Perth's regions are home to some of the oldest established towns in WA.
Pinjarra, one of WA's oldest established towns, offers rich grazing lands and thick forests of Jarrah trees the town quickly became known as a centre for dairy, cattle farming and timber and the Pinjarra Heritage Trail is a fascinating way to explore the region. Jarrahdale was originally established as a milling town with a number of hisotrical buildings and galleries. You can also get swept up in the romance of yesteryear at one of Armadale's many heritage attractions.
Pinjarra Heritage Trail
Distance: 1.2km | Time: 1 hour | Difficulty: Easy
The Heritage Trail is a pleasant walk through Pinjarra, starting from Tourist Centre past the Court House (1935) and the Post Office (1895) and down beside the Murray river. Highlights include St John's Church (consecrated in 1863), the Old Schoolhouse (1896), the privately owned Liveringa (1885) and Edenvale (1888).
Jarrahdale Heritage Town Walk
Distance: 4.5km | Difficulty: Easy
Situated in the Jarrah forests of the Darling Scarp, there is much to see and do in Jarrahdale. It is the perfect place to visit for a day or a week. This award winning guided walk start at the Old Post Office Museum, 631 Jarrahdale Road, unless stated otherwise. All walks guided by experienced and knowledgable volunteers from the Jarrahdale Heritage Society, Inc. Maps for walks can be picked up from the Old Post Office Museum.
Jarrahdale Railway Heritage Trail
Distance: 7km | Difficulty: Moderate
This trail follows the old railway line built in 1872 to cart the timber from the mills of Jarrahdale to the port of Rockingham from where it was shipped overseas or up to Perth. Starting in Jarrahdale at Nettleton Road is a leisurely two hour walk through Jarrah and Wandoo woodlands and undulating farmland. Wildflowers abound in season and the views are magnificent. Walkers are reminded to organise transport at the Pruden Road end (on the south west highway near the Alcoa Line Bridge) to return to their cars. The walk can be extended a further kilometre down the highway to the Whitby Falls Coach House.
Armadale Heritage Walk
This easy walk trail takes you past heritage buildings and old structures, such as Totterdell Cottage built in 1931. This walk is an interactive walk and great for children to learn more about the plants in Araluen. This walk is 600 metres long and is not suitable for wheelchairs.
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