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SUNDAY 23RD AUGUST 2015
thursday 17th - sunday 20th
saturday 17th october 2015
WILDFLOWER FESTI VAL
Lower Chittering hall and surrounds
All things Chittering in
one place on one day
Markets, Art, Classic cars & more
All things rural combined with
the fun of the fairground
Chittering Visitor Centre
6180 Great Northern Hwy, Bindoon
P 08 9576 1100
Start the day with breakfast at The Stockman’s Rest
(1409 Karnup Road, Serpentine), a restaurant whose large
portions, friendly staff and beautiful grounds have made it
a must. Afterwards, visit the 15-20m Serpentine Falls
at Serpentine National Park. Enjoy the falls, go for
a swim, have a picnic or barbecue – the picnic area is full
of local wild kangaroos. If you love bushwalking, check out
the fantastic walk trails Kitty’s Gorge or Baldwin’s Bluff.
Next, head to Millbrook Winery (Old Chestnut Lane,
Jarrahdale) for a lunch whose deliciousness is matched only
by the stunning views over the vineyard, lake, and forest
surrounding it. Make sure to give yourself 15 minutes for
a pre-lunch wine tasting. If in doubt, order the marron
and reserve chardonnay. Lunch bookings are essential.
Keep indulging your taste buds with a visit to Mundella
Foods (46 Randell Road, Mundijong), one of WA’s
premier dairy companies. Group bookings (eight people
or more) include tastings of Mundella’s cheese, yoghurt
and probiotic drinks. Come dinnertime, check out the
rough-and-ready Jarrahdale Tavern (640 Jarrahdale Road,
Jarrahdale) a real country pub. The food’s not anything to
rave about, but there’s live music most Saturday nights,
and a decent beer selection.
TEMPTED TO STAY
AN EXTRA DAY?
Have breakfast at the charming Jarrahdale General
Store Cafe (701 Jarrahdale Road, Jarrahdale). A generous
helping of apple pie with cream and a hot chocolate
ought to do you. Next, go on a guided or self-guided
walk to explore the history of the historic timber town
of Jarrahdale. You can pick up walk maps from the
Old Post Office Museum. If your feet are up for it, hit
Baldwin’s Bluff Nature Track, a walk that climbs up
a gravel track and requires you to be reasonably fit.
The views from the top are stunning – on a clear day
you can see as far north as the city and as far south as
Mandurah. By now you’ve worked (walked?) up an appetite,
so get a late lunch at Cafe on the Dam (Kingsbury Drive,
Jarrahdale), which overlooks Serpentine Dam, one of the
biggest in WA. Spend the rest of the day exploring the dam
before heading home.
1. The Jarrahdale Holiday Carriages (324 Jarrahdale
Road, Jarrahdale), situated on a lush 10.5ha
property, invite guests to stay in converted railway
carriages with superb bush views.
2. Of the 100 bird species known to occur on the
Darling Scarp, 70 have been recorded within
Serpentine National Park. The Carnaby’s Black-
Cockatoo and Baudin’s Black Cockatoo are
threatened species that can be seen there.
3. The Munda Biddi Trail, WA’s premier long distance
off-road cycling track, runs through the historic
town of Jarrahdale.
TOP ACTIVITY FOR FAMILIES
Jarrahdale Equestrian Centre (162 Jarrahdale Road,
Jarrahdale) offers safe and affordable horse-riding
lessons for children and adults of all riding abilities.
Serpentine National Park.
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