Start your day taking in the scenery at Lake Leschenaultia. You can find this underrated lake in the Shire of Mundaring, approximately 50 minutes drive from the Perth CBD.
Lake Leschenaultia is situated on 168 hectares of bushland and is the perfect spot to get some exercise whether it be swimming, cycling, walking or canoeing there's an option to suit everyone. With an abundance of shaded areas and lawns it's a great spot to take the family - unfortunately your furry friends will need to stay home as there are no pets allowed.
When you're done exploring the stunning lake, head on over to Calamunnda Camel Farm. You don't have to go all the way to Broome to meet some friendly camels, with the camel farm located 30 minutes from Lake Leschenaultia.
Camel riding is the perfect next stop for your action packed day. Journey through the bushland on the Bibbulmun Track and discover the variety of flora and fauna found in the outback. If you're not that keen on riding the camels you can relax in the picnic area, feed some of the resident animals and even try some camel milk.
The Calamunnda Camel Farm is open from Thursday to Sunday - don't forget to book in advance if you want to ride the camels.
Venture from the bushland to the serene gardens of Araluen Botanical Park. Set out over 59 hectares, Araluen Botanical Park is famous for their Tulip's (100,000 of them!) which are best viewed in spring. While the flowers are out in abundance during spring there's still plenty to see all year round. Filled with history and natural attractions you can easily spend the day exploring this nature-lovers paradise.
Don't forget to check the opening hours before you visit as they change seasonally.
You can't visit the Perth Hills without a stop at the famous Core Cider House. The Core Cider House has been around for 80 years and its easy to see why with their delicious food and drinks. Enjoy farm-to-table food from their orchard Bistro and cider tastings in the cellar door.
One of the best things about the Core Cider House is how it changes with the seasons - visit in spring for lush greenery, in autumn to a variety of colours and apples, in summer for the stone fruit and in winter for citrus.
Sit back, relax and take in the stunning views of the orchard and unwind from your busy day exploring the Hills.
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- 23 Jul '20