Tag Archives: Hiking

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

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

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

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