By Jeremy Rochow
Last updated on: March 19, 2021 at 8:25 am
The footy season has made a triumphant return, so break out your guernsey and scarf, paint your face in your team’s colours and take a trip to support your club on the road.
Maybe you want to visit Melbourne and watch the Crows take centre stage at the MCG, or how about seeing Port Adelaide take on the Eagles in Perth?
While the game might be your main reason for travelling, there’s plenty to see and do while you’re in each town.
We have a few ideas to keep you entertained either before the bounce or after the final siren has sounded.
Perth is the perfect place for a late autumn or winter escape, particularly early in the footy season when the average temperature in the Western Australian capital is a stunning 25°C.
You’re spoilt for choice in Perth, with beautiful beaches like Cottesloe and trendy suburbs like Fremantle just 30 minutes from the CBD. If you have a spare day before or after the footy, jump on the ferry, head across to Rottnest Island and come face-to-face with quokkas – small, adorable marsupials, famous for appearing in visitors’ Instagram selfies.
On the mainland, you may want to stroll through Kings Park along the Treetop Walkway, which provides stunning views of the Perth skyline.