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Places To Go in Mundaring Area


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Fred Jacoby Park

A landscaped park planted with trees from many parts of the world and equipped with picnic facilities and children's playground. Several walk trails start and end at the park.

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  • Natural Attractions:Local Parks & Gardens

Description

Located off Mundaring Weir Road Fred Jacoby Park is surrounded by state forest and consists of landscaped gardens and many trees planted from around the world.

Fred Jacoby is an ideal place for a family day out or picnic, there are pleasant walks that begin and pass through this site and features rolling grassland, exotic trees, picnic facilities and wood barbeques

It also contains one of the largest living English oak trees in Western Australia, surrounded by a boardwalk which enables visitors to get in under the canopy of this 140-year-old heritage-listed tree, whilst protecting the tree roots from compaction.  

Hovea Falls

Walk with a view

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  • Activities:Rock Climbing,Walking
  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Toilets,Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:Swimming Holes,Waterfalls

Description

This location offers amazing views of flora and fauna while you trail the park. It's a developed site which includes facilities.

John Forrest National Park

26km east of Perth. Bushwalks, wildlife and wildflowers, small admission charge.

Details

  • Facilities:BBQ,Picnic Facilities,Walking Trails
  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves,Waterfalls
  • Activities:Walking

Description

Gas and electric barbecues in picnic area. The best time to visit is in winter or spring to see the blooms.

Lake Leschenaultia

Lake Leschenaultia is a 168 hectare bushland well known for its great canoeing, swimming, cycling and barbeque facilities.

Details

  • Activities:Canoeing,Walking
  • Facilities:BBQ,Cafe / Shops,Camping Allowed,Camping Ground,Kids Play Grounds,Toilets,Wheelchair Access
  • Natural Attractions:Rivers & Lakes

Description

Popular with families, it has cool shaded areas, lawns, white sand beaches and playground equipment. The park is open every day from 8.30am to dusk. Two walks available, 3km and 6km, the longer which takes 2 hours.

It is the perfect spot for a family picnic or outing with cool shaded areas, BBQs, lush lawns, white sand beaches and playground equipment. Shelters and Areas can be hired for exclusive use.

Mundaring Weir

One gold rush pioneer - CY O'Connor, actually did all his work from Perth. As the gold rush blossomed, the area became desperate for water supply, and it was O'Connor's vision that created the Mundaring Weir and pipeline extending over 550 km across the desert.

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  • Facilities:BBQ,Picnic Facilities
  • Natural Attractions:Points of Interest

Description

The Weir is still a vital water resource for a vast inland area of our state. Towns such as Kalgoorlie only exist today because of fresh water supply, most of which comes from the 21 million cubic metre catchment area to collect it - Mundaring Weir. It's a great place to learn about one of the most staggering engineering feats of early Australia, one O'Connor himself didn't even live to see. There's a museum, nature walks nearby, and places for barbecues and picnics and of course, the dam wall, which you can walk along the top of quite safely on an enclosed walkway.

Number 1 Pump Station

The world's longest freshwater pipeline is the stuff of legends and the perfect place to find out about the controversy and tragedy surrounding its development is No 1 Pump Station.

Details

  • Activities:Walking
  • Natural Attractions:Points of Interest

Description

Due to extensive works being carried out around Mundaring Weir the museum will be closed from 2 January 2013 until further notice.

On average, ninety million litres of water are pumped through Western Australia's 'Golden Pipeline' each day, in an engineering feat that has continued uninterrupted since 1903.  The start of the water's 560km journey is the impressive Mundaring Weir, set in a natural bush setting.

 

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