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Mundaring - Cities, Towns and Localities
Only 18 km from Perth, the Shire of Mundaring is a rugged area with pockets of fertile valleys, hillsides and farming areas, with a community that has grown out of the townships that dotted the now disused eastern railway line on the Great Eastern Highway. The region extends to the slopes of the Darling Scarp through Greenmount, Swan View, Darlington and Boya.

The name ‘Mundaring’ has Aboriginal origins. Mundar-ing or Mundahring is an Aboriginal name with the meaning ‘a high place on a high place’. Originally pronounced ‘Mundahrinhg’ by the local Aborigines, with the emphasis on the first syllable, it has gradually become ‘Mundaring’ through common usage pronunciation. Mundaring or Mindaring comes from the Aboriginal ‘Mindar’ meaning ‘grass tree leaves or spines’. The word ‘Mindaring’ would mean ‘the place of the grass tree leaves’. The origin of the words come from a language in common use amongst Aboriginals in Western Australia.
 

Source: The Shire of Mundaring Strategic Plan 1999/2000 to 2002/2003

Mundaring is the heart of the Perth Hills, which covers a part of the Darling Scarp and hinterland east of the scarp, an area that lies within the shires of Mundaring and Kalamunda. . It is home to an incredible array of artists and crafts people attracted to the region for inspiration and the tranquillity from the frantic pace of the outside world. As well as a range of studios and galleries, visitors can experience nature in the flora and fauna, walking trails, bird watching, cycle tracks and national parks.

Check out our listing of Mundaring accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Mundaring Visitor Centre
The Old School
7225 Great Eastern Hwy
MUNDARING WA 6073
Ph: 08 9295 0202
Fax: 08 9295 0306
Email
Web: www.mundaringtourism.com.au
Open
Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday & Public Holidays 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre

Western Australia Visitor Centre - Perth

Mundaring Attractions

Mundaring Arts Centre
• 7190 Great Eastern Hwy, MUNDARING WA 6073 • Ph: 08 9295 3991 • Email
Situated in the heART of the creative, hills community of Mundaring, we champion local Western Australian artists and crafts people by promoting and exhibiting their work, fostering and advocating their inclusion in the activities and cultural development of the Mundaring Shire, Eastern Metro Region and the State of Western Australia.

We develop, promote and produce high quality visual arts and crafts through a range of arts access and education programs in our 'B' class Gallery, Gift Shop, Studio and through community activities and events.
Perths Hills National Parks Centre
• Allen Rd (off Mundaring Weir Rd), MUNDARING WA 6073 • Ph: 08 9295 2244
The Perth Hills National Parks Centre, operated by the Department of Environment and Conservation (formerly CALM) is located within Mundaring National Park. This is the place for all your information on on recreational opportunities within the area. The Centre is also a great place just to sit and enjoy the natural environment. With so many National and Regional Parks in the area there is always something enjoyable to do in the Perth Hills!

The renowned Bibbulmun Track passes through the middle of the Centre. Pick up information about the nearby Munda Biddi Off-Road Cycling Trail as well as the number of other trails. The Centre is also home to Nearer to Nature, which provides the community with fun, interactive activities that are designed to enhance your nature experience. There is also information on forest camping.
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Mundaring Events

Western Australia Events
Trek The Trail
• September
The premier annual event for The Shire of Mundaring. First held in 2004, Trek has has grown from strength to strength to become the eagerly anticipated event for walking and cycling groups, individuals, couples and families from all over Perth and regional WA.

Each year Trek the Trail takes in different sections of the former Eastern Railway that ran to York from Fremantle. Opened to Chidlow in 1884 and then to Wooroloo in 1885, the history and sheer scope of the engineering involved makes for an intriguing walk.

Trek the Trail is a not for profit health and leisure event that allows participants to walk or cycle a different section of the historic Railway Reserves Heritage Trail each year. It is free and open to all. The great thing about Trek is that it is non competitive, which means you can take as long as you like to complete the route, or just complete a section of it. Combining the elements of the natural environment, health and fitness, arts and culture and history and heritage, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Add to this, a community celebration featuring entertainment, festivities and a marketplace of local producers and we have a great day in store.
Mundaring Sunday Markets
• Nichol St, MUNDARING • Ph: 0428 460 179 (Enquiries)
• Open: 9 am to 3 pm every second Sunday of the month
Featuring a variety of stalls offering hand-crafted goods, artistic creations, locally grown fresh produce, home made cake, jams and other items.
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Mundaring Distance

Distance to Mundaring
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Mundaring:
  Km
Fremantle 48
Henley Brook 27
  Km
Perth 34
Scarborough 47
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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