Bilgoman Aquatic Centre is located on the corner of Lionel Road and Great Eastern Highway, Darlington. The Centre opens for the spring/summer period from late October to April the following year.
near Chidlow, Karakamia Sanctuary is part of the Australian Wildlife
Conservancy. Visitors can experience the magic of Karakamia by
participating in a two-hour guided walk, starting at dusk.
Leschenaultia is an impressive recreational lake nestled in the scenic bushland
of Perth Hills. Offering an abundance of water and land based activities, Lake
Leschenaultia is the perfect place for a family day trip or camping
Mundaring Disc Golf Park is the first professionally designed 18 hole Disc Golf
course in Australia, and it has beginner and advanced tees. Disc Golf, also known as Frisbee Golf, is one of the fastest growing sports in the
On the second Sunday of every month* the centre of Mundaring comes alive with the Mundaring Rotary Sunday markets, where you will find a variety of indoor
and outdoor stalls to explore.
amazing feat that is the Mundaring Weir is a popular visitor destination and
picnic area. Enjoy
great views from the north side of the dam wall, walk across the wall, or picnic
on the south side.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction’s Nearer to Nature activity program provides fun,
interactive, nature-based activities for adults and children.
within Beelu National Park, the Perth Hills Discovery Centre is operated by the
Department of Parks and Wildlife. Nearer to Nature activities are operated from
the centre, providing interactive, hands-on learning for all ages.
in the heritage-listed former home of celebrated WA author Katharine Susannah
Prichard, this is the oldest writers' centre of its kind in Australia. The
Centre facilitates readings and workshops, all designed to help and encourage
writers at all levels of the craft.
Mundaring Arts Centre is the premier destination for high quality art and crafts in the eastern metropolitan region. Two gallery spaces present new exhibitions bi-monthly and are complemented by a shop featuring wares from exceptional local artists and craftspeople.
The Mundaring Visitor Centre offers a
good selection of locally made or local-themed products, gifts,
cards and souvenirs, as well as Munda Biddi Trail, Bibbulmun Track, regional
touring maps and publications by local authors.
Australia's world class long-distance walk trail the Bibbulmun Track stretches
almost 1000km. Passing through the Mundaring Weir precinct, the Track continues
on to Albany through some of the most beautiful and varied natural areas of
Australia's South West.
View Walk Trail is a 15km loop trail located within John Forrest National Park,
the oldest national park in Western Australia. The trail is a bushwalker's
delight, covering a variety of relatively pristine habitats.
Follow My Ride is a website dedicated to
cycling the rail trails of the South West of WA. It covers many rail trails in
the Mundaring area, including the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, the KEP Track
and the Munda Biddi Trail.
45km from Perth, the Forsyths Mill Mountain Bike Track is a single track
mountain bike trail. It is maintained by Department of Parks and Wildlife,
providing a great place for both professionals and beginners.
National Trust invites you to explore the great outdoors on Perths doorstep,
and learn about CY O'Connor's pipeline at the same time. Ride, cycle or walk
the 75km Kep Track, or sections of it, from Mundaring Weir to Northam.
or cycle 3km around the Lake perimeter to view a range of native trees like
marri and wandoo, together with an abundance of bird life including ducks,
geese, herons and swamp hens.
Starting from Sculpture Park in Mundaring, the Munda Biddi Trail stretches over 1000 kilometres to Albany on the south coast of Western Australia. There are purpose-built campsites along the Trail to accommodate cyclists.
one hour from Perth, Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary is open for bushwalking from
April to October. Paruna
is one of a number of sanctuaries managed by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC)
for the protection of native wildlife and their habitats.
This popular walking, cycling and horse riding trail begins its journey at Bellevue, forming a unique 41 km loop at Mount Helena, before extending to Wooroloo Reserve.
The Goat Farm is the only purpose built mountain bike park in Western Australia. It has several downhill tracks and is a great place to improve your mountain bike skills
Weir View Walk is a 1.2km loop trail that starts and ends at the Perth Hills
Discovery Centre. Walkers will journey to a viewing platform overlooking the
Mundaring Weir. This is a pleasant and scenic 20-30 minute
National Park is located in a beautiful forest location and offers many popular recreation sites and acticities.
Located off Mundaring Weir Road Fred Jacoby Park is surrounded by state forest and consists of landscaped gardens and many trees planted from around the world.
National Park is a 56ha park on the slope of Greenmount Hill, overlooking Perth
and the coastal plain.
is a small scenic picnic spot set among native trees within Beelu National Park.
John Forrest National Park was established as an A Class Reserve in 1898 and the park is home to two waterfalls that flow in winter and spring – Hovea and National Park Falls.
on 168 hectares of nature reserve, Lake Leschenaultia is the perfect spot for a
family day out in the Perth Hills. The
Lake offers canoeing, swimming, walk and cycle trails, as well as picnic, BBQ
and camping facilities.
in the heart of Mundaring, the Park underwent a major redevelopment in 2016.
formal gardens and lawns are adjacent to the dam wall on the north side of
North Ledge picnic spot overlooks Helena Valley and the famous Mundaring Weir. There are picnic tables set amongst lovely Wandoo trees. There are also many flowers around the granite rocks in spring.
small roadside picnic spot is set among mixed jarrah and marri trees in Beelu
The Golden View Lookout is a small quiet picnic area located south of the Mundaring Weir, providing amazing panoramic views over Lake CY O’Connor, the Mundaring Weir and the Helena River Valley.
Mundaring and Hills Historical Society (MHHS) has operated the Mundaring
District Museum since 1997. It is co-located with the Mundaring Visitor Centre
in the old Mundaring School building.
Mundaring is right on city’s doorstep, an easy
40 minute drive from the centre of Perth. From Roe Highway follow the Great Eastern Highway east, bypassing
Midland, and as you begin the climb up Greenmount Hill you feel the change in
a touch of rustic charm in a unique bush setting. Situated on approximately 20
acres, guests can wander through natural bushland or just relax on the verandah
and enjoy the peace and tranquility. The
chalets offer a choice of one or two bedrooms.
Cottage is a self-contained two bedroom cottage perfectly situated for bush
walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. The
cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, sitting and dining area with TV, DVD
player, and reverse cycle air-conditioning.
on beautiful acreage in Hovea with shady trees and spacious lawns, Sunseekers is
Western Australia's premier nudist club. The grounds are open to members 365
days a year to enjoy the clubhouse, swimming pool and children's area.
35 minutes from the centre of Perth, Inn Mahogany Creek is a 180-year-old
heritage-listed property which has been lovingly restored. It offers an eclectic
mix of old world charm and modern luxury.
45 minutes from Perth, the historic Mundaring Weir Hotel is situated in the
heart of Beelu National Park. The terraced accommodation provides spectacular
views of the surrounding forest and is a wonderful base for walkers and
cyclists to explore the area.
Nestled in 7 acres of beautiful bushland between Mundaring and Sawyers Valley, amid lush bushland setting where guests can experience the best of peace and tranquillity.
45 minutes drive from Perth, Camp Leschenaultia is situated in Chidlow on nine
acres of natural bushland and just a five-minute walk from Lake Leschenaultia,
where you can swim, hire a canoe or SUP (seasonal).
in the forest around Mundaring Weir, the Department of Education Hostel provides
ideal group accommodation. Each room contains double bunks (sleeps four), with
linen provided. Facilities include communal kitchen, ablutions etc.
on 168ha of bush land, Lake Leschenaultia is the perfect spot for a Perth Hills
family camping experience offering excellent campground facilities year round.
facilities include swimming, walk and cycle tracks.
Perth Hills Discovery Centre camp site is located within Beelu National
Park. There are 12 shady tent sites available, along with fire
rings, outdoor picnic tables and chairs. An
undercover kitchen includes a fridge, power points and electric BBQs.
Located in the quaint,
leafy village of Darlington, overlooking the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, Little Nook Cafe offers elevated bush views from indoor and alfresco
seats and is just a short walk away from the village centre.
in the heart of Mundaring, A Patch of Country is a great cafe to take a break.
Inside Mundaring House it is warm and welcoming, while the veranda provides the
perfect spot to sit and soak up the sun.
Breadwinner Bakehouse is an artisan bakery located at Shop 12 , Mundaring
Village Shopping Centre, which carries a natural bread range with no
preservatives or additives.
Glen Forrest Gourmet
Cafe is situated on picturesque Railway Parade opposite John Morgan Park. The
team at the gourmet cafe pride themselves on providing great coffee and a wide
range of home-style sweet and savoury delights all baked on their
the heart of the village centre, Mount Helena Deli and Takeaway is a traditional
deli which offers a range of takeaway foods such a breakfast wraps, pizzas and
The Artisan Mundaring Bakery Cafe is a stylish cafe in the heart of town with a chic vibe and friendly atmosphere. The bakery produces a range of hand-made artisan bread, gourmet pastry & delicious specialty cakes baked fresh daily on site.
Lake Leschenaultia in Chidlow, Reflections Cafe offers a great variety of light
meals and refreshments. There
is barista-made coffee, fresh pastries and an excellent cafe menu
historic surrounds where bushrangers once prowled, now home to fine food and
casual and elegant bars.
John Forrest Tavern, located in the heart of John Forrest National Park, one of Australia's oldest conservation areas and Western Australia's first national park is a great place to stop for lunch.
Alongside the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, the historic Mount Helena Tavern &
Restaurant is an iconic building in the town centre. With
the old character retained, it offers patrons a quaint and charming atmosphere.
a five minute stroll from Mundaring Weir, the historic Mundaring Weir Hotel is
located in the middle of the State Forest. There
are extensive gardens, with patrons able to find dozens of different nooks to
enjoy a treat from the coffee shop, bar and restaurant.
Steeped in over a century of history, the Chidlow Tavern is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner or a relaxing drink and game of pool. Embrace the summer months in the huge Beer Garden, or enjoy the atmosphere and warmth in the winter thanks to three log fires.
the heart of the Perth hills, the double-storey federation-style Parkerville
Tavern is a great family restaurant. The Tavern overlooks a wooded valley and is
close to the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail.
on one of the highest points in Parkerville, Malmalling Vineyard is a boutique
winery and cafe adjacent to John Forrest National Park. Malmalling
Vineyard creates distinctive premium wines, with each vintage hand-picked and
on the Eastern Hills Senior High School grounds, this facility is part of the
Mount Helena Recreation Centre. Proudly supported by the Shire of Mundaring, it
is designed for both school and community use.
*** Closed until further notice ***
Morgan John Morgan Reserve is located on the corner of Hardey Road and Railway Parade in Glen Forrest.
Ride a quiet, well-mannered horse through beautiful hills scenery up to Fettler's Crossing. Enjoy a drink on the veranda whilst the sun goes down and stay the night in a comfortable self-contained cottage on 18 acres adjoining the Kep Track.
Starting at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre, enjoy a 4.7km walk through picturesque jarrah forest where native wildflowers abound in spring. The trail Includes a lookout with a magnificent view over Mundaring Weir. A section of this trail coincides with the Bibbulmun Track.
A fun place to stay for the whole family or a romantic getaway for couples! Enjoy your own private fully self-contained 3 bedroom cottage with BBQ deck situated on this lovely rural 12 acre farm in Hovea (just next to Mundaring).
The newly refurbished Mundaring Hotel affectionately dubbed "The Heart of the Hills" is located in the centre of Mundaring. It is a family-friendly hub for locals and visitors alike, where traditional pub service meets modern day taste-buds, with a great restaurant, bar and beer garden.
Mundaring Shoes is a boutique shoe shop located in the heart of Mundaring Village Shopping Centre, selling a range of quality men's, women's and children's footwear and stylish accessories.
Forge Farm Riding School is a family operated riding school, offering lessons and trail riding on safe, happy ponies through the beautiful, natural scenery of the Perth Hills.
Kick back in the clear oxygenated hills air with the cockatoos after a day of swimming, tennis, bush walking, riding, or exploring the historic hills east of Perth. Fire pit in winter, pool in summer, outdoor living, tennis, walks and clear air all year round.
Cafe Mojo is a funky café in the heart of Mundaring with a beautiful garden where you can enjoy a peaceful sip of quality coffee, catch up with family and friends, or hold a business meeting to wow your clients - all whilst you enjoy the fastest FREE WiFi in Mundaring, with NO LIMITS.
Mundaring Wellness Centre delivers caring and professional allied health services, with qualified health practitioners, providing a range of expertise to assist and guide you in achieving physical and emotional health.
Situated on beautiful acreage in Hovea with shady trees and spacious lawns, Sunseekers is Western Australia's premier nudist club. The grounds are open to members 365 days a year to enjoy the clubhouse, swimming pool and children's area.
Nestled on over 50 acres in the Perth Hills, Amaroo Retreat & Spa is only 45 minutes from Perth and 30 minutes from the Swan Valley wineries. Featuring 8 villas each with its own rain water fed outdoor spa.
Mundaring Bed & Breakfast is a large open plan family home, situated on a half acre bush block in the charming town of Mundaring, within walking distance to the town centre.
At Short Street Kitchen, health and well-being is celebrated through living naturally and simply. Offering hands-on workshops that are not only informative but an amazing experience and a day out to remember.
Nathanaels Rest provides a quiet space for retreat in the natural beauty of the Perth Hills. Whether for personal reflection, or simply taking time-out from the busyness of life. The retreat offers a place of peace and serenity for both small group gatherings and individual retreat experiences.
Located on seven acres of semi-rural land, Nathanaels Rest is perfect for people wanting to experience the peace and tranquillity of the Perth Hills. The facility can cater for singles or groups of up to 12, with four twin rooms and four single rooms in the retreat building, plus a self-contained apartment for 4 guests. Total 16 people.
The Ming Restaurant has been serving fresh, authentic Cantonese cuisine since 1996. Family operated, the restaurant prides itself in bringing you quality dishes, with each ingredient and sauce professionally prepared daily.
Do you like the idea of cycling in the Perth Hills but prefer going down hill rather than up? Well, now you can enjoy the experience of riding the trails of Perth Hills without putting in the 'hard yards' by hiring an electric bike!
Totem Glamping provide premium pop up accommodation wherever you desire, for romantic retreats, birthday parties, slumber parties, girls and family get togethers or picnics. Their mission is to create a beautiful space for guests to get back to nature and reconnect with each other.
This self-guided walk, starting and ending in Sculpture Park, takes you around the town site of Mundaring and highlights some of the historic buildings of the area.
This short walk guides you through the central part of Darlington Village taking in a number of early buildings and sites of what originally started as a vineyard in the 1880's by Alfred Waylen.
Take a heritage walk around historic Parkerville. Gazetted in 1895, Parkerville came about because of the Eastern Railway. It had a pub, quarries, stores, a hall and school.
Marloo Theatre is home to the Darlington Theatre Players Inc., founded in 1956. the company produces around five shows each year, as well as hosting the Hills Festival of Theatre each year in September.
Learn about the history of the villages that developed along the former Eastern Railway with these short heritage walks compiled by local history groups. There are currently three walks in the series, featuring the villages of Darlington, Mundaring and Parkerville. Visit the Walk & Cycle page to find out more.
The 3.5km Portagabra Track starts in Fred Jacoby Park within the Beelu National Park. The walk features beautiful wildflowers (seasonal) and is suitable for all skill levels.
Immerse yourself in pure indulgence at Amaroo Retreat & Spa. Treat your skin, after all it is the largest organ in your body and your first line of defence against the elements. Keep hard-working muscles relaxed after a day of exercise.
The Perth Hills Artisan Markets is the place to find gorgeous local work
from the crafters to the makers. Indulge in delicious food, enjoy local musicians and buskers and have a fabulous day in the Perth Hills.
Kinesiology is a holistic therapy working on mind, body and spirit. This complementary therapy works with the body's energy system to detect where stress lies in the body through the use of muscle monitoring.
Discover a wide range of beautifully designed and hand-crafted pieces, many of which are locally made and exclusive to the Mundaring Arts Centre. The gallery provides a relaxed atmosphere for visitors. Pop in and find that perfect gift today.
Located in the heart of Mundaring, A Patch of Country Gift Shop offers a wonderful variety of quality giftware. The gift shop is located adjacent to the café which offers a selection of light lunches and delicious snacks.
Aunty Cath's Cafe offers traditional brekkies, lunch, barista made coffees, store made cakes and slices, milkshakes, smoothies, gourmet pies, curries and more. Dine in or take away.
Kinesiology is a holistic therapy working on mind, body and spirit. This complementary therapy works with the body's energy system to detect where stress lies in the body through the use of muscle monitoring.
A new 12km mountain bike trail network is open at Lake Leschenaultia, including 9 trails spanning 540m to 1.9km and ranging in difficulty from basic to intermediate. The trails have been carefully designed to consider dieback mitigation, avoid native fauna habitats and to leave a minimal trail tread footprint.
On 17 August 1914, just 12 days after war was declared, the first volunteers arrived at the newly formed Blackboy Hill training camp located in Greenmount. This was the birthplace of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in WA and over 32,000 men passed through the camp before heading off to war.
Swan View Tunnel, located in John Forrest National Park, was built in 1895 and is the earliest railway tunnel in West Australian's history. Charles Yelverton O'Connor designed the 340m Swan View Tunnel to overcome a granite barrier formed by a fold in the Darling Range.
In the 1890s prospectors made a dash for gold in Coolgardie,. However, in the dusty, dry and searing heat another precious commodity proved even more elusive – water!
Lion Mill Vineyards was established in 1999 when the first Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted. Lion Mill Vineyards cellar door overlooks the vineyard and the valley beyond and offers visitors a delightful experience; one that is intimate, informative and relaxed.
Lake Nenia is a stunning and tranquil boutique venue, nestled in the forests of Perth Hills Mundaring. The grounds spanning 8 acres include a stunning lake, ponds, four lawn areas, tea-tree forest, orchard and native jarrah bushland.
The Lazy Corner is the newest cafe in Mundaring that offers a range of gluten free and vegan options as well as an all-day breakfast menu. The venue is fresh and bright and boasts baristas and a full time chef.
Christmas Tree Creek Walk in John Forrest National Park provides the opportunity to explore a section of Eagle View Walk Trail, before cutting through the middle of the park to create a shorter walk option.
Two Bridges offers boutique, self-contained accommodation exclusively for a couple or small family. Located in the beautiful village of Darlington, this elegant spacious suite exudes country charm in a bush setting.
Kangaroo Valley Homestead is a luxuriously appointed Australian bush oasis nestled on five acres of native bush and gardens in the Heart of the Perth Hills.