About Kalamunda

Prior to European settlement the Beeloo people occupied much of the land east of the Canning River in the City. In 1827 the Colonial Botanist Mr Charles Fraser and Captain James Stirling explored the region to evaluate its suitability for farming. Initially the area was used for forestry and orchards; fruit growing continues to be one of the major industries in the City today.

The Townsite of Kalamunda was approved in 1902 and quickly established itself as a tourism destination. Advertised as a ‘health resort’, City folk would travel to Kalamunda to experience nature, fresh air and a change of climate.

This rich heritage now provides a range of historical and cultural attractions for tourists.

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