It’s summer and you’ve got kids? This is the destination where you can shop or eat while the kids play. It’s packed with stores and casual restaurants around a boardwalk and boat pens. While the famous Breakwater Hotel is on one side, over the other is The Great Escape, a fun- and water-park for kids as well as a small, protected beach. Hillarys is also home to The Aquarium of Western Australia (www.aqwa.com.au), Down Under Harley Tours and Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre, as well as one of the launching spots for tours to Rottnest Island. How to get here? Drive up the West Coast Drive scenic route or you can catch a train or bus from the city or Fremantle.
Hillarys Boat Harbour | 86 Southside Drive, Hillarys
Pictured: Sorrento Quay, Hillarys Boat Harbour; Photography: Tourism Western Australia