Exploring the Perth Hills Armadale has never been more on point, and when it’s in the cooler weather during Makuru season we can’t think of a better way to explore in the open fresh air, cosy up to fire places and indulge in some seriously delicious winter treats.
Before you hide away and hibernate in the few months of winter, rise early, start the engine and head up to Perth Hills Armadale to truly experience Mother Nature’s beauty right here in our back yard. Walk the many local trails or simply kick back and enjoy a good cosy meal next to the fire place; whatever your mood, Armadale’s winter has it all.
Discover wildlife on Walk Trails
Got an outdoors enthusiast in the pack? Why not dust off those hiking boots visit Wungong Regional Park. Enjoy at sunrise or sunset either way you’ll adore hiking through Wungong walk trails surrounded by eucalypts trees and forest red-tailed black cockatoos who breed and nest within the park. Or if you prefer a different scenery try one of many walking trails at Roley Pools (totalling in four to be exact!) you’ll be left in awe with the breathtaking views of wildlife and native bushland. Similar to Wungong Regional Park and Roley Pools, there are additional trails available depending on your comfort level or preferred terrain. Visit TrailsWA and head to Armadale’s destination page to learn more or pop into the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre to pick up local trail maps.
McRobert Distillery tour and tastings
What a better way to warm the soul than spirit tastings at McRobert Distillery. Experience the McRobert distilling process first hand and see what goes on behind the scenes by booking a tour and tastings in the comfort of their upstairs facility followed by an informative overview of the entire distillery operation. Can’t make it to their upstairs facility? No stress! Their new cellar door is the new kid on the block! Their tasting room is now open in Kelmscott so grab a bottle (or two) of their locally made Australian whisky to take home.
McRobert Disillery cellar door shop: Shop 1/2870 Albany Highway, Kelmscott
Cosy up to the fireplace to Christmas roast at The Last Drop Elizabethan
If you’re looking for a hearty winter roast then The Last Drop Elizabethan has your back. Round up your hungry pals and head over to the local fav where they will be having Christmas in July and your chance to devour their famous roast which will be available from Monday 24 July to Sunday 30 July. To top it all off you can cosy up next to the fireplace with the family or enjoy the crispy fresh air in the village green. Book a spot before they run out by ringing the team direct on 9399 4531
Market and food trucks galore
We sure do love a good market and food truck day and what better excuse than the long weekend and school holidays to check them out!
Bedfordale Bush Markets
Travel to the picturesque district of Perth to visit the Bedfordale Bush Markets, a rural market in the bush with a rustic ambience. It’s the ideal place to look for a cute handcrafted gift or just pick up something new for yourself considering there are so many local artists and foodies showcasing their unique items under one roof. Every market has a theme so be sure to check their social page for more info – www.bedfordalemarkets.com.au
Where: 40 Admiral Road Bedfordale
When: Second Saturday of the month from 9am to 1pm
Shipwreck Park Food Trucks in Hilbert
Take the night of cooking and devour your choice of amazing tasty cuisine and enjoy the live entertainment plus there’s a playground to keep the little ones busy.
Where: Shipwreck Park, corner of Forest and Eleventh Road, Hilbert
When: Scheduled fortnightly. Three happening on June 1, 15 and 30, two scheduled on July 13 and 24 from 3.30 to 8.30pm.
Nature Play in winter
Get the kiddos outside and into nature! Become a nature scavenger at Bungendore Park, make leaf boats and see it drift down the creek in Rushton Park; challenge yourself and create your very own obstacle course at Robot Park in Piara Waters. Explore and see what you can smell, hear and see! Nothing beats spending the day exploring the stunning Perth Hills scenery with your family, finding surreal moments and discovering outdoor treasures. Pick up a copy of the City of Armadale Nature Passport at the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre for more inspo.
There’s a number of playgrounds that’s suit each and every adventuring mind from Robot Park in Piara Waters, Memorial Park in Armadale or Shipwreck Park in Hilbert. Whichever you feel, there’s no doubt that these epic playgrounds will keep the tiny ones busy! Plus In Armadale and the Perth Hills region, there are loads of parks, playgrounds, and open spaces where you can grill up a storm for those in-between meal breaks. We’d like to add that Memorial Park does not include a BBQ facility, however, there are plenty of cafés nearby for a quick bite.
Treasure Hunting in Armadale
Find out the historical secrets and the hidden treasures that Armadale keeps tucked away and what better way than Geocaching. Now that winter is here, it’s the perfect time to head out, hunt and explore the region. Pack the snacks, grab your smart phone, download the free app, then stop by the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre for maps and instructions for the four treasure trails in Armadale.
For more information, maps and brochures, visit the local experts at the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre or follow us on Facebook @PerthHillsArmadale and on Instagram. Don’t forget to share your adventures with us using #Perthhillsarmadale and you can be featured on our pages.