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Day trip from Perth to York via Mundaring
A Day trip from Perth to York driving through the Great Eastern Highway and only 34 km east of Perth City, you’ll find the region of Mundaring. The tree-lined village of Mundaring is one of the major towns of the Perth Hills and makes a wonderful day trip to the region. Just out of town you will find the vast water reserve of the Mundaring Weir and you can also picnic at any number of stunning parks in the area.
Main Attractions in Mundaring
Mundaring is rich in history, art, and natural attractions, it is a wonderful area for bushwalking and cycling. The MundaBiddi Trail starts here, and the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail stretches throughout through Mundaring. There are pubs, cafes, and galleries, five national parks, the amazing engineering feat that is Mundaring Weir, the Lake Leschenaultia, Wildflowers and wildlife abound.
The Climate in Mundaring
Mundaring’s climate is classified as warm and temperate. In winter, there is much more rainfall than in summer. The average rainfall in a year is around 976 mm. The temperatures are highest on average in January, at around 24.0 °C. In July, the average temperature is 10.9 °C. It is the lowest average temperature of the whole year.
Things to See In Mundaring
The Mundaring & Hills District Museum
The Mundaring District Museum which houses a permanent display about people, places, and events of historical interest in the district.
Railway Reserves Heritage Trail
The growth of railway heritage trails where old railway routes are converted into cycle and pedestrian trails. In the case of the Perth Hills, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail retraces 59 kilometers of the old Eastern Railway. Railway Reserves Heritage Trail can be joined at Mundaring Station Platform and if you decide to head east you can walk to Sawyers Valley and head to St Helena or Chidlow.
The Mundaring Weir is a dam located 39 km from Perth. It is built situated in the scenic Darling Scarp Ranges that extend from Bindoon to the south of Pemberton and is built on the Helena River to store water that is pumped out to the Goldfields and other regional outback areas of Western Australia.
Perth Hills Discovery Centre
Located at 380 Allen Road – it is off Mundaring Weir Road, the Perth Hills Discovery Centre is operated by the Department of Environment and Conservation and situated within Beelu National Park. It is a good starting point for a number of interesting bush trails including the famous Bibbulmun Track, the short Catchment Carers Trail and the MundaBiddi Trail.
Arriving at York
Once you arrive at York there a lot of fun activities which awaits you in this exciting city.
Things to see & do in York
York Swing Bridge
This is one of the historic bridges which was rebuilt several times from the year 1853 and rebuilt safely in 1988.
Travel into the history of York and find out more about the suffering and hardships people went through and view the interesting costumes, textiles, personal possessions, and furniture used.
Mount Brown is five minutes from York town. Mt Brown provides a beautiful 360-degree panoramic view of York and its surrounds.