Category Archives: Outdoor Activities

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

Get paddling with Stand Up Paddle Perth

Stand Up Paddle Perth

Get started with Stand Up Paddling (SUP) at the beautiful sheltered waters of Mindarie Marina in Perth’s north.  Lessons with Stand Up Paddle Perth are the perfect and most social way to get into the sport. Owner and chief paddler Cristiana Chessa also happens to be one of the most experienced paddlers in the state.
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The best outdoor adventures 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-two fun outdoor activities in Perth where you can try something new and get active.  Continue reading The best outdoor adventures in Perth

Cycling around the Swan River

Cycling Swan River
Cycling around Perth’s iconic Swan River is something everyone should do at least once. You don’t need to be Cadel Evans to cycle around the Swan. You can go fast, take it slow, take the kids or go it alone. No matter how you do it, it’s something everyone can do and it’s the best way to see the sights. Lycra’s optional, a map’s essential.

It’s about 50km to do the whole Swan River circuit. If that sounds like a lot, it’s mostly flat and unlike the Tour de France there are no mountains to conquer. You can shorten the route by using the Narrows Bridge and omit going along the South Perth foreshore and Heirisson Island. Similarly, you can extend the ride by including the Canning River and cycling along the Mt Pleasant foreshore. Adding Kings Park to the ride is also an option. Continue reading Cycling around the Swan River

Walk the Cape to Cape Track in Margaret River

Margaret River Cape to Cape

The Cape to Cape Track in Western Australia’s Margaret River region is one of Australia’s iconic bush walks and the best ways to explore the stunning landscape of the southwest. The 135km long trail is Australia’s longest coastal walk, connecting Cape Naturaliste in the north with Cape Leeuwin, Australia’s most south-westerly point. Continue reading Walk the Cape to Cape Track in Margaret River

Best Hike near Perth – Paruna Wildflife Sanctuary

Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary
Hiking the Quenda Trail in the Paruna Sanctuary

The cooler months in Perth are great for walking trails. There are plenty of options that are a short drive away and a great way to escape the city for a day. One of the best day walks near Perth is in the Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary in the Avon Valley, about an hour’s drive east of Perth.

Paruna offers a great walk with beautiful scenery, creeks, plenty of wildlife and in season, lots of wildflowers. Continue reading Best Hike near Perth – Paruna Wildflife Sanctuary