WEST Australians are encouraged to spend more time outside this month.
Outdoors October is a month-long celebration of outdoor recreation, encouraging people of all ages to get outside, be active and take in the natural world around them.
It also aims to remind people of the huge range of outdoor activities on offer, including hiking, riding, snorkelling, camping, a quick walk or gardening.
Activities are planned all over the state to mark Outdoors October with many free, family-friendly and designed for beginners.
“After what has felt like a long and cold winter, it’s time to get moving and head outside for Outdoors October,” Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said.
“Western Australia’s natural landscape is incredibly special, so if you’re not a regular visitor to the outdoors, this is the time to get out and go for a walk, find a cycle path or take to the water.
“Being outdoors is not only good for your physical health but it’s great for your mental wellbeing too, so why not try a new activity or just grab some mates for a game in your local park.”
Visit the Outdoors October website to find an event near you.
People are also encouraged to pledge to get outside, share their activities on social media and get involved in a photo competition.
Outdoors October is organised by Outdoors WA – the peak body for outdoor activities in the state.