An easy day trip from Perth,Kalamunda National Parkis one of the less frequented large parks of the Darling Scarp. The 375 hectare national park is notable for its diversity of native plants.
- Park Entry Fees:No
- Activity:Horse Riding,Bush Walking
Piesse Brook runs through the park and the rising slopes of its valley are covered with open woodland of jarrah, marri, wandoo and butter gum. Butter gum is an uncommon species with a powdery bark, because of its white bark it is sometimes called Darling Range ghost gum. The heath plants of the understorey flower profusely in late winter and spring. The park is home to some extremely rare plant species which exist nowhere else.
Walk Trail Access
Visitors can access the Kalamunda National Park at Spring, Fern or Schipp Roads, where they will find car park areas. From these points the walk trails through the park are accessible. The other access option is to enter through either Beelu National Park or Jorgensen Reserve. Jorgensen Reserve is located on the southern border of Kalamunda National Park and contains toilet and picnic facilities, including barbeques. Beelu National Park is to the north, and is where walkers will find the northern entrance to the bridle track which crosses the park.
Kalamunda National Park is easily accessible from Perth CBD. The 45 minute drive is on sealed roads, and suitable for any vehicle.
This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au