Weekends in Wellard: our top picks of things to see and do
Sometimes it feels like the weekend flashes by in an instant, only for Monday to arrive again in the blink of an eye. If you’re looking to make the most of your weekends, it’s definitely worth doing your research and putting together a hit list of all the places you’re keen to check out. We’ve done all the hard work for you and rounded up a list of some of our favourite things to see and do when Saturday and Sunday roll around again.
For the kids
As the weather gets warmer, it’s a perfect time to get the kids out of the house and explore some local gems. For little ones with energy to burn, the Adventure and Skate Park is a sure-fire way to keep them entertained for hours. This impressive playground is home to a climbing tower, rope ladders, interactive play equipment, climbing structures and plenty of space to zip around the BMX and skate park – to name a few! Just a short walk from Wellard Square Shopping Centre, this adventure park is sure to impress kids (and adults!) of all ages.
If you’re looking for something a little more low key, take your brood to Kwinana Public Library, where an amazing collection of stories await. Storytime sessions are held during the week so why not introduce your kids to your favourite childhood books and hold your own story sessions or discover some new narratives together.
We’re of the firm belief that weekends are for eating all of the food, and if you’re looking for a local go-to spot for brunch, lunch or dinner, then look no further than The Well Tavern & Bistro. You can’t go past one of their delicious burgers, a parmi or fish and chips on a Saturday night and, take it from us, their weekend breakfast menu is worth getting out of bed for. Chocolate waffles anyone?! View the menu and book your next delicious meal online here: https://www.thewelltavern.com.au/
For those with an adventurous palate, Bliss Momos in Wellard Square is a must try. Serving up fresh, authentic Nepalese cuisine to dine in or takeaway and enjoy at home, the team here are passionate about delivering the best food, coffee and service with a big smile all day long. Their Nepalese curries are a standout but if you’re in need of a breakfast, lunch or coffee fix then Bliss Momos have you covered! View their menu and order online here: https://blissmomos.com/
Explore your surrounds
Life at Living Edge offers endless opportunities to explore all that the neighbourhood has to offer. If you’re craving some fresh, ocean air, a short 15-minute drive from home will have you at Rockingham Beach. This stunning foreshore location is a great place to while away a few hours or even the whole day! Take a walk along the boardwalk, swim in the pristine waters or enjoy a meal or coffee at one of the many restaurants and cafes.
For something different, pay a visit to Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, one of Western Australia’s most important marine protected areas. An extraordinary array of marine flora and fauna can be viewed at this nature reserve and aquatic playground; swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding can all be enjoyed here! Special zones have been created at Shoalwater Islands Marine Park to ensure the biodiversity values of the marine park are conserved and protected whilst still maximising enjoyment for visitors. Read more and plan your visit by clicking here.
For those with some energy to burn, there are plenty of options to get active on the weekends in Wellard and surrounds. Keen golfer? Tee off at one of the best designed and most challenging golf courses in WA, Kwinana Golf Club. Immaculate fairways, fast greens, brilliant practice facilities, licensed bar and a fully stocked pro shop are set amongst picturesque native woodlands, why not get some friends together and make a day of it? For opening hours and booking information, visit https://www.kwinanagolfclub.com.au/
If getting out into nature is more your thing, consider a hike, ride or run along the Kwinana Loop Trail, a 21-kilometre circuit that makes its way through beautiful natural coastal bushland. The Loop Trail ranges in difficulty from easy to quite challenging, depending on the section of the trail walked. If you’re travelling from Living Edge, aim to enter at Trail Section 3, Leda. For a map of the trail plus everything you need to know for a successful day out, head to https://www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/our-services/healthy-lifestyles/Documents/CommS-IS-KwinanaLoopTrail.pdf
It’s important to schedule in some relaxing on the weekends and there are plenty of options to indulge in some downtime at one of the many health and wellness offerings near home. Urban Retreat Day Spa in Rockingham is the perfect spot for some well-deserved pampering with spa, massage and facial options available to help soothe tired muscles, restore skin glow and balance the mind. This award-winning day spa will have you feeling like you’re a million miles away as you unwind in their sublime sanctuary. After your treatment, take a moment to enjoy a herbal tea or healthy snack on the beautiful alfresco relaxation area overlooking the serene waters of Rockingham Beach.
Just an 11-minute drive from home, Kwinana Recquatic has a wide variety of group fitness classes available for those of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. But if you’re not in the mood to get sweaty, opt for a slower paced session of Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Roll and Stretch or Aqua Ai Chi. All classes are designed to increase flexibility, calm the mind, strengthen the body and reduce stress and tension. Kwinana Recquatic offers both membership and casual entry options, to view class descriptions, timetables and to book visit: https://recquatic.com.au/health-fitness/timetable
So, there you have it, a few ideas to inspire your weekends in Wellard! How do you like to spend your time off at Living Edge? Be sure to let us know so we can add it to our list of must do’s. And if life at Living Edge sounds like it could be for you, please feel free to contact either Debra or Lee – they would love to chat to you.
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