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Location

We are located in Carmel in the Bickley Valley opposite Cosham Wines and MyattsField at 84 Union Road, Carmel, WA.  See map below.

 Fawkes House is 30 minutes from Perth CBD, 20 minutes from  Perth International and Domestic Airport.

Kalamunda , a very interesting market town, is 10 minutes away, as is the Bibbulmum Track, and we are on the Bickley and Carmel Wine Trail.

There are numerous gazetted walk trails within the area. Check out the Perth Hills Visitor Centre in Kalamunda for further unique activities and check out this scenic drive.

The Perth Hills web site is a great resource to get to know the Perth Hills better. Get back to nature!

An amusing article about understanding the Perth Hills.

We are on the Bickley and Carmel Wine Trail opposite MyattsField Vineyards. 

 The Bickley and Carmel Wine Trail is a cluster of boutique wineries to be discovered only half an hour from the city. Lush vineyards and orchards in the valleys make a wonderful weekend or mid week stay.

Myattsfield Vineyards

Myattsfield encompasses two vineyards and a 40 tonne winery.They produce a wide range of wine styles, from sparkling to fortified.

As well as working with the varieties they grow,they also keep an eye out for interesting parcels of fruit. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Semillon, Tempranillo and Pedro Ximinez have become regulars at Myattsfield. 

www.myattsfield.com.auw

Whilst in the Perth Hills

Discover the Perth Hills Wine Trails and sample some local wines

Organise a unique, behind the scenes Winery experience at MyattsField, ask Fawkes House

Book a table at Kalamunda’ s finest new restaurant The Vault on Haynes Street. Say hello to Vince from us!

Check out our newest cellar doors Plume Estate and Due Jolly

Experience a very special time at Nonna’s table at La Fattoria impeccably run by Eric and Lucy, one of our fav places 

Shop til you drop at the unique boutique shops that are Kalamunda…. First Avenue…. Dreams….Herb Circle to name a few….

Get creative at our new quilting and yarn shops….. Laneway and Knit Purl

Find that perfect, unique outfit in one of Kalamunda’s independent fashion retailers.

Sample a delicious Collodels  Ice Cream or Sorbet made from  fresh, local, valley fruits

Experience the beautiful national parks, forests and scenic bushland

Take a Fawkes House Picnic Basket, a blanket and spread out beneath the eucalypti in Stirk Park

Book a gourmet dinner at Fawkes House or try one of our local eateries

Take in the view at Lesmurdie Falls

Indulge in a Fawkes House Spa Treatment

Pick some fruit at a local orchard, seasonal

Drive the Scenic Zig Zag for spectacular views over Perth

Take a walk on the long distance Bibbulmun Track

Get active and cycle the Munda Biddi Bike Trail

Visit our award winning nurseries Zanthorea and Melville Rose Nursery

Discover a bounty of crafts and gifts at the Kalamunda Village Market on the first Saturday of every month.

Sup a local, hand crafted cider at Core Cider House

Discover the universe at Perth Observatory

 Chill out on our veranda or in a a hammock with a good book from Lotsa Books Kalamunda 

Stock up on fresh local produce at the Kalamunda Farmers Market, every Sunday from 8am in the Central Mall, Kalamunda.

Third Friday each month; October thru to April, join the locals at the Kalamunda Night Market including our special Winter in July 2019 event

First Saturday each month search out a bargain at the  Kalamunda Artisan Markets

Browse through all the region’s arts and crafts studios and shops, notably The Wagon and Craft Partners.

Find souvenirs and top quality gifts at the Kalamunda  Zig Zag Perth Hills Visitor Centre

Admire the largest stained glass window in the southern hemisphere and find our new stained glass totem and our uniquely painted bus shelters throughout the shire

List some unique stores including Wasteless Pantry a huge new Vinnies and a family run shoe shop

Explore the Zig Zag Cultural Centre and Art Gallery

Pick up some fresh local produce as you tour the Perth Hills

Step back in time at the Kalamunda History Village Museum and Stirk Cottage

Visit the animals at Kanyana Wildlife

Ride a camel through the bush at the Calamunda Camel Farm

Take a scenic drive through national park to view Mundaring Weir 

Discover the annual Bickley Harvest Festival first weekend in May

See what NY EVENTS has lined up for you

Catch some culture at our small intimate theatre KADS

Blogs and online articles Perth Hills

City of Kalamunda Arts and Culture

SCOOP reviews the Bickley Valley

Snowys Blog Hiking around Perth

Perth Hills Wine

Claires Footsteps BLOG has some great ideas too!

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS PERTH HILLS

10 Things to Do in the Perth Hills

Destination Perth Hills Wine Trail Review

Embers Restaurant review

Enriched Blog WineTrail

Upclose Blog Wine Tours

Buggybuddys review Kalamunda Night Market

Experience Perth Perth Observatory

French Review Bickley Valley

And finally a new venue to look forward to…

 

 

Wildflowers in the Perth Hills where to discover them?

Wildflowers are at their best in late winter early spring, August and September  in the Perth Hills, so grab your walking boots and hit some of the trails we’ve hand-picked below to see nature in all its glory.

  1. Jorgensen Park – on the outskirts of Kalamunda Town Centre you can access this expansive park, which boasts a diverse range of wildflowers and a network of trails to choose from. You can also bring your dog, as this park is dog friendly

  2. Whistlepipe Gully – Another great dog-friendly walk accessible from either Kalamunda or Forrestfield; this walk through the Mundy Regional Park is sure to delight wildflower fans

  3. Lesmurdie Falls – Always a highlight of a visit to the Perth Hills, Lesmurdie Falls is a great spot to take in the views across Perth. However head over the creek and up across to the northern side for the greatest selection of wildflowers

  4. Lions Lookout – Even just a short stroll from the lookout car park you will find an abundance of wildflowers. For the more adventurous, the Lions Lookout walk not only gives you great views over the city and Bickley Reservoir, but also some of the wildflower viewing in the region. Please note, the walk has some taxing climbs and steep descents

  5. Rocky Pool Walk – This Kalamunda favourite doesn’t disappoint at wildflower time, with the beauty of both the natural flora and the flowing creek and waterfalls at their best in early spring

You can also get a great view of the wildflowers without walking a trail by stopping at the South Ledge Lookout on Mundaring Weir Road (in between Kalamunda and Mundaring Weir Dam). It’s just a short walk from the car park to the viewing area.

Don’t worry if you don’t know your grevillia from your boronia or you milkmaid from your blue leschenaultia, the friendly team at the Perth Hills Visitor Centre are available every day until 4pm to help you plan your wildflower viewing, provide trail maps and point you in the right direction for a post-walk warm drink at one of Kalamunda’s well-known cafes. Here you can also find out about some of the local tour operators offering wildflower and nature tours.

The visitor centre stocks a free leaflet displaying the various wildflowers you can see in the area and for those wanting more in-depth information, you can purchase the ‘Interactive Guide to the Flora of Kalamunda National Park’ DVD which provides images and information on nearly 500 species native to the Kalamunda region.

Check out our range of walk trails online

Perth Hills Visitor Centre

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm,Weekends & Public Holidays: 10am – 4pm 

Located: 50 Railway Road in Kalamunda 

Telephone: 08 9257 9998 Subscribe to our e-newsletter