We all love a bit of outdoor action and now that Spring was come, the days are getting longer and a whole lot warmer! So, let’s say hello to soaking up the sun and taking a step away from all digital screens.
We envision weekends to be the perfect pairing of an early morning coffee, fresh food and actually catching up with the pals. Our best outdoor guide will compliment your Saturday or Sunday perfectly, we’ve got 10 of the best outdoor activities across Australia. Simply pick what tickles your fancy and get going this weekend!
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Quite possibly the most well-known (and instagram-ed) walk in Australia, and with good reason. Spanning roughly six-kilometres, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly along with great places to people watch and soak up the beach vibes.
Cycle from Manly to Spit Bridge
We’ve for the ultimate cycle track for you, simply BYO bike! The Manly to Spit Bridge cycle path provides a killer combo of bush, beaches and coastal views. Don’t forget your tight bike shorts, and of course, a helmet! TOP TIP: Grab a coffee before you go, you’ll need those endorphins to help you up those hills!
Dip your toes into one of Sydney’s hottest pools
How about a good ol’ dip this weekend? Sydney is graced with some of the most gorgeous swimming pools. Bondi Icebergs (great if you’ve already down the above stroll as suggested) Maccallum Pool at Cremorne Pool or Dee Why Rock Pools are three great picks for a post-beach paddle. Or if you’ve heading inland, Prince Alfred Park Pool is second to none.
1000 Steps Walk
Don’t let that daunting number turn you off, it’s well worth the wild-life experience. This Kokoda Memorial Track boasts gorgeous green views through the Ferntree Gully Forest. You’ll then we rewarded for your effects with a killer view and a seat to rest on!
Get moving in Princes Park
Princes Park, nestled in Carlton North has all you need for an outdoor workout! There’s plenty of room to spread out so make sure you bring a footy and frisbee. Pick up your food on the way for the perfect post-workout refuel!
Hire your own gondola, Newstead
Who needs a flight to Venice when you can get your own slice of the action right her in Newstead. Golden Gondola offers a full blown date night package, complete the cruise for two with a seafood spread and cheeky drink! They’ll even light a candle for you too.
Explore Glass House National Park
Get a little out of town and trip down to the Sunshine Coast for a day. The Glass House Mountains National Park has activities for all adventures. Think rolling hills and horse-riding trails, rock climbing and bike riding options. Pack some sturdy shoes, this is getting serious!
Stock up at Adelaide Showground’s Farmers market
Located at the Adelaide Showground, this weekly Sunday market is your one-stop shop for the week ahead. It’s the largest market in the state, home to roughly 100 stalls each week. You’ll be spoilt for choice with an array fresh produce, fruit and veg, flowers, baked treats and preserves. Want to know what you should be on the look for? Browse our top pantry picks HERE.
Grab a kayak at Garden Island
Hit the water and grab a kayak to explore the seas! You’ll get a great core and arm workout. Adventure Kayaking will guide you through beautiful mangrove creeks and the Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail. Big bonus if you see some dolphins too!
Head to King’s Park
You could easily spend a whole weekend at this urban oasis. The park cultivates over 13,000 species of Western Australian plants, just a hop skip and a jump away from the Perth City hub. It’s prime wildflower time, so the park is definitely putting on a show. Pack a picnic and feast away!