Outdoor fun for the family

16 Oct 2018

With the promise of clear skies and warmer weather, it’s the perfect time to embrace the outdoors with the whole family! We look at our favourite ‘days out’ around Perth… from north to south!

Noble Falls Walk Trail, Gidgegannup
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Located just a few kilometres east of Gidgegannup, the Noble Falls are a great family and dog -approved outing! Whether it’s a picnic or long walk you are after, the scenery it second to none.  The highlight will no doubt be the waterfall and it’s beautiful this time of year, especially since we’ve had so much rain!

From the main designated picnic area, you’ll find a 3.5km loop walk which is particularly beautiful during the wildflower season in spring.

Parents, you might be excited to know there is also the Noble Falls Tavern just across the road!

IMAGE SOURCE: Trails WA

The Maze – 1635 Neaves Road, Bullsbrook
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Surrounded by lush greenery picturesque gardens, The Maze is day jam-packed with fun for the whole family! With six mazes to concur, a Giant Jumping Pillow, children’s playground and plenty of native animals to see, you’ll easy fill a day.

Plus, the Waterslide Playground is open from October which providing the weather is warm enough, adds a whole new element of fun!

IMAGE SOURCE: Family Travel

Bells Rapids, Cathedral Drive, Brigadoon
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The perfect spot for bushwalking and getting a healthy dose of nature! During spring, the wildflowers are in abundance and there is also plenty of wildlife to see, including kangaroos and many types of birds. Enjoy a 5.5km circuit trail that crosses the famous wooden walk bridge and enjoy the amazing view of the rapids.

IMAGE SOURCE: SeanyP Photography

Bold Park, City Beach
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Bold Park is a 437-hectare urban bushland area in the suburb of City Beach with over 300 different local native plants found within its boundaries. Another trail-walk gem, you’ll not only find a great view of the city here, but spectacular ocean views as well.

Plus, with Perry Lakes Park next door, the kids can enjoy a play on the playground afterwards. If you really want to see something spectacular,  we suggest going in the afternoon and hanging around for the glorious sunset – just make sure you bring a jacket as it can get very windy!

IMAGE SOURCE: Ellen Rodhe, @peanutbuttertrails

Peel Zoo, Sanctuary Drive, Pinjarra
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This is not just your typical zoo! Located in a lush setting on the banks of the Murray River, it’s unique appeal to families is the ‘hands-on experience' your little ones can have.

Here, the kids can get up close and personal to the animals – including feeding and holding certain species. Currently, there are over 100 species of birds and animals that reside at the zoo + a huge walk through aviary to explore!

The Zoo also provides free BBQ facilities for those wishing to bring their own lunch and make it a real day out!

So, go on, get out there these school holidays and explore all the places that make Perth such an awesome place to live!
 
IMAGE SOURCE: Peel Zoo

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