The Mundaring Arts Centre is in the main shopping area of Mundaring. The gallery has displays of artwork for sale as well as demonstrations. Exhibits are changed regularly and feature works of regional and local artists. A great avenue for local artists to show their works.more
The community Sculpture Park was opened in 1988 and was designed as a place to display art about the local history and natural environment. One display of bronze exhibits is known as ‘The Tourists” and created by Stuart Elliot. They were placed in the park in 1990. To date eight Western Australian artists have created sculptures within the park.more
A 27km walking trail which begins at Mundaring Weir Road. The trail includes the Dam and the CY O’Connor museum. It continues along the old horse tramway through forests, orchards and farmland along the top of the Darling Range to Carmel. It then descends via Bickley Valley to the reservoir. More for the experienced bushwalker. There are several...more
On the corner opposite the Mundaring Weir Hotel is an old historic hall which was originally called the Mechanics Institute. It was opened in 1908 and during the construction of the Mundaring Weir, it was used as a classroom. House in the old hall today is the Mundaring Weir Gallery which displays of crafts from local crafts folks. Plenty of gift...more
The trail is part of the Golden Pipeline Project devised by C Y O’Connor who successfully managed to pump water from Perth to the goldfields of Kalgoorlie. It was further than any water had been pumped before at that time. The scheme was opened in 1903. The trail links sites between Mundaring Weir and Kalgoorlie. Two signposted walk trails will...more
South Ledge is near the Mundaring Weir Dam on the road to Kalamunda. Ecologically the area has some significance as it represents the transition from cap rocks to granite outcrops with its species of plants and flora. It is a popular picnic site, with bbq’s, and during the spring is especially pretty with the wildflowers in bloom.more
One of the many tracks in the area is the Bibbulmun Track. The walking trail travels roughly around 1000kms from Kalamunda in the Darling Ranges to Albany on the south coast of Western Australia. Bibbulmun comes from the Aboriginal word and was used to describe tribes who roamed around parts of the South West and often travelled great distances for...more
This park has one of the largest English Oak trees in Western Australia along with numous trees from many parts of the world. There are bbq and picnic facilities and walking trails which begin within the park. You can also camp overnight in the park and perhaps see a kangaroo or wallaby amongst other inhabitants.more
Cockatoo Care was launched to help protect the survival of cockatoos in Western Australia. The project was set up by the water corporation and the Western Australian Museum. The research is providing a better understand of the breeding of cockatoos which have been declining since colonial times. The awareness board has been placed above the...more
The Helena Reserve extends 12km upstream from the wall of the dam. It then divides into two main sources – the Helena and Darkin Rivers. The reservoir has its maximum depth of 40 metres at the wall. The reservoir supplies drinking water so a high level of quality is maintained. No swimming is allowed in the reservoir.more
Mundaring Weir Dam was built in the 1890’s with the aim to provide water to the Goldfields Water Scheme. The Eastern Goldfields development was desperate of water at the time. The idea originated from C.Y. O’Connor, the colony’s chief engineer, who planned to raise the water the 400km up to Kalgoorlie via pumping stations. He was both scorned and...more
This café with its own Eiffel Tower out the front has become well known in dining, in fact it won a gold plate dining aware in 2003 for its category. Their speciality is beautiful pastries but they also are popular with a wonderful a la carted dinner. With a feel of the French Mediterranean, the restaurant also offers breakfast and lunch. There is...more
The original one storey part of the hotel was built in 1898 by Fred Jacoby on the first piece of freehold land. Some of the building materials were brought out by sailing ship from England. Because of its close location to Mundaring Weir and the reservoir, it was originally called the Reservoir Hotel. The two-storey addition was built around 1906....more
Enroute to the Mundaring Weir Dam is a little tea rooms called the Lavender Patch. They offer a specialty cuisine using lavender from their gardens along with lavender plants & craft items for sale and will also prepare picnic hampers. Their various sized function rooms can cater for private events and functions.more
The Last Drop Tavern is just off Railway Road in a very English styled Tudor building. The restaurant and tavern is open for lunch 12 noon to 2.00pm daily and for dinner 6.30pm – 8.30pm Monday to Thursday, 6.00pm – 9.00pm Friday and Saturday and 5.30pm – 8.00pm Sunday.
There is live music Thursday to Sunday and they serve a wide selection of Darling Range and European boutique beers on tap and a wide selection of fine wines.
By Car : From Perth city you can take Guildford Rd or Great Eastern Highway through Midland, towards Mundaring.
By Bus :The Greyhound Pioneer bus passes through Mundaring to Perth and Adelaide. T
By Train : There is a train which travels from Perth to Midland and a bus station at midland to Mundaring.
The airport is around 30kms
The Kalamunda Markets are open on the first Saturday of each month. Just of the main street, the markets are full of local produce, arts and crafts, jewellery - all the variety of stalls you find in a good local market. There is a DJ providing music throughout the day and plenty of cafe's and restaurants, and other shopping open in the main street.
The markets are popular and so parking can be hard to get earlier in the morning. If you go around lunchtime, it seems to get a little easier.
As you are approaching York, you will pass the turn off to the York Olive Oil Company. Their factory shop sell fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil, straight from the press and they were pressing on the day I drove by. The shop is open on Sundays, most public holidays and (when pressing) daily throughout the harvest season from April to June. Location : ...more
Just of the Great Southern Hwy and about 20kms before entering York you will come across Mount Observation on your right. A small dirt road winds it way up around the mount amongst the gum trees and flora. There is an elevated picnic spot which overlooks a eucalypt forest. There is also an orienteering trail (Maps are available from the Tourist...more
York is a delightful old historic town in the Avon Valley around 3/4 east of Mundaring. The town was first surveyed in 1930 by Robert Dale and was named after the city of York in England and established in 1831 on the banks of the Avon River when the first settlers arrived. It was the first inland European settlement in Western Australia.The towns...more
The Mundaring Loop Trail is a good mountain biking trail rated easy to moderate. The trail covers 15.5 km and starts at the Hills Forest Activity Centre car park on Allen Road. Not for the novice rider as the terrain can sometimes be difficult and time consuming. There are biking maps available in most cycling stores or from BikeWest.