Pinjarra is about a 50 minute drive south from Perth (about 80km). From Armadale you can take South West Hwy 20 (30 mins), or from Mandurah (15 mins) along Pinjarra Road. Once you reach Pinjarra's Premier Hotel, turn onto Williams-Dwellinghup Road and you will find the dropzone about 4kms on the right.
WA Skydiving Academy also operate free courtesy buses which leave early in the morning and return after the last jump has finished so really you have to stay down there all day if you choose to go by this method.
Way back in the 1930's this little shop was the local chemist store and is now a part of the "Pathway to Pinjarra's Past" walking tour.
These days it is a cosy little Bric-a-brac shop where you can browse into the windows of our past with lots of goodies including chinaware, jewellery and all sorts of old curios.
Take some time to wander in and look around at this small shop packed to the rafters with other peoples treasures and trash.
There are many interesting affordable pre-loved items and some empty-your-wallet stuff as well.
Age: Only 14 years and over can do a Tandem skydive and for an accelerated freefall jump, the minimum age is 16. There is no Maximum age and you must sign a waiver to say that you take full responsibility. So obviously if you have any health problems, you do a jump at your own risk.
Weight: The maximum weight for all jumps is 95kg. If you are over that weight and wish to do a tandem jump, you may be approved but will incur a weight penalty charge.
Fairbridge is an historic village not too far from Pinjarra. It is in a serene rural setting in the rolling foothills of the Darling Range.It dates back to the 1920's when Kingsley Fairbridge purchased land to build a working farm for orphaned children from England. His vision was to teach homeless children farming skills to be used in the new and...more
Mandurah is a short drive to the coast. Famous for its Mediterranean climate of warm summers mild winters which is combined with the protected waters, excellent beaches, superb fishing and crabbing, international golf facilities! Mandurah is a magnet for surfers from all over the world..more
Rockingham is a popular tourist spot with beautiful safe beaches and lots of opportunities for water sports. The sheltered waters of Cockburn Sound are home to Garden Island, Penguin Island and Seal Island. When living in Perth I used to visit Rockingham mainly for shopping but the drive is also nice.more
Pinjarra has a racing club which is Western Australia's leading provincial race track. Their race days are usually Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from October to May. Their facilities are an air-condition restaurant and takeaway, 5 bars and also outdoor shaded grassed areas for picnic style eating.
The next thing you know you are sitting in a tiny plane, lying on its floor squashed in with 5 other people including the pilot ascending to the altitude in which you will skydive from. I was nominated as the first person to jump since I was closest to the door. I was fine on the way up (since I couldn't see out of the windows) until they opened...more