Mundaring, known as the Heart of the Perth Hills, is only 20 km east of Midland Tourist Park. It is a place where you can immerse yourself in nature. There are plenty of trails to explore in the surrounding national parks and State forest for cyclists and bushwalkers. The off road 1000 km Munda Biddi Trail, Kep Track and Railway Reserves Heritage Trail (loop) are recognized as one of the top trails in Western Australia.
John Forrest National Park has a variety of unique plant communities and wildlife and offers many walk trails to enjoy its spectacular seasonal wildflowers and waterfalls as well as beautiful picnic spots.
The town of Mundaring itself offers excellent facilities, including an arts centre with regular changing contemporary exhibitions. You can find a delightful collection of boutique wineries and historic taverns nestled in the villages that dot the surrounding landscape. Come here during the warmer months and enjoy an exciting programme of outdoor events including concerts and cinema with the forest providing a dramatic backdrop to the entertainment.
Mundaring Weir is the start point of the famous “Golden Pipeline”, the amazing engineering feat of CY O’Connor. Although the project was completed over a hundred years ago, it remains the longest freshwater pipeline in the World today. It carries its precious cargo 560km across country to its destination in the eastern Goldfields.
The No 1 Pump Station at the weir pays tribute to the “brilliant scheme of madness” as the pipeline project was originally dubbed. Come here and learn about the vision of the individuals who conceived the pipeline and hear stories told by the people who built it.
Lake Leschenaultia, just 15 minutes from Mundaring, is a beautiful freshwater lake. It was originally built to provide water for the steam engines on the Eastern Railway network. You can take the scenic walk or cycle around the lake, hire a canoe, or just relax under the shady trees and enjoy a picnic or barbecue.
For further information, trail maps and suggestions for making the most of your time in Mundaring contact Mundaring Visitor Centre on (08) 9295 0202.
You can download the Perth Hills discovery map here
The information has been provided by the Mundaring Visitor Centre.