CATCH THE WHITE WATER RAFTING ACTION
For the biggest rush of all, be sure to head for the Avon River in August, when it plays host to the annual paddle craft and power dinghy event – the Avon Descent. Test your skill, or watch hundreds of participants tackle the gruelling 124-kilometre course from Northam to Perth.
Good winter rains also bring white water rafting thrills to the Murray River, near Dwellingup, and the Collie River, at Collie. Amateurs and pros will enjoy the drops, waterfalls and grade 2 to 3 rapids.
SEEK A SEA KAYAKING ADVENTURE
Sea kayaking gets you closer to the amazing marine life of WA and the wonders of its World Heritage listed marine parks. Float over the pristine coral gardens and aquamarine lagoons ofNingaloo Reef, spotting turtles, rays and a rainbow of tropical fish. Paddle with friendly dolphins and the world’s largest population of dugongs in Shark Bay Or meet the world’s smallest penguin and rare Australian sea lions on a sea kayaking trip to Penguin Island, near Rockingham.
Ask local hire companies for details of the top spots, or join an organised kayaking, white water rafting or canoeing tour.