[:en]It’s that time of year again; the sun is warming up, the fruits are fresh and juicy, and the Coral Coast is calling your name. It’s time for a road trip and we’ve got you covered!

Without further adue, presenting to you our top 5 family activities in and around Cervantes.

1. Sandboarding in Lancelin

Just 90 minutes from Perth’s city centre is Lancelin, the sand-boarders dream and an exciting destination for kids and adults alike! The good thing about this activity is that it’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and doesn’t require any type of 4WD to participate. If you want to do it right, head down Gingin Road where you can find multiple companies to rent sand-boards from for just $12.50 for two hours. Or if you’re saving the dosh for that lunch feast at The Lobster Shack, grab some cardboard and away you go!


2. The Gravity Discovery Centre Gingin

Located one hour from Perth, along Military Road, Gingin, is the Gravity Discovery Centre which allows families to learn about the latest science and technology discoveries, through hands-on exhibitions and informative displays. Kids also get to experience the fun of climbing the Leaning Tower of Gingin and dropping water balloons from the top… all in the name of science of course!


3. Kayaking in Moore River

With plenty of places to rent either canoes or kayaks in and around Moore River, this is the perfect opportunity to get the kids out of the car and back into nature. Evoke that competitive family spirit and on your marks, get set, start racing! Winner shouts lunch at The Lobster Shack!


4. The Pinnacles Helicopter Flights

If you’ve got a little extra cash to splash, you can’t go past this once in a lifetime opportunity for the family. See the sights of the amazing Pinnacles from above, while admiring the wondrous colours of the WA coastline. Each pilot is highly skilled and informed, so ask away and they’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have about this unique and beautiful location. Visit Corsaire Aviation for more info on this amazing experience or if coming by the more traditional self-drive means, visit the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre.


5. SkyDive Jurien Bay

If you are feeling adventurous, book in for an incredible view of the Turquoise Coast from 15,000 feet up. Feel the rush with SKYDIVE JURIEN BAY and the amazing team. They have the distinction as the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Beach Skydives.


There are heaps more family fun things to do such as swimming with the Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef –  Beach Horse Riding to visit us for lunch and more, but we had to stop somewhere.

Once you’ve ticked off your ultimate day-trip to-do list, your final step to completing the best day EVER is to finish it off with lunch at The Lobster Shack, Cervantes. Treat the family to a feast, and don’t forget to take away some freshly steamed, frozen, or live lobsters (to cook up for the jealous loved ones you left at home).

Grab some marinated or pickled octopus, abalone, or other tasty seafood morsels for snacks at home, and give yourself a pat on the back for completing the best family day out ever.


Visit the TURQUOISE COAST VISITOR CENTRE for more great family ideas. ‘Sea’ you soon beachside at #LobsterShack[:]