Visit Kalamunda

A trip to the Perth Hills wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a few key attractions.

The Perth Hills is famous for it’s unspoilt natural environment, walk and bike trails and eclectic mix of wineries, farm-gate producers and curiosity shops. But did you know that the Perth Hills also boasts some of the best coffee in Perth, a packed-calendar of festivals and events and a range of cideries, boutique wineries and award-winning restaurants?
We’ve put together some sample day trips to help you plan your visit to the market and the hills region.

 
Head straight to the Kalamunda Artisan Market for a few hours of browsing, sampling and tasting the best Perth has to offer. Stop for a caffeine hit at one of Kalamunda’s renowned cafes  and take a quick walk to Lesmurdie Falls to appreciate the natural bushland and views across Perth to the coast.

 

 

 

After a few hours enjoying the Kalamunda Artisan Market, decide on your perfect winery in the Bickley / Carmel Valley for lunch.  Walk off your gourmet lunch trekking some of the infamous Bibbulmum Track, which starts in Kalamunda. Then either opt to visit some of the local wildlife at Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre or go back in time at the Kalamunda History Village,  the largest folk museum in western Australia. Head home via the Zig Zag Scenic Drive at sunset to capture 180-degree uninterrupted views across the city and as far as Rottnest Island.

 

 
 

Weekend Trip

Day 1:

Start your weekend strolling around the Kalamunda Artisan Markets before heading out further into the hills for your pick of lunch venue at one of the many cideries, wineries and restaurants . Get adventurous and off the beaten track by discovering one of the bike, walk or 4WD trails through the native bush  . Check in at one of the Perth Hill’s luxury spas or lodges to soak in a tub and listen to the forest sounds at dusk. Once darkness has arrived, book your spot at the Perth Observatory  to be guided on a fascinating tour of the night sky.

Day 2:

After breakfast at your accommodation or brunch at one of Kalamunda’s award-winning cafes, check out the weekly Sunday farmer’s market for a taste of the local scene and then book in for one of the hills unique and personal experiences. Try your farm skills at one of La Fattoria’s family tradition events or pick your own fruit and veg at the rustic Fruit Corner  in the orchard area of Pickering Brook. Whilst in the area, sample Core Cider House’s range of ciders and juices and then drive the full wine region with this handy self-drive tour map.
Head back into Kalamunda to immerse yourself in one of the art galleries, historical attractions, stunning gardens or to indulge in some homemade ice cream from the famous Collodels. Finish off your weekend with a scenic drive down the zig zag, stopping to watch the sun go down and savour your weekend away, a world away.