Facebook icon Twitter icon Forward icon

Love is in the air this month.....and what better time to spoil that special someone?
Here's just a few ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in the Heart of the Perth Hills 

Inn Mahogany Creek

Inn Mahogany Creek offers guests the finest accommodation with five-star beds, bathrooms with gorgeous Italian porcelain stone floors, wired internet access, free local dial telephones, a mini-bar and refrigerator, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

Stay in one of the Inn's boutique rooms with a two course meal, two roses and an indulgent box of chocolates for just $240 per night.

Chidlow Tavern
Celebrate your loved one with a romantic lunch or dinner at The Chidlow Tavern. The kitchen will be offering romantically themed blackboard specials, in addition to limited a la carte. Bookings recommended.
Tel: 9572 4154

Inn Mahogany Creek
Show your love with a romantic Valentine's Day dinner under the stars at The Inn with a special a la carte menu and live music from 6pm. Book your table for two now. Tel: 9295 1118 or email: enquiries@theinn.com.au

Parkerville Tavern
The historic Parkerville Tavern houses a beautiful pub restaurant that is renowned for its relaxing surrounds. The tavern will be offering special "Valentine's specials" to ensure you leave feeling completely loved up.
Tel: 9295 4500

Saturday Chill Session at Cafe Mojo Mundaring

Saturday 3 February
Cafe Mojo Mundaring is such a great spot to kick back and relax at any time, but head in on Saturday 3 February and you will be treated to something extra special, as the cafe presents the amazing Chloe Keyt performing acoustic between 11am-1pm.
Bring along your rug, bean bag (or enjoy one of their eclectic chairs) and just Chill @ Mojo's. You can check out the cafe menu here. 16 Craig Street, Mundaring. Tel: 0433 252 037.

Nearer to Nature - Darlings of the Range

Saturday 10 February
Treat your partner to a relaxing evening in the Perth Hills-Mundaring. Unwind with a short, leisurely walk, followed by a gourmet supper and up close encounter with cute native animals. Finish the evening with a movie at the iconic outdoor Kookaburra Cinema, Ages 18+. $60pp / $54pp members includes food, animal encounter and movie ticket. 5pm-10pm. Bookings essential. Contact Perth Hills Discovery Centre Tel: 9295 2244.

Parkerville Tavern - February's live music program

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.
All Sunday sessions 4pm-7pm. 
Sun 4 Feb: BEDLAM
Sat 10 Feb: Nathan Gaunt Duo (6-9pm)
Sun 11 Feb: Carus Thompson Trio
Sun 18 Feb: Funkoustic
Sun 25 Feb: Another Fine Mess Trio
6-18 Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500 or visit Facebook for more details.

2018 Mundaring Twilight Markets

Saturday 10 February
Due to an overwhelming response to last year's inaugural Mundaring Twilight Markets and thanks to the generous support of Shire of Mundaring, the Rotary Club of Mundaring will be hosting another special markets this month, with 150 stalls to explore! 
Check out some of the awesome stalls on Mundaring Community Bank Branch Facebook page here.
5pm-9pm Jacoby & Nichol St, Mundaring. This event is proudly supported by Mundaring Community Bank.

WA Author Day event at Just Add Passion

Sunday 11 February
Just in time for Valentine's Day, this special event will include the launch of several new titles by fabulous local authors, who will be around for you to meet with and chat about books, writing, life and everything in between.

Complimentary light refreshments will be available on the day. 11am-2pm, Just Add Passion 5375 Richardson Rd, Stoneville. Check Facebook event for more info here.

Lake Leschenaultia - always a great family day out

Sunday 11 February
Lake Leschenaultia is such a fabulous day out any time of the year, but it's just perfect during the hot summer months, with plenty of shady BBQ/picnic spots and, of course, the sandy beach and beautiful calm waters to splash around in, plus there's canoe hire, cafe/kiosk at weekends. Head up for brekkie at Reflections Cafe and check out the Corvettes while you're there (visiting from around 11am). Lake Leschenaultia, Rosedale Rd, Chidlow.

Shire of Mundaring presents Cinema under Starlight

Saturday 17 February
Cars III (G)
Mundaring Recreation Ground, Mundaring Weir Rd.
Bring along your rug and (low) chairs and enjoy this FREE event. Pre-movie entertainment starts at 6.30pm. Movie commences at 8pm. BYO picnic or pick up something from the refreshment stalls when you're there.  This year's season is made possible thanks to the support of Lotterywest, Linley Valley Pork, Acciona Trility Joint Venture and the Mundaring Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank. For more information Tel: 9290 6678.

Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema - February program

Another month of great movies on the program at the iconic Kookaburra Cinema. Bring along your picnic and rug and enjoy a few hours of relaxation under the stars:-

Fri 2: Paddington 2 (G)
Sat 3: The Florida Project (MA 15+)
Sun 4: Wonder Wheel (PG)
Fri 9: Lucy (MA15+)
Sat 10 & Sun 11: Downsizing (M)
Fri 16: The Greatest Showman(PG)
Sat 17 & Sun 18: Breathe (M)
Fri 23 & Sat 24: The Post (M)
Sun 25: Just to be Sure (M) 

Gates open 6.30pm, show starts 8.00pm.
Cost $15 adults, children $10. No EFTPOS Visit website here

Mundaring Arts Centre - 2018 exhibition launch

Opening night 7pm - Friday 9 February
Gallery 1
- Artists Sarah Elson, Bec Juniper, Andre Lipscombe, Desmond Woodley and Yvonne Zago express a deep connection to their environment in distinctly different ways, either through their cultural background, the nature of their materials and processes, or the subjectivity of their work.  Whilst Landscape is at the heart of the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection, this exhibition explores the nature of being and the landscape of the mind.

Gallery 2 Artists in Focus - Our connection to this place has been artistically recorded through the Shire’s Art Collection since they started collecting in 1986. The depiction of the landscape is at the heart of the Collection. 

Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday to Sunday 11am-3pm, closed Mondays and public holidays. Tel: 9295 3991 or visit website here.

Midland Tourist Park - special "Explorers on Wheels" deal

Midland Tourist Park offers a new deal “Explorers on Wheels” for those who love exploring Australia with caravan or campervan. Simply book a min. 3 night stay on a powered van site and save $20 on the booking. Tourist Van Sites have access to power, water and sewerage. The offer is valid till 28 Feb 2018. Use promotional code WE20 when booking online on the Park’s website, or mention this special when booking via the office (08) 9274 3002. Open Mon-Sun and public holidays 8am–6pm. For more details, please visit website

Mundaring Folk 'N' Blues Club

Friday 16 February
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.

Chidlow Hall Market Day - Twilight markets

Saturday 17 February
Chidlow Hall monthly markets are back! 

This month their regular markets will be replaced with a special Twilight Markets from 4pm-7pm.  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.

Miriam Gardiner private and mobile art tuition

Learn to draw, paint (with water colours or acrylic), or work in a variety of mediums.

Miriam Gardiner (artist and educator), offers private tuition from her Midvale Studios, or if you aren't able to get to the studio, then Miriam can come to you (nominal extra fee applies).

To find out more Tel: 0434 330 864 or Email miriamgardiner72@gmail.com

Marloo Theatre presents Marble

Friday 23 February to Saturday 10 March
What happens when your best friend dreams about your wife – on the night your wife has the exact same dream about him? It’s an idea explored in this new production at Marloo Theatre.

Plays at 8pm on February 23, 24, 28 and March 2, 3, 7, 9, 10 with 2pm matinees February 25 & March 4. 

Marloo Theatre, Marloo Rd, Greenmount. View event here.

Twilight abseil, star gazing AND pizza!

Saturday 24 February
SpaceChameleon Adventure Co. is offering another awesome sunset abseil with an opportunity to explore the night sky through a large, mobile telescope! This experience will deliver STUNNING views of the city skyline from up high. 15m intro, 40m overhang and the 60m BIG wall, in an area with little light pollution. Enjoy gourmet pizza, bliss balls, fresh ground French Press coffee, teas, juice. Event starts at 4pm. Mountain Quarry, Boya. Limited places, so book early! Tel: 0423 182 663.

Parkerville Tavern presents The Soul Rhythm Spectacular

Saturday 24 February
Celebrate summer with a fabulous outdoor twilight concert at the stunning Parkerville Tavern.

The Perth Hills will get its groove on as Richard Jackson (USA) with Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys take to the ‘The Parky’ outdoor stage, and lead you on a musical journey to the epicenter of soul music.

Tickets available via Eventbrite
Gates open 4pm. Show starts 5pm. Find out more here.
Parkerville Tavern, Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500

Artist demonstration with Yvonne Zago

Sunday 25 February
Meet exhibiting artist Yvonne Zago in the Gallery as she demonstrates her exquisite painting techniques and talks about the inspiration for her captivating artworks. 11am-3pm.

This is a FREE event. No bookings required. Suitable all ages. More information here.

Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring Tel: 9295 3991

KSP Writers Centre - February events program

KSP Writers Centre is located at Katharine's Place, 11 Old York Rd, Greenmount.
Visit website here or Tel: 9294 1872

So You Want To.... Be a Writer

Saturday 10 February
This interactive workshop from WA Premier’s Award local author Annabel Smith will provide new or returning writers an array of tips and tricks to get you started and keep you writing, as well as editing your own work. 1pm-4pm. Tickets from $35.

Summer Luau

Tuesday 13 February
Enjoy Hawaiian tunes while sipping cocktails on the verandah, followed by three summery courses and readings from WA Poet-in-Residence Maddie Godfrey and SA Writer-in-Residence Emily Palmer, whose contemporary work features ‘bad-ass female protagonists’. BYO drinks. Optional Fancy Dress:Tropical. Dietary requirements catered for with notice. 6pm-9.30pm. Tickets from $35.

So You Want To... Perform Poetry

Saturday 17 February
KSP's 2018 NextGen Writer-in-Residence Maddie Godfrey will use poetry to explore how the places we come from are woven deeply into our storytelling practices. Head along to polish your performance skills from a dynamic young poet who has performed sold-out shows at Perth Fringe Festival and stormed the stages of the Sydney Opera House and Royal Albert Hall. Suitable for those aged 12+. 3pm-5pm. Tickets from $20.

KSP Sundowner Session - Open Mic.

Friday 23 February
At KSP’s bi-monthly Sundowner Sessions guests can take the mic and perform a short piece of poetry or fiction at the Balcony Bar, or sit back with friends and enjoy the readings.

Glass of complimentary wine on arrival, thanks to our friends at Lion Mill Winery. BYO nibbles. Tickets from $5. 6.30pm-8pm.

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.

Mundaring Hotel

The Mundaring Hotel, located in the heart of Mundaring, overlooking Sculpture Park has live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.

The hotel has five areas including a lounge, bar, restaurant, outdoor patio and beer garden plus kids playground. Children's meals are only $2 on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday evenings, when purchased with a main, adult meal (not available on public holidays). View menu here. Cnr Nichol and Jacoby Street, Mundaring. Tel: 9295 1006.

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. View menu here. 900 Keane St, Mount Helena. Tel: 9572 2121

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 District Museum - Hoof Prints in the Hills

Exhibition finishes Thursday 22 February
Since 1830 when exploration parties, accompanied by pack-horses, first ventured over Western Australia’s Darling Range in search of greener pastures, horses’ hoofprints have made a mark on the Hills’ landscape. Whether used for ploughing, warfare, transportation, entertainment or therapy, horses have been integral in shaping and enriching the Shire of Mundaring’s past and present.

This exhibition, presented by Mundaring and Hills Historical Society, celebrates the horse, and the many and varied ways humans have interacted with these magnificent animals over the years.

Open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9.30am-4pm, Sun 10am-2.30pm. Closed New Year's Day.

The Old School (co-located with Mundaring Visitor Centre), 7225 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring.
Tel: 9295 0540. Visit MHHS Facebook page here.

Follow Mundaring Visitor Centre on Facebook.

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

Mundaring Visitor Centre is proudly a Shire of Mundaring managed facility.

If you have been forwarded this email and wish to receive regular updates, please sign up here.