Located just 30 kilometres from Perth’s central business district and flanked by the Darling Ranges, Armadale combines the comforts of city living with all the benefits and attractions of the countryside.
Here, you’ll find undulating hills, rocky outcrops, rolling vineyards, and countless picturesque tracks and trails – including the famous Wungong Gorge Walk – that cater to walkers of all abilities. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue by the beautiful Wungong Dam, go rare-bird spotting in Bungendore Park, or take a leisurely swim beneath the cascading blue-tinted waters of the Serpentine Falls, a local hotspot just 26 kilometres south of Armadale.
Come face to face with more than 200 reptiles at the Armadale Reptile and Wildlife Centre, which also serves as a rehabilitation sanctuary for hundreds of injured and rescued animals; or, book a tour to get up close and personal with penguins, dolphins and sea lions at Penguin Island, accessible by ferry from the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.
If it’s history you’re after, take a trip to the Minnawarra Historic Precinct, where you’ll be able to find out more about Armadale’s rich and fascinating heritage at the History House Museum. While at the precinct, explore the beautiful chapel by the Minnawarra Lake, or step back in time and send your very own telegram at the Armadale Outpost Telegraph Centre, a replica of Armadale’s very first post office.