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Physical recreation and fun

Here you will find information on the physical recreation attractions on offer in Perth city.

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Adventure World

Western Australia's premier theme, amusement park is situated in Bibra Lake.  It is full of family fun and enjoyment. Rides include waterslides, go-karts and a rollercoaster. Once you have paid for a ticket, all rides inside the park are free.

For more information visit Adventure World's website.

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Aqualife Centre

Located in East Victoria Park, the Aqualife centre provides the following programs:

  • Aquarobics
  • Aqualife squad
  • Fitness programs
  • Full gym facilities
  • Function Room
  • Creche

The centre provides the following facilities:

  • 50 metre outdoor 8 lane heated swimming pool
  • 25 metre indoor 6 lane heated swimming pool
  • Hydrotherapy pool heated 32-34 degrees
  • Leisure pool with features heated 32-34 degrees
  • Steam rom
  • Spa heated 32-4 degrees.

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Perth beaches

City Beach

With the backdrop of green reserves and ultra-modern residences, City Beach is only a 15 minute drive from the Perth city centre. Ample parking is available. City Beach is the venue for National Surf Lifesaving carnivals and is a popular swimming place for many Perth residents. Fishing is also a favourite pastime for locals in the evenings. Beautifully landscaped recreational areas and modern facilities add to its appeal.

Cottesloe Beach

One of Perth's most popular beaches, Cottesloe Beach is a wonderful spot to visit. Swimming, surfing, snorkelling, fishing and just sitting in the sun are all favourite pastimes at this premier beach location. The suburb abounds with old, well preserved homes from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Norfolk Pine trees, some more than 100 years old, line the streets.

Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach has the best white sand surf beach in the world. This Perth beach is the ideal Indian Ocean vacation destination to relax and meet the beautiful people of Perth who know Scarborough beach is the best beach in Western Australia.

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AMF Bowling

Located on the corner of Manning Road and Burton Street, Cannington, the AMF bowling alley is the closest to Bentley campus.

Visit the AMF website.

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Curtin Stadium

Curtin's Bentley campus offers a variety of campus recreational activities, including:

  • Aerobics
  • Fitness Centre
  • Indoor Recreation
  • Squash Centre
  • Tennis Centre

See the Curtin Stadium website for more details.

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Guild Recreation

The Curtin Student Guild offers a range of recreation activities in:

  • Water sports
  • Certificate courses
  • Martial arts
  • Sports
  • Outdoor adventures
  • Dancing
  • Health and fitness
  • Music
  • Arts and craft
  • Workshops

For more information, please contact the Curtin Student Guild.

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Cockburn Ice Arena

Located in Bibra Lake, the ice surface of the Cockburn Ice Arena is 60m x 30m, making it the only full sized rink in Perth! Sessions are split between general public skating sessions and private sports training sessions.

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Riverton Leisureplex

The Aquatic Hall at the Riverton Leisureplex offers a number of facilities. There is a 50m olympic pool and leisure pool, plus a 50m waterslide and the adjacent plunge pool.

Contours Fitness Centre offers a fully equipped gymnasium, with a separate aerobics room.

The therapy suite has a 10m x 5m hydro pool, heated to 33 degrees, with remote control hydraulic access available. Wheelchairs, including a fully submersible wheelchair, are available on site. There is a deluxe spa, heated to 35 degrees, plus a sauna and a steam room.

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Rolloways Leisure Centre

Interested in rollerskating? Rolloways, located in O'Connor is a fun way to get fit.

To find out more visit the Rolloways website.

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Canning Aquatic Centre

Located on the corner of Queen and Baldock Streets in Bentley, the Canning Aquatic Centre is a popular local swimming venue. Open from November to April each year, the facilities include a 50 metre outdoor pool, a 25 metre learner's pool, a toddler's pool, walk in splash area and a deep pool with two slides.

For swimmers comfort, the pool is heated during cooler months.

An on-site kiosk provides a wide range of healthy refreshments.

For more information visit the City of Canning's website.

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