Best Weekend Trips from Perth to Jarrahdale
You can travel by bus, train, car or by taxi to Jarrahdale and the distance is the distance between Perth and Jarrahdale is 47 km. The road distance is 64.5 km.
Things to see and do
Munda Biddi Trail
The Munda Biddi Trail is a long-distance mostly off-road cycling trail in Western Australia. It runs for over 1,000 kilometres from Mundaring to Albany – the longest track of its kind in the world.
Serpentine National Park
It is best known for the waterfall that cascades over a sheer granite rock face, abounds with the scenic beauty of ancient landforms and verdant forest. It is open every day from 8:30 am – 5 pm and the Serpentine Falls area often filled to capacity and is then closed to new visitors – plan to arrive before 10 am. The park is located 55 km South-East of Perth.
The park abounds with birdlife, some 70 of the 100 bird species known to live on the Darling Scarp have been recorded in the park. While picnicking here, it is also quite common to be joined by western grey kangaroos. The echidna, mardo, quenda, brushtail possum, western brush-wallaby and possibly the quokka are more secretive and less visible.
Millbrook is a boutique winery and restaurant in the historic town of Jarrahdale 50 minutes south-east of Perth. The winery is located at the picturesque Chestnut Farm, a property that backs on to the Serpentine River and is nestled among jarrah forests, with stunning vistas of the rolling landscape.The origins of Chestnut Farm date back to the 19th century, when the original owner, Joseph Batt, planted an orchard and the first grapevines in 1865, providing fruit to the local timber-millers in Jarrahdale.
Hike the three peaks of Mount Cuthbert, Mount Vincent and Mount Cooke on the Bibbulmun Track Sullivan Rock is a small day use site along the Albany Highway, south east of Perth, that gives walkers access to the long distance walk trail, the Bibbulmun Track. The Monadnocks area is a conservation park so no dogs are allowed here or on the Bibbulmun Track. You can get to this site by: Two-wheel drive and large vehicles > 7m.
Situated near Jarrahdale, Western Australia, is one of the highest points on the Darling Scarp at 582 metres. It was named after William Ernest Cooke, Western Australia’s first Government Astronomer. Mount Cooke is well known for its walk track which is part of the Bibbulmun Track.
It is one of the major water supply dams for Perth, Western Australia. The dam is used to store water which is released at a controlled rate to regulate the level in Serpentine Pipehead Dam, which in turn feeds water to the metropolitan trunk main network depending on demand.
Kitty’s Gorge Walk Trail
Follow Serpentine Gorge to Gooralong Brook and then into Kitty’s Gorge passing impressive granite outcrops and waterfalls. Kitty’s Gorge Walk Track begins from the Serpentine Falls lower car park. Expect steep sections and uneven ground and remember that the gates at Serpentine Falls close at 5 pm. The distance both ways is 14 km and you can only get to this site by foot.
Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery
Bodhinyana monastery is nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Darling Range, near the small town of Serpentine, Western Australia. The monastery began its growth in 1983. Named after the great teacher Ajahn Chah, Bodhinyana means the ‘wisdom of enlightenment’. With the generous help and support of our dedicated lay community, the monks have built Bodhinyana to establish a home beneath the trees, in harmony with nature.
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