Posts in the Category: Perth Hills

The Black Cockatoos unique to Western Australia

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & Munda Biddi & Perth Hills & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 20th 2016 0 Comments Male-red-tail wa

On an unusually wintry spring morning we travelled to Martin for the tour day weekend held at Kaarakin, a West Australian Black Cockatoo conservation centre.

If you’ve followed my instagram account you may have noticed a couple of photos of a largish black bird. This is because a flock of Forest Red tailed Black-Cockatoos have taken a keen …

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Cycle the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Day trips from Perth & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & Perth Hills on August 25th 2016 0 Comments Swanview-tunnel-Perth-blogger

We’ve wanted to experience the Railway Reserves Heritage trail for a while now and with a promise of flowing waterfalls thanks to a rather generous winter season we thought it was perfect timing to put our plans into action.

The 41 km trail loop traces the old eastern railway line, passing through neighbourhoods grown from early …

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Challenging Mountain Bike Park close to Perth CBD

Posted in - Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Parks & Perth Hills & Travelling Me on August 13th 2016 0 Comments View-from-top-mtb-park

Not letting an unlucky incident impede future fun at the Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park, we decided to return and bring along the camera to capture some sections of the park. The Goat Farm which isn’t a farm at all is located in Greenmount National Park and close to the city of Midland. It’s a mountain …

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Mountain Bike Morning – Mundaring Weir Hotel to Camel Farm

Posted in - Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & Munda Biddi & Perth Hills & Perth, Australia & western australia on August 12th 2016 0 Comments MTB-trails-wa

Watching the weather all week and hoping for a break of rain, we were super excited when that day came over the weekend. And so we loaded the bikes into the car and headed up to the Kalamunda Mountain Bike trails. We soon changed our plans thinking a cross country ride might be better given …

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Skills Park at Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park

Posted in - Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Parks & Perth Hills & Perth, Australia on May 28th 2016 0 Comments Goat-Farm-MTB-Park-Perth

The Goat Farm Mountain Park is located in Greenmount National Park, just off Great Eastern Hwy (94) and under 10km from Midland Train Station.

The plan was to ride the blue cruiser trail to cannonball, and while I continue down the blue cross country trail, Derek would take the downhill black trail. We started at the …

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Breakfast, Cider and a picturesque setting

Posted in - Brunch & Budget Travel Australia & Coffee & Day trips from Perth & Food and Drink Perth & Perth Hills on November 2nd 2015 0 Comments Perth-hills

The scenery at CORE Cider House is really sensational and it hits you the moment you pull up in the car park. The cidery and restaurant is set on a slope in the Perth hills with picturesque views across its orchard and Australian forest in the background. I have to say half way though …

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Kalamunda mountain bike circuit + Oasis Tea Rooms

Posted in - Coffee & Cycle Friendly Cafes & Day trips from Perth & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & MTB Parks & Perth Hills & Travelling Me & western australia on October 12th 2015 0 Comments Camel-Farm

Returning from our short Munda Biddi trip a couple of weeks ago, we have been keenly talking about finding some mountain biking trails closer to Perth. A quick google and we came across the Kalamunda mountain bike circuit located only 40km from Perth city in the Kalamunda hills.

The circuit comprises of over 40km of trails for …

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Cycling the Carinyah Trail

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & Perth Hills & Travelling Me on July 11th 2015 0 Comments Carinyah-Trail-2

I did something a outside of the normal routine on the weekend, completing a 15km off road cycle along the Carinyah Trail outside of Perth. I’ve only ever cycled on the road which is hard reliable concrete and today was a taste of cross country mountain biking, an exciting experience.

During the week whilst researching some trails I stumbled on …

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Organic Olive Picking, Toodyay

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Day trips from Perth & Food and Drink Perth & Perth Hills & Perth, Australia & Travelling Me & western australia on June 6th 2015 1 Comments me-me

The other day I was shopping for some honey at Dunn and Walton and a small sign for olive picking in Toodyay caught my attention. We are an olive loving household here and the idea of picking bucket loads of them sounded right up our alley, especially since its difficult finding olives cured in a good …

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Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth & Perth Hills & western australia on October 3rd 2014 0 Comments Paruna 4

Completely coffee and patisserie unrelated we recently visited the Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary. Located east of Perth in the Avon Valley and close to the town of  Gidgegannup there are 3 walking trails – the 2.5 kilometre Possum Loop, the 6.5 kilometre Quenda Circuit and the 13 kilometre Numbat Track. We walked the Quenda Circuit.

Driving from the city we …

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