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Perth Hills Cider and Brews Trail Perth Hills Cider and Brews Trail

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Food & Wine Trails
 in Perth & Surrounds

  • Full day
  • 54 km

A scenic journey from orchard to glass with local makers and brewers.
Fertile soils and minds have come together in the hills and valleys of Perth to create an incredible array of fine handcrafted flavours – from refreshing apple and pear ciders to European-style boutique beers. You can meet the passionate makers and brewers on a self-guided tasting tour, following the Perth Hills and Brews Trail through the orchards to the tasting rooms and cellar doors.

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The Perth Hills Armadale region is a 30-minute (40-kilometre) drive south from Perth CBD or Perth Airport, making this self-guided drive trail an easily accessible day trip. You can join the loop trail at any one of the six venues, and the best option is to designate a driver for the day. 

As you wind through the picturesque valleys, it’s easy to see what lured many migrant farmers to the region in the late 1800s. Some of their descendants remain today, keeping up the family traditions and inviting you into their heritage orchards to pick your own fresh fruit platter of apples, pears, plums, persimmons, pomegranates and quinces.

The changing seasons also bring some of Perth’s most Instagram-able photo opportunities. The orchards fill with delicate cherry and apple blossoms in spring and rich golden hues in autumn, while the terraces of Araluen Botanic Park bring colour year-round with native wildflowers and over 140,000 colourful tulips. Check out the region’s calendar of events for an array of foodie festivals. 

Where the rugged outdoor playground of the Darling Range meets the gentle rolling valleys of heritage orchards, the Perth Hills Armadale region makes an idyllic escape from the hustle of city life. Rich in Noongar and settler history, a new generation is rapidly transforming this region into one of Western Australia’s most exciting emerging food destinations.

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Time / Duration

Full day

Length

54km

What To Pack

Group A - Urban Trails (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Pickering Brook 50km (35 minutes) East of Perth

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Trail End

Araluen in Roleystone

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Facilities

Facilities vary at each venue.
There are several car hire options in Perth and at Perth Airport for intestate or overseas visitors. If everyone in your party wants a taste, public transport to the City of Armadale is readily available. From here, take an Uber or taxi, or contact the Perth Hills and Armadale Visitor Centre for details of local tour operators offering private tours for small groups. The autumn harvest and spring flower seasons are the busiest times, and bookings are advised.
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Kiosk
  • All accessible parking
  • Public Toilet
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

Any time of year

Trail Access

Road 2WD

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