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Opened to the public in 1995, the Armadale Reptile Centre houses a large variety of native reptiles (approximately 200 reptiles are housed at the Centre!!) and other wildlife.
- Activity:Wildlife Park/Centre
- Suited For:Families
- Open days/Times:Closed Wednesdays
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Thursday
Over 50 different species on display including:
Learn to Identify Animals...
The main aim of the Centre is to enable people to see native wildlife in natural surroundings and to help them to able to identify animals, particularly venomous or non-venomous snakes, that they may encounter in the bush or possibly their homes or backyards.
Learn about their habits & habitats...
The Centre provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors to safely observe reptiles, to see what they look like, how they behave and to learn about their habits and habitats. The large enclosures enable visitors to see these creatures in their natural habitat settings. Experience a walk through our finch and skink enclosure. Visitors can experience close viewing of the animals for excellent photographs.
Rescue & Rehabilitation...
Centre Owners, Klaas and Mieke Gaikhorst, have been rescuing and rehabilitating reptiles for over 28 years and during that time have seen many harmless reptiles (including legless lizards and pythons) killed unnecessarily due to an inability by people to correctly identify them. Prior to opening the Centre, Klaas was the reptile keeper at Perth Zoo. He saw a very strong need for educating people about reptiles and left the zoo in 1993 to realise his dream of establishing an educational facility.
Adult and childrens art workshops try something new and exciting.
- Course Duration:2 Hours - 6 Weeks
- Activity:Art & Craft
- Suited For:Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
At my home studio in the peaceful hills of Roleystone I hold art workshops for adults and children during the week, weekends and school holidays also after school art workshops. All art materials are included in the cost. I do mostly abstract art and and use acrylic paints.
Located on the slopes of Greenmount Hill overlooking Perth, this park offers great opportunities for bush walking, wildlife observation, sightseeing and photography.
- Type:Sites & Trails
- Open Days:Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
GOOD FOR BEGINNERS
Mountain Quarry | For some of the best climbing in the metro area, this is ideal for first-time abseiling attempts. Located off Coulston Road in the Greenmount National Park, it offers a range of climbs for beginners to advanced grades. Most of the routes have been bolted and a number of anchors have been set.
- 0439 976 921
Set on 150 acres of generous pasture and beautiful native bushland, we rescue, rehabilitate, where possible rehome and provide sanctuary to farm animals in need
- Activity:Animal Farm
- Suited For:Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12),Families
- Tour Locations:Gidgegannup
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays
Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary is a not-for-profit farm sanctuary located in Gidgegannup, Western Australia. We currently provide a forever home with lots of love and care to over 200 rescued animals.
Why do farmed animals need rescuing?
In Australia so called “production” animals are excluded from the protection of animal welfare legislation. Sadly they are often forced to endure a life of total misery, be it in factory farms or utterly confined spaces; most of the time barely able to move. In addition to this, many are subjected to horrid acts of cruelty that for a domesticated animal such as a cat or dog would be illegal, and the perpetrators prosecuted. These animals live without sunshine, without freedom, without the ability to socialise, without hope. As the so called “higher being”, humans have decided that some animals are our ‘friends’ and other animals are simply ‘food’. What we need to understand, is that ALL animals have exactly the same capacity to feel pain, to suffer, to feel fear, to feel joy and the same desire to live a full life. We hope to show at our sanctuary, that it can be different, the world can change. Compassion and kindness makes a huge difference to every living creature.
A significant body of land forming a corridor connecting Walyunga and the Avon Valley National Park. A number of walk trails available. Most trails closed during bushfire season Dec - March.
- Activity:Wildlife Park/Centre
- Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17)
- Open days/Times:7 Days from May 1 to October 30 2018
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Paruna Sanctuary, in the beautiful Avon Valley east of Perth, forms an important wildlife corridor that links two regionally significant National Parks - Walyunga National Park and Avon Valley National Park – to create a combined protected area of approximately 19,500 ha. Flanked by the regionally significant Avon-Swan River, Paruna features stunning woodlands of Wandoo and Powderbark.
Fencing of the southern boundary of the sanctuary, combined with a regional feral animal control program, has allowed the successful reintroduction of two key mammal species to Paruna sanctuary and the adjacent National Parks – the nationally endangered Black-flanked Rock-wallaby and the Tammar Wallaby.
Paruna also supports a number of other threatened species, including the Chuditch (Western Quoll), as well as iconic small mammals such the Honey Possum.
Roleystone Theatre is a non-for-profit community group managed entirely by volunteers, including actors, musicians, directors, crew, make-up artists, committee etc.
- Type:Entertainment Venues
We are situated in the picturesque Roleystone hills on the Brookton Highway.
This heritage listed building offers a warm and cosy welcome to anyone interested in the arts. The performances at Roleystone Theatre are designed to please the most discerning of patrons as well as first time visitors. Roleystone Theatre presents approximately five shows per year, covering a wide variety of performance types.
The theatre is located on Brookton Highway opposite the Croyden Rd turnoff and has ample parking in the front car park.
There are two Restaurants within 1 km of the theatre allowing patrons to enjoy a scrumptious meal prior to enjoying an entertaining evening of theatre.
History and Facilities
The Roleystone Theatre has a long tradition with its beginnings in the 1930s as a choral and amateur dramatic society. The theatre group you see today has been evolving since the 1970s when a collection of interested locals began putting on quality performances of plays and musicals.
For a more thorough history, please see our booklet produced in 1993, marking our diamond jubilee.
The Roleystone Theatre currently produces, on average, five major shows every year and is well known for the quality of our performers, sets and technical work.
The building itself has undergone many alterations however the bulk of the auditorium is an art-deco original and is Heritage listed. The building has facilities for persons with a disability or limited mobility, including ramps into the foyer and auditorium as well as an allocated restroom. For your comfort air conditioning and comfortable, padded chairs are features of our auditorium.
There is also a licensed bar and well-stocked kiosk to cater for your refreshment needs at all performances.
We are glad to be renowned for our warm welcome and friendliness to newcomers.
Roleystone Theatre is located at 589 Brookton Highway, Roleystone WA. The car park entrance is 200 metres before the Croyden Road turnoff to the Araluen Botanic Park.
A family-friendly orchard offering exotic persimmons you can pluck straight off the tree
- Open days/Times:April - June
- Activity:Fruit Farm,Fruit Picking
- Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)
- Open Days:Saturday,Sunday
A great family oriented orchard with sweet fuju persimmons! Open during the autumn/winter months you can go and sample some persimmons and pick your own! Very reasonable prices and a great atmosphere.