Best Family Resorts in Western Australia: Locals Top Picks 2024

Looking for the best family resorts in Western Australia? As a Perth family, we have visited numerous hotels and resorts in our state.

One of the top family-friendly resorts in WA is the RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. Located in Shark Bay, the resort has a range of accommodation options, including self-contained villas and cabins. Kids will love the daily dolphin feeding sessions, while adults can relax by the pool or participate in one of the many activities.

Another popular family destination is the Crown Metropol in Perth. This hotel is excellent for a family holiday or staycation. Our daughters enjoyed the resort-style pools with a water slide while we sat back and enjoyed a cocktail.

Family Resorts in Western Australia

These family-friendly resorts are great options for a family vacation to Western Australia:

loft bedroom in amalfi resort busselton villa
Loft Bedroom at Amalfi Resort (2-bed villa)

Amalfi Resort Busselton

⭐️ RATING: 8.6/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 15 Earnshaw Rd, West Busselton | ✅ Book it!

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen & Laundry
  • BBQs
  • Parking
  • Foxtel
  • Bike & Scooter Hire
  • Pool & Spa
  • Air Con
  • Tennis, Games

The Amalfi Resort in Busselton, part of the Margaret River wine region, is just a short walk from the beach. This resort offers a range of family-friendly accommodation options, including spacious villas and apartments that can accommodate up to six people.

The resort also has a heated outdoor swimming pool, a children’s playground, and BBQ facilities.

We stayed in a deluxe two-bedroom villa (one bedroom was in the upstairs loft). It was clean and comfortable, with well-equipped amenities. The location is good, just one street from the beach, great for walks along the beach. The staff were friendly and helpful. The only drawback was the lack of sun loungers around the pool.

See other Busselton Accommodation here.

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aerial view of swimming pool at crown perth resort
View of Crown Metropol pool from our room

Crown Metropol Perth

⭐️ RATING: 8/10 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood | ✅ Book it!

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Room service
  • Restaurants
  • Fitness Centre
  • Parking
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Pools with Slide & Spa
  • 24-hour Reception
  • Bars
  • Air Con
  • Housekeeping
  • Babysitting Service & Kids Hub

The Crown Metropol Perth is a luxury resort in Burswood, close to East Perth and the city. While there may be more affordable options, it offers a range of family-friendly amenities, including a kids’ hub, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and a selection of restaurants and cafes.

The rooms are spacious, and the beds are comfortable (the black-out curtains also ensure a good sleep).

We like Crown Metropol due to the lack of amenities onsite, including the amazing pool area, restaurants, bars, spa and gym. However, service has slipped the last couple of times, so we now stay at Crown Towers.

You can read our comparison of Crown Metropol and Crown Towers here.

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interior of studio at cable beach resort broome
Cable Beach Resort room

Cable Beach Resort Broome

⭐️ RATING: 8.8/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Cable Beach, Broome | ✅ Book it!

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (public areas)
  • Room service
  • Restaurants
  • Fitness Centre
  • Mini Golf
  • Tennis & Table Tennis
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Pools
  • 24-hour Reception
  • Parking & EV Charging
  • Bars
  • Air Con
  • Housekeeping
  • Babysitting Service & Playground

Cable Beach Resort in Broome is a tropical oasis just a short walk from the stunning Cable Beach. This resort’s accommodation options include spacious villas and apartments that accommodate up to six people. The resort has a playground, mini golf, tennis, games, and a family pool to entertain the kids.

The resort is in an excellent location on Cable Beach, with a large family pool and on-site restaurants. However, the food and drinks are expensive if budget is an issue.

See other Broome Accommodation here.

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The Jetty Resort Esperance

⭐️ RATING: 8.4/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 2 Dempster St, Esperance | ✅ Book it!

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • BBQs
  • Foxtel
  • Playground & Games
  • Parking for Vehicles & Boats
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Air Con
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool

The Jetty Resort Esperance is a short walk from Esperance town centre and the beautiful Esperance Bay. This resort has family-friendly accommodation options, including spacious apartments that accommodate up to five people. The resort also has a solar-heated outdoor swimming pool, a playground, and BBQ facilities.

This resort is in a great location with clean and spacious rooms. However, the rooms are a bit dated, and the walls are thin, so you can sometimes hear other people.

See other Esperance Accommodation here.

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Family Holiday Park Resorts

You’re in luck if you’re looking for a family-friendly caravan park in Western Australia. Several options cater to families with children of all ages. Here are some of our favourites:

childrens playground and bouncy pillow in mandalay holiday park busselton western australia
One of the playgrounds at Mandalay Holiday Park

Mandalay Holiday Resort Holiday Park, Busselton

⭐️ RATING: 9.2/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 652 Geographe Bay, Broadwater | ✅ Book it!

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • BBQs
  • Kitchen in Villas
  • Bike Hire
  • Parking
  • Private bathroom
  • Pools (inc Indoor) with slide
  • Air Con
  • Table Tennis
  • Playgrounds, Giant Pillow & Games Room

Mandalay Holiday Resort Holiday Park is an excellent option for families. It’s across a small road from the beach in the Margaret River region at Geographe Bay, Busselton.

It has various accommodation options, including self-contained cabins, powered caravan and camping sites. The park has a range of facilities for families, including three swimming pools, playgrounds, and a games room.

We love the immaculate cabins and gardens, plus the amount of things to do for the kids. The holiday park is in a great location opposite the beach.

However, it is jam-packed during the WA school holidays.

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david and the girls outside our cabin in big 4 middleton beach albany
Big4 Middleton Beach

Big 4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park

⭐️ RATING: 8.9/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 28 Flinders Parade, Albany | ✅ Book it!

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool & Hot Tub
  • Table Tennis & Billiards
  • Movie Night
  • Parking
  • Private bathroom
  • BBQs
  • Air Con
  • Playgrounds, Kids Club
  • Kitchen in Cabins

Big 4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park is another great option for families. It’s in Middleton Beach, a coastal suburb in Albany, and has self-contained cabins, powered caravans, and camping sites. The park has a range of facilities for families, including a swimming pool, playground, and games room. 

We found the cabins clean and comfortable. The location is excellent for families as it’s on the beach with cafes nearby. However, if you rely on WiFi, it can drop out at times.

See other Albany Accommodation here.

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a sand beach with a resort behind
RAC Monkey Mia Resort

RAC Monkey Mia Resort

⭐️ RATING: 8.1/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay | ✅ Book it!

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 Pools
  • Restaurant & BBQs
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports
  • Parking & EV Charging
  • Tea/coffee maker in most rooms
  • Private & Shared bathrooms
  • Air Con
  • Playground & Games Room
  • Bar

RAC Monkey Mia Resort is in Shark Bay has a range of accommodation options, including self-contained villas and powered caravan and camping sites. 

The resort has a range of facilities for families, including a swimming pool, playground, and games room. There are also plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, including dolphin feeding, kayaking, and snorkelling.

Seeing dolphins in the bay and emus in the resort is amazing! However, the rooms are small and expensive.

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outside a villa at rac cervantes with cream weatherboard which is on eof the best family resorts in western australia
RAC Cervantes

RAC Cervantes Holiday Park

⭐️ RATING: 9/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 35 Aragon Street, Cervantes | ✅ Book it!

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool
  • BBQs & Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Private bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Air Con
  • Table Tennis & Billiards
  • Playground & Indoor Play Area

RAC Cervantes Holiday Park is a good base for exploring the nearby Pinnacles Desert. The park has accommodation options which include self-contained cabins and powered caravan and camping sites. 

The park facilities include a swimming pool, playground, and games room.

The cabins are modern, clean, and spacious – a good option for accommodation in Cervantes.

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Popular Family Destinations in Western Australia

Western Australia has numerous attractions for families looking for a fun and memorable holiday experience. Here are some popular family destinations in Western Australia that you should consider:

Perth

Perth is the capital of Western Australia and an excellent destination for families. The city offers various family activities, including the Perth Zoo, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and the Aquarium of Western Australia. You can also enjoy the beautiful Perth beaches that surround the city.

Margaret River

Margaret River is a popular destination for families looking to enjoy the outdoors. The region has some of the best beaches in Western Australia, numerous hiking trails and nature reserves.

Broome

Broome is a coastal town in Western Australia known for its stunning beaches and rich cultural heritage. Families can enjoy activities like camel rides on Cable Beach, Broome whale watching cruises, and exploring the town.

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is a popular destination for local families who enjoy the beach and activities, such as snorkelling, cycling, and wildlife spotting.

Coral Bay & Exmouth

Coral Bay is a small town known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters. Families can snorkel, swim with whale sharks, and explore the local marine life.

Exmouth is a bit further north and offers a similar experience of Ningaloo Reef. You can also hike, fish, dive, and enjoy the beaches.

Conclusion

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