The Kalamunda Hills have an abundance of attractions to cater for the needs of the most discerning of tourists especially those seeking nature based activities combined with unique dining and leisure experiences. Maps of the local area are available at reception and are free of charge.
Here are some details of some of the more popular destinations:
The village of Kalamunda provides for all your local shopping needs. It has all the standard amenities as well as many unique and interesting specialty shops. It is located just one kilometre to the South and can be reached by driving along Williams Street or Railway Road, or walking along the footpath in front of Rosebridge House. You may choose to get there by a leisurely stroll along the historic bridle path which separates Williams Street and Railway Road. The local markets, featuring some of the local wares, operates on the first Saturday of every month in the Village Square.
The largest folk museum in WA depicts the unique early Hills settler life and industries. Centred around the original Darling Range Railway, it is situated at top of Kalamunda Village and is open Mon – Thurs and Sat from 10 -3pm and Sun 1.30 -4.30pm.
Zig Zag Tourist Drive
Once the railway line from the timber mills in the Hills to Midland, this scenic drive provides spectacular views across the Swan Valley, the Perth metropolitan area, the Cityscape and as far as Rottnest Island. Williams Street becomes the ‘Zig Zag’ to the North of Rosebridge House.
Walking Trails including the world famous Bibbulmun Track
There are many well marked walking trails in the surrounding bush which cater for the casual or serious hiker. Maps are available at the office.
National Parks forests and bush land
There are several National Parks in the region such as John Forrest, Pickering Brook and Mundaring. All Parks have excellent picnic facilities and are all identified on the Tourist maps.
Galleries, craft and curio shops
A vast array of quaint and unique shops are scattered around the Hills and most can be found in and around the Village.
Located on Walnut Road in the Bickley Valley, tours are conducted on Sundays at 2pm with night tours on 8 nights per month (excl June, July and August). Bookings essential for night Tours.
Open Gardens, Nurseries and Garden Centres
Some of Perth’s finest specialist Nurseries including the award winning Zanthorrea Native Nursery and Melville Rose Farm are within easy driving distance.
Picnic areas, a well defined walking trail and superb views over Perth are features of the falls which are at their best from spring to autumn.
A lovely scenic drive through State Forest from Kalamunda takes you to the Weir and the fascinating C. Y. O’Connor Museum. A visit to the Historic Mundaring Weir Hotel is also a unique Hills experience. Find out how Kalgoorlie gets its water.
Wildflowers in season
Western Australia has a word wide reputation for its spectacular wildflowers and the largest variety is on our doorstep in the Kalamunda Hills. The area bursts into colour from July – September.
Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail
Explore the award-winning Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail with the help of a tourist map (please ask at the office), you can visit the numerous restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries, seasonal roadside stalls art galleries, wildlife and family attractions. The Guilford Visitors Centre is bursting with information and the friendly and helpful volunteers are only too willing to help you with any enquiries that you have regarding the Swan Valley and surrounding districts.
Centrally located between two of Perth’s best resort courses – The Vines and Araluen, lies Hillview Public Golf Course and Tavern just five minutes form Rosebridge House.
Heartfield Country Club is an 18 hole course situated in nearby Forrestfield. The club house provides lounge and sports bar facilities as well as a pro shop. Open to public Monday and Tuesday.
Abundant bushwalking tracks for all levels including the world famous Bibbulmun Track which commences in Kalamunda and stretches 963 kilometres to Albany on the South Coast. You can experience it either by short day trips or tackle larger sections by camping out at campsites along the way.
Mountain Bike Riding
Commencing at the Hills Forest discovery Centre Mundaring is the Munda Biddi trail it is a world-class nature-based off-road cycling experience.
Alegria Body studio, Gym Tonic, and vibrant health and fitness are all local gyms offering a variety of classes, equipment and facilities to suit your fitness needs.
Dense native forests offer perfect opportunities for the horse riding enthusiast to sample trekking at one of the local riding schools such as Avonlea.
Beautiful public tennis courts are located just two minutes drive from Rosebridge House.
Kalamunda Water Park - Provides thrills and spills for those who enjoy riding the slides and tubes. (Summer only).
Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema
Outdoor cinema set in the Perth hills operates from approximately November to April. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy a meal under the stars before the show, blankets and cushions advisable if cool. Gates open 7pm – Show starts 8.15pm (or when dark). Contact details (08) 9299 6117. Info line (08) 9295 6190
Situated in the NEW Midland Gate Shopping Centre, Ace Cinemas Midland Gate offers the ultimate luxury movie experience in their 2 Ace Cine Gold lounges and additional 6 big screens, with prime viewing luxury armchair seating, fully licensed lounge bar and light meals menu with in- cinema service. Plenty of roof top parking provided with full disability services. Located on Great Eastern Highway, Midland. Contact details (08) 9250 2620.
Kalamunda Visitors Centre 0427848121
For more information on local attractions, activities, eateries etc. contact the visitors centre located at the Kalamunda library, Railway Rd, Kalamunda
Mon - Sun 10am-4pm