Armadale brings you nearer to nature and a bygone era, inviting you to explore the natural bushlands of the Darling Range, animal parks, botanical gardens, museums and heritage architecture.
The town is situated half an hour to the south east of Perth city and can be reached by car or train, making it a fuss-free and easy family daytrip.
Bring along your hiking boots and hit one of the many bushwalking trails that criss-cross the Darling Range, or pack a picnic and drink in panoramic views from bush to coastal plain and city beyond. A keen eye may even spot grey kangaroos, possums and dazzling blue fairy wrens.
Closer encounters of the creature kind can be found at the koala park, reptile centre or Armadale’s Australiana-themed working farm. Or, for a horticultural slice of heaven, step into the enchanted gardens of Araluen Botanic Park that have dazzled visitors with floral displays since 1929.
A walk through the Minnawarra Historic Precinct and Armadale’s museums will take you back further still to Perth life in the 1800s.
Venture into the Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum and marvel at the magnificent collection of 19th and 20th century engines. Stop by the replica Post Office on a Tuesday morning for a Morse code demonstration and the chance to send a telegraphic message anywhere in the world. Or, step into another moment in time in Armadale life at the History House Museum and Minnawarra Chapel.
For a souvenir of your daytrip, browse through the antique shops, specialty stores and galleries. Or, to make Armadale your base for a weekender or extended break between city and country, check out the town’s bed and breakfasts, motel accommodation and caravan parks.
The town also plays host to many events, making it easy to plan your visit or stay to coincide with something a little out of the ordinary.