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Perth Hills Heritage Pubs Trail

2WD inPerth & Surrounds

Perth Hills,

  • Half day
  • 118 km

Here in the Perth Hills, we love a heritage pub. Old floorboards and a ghost story or two only makes the beer taste better. From Serpentine in the south to Gidgegannup in the north, you won’t have any trouble finding an historic pub, tavern, or hotel, each with a unique history and an inviting atmosphere

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Trail Start

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Noble Falls Toodyay Road 50km east of Perth

Trail End

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Jarrahdale 64kms south east of Perth

Established in 1962, Gidgegannup.
Noble Falls Tavern is nestled high on the hill overlooking picturesque Noble Falls reserve. Dine in the Restaurant, Beer Garden or the Terrace. The bar area is large with two pool tables, TAB facilities and many TV screens for your favourite sport.

Drop in Wednesday to Sunday from 11am and say hi! to the owners Sharon and Brian or their son Matthew, who these days keeps it all together.

2672 Toodyay Rd, Gidgegannup Wed–Sun, 11am–late
Kitchen open all day
08 9578 3627

Steeped in history and over a century old, The Chidlow Tavern is a traditional Australian country pub.

The Chidlow Tavern has retained much of its bygone charm and many of the nostalgic refurbishments aim to recapture the tavern’s historic relationship to its origin as a railway station. With a restaurant, bar, front verandah and beer garden, renowned for its delicious restaurant meals and tasty pub favourites.

4 Thomas St, Chidlow
Mon–Sat, 11am–late, Sun 10am–10pm
08 9572 4154

Life’s better at the Parkerville Tavern.
It’s where good food, drinks and friends come together.

Nestled in a wooded valley near numerous walk and cycle trails, the beautifully restored Parkerville Tavern is ideal for friends, couples, and families, with several seating areas indoors, a large beer garden and a great playground for the kids. With live music on Friday and Saturday evenings/Sunday afternoons and free Wi-Fi.

6 Owen Rd, Parkerville
Mon–Wed: 11am–9:30pm,
Thurs: 11am–10pm,
Fri–Sat: 11am–11pm,
Sun: 11am–10pm
08 9295 4500

Gotta Love Your Local

“The Mounties” is a traditional Australiana pub established in 1902 located in the heart of Perth Hills. A visit to the Mounties makes you feel like you have gone back in time with a charming country vibe delivering good old fashioned service. A family friendly atmosphere you can let the kids play in our spacious beer garden setting with a winter flowing creek. There is endless room for groups, families, couples and kids. Indoor and outdoor TVs with fires to keep you warm in winter. Well behaved dogs and horses are always welcome. Great range of Aussie pub food includes our much loved burgers and gluten free options, large selection of beer, wine and friendly staff. Mounties is the place to be.

900 Keane St, Mount Helena
Open daily: 11am–late
08 9572 2121

Heart of the Hills since 1899

A family friendly restaurant, bar and beer garden in the heart of Mundaring. Perfect for a weekend drive to enjoy cosy log fires, Sunday roasts, live music and nearby local attractions. Tuck into homemade hearty pub classics or tapas, paired with a tipple or two from our extensive wine list.

65 Jacoby St, Mundaring
Mon–Thurs: 10am–11pm,
Fri–Sat: 10am–late,
Sun: 11am–10pm
08 9572 2121

Hills Heritage in the Forest

Mundaring Weir Hotel is a turn of the century establishment, originally built for the workers and visitors to the nearby Mundaring Weir. Less than 1 hour from the heart of Perth, the Hotel provides the perfect venue for a social outing. Dine in the downstairs coffee shop (weekends), the historic Duke and Duchess dining room, or in the Tree-Tops restaurant overlooking the amphitheatre where regular summer concerts boast music from jazz to popular rock bands.

Lot 502 Hall Rd, Mundaring Weir Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm,
Sat: 8am–8:30pm,
Sun: 8am–6pm
08 9295 1106

The heart of the hills

The Kalamunda Hotel has been serving locals and visitors since 1901. Our menu takes inspiration from our beautiful heritage building, where you’ll find traditional pub and country style meals. Catch the game, or enjoy the beer garden. Whatever the occasion, the Kalamunda Hotel is the perfect place to go.

43 Railway Rd, Kalamunda
Sun–Mon: 10am–10pm,
Tue–Wed: 10am–11pm,
Thurs–Sat: 10am–12pm
08 9257 1084

The Narry... where great food, prices and service meet a piece of history

A beautiful old pub built back in 1857. We have a lot of historic pictures around the venue that complement the texture and atmosphere of this iconic building. We offer an extensive and reasonably priced menu, a large range of tap beers and amazing staff that can’t wait to meet you. Do yourself a favour and pop in, enjoy our warm open fires and cosy family friendly atmosphere.

Cnr South West Hwy & Albany Hwy, Armadale
Open daily: 11am–late,
Public Holidays: 12pm–9pm
08 9399 5944

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 Mon–Thurs: 11:30am–9:30pm,
Fri–Sat: 11:30am–late,
Sun: 10:30am–9:30pm
08 9525 5015
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Dating back to 1857, most of the hotels are over 100 years old with so much history and character. While you’re there, have a look at the venues’ food and entertainment offerings. Many of our heritage pubs are renowned for their restaurants – it’s more than just a chicken parmi up in the Hills!
And you’ll often find great music acts up here too. From David Helfgott to Dave Hole, there’s something to suit everyone’s musical taste.

The trail is 118 kilometres of sealed road and winds through beautiful Darling Range rural landscape and jarrah forest. 

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Time / Duration

Half day to full day depending on how long the stops


118km one way

What To Pack

Group D (Drive trails) required.

Trail Start

Noble Falls Toodyay Road 50km east of Perth

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Trail End

Jarrahdale 64kms south east of Perth

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  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

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

Trail Access

Drive on the road to Noble Falls or Jarrahdale

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