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.more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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.more
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 Museummore
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...more
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....more
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...more
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.
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.
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.
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...more
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...more
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...more