By Land, Sea or Air: Thrilling Things To Do In Perth

From hot air balloon rides and skydiving, to kite boarding and swimming with wild dolphins, Perth is teeming with activities that would satisfy even the most avid thrill seeker. Keeping true to the spirit of adventure, many travellers choose to drive from one thrilling activity to the next aboard a motorhome. This makes sense when you consider that when it comes to campervan rentals Australia has several companies you can check out. So you better hurry because the city has so much to offer.

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Whether you are seeking adventures on land, sea or air,  you are spoilt for choice in Perth. To help you plan the holiday of a lifetime, we’ve listed some thrilling air, water and land adventures you can do during your visit.

Aviation Based Adventures

Whatever type of air adventure you are interested in, there’s a good chance you will find it in Perth. Go skydiving and choose to land between Perth city, the beach or the countryside. Imagine yourself free falling at hundreds of kilometres per minute, with the region’s majestic views surrounding you.

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If skydiving isn’t your cup of tea, you can go on a hot air balloon ride and take in sunrise views of Avon Valley. Float over historical towns, lush rolling hills and sparkling rivers. Oh, and a champagne breakfast is waiting for you at the end of the ride.


Adventures By The Coast

With its plethora of beaches, rivers and canals, you will not run out of things to do in Perth and its surrounding towns, whether you are into diving, snorkelling or surfing.


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Go on an exploration of Swan River by kayaking or going on a boat cruise at sunset. Amp up the excitement by swimming with wild dolphins and race jet skis along the Rockingham coast. You can also go on an underwater adventure along Perth’s  stretch of coastline and discover its rich marine life. Dive to see historic shipwrecks a few kilometres from the shore. There are also eco cruises and snorkelling tours offered throughout the year, ideal if you’re travelling with friends or family.


Experience The Great Outdoors Through Land Adventures

Perth is blessed with a landscape that makes every land adventure truly memorable. From mountain biking and paint-balling, to camel rides and sand boarding, the city and its surrounding towns offer an array of land-based activities for lovers of the great outdoors.

Speed down Perth’s sunset coast in a V8 race car or a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Go on the world’s biggest 4WD tour coach and brave the renowned sand dunes at Lancelin.

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If immersing yourself in nature is what you prefer, Perth’s nature reserves and national parks await your visit. Explore the winding hike trails in Kings Park, the biggest inner city park in the region. If you travel a little farther away from the city, you’d come across Munda Biddi Bike Trails and Bibbulmun Track, which are among the world’s best biking trails and hiking tracks. Lastly, you can spend the rest of the day paintballing in Swan Valley or trying one of the tree adventures offered in the region.


If your idea of a perfect holiday involves action-packed adventures combined with endless opportunities for exploration, then you will feel right at home in Perth. So what are you waiting for? Go on Facebook to check out Hippie Camper rentals and drive your way towards your most thrilling Perth adventure!


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