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Walk the Track
One of the world’s great long-distance walks,
the Bibbulmun Track, kicks off in Kalamunda.
Covering almost 1000km through national
parks, the trail winds through valleys and
ancient karri and tingle forests, past granite
boulders and coastal heathland before reaching
the end point in Albany. It’s broken down into
sections for manageable single day or multi-day
trips. Be sure to visit bibbulmuntrack.org.au for
maps, planning and other valuable information.
Observe the nightlife
Take a glimpse into the curious nightlife of our
nocturnal native critters on a two-hour guided
dusk walk through the bush. Set off at sundown
through the protected bushland of Karakamia
Wildlife Sanctuary and spy a woylie, tammar,
wallaby or southern brown bandicoot.
Taste the local tipple
What better way is there to explore the valleys
and forests of the Perth Hills than by taking
a wine tour? The Mundaring Hill Wine Trail
winds through Darlington, Glen Forrest, Mount
Helena and Wooroloo. Assign a skipper and
sample the chardonnay, methode champenoise,
cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Then, when
lunch or dinner beckons, you can call in at one
of the award-winning restaurants en route.
Your palate will thank you.
A showcase of the best
horticultural, cookery, arts
and craft stalls, and more.
With sideshow alley and
fireworks, the whole family
will love this year’s 115th
12-13 April, Zig Zag
Armadale City Concert
Band, comprised of
43 musicians aged 13-60,
will be belting out swing,
salsa and Broadway songs
in leafy Memorial Park.
April 4, Memorial
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Local artists and
craftspeople will display a
wide range of paintings,
pottery, woodwork, glass,
and more, with many for
sale. Find a one-off piece for
April 13-14 , Gooseberry Hill
In its 16th year, this festival
celebrates the best of the
Bickley Valley, including
local produce, art and wine.
While you’re in town, take in
the valley’s beautiful forests,
wildflowers and wildlife.
May 4-5, Bickley
The highlight of Armadale’s
arts and events calendar,
the exhibit attracts work
from established and
May 14–19 , Armadale
Kick up your heels at
this popular annual
festival of music, art
A big family day out with
free carnival rides, youth
bands, food, craft stalls and
May 19, Minnawarra Park
and Armadale CBD.
The heARTlines Children’s
Literature and Book
showcases the art of
creating kids’ books, with
talks and demonstrations
by WA authors and
illustrators. Come and
explore your creative side.
June 7–July 14, Mundaring
Arts Centre, Mundaring.
Each month the Kalamunda
Performing Arts Centre
presents musical concerts,
from jazz to country tunes.
After the musical treat, stay
for the morning tea.
From May 1, Kalamunda
Performing Arts Centre.
Pedal the Munda Biddi
This world-class 1000km cycling trail now
extends from Mundaring to Albany, making it
the world’s longest off-road cycle path. Heading
south, the trail follows a number of bush tracks,
firebreaks and disused railway paths through
some of the State’s most beautiful scenery.
For multi-day cycling trips, the trail is equipped
with campsites and camp huts along the way.
Picnic by the lake
Pack a picnic and head to the cool waters
of Lake Leschenaultia, an idyllic place to boat,
canoe, kayak or swim on the warmer autumn
days. For those who prefer dry land, the
three-kilometre walk around the lake takes
you through native forest, home to kangaroos,
possums, echidna and bandicoots, while those
with energy to burn can walk or cycle the nearby
six-kilometre trail. If you don’t have room to pack
a lunch, there’s a cafe serving up sandwiches,
cool drinks and ice-cream.
Hovea Falls National Park.
Picnicking at Wugong Dam (photography
The Water Corporation).
WHAT TO DO
Kalamunda Farmers Market
(photography Haydn Zubek).
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