Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at all of the fabulous different types of parks near Perth. Although Perth is a big, metropolitan city that is the capital of Western Australia, the surrounds are filled with 15 national parks, 8 regional parks, 3 marine parks, and 3 nature reserves; plus an interesting mix of forest land, caves, and coastline. In our first blog post about National Parks near Perth, we visited Avon Valley National Park, John Forrest National Park, Serpentine National Park, Yanchep National Park, and Beelu National Park. Our second blog post on national parks near Perth  included a closer look at Walyunga National Park, Yalgorup National Park, Wandoo National Park, Kalamunda National Park, and Greenmount National Park. Our 3rd series  featured the last five national parks in the surrounding region of Perth including Korung National Park, Midgegooroo National Park, Gooseberry Hill National Park, Helena National Park, and Neerabup National Park. Next up, are the Regional Parks surrounding Perth. In our fourth series, we took a look at the Regional Parks around Perth: Beeliar Regional Park, Canning River Regional Park, Herdsman Lake Regional Park, and Yellagonga Regional Park. Our fifth post covered the other regional parks: Rockingham Lakes Regional Park, Jandakot Regional Park, Woodman Point Regional Park, and Mundy Regional Park. Continue reading

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The surrounds of Perth are unique because there is so much protected land around this growing city and greater metropolitan area. Perth is the capital of Western Australia and it is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. Surrounding the growing metropolis are 15 national parks, 7 regional parks, 3 marine parks, and 3 nature reserves; plus an interesting mix of forest land, caves, and coastline. In our first blog post about National Parks near Perth, we visited Avon Valley National Park, John Forrest National Park, Serpentine National Park, Yanchep National Park, and Beelu National Park. Our second blog post on national parks near Perth  included a closer look at Walyunga National Park, Yalgorup National Park, Wandoo National Park, Kalamunda National Park, and Greenmount National Park. Our 3rd series featured the last five national parks in the surrounding region of Perth including Korung National Park, Midgegooroo National Park, Gooseberry Hill National Park, Helena National Park, and Neerabup National Park. Next up, are the Regional Parks surrounding Perth. In our fourth series, we took a look at the Regional Parks around Perth: Beeliar Regional Park, Canning River Regional Park, Herdsman Lake Regional Park, and Yellagonga Regional Park. In our post today, we will be exploring Rockingham Lakes Regional Park, Jandakot Regional Park, Woodman Point Regional Park, and Mundy Regional Park. Continue reading

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The surrounds of Perth are unique because there is so much protected land around this growing city and greater metropolitan area. Perth is the capital of Western Australia and it is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. Surrounding the growing metropolis are 15 national parks, 7 regional parks, 3 marine parks, and 3 nature reserves; plus an interesting mix of forest land, caves, and coastline. In our first blog post about National Parks near Perth, we visited Avon Valley National Park, John Forrest National Park, Serpentine National Park, Yanchep National Park, and Beelu National Park. Our second blog post on national parks near Perth  included a closer look at Walyunga National Park, Yalgorup National Park, Wandoo National Park, Kalamunda National Park, and Greenmount National Park. Our 3rd series featured the last five national parks in the surrounding region of Perth including Korung National Park, Midgegooroo National Park, Gooseberry Hill National Park, Helena National Park, and Neerabup National Park. Next up, are the Regional Parks surrounding Perth. This blog features Beeliar Regional Park, Canning River Regional Park, Herdsman Lake Regional Park, and Yellagonga Regional Park. Continue reading

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The surrounds of Perth are unique because there is so much protected land around this growing city and greater metropolitan area. Perth is the capital of Western Australia and it is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. Surrounding the growing metropolis are 15 national parks, 7 regional parks, 3 marine parks, and 3 nature reserves; plus an interesting mix of forest land, caves, and coastline. In our first blog post about National Parks near Perth, we visited Avon Valley National Park, John Forrest National Park, Serpentine National Park, Yanchep National Park, and Beelu National Park. Our second blog post on national parks near Perth  included a closer look at Walyunga National Park, Yalgorup National Park, Wandoo National Park, Kalamunda National Park, and Greenmount National Park. Come with us again as we explore five more national parks in the surround region of Perth including Korung National Park, Midgegooroo National Park, Gooseberry Hill National Park, Helena National Park, and Neerabup National Park. These national parks highlight the natural surrounds of metropolitan Perth including the Perth Hills, caves, forests, and walking trails in Perth’s surrounds. Continue reading

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The surrounds of Perth are unique because there is so much protected land around this growing city and greater metropolitan area. Perth is the capital of Western Australia and it is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. Surrounding the growing metropolis are 15 national parks, 7 regional parks, 3 marine parks, and 3 nature reserves; plus an interesting mix of forest land, caves, and coastline. In our last blog post, we visited Avon Valley National Park, John Forrest National Park, Serpentine National Park, Yanchep National Park, and Beelu National Park. Today, we will be taking a closer look at five of the national parks near Perth including Walyunga National Park, Yalgorup National Park, Wandoo National Park, Kalamunda National Park, and Greenmount National Park. Come with us again as we explore the Perth Hills, caves, forests, and walking trails in Perth’s surrounds. Continue reading

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Perth is the capital of Western Australia and it is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. However the city’s surrounds is filled with 15 national parks, 7 regional parks, 3 marine parks, and 3 nature reserves; plus an interesting mix of forest land, caves, and coastline. Today, we will be taking a closer look at five of the national parks near Perth including Avon Valley National Park, John Forrest National Park, Serpentine National Park, Yanchep National Park, and Beelu National Park. Come with us as we explore the Perth Hills, caves, forests, and walking trails in Perth’s surrounds. Continue reading

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Bushwalking in Australia is one of the top attractions for holiday goers. When locals and tourists alike plan a vacation in Australia, you can be sure that walking trails, hiking, or bush walking will likely be on the agenda. However, you don’t have to traverse deep into the outback or remote locations in order to do some holiday bush walking in Australia. There are plenty of beach walks, walking trails in national parks, and even city walks to explore. Whether you are walking in the city, the mountains, or the outback, it is very important to be prepared at all times. Do your research about the requirements and details of the walk you choose. No matter the length of your walk, be sure to plan ahead, understand the fitness level requirements, use sunscreen and hats to protect your skin from the sun, have the right shoes and attire, bring plenty of drinking water, have emergency supplies with you, and make sure that someone not travelling with you knows when you are expected back. Check the weather before your walk so you know what type of conditions and temperatures you can expect. When you take all these necessary safety precautions, it ensures that you will have the most enjoyable bushwalking holiday. It is also important to always remember that you are a guest in nature. Bring a bag with you to take your own rubbish away. Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures. Here are 5 must see and do walks right in Sydney and surrounds. Continue reading

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As winter comes to an end, that doesn’t mean the deals are stopping. Budget Car rental has all different types of vehicles to help you get around Australia at a great, affordable price. Find all of this month’s discount codes, special offers, and details on our website: Budget.com.au. You can be sure that there is a great price or special pricing offer available at almost every Budget location in all states in Australia. Some of these special offers are regional and some discounts are available throughout Australia and some are regional or in certain states or territories. The special deals we have for you this month include: 3rd day free, 5th day free of the base rate, $5 off in Brighton, Victoria, $99 Perth weekend special, free upgrade with newsletter sign up, earn Qantas points, Continue reading

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When it comes to adventurous holidays, Australia’s outback really delivers. This is part two of our two part list of the 10 best walks of the Australian Outback. In part one, we visited the first five of the walks on our list, and all were in the Northern Territory. The walks we covered included: the Larapinta Trail, Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Kata Tjuta Valley of the Wings Walk, Koolpin Gorge to Twin Falls Walk, and Mt Giles Explorer Trek. When it comes to bushwalking in Australia, it is so important to be well prepared and do your research about the requirements and details of the walk you choose. No matter the length of your walk, be sure to plan ahead, understand the fitness level requirements, have the right shoes and attire, bring plenty of drinking water, have emergency supplies with you, and make sure that someone not travelling with you knows when you are expected back. When you take all these necessary safety precautions, it ensures that you will have the most enjoyable bushwalking holiday. It is also important to always remember that you are a guest in nature. Bring a bag with you to take your own rubbish away. Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures. Today, in part two of our list of the best walks in the Australian Outback, we will be touring Carnarvon Gorge in Queensland, the Kimberley Walking Tour in Western Australia, the Lurujarri Dreaming Trail in Western Australia, the Heysen Trail & Flinders Ranges in South Australia, and Arkaroola Explorer in South Australia. Continue reading

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Bushwalking is one of the top outdoor activities in Australia. Many visitors like to plan guided walks on popular trails while on holiday. If it is an Outback adventure you are after, check out our list of 10 outback walking trails that you should consider trekking on your next Australian holiday. In part one; we will highlight five of the walks, all in the Northern Territory: the Larapinta Trail, Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Kata Tjuta Valley of the Wings Walk, Koolpin Gorge to Twin Falls Walk, and Mt Giles Explorer Trek. Remember to be prepared and do your research when bushwalking in Australia. No matter the length of your walk, be sure to plan ahead, understand the fitness level requirements, have the right shoes and attire, plenty of drinking water, emergency supplies, and make sure that someone knows when you are expected back. Take all the necessary safety precautions to ensure that you will have the most enjoyable bushwalking holiday. It is also important to remember that you are a guest in nature. Bring a bag with you to take your own rubbish away. Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures. Continue reading

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