Nestled in the heart of the Perth Hills, 40 minutes east of Perth, is Mundaring. Transport yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city to a place where you can be totally immersed in nature.
One third of the Shire is classified as State Forest with a bountiful selection of trails to enjoy including six of the State’s Top Trails. The Railway Reserves Heritage Trail stretches 59kms through the Shire linking the charming settlements that evolved alongside the old railway line.
Bibbulmun Track passes through Mundaring on its way to Albany in the south-west and the Munda Biddi off-road cycle trail head is located in Mundaring Community Sculpture Park, making Mundaring an ideal starting point to enjoy some of the region’s stunning scenery.
A visit to Mundaring Weir and the museum at No.1 Pump Station is a must. Although the project was completed more than 100 years ago it remains one of the longest freshwater pipelines in the world and a starting point for the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail and Kep Track.
Other attractions to discover include first-class restaurants, cafes and boutique wineries, a famous pizzeria, open-air markets, art galleries, outdoor concerts and heritage-listed hotels, inns and taverns oozing with country charm. Idyllic picnic spots at Lake Leschenaultia, John Forrest and Beelu National Parks, plus many nature-based activities can complete your Hills experience.
There's also a range of accommodation on offer, whether it’s a romantic luxury hideaway or a quiet camping spot that appeals. Mundaring Visitor Centre is located in The Old School in the heart of Mundaring and the best starting point to explore the region.
Next time you are looking for somewhere to escape for the weekend, or perhaps a little longer, chances are you will find just what you are looking for right on Perth's doorstep.