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Armadale’s best practice approach to tourism has been acknowledged with a bronze award in the category of Local Government Award for Tourism at the recent Perth Airport WA Tourism awards.
The Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards recognise the quality and diversity of tourism attractions, amenities and experiences that Western Australia has to offer.
City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the City of Armadale has focused on tourism over recent years, achieving several objectives of the City’s Tourism Strategy.
The recent launch of our Perth Hills Armadale Regional Guide showcased just how many quality accommodation and food providers are based in Armadale, as well as the many attractions on offer for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Available at the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre, or online, the Regional Guide offers a ‘go to’ booklet for residents hosting family and friends over the festive season.
Stock up on gifts and fill your Christmas stockings at the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre. Mention this newsletter to receive 10% off all stock (excludes park passes, accommodation and tours).
We’ve taken the hard work out for you with beautifully packaged gift boxes filled with goodies from Mount Romance perfect for pampering. Buy dukkahs, jams, sauces and relishes from Outback Pride for the foodie in your life or a gorgeous handcrafted silk scarf by Jill Phillips for your favourite fashionista.
Browse our free range of state-wide maps and brochures and find plenty of inspiration for school holiday fun.
Win a New Year’s Eve family pass for five at Core Cider House.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at a captivating family friendly concert on the restaurant deck at Core Cider House.
Indulge in a three course dinner menu including a welcome drink for 2 adults and 3 children, while listening to the sultry sounds of swinging jazz and blues, thanks to Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys.
Stepping onto the grounds of Kookaburra Yoga Studio, you’ll feel as if you’ve travelled miles to reach such a serene location, but in reality it’s only 40 minutes south of Perth and just 6 minutes from Armadale.
Owners Mandy and Robert have over 56 years combined yoga experience and their passion and care is a testament to the haven they have created in the Bedfordale Hills. They offer a full program of yoga and meditation classes, as well as a variety of full day or weekend retreats, offering an immersive experience complete with nourishing meals.
Check out the full class timetable, and discover the variety of retreats on offer. Start 2018 feeling your best self by booking a Sound Silence Stillness New Year Retreat, reflect on the past year and form powerful intentions for the year ahead. Searching for Christmas gift inspiration? Give the gift of yoga with a Kookaburra gift voucher.
Strand Lakeside Café
Is it time you checked out Byford’s lakeside café? Tucked away in the Glades, this modern Australian café serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner to loyal locals and visitors alike.
The café is dog friendly, so your furry friends don’t need to miss out. Start your day with breakfast or brunch with classic pancakes or eggs benny or a modern favourite like corn fritters or mushroom bruschetta. Favourite burgers, rolls, pastas and salads will keep the fussiest families happy at lunchtime. Indulge with sunset by the lake in the evening and modern Australian meals, with a contemporary twist; including sourdough with confit garlic, leek and parmesan croquettes, crispy pork belly… we’re getting hungry just thinking about it!
Paddy’s Bush Bar and Grill
Summer is here and the team at Paddy’s Bush Bar and Grill are ready for you. Located in Karragullen this family friendly restaurant is all about good old fashioned service and great food in a family friendly environment.
Chill out for a summer’s afternoon on the deck with affordable pub favourites, including steak sandwiches, bangers and mash, burgers and the classic parmi. Paddy’s are passionate about local brews so you’ll find a wide range of both local and international beers and ciders on the menu as well as a fantastic selection of wines.
There’s plenty to celebrate this season with events running for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Say hello to 2018 in your best 70’s or 80’s fancy dress and enjoy free finger food and a complimentary shuttle bus. Tickets just $20, call 9397 5964 to secure yours.
What’s a Christmas Pavlova without fruit? Stock up on delicious stone fruits this season from local orchards, some even allow pick-your-own. Offers vary between orchards so check direct for specific offerings and opening times.
- Raeburn Orchards – 4 Raeburn Road, Roleystone
- Irymple Orchard – 140 Irymple Road, Karragullen
- The Fruit Corner – 1 Bracken Road, Pickering Brook
- Fruit Loop – 211 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook
- Valley Fresh Produce – 50 McCorkill Road, Pickering Brook
- S&R Orchard – 46 Halleendale Road, Walliston
Well done to everyone who took part in our recent competition by posting their photos experiencing Armadale and the Perth Hills with the #VisitArmadale hashtag. Congratulations to our prize winners in the categories below:
I’m a History Buff – Zali Smith
I’m a Family Fun Seeker – Yuki Lee
I’m an Explorer – Jack Collins
I’m a Nature Lover – Shree Neupane
I’m a Foodie – Trish Cheetham (Wonderlust)
I’m a Culture Lover – Renae Whyte
The winning photos can be viewed here and we encourage everyone to keep using #VisitArmadale when posting your photos so we can see and feature your adventures.
Support local artists and stock up on beautiful handcrafted gifts this Christmas at the Artist Retail Collective’s pop up shop in the Jull Street Mall.
The pop up shop is stocked full of delightful and quirky gifts, sure to delight your inner creativity. You’ll find paintings, bags, jewellery, clothing, terrariums, bespoke furniture and the best part? It’s all locally made!
Make a visit to the ARC, a must stop for your Christmas shopping, open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday (till 6pm on Thursdays) and 11am-3pm on Sunday.
With so much to see and do in the region, take advantage of the Christmas break to stay and play in the Armadale Perth Hills.
Explore our National and Regional Parks, meet furry locals and make feathered friends at Cohunu Koala Park and the Armadale Reptile and Wildlife Centre. Find peace and de-stress from Christmas madness at Kookaburra Yoga or Restful Waters Meditation Centre, or be pampered at Bella Hair and Day Spa. Tantalise your tastebuds at award winning local restaurants for a Christmas lunch or enjoy laidback dining in the regions many cafes.
Enjoy 10% off at Armadale Cottage B&B during the month of December for bookings made direct by calling 9497 1663.
Browse accommodation options and book your Christmas escape online or by calling the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre on 9394 5410.
Vishrant Yoga is a new style of yoga led by experienced teachers at the sanctuary of Restful Waters Meditation Centre in Bedfordale.
Today’s society continues to struggle with stress, with people rushing around from one thing to another, ticking things off the to-do list, busy with work and family, without sparing enough time to take a break and relax. Many yoga styles focus on strengthening, tightening and toning the body through asanas (postures), whereas the practice of Vishrant Yoga incorporates meditation, breath work and gentle postures with one goal in mind and that is restfulness.
Classes are held morning and night from Monday to Saturday, and all residents and visitors are invited to join and find peace at Restful Waters in Bedfordale. Beginners are most welcome, with all mats and props are provided. To find out more about classes, events and services head to www.restfulwaters.org.
Current members of the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre are invited to meet with us to provide product updates, discuss relevant news and events for marketing opportunities and find out how we can work together to promote your business or product to visitors. Get in contact to arrange a time. Not a member with us? If you are a tourism related businesses, proactive and passionate about the Perth Hills Armadale region, get in contact with us to enquire about membership opportunities.