The Shire of Kalamunda is located a 30 minutes' drive east of Perth, where the hills of the Darling Scarp meet the plains of the foothills. This unique location offers a mix of residential and rural areas scattered with hobby farms, vineyards, and orchards.

Kalamunda is an ideal daytrip for families and nature lovers alike. Spectacular forests are perfect for bushwalks, while lookouts provide excellent views across the coastal plains. Kalamunda offers visitors a variety of activities, from walking the Bibbulmun Track and travelling down the historic Zig Zag Scenic Drive, to the local history village which offers various activities for children.

More than 70 percent of the Shire of Kalamunda is made up of state forest, national parks, open space and water catchment areas. This provides visitors with plenty of opportunities for bushwalking, scenic drives and picnic spots. Also worth seeing are the local arts and craft galleries and their selections of public art.

Some of Kalamunda's other tourism features include: the historic Shire Cottage, Stirk Park, open garden displays, Lesmurdie Falls, forest wildflowers in season, heritage walk trails and spectacular city views by day and night. Kalamunda's events calendar features the Perth Hills Wine Show (September), the Zig Zag Festival (October), the Kalamunda Agricultural Show (April) and the Harvest Festival (May).

Kalamunda has a large collection of public art, including various sculptures, ceramics works and the famous stained glass window which is the largest community built stained glass window in Australia. The works can be found throughout the Shire, for the enjoyment of visitors to the area and residents.

Many restaurants and cafes are in Kalamunda's main shopping area and the town's surrounds. A range of bed and breakfasts, hotel accommodation and caravan parks are available.

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