Darling Range attractions

Gardens in Kalamunda

Araluen Botanic Park

South of Kalamunda, just off Brookton Hwy, is Araluen Botanic Park. Constructed in the 1920s by the Young Australia League (YAL) as a bush retreat, the park was neglected for years and became overgrown. The state go…
Dam in Mundaring

Mundaring Weir

South of Beelu National Park is Mundaring Weir, a dam built 100 years ago to supply water to the goldfields more than 500km to the east. The reservoir is a blissful spot, with walking trails and a well-positioned pu…
Gallery in Mundaring

Mundaring Arts Centre

Exhibits and sells the work of local artists.
National Park in Mundaring

Walyunga National Park

The Avon River cuts a narrow gorge through the Darling Range at Walyunga National Park in Upper Swan. The 18-sq-km park is a great place for hiking and picnics. Bushwalks include the 5.2km-return walk to Syd's Rapid…
National Park in Mundaring

Beelu National Park

Immediately south of Mundaring is Beelu National Park, part of a continuous swath of forest that includes Kalamunda National Park. The Perth Hills National Parks Centre hosts Nearer to Nature kids programs with a fl…
National Park in Mundaring

John Forrest National Park

The 16-sq-km John Forrest National Park, west of Mundaring, was the state's first national park. Protected areas of jarrah and marri trees are scattered about granite outcrops, waterfalls and a pool.
Lake in Mundaring

Lake Leschenaultia

East of Mundaring and north of the Great Eastern Hwy, near Chidlow, is freshwater Lake Leschenaultia, a picturesque former railway dam complete with a swimming pontoon.
Historic Building in Kalamunda

Stirk Cottage

This heritage cottage was built of mud, saplings and shingle in 1881.