The Perth Hills is located 45 minutes east of the Perth City. In the Perth Hills you will Find the 3 main towns Mundaring, Kalamunda and Armadale. You can Enjoy a relaxing picnic in the park, Go on a epic hike in the hills, swim in beautiful swimming holes or go Mountain Biking. There is plenty to see and do for everyone in the Perth Hills and I have put together the most beautiful places to see and do.
Mundaring Weir is about a 40 minute drive from Perth. The weir was completed in Completed in 1903, the Weir was the start of the water pipeline that pumped water to the Kalgoorlie goldfields, some 700 kilometres away. At the foot of the weir is the Number 1 Pump Station Museum where you can learn more about the brilliant engineer behind the project.
Golden View Lookout
The lookout is located about 10 minutes from the weir and you can park just off south ledge road. From here is an easy 400m one way walk out to the lookout.
Lake Leschenaultia is a beautiful recreational lake nestled in the scenic bushland of Perth Hills. It’s located about a 45 minute drive from Perth located in the town of Chidlow. You can either go for a swim or kayak in the lake, Go mountain biking on one of the trails or take the 3km loop trail around the lake.
Swan View Rail Trail
Is a 41km trail from Bellevue to Mount Helena and back past Mandarirng and Darlington. The route follows the old Eastern Railway.
Zig Zag Scenic Drive
Is on a 1 year Trial and only open to cars from 11am to 8pm from top to bottom. All other times access to walkers and cyclist. It is located in Gooseberry.
Bungendore Park- whistler Walk
Located just outside of Armadale is Bungendore Park. There are 5 walking trails in the park
Parking off Albany HWY you will have two walking trails. Whistler walk is a 2.3km return and Honeyeater hike which goes around the park and is a 7.7km loop.
Just off Admiral Road trail head you can access 3 more trails.
Cockatoo circuit 1.7km return. Spinebill Stroll 2.5km return and Robin ramble 3.5km return. You can also access the Honeyeater hike from this carpark to. Fore more information on the trails Click Here
To Access the dam from Monday to Friday the second gate is open and the walk is 1.6km to the dam return. On weekends when the gates are locked you will need to walk 800m along the bitumen road until you reach the second car park area. If you park at the first carpark this is where the Mason and Bird Heritage trail begins. The circuit is the 6.6km return or add on the walk past the dam for a 9km circuit.
Ellis Brook Falls
Ellis Brook Valley, located on Rushton Road in the suburb of Martin about a 35 minute drive from Perth. The trail to the falls is a 2km loop trail. The walk climbs to the top of the spectacular Ellis Brook Falls. With magnificent views of the City and the Valley along the way, before descending past the old Barrington Quarry where old workings provide a window into the geology of the area.
Lesmurdie Falls located in the Mundy Regional Park in the hills east of Perth, is one of the more spectacular waterfalls and one of the biggest in the Perth Hills. There are a number of walk trails you can explore from the main carpark depending on the time you have and your level of fitness. There is a series of metal platforms near the falls which allows you to get close to the falls and provide some amazing views over Perth CBD. There is a short 600m loop to the platforms looking over the falls or the 2.5km circuit which heads down the waterfall and back to the top.
Whistle pipe Gully Trail
The trail is a 3.5km circuit, grade 3 and will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete. The trail is a seasonal water course that runs down the face of the Darling Scarp. From a height of 200m, it drops down towards the Swan Coastal Plain and carves its way through the granite slope into the canning river.
Roley Pool Reserve
A beautiful nature walk following the river. The trail is well marked to follow the boardwalk trail follow the blue trails. Parking is available across the road from Tester Road.
The construction of the Canning Dam started in 1933 and is located 12km from Roleystone near Armadale.
Church brook Dam
Located just outside of Armadale and was built in the 1920’s. This is one of Perth’s main water catchments that supply our drinking water.
There is two places to park one is just off Ridge Hill road and then follow the gravel trail to the trail it is a 2.5km circuit. There is also a carpark off Zig Zag Scenic Drive off one of the bends. It is an awesome places to check out and a popular spot for keen rock climbers.
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