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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
1300 361 35 (Toll free in Australia)
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.
  • 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 Trail to sample some local wines.
  • 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. 

The Mundaring Hills Wine Trail will lead you 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 and local produce. 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.
  • 2016 Perth's Autumn Festival

    Perth's Eastern Region | Dates: 01 Mar – 31 May, 2016
    Perth's Autumn Festival is a celebration of community, cycling, art and tourism in Perth's Eastern Region (the Region) from 1 March - 31 May. It is a highlight of the autumn calendar providing residents and visitors with a range of free and low cost activities.
  • Stepping Stones

    Mundaring | Dates: 22 Apr – 22 May, 2016
    Local artist Antony Muia presents Stepping Stones, an exhibition that will stimulate all the senses at Mundaring Arts Centre from 22 April - 22 May. Established as an artist who explores the body and the human condition through expressive drawing, Antony expands this repertoire to include installation and audio work to engage the viewer in an interactive experience that offers "relief from the menial or mundane".
  • Over the Hill on the Bibbulmun Track

    Kalamunda | Dates: 04 – 04 May, 2016
    Over the Hill is an introductory level return walk on the Bibbulmun Track for the over-60s taking place on Wednesday 4 May from 10.30am. Walk to a Bibbulmun Track campsite (near Kalamunda) with an experienced guide - a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends. BYO lunch.
  • Walk with Dad Weekend

    Mundaring | Dates: 14 – 15 May, 2016
    Kids grow up so quickly and before you know it, they have flown the nest! Savour this time by creating as many wonderful memories together as possible. Our Walking with Dad and Walking with Mum weekends have been thoughtfully considered so they are enjoyed by parents and kids (8-13yrs) alike.

EXPLORE FURTHER

Perth Hills accommodation

Perth Hills accommodation

The Perth Hills region boasts a range of accommodation options from gracious country Bed and Breakfasts and spa retreats to private luxury hideaways within the forrests.
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Perth Hills attractions

Perth Hills attractions

From world renowned walking tracks and cycling trails to art galleries and wineries and riding schools, the Perth Hills offers so much to keep you occupied for days on end.
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Perth Hills tours

Perth Hills tours

Tours through the Perth Hills include visits to many local wineries, art and craft galleries, historical villages, Mundaring Weir and as well as an Indigenous cultural experience.
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Perth Hills self drive

Perth Hills self-drive

Journey up the Darling scarpe to the Perth Hills for a day of stunning natural scenery, grourmet food and wine, local markets, art galleries, historical villages and national parks.
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