Jarrahdale Travel Guide

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Jarrahdale Things to Do

  • The Lake

    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.

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  • The War Memorial

    The War Memorial obliesk is next to Gianatti shops on Jarrahdale Road. It was erected in the 1920s and is dedicated to the locals who fought in World War I.

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  • Jarrahdale Sawmills

    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.

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  • Stacey's Track

    Stacey’s walk is about 1.7km circular track through Gooralong Park, virgin forest over boardwalks and bridges and through parts of the Jarrahdale township. The track starts at Jarrahdale Cemetary.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Langford Park

    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.

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  • Millbrook Cottage

    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...

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  • Chestnut Farm

    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.

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  • Perfect Setting

    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.

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  • Millbrook Winery

    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.

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  • Jarrahdale Churches

    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.

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  • Jarrahdale Cemetery

    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

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  • 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...

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  • The Memorial

    This stone next to the Centenary Log was erected to commemorate the first Jarrahdale sawmill which was built for the Rockingham Jarrah Company in 1872.

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  • Centenary Log

    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.

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Jarrahdale Restaurants

  • A Special Lunch

    We went to Millbrook for a special Sunday lunch and tried the Paella and the snapper. Both were beautifully presented and tasted divine. Unfortunately neither of us were drinking at the time and not ordering wine did not go down that well with the waitress.. well this was a winery after all but still we had come to enjoy the location and the food....

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  • Millbrook Restaurant

    Above the tasting rooms of the winery is Millbrook’s restaurant with sweeping views of their vineyards through the floor to ceiling windows. The menu is comprised of modern Australian dishes and in past years has won Gold Plate awards.In the warmer months you can enjoy casual dining out on their deck or you can order a picnic gourmet hamper and...

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  • Whitby Falls Coach House

    Whitby Falls Coach House is a restaurant and a function centre on the South Western Hwy just north of Jarrahdale. The restaurant is fully licensed

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Jarrahdale Nightlife

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    by keeweechic Written Mar 20, 2005

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    This historic tavern was once known as the Murray Arms and is very popular as a place to relax for a quiet drink. Casual dining is experienced in a very relaxed atmosphere with either counter meals or the restaurant. There is a bar and pool tables are available.

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Jarrahdale Transportation

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    by keeweechic Written Mar 21, 2005

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    There is no permanent public transport to Jarrahdale. If driving from Perth, take the Albany Highway then the South Western Highway to Jarradale Road.

    Jarradale is around 30 mins south east of Perth.

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Jarrahdale Shopping

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    by keeweechic Written Mar 25, 2005

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    Just down the road from the old Jarrahdale Post Office and General Store is the more modern Gianatti Shops. You can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, groceries, newspapers, takeway foods, buy your stamps and find any local crafts.

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Jarrahdale Off The Beaten Path

  • Armadale

    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...

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  • 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...

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  • Serpentine Dam

    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...

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