Mundaring is home to the historic Mundaring Weir, plenty of National Parks and State Forest and some of Western Australia's top walk and cycle trails, including the long distance Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail.
The area is also recognised for its creative community, with art studios and galleries to explore in its local villages. Follow one of our suggested itineraries for self-drive day trips from Perth, or simply throw down a blanket at a secluded picnic spot, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Tours and Attractions
Visit our Tours and Attractions page for a long list of things to see and do in Mundaring. Can't decide which event or attraction to see first? Then Contact Us for hints on what not to miss, and help planning your itinerary.
Art in the Heart of the Perth Hills
The natural landscape of Mundaring and surrounds is the perfect environment for art and culture to flourish, and some of our top attractions are art galleries, studios and creative spaces. Come along to buy locally-crafted art that takes your fancy at a gallery, watch the artists at work during the Mundaring Hills Open Studios events, or perhaps even find a workshop to explore your own creative side.
Check out our list of art galleries, studios and creative workshops, or Contact Us for further info about arts and culture in the Perth Hills.
If you feel like some shopping therapy, there are many beautiful local craft and gift shops to discover throughout the Perth Hills. Buy locally produced goods and support Mundaring artisans, farmers and creators using unique Western Australian resources. Take a cruise through the winding lanes of the Perth Hills and stop at a roadside stall to buy jarrah honey or a bag of organic mandarins from a cheerful local. Find locally-made candles, organic cosmetics, hand-thrown pottery or glossy wooden bowls at a little shop that's packed with special things made by clever folk.
Check out our list of gift shops, discover a serene art gallery, or maybe find a weekend market or regional show on our list of Mundaring events. You can also Contact Us for more detailed information.
Walk and Cycle through the Perth Hills
With so many walk and cycle tracks and trails to choose from, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Mundaring.
Winter and Spring are great seasons to explore some of the trails, with bubbling winter creeks, impressive waterfalls and stunning wildflowers at every turn. Trails like the Weir View Walk, which takes you over the Mundaring Weir, and the Lake Leschenaultia Trails where you can see an abundance of birdlife and enjoy a picnic, are amazing all year round.
Check out our Walk and Cycle page to find some of the trails that offer spectacular Perth Hills' scenery and trails through the native bushland, or Contact Us to chat to someone about the great treks and trails in the Mundaring region.
Picnics and Barbecues in the Mundaring Region
Want to know the best picnic spots in the Perth Hills? Whether you're looking for an all-natural spot like the Grevillea picnic grounds, set among native trees within the Beelu National Park, or a full-service barbeque area and playground like the Mundaring Weir Gardens, or a recently upgraded first-class kids playground like the Mundaring Community Sculpture Park, we've got something for everyone.
Check out our Picnics and Barbeques page to see some of the best places to chill out with your family, or Contact Us for more detailed info about the best spots for picnics in the Mundaring region.
History and Heritage
If you are interested in Perth Hills' history and heritage, visit some local attractions to learn more about the fascinating history of the region. The Mundaring and Hills District Museum details the farming, logging and railway history of the area, and Number 1 Pump Station (formerly CY O'Connor Museum) chronicles the fascinating history of the Mundaring Weir and the Golden Pipeline, which is the longest freshwater pipeline in the world.
Visit the History and Heritage page for more information, or Contact Us to chat to someone about historical things to see and do in the Perth Hills.
Mundaring Visitor Centre has put together a self-drive itinerary to get the most out of your visit to Perth Hills. The region is ideal for self-drive trips from Perth as it is just 40 minutes from the city, but offers a completely different lifestyle for the everyday urban dweller. Contact Us for further suggestions about how to make the most of your trip to the Perth Hills.