Issue August 2017

Spring into Armadale has arrived

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The beginning of August brings with it the start of the Spring into Armadale season. The campaign promotes local events and activities that give visitors and locals the opportunity to delight in the City’s rich tapestry of culture, arts, food, wine and people.

Be delighted with the spectacle of 120,000 tulips at Araluen Botanic Park, experience the culture of Scotland at the Highland Gathering, explore the great outdoors with guided walking and hiking tours and wine and dine at delicious local cafes and restaurants.

Head to our website to check out the jam packed calendar of events or visit the Armadale Visitor Centre at 40 Jull Street

Welcome to our newest members

Pepper’s Place Guesthouse

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Pepper's Place is a private, self-contained unit accommodating up to six people situated in a quiet street on the foothills of Byford. The property is only 8 kilometers to Armadale and is close to all the attractions of the Perth Hills, Serpentine/Jarrahdale area, the Peel region and the south region.

You’ll love Pepper's Place because of its location. This private and spacious (110 square meters) accommodation is located in a quiet neighborhood, close to natural bushland with an abundance of wildlife and birds and boasts a variety of artworks by local artists

Pepper’s Place is the ideal spot to base your stay in the Armadale Perth Hills and surrounds. To start planning your peaceful country getaway, contact the Armadale Visitor Centre on 9394 5410.

Altruist Furnishings

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Are you a fan of vintage furniture, upcycling and sustainable living? Then you need to check out Altruist Furnishings!

The business is run by local Kelmscott couple Nicole and Bryce Polmear, who started the business after seeing a large amount of furniture go into landfill that could be repaired. Their philosophy is that no piece of furniture should ever have to go to landfill.

If a piece of furniture can’t be repaired – it can get taken apart completely and the parts can be salvaged and used for something new.

Bryce is a cabinet maker by trade and is skilled in repairing unloved pieces of furniture into an artistic and unique conversation piece for your home. Nicole and Bryce have recently found a workshop in Kelmscott and will soon be able to showcase their pieces. Be sure to check them out on facebook to stay up to date.

If you have furniture you want to get rid of or if you are searching for a unique conversation piece contact Nicole on 0449 191 105 or email

Armadale Visitor Centre 'Marketing your Business'

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On June 14 the Armadale Visitor Centre hosted a networking evening for members called ‘Marketing your Business’.

Thank you to everyone that attended and shared their challenges with us. It was fantastic to be able to update you all on our marketing strategy for the coming months and discuss how we can collaborate to keep growing tourism in the Armadale Perth Hills region.

Thank you to: Anna and Val from the Armadale Society of Arts; Anna from Pepper’s Place Guesthouse; Carol from WA Getaways; Tenielle and Grant from Araluen Botanic Park; Nicole from Altruist Furnishings; Jenette from Falls Retreat B&B and Michelle from Bickley Brook Cottage, for joining us.

Escape to Serpentine this winter

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Serpentine Falls Park Home and Tourist Village offers a range of accommodation options, catering for all budgets including cabins, holiday homes, powered sites and unpowered sites.

The park is located on the foothills of the Darling Ranges and is surrounded by farmland. The spectacular Serpentine Falls and National Park is about 2 kilometres from the park, making it the ideal location for a country getaway.

Fantastic deals are on offer this winter, come and explore this hidden gem located in a beautiful area.

Winter Specials:

Powered sites:

  • $200.00 per week plus power
  • Super deluxe caravan: $280.00 for two nights
  • 1 bedroom holiday home: $360.00 for two nights

* Price is for 1-2 people, extra people incur an additional charge

Dinner and Accommodation Package:

  • Stay two nights in a super deluxe cabin and indulge in a three-course dinner (BYO corkage included) at Serpentine’s Chez Deux Amis Restaurant
    * Valid Wednesday – Sunday
  • Stay two nights in a self-contained cabin and enjoy a three-course lunch with a glass of wine at Millbrook Winery (note: Millbrook Winery isn’t open Tuesdays or Wednesdays).
    * All deals are not applicable on public holiday weekends
    * Subject to availability, bookings are essential
    * Terms and conditions apply

Call 9525 2528 or email to book.

Join us for a Business Armadale Showcase

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Did you know that the Armadale Visitor Centre provides an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their products and services?

Join us on 9 August at the Armadale Visitor Centre from 6 - 8pm to learn more and enjoy networking with fellow business owners and operators.

Purchase tickets here.

Tourism jobs leap above 100,000

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Tourism is a key economic driver for Western Australia and generates more jobs than traditional industries such as agriculture, forestry and fishing and manufacturing and mining.

New research prepared by Tourism Research Australia revealed that 72,000 people are employed directly by the tourism industry with a further 37,000 employed indirectly. Every $225,000 in overnight visitor spending or 179 overnight visitors to Western Australia, creates one job in the tourism industry.

The State Government has pledged $425 million to destination marketing and events over the next five years in a commitment to tourism’s role in diversifying WA’s economy.

Visit Tourism WA for further research and statistics regarding tourism in WA.

Like us on Facebook

Bird imageWant to keep up to date with all things tourism in Armadale?

Like us on Facebook at @VisitArmadale to be the first to know about local events, tourist attractions, things to do and much more.

Promote your events for free

Community gathering imageIf you are running meetings and events, community groups and clubs can now access the City's Community Diary with a direct link from the City's Website.

The Community Diary is a community space where groups can advertise association meetings or community events for free. This is a great way to keep the community informed of what's happening in Armadale.