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Enjoy Autumn in the Perth Hills

Last month to enjoy movies under the stars at the Kookaburra

This month is your last chance 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 6: Menashe (PG)
Sat 7 & Sun 8: Lady Bird (M)
Fri 13, Sat 14, Sun 15: The BBQ (PG)
Fri 20, Sat 21, Sun 22: The Death of Stalin (MA15+)
Fri 27, Sat 28, Sun 29: Phantom Thread (M)

Gates open 6.15pm, show starts 7.30pm.
Cost $15 adults, children $10. No EFTPOS Visit website here

Mundaring Arts Centre - New Exhibitions

Friday 6 April 2018 
Two new exhibitions open on Friday 6 April at 7:00 PM and run through to Sunday, May 27 at 3:00 PM

Gallery 1 - Like Water - Artist: Jo Darvall

Gallery 2 - Physical Mindfulness of Painting - Artist: Harrison Lee

Mundaring Arts centre, 7190 Great Eastern High Way, Mundaring.  Tel. 9295 3391.  View website here.

The Milford Street Shakers are back at the Parkerville Taven

Saturday 7 April
The Milford Street Shakers take you on a memorable journey across the iconic 60s musical landscape, bridging the simplicity of the blues with the sheer expressivity of R&B.

Their unique take on classics like ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Land of 1000 Dances’ and ‘Uptight (Everything’s Alright)’ will get you out of your seats and dancing to their groovy beats.

The Parkerville tavern, Owen Rd, Parkerville.

See wesbite here.

Mundaring Sunday Markets

Sunday 8 April
Mundaring Sunday Markets offer an array of indoor and outdoor stalls, including seasonal fruit & veg, jewellery, scarves, bags, clothes, a plethora of craft items, garden ornaments, plants, soap, honey, chutneys and preserves - the list goes on!
Once you've snapped up a bargain, relax and enjoy a bite to eat at the Mundaring Hotel, just a few steps away, or head over the road to Mundaring Sculpture Park, for a picnic or BBQ and awesome kids playground. Markets open 9am-2pm, Nichol Street, Mundaring.

WA Author Day event at Just Add Passion

Sunday 8 April
Head to Just Add Passion in Stoneville for the opportunity to meet some of Western Australia's fabulous authors. Chat about books, writing, life and everything in between. You never know, one of your favourite authors might be there or you might find a new favourite! 

There will be giveaways, door prizes and the coffee van, "Just Add Coffee" will be open for your coffee or tea requirements. 

11am-2pm, Just Add Passion, 5375 Richardson Rd, Stoneville. Check Facebook event for more info here.

Nearer to Nature holiday activities at Perth Hills Discovery Centre

The 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 following activities are held in the Perth Hills with most at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre, 380 Allen Road, Mundaring (near Mundaring Weir), and one taking place at John Forrest National Park.

For a full list of activities throughout Perth visit the Nearer to Nature website.

Nearer to Nature Autumn's Aura

Tuesday 17 April

  • Tiny seed to mighty tree (ages 5-8) 10am-11.30am
  • Sense-ational scavenger hunt (ages 7-12) 1pm-2.30pm
  • Big kids campout (ages 8-13) 3pm-10am

Friday 20 April

  • Bush survival (ages 8-13) 10am-3pm

Saturday 21 April (at John Forrest NP)

  • Nocturnal delights (ages 6+) 6pm-8pm

Nearer to Nature Autumn's Aura

Monday 23 April

  • Enchanted environment (ages 4-7) 10am-11.30am
  • Palaeontologist for a day (ages 7-12) 1pm-3pm

Wednesday 25 April

  • Creature feature (ages 4-7) 10am-11.30am

Friday 27 April

  • Possums tails tale (ages 4-7) 10am-11.30am
  • Hazard heroes (ages 8-13) 12pm-4pm

Forge Farm Riding School Easter Holiday Activities

Monday 16-Tuesday 17 April 
Pony Camp - two days and one night of riding, learning and fun. Leave all electronic gadgets at home and enjoy being in nature. Suitable for 10-16 age group $270pp, everything included. Bookings essential.

Wednesday 18 April
Tony Tot trail – Pony rides for 4–7 year olds.  A twenty minute pony ride followed by giving the pony a brush and a carrot.  Only $25pp. 

Thursday 19 and Thursday 26 April
Pony Morning - three hour session including a riding lesson, saddling, brushing, feeding, leading and cleaning out a yard. Aimed at 7- 13 year age group and suitable for children with no experience with horses. Only $55pp. 

Bookings essential for all activities.  Forge farm Riding School, 1830 Forge Drive, Chidlow. Tel. 9572 4445. Visit website here.

New Cellar Door at Lion Mill Vineyards

Friday 20 April - from 1pm
Lion Mill is a boutique winery located in leafy Mount Helena

To celebrate the opening of the New Cellar Door, for one weekend only, Lion Mill will be offering a 10% discount on all wine purchases under a dozen and 15% on purchases of a dozen or more bottles for all sparkling, table and fortified wines.  700 Lion Street, Mt Helena. Tel. 0428 316271.  See website here.

Mundaring Folk 'N' Blues Club

Friday 20 April
On the third Friday of every month, the Mundaring Folk 'n' Blues Club presents a wide variety of music, nominally in the "folk and blues" genre, but there is a wide variety of music, played LIVE. Entry $10 (sometimes higher for special acts).

This month they have a huge night lined up, with four great acts taking the stage. The Sports Club run a bar and there is often a home cooked meal. Doors open 7pm. Mundaring Sporting Club, Coolgardie St. Mundaring. Visit website.

Come and make music at Cafe Mojo Mundaring

Every Thursday in April
- If you love singing with others
- If you are ready to dust off your ukulele or cabassa and bring it for an outing
- If you're happy to sit in the garden, listen, and enjoy the ambience and great coffee

.....then you will love the, Cafe Mojo Making Music group,  Thursdays from 10am-12pm!  Check out the cafe menu here. 16 Craig Street, Mundaring.  Tel: 0433 252 037.

Saturday 21 April

Browse the beautiful range of local, handmade crafts, artworks, giftware, skincare, homemade jams, chutneys, cakes, locally grown fruit and veg, plants and more.

Chidlow Hall,  Old Northam Road, Chidlow. Tel: Irene on 0427 772 712, or view Facebook for information.

Like Water : A Day of History & Art with Jo Darvall & Friends

Sunday 22 April
Celebrate the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival by joining artist Jo Darvall for this unique event.  Experience the historic Mundaring Weir Pump Station and art installation with C.Y. O'Connor descendants, Mike and Dr Kathryn Lefroy, and artist Jo Darvall; Listen to a music performance by an international pianist: Setsu Masada and enjoy conversation and stories over a delicious Long Table Artist Lunch with local historians, artists, poets and eminent writer Amanda Curtin. Tickets $80 per person plus Eventbrite booking fee, numbers are limited.

11am - 4.30pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs. Mundaring Weir Hotel, Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring WA.  See Mundaring Arts Centre website for more information. Book online here.

Marloo Theatre presents The Anniversary

Friday 27 April
Written by Bill MacIlwraith and directed by Rob Warner, this comedy is set in South London in 1966 and is best known as the “mother-in-law-from-hell play”.

The Anniversary is a black comedy where the family matriarch binds her 3 sons to her with gifts, threats & ruthless expoitation of their weaknesses.

The Anniversary plays at 8pm April 27, 28, May 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18 and 19 with 2pm matinees April 29, May 6 and 13. Tickets are $22, $20 concession, $18 members. Marloo Theatre, 20 Marloo Rd, Greenmount. Tel. 6270 1465.  Book online here.

2018 Australian Heritage Festival - various events

Wednesday 18 April - Sunday 20 May
The National Trust Heritage Festival began back in 1980 and has become Australia’s biggest festival of heritage and culture, celebrating Australia’s historic, natural and Aboriginal heritage during the months of April and May.  To see a full program of events in WA click here.

FREE entry to No 1 Pump Station at Mundaring Weir
Enjoy free entry during weekends to National Trust properties in WA during the festival including No 1 Pump Station at the foot of beautiful Mundaring Weir.  Learn about CY O' Connor's audacious scheme to pump water 560km inland. View this international award winning, national heritage listed project. For enquiries contact No 1 Pump Station on 9295 2455. See event details here.

Over the Limit - Mundaring and Hills Historical Society
Visit the many historical hotels and pubs that are located in the Perth Hills, using a downloadable guide - available shortly from the mundaring and Hills Historical Society's website. Find out about the history of these buildings as well as the origin of the ‘Sunday Session’.  The guide will also be available in hard copy from Mundaring Visitor Centre.

NEW: Local Bike Hire service now available!

Fancy a ride around Lake Leschenaultia, or one of the many bike trails in Mundaring and surrounds, such as Railway Reserves Heritage Trail (recognised as one of WA's Top Trails)? Well, now you can enjoy the experience of riding in the Perth Hills without putting in the 'hard yards'!  Hire an electric bike from Camp Leschenaultia (located opposite Lake Leschenaultia, Rosedale Rd, Chidlow). Prices start from $20/hr. Standard bikes also available. Can also deliver the bike to you. T: Paul 0409 104 817

Forge Farm Riding School - Twilight Trail Rides

Throughout April
The beautiful Autumn weather is here and what better time to enjoy it than on horseback? 

The Twilight Trail Ride offers a 2 hour twilight trail ride along the beautiful KEP Track from Forge Farm Riding School in Chidlow to Fettler’s Crossing in Wooroloo.  Once at Fettlers you will enjoy a gourmet platter and wine, with time to relax in this stunning location, before being returned to your car at Forge Farm. 

This activity is suitable for any level of riding (beginners welcome), however a reasonable level of fitness is necessary. Cost $135./pp. Vouchers available.

Bookings essential.  Forge farm Riding School, 1830 Forge Drive, Chidlow. Tel. 9572 4445. Visit website here.

Country Living Gifts expands service

Country Living Gift Shop in Sawyers Valley now offers more than just gifts!  Ana's Alterations is a Perth Hills dressmaking/ alterations service, located within the gift shop.

Offering very high quality workmanship with 30 years of experience.  Alterations and re-styling are available at very reasonable prices.  When dropping off items for alteration, browse the range of wonderful gifts on offer and take a stroll through the beautiful garden of the Country Living Gift Shop.

Country Living Gifts, 10920 Gt Eastern Highway, Sawyers Valley.  Tel: 9295 1223.  See website here.

Parkerville Tavern - April Sunday Sessions

The beautifully restored “Parky” is ideal for families, with great outdoor spaces and a playground for the kids, plus an awesome line up of live, local music every month.
Sunday 8 April: BEDLAM
Sunday 15 April: The galloping Foxleys
Sunday 22 April: Monty Cotton as The Flaming Galahs
Sunday 29 April: Funcoustic
6-18 Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500 or visit Facebook for more details.

Free courtesy bus service

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
FREE Bus pick you up and take you home every Friday, Saturday Nights and Sunday afternoons.
For more information call the Tavern 
Tel: 9572 2121

Mundaring Weir Hotel - Sunday Sessions

The iconic Mundaring Weir Hotel provides the perfect laid-back atmosphere for a Sunday chill out. The traditional lamb spit roast is served every Sunday - carving and serving starts at around 3pm, and is served till 4pm. Live music from one of three resident folk bands, together with the spectacular backdrop of Beelu National Park makes this an extra special way to spend a Sunday in the Perth Hills. Mundaring Weir Precinct. Tel: 9295 1106 or visit website.

Midland Tourist Park - Autumn special for Caravanners!

Situated bewteen the Swan Valley and the Perth Hills, Midland Tourist Park is offering a special deal for those who love travelling with a caravan or a campervan: book a minimum 3 nights for a powered tourist van site and pay only $32/night (based on 2-guest occupancy). The special rate is valid for stays up to 21 nights until 31 May 2018.

Midland Tourist Park offers free WiFi, spa-swimming pool, BBQ area, recreation room and friendly relaxing environment.
Midland Tourist Park, 6 Toodyay Rd, Middle Swan 6056 WA. Open Mon-Sun 8 am –6 pm. Visit website here.

Mundaring District Museum - Earth Watch Exhibition

Earth Watch: Mundaring's Geophysical Observatory, tells the story of one of Western Australia's more interesting scientific sites. From 1959 until 2000, Mundaring's Geophysical Observatory played a significant role in gathering and disseminating magnetic, seismic, and ionospheric data for use in scientific research as well as for every-day and commercial purposes.

Miriam Gardiner art classes, tuition and workshops

Offering art classes to children 7-16 yrs and adults (beginner to advanced), Miriam runs workshops and classes throughout the year.

Bookings now open for term 2, starting on 5 May! Vouchers available for lessons, tuition and next term's classes.

To find out more Tel: Miriam 0434 330 864, visit website here, or view on Facebook

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

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