Joondalup has the largest multi-purpose sport, recreation and entertainment facility in Western Australia. The centre is set in 33 hectares of landscaped parklands. When built in 1994, the purpose was to provide the local community with a large sporting complex for the northern suburbs of Perth. The centre provides national and international sporting facilities. There is a health and fitness centre, function rooms and a bar and bistro restaurant.
Woodman Point is a popular place for water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, scuba diving etc. There was plenty of kite skiing taking place the day I was there.
Kite Surfing is relatively new sport which uses a very large stunt kite to provide the wind power to waterski or surf. The afternoon Fremantle Doctor provides good breezes along the Cockburn Sound.
Fremantle definitely has a big sailing attraction. Aside from the Fremantle yacht club, there is also the East Fremantle Yacht Club. This facility is also for the non-boating patrons who just enjoy the bar and dining experience. They will also cater for private functions and weddings. Included in the club is a modern gym and sauna. If you are boating though, you can hire boat storage, pens and moorings. There is a slipway and a boat launching ramp and petrol and diesel are available 24 hrs.
Football in Fremantle has been represented back as far as 1885 when 4 clubs contested the premiership. The old Victoria Grandstand style was very popular at the turn of the century with its iron lacework and towers. This one was opened by Sir John Forrest in 1897.
York has a number of sporting facilities and also a number of firsts. The town has the oldest Jockey Club in Australia – established in 1843 and the first inland Croquet Club – established in 1909. York also has a Golf Club and a Race Course which are reported to be amongst the most beautiful with their views across the valley. York also has a trotting club, the York Paceway, and a bowls and tennis club.
The Quit Motorplex is not far from the Kwinana Freeway and was opened in 2000 to accommodate speedway and drag racing. Today it is reported to be the best dirt speedway in the world.
The Kwinana Motorplex is located less than 30 minutes from Perth City.
The Great Escape is a theme park which provides water slides and mini-golf right in the heart of Hillary’s Boat Harbour. The Hydro Tube is a slow slide and is suitable for children 5 and under as long as they are with an adult. The white water raft ride shoots the pitch black rapids before free falling about 3 metres into the daylight. The Speed Twister Slides run at up to 40 knots per hour.
A very popular entertainment park. Adventure World is the major theme park in Perth. Ther are over 30 different rides and attractions which include a Turbo Mountain roller-coaster and a Grand Prix go-cart raceway. There is also Australia’s largest outdoor swimming pool.
Bungee West is situated in Bibra Lake. They are supposed to be Western Australia’s only bungee site and have been operating for over 11 years. There is a 40 metre tower beside a hillside and from the top you can see views of the southern coast down to Rockingham. They will tape your jump if you want and they also will provide a certificate of your achievement.
Open: Daily except Tue and Wed
Pinjarra lies 86 km south of Perth on the banks of the Murray River. Pinjara is the place for Sky diving. I booked my jump with WA Skydiving Academy and their drop zone was at Pinjarra, south of Perth. Because Pinjarra is at sea level you get a true jump of whatever altitude you choose (to a maximum of 14,000 ft). You need to be there well in advance of your jump to be fitted out in your suit and harness and go through the training session. I was fortunate, as just after I came down, jumps were suspended because the wind picked up.
W.A Skydiving Academy
199 William St, Northbridge
Perth WA 6003
Ph (08) 9227 6066.
Web Page: http://www.waskydiving.com.au
Subiaco Oval was built in 1908 and is the largest and most recognised stadium in Western Australia. When the oval was first opened it was known as Mueler Park and the first match was held on 9th of May in 1908. There is a three tier stand behind the goals and a two tier members stand. Now connecting to this stand is the ANZ stand, which also has two tiers of seating with corporate boxes on the wing. The oval can hold a capacity of more than 43,000 people. Floodlights are operating for night matches. Subiaco Oval is an icon in Perth and is well known all around Australia.
WACA stands for the Western Australian Cricket Association and the grounds is home to many international, national and local cricketing events. The all time record for total attendance at the grounds is 84,142 people at a test match between Australia and England in 1970. this was the first time Perth appeared on the international test circuit. The WACA is floodlit for the day/night games.
If you enjoy snorkeling, then you must visit Coral Bay and Exmouth. The Ningaloo Reef is located only a short swim from the beach so you can stay out for as long or as little as you like and go out as many times as you like, without the expensive boat ride or the crowds of the Great Barrier Reef.
Coral Bay is known for its fabulous coral formations and in Exmouth you will see so many different fish, including sharks and sea turtles.
They say Australia has one of the best golf course in the world. This one in Joondalup sure looks like a great one! Joondalup golf resort is about 30 mins drive north from the city. I spent three nights in Joondalup with my chalet's backyard facing the course ;) Beauitful view and fresh air.....oh, watch out for kangaroo poos though
Equipment: All you need to bring is your golf shoes( they have to be declared at the immigration unless you're bringing in a brand new one)
If you're into water sports then you'll already realise that W.A. has much to offer.
North and south of Perth is a haven for wind surfers, kite surfers and sailing in general.
There are also hordes of motorboats of all shapes and sizes. If you lived there you'd probably be a social leper if you didn't have one!
This shot is taken in the Margaret River area where there is proper surf, unlike the protected coastline further north. The beach is Yallingup, one of about half a dozen quality reliable breaks in this area though there are many others if conditions are favourable.
Equipment: Anything resembling a boat!
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