Discover the best top things to do in Kalamunda, Australia including Lesmurdie Falls, Zig Zag Cultural Centre, Zanthorrea Nursery, Zig Zag Scenic Drive, Perth Observatory, Swan Valley Trike Tours, Outdoor Airport Viewing Platform, Bounce Inc Trampoline Park Cannington, Kalamunda History Village, Annasha Day Spa Retreat.
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4.5 based on 114 reviews
The rain was off and on all night, this morning it's over cast and dreary, perfect conditions for a trek up in the Perth Hills.
I arrive at 1000, the car park almost chokka. But in choosing the loop trail, I leave everyone behind, me splitting off for the big loop around, it's not long til I remove my beanie, then unzip the polar fleece, remove it and am puffing with the slippery and rugged terrain, what is a 2 km trail, became a 3.6 km trek, as I became lost, no more dogs Barking, no children giggling, no partners chatting and no water gushing along what should be a babbling brook.
I look up to find a huge pylon and decide to follow its corridor. But that takes me further away, my phone (gps) tells me Waterfall Road is just over there, but it's in the opposite direction of my car. It's about now I wish I had brought my water bottle with me. I marvel at the very first spring flowers, take a few snap shots and turn around.
I need to cross the babbling brook, which is actually a slippery, swollen, gushing stream, without enough rocks or shallow parts for me to get across safely. I'm trying to decide on wet shoes, vs, a barefoot crossing. I walk up and down stream looking for a suitable part to cross. Every now and then I spot people, on the other side. Argh. I finally locate a low flowing path and await while the witnesses disperse. Then tentatively double checking each step and rocks stability, cross to the other side.
Now to climb the final hill to the top of the waterfall. The sun is trying to make an appearance and I know my face is pink, I'll be pleased when I can rest my creaking knees from the rugged slippery terrain and sit down for the journey home. I'm dreaming of a nice hot magnesium bath.
4.5 based on 37 reviews
The Zig Zag Cultural Centre is a community facility comprised of the Perth Hills Visitor Centre, the Zig Zag Gallery, the Zig Zag Seminar Room and Mason & Bird Cafe. It is the entry point for the Kalamunda History Village. The ZZCC is owned and run by the City of Kalamunda. •Information on where to go, what to do, and where to stay in the Perth Hills, including local maps, bushwalking guides, self-drive tours, and a comprehensive range of brochures on local attractions, experiences and accommodation. •A gift shop offering a diverse selection of quality souvenirs and locally-made merchandise including pottery, woodwork, bags, books and cards.
Stopped in here at the start of a day trip through the Perth Hills. Only got as far as the information centre, which we found excellent. All our questions answered with thoughtful advice provided on how to spend our day, including where the wildflowers might look their best, and excellent maps on local walking tracks. Lots of brochures on local attractions are available and an attractively presented array of gifts, including some local produce, to buy. Well worth dropping in.
4.5 based on 28 reviews
Zanthorrea Nursery is a retail garden centre with display Gardens open to the public every day of the year except Christmas day. Our focus is on Australian Native plants and creating a sustainable garden that attracts in the native wildlife.
Fresh healthy plants sold by staff that know the products. An age old method that is overlooked by most companies now but their staff still do themselves proud. Not that far out of town. Make the trip and see their themed Gardens (and bird boxes high in the big trees too). Bring your kids & make an outing of it.
4.5 based on 23 reviews
The Zig Zag scenic drive is beautiful and a "must visit" for anyone in the area. Splendid views. A careful driver required, who is not scared of heights!
However, at night there are often people driving very fast and dangerously. The Zig Zag has a bad reputation at night.
4.5 based on 91 reviews
Western Australia's oldest Observatory is located 25km east of Perth in Bickley. The Observatory has served the state of WA for over 120 years and remains actively involved in the service of public education. In recognition of its scientific, cultural and historical significance, the Observatory was entered on the state's Heritage Register in 2005. The Perth Observatory is part of the Department of Parks and Wildlife and is run by the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group Inc. The Observatory is open for group day tours and night sky tours. Visit our website for information about our night sky viewing and group day tours.
My family LOVED the experience!!!! A unique place with a bit of preserved history. Truly awesome. No place like it anywhere else in the world. LOVED it.
5 based on 11 reviews
TAKE THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME Hop on board our trikes for the most thrilling and exhilarating way to see Perth and the Swan Valley. Ride in comfort and safety whilst enjoying wineries , Breweries , chocolate factories , Distilleries , nougat , and honey. Sit in our armchair for the views of our magnificent Swan Valley and Perth
Purchased as a Christmas present, I was a skeptic in that I would not have bought this tour myself; however after being comfortable and feeling safe on the trike, and in conjunction with the personality of Pete, plus the little previously known locations we visited, being a mixture of wine, chocolate, coffee and impressive metal art businesses, I become a convert.
As the trike only caters for 2 passengers at a time, I still recommend thinking and doing "outside the box" thingy, and give it a go. Your will enjoy.
4 based on 116 reviews
Had spare time before a business appointment so thought I would try some "plane spotting"
You need a vehicle to reach this viewing platform but if you make the effort you will find a nicely developed & presented lookout
Depending on the wind direction & hence which runway being used will determine how many planes you will see at close quarters
4.5 based on 114 reviews
BOUNCE is a world where the wall becomes the floor, a slam-dunk is within your grasp and the rules of gravity no longer apply. It's packed with lots of things to do with kids and the family. BOUNCE takes the rush of getting airborne and adds a bunch of new dimensions - from aerial manoeuvres to slam dunking, wall running and dodgeball warfare. The best part is it doesn't matter if you're under 5 or an action sports junkie in training - you're never too old or too young to have an awesome time. With more than 100 interconnected trampolines housed within huge, colourful spaces at a growing number of locations around Australia, BOUNCE is a spring-loaded urban playground with a wide range of things to do with kids; where hard surfaces are replaced with circus-grade sponge, giant air bags and Springs. The rush of BOUNCE is infectious. Look around and everyone's buzzing, whether they're running up The Wall, launching into the Big Bag or loosening up in the Free Jump arena. It can be as easy or as challenging as you like - a training ground for aerial sports acrobatics, a place to kick back and look out over the action, or just a hard-core form of exercise that lets you burn energy without noticing you're in the middle of a cardio workout. And our friendly staff are always there to offer safety tips and show you a few moves along the way.
We took our grandsons (9, 11 and 13) to Bounce and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We thought it was very well-organised and we were impressed with the safety element. We like the fact that there was a cap to the number of customers per hour. The guy managing the Dodge Ball was very good and the timing of each Dodge Ball session was not too long, making the queue manageable for the kids. It was an enjoyable session for the youngsters as well as for the people watching.
4.5 based on 25 reviews
At only 10 dollars a visit for concessions well worth a visit. 19 old buildings and ancillary equipment give a great insight into the history or the area. Well preserved and with numerous information sources , very helpful visitor centre adjoins plus ample toilet facilities. 2 volunteer helpers where able to show us the fruit sorting machinery in action. All very enjoyable
5 based on 10 reviews
We were looking for a spa experience where we wouldn't hear cars, busses, people chatting or kids screaming. We wanted complete relaxation, freedom for a day, and Annasha certainly did not disappoint. From online research, to initial discussion with Marija, and spending the day at what felt like a high class spa resort in Asia, it was completely faultless.
On arrival we were met with immaculate Gardens with lush greenery, professional and welcoming Reception staff, a relaxing and calm visitor lounge with quality decor/artwork and utterly fabulous treatment rooms which were clearly all individual in their own right. (Apparently there are 7. On our day the spa was full but staff seem to negotiate traffic in the lounge so that you barely saw/heard a soul. Now that's pretty special!) Staff were all very friendly and quietly efficient attending to our every need.
We booked the Annasha Indulgence which was exactly that, and 5 hours of it! Utterly blissful! From the issuing of our fluffy robes to the welcoming ritual, on to the body treatments, to Indian Head Massage, Swedish Massage and facial - it sent us to another world. Such skilled therapists indeed!
Refreshments were on tap between treatments - delightful herbal teas and plenty of water. Motivational, inspirational and spiritual books were left on the lounge tables to read as we sipped our teas. Morning tea consisted of fresh fruit, nuts and a mini muffin and it arrived on a plate looking outstanding. Never has food tasted so good! Afternoon tea was equally delicious!
This really was the most heavenly experience in a spa I've had for a very long time. Was there any noise pollution? Not a thing, except the blissful sound of pouring rain on the trees and it's fresh smell coming through our window shutters.
Thank you Annasha, a return visit is a necessary thing!
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