Mundaring

In the heart of the hills, Mundaring is a short 35 minute drive from the City of Perth. The community is warm, friendly, multicultural and welcoming, enriched by the traditions of past generations and days gone by.

Mundaring is home to the amazing engineering feat of the Mundaring Weir, where the Golden Pipeline starts its journey to Kalgoorlie Boulder. Water is pumped 560 kilometres from Mundaring Weir in peaceful Helena River Valley to Kalgoorlie. Following wet winters, the dramatic sight of the Mundaring Weir overflowing draws sightseers and residents alike to the valley.

It was at Mundaring that bushranger Moondyne Joe roamed among the tall jarrah trees and scaled the rocky outcrops of what is now John Forrest National Park on the side of Greenmount Hill. Wildlife abounds and beautiful birds and wildflowers can be found right throughout the Shire.

Cyclists and walkers can enjoy the heritage trails running through small picturesque villages including Darlington, Glen Forrest, Parkerville and Chidlow. You can also go horse riding, canoeing or play a round of golf. Magnificent gardens are open to the public in spring and autumn.

Cultural, orchestral and pop concerts held in a unique bushland setting are a feature of many summer evenings. The outdoor cinema screens fabulous movies under the stars in the warmer months. In spring the bush is alive with colour, with native flora including kangaroo paws, spider orchids, leschenaultias and hoveas.

Visitors can enjoy an early morning walk as the mist rises in the treetops and the joyful laughter of the kookaburra heralds a new day. These are the sights and sounds of the bush which 'feed the souls' of local artists, authors and artisans. A pastime much enjoyed by many visitors is browsing through the local craft shops or paying a visit to one of the galleries and studios exhibiting local fine art.

With Mundaring's tourism being predominantly nature based, there are many facilities and outdoor activities to enjoy in the area: walk trails, Lake Leschenaultia, John Forrest National Park, Mundaring Weir and the Golden Pipeline, wildlife sanctuaries and a marsupial hospital.

A range of food is available from a la carte restaurants, cafes and take away outlets. Hotels, farm and homestay properties, as well as cottage accommodation, offer overnight or longer term bed and breakfast facilities. Guests may choose to sample fine wines at local wineries or enjoy a meal at one of the many excellent restaurants throughout the Hills.



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