With so much to see, do and explore at Whiteman Park, we’ve put together a few suggested itineraries to help you get the most out of your visit.
Of course, if you’re a local (or almost local!) or have more than one day to visit, you can tackle more than one of these itineraries to ensure you see it all!
- Take an early morning stroll on one of our delightful bushwalking trails before having a well-deserved coffee break at the Village Café or Guerrilla Hub kiosk.
- After morning tea, head to Caversham Wildlife Park to meet some of Australia’s more famous – or more fascinating – creatures. Be sure to check out the Wombat & Friends Show to learn more about this hairy giant!
- Lunch in the Park with either a BBQ on the picnic lawns or meal at the Village Café.
- After lunch, wander through the shops on the Village Mall and maybe pick up a cute handcraft or art piece as a souvenir of your day at Whiteman Park.
- Continue across the road and down the path to the Children’s Forest to experience some of our bushland rehabilitation efforts up-close.
- Start with an early visit to Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth’s premier native wildlife park, where you can see many of Australia’s native animals, generally at their most active in the morning.
- After morning tea, head out on the Wunanga Bush trail, following the orange poles for a 45-minute bushwalk through our banksia woodland.
- If you’ve brought your own lunch, head down to the tranquil picnic areas at Mussel Pool (a vintage train ride will get you there most weekends, check at the Village Junction Station); you can grab your caffeine fix from the Guerrilla Hub kiosk at car park 23 while you're there. Otherwise, head to the Village Cafe for a sandwich or hot lunch.
- Once re-fuelled, wander through the Village Mall (stopping to peruse the shops as you pass) and down to Mussel Pool via the Children’s Forest.
- If you’re still feeling energetic, you could explore part of the Goo Lorto or Werillyiup bush trails to finish up your day.
Explore the Park’s rich transport heritage on the Transport Trail. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, visit us on the weekend when all our transport attractions are operating (circumstances permitting). During the week, different attractions run on different days.
- Get on the transport trail at Revolutions Transport Museum, Whiteman Park’s own land transport heritage centre.
- After exploring the exhibits, including special temporary exhibitions, and seeing ‘Rev’ in the mini-movie “Are We There Yet?“, wander through the Village, following the transport trail markers to the Motor Museum of WA.
- From the Motor Museum, it’s just a short stroll to the Café, where you can grab a bite to eat, overlooking the tram line that runs through the centre of the Village.
- At 1.00pm, jump aboard the Whiteman Explorer bus (Mondays), the tram (Tuesdays or Fridays) or the train (Wednesdays or Thursdays) for the last trip of the day and a look at various aspects of the Park.
- If you’re in the Park on a Wednesday, finish your transport trail experience at the Tractor Museum.
- Otherwise you can take a stroll or drive to Mussel Pool to look at some of the transport memorabilia on display in the picnic grounds.
- Start your day at Revolutions Transport Museum, Whiteman Park’s own land transport heritage centre, exploring the exhibits and watching the mini-movie “Are We There Yet?” from 10.00am.
- Take the first train ride of the day at 11.00am, from the Village Junction Station, traveling over 6km of railway tracks through the Park’s banksia woodlands. You may even spot a kangaroo on a cooler day!
- Wander through the Village Mall, checking out the shops on your way to the Café or one of the many barbeque spots in the Village.
- At 1.00pm, jump aboard the tram right outside the Village Cafe and enjoy as the tram rattles its way through one of our paddocks on its trip down to Mussel Pool and back.
- After jumping off the tram outside the Village Café, wander down the tram line and across to the Tractor Museum of WA.
- Finish your day at the Motor Museum of WA, with the largest display of classic cars in our state.
If you’re short on time, but want a rounded experience of Whiteman Park, here’s what we recommend.
- Start with a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth’s premier native wildlife park, where you can see many of Australia’s iconic animals like koalas, kangaroos and wombats.
- Explore the exhibits at Revolutions, Whiteman Park’s land transport heritage centre.
- Jump aboard the Whiteman Explorer bus (Mon), vintage tram (Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun) or vintage train (Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun) for a great look at various aspects of the Park.
- Stroll through the Village Mall, where you can browse through the handcraft, print and lolly shops, see some wonderful art at Village Art Gallery or visit the Tractor and Motor Museums. Weekends and Wednesday through Friday are the best days to see all of these shops.
- On Friday nights (September to May), be sure to book into on of our Nocturnal Woylie Walks, for a close-up look at some of WA’s rare and endangered native mammals too!
There’s plenty to do & explore at Whiteman Park without breaking the bank.
- Revolutions Transport Museum, WA’s most diverse land transport heritage display requires only a donation as an entry fee. Plus, its interactive and has lots for the kids to see and do.
- Bring your own lunch, and enjoy the picnic areas in the Village or at Mussel Pool.
- In the warmer months, keep the kids cool and entertained for free at the Mini Pool Playground in the Village. The Village Playground is also a popular attraction for kids year-round.
- Our all abilities nature playspace, Pia’s Place, is open year-round for the entire family, from young to old. Climb the tower for a view from the top – or check out that same view from the tower cam in the tunnel underneath!
- On Wednesdays and weekends, visit the Tractor Museum to admire their range of fantastic machinery. Entry is by donation.
- The walk/cycle paths and bush trails are free to use any day of the week, and are a great way to see Whiteman Park’s natural environment.
- Explore the Children’s Forest with its quirky artworks and rehabilitated woodland – planted by the children who belong to the Friends of the Children’s Forest and their families.
Whiteman Park is the ideal family destination any day of the week. Here are some of the highlights.
- Revolutions Transport Museum has plenty on offer for everyone in the family, from the historic look at how transport has shaped WA for the adults to the interactive displays for the kids (think driving a vintage bus, old EJ Holden or even a vintage buggy!)! As a bonus, entry to the Museum is by donation.
- Connect with nature at Pia’s Place, our all-abilities playspace nestled amongst paperbark and marri trees at Mussel Pool East. Everyone can have a go in this playground that has been designed to include the whole family, from young to old!
- Explore the Park by pedal power at Pedal Play. These self-pedalled go-karts are a great way to get around with the family.
- Discover the wonders of the Children’s Forest with its quirky artworks and interpretive signage. You can also pick up some free activity sheets from the Visitor Information Centre to help with your explorations, or download them here.
- The Village Playground and Mini Pool Playground are both popular attractions for the kids, while mum and dad enjoy a picnic.