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Chidlow Tavern Easter Breakfast and Golden Egg Hunt

Sunday 4 April
Celebrate Easter with some EGGCELLENT family fun at The Chidlow Tavern. Buffet breakfast is from 8am-10.30am. Relax and enjoy your food as the kids have fun with their Easter craft kits, followed by the Golden Easter Egg Hunt at 11am, where one lucky child will find the golden egg and win $100! After the Easter Egg Hunt, return to the Tavern for a Kids' DIY Ice Cream Bar where the children get a bowl of vanilla ice cream to decorate from a selection of toppings and sauces. Family Ticket: $60 2 adults & 2 children (12 and under). Includes buffet breakfast, kids craft kits, kids Golden Easter Egg Hunt and Kids DIY Ice-cream Bar. See Facebook for details.

Easter Sunday at The Parky

Sunday 4 April
This Easter Sunday, Brown Sugar will be performing on the outdoor stage from 3.30pm-6.30pm, playing all the rock n roll hits from the good old days!

Head to The Parky for some awesome tunes and themed Easter specials, including chocolate treats for the kids and chocolate cocktails for the adults.

Book your table on 9295 4500. For more information head to website.

Nearer to Nature - Autumn's Aura School Holiday Activities

Keeping the children entertained during the holidays has never been so easy. Let the Nearer to Nature team captivate the kids with fun-filled activities designed especially to capture the imaginations of children.

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

Monday 5 April
Big Kids Campout - (ages 7-11)
3pm-10am (Tues 6 April)

Tuesday 13 April
Trek the Track - (ages 11-16)
9.30am -10.30am (Weds 14 April)

Friday 16 April
Night Stalk - (ages 6+)

Mundaring Arts Centre-Coiled Kitchen Containers with Leanne Bray

Thurs 8 & 15 April OR Sun 11 & 18 April
Join Leanne Bray to create rope coiled vessels inspired by the bright palette of fresh produce. Open to all skill levels, this two-part workshop will see you craft a variety of small, colourful vessels, using just thread and rope, that are perfect for storing items such as chillies, garlic and ginger.

Leanne will share stories of her travels through Africa and Asia and her knowledge of the long and vibrant history of baskets as containers for food. 

Suitable for 13+ yrs. 11am-2pm Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Gt Eastern H'way, Mundaring. View website for information.

Mundaring Arts Centre - April exhibition program

Exhibition runs to Sunday 30 May
Gallery 1 - Safe Keeping
The 2021 Shire of Mundaring Art Collection Acquisition Exhibition Safe Keeping presents a perspective from local artists on the recent global forced retreat from public spaces and the importance of community networks.
Gallery 2 - Food for Thought
Discover the artists behind the Food for Thought project as they work in residence, creating new work and sharing their skills in a series of appetising workshops. 

Visit website for info. Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Public Holiday Monday then open Tues to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat and Sun 11am-3pm. T: 9295 3991

Kookaburra Cinema - movies under the stars

Time to grab your picnic basket and blanket and head out to the Kookaburra Cinema for an evening under the stars.
Fri 2 & Sat 3: Minari (PG)
Sun 4 & Mon 5: Long Story Short (M)
Fri 9 & Sat 10: Another Round (M)
Sun 11&Fri 16: Raya & the Last Dragon (PG)
Sat 17 & Sun 18: Chaos Walking (M)
Fri 23 & Sat 24: Nomadland (M)
Sun 25 & Mon 26: Judas and the Black Messiah (MA15+)
Fri 30: The Truffle Hunters (M)
Tea, coffee & soft drinks, Choc Tops & confectionery available at kiosk. Gates open 6.15pm, show starts 7.30pm. Cost $15 adults, children $10. Program here T: 9295 6190

Shire of Mundaring Summer Entertainment - Arena after Dark

Saturday 10 April
A FREE youth-only event for 12-17 year olds, Arena after Dark promises to be heaps of fun with live DJs, a giant ninja obstacle course, arcade games, chill zone, concert lighting and much more. The event is promising to be a not-to-be missed school holiday event for teenagers. Doors open at 7pm and activities run till 10pm. Mundaring Arena, 50 Mundaring Weir Road. Tickets are essential and can be booked via Eventbrite here

Bibbulmun Track - L-Plates Pub Plod

Sunday 11 April
Are you a first timer or do you just occasionally dabble in bushwalking? This is a great way to learn about what the Track has to offer you. The walk (approx. 12km with some hills), takes you through mixed jarrah forest with views over Mundaring Weir to a Bibbulmun Track campsite. Your guides will be on hand to talk to you about walking the Bibbulmun Track and to share their personal experiences, finishing near the walkers’ favourite local haunt, the Mundaring Weir Hotel. 8.30am-2.30pm Event info. here

Juniper Galleries - Northern Views & Ocean Hues

Exhibition Opens Sunday 11 April
Northern Views & Ocean Hues features works by Maryann Devereux and Richard Aitken. Juniper Galleries gives the opportunity to view Robert Juniper's private collection. Sponsored by Juniper Wineries, enjoy a glass of SSB in the secret garden. 
Juniper Galleries opens 10am-5pm on weekends and weekdays by appointment. 41a Dalry Road, Darlington. Tel: 0481 062 614. View website

Rotary Mundaring Sunday Markets

Sunday 11 April
A great range of stalls, including seasonal fruit & veg, jewellery, scarves, bags, clothes, craft items, garden ornaments, plants, soaps, honey, chutneys and preserves. Snap up a bargain, then enjoy a bite to eat at the Mundaring Hotel, just a few steps away. Markets run on the second Sunday of the month.

Open 9am-2pm, Mundaring Sculpture Park, Jacoby Street, Mundaring

This month at Mundaring Folk n Blues Club

Friday 16 April
This month Mundaring Folk n Blues Club welcome back Mr Bernard Carney, an artist with a career spanning four decades and arguably W.A.'s premier entertainer. Awarded Order of Australia in 2019 for his outstanding industry achievements, work with Spirit of the Streets and Working Men's choirs, Bernard is a performer that crosses all genres. Included on the bill: Graham Wilson and trio's Susgala and Clandestine. Doors open 6.45pm. Show starts 7.30pm. Kitchen & bar service. Mundaring Sporting Club, Coolgardie St. Limited seating. For more info email:  mundaringfolknblues@gmail.com

Heritage on the Heritage Trail with The Hike Collective

Sunday 18 April
Step into World Heritage Day with this special edition hiking tour along the iconic Railway Reserves Heritage Trail. Immerse yourself in the historical highlights of the Heritage Trail on this 10km journey back in time. John Forrest National Park is one of Australia’s oldest conservation areas and WA’s first national park. 8.30am-11.30am. Info here

2021 Anzac Weekend Entertainment at The Parkerville Tavern

Saturday 24 April

Sunday 25 April

Monday 26 April

Save the Date! Spit in the Hills returns to The Chidlow Tavern

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 May
Save the date for the Chidlow Tavern's annual Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned 'Spit in the Hills', bringing you two days of family fun, including the low and slow barbeque contest, weekend markets, carnival rides and a side show alley. Also featuring a Horse Shoeing Contest presented by the Western Australian Farriers Association.
The international Low & Slow BBQ Contests are taking the world by storm and Australia is one of the fastest growing BBQ countries outside of the United States. Be sure to put this in your diary!

Eversprings Glamping

As the cooling days and nights of autumn approach, what could be nicer than watching the sun go down through the trees over the serene paddocks below from your cosy tent, or sipping a wine at the quirky wine nook set high upon the hill? Surrounded on two sides by nature reserves, the calming effect of the trees creates a peaceful place for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A fully equipped camping kitchen provides all you'll need to complete the perfect getaway. Find more inspiration on website 505 Grigg Rd, Mount Helena

Hemingway & Co, Mundaring

Hemingway & Co brings all the fun of an inner-city bar right into the heart of Mundaring, with a focus on providing an exceptional range of drinks, a small dining menu and outstanding service 7 days a week.  Check out their jazz Tuesdays, on between 7pm-9pm. Closed Good Friday and Easter Monday. Stay up to date by following Hemingway & Co on Facebook. 7095 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring.

Perrella's Cafe - A Hidden Treasure

Nestled in the historic village centre of Darlington, Perrella’s delight in providing high quality in-house made delicious cuisine and locally roasted coffee. 

Surrounded by parks and nature, Perrella's is a great place to unwind or catch up with friends. Now open for Pizza on Friday and Saturday evenings, takeaway or dine-in with  BYO favourite wine or beer. See the website for details, or check them out on Facebook. Closed for the Easter weekend. 1 Benong Road, Darlington T: 9252 0062

Mundaring Weir Hotel - Sunday Sessions

The iconic Mundaring Weir Hotel provides the perfect laid-back atmosphere for a Sunday chill out with the family. There's a playground, table tennis and basketball hoops, so you can relax knowing the kids are happy and amused.  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

Dining at The Lounge - Amaroo Retreat

The Lounge at Amaroo Retreat is a venue with sophistication, friendliness and comfort. With a small, but delicious menu, there's something for all taste buds. All produce is locally sourced, meaning the quality and freshness is always at an exceptionally high standard. Open for Lunch and Dinner Tuesday - Sunday
Lunch 12pm-3pm, Dinner 5pm–9pm
1200 Alison Street, Mount Helena. Bookings and Enquiries Tel 6244 4800 or email thelounge@amarooretreat.com.au

The Mundaring Hotel - Heart of the Hills since 1899

The Mundaring Hotel is a family-friendly restaurant, bar and beer garden located in the heart of Mundaring. The hotel offers an extensive A La Carte Menu with top quality pub favourites as well as exquisite dishes from The Daily Specials Board, tapas bites and kids meals. Check out the menus here. Courtesy bus Fridays & Saturdays from 6pm-midnight. LIVE MUSIC on Friday 7.30pm-10.30pm and Sunday 4pm-7pm. Closed Good Friday. Visit Facebook.Cnr Nichol/Jacoby St, Mundaring.  T: 9295 1006

Mount Helena Tavern & Restaurant

Known locally as The Mounties, the historic Mount Helena Tavern was brought to life in 1902. This Australiana-style pub has a picturesque beer garden with winter creek and there's open fires to keep you warm and cosy in the cooler months.

The kitchen is open 7 days a week from 11am for lunch and dinner (with some great daily specials). Visit website here to find out more. 900 Keane St, Mount Helena. T: 9572 2121

Life's Better at The Parkerville Tavern

The Parkerville Tavern is a lovely heritage venue in the heart of Perth Hills. Steeped in history, this double-storey federation style pub has an extensive menu, 10 beers and cider on tap and locally produced wines. With arguably one of Perth's best beer gardens, the beautifully restored “Parky” is ideal for families with a great line up of live music on Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm and Sunday 3.30pm. Closed Good Friday. 6-18 Owen Rd, Parkerville. T: 9295 4500

Mundaring District Museum - Head for the Hills -Chidlow's WW2 Army Camps

Exhibition finishes Thursday 29 April
‘Head for the Hills’, is a collaboration between Mundaring & Hills Historical Society, Friends of the Chidlow WW2 Camps and Heritage Detection Australia. Using artefacts recently retrieved from Chidlow’s former WW2 Army Camps, the exhibition highlights their role in defending Australia following Japan’s entry into WW2 in December 1941. With c. 50 000 troops passing through the Camps from March 1942 until June 1944, the significance of these camps in understanding the military heritage of WA is clear.
Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm, Sun 10am-2.30pm Mundaring District Museum, Old School, 7225 Gt Eastern Highway, Mundaring