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Come Visit the Perth Hills

Posted: 30th November 2012

Nestled amongst the tranquil surrounds of natural bushland, the Perth Hills are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy all that the region has to offer.

Located only 35 minutes from the Perth CBD, the Perth Hills offer a rich tapestry of natural, cultural and historical attractions to entertain even the most discerning guest.

Shire President Cr Donald McKechnie said "The Perth Hills possess a rare beauty and serenity which encapsulates the Shire and is reflected by the friendliness of residents and the local community. The Shire of Kalamunda welcomes visitors to share in the wonders of the Perth Hills and experience the beauty of the region for themselves."

The newly developed Zig Zag Cultural Centre is the perfect place to start any visit to the Shire of Kalamunda. The friendly staff are able to advise you of must-see local attractions, such as wineries, scenic lookouts and the magnificence of Lesmurdie Falls. The region is also home to the Bibbulmun Track, one of the world's premier long distance walking trails. Stretching over 1000km from the Perth Hills to Albany, the Bibbulmun Track provides a scenic trek for hikers of all skill levels. Maps of popular local walking routes are available at the Cultural Centre.

Pop into the Zig Zag Art Gallery and witness the vibrant and diverse work of local artists. The Perth Hills are home to a prominent arts community, and this purpose built art gallery provides a place to showcase the regions talent.

Step back in time and visit the Kalamunda History Village Museum, a must see for any history buff. Located on the original site of the old Darling Range Railway Station, which was built in the 1890's, the Kalamunda History museum is the largest local museum in Western Australia.

Foodies visiting the region will not be disappointed, and will be transfixed by the local wineries, cuisine and numerous cafes. The Kalamunda Farmer's Market is held every Sunday morning at Central Mall, and has an abundance of fresh local produce and goods to sample.

On the first Sunday of each month Kalamunda Town Square hosts the Kalamunda Village Market. Wonder at the fine selection of jewelry, ceramics and art, or indulge in gourmet delicacies. With an assortment of stalls, entertainers and food, these traditional village markets have something for everyone.

Shire President Cr Donald McKechnie "The Kalamunda markets bring a real sense of community and celebrate the regions local produce and craftsmanship. The markets attract visitors from near and far, who enjoy the traditional market atmosphere and the original products on offer."

Slip and slide down the giant slides at the Kalamunda Water Park. The newly refurbished aquatic facility is a popular summer hang out for locals, and boasts an Olympic sized swimming pool, children's pool and of course, water slides!

Kalamunda is home to Kanyana Wildlife and Rehabilitation Centre which caters for the needs of injured native animals and is the perfect place to get up close and personal with some local fauna. The Centre runs day tours and nocturnal tours which are a great way to see the animals at their most active. For more details contact Kanyana Wildlife Centre on 9291 3900

For further information on the Perth Hills contact the Shire of Kalamunda Zig Zag Cultural Centre on 9257 9998.