Attention thrill seekers, adventure lovers and adrenaline junkies – here's an action-packed itinerary just for you.
Rockingham boasts spectacular coastal scenery, close encounters with marine wildlife and unreal adventure experiences. This autumn, rediscover Rockingham with an extreme weekend getaway.
9:00am: Jump in the car and shake off those nerves because you're headed for the wildest experience on the WA coastline: skydiving. After a short 40 minute drive south of Perth City, you'll arrive at Skydive Australia and be geared up and transported to the Murray Airfield. From here, you'll soar high in the sky before jumping out of a plane at 200 kilometres an hour. With a thrilling freefall of around 60 seconds and up to seven minutes floating beneath the canopy, this will likely be the most incredible 10 minutes of your life. While in the air, soak up the perfect backdrop of WA's coastline with 360-degree views of the famously beautiful Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.
12:00pm: Now that you've ticked off a bucket list item, it’s time to unwind. Head to Whitelakes Brewhouse to sink a few cold ones, eat a bite and soak up the autumn sunshine among picturesque surroundings. Whitelakes beer is finely crafted with fresh ingredients to create consistently great beers for curious minds and adventure seekers.
2:00pm: Check in at your overnight accommodation at Hotel Clipper. This central hotel is in the heart of Rockingham, just 400 metres from the foreshore. Hotel Clipper has a range of stylish and well-appointed guest rooms and conference and function facilities. This seaside hotel also has an in-house café. Café Clipper & Bar is fully licensed and offers a delicious a la carte menu featuring locally sourced produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
6:00pm: Experience a slice of Spain at Rústico Tapas & Wine Bar. Located on the Rockingham Foreshore, this hole-in-the-wall beachside tapas bar is perfect for sangria in the sun, sunset drinks or a special degustation dinner under the stars. Rústico Tapas & Wine Bar mirrors Spain's relaxed, warm atmosphere with a traditional dining style focused on a shared, casual eating experience. Our suggestion? Select the five-course degustation menu showcasing the restaurant's best 10 dishes and enjoy fresh, seasonal, delicious tapas incorporating the best local produce. For those wanting to indulge in the ultimate Rústico experience, add wine, G&T or beer pairings for each course.
7:00am: Wake up feeling refreshed but buzzing from yesterday's skydiving experience. Grab a bite to eat and stroll (or hire one of Rockingham's e-scooters) around the revitalised Rockingham Foreshore. Explore the Railway Terrace, a pedestrian-friendly shopping and eat street, Beach Plaza packed with recreational, cultural and heritage attractions, and The Boardwalk featuring timber terraces and 'young-at-heart' attractions connecting to the beach.
9:00am: Time to get your thrills! Head to Perth Wake Park – WA’s only cable wake park and enjoy a session on the adrenaline-pumping obstacle course. Or if jet skiing is more your style, hire or embark on a jet ski tour with Jet Ski Tours Perth to explore Rockingham from the water. Experience the hands-on thrill of driving a jet ski and get close to nature with a knowledgeable tour guide. It's an adrenaline blast and eco-adventure all in one.
1:00pm: Enjoy a long, late lunch at Catalano & Co before slowly returning to Perth. Catalano & Co in Baldivis is a family-owned and operated Italian restaurant. With a vast menu packed with homestyle Italian recipes passed down through generations and a flair for current trends, expect a trifecta of exceptional food, service and value for money.