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Perth Observatory - Star Trek Night Tour

Friday 5 April
Put on your star fleet uniform, grab your phaser and tricorder and set course to the Perth Observatory to celebrate the first contact with the Vulcans on Star Trek Day.

There will be prizes for the best adult and child costumes, so dress in your favourite Star Trek gear! There could even be a Star Trek character on site, you never can tell!! 7.30pm-9.30pm. Find out more here

Perth Observatory, 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley.

Short Street Kitchen Workshop - Blueberry Masterclass

Saturday 6 April
Enjoy an afternoon in the Perth Hills wandering through Short Street Kitchen's orchards and gardens, learning all about how to grow your own blueberries.  Blueberries thrive in pots, so you can grow this delicious superfood in your own garden, backyard or balcony, no matter how small it is! This workshop includes a delicious afternoon tea. 2pm-4.30pm 

Check out Perth Hills events on Facebook here.

Old School Car Show and Cruise to The Chidlow Tavern

Saturday 6 April
Join North City Holden & HSV for the 'Old School Car Show' and car cruise, to celebrate the launch of the all new Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Silverado. Commencing 9.30am at North City Holden Showroom, then cruise on up the hill to The Chidlow Tavern - the perfect spot of a relaxing afternoon drink or bite to eat. 

Orient Express Asian Car Show 2019 - The Chidlow Tavern

Sunday 7 April
Orient Express is back for 2019. Spread the word, share it round!

$5 entry per car gets you a sweet Orient Express 2019 sticker and voting rights. Current TECCWA members get free entry (show your Membership card).

11am-3pm, The Chidlow Tavern, Thomas St, Chidlow. View Facebook event here.

Last month to enjoy movies under the stars at Kookaburra Cinema

This month is your last chance of the season to enjoy a magical evening at Mundaring's iconic Kookaburra Cinema. Bring along your picnic and rug and enjoy a few hours of relaxation under the stars:

Fri 5 April: King of Thieves (M)
Sat 6 & Sun 7 April: Stan and Ollie (PG)
Fri 12 April: If Beale Street Could Talk (MA15+)
Sat 13 & Sun 14 April: Swimming with Men (M)
Fri 19 April: A Dog's Way Home (PG)
Sat 20 & Sun 21 April: Sometimes Always Never (PG)
Mon 22 April: At Eternity's Gate (PG)
Fri 26 April: Eighth Grade (M)
Sat 27 & Sun 28 April: The Happy Prince (MA15+)

Gates open 6.15pm, show starts 7.30pm. Cost $15 adults, children $10. Program details here.

KSP Writers' Centre - Holiday Hub for Young Writers

Thursday 11 April
Find your inner author in this full day creative workshop. As part of National Youth Week 2019, facilitator Melinda Tognini will support young writers aged 10-20 to release their voice.  Includes: Games, Workshops, Snacks & Drinks, Certificate, Option to Publish, Craft Supplies, Take-Home. Bookings essential. 6pm-9.30pm. KSP Writers' Centre, 11 Old York Road, Greenmount. Find out more here

Reflections Cafe at Lake Leschenaultia

Why not drop by Reflections Cafe at Lake Leschenaultia this month and taste test the latest addition to the brekkie menu.

Breakfast Bruschetta $15 
Two poached eggs perched on your choice of toast topped with a fresh bruschetta mix, finished with rocket, balsamic glaze and fetta. 
Available every Saturday and Sunday 8am-11am. View full Breakfast Menu here.

Mundaring Weir Hotel - Murder Mystery Dinner

Saturday 13 April
Join the Host in the story of the maiden voyage of "The Achilles Tendon", where secret love affairs, revenge and greed have resulted in murder.

Get your team together to help unravel the mystery and solve the crime.

7pm-10.30pm. Mundaring Weir Hotel. Tel: 9295 1106 or visit website for bookings and information.

Mundaring Sunday Markets

Sunday 14 April
Mundaring Sunday Markets has a great range of stalls, including seasonal fruit and veg, jewellery, scarves, bags, clothes, craft items, garden ornaments, plants, soap, honey, chutneys and preserves. Snap up a bargain, then enjoy a bite to eat at the Mundaring Hotel, just a few steps away. View info. on Facebook.

Markets open 9am-2pm, Nichol Street, Mundaring

Nearer to Nature holiday activities - Perth Hills Discovery Centre

Nearer to Nature April school holidays program, 'Autumn's Aura' offers plenty of fun, hands-on activities, bringing kids of all ages up close and personal with nature.

The activities listed below are just a few of the events being held at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre, near Mundaring Weir. For a full list of activities throughout Perth visit the Nearer to Nature website.

Nearer to Nature holiday activities at Perth Hills Discovery Centre

Monday 15 April
Cultural connections (ages 4-11)
10am-11.30am and 1pm-2.30pm

Wednesday 17 April
Camouflage capers (ages 4-7)
10am-11.30am and 1pm-3pm

Wednesday 24 April
Trek the track: (ages 11-15)

Thursday 25 April
Jarrah joey's: (ages 4-7) 
Perth Hills Discovery Centre, 380 Allen Rd, Mundaring. View all Events here

April School Holidays - Pony Camp at Forge Farm Riding

Monday 15 April
Join the fun on this 2 day / 1 night camp including horse riding and horse related activities. No mobile phones or computers, simply living in the moment and enjoying nature, riding, good company and wholesome food. There will be horse riding, lessons, horse care, grooming, games, quizzes and a bonfire (depending on fire restrictions).

Bookings essential. Visit Facebook event here. Please contact Wendy to book your child's place. T: 9572 4445, M:0427 444 051.

Mundaring Arts Centre - new exhibitions opening Saturday 6 April

Running throughout April
Gallery 1 - Survival Fight or Flight
Using a variety of mediums, artists delve into issues that question our existence in a world fraught with challenges. An exciting exhibition evoking a juxtaposition of responses by recognised and mid-career artists Denise Brown, Peter Dailey, Bev Iles, David Small, Cathy Swioklo and Patricia Tarrant.  Open Tues to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat and Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Mondays and public holidays. Tel: 9295 3991 or visit website here

Mundaring Arts Centre Gallery 2 - Altered States

Running throughout April
Gallery 2 - Altered States
This new solo exhibition by Karen Prakhoff Rickman showcases Rickman’s ambiguous, evocative landscapes that sit between a place of beauty and an uneasy sense of encroaching darkness. With an interest in the way collective memory aids in establishing cultural and social belonging, Altered States explores the relationship between photography and memory. 
Open Tues to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat and Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Mon and public holidays. Tel: 9295 3991. Visit website here

Acrylic Painting Workshop with Alastair Taylor

Tuesday 16 April
During the school holidays immerse yourself in the world of a creative artist and learn the art of acrylic painting with Alastair Taylor. You will learn how to capture a scene, explore colour and brush strokes to create a series of small boards to take home.

Workshop runs from 10am-1pm. Suitable ages 12+.

Mundaring Arts Centre, Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring. Tel: 9295 3991. Find out more here.

KSP Writers' Centre - Swinging 60's Literary Dinner

Tuesday 16 April
Put some flowers in your hair and pull on your best velvet bell-bottoms for an evening of groovy food and poetry readings from feature writer Les Wicks at our 60s themed literary dinner.

For 40 years Les has been a substantial figure in the Australian literary community. He has been a guest at most of the nation’s literary festivals, toured widely and been published in over 350 different newspapers, anthologies and magazines across 29 countries in 14 languages. 6pm-9.30pm. Advance bookings essential. Visit website to find out more.
Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, 11 Old York Road, Greenmount. Tel: 9294 1872.

Hills Fabric & Craft De-stash

Saturday 20 April
Hills Fabric and Craft De-Stash is an event for sewists, artisans, creatives, quilters, scrapbookers, knitters, beaders, painters to clear out their cupboards, come together and de-stash sewing,crafting and even scrapbooking supplies.

$2.00 entry. 9.30am-2pm. The Connection Centre, Stoneville Rd, Mundaring. Visit Facebook here.

Chidlow Hall Market Day - Easter Special

Saturday 20 April
Enjoy an Easter-themed market with a special visit from the Easter Bunny and easter egg hunt for the kiddies at 10:30am. Best Easter ears/ bonnet competition (3 prizes up for grabs).

Browse the beautiful range of local, handmade crafts, artworks, giftware, skincare, homemade jams, chutneys, cakes and other delicious goodies, plus there's locally grown fruit and veg, plants and more!
9am-1pm Chidlow Hall, Old Northam Road, Chidlow. View Facebook

Mundaring Weir Hotel - Let's Get Rocked Again concert

Easter Saturday - Saturday 20 April
Enjoy live music in the spectacular amphitheatre at the iconic Mundaring Weir Hotel with its stunning backdrop of Beelu National Park.

Let's Get Rocked Again concert features Perth’s most dynamic and powerful rock band “JETS”, with new guitarist Pete Robinson from Electric Mary & Russell Morris, along with Choirboys, Proud Mary (Australian Creedence Clearwater Revival).

Gates Open 5pm. Tickets through Ticketmaster. Mundaring Weir Hotel, Mundaring Weir Rd.

The Mundaring Hotel - Easter weekend family fun

The Mundaring Hotel is a family-friendly restaurant, bar and beer garden located in the heart of Mundaring. Join in all the fun this long weekend. 
Easter Saturday - Saturday 20 April 
Live music from Jesse & Hannah 6pm-9pm
Easter Sunday - Sunday 21 April 
Join in the family fun - with an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, face painting and a FREE Family Photo Booth to get those happy snaps with the famjam. Live music from Table for Two (3pm-6pm). Open 10am-10pm. 
Easter Sunday Roast & A La Carte Menu served all day. Bookings for lunch essential.  Cnr Nichol & Jacoby St, Mundaring, Tel: 9295 1006


Easter Bilby family fun day

Easter Sunday - Sunday 21 April
Explore the Jarrah forest while searching for the Easter bilby.

Create your own Easter basket and enjoy a a special encounter with some native animals.

Suitable for ages 3+. Two sessions 10am-12 noon and 1pm - 3pm.

Perth Hills Discovery Centre, 380 Allen Road, Mundaring. View Facebook event here.

The Chidlow Tavern - Easter Sunday fun!

Easter Sunday - Sunday 21 April
The Chidlow Tavern has been busy hatching a golden plan - the Golden Ticket Easter Family Day Out! Enjoy a buffet breakfast while the kids have baskets full of fun with their Easter craft kits. At 11am, a certain bunny arrives to lay an egg-ceptional Easter Egg Hunt with a golden twist - one lucky child will find the golden Easter Egg and win $100!

Breakfast buffet 9.30am-11am. Bookings essential. The full menu will be available for lunch from 11.30am. Find out more here.

Parky's Easter Eggstravaganza

The Parkerville Tavern is open all Easter Weekend (Sat 20 April – Mon 22 April).

Easter Sunday - Sunday 21 April
Sunday Roast with all the trimmings~ plus a la carte menu, Eggcellent Specials Board Delights & Wood Fired Pizzas (Walk-ins only for lunch with bookings in restaurant for dinner only)

Kids Activities: Lawn Games, Bouncy Castle, Playground & Easter Egg Trail Hunt for Kids - Find the Golden Egg for an Egg-stra special surprise! Live music from THESE GALAHS TRIO 3pm-6pm

Easter Monday - Monday 22 April
Live music from NATHAN GAUNT TRIO 3pm-6pm
Kitchen & wood fired pizza oven open all day until 8pm
Parkerville Tavern, 6 Owen Road, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500.

Inn Mahogany Creek - April specials

Wednesday promo night curry for $19
Surf and turf $29 on Thursday
Sat & Sun - Kids eat for $5 with every main meal purchased
Sunday promo $29 Roast

Happy Hour Thurs-Sun 4pm till 6pm - Beers $6 / house wine $7

Happy Fridays - $12 house cocktails all day with live music 6pm-9pm.

Sunday 21 April - Easter egg hunt for all kids from 12pm plus everyday menu.

Accommodation available starting from $150/night Mon-Fri and Saturday $195. Tel: 9295 1118.

Midland Tourist Park – Autumn Special for Caravanners!

Midland Tourist Park is conveniently located to explore Perth Hills and the Swan Valley and offers a special deal for those who love travelling with a caravan, campervan or a motorhome.  Book a minimum 3 night stay on a powered tourist van site at a special rate from $32/night. The special rate is valid for stays up to 21 nights until 31 May 2019. Conditions apply. 

Midland Tourist Park offers free WiFi, seasonal spa-swimming pool, camp kitchen with a BBQ area, recreation room and friendly relaxing environment. For details visit the Park’s website. Open Mon-Sun 8am-6pm.
Midland Tourist Park, 6 Toodyay Rd, Middle Swan 6056.

Camp Cooking for Kids with the Bibbulmun Track Foundation

Wednesday 24 April
Camp Cooking for Kids
A 4km return walk to a typical Track campsite during the school holidays. In a beautiful bush setting children will learn camp cooking through hands-on experience!  Suited to ages 6 to 12yrs. Includes ingredients for cooking and experienced guides.
Session A: 9.30am-12.30pm
Session B: 1.30pm-3.30pm
Find out more on Facebook here.

Mundaring & Hills District Museum - special Anzac Day exhibition

Saturday 20 April - Thursday 25 April
The Spanish flu of 1918-19 was the most destructive disease to strike the world at the time. 500 million people contracted the flu and it is reported that over 100 million died as a consequence, with many victims fit, young adults aged between 20 and 40. The flu easily killed more soldiers than World War 1.

Greenmount’s Blackboy Hill Training Camp played a part in the treatment of flu with c. 1600 patients quarantined at the camp between July and October 1919.

Find out more about the Spanish Flu at this special Anzac Day display. 

9.30am- 4pm. Mundaring District Museum, (Old school building / Mundaring Visitor Centre), 7225 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring. Tel: 9290 6645.

The Chidlow Tavern - Anzac Day

Thursday 25 April
Join the Chidlow ANZAC Day 2019 commemoration on the Village Green / War Memorial, then raise a glass in honour and respect. The Chidlow Tavern will open for food and drinks following the service from 11.30am. Visit The Chidlow Tavern on Facebook here.  4 Thomas St, Chidlow. Tel: 9572 4154. 

KSP Writers' Centre - ANZAC Sundowner Session

Friday 26 April
This Anzac edition of KSP’s sundowner series features special guests Valerie Everett and Paul Bridges, who will launch the second edition of Blackboy Hill is Calling, the first comprehensive history of WA’s largest WWI military training camp. The event includes a talk about camp life, and insights into the process of creating the book. Limited copies of the sold-out book, in a second reprint, will be on sale or can be ordered if stock runs out. 6.30pm-9.30pm Tickets just $5 at the door for KSP members ($10 others). No bookings necessary. Complimentary wine on arrival thanks to Lion Mill Winery.

The Mundaring Hotel - April Gig Guide

The Mundaring Hotel is a family-friendly restaurant, bar and beer garden located in the heart of Mundaring.

As a lively, local haunt, you’ll find plenty of action to keep you entertained, with regular live music gigs Friday & Saturday nights. Grab the FREE courtesy bus between 6pm and midnight (within a 10km radius of the hotel). Bookings required for pick up. 
Cnr Nichol & Jacoby St, Mundaring.
Tel: 9295 1006

Friday nights (7.30pm-10.30pm)

Friday 5 April: Ben Graham
Friday 12 April: Table for Two
Friday 26 April: Two Little Birds


Saturday nights (6pm-9pm)

Saturday 6 April:  Dove Music
Saturday 13 April: Hart Duo
Saturday 20 April: Jesse & Hannah
Saturday 27 April: Funkoustic

Noble Falls Estate - Wild Goose Cafe

Enjoy live music every Sunday from 12 noon to 3pm at The Wild Goose! Relax with a delicious meal and cold beverage whilst listening to the musician of the week! Visit the Wine Dungeon and sample delicious wines created from grapes grown on the property. Wild Goose Cafe, Noble Falls Estate, 2927 Toodyay Rd, Gidgegannup. Tel: 9574 6255.

Mount Helena Tavern & Restaurant

The Historic Mount Helena Tavern was brought to life in 1902. The Tavern is a traditional Australiana-style pub with a country feel that appeals to families with its large beer garden and kids playground - perfect for relaxing through the lazy days of summer.

The kitchen is open every day for lunch and dinner with daily specials available. EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT BAR SNACKS, DRINK SPECIALS, LIVE MUSIC 8:30PM.  View menu here. 900 Keane St, Mount Helena. Tel: 9572 2121

Free courtesy bus service - Mundaring Hotel & Mt Helena Tavern

Mundaring Hotel 
The FREE courtesy bus operates on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm until midnight within a 10km radius of the hotel.  Bookings required for pick up - no need to book for drop off.
Enquiries to Mundaring Hotel. Tel: 9295 1006


Mount Helena Tavern & Restaurant

LIVE MUSIC on Friday nights from 8:30pm. FREE BUS to pick you up and take you home every Friday, Saturday Nights and Sunday afternoons. For more information call the Tavern. Tel: 9572 2121

The Bay Tree Cafe Tapas & Bistro - new Dinner menu Saturdays

The Baytree Cafe is now open every Saturday evening between 6pm-9pm serving delicious tapas.  This Saturday evening, and for the next few weeks enjoy a Thai-inspired specials menu (dine in or takeaway). BYO available.

Phad Thai with chicken or tofu
Green chicken curry with rice
Green tofu vegi curry with rice
Chicken and basil spring rolls
Tom yum soup

$21 daily specials all day, every day 7 days a week. Bookings recommended. Tel: 9572 3883. Suite1, 2 Memorial Avenue, Chidlow Visit Facebook

Mundaring District Museum - Made in Mundaring exhibition

Throughout April
This new temporary exhibition explores the many marvellous items that have been ‘Made in Mundaring’. From the granite slabs quarried at Mahogany Creek for the Perth GPO to the beautiful stained-glass windows made in Greenmount by Gowers & Brown, the range of building materials, foods, domestic objects, artworks, and inventions made locally is extraordinary. The labour and creativity of people in the past, and in the present, is acknowledged in the array of objects displayed, and in the stories of the individuals who made them. Museum open Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm, Sun & Public Hols 10am-2.30pm.

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Mundaring Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week           Mon–Sat 9.30am–4pm       Sundays & most Public Holidays 10am–2.30pm

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