Pictured above and left, Lesmurdie Falls is the highest waterfall in the Perth Region and is located only a five minute drive away in the Lesmurdie Falls National Park. The entire park is filled with wildflowers in spring and has many clearly marked bush walks, of varying lengths.
Established in the 1830s shortly after the founding of the Swan River Colony, Kalamunda is one of the oldest settlements in the Perth Metro area. It abounds with numerous coffee shops, restaurants and two pubs, included the historic Kalamunda Hotel (pictured left) which is supposedly haunted.
Kalamunda History Village
Located at top of the main street, the Kalamunda History Village is located on the site of the old railway station (no longer in use), and contains many relocated historic buildings and other items from the pioneering days. Please see their website for opening hours.
The Kalamunda Visitor Centre & Zig Zag Gallery
The Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails. Commencing In Kalamunda, it stretches 1000km, winding through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia, to finish in Albany on the south coast.
Those tracking the Bibblulmun Track are also entitled to special discounts, at Villa du Lac.
The Perth Observatory
Located only a short drive away in Bickley, this heritage-listed observatory is Australia's oldest continuously operating professional observatory. Information on their star viewing nights can be found on the Perth Observatory website.
The are numerous places you can go bush walking, all of which contain spectacular wildflowers in springtime. Nearby trails on the Darling Range escarpment are with walking distance of Villa du Lac. Bushwalking Maps showing other walks in the nearby Kalamunda National Park Zig Zag Trail can be obtained from the Kalamunda Visitor Centre.
If you are a keen cyclist, Kalamunda has something to offer both road and mountain bike enthusiasts. The long distance Mundi Biddi Trail, extends for 1000kms through natural bushland, and is fast gaining popularity world wide, plus the Kalamunda Circuit is part of 40kms of mountain bike tracks located nearby. If you would rather ride on the road, then Kalamunda Hill is a regular endurance challenge for cyclists, want to put their leg muscles to the test.