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• Summer Cinema
January 8 Kelmscott
• Perth Trail Series 3
February 12 Serpentine
• Open Water Olympic
February 17-19 Champion Lakes
• Concerts in the Park –
Roleystone Musicians Club
February 19 Roleystone Primary
• Perth Trail Series 4
February 26 Bungendore Park
• Concerts in the Park –
Armadale City Concert
Band March 4 Memorial
• National Rowing
Championship March 5-11
• Minnawarra Festival March 17-18
Minnawarra & Memorial Park
• Kalamunda Agricultural Show
March 30-31 Kalamunda
• Hills Heartbeat Festival March
• Perth Autumn Festival
March to May (TBC) Perth Hills
Mundaring Shopping Village | Along Great Eastern Highway lies the
Mundaring Shopping Village, used not only by the locals but by the
landowners in the outlying areas too. Stop by for a coffee or lunch in
one of the cafes, or find an unusual treasure in the quirky gift shops.
Nichol Street | Starting at the Mundaring Arts Centre on Great Eastern
Highway, visit the centre’s galleries of work by local artists and
crafts people. In a country cottage next door you can grab coffee or
a homestyle country lunch. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the
old-time sweet store situated next door. Walking down Nichol Street,
the Mundaring Hotel has been recently refurbished and is a popular
spot during the weekends. Opposite is the famed Sculpture Park, with
shady areas for a picnic or for the kids to run amok.
he village sits high over Greenmount Hill and is a great
destination for a day trip, being only a 45-minute drive from
the city. Mundaring was one of the stops along the Eastern
Railway line in the late 1800s, and the town’s history is closely
linked with the creation of the Goldfields Pipeline.
Heritage | Mundaring and its
surrounds are full of history.
Visit the No.1 Pump Station to
discover the story behind the
Goldfields Pipeline, or wander
round the historic Mundaring
Weir Hotel before taking in the
views of the Mundaring Weir.
For the literary-minded, the
Katharine Susannah Prichard
Writing Centre is along
Great Eastern Highway and
offers a chance for visitors to
learn about one of the state’s
Nature | The Perth Hills
Centre along Allen Road in
Mundaring is open every day
(except Christmas Day) from
10am to 4pm. There are walk
trails, cycle paths and a shop
offering gifts and drinks. The
centre also provides fantastic
camping facilities. Lake
Leschenaultia offers the visitor
scenic walks, wildlife viewing,
safe paddling beaches and
opportunities for canoeing.
CHAMPION LAKES REGATTA CENTRE
‘Mindah-lung’ means ‘high place on a high place’
Lakes Regatta Centre (Photography
Armadale Redevelopment Authority).
Nichol Street, Mundaring, with
Mundaring Art Awards flags.
Boating and watersport enthusiasts now have a world-class facility
in Armadale. The Champion Lakes Regatta Centre is the state’s only
purpose-built rowing facility with a huge 55ha lake, a 2000m rowing
course, a warm-up lake and clubhouse. The centre also has landscaped
cycling and walking paths and two safe swimming beaches with picnic
areas just perfect for young families.
The Residential Public Beach has shade and facilities for a hot day.
You don’t have to be an Olympic rower to use the lakes either. The open
water areas can be used for canoeing and boating but it’s BYO boat.
For those wishing to give the sport a go, contact the Champion
Lakes Boating Club or visit their website for more information about
their Come and Try Days.
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