The 10 Most Adventurous Experiences Along The South West Edge

If you like your road trip punctuated with activities that get your heart pounding and your adrenaline pumping, look no further than these adventurous experiences en route along The Edge.

From climbing the tallest trees deep in the forest, to abseiling and high-speed jet boat rides, this is the wild side of The Edge. If this sounds like your kind of road trip, check out this itinerary to start planning your adventurous escape!

1. Skydive over Rottnest Island

Fancy getting the adrenaline pumping and seeing this iconic island from the sky? Then why not get out of your comfort zone and do a skydive over Rottnest!  Experience incredible views of Western Australia’s majestic coastline as you take a scenic flight over turquoise waters before skydiving down to the beach on Rottnest! With Skydive Geronimo you can do a tandem skydive from 15,000 feet over stunning Rottnest Island, land on the beach, and afterwards enjoy a complimentary drink to celebrate!

2. Tackle the high ropes course, Busselton and Dunsborough

Scared of heights? Face your fears with a high ropes course in Busselton or Dunsborough! Forest Adventures South West offers adrenaline-filled fun on high ropes courses and flying foxes, set high among the majestic trees of the legendary Ludlow Tuart Forest in Busselton. This amazing adventure park spans across eight acres of unspoiled natural bushland and boasts six huge courses! Next Level Monkey Business in Dunsborough is situated in the idyllic setting at Clancy’s fish pub and has something for everybody. Zipline through the trees, over the lake or try your hand climbing the elements, not as easy as they look!

3. Take a high-speed boat ride, Dunsborough

Get ready for a thrilling ride around Cape Naturaliste on the fastest jet boat in Western Australia! Jet Adventures’ fast, lightweight jet boat gets you closer to the water so you can see more and get closer to the wildlife and landscapes. Hold on tight and get ready for an epic marine adventure.

An image of a woman on a viewing platform that's built halfway up a karri tree surrounded by forest to show outdoor adventure experiences on The South West Edge road trip
Gloucester Tree, Pemberton

From climbing the tallest trees deep in the forest, to abseiling and high-speed jet boat rides, this is the wild side of The Edge.

4. Abseil down Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs, Margaret River

Experience heart-pounding heights as you lower yourself backwards over the edge of the towering sea cliffs with the abseiling experts. Margaret River Climbing Company takes groups climbing and abseiling at Wilyabrup Cliffs, and beginners are welcome. Starting at the bottom, you’ll climb four routes on the wall, then hike up and abseil down – once, twice, maybe three times if you’re keen!

5. 4WD the off-road tracks of Boranup Forest, Margaret River

If you’re travelling in your own 4WD vehicle, take the off-road tracks of the Boranup Karri Forest for a fun and rugged drive. If not, you can join an eco-friendly fat bike or quad bike tour with The Margaret River Adventure Co. through the forest. Feel the wind in your hair as you whiz through the towering trees, breathing in that beautiful forest air.

6. Fly high in a scenic helicopter ride, Margaret River

One of the most exhilarating ways to experience this coastline is from a helicopter, and it’s even more fun with the doors off! Scenic Helicopters takes guests over the Wilyabrup Cliffs most days of the week. Take in the amazing views and look out for pods of local dolphins, migrating salmon, surfers and even humpback whales in Winter.

7. Climb the Southern Forest’s fire lookout trees, Pemberton

Test your nerve, get a rush of adrenaline and see some of the best views in the South West as you climb the 58m-tall Gloucester Tree and the 75m-tall Dave Evans Bicentennial trees, once used as fire lookouts, in the Pemberton forest. Climb the makeshift ladders to see sweeping views of the tops of the karri forest.

8. Summit the Granite Skywalk, Porongurup

The Granite Skywalk at Castle Rock is a breath-taking viewing platform, perched high on this ginormous rock. The trail is a 4km return hike, which is pretty steep and ends with a final scramble over rocks to get to the ladder and viewing platform. It’s worth it for the incredible panoramic views of the Great Southern.

9. Head out to see the orca, Bremer Bay

January to early April is orca season in Bremer Bay! During these months you can join an all-day charter boat tour out to the Bremer Canyon to find the largest known pod of orca in the Southern Hemisphere. If you’re a keen diver, you can also try and spot the elusive spotting leafy and weedy sea dragons which are unique to this area.

10. Fly over a bubble-gum pink lake, Esperance

Located on Middle Island, just off the coast of Esperance is the stunning pink Lake Hillier. You can take a scenic flight from Esperance to see this incredible sight from the air. The colours of the bright pink lake and the deepest blue ocean will take your breath away. Don’t forget your camera!

An image of legs and feet dangling over a pink salt lake shows a unique natural monument of the landscape found on the perth to esperance road trip in south western australia
Lake Hillier, Esperance


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