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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 to sample local wines, cider and produce.
  • 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.
  • PICK your own fruit (during harvest) or go on an apple orchard tour.
  • 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 and surround region is particularly appealing with character eateries, a quaint village feel, arts and galleries and walking trails. Kalamunda offers a large and diverse range of local artists and galleries including Kalamunda Open Studios, Hayward Studio and Kalamunda Modern, as well as several heritage building sites in town. A visit to the town library will reward you with views of the largest community-built stained-glass window in Australia.

Visit Zig Zag Cultural Centre at the Perth Hills Visitor Centre to learn more about the history, culture and attractions of the area and see what's on at the Zig Zag Gallery which shows a number of exhibitions throughout the year, including painting, photography sculpture and textiles.

Immerse yourself natural beauty of the region by following a number or short trails or embarking on a long distance track through native bush. There many trails of different lengths and levels of difficulty from the iconic Bibbulmun Track to the Whistlepipe Gully and Rocky Pool.

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.

From Kalamunda follow the Bickley Valley Wine Trail that will take you to boutique wineries, cellar doors and cideries dotted throughout the region (you can even pick your own fruit in during harvest and go on an apple orchard tour); stop in at a local eatery from ice cream parlours to local taverns. If you are visiting on the first Saturday of the month, be sure to drop in on the village market or every Sunday morning fresh local produce is showcased at the Kalamunda Farmers Markets.

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

WHAT'S ON IN THE PERTH HILLS

Check out what events and festivals are on in the Perth Hills.
  • Habits of Horses: serious horsing around exhibition

    Mundaring | Dates: 12 Aug – 10 Sep, 2017
    Mundaring Arts Centre presents Habits of Horses, a community arts project celebrating the historical and cultural significance of the relationship between humans and horses. The project brings curated exhibitions with works by international and nationally recognised artists together with community artists. These run alongside an impressive line-up of workshops, events and a community Open Day.
  • Bibbulmun Track L-plates Pub Plod

    Mundaring | Dates: 27 – 27 Aug, 2017
    Are you a first timer or do you just occasionally dabble in bushwalking? This is a great way to learn about what the Bibbulmun Track has to offer you. The walk (approx. 12km with some hills) takes you through mixed jarrah forest with views over the Mundaring Weir to a Bibbulmun Track campsite.
  • Bibbulmun Track Over the Hill - Beginners

    Mundaring | Dates: 30 – 30 Aug, 2017
    Enjoy an introductory level return walk for beginners along the Bibbulmun Track on Wednesday 30 August. An introductory level 10km return walk for the over-60s to a Bibbulmun Track campsite (near Mundaring) with an experienced guide. BYO lunch.
  • Armadale Highland Gathering & Perth Kilt Run

    Armadale | Dates: 10 – 10 Sep, 2017
    Its kilts and bagpipes a far as the eye can see, at Western Australia's largest celebration of Scottish culture at Minnawarra Park, Armadale on Sunday 10 September. Whether you are Scottish or not, you need to grab your friends and family and immerse yourself in Scottish culture at the Highland Gathering.

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