Outdoor Winter Adventures with Cottesloe Beach House Stays

27th May 2015

Summer is not the only time of year to get outside and experience what Perth has to offer. Our mild winters make Perth an ideal destination to visit all year round, especially for those who love the outdoors. North, east, south and west there is an outdoor winter adventure waiting for you. Cottesloe Beach House Stays have put together ideas on the best outdoor activities for you to do this winter during your holiday in Cottesloe, Perth.

The iconic Swan Valley, located east of Perth, you will find Caversham Wildlife Park. The Park is one of Perth’s exciting tourist attractions showcasing the largest private collection of native wildlife in Western Australia. Hand-feed the kangaroos, join in the interactive farm show, touch a possum or lizard, meet a wombat, catch a keeper talk or two and have photos taken with koalas! Caversham Wildlife Park is a great Australian meet & greet experience for the whole family, in one fantastic day!

Just a 45 minute drive south of Perth, Rockingham Wild Encounters operates a ferry service to Penguin Island and a range of cruises to interact with the local dolphins, penguins and sea lions. Penguin Island is one of Perth's best kept secrets and only a 5 minute ferry ride across the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. There's white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and plenty of wildlife to enjoy. The Island is home to WA's largest colony of little penguins and visitors can get up close to these fascinating birds at the Discovery Centre. The Rangers conduct three penguin feeding shows a day!

Just a 40 minute ferry ride over the Indian Ocean, is Rottnest Island. A protected A Class Reserve, where Perth locals come to unwind and reconnect with nature, family and friends. The Island boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in Western Australia and is also famous for its friendly residents, the Quokkas! The best way to explore and get around the island is on a bike. Rottnest Island Bike & Hire offer a complete range of bikes, beach cricket, tennis and soccer gear, basketballs and snorkel sets, paddle, surf and body boards, wetsuits and lifejackets. Visitors can gain an insight into the cultural and historical significance the Island holds for all Western Australians on one of the many coach, train or walking tours.

The beautiful Avon Valley, located north east of Perth, here you will find Windward Balloon Tours. Experience the peace and tranquillity of lighter than air flight with the experienced team as they conduct champagne hot air ballooning flights daily over the Valley from April to late November. Lift off is at dawn, then you'll gently float over the rural landscape of rolling hills, lush green fields and meandering streams. Once airborne in your traditional wicker basket, watch the sun rise over the countryside, a patchwork of colours and patterns formed by ploughed paddocks, lush pasture, and developing crops. After the flight celebrate your ballooning experience with a champagne breakfast in the French tradition. The memories will last you a lifetime.

For more information on accommodation options for your next stay in Cottesloe, contact our friendly staff by email info@cbhstays.com.au or call 08 9286 2641