Jarrahdale General Store
This is one of those charming old General Stores which takes you back in time. They offer fast food, local fruit and veg, petrol, crafts and collectibles as well as a decent lunch comprising a Ploughman's Lunch, Sawmiller's Supper or choose something else off the menu. Don’t leave without your helping of apple pie and cream or just a cappuccino or hot chocolate. If you are a cyclist then you can also get your cycling supplies and spares here.
The Jarrahdale cemetery was first established in 1872 and is one of Perths oldest cemeteries. The community today still continues to use the cemetery. The ironwork around the cemetery was restored in 1998 by Karnet Prisoners. Cemetary records are available at the old Post Office Museum
This church was first opened in 1897. Today the Anglican church still holds services from time to time.
The old Catholic church down the road was built in 1924 and was originally used by a Roman Catholic School. It only serviced the area for 6 years before being closed. It is now used on occasion for functions etc.
Millbrook Winery is set down the end of a long narrow road on Chestnut Farm just off the main thoroughfare of Jarrahdale. The winery is one of the newest in Western Australia. More a boutique winery, their Barking Owl and Millbrook wines have received awards.
The winery is set with views overlooking the hills and the Serpentine National Park and the perfect setting for weddings.
The wine tasting room is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm and they also provide light lunches from Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 3.00pm.
Chestnut Farm is an area of Jarrahdale which dates back to the 19th century. Joseph Batt, the original owner of the land planted an orchard and the first grapevines in 1860. Today the area is owned by Millbrook Winery and comprises around 120 hectares. Chestnut Farms 'The Chestnuts' is now selling 1 acre blocks for housing.
Millbrook Cottage is just into Rhodes Place, a narrow little road enroute to Langford Park. You can hardly see this historic little cottage for the rambling garden surrounding it. The cottage is the home for a professional artist and art teach. Works include murals, Australian landscapes, flora/fauna, portraits, Aboriginal or Fantasy amongst many others. Viewing for the art work is by appointment.
The Old Post Office
The old post office was built in 1896 and today also serves as the tourist centre. They provide a huge amount of information on the area both historical and places of interests. There is good documentation of history of the area as well as local historical records and photos. Also provided is a good range of local crafts for sale at reasonable prices. The centre also has great advice on many guided walks in the area.
Open Saturday, Sunday: 10am - 4pm, Public Holidays: 10am - 4pm
A Park for People
The park opened in 1975 and was named after James N Langford who was the firs manager of the mines for Aloca. The park has been described as a park for people. There are a number of different grades of walk trails. There are also horse riding and mountain bike trails.
Something for Everybody
The park features a man made lake, an adventure playground for the kids on sloping lawned areas complete with picnic tables and barbeques.
The entrance to the park is off Nettleton Road, north of Jarrahdale.
The Ken Jones Walk
The Ken Jones Walk in Langford Park is named after Ken Jones who worked through out the Jarrah forest areas. Jones developed mining rehabilitation techniques and was instrumental in the development of deep ripping, contouring and species selection behind mining as it progressed through ore bodies.
The trail is a casual 60 min walk which winds its way through the original bauxite pits which were mined until 1969.
In 1872, sawmilling began in Jarrahdale and timber was taken by rail to Rockingham for export. It was the first timber town in Western Australia. Over the next 100 years, 15 sawmills operated in the area. The site of the Mill Office is found on Foster Way. It was built in 1913 but was destroyed by fire in 1992.
Just as you head into Jarrahdale you will be confront by a ‘tourist’ signpost to check out. This is site of The Centenary Log which serves to represent 100 years of logging in Jarrahdale.
Set next to Gooralong Brook.
Langford Park was once a bauxite mine owned and operated by Alcoa. When mining ceased, Alcoa decided to restore the richness of the Jarrah forest as it was and have successfully rehabilitated the old mining area into a recreational park.
In the front of the main building is a large tranquil manmade lake and in the centre, a small island with the statue of Dionysus (son of Zeus) who was renowned as the God of Wine and Vegetation. He was supposed to have show mortals how to grow grapes and turn it into wine. The statue was purchased in France and brought back to Jarrahdale.
- Wine Tasting