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Escape to The Perth Hills

From Perth city it is only a 45-minute drive to reach the beautiful Perth Hills - drive along the Great Eastern Highway, bypassing Midland, and as you begin the climb up Greenmount Hill you feel the change in the air!  

Mundaring is rich in history, art and natural attractions, it is a wonderful area for bush walking and cycling.   The Munda Biddi trail starts here, and the 72 km Railway reserve heritage Trails stretches right through the Shire.  There are pubs, cafes and galleries; granite outcrops with spectacular views, 5 national parks and the amazing Karakamia Wildlife sanctuary and some lovely wineries too!   Wildflowers and wildlife abound, the wild birds are stunning ¨C red tailed black cockatoos, parrots galore, blue wrens and much more.

Get to know the locals:  take a walking tour around one of the many villages, browse in one of the many craft outlets, picnic at Lake Leschenaultia, then head out to the Mundaring Weir, the start of the amazing water pipeline to the Kalgoorlie Goldfields.

The No 1 Pump Station highlights the amazing engineering feat of C Y O??Connor and his vision.

In summer, the Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema is not to be missed, and the Hills Forest Discovery Centre is a must ¨C this amazing facility is run by CALM and offers a full programme of interesting and exciting events all designed to get you Nearer to Nature!

Take a leisurely drive along the Mundaring Weir Road and if you feel adventurous visit the camel farm and ride a camel!    Meander though the beautiful Bickley Valley, home to some charming boutique wineries as well as the Perth Observatory.  When you reach Kalamunda, take some time to immerse yourself in the history of the area with a visit to the History Village and be spoiled for choice at one of the many delightful cafes and patisseries.

The Perth Hills is right on the city??s doorstep, yet is a whole world away.

Overnight:  A wide range of overnight accommodation is available, from deluxe forest hideaways to family friendly farm stays and chalets.  Full details are available from the Mundaring Visitor centre on 9295 0202 or   You can visit the website in advance at

Stay overnight, or continue on back to Perth through Guildford, a 40 minute drive