Kalamunda Mundaring is the site of the picturesque pumping station of Mundaring Weir and No 1, a lookout of Perth Hills, where you can discover the incredible story of one of the world's longest freshwater pipes. Interested adventurers can either take the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail or walk from Mundaring on the Kep Route.
Kalamunda is another great place to start exploring the hills of Perth or have lunch and walk through the streets and galleries of art. Kalamunda also marks the beginning of Bibbulmun's famous 1000 km track.
Bibbulmun trail locals are going to tell you that cycling is one of the best things to do in Perth's mountains! Kalamunda marks the beginning of the Bibbulmun trail, one of the world's longest hiking trails, extending nearly 1000 km to Albany on the south coast. Just a few kilometres away, you can walk to see the scenery that characterises the trail's first level.
Gooseberry Hill National Park Take the Zig Zag Road through the Gooseberry Hill National Park to reach some of the most scenic views in Perth Hills by bike. The walk leads you through the most beautiful countryside and gives you views extending in the distance, across the mountains to the Indian Ocean. The Araluen Botanical Park is a must for anyone who loves to be immersed in scrub and gardens in a valley at the southern end of the Perth hills.
Experience a wide range of indigenous and exotic plants, water features and trees, perfectly landscaped for picnics and large green areas.
Cohunu Koala Park is a 14-hectare park where animals roam freely in a natural environment. Move through the hills, see the emus, feed the kangaroos and kangaroos, kiss a koala, and hear the parrots speaking.
A unique array of endangered snakes and other animals is the Armadale Reptile & Animals Sanctuary.