Category Archives: Perth and Surrounds

What you need to know about skydiving on Rottnest Island

Get ready to take the plunge over WA’s favourite holiday island

Rottnest Island is Perth’s perfect little island getaway. And what could make an island holiday more exciting than a tandem skydive?

Thanks to Skydive Geronimo, skydiving on Rottnest Island is a thing. And as Western Australia’s only island skydive, the experience is a little bit special.

Tandem skydiving is one of Australia’s top adventure activities for people who want to do something extraordinary – and an island jump is pretty epic. Continue reading What you need to know about skydiving on Rottnest Island

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 experience. Continue reading Where to go Stargazing 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

Exploring 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