Step away from the pressures of urban life and enjoy time with your family amongst the tall timber and verdant spaces of Mundaring and surrounds.
Just 40 minutes from Perth CBD, Mundaring is a place where you can immerse yourself in nature. No need to trek down south to find the deep spaces of forest and farmland. Simply take a dreamy drive through green pasture and paddock, or walk some of the amazing scenic and historic trails, or throw down a picnic blanket and while away a sunny afternoon in one of the national parks.
You'll feel yourself breathe out as you come up the hill to discover why we believe Mundaring is the Heart of the Perth Hills – it's the spot you'll feel your pulse slow down, where you can delight in the outdoors with all the conveniences of modern life (and some of Perth's best cafes and wineries) just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
Come to Mundaring for the weekend and go exploring. Browse an art gallery, take a tasting at a boutique winery, unearth the best value parmie-and-pint under the eucalypts at a country tavern, and fall into your bed for the night at an adorably renovated stone cottage B&B. Mundaring has a rich range of accommodation, art and culture, cute gift shops, and cafes and restaurants, just waiting for you to mosey on in.
The Heart of the Perth Hills offers a diverse range of exciting events including the Mundaring Sunday Markets held on the second Sunday of each month. Mundaring Shire is also home to beautiful Lake Leschenaultia, the Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary, and Perth Hills Discovery Centre. For families, these places provide the kind of education your kids can only get by a hands-on adventure – they'll still be talking about it next year.
Mundaring is also a place to encounter some of Western Australia's fascinating history, including the startlingly beautiful Mundaring Weir and CY O'Connor's famous pipeline. Delight in the art and culture in the villages of Perth Hills, linked by the old railway line like bright beads on a thread. The steam engines and sleepers are long gone now, with trail walkers and cyclists enjoying what is now known as the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail. There's something about the air up here that means you'll often find yourself stopping for a chat with friendly walkers and continue on your way smiling.
For solo-adventurers or couples leaving the stress of metropolitan life behind for a weekend or a week, whittle away hours in one of our secluded and famous picnic spots, or take a very long walk with space and time to ponder life without the noise of the inner-city.
The only catch with a visit to the Heart of the Perth Hills in Mundaring is that, like many of us, you may think you're coming for an afternoon, and end up wanting to stay.