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Beverley Information Centre

The heritage wheatbelt town of Beverley is 130 kilometres east of Perth on the Avon River. Founded in 1838, Beverley is one of Western Australia's oldest settlements.

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Beverley is a vibrant rural community with a population of 1700. Located in the western central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, Beverley is less than 140km east of Perth. The Shire is home of a highly productive broad acre farming industry with a smaller diversified agricultural base, such as perennial horticulture, also finding a home here.

First permanently settled by Europeans in the second half of the 19th Century, Beverley has a long and proud history. This pride prevails today as one of only a few rural communities in the state that is growing.

Located on the banks of the famous Avon River, the town of Beverley is an attractive place to visit and live in. All services and facilities expected of a progressive community are available, including high quality educational and medical establishments.

Beverley is a quiet agricultural town with a proud history - for visitors it is a chance to experience life in a heritage country town. Stroll down the main street and admire the variety of architectural styles. Go for a flight in a glider or try out the golf course and take the kids to explore the banks of the Avon River. Visit the Station Gallery and meet the artist in residence, then enjoy a coffee or a beer and a good country meal!

Information Centre

Staffed by volunteers, the Information Centre offers help and advice about tourist attractions, events, accommodation, services and community contacts in the town.

Located at the Aeonautical Museum in Vincent Street

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm
Saturday: 9am-12.30pm
Sunday: 9am-4pm

Bindoon - Chittering Tourist Centre

Just one hour's drive from Perth, the stunning Chittering Valley is fast emerging as a popular wine, food and sculpture trail.

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Just one hour's drive from Perth, the stunning Chittering Valley is fast emerging as a  popular wine,  food and sculpture trail.   The easily accessible trail takes you through the valley's tranquil rolling hills offering views of vines, orchards, pasture and bushland. Sample some of the many award winning wines along the way, choose a venue for lunch or take a picnic.  The trail begins in Bullsbrook and winds its way along Chittering Road ending at Jylland Vineyard near Gingin.

Stay overnight at a farmstay, bed & breakfast or chalet, there are many to choose from..

In Bindoon, the Brockman Centre houses the Bindoon Heritage Museum and the Bindoon Arts and Crafts centre.  There are wonderful displays of wildflowers in spring, culminating in the annual Chittering Wildflower Festival in September. The Bindoon Agricultural Show is held in October. You can even enjoy a tour of the working orchards and take home freshly picked fruit.

An important   landmark of the area is the co-educational Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon, ten kilometres north of Bindoon. East of the College lies the huge hardwood forest knows as Julimar, where tracts of wildflowers can  be seen. Visits to this area are by arrangement with the Chittering Visitor Centre.

Call in at our Visitor Centre in Bindoon for information on the wine & sculpture trail, accommodation, attractions, gifts, local produce and souvenirs, or phone us on
9576 1100 for friendly & helpful advice.

 

 

Mandurah Visitor Centre

For information about Mandurah and the Peel region, the Mandurah Visitor Centre is the place to go.

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The Peel Region encompasses a wide variety of refreshing experiences.

Here, you can smell wildflowers along a bush trail, stretch your legs on a world-class golf course, catch a glimpse of underwater marvels on a diving expedition, taste luscious, award-winning wines, cast a fishing line or a crabbing net, dine first-class, pitch a tent amidst the sound of a babbling stream, or walk out into shimmering ocean waves.

Trek a section of the famous Bibbulmun Track or cycle a leg of the new Munda Biddi Cycle Trail. Try your hand at white water rafting, visit a feature garden or just relax as you enjoy the Peel Region's extensive smorgasbord of natural delights - a network of inland waterways, wetlands, lakes, forests, National Parks and sandy ocean beaches. The Peel is a great place to get back to nature.

Less than sixty minutes drive south from Perth and only 48 minutes by train, the Peel Region covers an area of 5,500 square kilometers and includes five sub-regions: Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Murray (including Pinjarra and Dwellingup), Boddington, Waroona and Mandurah.  Each region with its unique characteristics and visitor attractions is featured on this website.

You can explore the Peel region on a day excursion from Perth, or spend some extra time to really enjoy the region whilst relaxing in a range of superb holiday accommodation.  For your extra enjoyment, festivals and special events take place year round (see Whats On). To help make your visit complete, the Mandurah Destination Guide, maps and a lot of other useful holiday information can be found by contacting the Mandurah Visitor Centre on 9550 3999.

Mandurah
Pinjarra
Waroona
Boddington
Serpentine-Jarrahdale
Dwellingup

Mundaring Visitor Centre

Mundaring - The Heart of the Perth Hills

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Drop down a gear…. Enjoy a breath of fresh air and discover a whole new world in the heart of the hills, just 40 minutes from Perth.

Immerse yourself in nature. Walk or cycle some amazing trails, take a scenic drive through spectacular State forest, enjoy the region’s arts, history and culture, or simply throw down the picnic blanket and chill out in a secluded spot, tucked away from the world.

The Shire of Mundaring covers an area of 644 sq. km and one third of its total area is State Forest. Our villages are steeped in a rich history, closely linked by the old railway line that is now the fabulous Railway Reserves Heritage Trail stretching some 59kms through the shire. The amazing engineering feat that is the Mundaring Weir with the water pipeline to the Eastern Goldfields region is also here.

The Munda Biddi off road cycle trail starts in the town of Mundaring and there is numerous other walk and cycle trails to explore. We have a terrific range of accommodation on offer; fine food at award winning restaurants, country taverns, wineries, arts and wildlife, plus a range of exciting events on the calendar, including the very popular Mundaring Truffle Festival and Darlington Arts Festival. The Shire is also home to beautiful Lake Leschenaultia, the Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary and the Perth Hills Discovery Centre.

Mundaring Visitor Centre
7225 Great Eastern Highway
Mundaring 6073

Tel 9295 0202

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Mundaring Weir

The Mundaring Visitor Centre

The Mundaring Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week, Mon–Sat 9.30am–4.00pm and 10.00am-2.30pm Sundays and most Public Holidays* The centre is conveniently situated in the centre of Mundaring , sharing the old school house with the Shire’s District Museum. Ample parking is available.

We have a great range of free brochures on local walk and cycle trails and we sell Munda Biddi Trail and Bibbulmun Track maps, as well as a range of local products, gifts, cards and postcards, so do come in for a browse. Our friendly staff and volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge and look forward to welcoming you.

*Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

Northam Visitor Centre

The Northam Visitor Centre is your one stop shop for all things Northam. Call in for info on things to see and do, a fantastic art gallery, gifts and souvenirs, and a myriad of interesting displays.

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The Northam Visitor Centre, located on the banks of the river, includes free Wi-fi, an interpretive space featuring the “Sense of Place” Migrant Exhibition, Northam’s First People Exhibition, and environmental displays. Visit the Centre for advice on places to see, stay and eat while you are in the area, information on heritage sites and the places of interest that you may enjoy during your stay, a wide range of local produce and artwork, and a great selection of souvenirs and gifts to remember your time in Northam. From $12 per person you can also experience one of the Centre’s increasingly popular ‘Bilya Bidi’ Tours to soak up Northam’s rich heritage and beautiful surrounds. 

 

Open 9am-4pm 7 davs every week (excluding major public holidays)

Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre

Armadale – so close, so unexpected! An amazing place to visit for a day trip or weekend escape. With fresh, unique, natural new experiences - there is something for everyone.

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We provide a fantastic range of services including:

FREE booking service for all accommodation, tours and cruises
FREE holiday planners and a large range of state-wide accommodation, day and extended tour information brochures
Friendly, expert advice for all WA holiday plans
DEC Park Passes and Books
Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail maps
A great selection of local craft, souvenirs and gifts
A wide range of Transperth bus and train timetables.
The Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre is conveniently located just off Armadale Road "Where the Highways meet" at the Junction of Albany Highway, South Western Highway and Armadale Road.

Perth Hills Discovery Centre

The Center is home of the Nearer to Nature programs and offers visitors a range of outdoor, nature based experiences to raise awareness and understanding of our forests as well as having fun.

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The Department of Environment and Conservation's Nearer to Nature team provides the community with unique, enjoyable activities that help participants discover marvellous natural areas in and around Perth.

Nearer to Nature’s overall aim is to increase the community’s environmental awareness, knowledge and skills, including the related heritage of Indigenous and European cultures.

Perth Hills Visitor Centre

The friendly staff at the Perth Hills Visitor Centre will provide you with a range of information on local attractions to help you enjoy your visit to the Shire of Kalamunda and Perth Hills.

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Situated in the Zig Zag Cultural Centre, the Visitor Centre offers:

Up-to-date information on where to go, where to stay and what to do within the Shire of Kalamunda: this includes local maps, bushwalking guides and a comprehensive range of brochures on local attractions.
A retail outlet offering a diverse selection of quality locally-made merchandise including pottery, woodwork, bags, books, cards, arts and crafts.
Maps and information on local wineries & tasting tours.
Entry to the Kalamunda History Village.
The visitors Centre prides itself on customer service, the promotion of the region, supporting local arts and craft groups, promoting local tourism operators.

Space is available for hire to local and regional tourism operators and associated businesses at a rate of $50 per week to promote their product or service. This includes promotion on the LCD screen in the centre and can be booked for month long blocks.  For more information contact us on 9257 9998.

Rockingham Visitor Centre

Just 40km South of Perth, Rockingham is much more than award winning beaches – there’s something special for everyone. Whether you want to surf, dive, swim, play golf, meet dolphins, penguins or sea lions, taste award winning wines, eat great food while you watch the world go by, or learn about our region’s indigenous heritage. It’s right here in Rockingham.

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Natural Attractions

You can swim with or watch the world famous Rockingham Dolphins or take a cruise on a boat to experience the best of iconic Australian nature experiences. Penguin Island has magnificent rugged coastline and shallow, protected bays, a wonderful place to explore both on land and in the water.

Underwater Paradise

Rockingham has over 40km of magnificent open water to explore with scuba diving or Snorkelling for all ages and levels of ability. The Saxon Ranger dive wreck is offshore at Safety Bay. The West Coast Dive Park is within Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, an area renowned for its safe calm waters, pristine beaches, and abundance of fish species.

Tours & Activities

Rockingham has a variety of tours and activities for the young and young at heart.Safety Bay is a world renowned windsurfing and kite-surfing destination for keen and experienced surfers. If you have never tried it before, you can learn to windsurf or kite-surf ideal, gentle conditions at Safety Bay or take a surfing lesson in the perfect beginner’s waves at Secret Harbour. Enjoy a picnic or a barbeque on the superb shaded grass of Bell and Churchill Parks beside the calm, clear waters of Rockingham Beach. With plenty of tables and BBQ facilities plus a huge play area for kids, it’s the ideal family area for fun and relaxation.

Perth’s Golf Coast

Rockingham boasts some of the most challenging and picturesque golf courses in the Perth Metropolitan area. The stretch of coast from Kwinana to Mandurah is home to five top quality golf courses which have justifiably given rise to the term ‘Golf Coast’. Clubs are located only a short drive from the Rockingham town centre and offer great value with green fees starting from as low as $18.

Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail

The Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail is one of WA’s most promising wine regions, located in the renowned Tuart soils of the Rockingham hinterland with most wineries only a short drive from the Rockingham City centre. The Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail is part of the greater Peel Wine Region, which takes in local and national award winning wineries from as far south as Lake Clifton and as far east as Jarrahdale. All the wineries are a comfortable drive apart and perfect for a pleasant day’s tasting with family and friends.

Restaurants & Cafés

A short drive of 45 minutes south of the Perth CBD will bring you to some of the Best dining experiences found anywhere in WA, not only for the quality of the cuisine but also the superb Settings boasted by many of the establishments. Many of Rockingham’s restaurants have an ever changing range of menu items utilising seasonal produce plus the best local ingredients, including Cockburn Sound mussels and local seafood.

Points of Interest

CATALPA RESCUE - Escape of the Fremantle Six in 1876 Learn about the historic Escape of six members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (Fenians) from Fremantle Prison in 1876.

Z FORCE MEMORIAL A short distance past the Catalpa Memorial by the Jetty is the memorial commemorating the Z Force. The Z Force was formed during World War II and was a combination of British and Australian Army, Navy and Air Forces.

NAVAL MEMORIAL PARK Situated on the corner of Rockingham Beach Rd and Governor Rd is a memorial dedicated to the memory of HMAS Perth and those who perished with her.

CAPE PERON Once a main observation post for a World War II coastal battery, the lookout gives a commanding view of Cockburn Sound, the attractive coastline and the Shoalwater Island Marine Park.

GARDEN ISLAND The site of a maintenance facility for the Royal Australian Navy, with a causeway 13,809 feet (4,209 metres) long linking it with the mainland. However, public access to the island is by private boat only.

ROCKINGHAM FORESHORE Rockingham is well known for its shady, grassed foreshores and beautiful clean beaches. Rockingham foreshore has picnic tables, benches and free electric bbq’s amongst the trees. With Excellent children’s playgrounds, it’s the perfect spot for a family day out.

Aquatic Playground

If you love the sun on your back and your toes in the sand, you’ll adore Rockingham’s beaches, some of the best in Perth. For safe, calm, shallow water swimming and sandy beaches, Rockingham Beach, Palm Beach, Safety Bay, Shoalwater, Warnbro and Port Kennedy are the best places to go.

Shopping

Rockingham has a range of shopping centres spread throughout the region that are easy to find and located on major roads.

Local History

A number of heritage trails, walks and drives exist within the region. The “Old Rockingham” and “Rockingham - Jarrahdale” heritage trail brochures provide excellent information and are available from the Rockingham Visitor Centre or more historical information can be obtained from the Rockingham Historical Society Museum.

Visitor Centre Open 7 days a week, closed 25th & 26th December.

Swan Valley Visitor Centre

The Swan Valley Visitor Centre is your one-stop-shop for everything in and around the Swan Valley.

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Our friendly team is here to assist you in making your visit to the Swan Valley Region a special one, whether you need assistance planning your days, choosing your accommodation, booking a tour or shopping for a perfect local gift.

The award-winning Swan Valley Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week. Manned by part-time staff and volunteers, it is an excellent starting point for your next visit to the Swan Valley region.

What can we do for you?

  • Expert Advice
  • Visitor information
  • Free service for booking of accommodation and tours
  • Gift boxes 
  • Souvenirs, local produce and an impressive gift range
  • Heritage walk trail maps
  • Cycling in the Swan Valley and Guildford maps
  • Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail map
  • National park passes
  • Guildford number plates
  • Interpretive displays
  • And much, much more.

logo_accreditation.gif  The Swan Valley Visitor Centre is a Level 1 Accredited Visitor Centre, proudly brought to you by the City of Swan.

Toodyay Visitor Centre

The Toodyay Visitor Centre is the first stop when visiting Toodyay. You will find everything you need to enjoy the heritage and scenery that makes Toodyay special.

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Tranquillity, hospitality and amazing valley views make Toodyay the ideal place to stop over, catch your breath, rest a while and establish a base from which to explore the area's wealth of attractions.

 

The town's architecture reflects it's colonial and convict past, while the many nature reserves become a blaze with colour boasting magnificent displays of wildflowers during the wildflower season.

 

Attractions include historical museums, boutique shops, local art, wineries, kangaroo and emu experiences, archery and WA’s largest Christmas shop. Toodyay has many regular events, including the monthly farmers markets, Moondyne Festival, Toodyay International Food Festival, Picnic Races, and Toodyay Ag Show.

 

Visit the Toodyay Visitor Centre to find everything you need to make your visit to Toodyay unforgettable.

York Information Centre

York is a favoured destination for sightseers and visitors to the State as it is only an hour and a half from the Perth CBD.

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If you consider yourself a dare devil and are not afraid of heights come to York for a daytrip or a weekend. We have much to offer – skydiving, paragliding, hang gliding to name just a few for those seeking adventure. For those who want just to escape the bustle of the city and relax you can do this whilst enjoying a step back in time in the historic town of York. Our town is a favoured destination for sightseers and visitors to the State as it is only an hour and a half from the Perth CBD.


Nestled on the banks of the Avon River in the gently rolling farmlands of the beautiful Avon Valley, the district offers unique insights into Western Australia's rich and colourful past, both before and following European settlement in 1831. York was the first inland settlement in Western Australia, and the town has maintained a vibrant spirit among its many Victorian and Federation buildings. An abundance of local activities and facilities make it an attractive destination and a fantastic place to live.

Lifestyle
York offers a scenic, rural lifestyle and a family orientated community. It's close enough to Perth for easy access, and only 60 minutes to Midland, but without the big city stress. Its healthy climate, excellent educational facilities and slower pace of life, coupled with affordable land and a strong community, make it a lifestyle that more and more are seeking, including retirees. There's a culture of support and participation and York is famous for its many festivals and tourist events.

York is well serviced with all essential facilities, including York District High School for students from kindergarten to Year 10. The York Community Resource Centre (TAFE / Westlink) enables access to tertiary education.
York has a Medical Service, York District Hospital, Home & Community Care Services, Pioneer Memorial Lodge, Aged Accommodation, St John’s Ambulance, Fire & Rescue, RSL, CWA, York Society and other community organisations. Many religious denominations are catered for in York.

A full programme of recreational activities takes place including at the York Recreation & Convention Centre including, netball, hockey, tennis, lawn bowls, football, basketball and cricket.

Also York has skydiving, paragliding, motorcross and a skate park.

There's a York library, swimming pool and pony club, you will find the Avon Park, Peace Park and Gwambygine Avon Ascent Recreational areas are extremely popular.

Attractions
York has an abundance of activities and attractions from the York Motor Museum, Residency Museum, Sock Factory and Skydive Express to The York Mill. York is packed with historical buildings and sites, and is a favourite tourist destination, especially 'day trippers' from Perth. There are arts and crafts to be found and excellent accommodation for longer stays. York is famous for its many festivals that cover arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, gourmet food and wine and vintage motoring events.

A walk trail network is available to give access to reserves and other parts of our attractive and unique natural environment. This is complimented by a network of flora roads.

Statistics
The Shire covers 2,010km2 and includes the suburbs and localities of Badgin, Balladong, Burges Siding, Caljie, Cold Harbour, Daliak, Flynn, Gilgering, Greenhills, Gwambygine, Inkpen, Kauring, Malebelling, Mt Hardey, Mt Observation, Narrologgan, Quellington, St Ronans, Talbot Brook, Wilberforce and York

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