Located by the Indian Ocean at the north end of Perth in Western Australia, Hillary’s Boat Harbour has been around since 1985 and was Perth’s first major harbor at the time. Today, the harbor has been extensively upgraded and is home to a number of different landmarks and attractions, making it an ideal destination for a fun and exciting day out.
Aquarium of Western Australia
The Aquarium of Western Australia is one of the top attractions at Hillary’s Boat Harbour, and when you take into account that it is home to the largest single aquarium, as well as the longest walk-through underwater tunnel, in the whole of Australia, this is not too much of a surprise. The aquarium focuses on the unique marine life that is native to Western Australia’s 12,000km of coastline and makes for a fascinating visit for adults and children alike.
The Sorrento Quay Boardwalk
The Sorrento Quay Boardwalk is the ideal place to go in between other attractions at Hillary’s Boat Harbour, as there are over sixty different shopping and dining outlets available, giving you the opportunity to rest and recharge. The range of shops consists of everything from fashion boutiques to gift shops to souvenir stores, as well as a few art galleries and specialist shops. When it comes to dining, there is an incredible choice of restaurants to choose from, so no matter whether you want Japanese, Italian, American or Australian, you will be able to find a restaurant that is able to satisfy your cravings. There are also a variety of snack and takeaway outlets so that you can purchase a delicious meal before taking it to the nearby beach to enjoy by the sea.
The Great Escape
Being one of Western Australia’s finest leisure parks, it is quite easy to visit Hillary’s Boat Harbour and end up spending the entire day at The Great Escape. Its three massive waterslides are the focal point of the park, but there is plenty of other fun to be had. From the high ropes course to the trampolines to the adventure playground to the novelty rides, this is a great part of Hillary’s Boat Harbour to visit if you are traveling with children.
Beach and Parklands
When it comes to natural attractions, the beach and parklands at Hillary’s Boat Harbour are not to be missed. Stillwater Beach has a swimming pontoon, as well as a couple of waterslides, so that you and your family can all splash around safely. You will also find a few fishing spots off the nearby jetty, as well as barbecues and picnic areas with nearby slides and swings for children, making it quite easy to spend quite a few hours making the most of the abundance of natural beauty all around.
A visit to Hillary’s Boat Harbour always promises to be an exciting day out. With so much to see and do, it is almost impossible to experience everything in just one day, and it will not be long before you return for more!