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Zig Zag Cultural Centre


Finalist 2016

Opened 17 September 2011. The Centre is situated in the ‘Kalamunda Cultural Precinct' and is located in between the Kalamunda Library and the Kalamunda History Village. The Centre is a major community asset within the City of Kalamunda. It was designed as a multi purpose facility and has been developed to encourage greater community involvement and to assist with the growth of visitation to the City of Kalamunda and the Perth Hills as a tourism destination. The centre has been strategically placed to draw visitors to the precinct to experience the history, cultural and attractions that the City of Kalamunda offers. It hosts the Visitor Centre, Gallery, Meeting Facilities and Cafe.

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Public Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Address: 50 Railway Road, Kalamunda
Phone: 9257 9998

Kalamunda History Village


This is classified as the largest local museum in Western Australia. The two original railway stations and platform are on the National Trust List of Heritage Places. Other heritage buildings have been moved to the site and some buildings custom built. The displays in the Village show the development of local industries and services, transport and domestic life from European settlement onwards.
Extensive educational program, school holiday program and group tours available
Opening Hours:
Mon - Wed & Fri: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Thursday:  12noon - 3.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Entry fees
: adult $8, concession $6, child $4, school program adult helper $4 (effective 1 July 2018)
Address: 56 Railway Road, Kalamunda.
Contact: Telephone - (08) 9293 1371

Stirk Cottage & Park


This cottage was the first house in the Kalamunda town site, built in 1881 by Frederick and Elizabeth Stirk. The cottage was constructed with walls of saplings and mud, floors of compacted earth and hand sawn wooden shingles on the roof. The building was enlarged as the family increased until there were eleven people living in the cottage in 1895. The cottage depicts the simple life of the pioneers who had to improvise and recycle materials.
Park includes: public toilets, playground, bbq facilities
Location: 12 Kalamunda Road, Kalamunda
Open: Sunday 2-4pm or by appointment. Closed December and January
Entry fees: By donation
Contact: 9293 1371

Local History Collection

The Kalamunda Local History Collection was established in 1984 with the help of the Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society. A collection of historic records were established useful for research purposes and general interest. Click here to read more...

Lesmurdie Falls


Located within th Lesmurdie Falls National Park. It is located approximately 20 kilometres from Perth and five kilometers from Kalamunda. A network of magnificent walk trails lead to lookout points giving excellent views of the cascading falls.

Facilities available are:
BBQ, Toilets, Parking at the top and bottom of the Falls.
Walking Trails maps are also indicated from these locations.

Best months to visit – May to October

Perth Observatory & Museum


Perth Observatory was established in 1896 and relocated to Bickley in 1966 where it operated as a State Government astronomical observatory until 2013 when the research program was closed. In 2015, the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group took over the management of the Observatory through a Community Partnership agreement, with over 100 volunteers working to preserve the site’s heritage and provide astronomical education experiences.

Activities include: star viewing nights, daytime guided tours, astrophotography workshops, public lectures, special events, schools program, and remote astronomy field nights. The Observatory is open Monday – Friday between 10 am – 4 pm for guided tours and visits to the museum, shop and bushland grounds, where you will encounter historical clocks and telescopes dating back over 100 years and an iron meteorite that is one of the oldest, fastest and most travelled objects in our Milky Way.

Night Sky Tours (star viewing nights) typically run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening for approximately 2 hours. A range of modern and historical telescopes are used to explore the southern hemisphere skies, with volunteers providing a guide to the array of planets, galaxies, nebulae and globular clusters on display. Bookings are essential – please check the website for seasonal availability and timings.

Address: 337 Walnut Road, BICKLEY
Telephone: 08-9293-8255 

Bickley Carmel Wine Trail and Scenic Drive


An easy day’s outing from Perth, the Bickley Valley Wine Trail comprises award-winning vineyards all within a few kilometres of each other.

Cellar doors are all open at the weekend and most will open during the week by appointment only.


Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre


Cares for sick and injured wildlife. Provide public education about wildlife, nocturnal tours, quiz nights and other workshops and wildlife programmes.
Address: 120 Gilchrist Road LESMURDIE WA 6076
Phone: 9291 3900

Zig Zag Scenic Drive - Gooseberry Hill National Park

Originally started as the Upper Darling Range Railway, built in 1890-91 by E.V.H Keane, it was used to connect the timber concession at Canning Mills with the main line at Midland.  The line was closed in 1949 and since then has become a scenic drive.
Zig Zag scenic drive is one-way only, beginning on William St, Gooseberry Hill and zig zagging down the escarpment, taking in the fantastic views of the city and beautiful wildflowers.  Open everyday.
Directions: Enter from Kalamunda, Take Gooseberry Hill Road, turn left into Williams Street / Lascelles Parade.
More information can be also be obtained from

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Golden View

Provides scenic views of Mundaring National Park, Mundaring Weir and the historic Golden Pipeline’s Number One Pump Station

No 1 Pump Station's Hours:
Pre-Bookings are recommended. Group Bookings such as for schools are possible. Contact National Trust on 9321 6088 for opening hours and tour bookings.

Other attractions

Bickley Reservoir & Victoria Reservoir
Lions Lookout
Victoria Reservoir
Bibbulmun Terminus & Track
Jorgensen Park (start of the Bibbulmun Track)
National Parks

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