Serpentine Dam is probably one of the main attractions in the are and is part of the Western Australian Scheme Water system. The dam sits within the scenery of the beautiful Darling Scarp. The dam’s capacity of 137.7 million cubic metre makes it one of Perths largest suppliers of water in the metropolitan area.
The idea of the Serpentine Dam was created back in the 1950’s when industrial growth was on a rapid include in Perth. The project aimed to increase the storage capacity in the hills by 170 percent which made the scheme the biggest construction project undertaken by the Water Authority (as it was then) since 1940.
There are Tea rooms over looking the dam which have just been refurbished and reopened.
Location : 9kms south of Jarrahdale
Vintage Tractors & Machinery Museum
In Serpentine you will find the Vintage Tractor and Machinery Museum. May not be on everyone’s to-do list but they have on display over 60 items of machinery and tractors both working and not working. There is also a collection of before and after photos and other memorabilia. The museum opened in 1993 with the help of a lot of volunteers and was the dream of Hugh Manning. In 1994 the museum won the Australia Day aware for Community Event of the Year.
Open: Saturday – Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm and public holiday by appointment.
Location : Wellard Street, Serpentine
Armadale spans from across the scarp to the hills of the Darling Range providing an area of great beauty and contrast. The city creates many chances to step back in time with their museums and heritage attractions. There are many bed and breakfast facilities in the area as well as caravan parks and chalets. There are also many walking and cycling challenges in the area. The area has great shopping and historical interests sure to meet the criteria of everybody.
Location : Around 24kms north of Jarrahdale.