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6 Reasons to Visit the Armadale Perth Hills Area This Spring

Six Reasons to Visit the Armadale Perth Hills Area this Spring

Perth, spring has sprung! It’s time to enjoy the new season, get out there and take it all in.

There are hidden treasures, incredible natural beauty, beautiful wildflowers, great food, fascinating history, family events and much more – all just a short drive out of Perth.

Explore spring in the Armadale, Perth Hills Area, with some inspiration on what to see and do…

Spring in the Perth Hills

Amazing Outdoors

I’m a Nature Lover

The geography, climate and location of Armadale combines to make a nature lover’s paradise.

Gentle waterfalls cascade over dramatic granite outcrops and the abundance of national parks and dams in the area, allowing for excellent bird watching and wildlife spotting. Adventure, excitement and natural beauty await you.

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers galore – See the best of Mother Nature’s beauty in this spectacle of colour in native bushland. Best spots; Settlers Common, Bungendore Park, Wungong Regional Park, Serpentine National Park.

Want to know what 140,000 tulips in bloom look like? Visit It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen and be amazed by blankets of colour as well as thousands of other flowers and plant species.

Incredible tulips at Araluen
(Instagram – Trudie Davies)

Dams and Bushland

Churchmans Brook, Serpentine Dam, Canning Dam all offer sweeping views of surrounding bushland, delightful picnic spots. walk trails allowing you to observe local wildlife and birdwatch.

Serpentine Dam (Instagram – Matthew Hill)

Wildlife

Fairy-Wren – Aaron Raman

Explore walk trails and bushland, observe local wildlife and birdwatch.

Waterfalls

Chasing waterfalls, Serpentine Falls, 60 Foot Falls, Lesmurdie Falls – or hop on a Perth Waterfalls tour to see the best of the Perth Hills with Down Under Discoveries.

Serpentine Falls Source: Instagram @klcnugent

The Foodie Scene

I’m a Foodie

The Armadale region is a foodies dream, your only struggle will be finding the time to fit it all in! Discover boutique wineries, locally made cheeses, fresh fruit ripe for the picking, ethical cafes and award winning restaurants.

Gourmet Eating

The Millbrook Winery Restaurant

Head to Chestnut Farm to dine at Millbrook Winery where you’ll always find seasonal produce on the menu, fresh from the 90 year old orchard and heirloom vegetable garden located on site, or enjoy a gourmet picnic in the gorgeous grounds.

Markets

Roleystone Market

Purchase fresh fruit, jams and preserves straight from the growers at Raeburn Orchards in Roleystone, fruit is available year round.

Fossick at one of our many local markets and be inspired by local producers, Kalamunda Farmers Markets, Bedfordale Bush Markets, Roleystone Markets.

Cheese and Dairy

Mundella Cows (Instagram – Mundellafoods

Stock up on dairy at Borello Cheese in Oakford and Mundella Foods in Mundijong.

Wineries

Due Jolly Winery

Sample locally made wine, vineyards have been present in the region going back as far as 1895, as a result the hills are now dotted with several boutique wineries selling exceptional produce.

Taste port and Sherry at Jadran Winery in Orange Grove and light vermentino’s at Due Jolly Winery in Pickering Brook. Millbrook Winery is one of Western Australia’s most acclaimed and famous.

Seeking Family Fun

I’m a Family Fun Seeker

Enjoy a family day out in the Armadale Perth Hills.

Make friends with our Australian icons like kangaroos, wombats, koalas and cheeky cockatoos. Ramble through the orchards and delight in picking your own fresh fruit straight from the source.

Explore the region on foot with a digital treasure hunt and picnic outdoors in National Parks.

Zoos

Meet the locals at Armadale Reptile and Wildlife Centre or get up close and personal with an Aussie Icon, at Cohunu Koala Park.

Cohunu Koala Park (Instagram – andrewjbalchin)

Orchards

Find your perfect backdrop for family photos in the orchards of the Perth Hills (spring blossoms) Raeburn Orchard. Entry is $3.50, under 12’s free.

Raeburn Orchard

Local Shows

Cottonwool Creations

Stock up on show bags and rides at the Kelmscott Show and embrace the country vibes at the Jarrahdale Log Chop & Country Fair.

Parks and Playgrounds

Frye Park Kelmscott

Explore local parks, find WA Rocks and adventure playgrounds at Rushton Park, Robot Park and Lions Park.

Exploring Hidden Gems

“I’m an Explorer”

Whether you want a quiet walk along a sealed path with an adventurous little explorer or a challenging hike to look out over Perth, Armadale has something for you.

Swimming Holes

Find Roleystone’s original swimming hole, the Roley Pool Reserve, follows the Canning River for about 2 kilometres.

Roley Pool Reserve (Instagram – Dave Batty)

Lookouts

Mt Dale (Instagram – reesta_94)

Explore further into the Perth Hills with a drive out the Mt Dale, one of the highest points in the Darling Ranges.

Enjoy a packed breakfast at the lookout soaking up 360 degrees of breathtaking views.

Hiking Trails

Take a hike. Take a walk down Kitty’s Gorge, Ellis Brook Valley or Wungong Regional Park.

Kitty’s Gorge Hiking Trail (Instagram – Gazahern)

Soaking up Arts and Culture

“I’m an Arts and Culture Lover”

The Armadale Perth Hills region is an art lovers dream. Explore the studios and art galleries throughout the district and be inspired by the beautiful nature surrounding us.

Arts Trail

Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail

Discover the open studio arts trail and visit one of the many markets to stock up on unique handmade wares and produce.

Art Studios

ARC Artist Retail Collective Inc

Wander through the home studios of local Perth Hill’s Artists as part of the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail – 24 studios open for three weekends in September.

Armadale Society of Artists – Open Studio Arts Trail

Visit local galleries ARC Artist Retail Collective and the Armadale Society of Artists Art House and Gallery.

Urban Art

Check out murals created as a part of the re-Discover Armadale project, Matt Adnate’s impressive mural is on display in Armadale’s Memorial Park.

Urban Art – ReDiscover Armadale project. Work seen here by Melbourne artist Matt Adnate (Instagram – Visit Armadale)

Check out the urban art projects happening across the area.

Mind and Body

Kookaburra Yoga

Get in touch with your inner child and indulge in a yoga and meditation retreat at Kookaburra Yoga Studio.

History

“I’m a History Buff”

History buffs will love the rich heritage and history of Armadale.

Historic Townships

Explore historic buildings of yesteryear in the Minnawarra Historic Precinct – Minnawarra is a Nyoongar word meaning ‘sacred place’.

Minnawarra Chapel

Spend an afternoon in Jarrahdale, one of the State’s oldest settlements and visit historic buildings and sites

Museums

Step back in time at one of the regions many free museums. Explore Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum, Hugh Manning Tractor Museum, History House Museum.

The Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum (Instagram – Visit Armadale)

Pioneer Village

Wander through the quaint old Pioneer Village, admire the architecture and make a wish at Ye Olde Wishing Well, followed by coffees and cake at the Organic Circle Cafe.

For more ideas and details, VisitArmadale.com.au.

Whether you’re an explorer or a nature lover, history buff or culture lover, family fun seeker or foodie, there’s something for you.

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This is a sponsored post for Armadale Perth Hills Visitor Guide Campaign – by the City of Armadale – endorsed by So Perth. We value your feedback so please contact us with any questions on our sponsored post. Thank you for supporting So Perth and our local partners.


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