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

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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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 stellar spots for stargazing in Perth. Continue reading Where to go Stargazing in Perth

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

A day out at Bells Rapids

Bells Rapids Bridge

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 day trip from Perth any time of the year.

Located off Great Northern Highway in Brigadoon, Bells Rapids is a lovely spot for a picnic, bushwalking 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 A day out at 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

8 Awesome dog-friendly walking trails near Perth

8 Awesome dog trails near Perth

Updated, September 2017.

With the wildflower season upon us, now is the perfect time to hit the walking trails and enjoy some of the native bushland surrounding Perth.

So that our four-legged besties don’t have to miss out on the fun, here’s a list of some great dog approved walking trails near Perth. Continue reading 8 Awesome dog-friendly walking trails near Perth

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

Perth's favourite day out - 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 Forrest National Park is West Australia’s oldest national park and remains one of Perth’s favourite day trip destinations.

Set among Jarrah and Marri Trees, most of the park remains in its natural state and is a top spot for walks and picnics. Continue reading Perth’s favourite outing – John Forrest National Park