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UP FOR MS
solo to climb the 1103
steps to the top of Perth’s
tallest building. The event
raises money for families
fighting multiple sclerosis.
Central Park, St Georges
Terrace, Jun 7.
MISS MUDDY PERTH
Forget ladies’ night. If you
really want to have fun and
get wild with your gal pals,
then check out Miss Muddy
2015. The female-only mud
fest contains a 5km obstacle
course with colour, climbing,
slipping and sliding... and
mud. Lots of mud. Ascot
Racecourse, Jun 14.
The Harlem Globetrotters
present illusionist ball-
handling skills, basketball
brilliance and one-of-a-kind
Top Bikram Yoga Joints
Bikram Yoga Victoria Park | Try a class here if you’re a first timer and always wanted to
do Bikram but were too shy to perform downward dog in front of Bendy Barbie over
there. At $18, the beginner classes and mat hire ($2) won’t break the bank if you’re
finally ready to test the heat. 345 Shepperton Road, East Victoria Park, 9470 5700.
For thesuits &stilettos
Power Living Perth | These guys offer classes suitable for those working men and
women who are climbing the corporate ladder. Workaholics, it’s time to put your
“I-don’t-have-the-time-or-energy” excuse aside, because the last class here starts at
8pm and only goes for an hour. 158a Vincent Street, North Perth, 9228 3445.
For the granola brigade
Bikram Yoga Scarborough Beach | Bikram Yoga Scarborough Beach uses solar power
to heat up the water that warms the studio, for all those yogis who are mentally,
physically and environmentally aware. The sustainable heating system uses 75 per cent
less artificial energy than traditional electric hot-water heaters, making it ideal for the
hippy inside, namasayin’? 19 Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough, 6143 7900.
Spinning your wheels with the lack of outdoor activities this
winter? Why not get some traction, with a 4WD adventure?
We’ve rounded up the top routes, with some helpful hints to
get you bush-bashing like a pro.
n Mundaring Powerline East of Perth is a track for the more daring 4WD-ers.
It’s made up of mainly clay and rock that is rutted and steep, and starts near
Sawyers Tavern in Sawyer Valley. It’s an actual powerline track, managed by
Western Power and completely open to the 4WD community, and takes a good
five to six hours to complete, making it perfect for a day trip. 40km from Perth
along Great Eastern Highway.
n Jeep Kraft Trail This trail in the Mundaring State Forest starts from the blacktop
at a fire break trail next to a farm, but if you’re meeting up with pals then start
off at the Lakes Road House. In winter, the track’s difficulty rating shifts from easy
to medium, so be wary of slippery terrain and fallen trees. 90km from Perth,
Mundaring State Forest.
n Julimar State Forest Winding, whirling, muddy dirt tracks are a 4WD-er’s best
friend, and Julimar’s trail won’t disappoint. Two main hills, rutted tight bends and
short steep sections keep you entertained as you conquer the terrain. Rated medium
to difficult, parts of the narrow track aren’t suitable for a 6x4WD. Note: the track
takes about four hours. 90km from Perth, Julimar State Forest.
n Wilbinga Wilbinga is the closest area to Perth where you can go beach driving.
Three big sand dunes, smaller sand dunes and levelled beach terrain lead to
a scenic, comfortable and less intimidating drive. With somewhere to park and go
swimming, fishing or snorkelling, the terrain is perfect for beginners, or anyone
wanting to try 4WD in sand. The best part? There’s rarely anyone else in sight.
70km from Perth, in between Two Rocks and Guilderton.
n Get a grip Steering a 4WD requires a bit more concentration than usual driving.
Hold the steering wheel at ten-to-two, with fingers on the outside of the wheel
in a loose yet sturdy grip so the tyres can find the ruts and gaps in the ground.
Remember, with all the twists and turns the steering column is likely to be wrenched
away at any moment, so be alert.
n This takes some beating... It goes without saying, but we’re gonna say it anyway.
You want a car that can withstand punishment, like an all-terrain 4WD that you don’t
mind getting dirty, bumpy and a bit battered.
n Be prepared Always have a spare tyre, towing ropes in case you get bogged,
walkie-talkies to chat to friends, and a tool kit.
Grab life by the balls and
watch basketball like you’ve
never seen it before. Perth
Arena, Jun 27.
SOUTH WEST MUDFEST
Mud and beer. Beer and
mud. The two don’t usually
go hand-in-hand, but
this is an exception.
Get down and dirty with
a 5km or 12km obstacle
course, and then finish
off the day with a Bootleg
beer and burger.
Bootleg Brewery, Jul 4.
Bikram Yoga Scarborough Beach.
South West Mudfest.
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