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Saddle up this spring, and find a mountain-bike track that suits you.
Whether you’re a thrill junkie or you
just want to challenge yourself, these
sports will get your heart racing, your
head rushing and your legs shaking.
SKYDIVING | If you’ve ever thought about skydiving,
then it’s time to take that leap of faith. Skydive
the Beach and Beyond offers the ultimate rush of
tandem and solo skydiving above the scenic towns
of Rockingham and York. For groups of 24 or more,
there’s the option to skydive over Perth’s CBD. We
bet you’ll be thinking that 60 seconds never felt so
long. 1300 663 634, skydive.com.au/wa/.
BUGGY RIDES | Driving fast cars is cool and all, but
driving a V8 buggy is even cooler. Xtreme Buggy
Thrill Rides have buggies that are designed for
off-road racing at speeds up to 100km per hour. Get
your engines running and test the power and speed
that these buggies have to offer. But don’t fret, their
suspension will stop you from toppling over as you
take on the track’s corners and jumps. Kendall Road,
Lancelin, 9438 2070.
ABSEILING | What goes up must come down.
And what better way to come down than abseiling
back to earth? Adventure Out Australia offers
a one-day program that suits both the novice and
the experienced abseiler. Descending in two main
venues, Stathams and Boya quarries, this course is
not to be missed. Unit 5/324 Orrong Road,
Welshpool, 9472 3919, adventureout.com.au.
FLYBOARDING | Ever wanted to be like Astro Boy?
Jetpack Adventures gives you the chance to relive
your childhood dream of flying. Picture a jetpack
crossed with a hovercraft, add water, and you’ve
got the flyboard. Strap the water-jet-powered
board to your feet and soar above or dive under
the water. This experience will take you to all new
heights. Literally. Henley Drive, Champion Lakes,
1300 538 722, jetpackadventures.com.au/perth/.
MICROLIGHTS | Sky Sports Flying School offers
tailored training for all aspiring microlight pilots.
If you want to do anything from chatting about
microlighting to learning about flying solo, then
these guys will get you off the ground. For those
eager high-flyers, it is recommended that you
undertake a minimum of 20 hours flying within
a three-to-four-day block. Lucky there’s onsite
accommodation, too. Cameron Road, York,
0419 942 645, skysports.net.au.
SPORTS & OUTDOORS
Full details and online bookings at scoop.com.au/sport
LAKE LESCHENAULTIA | Ranked easy, this track hosts
a 5km loop that takes one to three hours, starting and
ending from the car park on the northern side of the
lake. The ride mainly follows fire roads but it also includes
some single tracks. It has a few small hills, making it ideal
for beginners and families with kids. Located in Chidlow,
approximately one hour from Perth.
THE GOAT FARM MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK | It’s the
perfect place to spend a few hours or a full day honing
your skills. The designated mountain-bike area offers
a number of downhill and cross-country trails suitable for
the novice and experienced rider. Just 4km from Midland
train station, it’s the closest track to the city. Located in
Greenmount, approximately 30 minutes from the city.
SOUTH SHORE | If you’re prepared to take the jumps,
the drops and the terrain then it’s time to test the South
Shore trail. Set among the forest south of Dwellingup, the
more difficult track starts on Dawn Creek Road. Getting
there can be tricky, but it’s worth the trek. Warning: this
trail is for experienced riders only! Located between
Dwellingup and Waroona, approximately 90 minutes
from the city.
ALBANY DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL | Beach
lovers, this one’s for you. Coastal views surround this
scenic track, complete with drops, jumps and wood
berms. Newbies can take it slow while the more
experienced can face the jumps head on. Located 1km
south of Albany city centre.
CARINYAH TRAIL | This wide, 15km track is ideal for
beginners because of its moderate hills. It’s a gentle
3km ride in and then a further 9km loop. The campsite
makes it ideal for an overnight stay. Located where
the Munda Biddi crosses Brookton Highway, one hour
southeast of Perth.
People of Perth, it’s time to get naked.
Twisting Peacock Yoga offers Perth’s
first-ever nude yoga class. “The purpose
is really to empower women to drop all
the negativity that we are fed in today’s
society and really learn
to accept the perfectly
imperfect bodies we
were given,” says the
studio’s owner, Melissa
Howard. “Who cares if
we have cellulite, a bit of
a tummy or one boob bigger
than the other? We are amazing
creatures.” This one’s specifically for
the ladies, but there are also couples’
workshops running if you dare to bare
all with your hubby. Unit 7a, 44 Hutton
Street, Osborne Park, 1300 792 242.
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