Armadale Travel Guide

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Armadale Things to Do

  • Pioneer Village

    Pioneer Village is a magnificently recreated 1880?s village which takes you back in time. It is a picturesque replica early settlers village unique to WA and a major tourist attraction. The Village is located 35 mins from Perth on the corner of the Albany and South Western Highways, and features a restaurant, a cinema and many other speciality...

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  • The Narrogin Area

    ‘Ye Olde Narrogin Inne’ was built around 1856 and served the coaches which travelled from Bunbury and Albany taking some 5-6 days. The Inn was built in a Tudor style by Henry Gibb and his brother-in-law Thomas Saw, on their farmhouse property and was the first building in the township of Armadale. Apparently illegal bookmakers used to operate out...

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  • Pioneer Village School

    Pioneer Village School is set within the Pioneer Village. It was established in 1981 as a non-denominational independent community school. It went through a shaky couple of years before closing then reopening again in 1983 and in 1989 it was enlarged by another 6 buildings. The environment of the school and the surrounding buildings are Heritage...

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  • Pioneer Village

    In 1980, Pioneer World opened. It is a wonderfully recreated village where you step back into the time of the early pioneers during the 1860’s. There are many speciality shops as well as restaurants, a cinema and other businesses.

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  • History House Museum

    Standing within the Minnawarra Historic Precinct is the History House Museum. The museum contains pioneer exhibits and aboriginal history as well as geological finds from around the Armadale – Kelmscott area. History house was opened on Anzac Day in 1976 and since then the growing collection has resulted in extensions to house the exhibits. Guided...

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  • Sugar Gums

    In Minnawarra Parkis a wonderful specimen of a Sugar Gum. The species was introduced to the site by Martin Jull. This particular tree was probably planted somewhere between 1885 to 1910.

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  • Minnawarra Park

    This delightful park is the venue for a series of great concerts during the summer months. Right on the upper area is the Historic Precinct. With the little historic chapel and its availability for hosting weddings, the park is also a great venue for those all important photos. There is plenty of wildlife just wandering around too including a...

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  • The Early Pioneering Days

    Within the History House Museum are displays of the various industries in the area such as saw-milling, brick-making and orcharding. Some of the early pioneering families mentioned are the Saw, Martin, Buckingham and Julls families and their history and life. There is also a growing art local art collection along with a collection of Ben Strange...

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  • Armadale's First Church

    The Minnawarra Church has been restored and relocated to Minnawarra Park. It was built in 1900 and was Armadale’s first church. This Chapel is available for hire for Civil and Religious marriages

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  • Old Primary School

    This historic building is an old primary school dating back to 1902. It was relocated to this site in 1987. It is now the Birtwistle Local Studies Library. Mr Birtwistle was President of the Armadale - Kelmscott Historical Society and a member of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, a lot of the rare documents and books were collected...

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  • Minnawarra Historic Precinct

    The Minnawarra Historic Precinct sits on the banks of Minnawarra Park. The precinct comprises the History House Municipal Museum, the old primary school and the old church. The area was created by the city as a preservation of a district's history.

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  • The Old Post Office

    Next to the tourist centre and museum is a replica post office which contains early telegraph and other communication equipment. You can send a telegraph message to anywhere in the world as part of the weekly Morse Code demonstrations on Tuesdays from 10.00am – 1.00pm

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  • Agriculture History

    The Bert Tyler collection is mostly agricultural machinery and there is also a lot of memorabilia associated with this type of industry. You can find info on anything from planting, harvesting and production of crops. There is also a collection of live steam working model machines which have been loaned to the museum by David Ashfold of Cannington.

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  • A Working Rarity

    There is also a windmill on display which was built in Fremantle by State Implement and Engineering Works in the 1920’s and may be the only working windmill in the state and quite possibly Australia.

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  • Early 20th Century Machinery

    Most of the engines in the collection date back to the early 20th century. There is one piece which dates back to 1876 which is a woodworking bandsaw which was manufactured in the USA. It was driven by an early steam engine and used in the shipbuilding industry of Western Australia.

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Armadale Restaurants

  • Old Fashioned Diner

    The diner is nicely decked out in the Rockabilly theme, complete with jukebox and old vinyl records used for menus. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and generous servings of classic diner food.

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  • Pioneer Village Restaurant

    The Pioneer Village Restaurant is in the unique setting of Pioneer Village Pioneer Village. Some of their favourites are ‘Veef’n’Reef, Beer Battered Fish and chicken breast pocketed with Camembert Cheese topped with asparagus spears, hollandaise sauce and cranberry sauce. They also have some homemade desserts with liqueur ice-creams to tempt your...

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  • Hunters Lodge Restaurant

    Hunters Lodge is only 5 mins from Armadale and in a romantic setting with the hills as a backdrop to their floodlit gardens. The restaurant has been a Gold Plate Award Winner as well as a finalist in the Fine Dining and Best Licensed Restaurant category. Fine dining without the hefty costs on either the food or wine, they are family oriented too....

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Armadale Nightlife

  • Grand Cinemas

    Grand Cinemas in Armadale opened in January 2005 and has a 4 screened cinema complex which includes 2 megastadiums. There is free undercover parking as well as disabled parking at the entrances. Wheelchair access is available in all cinemas with a lift from third road.

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  • Regent Pioneer Village Cinemas

    This little cinema is located within Pioneer Village and is in keeping with the rest of the buildings within this early settlers village. The cinema offers current movies at discount prices, an inexpensive candy bar, free tea or coffee and movie and meal lunch deals.

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Armadale Transportation

  • Transport to Armadale

    By Bus: There is a Transperth bus service which leaves from Perth City Busport to Armadale.By Rail : Transperth trains leave from Perth Train Station to the very modern Armadalestation. A one way trip takes about 40 mins.The Australind train service is available from Bunbury to Armadale.

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  • Getting There By Car

    Armadale is around 29km south east of Perth and around 30km from Fremantle. It is around 45 mins from Perth Domestic Airport and 30 mins from the International. You can take the Tonkin Hwy to the Albany Hwy and follow that all the way to Armadale.

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Armadale Shopping

  • Pioneer Village Shopping

    There are a number of different types of shops within Pioneer Village, one being the Craft Studio and Supplies. You will find a range of papercraft, beading, folkart and scrapbooking. They also hold childrens and adults classes during the day and night which are held by experienced teaches.

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  • Bargain Box Gifts

    One of the shops within the Pioneer Village is Bargain Box Gifts and Souvenirs. They sell Aboritinal paintings, dream catchers, windchimes, didridoo’s as well as handbags, sportsbags, crystals, iron ore and magnetic jewellery, toys and CD’s/DVD’s.

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  • Armadale Shopping City

    The shopping centre is right in the middle of Armadale. There are over 60 specialty stores as well as large chain stores such as Kmart, Best and Less, Coles and Action supermarkets. There is both undercover parking and outdoor parking. The bus and train station is only across the road.

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Armadale Local Customs

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    The Minnawarra Festival is held on the first weekend in April. Reported to be the States premier Arts and Crafts festival. Entertainment includes a Jazz Fiesta and there is lots of multi-cultural food. Featured are craft stalls as well as free craft activities for children, amusement rides, animal displays as well as community group displays and a professional art exhibition. Open from 11.00am each day until 7.00pm on Saturday and 5.00pm on Sunday.

    Location : Minnawarra Park, Armadale Road.

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Armadale Off The Beaten Path

  • Interesting Background

    When the new Karratha Airport was built, Len was commissioned to create a centerpiece for the forecourt of the airport. Prior to becoming an artist and sculpture, Len worked at the University of Western Australia as a technician in the Physics Department. He also completed a Diploma in Art Studies and Printmaking. He was one of 7 children born to a...

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  • Exhibitions Overseas

    Len Zuks has had several exhibitions both in Australia and overseas such as the USA, Hong Kong and China where he created a huge sculpture for the 2005 Beijing Biennale, one of the most significant art exhibitions in China. Over many year he has also received many awards for his art including a Chancellors Medal in 2009 for his outstanding...

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  • Zuks Gallery

    Len Zuk’s property catches your eye as you drive down Gibbs road enroute to Armadale. His front yard is littered with an array of sculptures made from all kinds of disregarded bits and bobs collected from refuse and industrial sites. Len won the Peoples choice prize in a Sculptures By The Sea” exhibition at Cottesloe Beach in 2009.Location: 28...

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Armadale Sports & Outdoors

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    by keeweechic Written Sep 21, 2005

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    One of Perth’s most popular golf courses with a setting to totally distract you from you game. Set in a forest setting, this is a 18 hole championship resort course which meanders through the Roleystone Hills and provides views back to the ocean. The course was designed by Roger Mackay and Michael Coate. There are large undulating greens as well as the changes in elevation to negotiate. There are some 65 golf carts available, a driving range, two short game practice areas and two tennis courts just in case you haven’t have enough exercise.

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