A Perth-fect Staycation
With Covid-19 raging around the world, we’ve now become accustomed to face masks, social distancing and a lot less travel. However, this does not mean that we have to stay cooped up at home, walking 20 steps and watching Netflix all day. Luckily, we’ve come up with a list of fun, outdoor and local activities to do all around Perth that might make you even forget we’re amidst a global pandemic.
- Go on a hike or bike through the Darling Ranges
There are hundreds of trails with gorgeous views of bushlands, waterfalls and gorges. If you want a place even closer, head to Bold Park to walk around and take in the views of the Indian Ocean. Doesn’t this sound so much better than Netflix?
- Kayak on the Swan River
Fall in love with Perth again through a different perspective - the water! Grab a kayak and float through Swan River without worrying about social distancing from crowds.
- Skydive through Rottnest Island
You probably won’t need a face mask when you’re up in the air, falling at the speed of 200 kpmh and adrenaline pumping through your body. Rottnest Island is beautiful on land, but it’s something else from up above.
- Surf in Scarborough Beach
Despite being Perth’s most popular beach, crowds may be less of a problem with travel restrictions and no tourists. Now would be the perfect time to surf through Scarborough’s crystal blue water, sun and white sand.
- Snorkelling in Mettam’s Pool
Although the “new normal” has changed many things above water, Mettam’s Pool still boasts beautiful waters, amazing reefs and colorful fish. So, put on your snorkels and the swimsuits you bought online during quarantine and explore!
During these uncertain times, it’s normal to feel trapped, helpless and ponder on all of the failed plans that are never able to push through due to the virus. However, things will get better eventually. So, don’t stress about the things we can’t control, rediscover the area around you and try new things to fight boredom. Who knows, maybe you’ll find that the virus happening may not be all bad.