Perth Hills Scattered throughout the wide ranges of the Darling Scarp and only 45 minutes east of Perth, you’ll find the Perth Hills offering stunning scenery, scenic drives and vibrant villages.
Whilst still within metropolitan Perth, you’ll find the Perth Hills and its character townships exude a country charm and views that are simply astounding. Visitors to the Perth Hills will also be impressed by the range of excellent things to do. The tree-lined village of Mundaring is one of the major towns of the Perth Hills and makes a wonderful day trip or weekender for visitors to the region.
In town, you can stop off at the Mundaring Visitor Centre where you can learn about the history of the region and pick up a variety of maps highlighting the large amount of activities and attractions to be found.
Just out of town you will find the vast water reserve of the Mundaring Weir and the Perth Hills Discovery Centre where you can learn about native flora and fauna. Premier Private Charters can also arrange a picnic at any number of stunning parks in the area – simply advise us of any preferences / allergies when booking.
Kalamunda town centre is also particularly appealing, with its gift stores, character eateries and quaint village feel. Art, music and history play a big part here with several heritage building sites in town.
Also, a popular part of this tour which is a must, drop into the Zig Zag Cultural Centre at the Perth Hills Visitor Centre to learn more about the history, culture and attractions of the area. A visit to the Kalamunda town library will reward you with views of the largest community-built stained-glass window in Australia, and if you are visiting on the first Saturday of the month, be sure to drop in on the village market.
The Kalamunda Farmers Markets are held every Sunday morning showcasing fresh produce from local farmers and growers. Considering its Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers and cool wet winters, and with the first vineyards in the Perth Hills planted in the 1880s, it comes as no surprise that the Perth Hills now boasts a well-established wine scene with each part of the hills having their own distinct wine trails for you to discover.
The Mundaring Hills Wine Trail will lead you through the forests and gullies of Darlington, Glen Forrest, Mt Helena and Wooroloo to some of the oldest wineries in the region. Cellar doors are open most weekends and public holidays and you can set your taste buds dancing with good selection of wine varieties.
Kalamunda is also a great staging point for visiting the breathtaking Bickley and Carmel Valleys renowned for their wine and local produce. The Bickley-Carmel Valley Wine Trail touts seven world class wineries including some fine examples of sparkling wine made in the French tradition.
Last, but certainly not least, while you’re in the Perth Hills, try retreating to the national parks and the cool of the forests to indulge your love of the natural environment.
The Perth Hills are blessed with a series of more than 40 bike and walk trails, as well as so many beautiful scenic lookouts and idyllic picnic spots.