Guildford Off The Beaten Path

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    Gumnut Factory

    by keeweechic Written Feb 20, 2005

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    You can tour the Gumnut Factory and see all their handmade creations from WA nuts and seedpods. Their prices are of course all at factory reduced rates.
    You can see a whole little timber town which is home to the Gumnut people called ‘Gumlins’ with a little working railway running through it. The craft shop is full of original Gumnut creations.

    The factory is only 30 mins from Perth CBD and is open Wed - Fri 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sat – 12.00 noon to 4.30pm and Sunday – 10.00am to 4.00pm

    Location : 231 Toodyay Road, Middle Swan (on the grounds of Chapel Farm)

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    Midland Town Hall

    by keeweechic Written Feb 21, 2005

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    Midland’s Town Hall is a Federation Free Classical style of architecture and one of the areas best known buildings. The official opening was in 1907 and at that time the dome did not have the clock you see today. It was after World War 1 when the citizens formed a War Memorial Committee and began to raise funds. A memorial clock was purchased and was installed on top of the dome. Soldiers Memorial and Memorial Tablets were unveiled in 1923. The Town Hall served as the Council Chambers and Administration Centre for the Midland Junction Municipal Council which was known as the Midland Town Council from 1961. The building was left to fall in to disrepair and after the 1968 Meckering earthquake, the building was threatened with demolition. The new Shire of Swan in 1970, decided to leave the Town Hall for the use of the community and restoration work was carried out in the 1970’s and 80’s. It was again restored during 1995 and 1996 and opened in grand style in 2000 with a Mayoral Ball.

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    Caversham House

    by keeweechic Written Feb 22, 2005

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    A wonderful 4 and a half acre property right on the Swan River and ideal for a Sunday lunch or for special occasions such as weddings or private functions. The history of this property has developed since around the early1800’s although over the years original buildings were improved and added to. The reception centre was built in 1835 and it has its own lovely gardens and traditional gazebo.

    Location : 141 Caversham Avenue, Caversham

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    Largest Man-made Waterfall

    by keeweechic Written Feb 22, 2005

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    There is a fabulous 4 story cascading waterfall which is the largest man-made waterfall. You can walk underneath the falling waters. Aside from the floating jetty, there is also a 50 m jarrah walkway. Three terraces have five grand staircases with sandstone and limestone balustrading create a feeling of some of the grand homes and palaces of Europe.
    (open from 12.00 – 3.pm Wed – Sun)

    Location : Caversham House, 141 Caversham Avenue, Caversham

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    Whiteman Park

    by keeweechic Written Apr 4, 2005

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    North of Guildford is Whiteman Park. The park is a favourite place for families and nature lovers to enjoy as well as birdwatchers. Some bird species found in the park are Painted button-quail, Elegant Parrot, Red-capped Parrot, robin, wood swallow, cuckoo’s and even wedge-tailed eagles have been seen from time to time. Within the park there are numerous picnic grounds, carparks, playgrounds, a motor museum, tractor museum and the bus preservation society. There are walking tracks and cycle paths also plus a new area for dogs off-leash exercising. Journey the park via the old electric tram which connects different areas such as the grasslands, swamp, bushlands and mussel pool.

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    Sandalford Winery

    by keeweechic Written Feb 21, 2005

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    Sandalford Winery is one of the largest wineries in the Swan Valley. It is also a historic winery, founded in 1840, and is on the list of regular wine tours. They conduct wine appreciation lessons, wine blending classes and their restaurant offers a wonderful a la carte menu. Sandalford is family owned.

    Location : 3210 West Swan Rd, Caversham

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    Caversham House Jetty

    by keeweechic Written Feb 22, 2005

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    The Captain Cook Cruises stop at the 21 metre floating jetty at the base of the gardens of Caversham House for lunch as part of the cruise. They also get to enjoy some winetasting as well as lunch.

    Location : Caversham House, 141 Caversham Avenue, Caversham

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    Caversham Park

    by keeweechic Written Apr 4, 2005

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    Within Whiteman Park is the Caversham Wildlife Park which covers its own 4300 hectares within Whiteman Park and who’s breeding program is officially recognised by Australian Zoos. The park has bred its own wombats, Tasmanian devils and koalas. There are some rare species also like the White Peacock and the Albino Kangaroo.

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