The Peel Region is home to some of the oldest established towns in WA.
The whole Peel Region is steeped in interesting history, both Indigenous and European, and most of the small towns you visit have stories you'll want explore.
Pinjarra Heritage Trail
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 1.2 km Pinjarra Heritage Trail is a fascinating way to explore the region. 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
Situated in the Jarrah forests of the Darling Scarp, there is much to see and do in Jarrahdale - originally established as a milling town with a number of historial buildings and galleries. 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
This 7km 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.
Mundijong Main Street Historical Walk
Originally named Manjedal, the town of Mundijong was formed around a railway junction of the Rockingham-Jarrahdale and the Perth-Bunbury line in 1893. A timber depot and a large planing mill was constructed, together with a post office and railway station. Buildings on this heritage trail include The Old Mundijong Hotel (often called The Serpentine Hotel) the Road Board Building, the Mundijong School, Methodist Church, Mundijong Post Office, the new Mundijong Hotel, Wholaglans original timber bakehouse, and the Railway Station and stockyards.
Tullis Bridge and Tullis Bridge Walk Trail
Tullis Bridge is located approximately 9 kms out of Boddington and can be accessed via Morts Road off Farmers Avenue. The bridge was built in 1912 in the trestle style and was used to link the railway line from Pinjarra to Narrogin for use by the timber industry up until 1968. At Tullis Bridge you can enjoy a picnic at the picnic tables or sit under the canopy of trees that stretch alongside the Hotham River. Toilets are available at this site. The drive out to Tullis Bridge along Morts Road offers some magnificent vistas, taking you past the back of the BHP Boddington Bauxite Mine, Marradong Reserve, olive groves and orchards.
The Brook Trail
The three kilometre Brook Trail takes you through a semi-natural wildlife reserve for passive recreation, biodiversity conservation and for its Aboriginal heritage values. Dogs are welcome on a leash and rubbish should be placed in bins or taken home. Access to trail is from Cardup Siding Road.
Plan your trip to Mandurah and Peel
Find the top accommodation, attractions, tours and things to do in Mandurah and Peel to help plan your trip.
Autumn in Perth
With so much to see and do, you will fall for Perth in autumn.