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Published September 9th 2017
Kalamunda comes alive during the October Spring Festival
Kalamunda will come alive in October 2017! As well as being such an interesting place with heaps to do there, including wineries, boutique shops and heaps of cafes, on every weekend in October, 2017, Kalamunda will be presenting more events and activities to celebrate spring!
The Spring Festival promises to be fun for all ages, whether you are interested in food, wine, markets, music, gardening, photography, art or walking – the Spring Festival has it all in 2017! Kalamunda will be "painting the town yellow" to celebrate the arrival of spring and you can join in the fun, as Kalamunda is just a short drive from most Perth suburbs. The following is the programme for week one of this event:
KANYANA WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE
Discovery Tours - Get up close with native animals, visit the Wildlife Hospital and explore interactive displays in the Discovery Centre.
Every Thursday and Sunday, 10 am - 12 pm
Nocturnal Tours - Meet the animals plus the dedicated wildlife carers on this after-dark guided tour. Held on 6th and 14th October only, from 7-9 pm. Visit their website for more information
Cute nocturnal animals
Bickley Experience the fascinating night sky through a wide range of telescopes at the sky viewing nights. You will be taken on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere's sky and you can also look through the museum and historical instruments at WA's oldest observatory.
Perth observatory by night
Bookings are essential and you can make them here.
This starts at 7.30 pm
PERTH HILLS VISITOR CENTRE
For all the details you need to know about the Perth Hills Spring Festival, pop into the Perth Hills Visitor Centre where you can get information about events, walks and activities as well as accommodation and entertainment. Or in their store, they have locally produced crafts, gifts, books, and treats.
Open Monday to Friday from 9 am - 4 pm
Weekends 10 am - 4 pm
KALAMUNDA FARMERS MARKET
This is in the Kalamunda Town Centre, every Sunday from 8 am - 12 noon and they have fresh, local produce, kid-friendly activities and free entertainment.
Join in the Halloween fun on Sunday 29th October with free craft activities for children and you can find out more here.
You can spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon at Plume Estate and enjoy their boutique wines, wood-fired pizzas and live music from 1 pm to 4 pm, and you can find out more here. This will be held every Sunday.
ELEVATED GROUNDS CAFE
Visit the cafe from noon onwards every Sunday to join in free children's activities from 1st and 8th October.
You can also decorate Spring Cupcakes on 15th and 22nd October.
Bookings are essential for activities, and if you wear yellow and quote "spring has sprung" when ordering, you can buy one hot drink and get one hot drink free.
Find out more about this here, and this is on every Sunday.
PATSY DURACK ROSE GARDEN
33 Parke Road
Visit the glorious collection of rose bushes which are set in the gardens of KARELLA at Gooseberry Hill. This was the original holiday home of the Archbishop of Perth.
Afternoon Teas are available and they have a delightful gift shop on site, with proceeds of sales going to Cancer Council WA. From 10.30 am - 4 pm every Sunday, and you can see more here.
OCTOBER FEAST AT CORE CIDER HOUSE
You can have a scrumptious meal every weekend in October with:
Pork & Pint specials including pig on the spit rolls
Pork & cider loaded dogs
Plus a pint of awesome brews
In addition, there will be live music with a stunning display of apple and pear blossoms on the 40-acre orchard!
These are self-drive trails, and you can take a scenic drive out to the Bickley and Carmel valleys, a short 25-minute drive from Perth City. Wander through local vineyards and orchards, experience some of the region's premium wines, ciders and restaurants, and talk to growers about their products. You will be able to download the self-drive maps.
There will be FREE festival children's activities and live music in Kalamunda, and you can also hear local musicians and choirs around the town every weekend.