Perth Spring Adventures – Ideas to make the most of the spring weather
There’s only a few weeks left of spring! With hotter weather on the way, it’s the perfect time to get out and about now in Perth, before doing so becomes a little harder with the heat.
So, let’s talk about how we can make most of the warm and sunny, perfect conditions for outdoor adventures around Perth over the next few weeks.
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Hikes and morning Picnics
As Perth’s famous weather begins to warm up, there’s only a few weeks left to really enjoy the perfect warm conditions. Now is the perfect time to ‘carpe diem’ with an early morning hike, as they say.
Forget your Sunday sleep-ins and head to some of Perth’s favourite look-out points to watch the spectacular sunrise, over our great continent. Don’t forget to pack your picnic blanket and pick-up great gourmet spread from town.
Reward yourself when you reach the top. Take the time to relax and enjoy these special places.
These spots are, of course, great in the evening to watch the sunset as well. Perfect conditions either way for a romantic kiss and a spectacular Instagram shot.
This beautiful granite outcrop is located within the Monadnocks Conservation Park and offers sweeping views of endless bushland. Follow the Albany Highway approximately 9.5kms past Jarrahdale Road. You’ll find the car park on the right hand side of the road.
Located about 25km east of Armadale, one of the highest points in the Darling Scarp, once the site of a fire lookout tower due to its near 360 degree views of the surrounding area.
Access off the end of Dale Road.
Off the Beaten Track WA
Not confident at tackling it on your own? These guys will walk you through it, literally.
Join Off the Beaten Track WA for a hiking experience with a twist, check out these upcoming events;
Sunset & Stargazing Hike, 10 November
Watching the milky way unfold in the night sky is truly magical. Witnessing it from Sullivan Rock and it is simply unforgettable.
Sunset Yoga Hike, 9 December
There is something magical about watching the sunset over the Helena Valley! Combine this with a 12km hike in Beelu National Park and along some of the Bibbulmun Track
Acoustic Moon Hike, 26 October
Be serenaded by the acoustic tunes of GypsyLou, under the light of the full moon, on Mt Cooke.
Parks and Dams
Get twitchy, it’s bird watching season. The Perth Hills Armadale is home to an abundance of bird life, and there’s no better season to spot them than during spring.
Dawn and dusk are the best times to go twitching, with birds being most active at these times.
Here are some of their top spots and the species that can be found in the region
Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos, Western Spinebills and the colourful Red-winged Wren.
Araluen Botanic Park
Sacred Kingfishers, Southern Boobook Owls and the occasional Wedge-Tailed Eagle!
Kookaburras, Splendid Fairy Wrens and Ringneck Parrots
For culture lovers
Relax and unwind with a yoga or mini-meditation retreat in the Bedfordale Hills – home to our two favourite yoga studios; Kookaburra Yoga and Restful Waters.
Book yourself in for a weekend of relaxation and reunite with your inner Zen.
Kirtan Singing Meditation 20 October
Meditation Sound Bath 21 October
Yoga and Meditation Retreat 28 October
Sound Silence Stillness 21 October and 25 November
Yoga and Meditation Weekend Retreat 16-18 November
Family fun seekers
Need to entertain kids? Here’s some ideas that’ll work wonders.
Not all screen time is bad! Inspire young minds with Geocaching, a real-word treasure hunt, where the user follows GPS coordinates to different locations, to crack a code to unlock the ‘cache’ at the end of the trail.
There are several great geocaching trails to be found within the Armadale region, taking you through bushland trails, past impressive art murals and monuments of local history.
ReDiscover Armadale Trail
Wander through the town centre past six large-scale urban artworks, answering questions as you go along to determine the combo to unlock the cache.
The cache is located inside the Artists Retail Collective (open 9am-4pm Tues-Sat) where you can enjoy local artwork, gifts and a tasty treat.
Settlers Common Trail
A wonderful bush-walk for little legs (and bigger) alike. Look up into the beautiful Jarrah Forest. See what wildlife you can spot along the trail. A total of 318 plant species found on the trail, along with two ‘Declared Rare and Priority Flora Species.’
Next Stop Armadale Trail
Discover the historic buildings and playgrounds surrounding Jull Street. This trail talks you through Memorial Park, complete with a brand new playground featuring a replica train station.
Visit the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre to get started to download the Geocaching app onto your smart phone or device.
For history buffs
Follow in the footsteps of Moondyne Joe.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a bush-ranger?
The hills and valleys around Roleystone were a popular jaunt of infamous bush ranger Moondyne Joe, during times when he was on the run from authorities, following his famous escapes.
He’s even rumoured to have lived in a cave in the region for some time.
Track his footsteps by hiking the Canning River Interpretive Trail in Roleystone. Follow the stream to the Roley Pool Reserve and keep an eye out for the rocky outcrops that Moondyne may have called his home! Trail maps available from the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre, 40 Jull Street.
Get your fresh produce fix and visit the wineries in the Perth Hills Armadale region and surrounds.
This part of Perth is home to incredible wineries, orchards, cider houses, micro-breweries, restaurants, cafes and gourmet foods.
Let’s be honest, wine is great year round, but by the time summer hits you’ll be wanting to be lazing on a beach or safely inside air-conditioned premises.
Spring provides the perfect weather for long and lazy afternoons among the vineyards, sipping crisp rose’ and sampling a cheese platter. Make the most of it while it lasts and visit our favourites;
– Union Road, Carmel
– 171 Canns Road, Bedfordale
– Old Chestnut Lane, Jarrahdale
Cider and beer
Celebrate the special local cider and beer masters, who’ve developed some unique and gorgeous boutique brews for you to enjoy. We recommend spending time at each of these special venues, where we guarantee you’ll discover some of the top thirst quenching drinks Perth has to offer.
– 35 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook
Roleystone Brewing Co at Raeburn Orchards
– 4 Raeburn Road, Roleystone
– 1088 Brookton Highway, Karragullen
– 25 Canns Road, Bedfordale
Win an iPad!
Remember to Snap to Win and share your Perth Hills Armadale adventures.
Simply upload photos your springtime escapades to Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win an Apple iPad. Use the hashtag #PerthHillsArmadale and tag @PerthHillsArmadale to qualify. Entries close 4pm WST 30 November 2018.
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