A half hour drive from the centre of Perth, nestled among the trees and hills of the Darling Range, lies the town of Darlington. Darlington has a warm village atmosphere and is the centre of arts and crafts galleries, wineries and historical buildings. Darlington also has some great views of the Perth city skyline.

The Darlington Post Office still operates on its original site and St Cuthbert's Church and cricket oval are also worth a look. Darlington's Olympic sized swimming pool has shaded sitting areas, a kiosk and barbeque facilities and is very popular spot for families in the hot summer months.

The Railway Reserve Heritage Trail, which retraces 70 kilometres of the Old Eastern Railway constructed from Fremantle to York in the 1880s, passes through Darlington. Dining is available at a local winery and several coffee shops.

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