Western Australia is home to the most beautiful of parks and spring is our favourite time to get out and get involved. We’ve been cooped up all winter so, these school holidays, why not SPRING INTO PARKS! Enjoy something new, rediscover something beautiful, or just enjoy the great outdoors.
To showcase our stunning national parks and marine parks, the WA Parks Foundation is celebrating spring with a myriad of events and adventures in nature.
With 101 national parks and 17 marine parks in WA, plus a comprehensive calendar of events planned throughout September and October you can bet there’s a fun activity happening near you. Experiencing a WA Park does not have to be a set adventure. You can simply just enjoy being outside, but with events like Two Feet & a Heartbeat’s new tour ‘Wildflowers, Nature and Wildlife’ or ‘Critters in the creek at Rio Tinto Naturescape in Kings Park,’ why wouldn’t you want to join in the fun with the Spring into Parks activities?
There is something special about the Spring into Parks initiative that we love here at Perth Happenings – The 30 Day Nature Challenge! Examples of the challenge days include “feel the sand between your toes,” “invite a friend into nature” and “Eat lunch outside.” These are all fantastic challenges to do as a family, or just enjoy some special time for yourself. Imagine the whole family being excited about crossing the next challenge off the list! We are starting this challenge on the weekend and can not wait. Many of us spend a large amount of time inside, so one small focus a day is something we look forward to.
Want to know some of our faves from the calendar? From guided bushwalking to stargazing, yoga in the park, camping, wildlife experiences and live music in nature, there is something for everyone, including:
- 29 September Join the Millennium Kids team for a special Spring in the Parks Kids on Country event at Burra Rock Conservation Park.
- 2 October – Surviving the Aussie Outback at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre
- 5 October – Get Nearer to Nature in Perth Hills with a free guided walk and activities for the family.
- 9 October – Explore the tingle forest by night at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk
- 11 October – Adventure Caving for the kids at Yanchep National Park
- 11 October – Guided Nocturnal Woylie Walk at Whiteman Park
Just look at this photo and imagine the thrill and the experience you will have on the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk. It will be a school holiday adventure that the kids will talk about for months after (plus the photo opportunities for Instagram are superb!).
The WA Parks Foundation wants people of all ages to discover the beauty and wonder of WA’s spectacular natural areas and enjoy the health benefits that come from spending time in nature. Share your parks experiences using #springintoparks. While and #perthhappenings so we can enjoy your adventure with you, and share some of your experiences on our social media!
Spring into Parks is a WA Parks Foundation Initiative made possible by Chevron.
Visit ourwaparks.org.au/spring-into-parks for all the details.