By Corina Tan
As international and state borders open for travel into Western Australia, fully vaccinated travellers are able to book safe passage there by adhering to Commonwealth Government requirements which include Covid testing pre-departure and post-arrival. Tourism Western Australia is excited to receive tourists and has unveiled some activities and experiences that travellers can look forward to this year.
Matagarup Bridge Zip + Climb
In the sunny city of Perth, new adrenaline action awaits as this bridge that is connected to a zip line entices the ultra-adventurous to take on this challenge. The adventure begins with a climb up to a glass floor Sky View platform, 72 metres above Perth’s iconic Swan River, before making your way down the bridge to the 400m long zip line.
Bike & Kayaking Tours
Gogo Active Tours are organisers of bike and kayaking tours around Perth, to see sights that only locals are privy to. The Foreshore and East Perth Bike Tours covers wetlands, iconic buildings, the Optus Stadium precinct and Claisebrook Cove, while the Explore Canning River Wetlands Kayak Tour will enable visitors to discover hidden gems of Perth via water.
A six-hour drive north of Perth promises jaw dropping views by way of two exhilarating walkways hanging over the Murchison River Gorge, approximately 100m above the Murchison River. Perched right on the cliff-top, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the incredible red and white banded sandstone gorge and its surrounding environment. A new addition to the National Park in 2020, travellers can also learn more about traditional ‘Nanda’ heritage and culture through interpretive signage and artwork at the Kalbarri Skywalk.
Multi- multi-award-winning business HeliSpirit takes to the skies by offering scenic helicopter flights departing from the Esperance foreshore. These adventures showcase the pristine coastline and Middle Island’s famed pink lake – Lake Hillier. The Esperance landscape is an impressive sight from above and scenic highlights include the Recherche Archipelago, Cape Le Grand and Cape Arid National Parks, including Woody Lake, Frenchman Peak, Lucky Bay, Hellfire Bay, Blue Haven, Twilight Bay and Lake Hillier, Middle Island.
Walk Talk Taste Margaret River
For some good food and great wine, a three-hour drive south of Perth brings travellers to Margaret River. The region is renowned for its world-class wineries, craft breweries, and exquisite produce. Walk Talk Taste Margaret River will introduce travellers to the produce, people, places and secrets that locals love the most. Unique regional food experiences are offered through group in-town walking tours to luxurious gourmet glamping showcasing only the region’s very best produce. What’s more, visitors will be hosted by Kellie Tannock – an experienced journalist, traveller and foodie who knows just what Margaret River visitors want and delivers it passionately.
The Orchard Perth
Reopening in April, and just a short drive from the capital city, The Orchard Perth offers private picnics, school holiday events and regular live music and pizza evenings, a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike, offering visitors a chance to explore the orchard, get up close to farm animals and enjoy the fresh country air. The on-site cafe offers refreshments, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juices and delicious local produce to purchase.
Western Australia is glad to have the opportunity once again to showcase some of the region’s best to discerning travellers from all over the world.