361 Paulls Valley Rd, Paulls Valley WA 6076, Australia
‘Test drive’ the ultimate 4WD - camel rides and treks through the Hills forest await you at the Calamunnda Camel Farm.
Discover the rich variety of flora and fauna of the Hills bush in a very unique way! Enjoy either a short camel ride or an extended camel trek and experience a whole new perspective of the environment of the ‘Darling Scarp’.
In season, magnificent displays of wildflowers appear, as well as native banksias, eucalypts, casuarinas, grass trees and ancient cycads. The forest echoes to the calls and sights of native birds and it is possible to encounter Emu, Kangaroos and Wallabies as the camels carry you quietly through the forest.
Come along every Sunday morning to experience the atmosphere of this award-winning market. Browse stalls bursting with fresh fruit, veggies and produce, direct from Perth Hills growers and producers. Talk to growers and producers about their special family recipes, taste the samples on offer and meet others with a passion for fresh and local produce that's packed with flavour and nutrition.
Situated next to the City's 'grand old dame’ the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall, this superb proscenium arch theatre has raked seating for 257 and offers a diverse range of shows year round.
Experience the smell of the greasepaint and the sense of anticipation as the curtain rises! All tastes are catered for be it music, plays, comedy or good old variety, courtesy of the monthly Morning Music programme.
Highlights have included: The Book Club (Amanda Muggleton), Lior, the Grigoryan Brothers, Comedy Gold (The Best of the Adelaide Fringe)
Lesmurdie Falls offers the visitor stunning views over the Swan Coastal Plain from lookout platforms which are a short walk from the picnic and parking areas on Falls Road.
The area is especially popular in Springtime when the falls are flowing and a dazzling array of wildflowers are on display. If you are feeling energetic, stretch your legs on several walk trails of varying degrees of difficulty and length (30mins–2 hrs).
Discover how water was transported in the early 1900s all the way from Mundaring Weir to the booming Gold Rush town of Kalgoorlie. The Precinct tells the history of the weir and the pipleline through a series of story-telling signs and sculptures by renowned artists. It has become a popular picnic destination with tables, ramps, toilets, a playground and barbecues.Gates to the Precinct and lookout close at 5.00pm in Winter and 6.00pm in Summer.
337 Walnut Rd, Pickering Brook WA 6076, Australia
Western Australia's oldest observatory, located in Bickley. The Observatory has served WA since 1896 and remains actively involved in the service of public education. The natural bush setting of the Bickley Valley provides the perfect backdrop for a visit to this historic site.
Star viewing tours are available on select evenings. Bookings are essential. Day tours are available for school excursions only. Please visit the Observatory’s website for further information.
Watch out for special event nights such as Valentine’s Day, Halloween and astronomical events.
Come and marvel at the majestic Kalamunda Library stained glass window – the largest community-built stained glass window in Australia.
The window measures 47 m² and is made up of 84 individual panels. It depicts the landscapes and wildlife of the Perth Hills.
The window can be enjoyed from both the inside and outside of the Library building. Inside, the entire window is best taken in from the mezzanine floor, and at night internal lighting creates spectacular viewing from the outside.
Zanthorrea Nursery is a family owned Garden Centre established in 1975 that specialises in growing Australian Native plants. The garden centre includes a display garden that is free to access and showcases the beauty of Australian plants, some locally made artworks, a playground for the kids and a gift shop with quality Australian giftware.
All visitors welcome!
Everyday 9am - 5.30pm - CLOSED Christmas Day
Kalamunda History Village is the largest folk museum in Western Australia, depicting the early years of life in the Perth Hills and the industries that developed in the area.
Stand in the old Upper Darling Range Railway Station built in the 1890s and imagine the trains transporting timber on the Zig Zag line from Canning Mills to the main line at Midland Junction. Then turn back the clock as you enter the School House, queue in the Post Office, grade fruit in the Orchard Shed and even visit the Dunny!
Entry Fees apply. Tickets can be purchased from the Perth Hills Visitor Centre (next door).
NOTICE: 9 January 2021: The Kalamunda History Village is closed until further notice due to a fallen tree, which has impacted the post office building. Works will be undertaken in the upcoming week to assess the damage and the City of Kalamunda will provide a further update.
NOTE: Due to educational programmes being held, the History Village will be closed to public entry until 1.00pm on certain weekdays during school terms. Please contact the History Village or Visitor Centre to check before visiting.
Splash around at Kalamunda Water Park. Open from November to March, the Kalamunda Water Park boasts fun for all ages with an Olympic size lane pool, two tube rides slides, children's pools and a toddlers’ play area. The park also features a kiosk and BBQs for hire
Kalamunda is the perfect place to escape to whether you are looking for tranquillity and peace or luxurious pampering. A number of day spas and retreats offer a wide range of treatments and packages whatever your preference.
Only a short drive from the bustle of your busy city life, yet the feeling is one of being a world away. Find your personal favourite - some include:
Immerse yourself in the attractions and natural beauty of the Perth Hills…
Walkers seeking an outdoor nature challenge will find short trails and long distance tracks in the native bush surroundings of the Perth Hills, including the iconic Bibbulmun Track. There are many trails of different lengths and levels of difficulty, many with evocative names such as Whistlepipe Gully and Rocky Pool, just perfect for enticing you outdoors!
Housed in the architect-designed Zig Zag Cultural Centre, the light-filled and airy Zig Zag Gallery is the perfect showcase for local and regional cultural activities through its ever-changing exhibition programme.
Artworks from emerging and professional artists feature. The programme has included artists Helen Norton, Dan Sheridan and Joel Smoker and represents all genres from print and multi-media through to photography and sculpture.
Open: 1st Saturday of every Month 8.30am - 2.30pm
Kalamunda Artisan Markets is one of Perth’s premium markets. Situated in Kalamunda in the beautiful Perth Hills, come along to the Markets on the first Saturday of each month and enjoy the quaint country atmosphere while you browse the wide selection of unique crafts and delicious produce on offer from over 200 stalls.
The Night Markets are usually on the last Friday of the month and run from October through to April from 6pm to 9pm. With the closure of Haynes Street from 4:30pm and the spread of market stalls through the Central Mall, live music and street performers set a safe carnival atmosphere for young and old. Check website for next date.
Love Australian native animals? Want to take a closer look?
Visitors to Kanyana can experience a daytime or nocturnal tour to meet some amazing critters and learn about the Centre’s valuable work. Booking are essential.
For over 30 years Kanyana has been providing hands-on specialised care and expertise to ensure that sick, injured and orphaned native animals are given a second chance. The 16 hectare property is set in quiet bushland and is surrounded by National Park.
Are you passionate about roses? Or would you just like to experience the calm tranquillity of a rose nursery and display gardens nestled in the forest? Melville’s Rose ‘n’ Garden grows and retails Perth’s finest roses. Rob Melville is a third-generation rose farmer and is widely acknowledged as an all-aspect rose expert. Find them on Tanner Road, Carmel, just off Welshpool Road.
Entry is free.
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
(Also open some public holidays, please phone or check the website for details).
Head to the Perth Hills and discover the delights of the Bickley Valley.
Boutique wineries and cideries are dotted throughout the Valley, with an abundance of outstanding wines and ciders on offer. Vistas of vineyards, orchards and the forest beyond make driving a delight.
The Bickley Valley is characterised by charming cellar doors owned and operated by local families, with many young and progressive winemakers passionate about creating vibrant, award-winning and truly boutique wines and ciders. Many venues offer appetising menu options from simple platters to á la carte dining.
Zig Zag Scenic Dr, Gooseberry Hill WA 6076, Australia
Located in Gooseberry Hill National Park and you are rewarded with spectacular views over Perth. Planes rise from the airport below and on a clear day you can see as far as the Indian Ocean.
The Zig Zag was created as part of a series of railway switching points where trains reversed direction in order to climb the steep 1 in 30 grade of the Darling Range. The railway closed in 1949 and after the rails were removed the Zig Zag was turned into a narrow one way road (top to bottom).
NOTE: From 30 May 2020, this route will no longer permit vehicles for 6 months as a temporary measure. [read full notice here]