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5 Mini Adventures to Boost Your Commute!

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Whatever your profession the chances are commuting to your place of work or study is unavoidable. (We’ll come to you ‘work from homers’ shortly). Time spent getting to and from work is at an all-time high, with each of us spending an average for 54 minutes per day, 169 hours per year getting to and from work. 

Time that could be better spent with family or friends. 

Commuting can be a frustrating, stressful experience, especially if you're battling with traffic or being let down by public transport. However, it doesn’t have to be!

What if you could have a few adventures on your way to work? Boost your commute by taking the trail less travelled and explore one of the many trails around the Perth Metro area. 

If you work from home why not make these mini adventures your ‘commute’? Start each day fresh and energise from exploring some amazing new places in the Perth Metro area. 

Baigup Wetland, Bayswater/Maylands | 1km | Bush Walk

Baigup Wetland, Bayswater/Maylands 
Baigup Wetland, Bayswater/Maylands | Itai Gurira

This trail is an easy one kilometre walk along a sealed dual-purpose path through a Bush Forever site on the Swan River foreshore. The perfect way to unwind after a busy day or take a moment of calm before a busy day ahead. Sit and enjoy the views of the river and discover the native vegetation and wide variety of bush and water birds that live in this unique wetland area. 

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Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk, Bold Park, Floreat | 0.2km | Walk

Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk, Bold Park,

Located in Bold Park in Floreat, Reabold Hill is the highest natural point on the Swan Coastal Plain in the metropolitan area, and at 85 metres offers sweeping views over the Indian Ocean, The City and beyond to the Darling Scarp with glimpses of the Swan River.

The elevated boardwalk immerses visitors in a bushland experience as they journey to the summit.  Over 80 species of birds, brushtail possums, bats, frogs, and reptiles including geckos, lizards, skinks and snakes also inhabit the area so if stay long enough you may event spot some.

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Tomato Lake Walk Trail, Kewdale | 1.6km | Walk.

Tomato Lake | Paul Amyes

Located on Oats Street in Kewdale lies the wetlands and nature sanctuary of Tomato Lake.  A 1.6-kilometre trail takes you around the lake which attracts abundant birdlife and features a boardwalk across the lake.

The park also offers a huge playground, fitness equipment stations, picnic areas with tables and barbecues, plus a coffee shop. This trail is dog friendly too so you can even bring along your four-legged friends for this pre work adventure!

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Wildflower Walk, Wireless Hill | 1.3km | Walk

Wildflower Walk, Wireless Hill

Wireless Hill has some great wildflower and heritage walks to explore. Enjoy this 1.3km loop which is popular with both local and international tourists during the Perth wildflower season.  There’s a great lookout in the car park offering expansive views over Perth City.

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Trigg Bushland Reserve Loop, Trigg | 3.4km | Bush Walk

Trigg Bushland Reserve Loop, Trigg 

Trigg Bushland Reserve is a peaceful coastal reserve with stunning views of the ocean and Rottnest Island at the top. Take a moment to rest in a shady spot and admire the lovely old Tuarts in the Reserve and if you’re really lucky you might even spot a Quenda!

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