Bullsbrook is your gateway to the pretty rolling pastures and vineyards of the Chittering and Avon Valleys. This country escape and family fun day out is just a 50 minute drive north of Perth, via the Great Northern Highway, or a 15 minute drive north of the Swan Valley.
Let the kids loose in The Maze – Perth’s largest timber maze and Australia’s largest waterslide playground. A treat for kids big and small, The Maze features five mind-testing mazes, six thrilling waterslides, a 1,000 litre tipping bucket, nine-hole mini golf and a giant jumping pillow, not to mention the friendly resident koalas, kangaroos and emus. Head up here early on a Sunday morning and you’ll also enjoy one of Perth’s most unique dining experiences – breakfast with the koalas (bookings are essential).
A quieter side of Bullsbrook can be found on the bushwalking trails of Walyunga National Park – an area that’s as rich in native flora and fauna as it is in ancient Aboriginal culture and heritage. The park contains one of the largest known Aboriginal campsites around Perth, and was still used by the local Nyoongar people in the late 19th century.
For the ultimate country picnic, pick up a bottle of wine from the Chittering Valley Wine Trail and a punnet of fresh strawberries from the local growers. Then, head for one of the many picnic spots in Bullsbrook, the Chittering Valley or nearby Walyunga National Park.
Good coffee, meals, snacks, arts and crafts can also be found in town. Make a weekend of it by booking a night at a country bed and breakfast.