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Get Active this August by Trying Something New!

Posted 26 Jul 2019

Are you seeking new ways to get active for your mental health and wellbeing?

Look no further, we’ve put together a list of unique activities across WA for you to try throughout Active August and beyond, that promises to inspire, challenge and intrigue your senses.

Adventurous Women – Australia-wide

“You may come along solo, but you’ll never feel alone.”

Adventurous Women is all about building friendships, confidence and camaraderie among women as they explore the world together.

If it’s a genuine experience you are after, you’ll find it at Adventurous Women. Most of the women who join, don’t have anyone to travel with or an adventure buddy with whom they can explore the world. Members come from all different backgrounds, relationship statuses and age groups, but never feel alone. They encourage members to step outside their comfort zone, all while knowing they are supported, inspired and empowered throughout their journey

For more information visit their website or email

Blueback Freediving & Yoga – Exmouth & Fremantle

eight people in snorkelling gear at the beach

Blueback Freediving & Yoga LOVE the ocean and LOVE to help individuals experience positive transformations through the process of learning how to freedive safely, anywhere in the world!

Blueback Freediving & Yoga specialises in fun and safety-aware professional freediving courses, freediving weekends and the weekly Blueback Freedive Squad. They offer certified PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and AIDA courses in Basic Freediver (PART A) or Freediver (PART A & B) options.

Also on offer are non-certified courses for individuals, groups and for corporate events and specialise breath-work training (pranayama / conscious breathing) for holistic health and for beneficial preparatory relaxation training for breath-holding activities.

For more information, email Tania at

Only the Human – Subiaco

eight people indoors performing improvisation tasks

Only the Human runs a mixture of classes to cater to improvisers of all levels and experience.

If you’re brand new to Improv, their eight-week course is for you. These courses run several times a year, so if you’ve just missed one, they will have another starting up very soon. Once you’ve gained some experience, you can take on their advanced course, where on occasions, host interstate and international guests to run workshops on specific skills.

If you prefer to keep it casual, come to an Improv Playground – a free Tuesday night show at The Moon. These drop-in shows are designed for anyone who wants to dip their toe in to Improv and there are even opportunities to get up on stage.

For more information on upcoming events, visit their website or email Only the Human at

Elandrial Games – Albany

three groups of peple sitting at tables playing card games

Elendiral Games strives to provide a comfortable gaming atmosphere with a dedicated gaming space for board, card and miniature gamers alike. Come along, sit at the handcrafted tables, and mingle with the local gaming community. Elandrial Games holds regular events, activities and they even have an after school program!

To find out more, email or check out the Elandrial Games website.

WASAMBA – Fremantle & Broome

What do you get when you combine LOUD Rio-Style percussion, a panoply of rainbow-hued circus samba costumes and the collective joy of many impassioned community members? The performance phenomenon that is Wasamba!!

WASAMBA is a diverse group of WA people who have one thing in common – they love getting dressed up in crazy and colourful carnival inspired costumes and playing LOUD percussion rhythms based on Latin American samba music!

Wasamba opens its doors to everyone, age and ability is no barrier at WASAMBA, with members aged 6 to almost 83, everyone’s welcome! New members are welcome to come along to rehearsals. They will provide with everything you need including an instrument for the night to play.

For more information, email (Fremantle) or (Broome), or just rock up to one of their practice sessions and have a go!

Free Spirit Dance Community – Bibra Lake

nine female belly dancers

The Free Spirit Dance Community Inc. is a vibrant, community-based group of belly dancers and musicians.

A safe, supportive, nurturing and non-competitive environment for dancers and associated artists, Free Spirit Dance Community believe in empowering women – uniting of spirits through music and dance. They encourage women to become motivated and enthusiastic about exercise, all while promoting positive self-esteem and body image. This in turn provides a wider support network and encourages new friendships through using community facilities

Free Spirit Dance Community run a program of events throughout the year including performance nights (called ‘Haflas’), Student Stages, Open Nights and lots of social events. Suggestions are always welcome!

If you would like to find out more about Free Spirit Dance Community, email or check out the Free Spirit Dance Facebook community.

Stargazers Club WA – Various locations across WA

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Oscar Wilde

milky way

Stargazers Club WA is all about stargazing and astronomy for beginners. It’s a wonderful hobby to have. It allows us to make sense of our universe and decipher the science behind our galaxies.

WA is blessed with some of the darkest night skies in the world and with Perth being the most isolated capital city in the world, means you don’t have to travel very far from the bright city lights to experience some beautiful night skies full of stars and witness some astonishing sights. Also, with WA being in Earth’s Southern Hemisphere, you get to see the best part of the Milky Way Galaxy!  This all makes stargazing in Western Australia so intriguing, wondrous and mystifying! We are the envy of the world.

Throughout the year, Stargazers Club WA run regular events to help you discover astronomy, learn more about telescopes and find out what to see in the Western Australian night sky.

For more information call Carol Redford (aka “Galaxy Girl”) on 0427 554 035, via email at, or check out their website.

Our PhotoStories – Wheatbelt

seven people around a table playing card game

Our PhotoStories provides an opportunity to see ‘behind the curtain’ of Australian life as it really is. By doing so, you get to take a peek at the most heart-warming and fascinating of moments, that may have previously been taken for granted. Even though this country is big and towns are small, creativity is scattered in the most unusual places.

PhotoStories Workshop is a traveling photography workshop, teaching participants all about visual storytelling and photography, and empowering people with a creative way to engage with their surroundings and each other, both in person and online. Participants can use their cameras and any devices available to them.  On completion of workshop, participants are given the project of photographing their own photo-story.

To find out more, email

For additional ideas for things to do around WA, check out the Act-Belong-Commit Activity Finder.