercar raceway; and Cockburn International
Kartway has just had its track resurfaced (kartshop.com.au).
There’s no need to haul the family to the Gold Coast to get your fix of rollercoasters
and adrenalin rushes...
ADVENTURE WORLD | A Perth stalwart, this theme park has a huge range of rides,
from the gentle to the extreme. The latest instalment is the frightening Abyss, a custom-
built coaster that features a vertical drop of 100 feet. adventureworld.net.au .
THE GREAT ESCAPE | A relative newcomer to the amusement park scene, this
attraction at Hillarys Boat Harbour has become a fast favourite. Waterslides are the main
draw, while the High Ropes course is not for the faint-hearted. thegreatescape.com.au .
OUTBACK SPLASH | This brand new water park boasts six huge waterslides and
is part of The Maze family fun park, where you can get lost in several giant labyrinths.
t Ahoy there!
If it’s adventures on the high seas that your kids crave, then get them on board the Leeuwin II. This
mighty three-masted barquentine is Australia’s largest training tall ship, and sails out of Freo. The
ship’s programs (such as the Youth Explorer Voyages for over 14s) are dedicated to challenging
and inspiring people, focusing on building teamwork and leadership skills. The shorter, three-hour
coastal sails are perfect for families, and run over the weekends. sailleeuwin.com.
Rides and slides
SUMMIT FOR EVERYONE
Many rock-climbing facilities offer kids’ courses, making
the experience more than just a one-off adventure.
CITY SUMMIT citysummit.com.au .
THE HANGOUT thehangout.com.au .
JOONDALUP CLIMBING CENTRE
The Abyss ride,
Aboard Leeuwin II.
Climbing at The Hangout.
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