Issue February 2018

Calling all groups

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Looking for something different for your next group outing? We are ready to welcome your group to the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre.

Located on site are the Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum and the Armadale Replica First Post Office. We are now taking bookings for your group to come and visit, experience a museum history talk as well as a live Morse Code Demonstration followed by a light morning tea. The experience is completely free with public toilet facilities and coach parking available.

Bookings are essential, call 9394 5410 or email to book or enquire.

Wine and dine this Valentine's Day

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With V-Day just around the corner now is the time to make reservations to celebrate with your special someone. We’ve taken the hard work out for you and selected our top restaurant picks; all you need to do is book!

Core Cider House

Experience the magic of a summer’s evening at Core overlooking the stunning orchards and surrounding hills. You’ll’ be welcomed with a cocktail on arrival followed by a 3 course indulgent meal with the talented singer Bernadine Grigson setting the mood.
» $89 per person, call 9293 7583

Roleys on the Ridge

It doesn’t get much more romantic than Roleys. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner out on the deck featuring the likes of beetroot arancini, braised lamb rump and crispy skin chicken thighs. You even get two desserts, house made cinnamon donuts AND condensed milk mousse with fresh strawberry meringue.
» $65 per person, call Roleys for special dietary requests and to book on 9496 0666

Avocados Café

Enjoy an evening on the banks of the Canning River with a delicious three course meal relaxing with live acoustic music providing your romantic soundtrack. Pick from three entrees, four mains and two deserts with vegetarian options available, plus a glass of champagne and a rose for the ladies.
» $60 per person, call 9496 3838

Did someone say cake?

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It doesn’t have to be your birthday to enjoy a sweet treat, Valentine’s Day provides yet another perfect excuse for some guilt free indulgence. Even non sweet tooths will find it hard to resist the goods our favourite cafes in Armadale are producing.

  1. Orchard Espresso
    Shop 7/21 Jarrah Road, Roleystone
    Your mouth will start watering the very second you check out their Instagram feed, filled with delightful teacakes, friands, bundt cakes, muffins, brownies, cheesecakes… the list could go on! Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are all available, pop in to see the daily selection or get a cake made to order.

  2. Genesis in the Hills
    124 Croyden Road, Roleystone
    After taking a well-deserved break the Genesis in the Hills team are back and raring to go. Quality and creativity are at the heart of their approach to food and they love sourcing fresh ingredients from local growers. Everything is vegetarian or vegan and 100% delicious.

  3. The Organic Circle
    Shop 1 Pioneer Village, 7 Albany Highway, Armadale
    The Organic Circle offers the ultimate guilt free indulgence. Everything served is 100% organic and non-processed with a focus on natural health and nutrition. Pop into Pioneer Village for organic raw retreats, including vegan and gluten free options.

Triathlon at Champion Lakes

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The Sun Smart Triathlon series is coming to Armadale with the event being held at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre 18 February. The series caters for all ages and fitness abilities and includes a combination of swimming, cycling and running across four categories; Pursuit, Enticer, Tadpoles and a Duathlon.

TriEvents have been in consultation with Venues West to ensure the venue and water quality meet the high standards required. Prize money is up for grabs and registrations are still open, so grab your friends and family and register now for a challenge like no other.

Pack a picnic

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The Perth Hills Armadale region has no shortage of beautiful picnic areas; Valentine’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to get back to nature for a romantic lunch on a summers afternoon. Whether you prefer beautiful botanic gardens, natural bushland or a gourmet experience we can find the perfect spot to suit you. Check out our top spots for;

Make a splash at Serpentine Falls National Park, work up your appetite with a dip at the foot of the falls followed by a barbeque picnic lunch. Open daily 8.30am to 5pm, the park fills quickly on weekends and public holidays, so we recommend arriving prior to 10am to avoid missing out, entry fees apply.

Nature Lovers
Soak up the beauty of nature at Araluen Botanic Park. Picnic among heritage buildings, groomed gardens, terraces and bushland, or if you are feeling a little laid back, dine at the Chalet Healy café! Entry fees apply.

History Buffs
Experience stunning scenic beauty with captivating Western Australian history at Canning Dam. Walk trails are especially designed to take you past historical features, including the old contour channel and stilling chamber.

Culture Lovers
Head to Minnawarra Park in the heart of Armadale for a peaceful picnic by the lake. Be sure to check out the Minnawarra Historic Precinct to view important heritage buildings, rich with the culture of Armadale’s past.

Family Fun Seekers
Kids will love exploring Rushton Park. This little gem overlooks the Canning River with plenty of opportunities for nature play and discovery. Beautiful trees provide welcome shade over the two colourful kid’s playgrounds and there are free barbeque facilities and picnic tables available.

Any self-proclaimed foodie simply must experience a gourmet picnic at Millbrook Winery. Millbrook provide everything you need for a sumptuous spread, including the rug, cutlery and glassware as well as local meats, cheeses, homemade pâté, freshly baked baguettes, desserts and more. Prices start at $70 for two people and baskets must be booked 48 hours in advance by calling 9525 5796.

Araluen's Blues in the Hills

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A breathtaking evening of blues will be returning to Araluen’s amphitheatre 17 March for a beautiful summers evening under the trees and stars.

The evening will feature WA’s finest blues artists with musicians Braxton Hicks, Kerry B Ryan, Kim Bettenay and Matty T Wall taking to the stage.  Gather your family and friends and pack a picnic to enjoy while listening to the sultry sounds of blues.

The gates will open at 4pm for the event with music starting at 6pm, tickets will be available soon so stay tuned!