The Perth Hills is home to some of the oldest established towns in WA.
You can also get swept up in the romance of yesteryear at one of Perth Hills many heritage attractions.
Railway Reserves Heritage Trail
The Railway Reserves Heritage Trail forms a unique 41km loop through Shire of Mundaring. The journey takes in the romance of the rail era, passing through John Forrest National Park, with its waterfalls, abundant ﬂora and fauna and the only historical railway tunnel in WA. Discover the history and character of the many charming Perth Hills’ villages that evolved alongside the railway line, with plenty of opportunities to stop and catch your breath at a quaint café or at one of the historic taverns dotted along the trail. The trail can be joined at numerous access points including the villages along its length. Many of the reserves are now community parks providing picnic tables, toilets and other facilities. Find out more.
Kalamunda Town Centre Heritage Walk Trails
Immerse yourself in the history of Kalamunda in the days of thriving timber, orchard and guest house industries with The Kalamunda Historical Society's Heritage Walk Trails. These leisurely, self-guided walks highlight the buildings and sites of the Kalamunda township and reveal the fascinating hidden histories of this area. Find out more.
Kalamunda Railway Heritage Cycle Trail
Distance: 6.57km | Time: full day | Difficulty: Moderate
Looking for a short, easy ride for your non riding partner or friends? Somewhere for the kids to have a ride? This 6 km long trail with a small friendly Hills village in the middle makes an ideal option. Find out more.
Mason and Bird Heritage Cycle Trail
Distance: 7km loop | Difficulty: Moderate
The Mason and Bird Heritage Trail follows the route of an 1870's tram way from Mason Mill to the Swan River. A fascinating ride that passes one of the earliest Mill sites in Perth, the oldest all-wooden bridge in Australia (still with wooden rails for the horse tramway) and the original source of Perth's drinking water. Find out more.
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.
Plan Your Trip to the Perth Hills
Find the top accommodation, attractions, tours and things to do in the Perth Hills to help plan your trip.
Armadale’s idyllic natural setting makes it the perfect place for those looking to find outdoor adventures.
Autumn in Perth
With so much to see and do, you will fall for Perth in autumn.