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Perth Hills Darling Days Out Trail

  • Half day
  • 66 km

Escape the daily grind and discover local flavour sensations and stunning scenery on a journey through the Darling Range. This is a 66km sealed road drive trail, highlight great things to do in the Darling Ranges. From the tulips at Araluen to the waterfall in Serpentine National Park.

Great days out in the Darling Ranges
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Trail Start

Get directions

Roleystone is 40km from Perth. Turn off Brookton Hwy onto Raeburn Road

Trail End

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Serpentine Falls off South Western Hwy

Your ‘grass to glass’ experience

Our 100% natural crisp apple cider is finely crafted by the third generation of the Raeburn Orchard family. Indulge in a tasting at our cellar door, take a stroll through our heritage orchard, purchase fresh local produce, or grab a bite
to eat at our café.

4 Raeburn Rd, Roleystone
Mon & Thurs: 9am–5pm,
Tue, Wed & Thurs: closed,
Sat–Sun: 11am–2pm
0400 533 331

https://www.roleystonebrewingco.com

Home of WA’s spectacular Tulip Festival

Immerse yourself in seasonal displays of colour and natural beauty all year round in this 59-hectare bushland. A patchwork of flora fills the gardens in springtime, when over 140,000 tulip bulbs bloom.
The perfect backdrop for a picnic,
or a lazy lunch at the café. Check out our calendar online for foodie events.

362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone
Aug–Apr: 9am–6pm
May–Aug: 9am–4pm
08 9234 2200

https://araluenbotanicpark.com.au

Sinfully different

Renowned Chef Sebastian Sindermann is poised to introduce Seven Sins.
Sebastian and his team are locals who know how important great quality, locally sourced food and service are. The iconic location, overlooking beautiful Roleystone, now hasa new lease of life and the menu has many mouth-watering temptations to offer.

3/1 Soldiers Rd, Roleystone
Mon: 5pm–9pm,
Tue: closed,
Wed–Sun: 11:30am–9pm,
Fri–Sat open til 10pm
08 6290 5162

https://www.sevensinsperthhills.com.au

100% organic goodness

On the outside it’s a boutique café and organic store, but Organic Café has quickly become a popular local community built on a passion for goodness. All food products are locally sourced and made fresh on the premises.
But don’t take our word for it, come check it out yourself!

7 Albany Hwy, Armadale
Mon–Tue, Thurs–Fri: 8:30am–3pm, Wed: 6:30am–12pm,
Sat–Sun: 9am–3pm
08 6196 0709
htts://www.theorganiccircle.com.au

Interactive Animal Experience

The perfect family outing, Cohunu Koala Park gives everyone the opportunity to not only cuddle a koala, but also to feed the other animals and experience Australian wildflife on an entirely new level. The kids will be impressed, and you will be too!

Lot 103 Nettleton Rd, Byford
Open daily: 10am–4pm, closed Chirstmas Day 08 9526 2966 hits://wwwcohunu.com.au

Freshest possible food

Be prepared for a showcase of the finest market and produce that the Serpentine Jarrahdale region has to offer with this weekly market. Friendly faces and fresh produce is just the beginning at this popular local outlet.

SJ Community
Resource Centre,
2 Paterson St, Mundijong
Open every Saturday Sept–Mar: 8am–11am,
Apr–Aug: 9am–12pm 0426 373 301
https://www.sjfarmersmarket.com.au

Family friendly with fantastic outdoor play area.
Dog friendly beer garden. Historic 150 year old Tavern.

With an original structure dating back to 1894 and spectacular views of the surrounding jarrah forest, the historic Jarrahdale Tavern is the perfect place to relax with a cold drink and good food and unwind from city life. Close to the metro area in the Perth foothills, yet it feels like miles away from suburbia.

640 Jarrahdale Rd, Jarrahdale
Open Mon–Thurs 11:30am–9:30pm,
Fri & Sat 11:30am–late,
Sun 10:30am–9:30pm
08 9525 5015
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Celebrating Millbrook Winery’s 20th Year

The highly acclaimed, two Chef Hat Millbrook Restaurant is located at the picturesque Chestnut Farm, a property that backs on to the Serpentine River and is nestled among jarrah forests, with stunning vistas of the rolling landscape.
The estate’s one-acre garden provides the inspiration for the ever-changing seasonal menus. With 100 varieties of heirloom vegetables, an orchard and other produce sustainably grown on the estate or sourced from local suppliers, our kitchen creates dishes bursting with flavour which pair perfectly with Millbrook’s premium wines.

Old Chestnut Ln, Jarrahdale
Thurs–Mon: 10am–5pm (closed Tues & Wed)
08 9525 5796
https://www.millbrook.wine

Serpentine National Park

The crown jewel of Serpentine National Park, Serpentine Falls is a spectacular sight when in full flow, and a welcome cooldown on those hot summer days. Pack a picnic, check out the winding walk trails, and don’t forget to say hi to the friendly kangaroos. Top tip: Get there before 10am in summer
to avoid the crowds!

Lot 1 Falls Road, Serpentine National Park
Open 7 Days 8:30am–5pm
08 9525 2128 https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/serpentine

Premium Hiking Experience

A hiking company that specialises in unique and all-inclusive hiking experiences, Off the Beaten Track will show you all the secret locations and stunning scenery that the state has to offer.

Simply unmissable.

0417 128 896
https://offthebeatentrackwa.com.au
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Taste home grown fruit from heritage orchards and pick up everything from jams and spices to honey and microgreens at seasonal farmers markets. Tickle your tastebuds at local restaurants and cafes, where you’ll discover a local focus at the heart of menus.

Explore the extraordinary gardens of Araluen Botanic Park as you witness the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature through the seasons. Wander through the towering forests of Serpentine National Park, home to ancient landforms and abundant seasonal wildflowers. Snap a selfie at the base of Serpentine Falls or enjoy a refreshing dip on a hot summer’s day.

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Half to Full day depending on how long you stop at each spot

Length

66km one way

What To Pack

Group D (Drive trails) required.

Trail Start

Roleystone is 40km from Perth. Turn off Brookton Hwy onto Raeburn Road

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Trail End

Serpentine Falls off South Western Hwy

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Facilities

  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

All year round for south section. June, July, August for Northern part

Fees

Entry fees for Serpentine National Park and Araluen Botanic Park

Trail Access

Drive to Roleystone 35km south east of Perth.

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