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Visitor Centres

Mundaring Visitor Centre
T: 61 8 9295 0202
The Old School
Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring

Perth Hills Visitor Centre
T: 61 8 9257 9998
The Zig Zag Cultural Centre
50 Railway Road, Kalamunda

WA Visitor Centre
T: 61 8 9483 1111 or
1800 812 808 55
William Street, Perth

The Perth Hills

Perth Hills

Scattered throughout the wide ranges of the Darling Scarp and only 45 minutes east of Perth, you'll find the Perth Hills offering stunning scenery, scenic drives and vibrant villages.

While within metropolitan Perth, you'll find the Perth Hills and its character townships exude a country charm and views that are simply astounding. Visitors to the Perth Hills will also be impressed by the range of excellent things to do, tours and accommodation to be found.

THINGS TO DO

  • ENJOY a picnic or BBQ, canoe or swim at Lake Leschenaultia - a top swimming hole.
  • EXPERIENCE the beauty of the Perth Hill's national parks and state forests.
  • GET on the Munda Biddi Cycle Trail which winds through some spectacular scenery.
  • FOLLOW the Perth Hills wine trails and routes to sample local wines and cider.
  • EXPLORE the Mundaring Weir Precinct and No 1 Pump Station.
  • BROWSE through the region's arts centres, studios and galleries.
  • TAKE a guided spotlight tour at Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary or ride a camel.
  • WALK the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, KEP Track or Bibbulmun Track.
  • LEARN more about the colourful history of the area at the District Museum

MUNDARING

The tree-lined village of Mundaring is one of the major towns of the Perth Hills and makes a wonderful day trip or weekender for visitors to the region. In town, you can stop off at the Mundaring Visitor Centre where you can learn about the history of the region and pick up a variety of maps highlighting the large amount of activities and attractions to be found.

Just out of town you will find the vast water reserve of the Mundaring Weir and the Perth Hills Discovery Centre where you can learn about native flora and fauna. You can also picnic at any number of stunning parks in the area.

KALAMUNDA

Kalamunda town centre is also particularly appealing, with its gift stores, character eateries and quaint village feel. Art, music and history play a big part here with several heritage building sites in town. Also a must drop into the Zig Zag Cultural Centre at the Perth Hills Visitor Centre to learn more about the history, culture and attractions of the area.

A visit to the town library will reward you with views of the largest community-built stained-glass window in Australia, and if you are visiting on the first Saturday of the month, be sure to drop in on the village market. The Kalamunda Farmers Markets are held every Sunday morning showcasing fresh produce from local farmers and growers.

FOOD & WINE

Considering its Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers and cool wet winters, and with the first vineyards in the Perth Hills planted in the 1880s, it comes as no surprise that the Perth Hills now boasts a well established wine scene with each part of the hills having their own distinct wine trails for you to discover.

These include the The Mundaring Hills Wine Trail through the forests and gullies of Darlington, Glen Forrest, Mt Helena and Wooroloo to some of the oldest wineries in the region. Cellar doors are open most weekends and public holidays and you can set your tastebuds dancing with good selection of wine varieties.

Kalamunda is also a great staging point for visiting the breathtaking Bickley and Carmel Valleys renowned for their wine, produce and cider. The Bickley-Carmel Valley Wine Trail touts seven world class wineries including some fine examples of sparkling wine made in the French tradition.

NATURE & WILDLIFE

While you're in the Perth Hills, try retreating to the national parks and the cool of the forests to indulge your love of the natural environment. The Perth Hills are blessed with a series of more than 40 bike and walk trails, as well as scenic lookouts and picnic spots.

The world-famous Bibbulmun Track, one of the world's great long distance walk trails, starts in the Perth Hills and stretches nearly 1000km from Kalamunda to Albany on WA's south coast. The track is for walkers only and offers a wide range of experiences from a gentle stroll to an epic eight week adventure.

Cyclists will enjoy the Munda Biddi Cycle Trail which is a world-class, nature-based, off-road and long distance cycling experience which starts in Mundaring.

PERTH HILLS TRAILS

  • The Kep Track
  • The Bibbulmun Track
  • Railway Reserves Heritage Trail
  • Araluen Botanic Garden Walks
  • Syd's Rapids and Aboriginal Heritage Walk Trails
  • Perth Hills Eagle View Walk
  • Lesmurdie Falls Bush Walk
  • The Mount Dale Walk Trail

WHAT'S ON IN THE PERTH HILLS

Check out what events and festivals are on in the Perth Hills.
  • New Years Eve Concert at Core Cider House

    Pickering Brook | Dates: 31 – 31 Dec, 2016
    Bring a picnic and a blanket, book a table in the restaurant or order a CORE Gourmet Picnic Basket to share and enjoy an evening under the stars with us this New Year's Eve with Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys.
  • Nearer to Nature - Sparkling Summer

    Perth | Dates: 09 Jan – 12 Feb, 2017
    Families and children can enjoy a range of Nearer to Nature activities at various venues around Perth from 9 January to 12 February, 2017. The Department of Parks and Wildlife's Nearer to Nature team provides the community with unique, enjoyable activities that help participants discover marvellous natural areas in and around Perth.
  • WA Cider Festival

    Pickering Brook | Dates: 21 – 22 Jan, 2017
    Join CORE Cider House for the ultimate craft cider experience! We are aiming to quench the thirst of WA's cider lovers with REAL cider from WA craft producers using fresh WA apples and pears. Over two days and four sessions in January on the spectacular orchard surrounds.
  • Australia Day in Armadale

    Armadale | Dates: 26 – 27 Jan, 2017
    Celebrate Australia Day with a jam-packed evening of festivities and fireworks at Minnawarra Park, Armadale on Thursday 26 January, 2017 from 5 - 9pm. Before this event even begins, Minnawarra Park is dotted with young families and groups of friends donning the colours of the Australian flag and embracing the community celebration in this hassle-free carnival atmosphere.

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