There is something magical about hiking at night, using the moon and stars as a light source. Without the heavy traffic we often find on our trails during the day, we get to experience nature in stillness and in peace. Our senses become heightened, our eyes are forced to adjust to the lower light, and our ears search out sounds in the silence.
As we walk through the night and are met with unfamiliar noises, our imaginations go a little wild, often drawing out our fears, but if we allow ourselves to be present in the moment and witness the marvel of the nocturnal world we often miss at night, we truly see that in darkness there is also beauty.
We invite you to join our guides, come howl at the moon, explore our trails after dark and fall in love with nature all over again.
17 January / 15 February / 17 March
Join a Stargazing Night Hike under a new moon when the stars are at their brightest, a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty of a starry night sky. There is something magical about hiking at night, using the stars as a light source. Without the heavy traffic we often find…
31 January / 2 March / 31 March
Join a Nocturnal Creatures of the Night Hike under a full moon when the night sky is at its brightest. There is something magical about hiking at night, using the full moon as a light source. Without the heavy traffic we often find on our trails during the day, we…
Nature is not just a collection of trees, rocks or animals, but rather a presence that surrounds us, providing us with profound experiences wherever we go.
Our half day hikes take you out of the city and along some of the most exhilarating trails, bringing you closer to the natural world. From waterfalls to woodland, creeks to quarries, and breathtaking views - you're sure to return refreshed.
Immersing yourself in nature helps place us in a natural state of relaxation, encouraging positive effects such as effectively managing stress and easing anxiety levels, enhancing our state of mind. The feeling of relaxation one receives from time spent in nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to your mental and physical well-being.
19 May 2018
A leisurely 9km hike combing two beautiful trails within Mundy Regional Park. Be awe inspired by the sounds of the flowing creeks and sights of impressive granite outcrops and remnants of a 1960’s home as well as taking in views of the Swan Coastal Plain, with the city of Perth…
7 July 2018
We combine both the Mason and Bird Heritage Trail and Victoria Reservoir Loop and immerse ourselves in an 13km hike through the heart of the Perth Hills. We trace part of the route of the old Mason and Bird Timber Company’s tramway which linked their mill in Kalamunda to the…
15 September 2018
The 19.1km Railway Reserves Trail has so many beautiful points of interest, from artwork structures that acknowledge the history and importance that the railway line played in connecting people to travel, to the hidden gems of the waterfalls, creeks and quarries.
17 November 2018
The 15km Eagle View Walk trail offers great views across the Swan Coastal Plain to Perth city and the ocean in the distance. The trail is a bushwalker’s delight, covering a variety of relatively pristine habitats, passing beautiful waterfalls and boasting spectacular wildflower displays in spring.
Immersing ones self in nature is one of the most important things we can do for our mental well-being. Nature could be looked as a therapy which has no side effects. Beautiful, benevolent, and soul restoring, a simple walk in the wild can be a profound experience.
However, a simple walk in the wild without the right knowledge and gear can and often does turn into a survival situation, therefore is essential to have intimate knowledge of the local environment and mastery of basic fundamentals in order to ensure one’s survival.
If you are an adventurous person and like to spend time in the outdoors, having some ability with regards to primitive skills can literally save your life. Learning these skills builds confidence and self-esteem so that in the future you will feel more at ease in your ability to deal with any potential life-threatening situation Mother Nature might throw at you.
Check out our range of Bush Survival Skill Workshops and start equipping yourselves with these life saving skills.
24 March 2018
Down Under Discoveries is proud to have Terry from Adventure Out deliver this amazing Basic Wilderness Navigation Course within the beautiful grounds of Fred Jacoby Park, Mundaring. Terry will assist you in developing your knowledge and confidence with topographical maps (1:50,000), understanding and workings with a compass and to measure…
9 June 2018
Join a bush survival overnight hike and get familiar with spending the night outdoors, with bush skill sessions covering ‘Basic first aid’, ‘Basic bush survival skills’, ‘Off Track navigation’, ‘Off Track night navigation’, ‘Camp Cooking’ and ‘Gear Essentials’.
Down Under Discoveries hosts this Wilderness Basic First Aid weekend at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre. Spend a night admiring the starry night sky while camping in the Australian Bush. Spend the days equipping yourself with the fundamental basics of first aid in the wild.