Go back in time a century to promenade along the South Perth foreshore and down Mends St to the zoo like the early holidaymakers of Perth, while tracking an animal-napper. Suitable for younger children, this is a short(ish) and easy(ish) detective trail.
Start (and end) location: Perth Zoo
Distance: 3 km
Time to complete: around 3 hours
Bring: scooters or bikes; a picnic
Best side trip: Obviously the zoo, but if you have time, the Old Mill museum
Best day and time: not Monday (the Old Mill is closed then)
Save your treat stomach for: take the ferry to Elizabeth Quay for Gusto Gelato – it really is that good!