Category Archives: Perth and Surrounds

Where to go Stargazing in Perth

Perth Observatory
Image: Courtesy of Perth Observatory

Australia is blessed  with some of the darkest night skies in the world which makes for a pretty good reason to stay up late and mesmerise at the wonders of the universe above.

If you want to find out a bit more about distant galaxies or you’re a budding astronomer who wants to peek through an impressive telescope, then take a look at these places for a stellar astronomical experience. Continue reading Where to go Stargazing in Perth

Where to go Stand Up Paddling in Perth

Stand Up Paddling in Perth

Stand Up Paddling comes with a whole range of health benefits – it’s a great cardio workout, works the core, improves balance and increases strength. Best of all, it’s fun and a great way to explore Perth’s many waterways, both on the river and ocean.

Once you’ve mastered the basics there are plenty of ways to progress and become more than a social paddler –  get into racing, try SUP yoga (yes, it’s a thing) or hit the waves. Continue reading Where to go Stand Up Paddling in Perth

32 Fun Ideas for getting Outdoors in Perth

Stand Up Paddle Perth

With the summer holiday season almost here, there’s plenty of reason for getting outdoors and exploring Perth’s magnificent coastline, rivers and the many natural wonders that Australia’s sunniest capital has to offer.

To get you started here are thirty ideas on getting outside, being active and discovering something new this summer. Continue reading 32 Fun Ideas for getting Outdoors in Perth

Exploring Bells Rapids

Bells Rapids

Bells Rapids may be best known for being the best vantage spot to watch the annual Avon Descent Race, but it makes for an equally good visit  any time of the year.

Located off Great Northern Highway in Brigadoon, Bells Rapids is a lovely spot for a picnic, bush walking and getting a healthy dose of nature. In season, wildflowers abound such as the Fuchsia Grevillea. There are also plenty of kangaroos in the area, as well as an abundance of birds. Continue reading Exploring Bells Rapids

How to spend a day in the Swan Valley

Image: Flickr (Robert Young)
Image: Flickr Robert Young

It’s an easy 25-min drive from Perth CBD to the Swan Valley. This makes it one of the closest wine regions to a capital city in the world. A great reason for an indulgent day out to sample the region’s many fantastic wineries, craft breweries and local produce from Australia’s first humane food region.

With so much to do, how do you spend a day in the Swan Valley? Aim  to visit  three or four wineries with one visit including lunch. If you’re a beer lover, substitute one of these stops for a brewery. Continue reading How to spend a day in the Swan Valley

See the sights with Sightseeing Pass Australia

Sightseeing Pass Australia

West Australia has plenty of world class attractions and experiences on offer. Whether it’s a wine tour of the Margaret River Region, visiting the Pinnacles, a day on Rottnest Island or swimming with Whale Sharks, WA is a unique holiday experience.

An easy way to experience the best of Western Australia is with Sightseeing Pass Australia. This is a one-stop shop booking service that offers a convenient way to see the best of Perth and WA without using multiple booking sites. Continue reading See the sights with Sightseeing Pass Australia

Perth’s favourite outing – John Forrest National Park

John Forrest National Park

If anyone asks me where to take overseas visitors in Perth, I say John Forrest National Park.

Not only is this the best place in Perth, if not the state, to get up close and personal with our favourite wildlife, the kangaroos, it also provides the perfect bush escape.

Established in 1900, after the state’s first premier, John Forest National Park is West Australia’s oldest national park and remains one of Perth’s favourite day trip destinations. Continue reading Perth’s favourite outing – John Forrest National Park