Friday, July 31, 2015
Aside from considering places of interest, activities, and cost, most people factor in climate conditions when selecting a vacation destination. Winter is quite mild in Perth, which is why many individuals, couples, and groups see fit to leave the city and head to areas where the weather is comfortably cool. In some parts of Western Australia, it could be rainy season as well, so certain destinations warrant thorough preparations.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Like other products, fishing gear and accessories have undergone refinements in design in recent decades. The latest engineering and production technologies have made it possible for fishing tackle to be more versatile, precise, and efficient. With the best modern fishing equipment to hand, anglers can have a successful and enjoyable fishing expedition every time.
Monday, July 27, 2015
From a holistic perspective, the general principles for a safe camping trip are relatively simple. It’s all really just a matter of preparing for and adapting to the outdoors. Here are some tips and tricks to make your time spent camping in Australia’s wilderness as fun and enjoyable as possible.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
The Astute Capital Management Winter Series, a 4-race open ocean series, will hold its third leg on July 18, 2015. As one of Western Australia’s most anticipated kayaking events, the race is open to all paddlers and not just to members of the Canoeing Western Australia (CWA) clubs. Race fees are waived for those who enter, and the events are open to all kayakers of different skill levels. Beginners are invited to see if ocean paddling is for them. The event is set to be held at Sorrento Beach, WA.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Not every chartered fishing guide in Australia is the same. Finding a highly knowledgeable and experienced one can spell the difference between your fishing trip being the highlight of your vacation and never wanting to go back again.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
If you’ve never experienced setting up a tent out in the wild, you might be surprised at how complicated pole assembly can be, especially if you have no idea how many poles you’ll need. A lot of tent models come with pre-attached poles (ostensibly for easy assembly) that still have to be inserted through the sleeves. If you’re not careful, though, you may rip a hole in your tent and let unwanted guests such as bugs and bad weather in.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Some people love camping and some people love fishing, but there’s no rule that says you can’t enjoy both at the same time. There are plenty of ideal camping and fishing spots in WA, including the Leeuwin-Naturaliste and D’Entrecasteaux national parks, to name a couple. Either activity is already a lot of fun in itself, but if you’re doing both, there are extra things you need to take along. Consider these items as your camping and fishing trip essentials
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
"Trees, rivers, hills, grass, rocks, wildlife, sky—few things connect you directly to nature and the elements quite like bush camping does. Western Australia has plenty of wilderness space for camping out well away from any trace of civilisation. If this activity excites you, though, keep in mind that it isn’t as easy as you might imagine. The thought of bush camping is daunting at first. You may worry about encountering trouble in the middle of the night from animals or strangers. These are natural fears, and the more you bush camp, the more you’ll realise it’s actually a pretty safe thing to do. That being said, here’s what you’ll need to buy from trusted camping shops in Perth once you add a bush camping trip to your calendar"
Monday, July 13, 2015
How to Pick Your First Fishing Rod and Reel with helpful advice from your trusted Getaway Outdoors Team Member.
"About five million Aussies find joy in recreational fishing. Some head to the nation’s numerous parks to engage in this activity whenever the opportunity presents itself. Others go all out by engaging in boating, fishing, and camping as a lifelong hobby or sport. In Western Australia, there are numerous opportunities to feed one’s fishing frenzy. Even if you have no prior experience, you might be enticed to try it out and get to see interesting and scenic fishing spots. The epic Kimberley Coast, for example, is one of the country’s largest fishing destinations where you can catch the famous barramundi and other trophy species like sailfish and trevally."
Saturday, July 11, 2015
"Gone are the days when camping was only for kids, adventurous groups of friends, or true-blue outdoor enthusiasts. These days, many couples are getting into camping as a dreamy kind of outing, or simply as a way to spice up their relationship. If you find it difficult to see the romance in camping, you ought to know that there are plenty of ways it can become one of the most intimate and enjoyable dates you’ll ever have. Camp beside a lake or a beach, and have fun swimming, boating, or fishing together all day. Go hiking around your campsite in an idyllic forest or mountain, or feast on delectable roasted treats and get to know each other better. Trade stories over a campfire with the starry night as your backdrop, and relax in your small, private nature paradise—a lovely memory you’re bound to remember always."
Thursday, July 9, 2015
"Western Australia offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. Those who love camping and fishing, in particular, have a wealth of destinations to explore. You can camp along Lucky Bay in the Cape Le Grand National Park, where you might even spot some kangaroos on the beach. Next, you might want to set up camp on the Hamersley Inlet grounds in the Fitzgerald River National Park and enjoy a delightful sight of a myriad of flowers and other thriving plants. Finally, you should also explore the Francois Peron National Park in Shark Bay, where you can marvel at some rare species. You can also find fishing spots near these camps for novice and advanced anglers alike."
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
"Meticulous planning is a vital part of every outdoor expedition. From deciding which destination to visit to creating a checklist of everything you’re going to pack, you have to be thorough in your preparations. By doing so, you can avoid getting blindsided by certain issues, such as a rainy weather forecast that would prevent you from fishing, things you’re not allowed to bring to the campsite, and forgetting to bring important items. If you’re planning to go on a camping trip with your kids, you don’t have to worry that it’s going to feel like a Man vs. Wild episode and that you’ll need to unleash your inner Bear Grylls just to survive in the wilderness. Pack all the equipment your family needs, and you can look forward to an outdoor experience that is both comfy and enjoyable."
Sunday, July 5, 2015
"The term “fishing rod” took on a whole new meaning recently in Perth, when legendary rocker Rod Stewart took some time out of his busy concert schedule for a few hours of fishing down at Swan River. According to a man who called 6PR’s breakfast programme on 25 March to tell the story, he, along with his daughter and her boyfriend, set off to cast a line around 10 p.m. the previous evening near Matilda Bay. Around midnight, he heard his daughter screaming in glee. “Do you know a man called Rod Stewart?!” the daughter exclaimed."
Friday, July 3, 2015
"After spending the day hiking and communing with nature, you curl up in your sleeping bag and warm down next to a campfire. You gaze at the glittering night sky and enjoy a few roasted treats before going to sleep. In the morning, you awake to the subtle chirping of birds as the sun starts to peek. Such is the life of a camper. Camping is a cheap and environmentally friendly way to have some good outdoor fun. Why not get up close and personal with Australia’s most sumptuous scenery by going on a camping trip? Visit quality camping shops in Perth, grab the necessary gear, and head out to some of the Land Down Under’s best pitches."
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
SOT kayaks are like your typical small rowing boats with open spaces. Given Australia’s warm climate, these kayaks are a popular choice amongst amateur and pro anglers. SOT kayaks are also popular since they provide ample storage for fishing gear, a must on any fishing trip that requires your entire collection of lures. Getaway Outdoors is the exclusive dealer in WA for Hobie Fishing Kayaks which are powered by your legs using the miragedrive®. Take a look at our Hobie page on the website for more information on the fantastic range of kayaks.