Perth Hills attractions

Top Choice Winery in Kalamunda

Core Cider

This hidden valley in Pickering Brook has sustained apple orchards since 1939. Take a one-hour tour through the trees on a tractor-pulled carriage, a 45-minute walking tour, or book a table at the excellent bistro (…
Dam in Mundaring

Mundaring Weir

Restraining the Helena River, Mundaring Weir is a concrete dam built in 1903 to the designs of engineer CY O'Connor as part of a dazzlingly ambitious scheme to supply water to the Kalgoorlie goldfields 560km to the …
National Park in Mundaring

John Forrest National Park

The 16-sq-km John Forrest National Park, 8km west of Mundaring, was WA's first national park (1900). Protected groves of jarrah and marri are scattered about granite outcrops, with waterfalls and a river pool…but th…
Observatory in Kalamunda

Perth Observatory

Check the website for regularly scheduled day and night tours of the Perth Observatory, sitting pretty atop a Perth Hills' peak near the Bickley Valley wineries. Check the website for times and bookings. They've bee…
Winery in Kalamunda

Brookside Vineyard

Follow the sounds of lilting jazz down a shady, poplar-lined driveway to Brookside, a rustic farm-shed cellar door. Enjoy a couple of glasses of cab sav, chardonnay or sparkling white on the terrace by the namesake …
Winery in Kalamunda

Plume Estate

Lovely little Plume is a low-key family-run winery in the Bickley Valley, with an impressive valley view from their iron-clad cellar door. Bite into some tapas (thyme-salted prawns, cider-braised chorizo) and sip so…
National Park in Mundaring

Walyunga National Park

The Avon River cuts a narrow gorge through the Perth Hills at the 18-sq-km Walyunga National Park, before it morphs into the Swan River as it continues seawards. Bushwalks here include the 5.2km-return walk to Syd's…
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. There's a handy campground (adult/child $11/7), well positioned for the Bibbulmun Tr…
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 for patriotic instruction, the park was neglected for years and beca…
Lake in Mundaring

Lake Leschenaultia

Around 15km northeast of Mundaring near Chidlow, freshwater Lake Leschenaultia is a picturesque former railway dam created in 1897, and now boasting beaches and a swimming pontoon. Birds, native critters and walking…