Home' Perth Guide : Perth Guide Vol 2 Jan Mar 2013 Contents GREAT IDEAS
An abundance of national parks, exceptional walking trails, fine wines,
festivals, concerts, and a smattering of secluded spaces is what you will
find in the Perth Hills.
One of the world’s great long-distance
walks kicks off from Kalamunda. Covering
almost 1000km over nine sections, and
numerous national parks, the trail meanders
through ancient karri and tingle forrests,
valleys, granite boulders and coastal heathland
before finishing up in Albany.
Take a glimpse into the curious night-life of
our native critters, on a two-hour guided dusk
walk through the bush. Set off at sundown
through the protected bushland of Karakamia
(red-tailed black cockatoos) Wildlife Sanctuary
and spy a woylie, tammar wallaby, or a southern
What better way is there to explore the
valleys and forests of the Perth Hills than by
taking a wine tour? Assign a skipper to do
the driving and wind your way through
Darlington, Glen Forrest, Mt Helena and
Wooroloo, stopping to sample the vintages
of chardonnay, methode champenoise,
cabernet sauvignon and merlot along the
way. Then, when lunch or dinner beckons,
you can call in at one of the award-winning
restaurants on route.
A fun run with a difference.
Cool off with a five-
kilometre run while tackling
seven water and 13 land
obstacles. There is a course
for kids, and prizes for the
best fancy dress.
January 27, Champion
Lakes Regatta Centre.
Pack a picnic and head
to the hills for a movie
under the stars and
the towering trees of
the State forest.
Operating until April,
Allen Road, Mundaring.
The hotel’s acclaimed
plays host to a variety of
musical acts this Summer.
Kate Cebrano, James
Morrison, David Helfgott,
The Black Sorrows and Ian
Moss will all be performing
under the stars.
Concerts held during
February & March.
Hosted by the Roleystone
Music Club, various artists
and musicians will entertain
March 3-7 , Roleystone
A family film under
the stars gets this free
festival underway with
fireworks. On Saturday,
market stalls, an array of
carnival rides, a dog show,
flashmob and live music
with more fireworks ensures
a busy and fun-filled day.
March 8, Fleming Reserve,
High Wycombe; March 9,
Hartfield Park, Forrestfield.
Kick up your heels at
with music, art and
entertainment at this
popular annual festival.
A big family day out with
free carnival rides, youth
bands, food, craft stalls and
March 24, Minnawarra Park
and surrounds, Armadale.
The Zig Zag Scenic Drive twists and winds
its way along the Darling Scarp with extensive
views of Perth below. For the more adventurous,
take the 5.9km Stratham’s Quarry Walk which
follows the old ‘zig zag’ railway track past the
now disused Stratham’s Quarry, a fine example
of a working stone mine.
Pack a picnic and head to the cool waters
of Lake Leschenaultia, an idyllic place to
boat, canoe, kayak or swim in the warmer
months. For land lubbers, the three-kilometre
walk around the lake will take you along
native forest, home to kangaroos, possums,
echidna and bandicoots, while those wanting
to see more can walk or cycle the nearby
six-kilometre trail. The newly refurbished
Reflections Cafe is on hand for lunch, cool
drinks and ice-creams.
Mt Cooke campsite (photography
Swimming at Lake Leschenaultia.
Champion Lakes Regatta Centre (Photography
Armadale Redevelopment Authority).
Picnicking at Wungong Dam (photography
The Water Corporation).
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