Freshen up your workout routine
This month I have discovered some of the many beautiful walking spots around the city, some I never knew even existed! With beautiful surrounds, they will take you from the beaten city path to beautiful trails running through some of WA’s highest calibre scenery. Perthies love a good walk, but I bet you don't venture from your normal route that often. So wack a hat on, slather on some sunscreen, tie up your laces and top up your water bottle. I would recommend going to:
Kokoda Track Memorial Walk, Kings Park, Perth:
I picked up the kids from school and decided to take the boys and my Golden Retriever Axel for a walk on the Kokoda Track Memorial walk which is situated at King’s Park. I parked and then it took me about 5 to 10 minutes of walking before I reached the start of the trail. It’s more of a climb up than a walk but I love stair climbing and doing anything uphill.
The Kokoda Track Memorial Walk is a tribute to the bravery of Australian troops who fought in the Papua New Guinea campaign of July 1942 to January 1943. The Kokoda Walk begins at Kennedy Fountain on Mounts Bay Road with a climb of 150 steep steps (with a vertical rise of 62 metres). Follow the plaques along the steps to the State War Memorial where the track ends.
Fitness enthusiasts like to use this for stair training and for me personally I LOVE stair and trail running more than any other form of running - I always say anything uphill is always worth doing! It was getting busier with people going up and down more seriously when it got to about 5pm; though it’s a quieter option if you think Jacob’s Ladder is too crowded for your workout. It’s such a beauty of a walk with amazing views at the top (and dog friendly which is a huge plus for us after school). We had refreshments at the Kings Park Kiosk after and I felt no rush to head home!
Law Walk, Kings Park, Perth
Don’t miss a step of the magnificent Law Walk,which has been voted one of Perth’s best walks. Starting at the UWA Boat Shed,walk towards the city before crossing Mounts Bay Road and heading up the steps where the Matilda Bay stretch of apartments end and Kings Park begins. Known to locals as “the rollercoaster” for its continuous ups and downs, (yes hello legs!) the walk has views of the Swan River and the CBD, making the cardio burn all worthwhile. The Law Walk takes you through the bushland in the heart of the Botanic Garden in Kings Park. Enjoy the amazing gardens and views of Kings Park and then transition to the natural bushland, providing a glimpse to what Perth was like more than 200 years ago.
Swan River Loop - Approx. 10ks:
This loop takes you past Elizabeth Quay, Barrack Street Jetty, Riverside Drive and the South Perth Foreshore. On foot or on wheels (bike that is) this is a great route with plenty of places for refreshments along the way. This very popular loop in Perth city allows you to experience the beauty of the Swan River. As you cross the Causeway Bridges, you can choose to take a detour and explore Heirisson Island, see the statue of Yagan and maybe a kangaroo or two!
Yoga in the city
If you’ve exhausted all the walking and sightseeing and you need some more Zen in your life then yoga could be the activity for you! I was reminded that yoga is a feeling and it made me think this is the calmest I’ve been in a long time. I think being calm and practicing yoga regularly gives you super powers!
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- 25 Jul '19