Perth Now Offers an Outdoor Activity Guide for October

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The hot season is approaching in Australia, and even if it hasn’t started yet, people are already thinking of what to do outdoors—maybe taking their caravans out for camping or their boats for a sailing adventure. With this in mind, Perth Now has provided a list of activities adults and children can enjoy this October.

Some of the Best Perth Outdoor Activities to Take Part In

  • Champion Lakes Boating Club Holiday Programme (Champion Lakes Regatta Centre/October 7 and 9)

Provided with all the necessary gear, juniors will be given beginner kayaking lessons by qualified instructors. This is good for all families.

  • Children’s Camp Kitchen (Darling Range/October 7)

This is for children aged 6-12. After a 4-kilometre walk to a campsite at the Bibbulmun Track, they’ll learn camp cooking through hands-on experience in a bush setting. Participants are advised to bring refreshments, snacks and the ingredients of course.

  • Big Kids Camp Out (Mundaring/October 9 and 10)

A camp out for children aged 8-12, this activity involves traditional bush cooking, wildlife monitoring session with a National Parks ranger, discovering the forest by torchlight and camping overnight at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre.

  • Day and Twilight Sails Aboard STS Leeuwin II (Bunbury/October 10)

Participants are given the choice to take part in sailing activities (raising the sails or taking the helm) or just sit back and enjoy the voyage.

  • Great Aussie Camp Out (across Western Australia/October 11-12)

This nationwide event will allow participants to have a unique experience of camping out under the stars.

  • Eco Walks and Talks – Nature Ramble (Ellis Brook Valley, Martin/October 12)

Initially meeting at the Darling Range Wildlife Shelter, participants will then enjoy a guided walk through Ellis Brook Valley Reserve with naturalist Marc Lane and experience a bush reserve abundant with animals, birds, insects and wildflowers.

  • Youth Explorer Voyages with Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation (Bunbury to Fremantle/October 12, 18 and 24)

Young people from across Western Australia will have the chance to board the STS Leeuwin for a sailing adventure of a lifetime. Full of challenges and activities, the voyages are open to individuals aged 14-25.

  • Ghost Walks (Hardinge Park car park, Orange Grove [meeting point]/October 17)

These are fully guided 5.5-kilometre moonlit walks along a bush track from Victoria Dam to the Bickley Reservoir in the Orange Grove Hills. There will be friendly ghost performers who’ll greet participants along the way and will tell tales about the characters who lived and worked in the district more than 150 years ago to support the Mason and Bird Timber Mill. After each walk, which can take up to 2 ½ hours, supper will be served.

  • Eco Walks and Talks – Slithering Snakes (Mary Carroll Park, Gosnells/October 26)

For those who are interested in local reptiles, this activity is a good choice. They can learn many things regarding these creatures also from Mr Lane, while taking a short stroll through the seasonal wetland in Mary Carroll Park.

Those who are interested in these activities can now start thinking of getting their caravans or boats from their self-storage facilities and plan their trips.