Issue June 2017

Register your event for Spring into Armadale

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Spring into Armadale is rapidly approaching and the time has now come to register your events for the Spring into Armadale calendar! Events (big and small!) can be submitted here to be promoted as part of the campaign through a variety of mediums. The Spring into Armadale season will begin in August and for the first time ever will run until the end of November to be extended by one month on previous years.

We are gearing up for an exciting four months filled with art, music, markets, and food and wine events. Planning is already well underway for some of our favourite events, like the Highland Gathering, Perth Kilt Run and the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail.

Register your event today and don’t miss out on this opportunity to receive this fantastic free promotion!

Join the Armadale Visitor Centre as a member and grow your business with us!

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Are you a business who is passionate about driving tourism and visitors into the Armadale region and surrounds? If this is you we invite you to join the Armadale Visitor Centre as a member to market and promote your business with us! The Armadale Visitor Centre is a fundamental stakeholder in growing tourism within the Armadale and Perth Hills region.

Together, we can work to promote your business to visitors and boost our local tourism economy.

Our membership program entitles you to a variety of benefits depending on your membership level, but all include brochure display, e-news updates, business referral and website promotion. Membership can also give you the benefit of online bookings, invites to industry networking events and social media promotions.

The full prospectus can be viewed here, get in contact to join us today!

Save the date! Marketing your Business at the Armadale Visitor Centre

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Armadale Visitor Centre members are invited to join us Wednesday 14 June for our Marketing your Business networking evening. The evening will be an opportunity for members to learn about our marketing strategy for the new financial year.

Learn how you can become involved and how we can work together to help boost tourism into the Armadale Perth Hills region.

Event details:
14 June 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Armadale Visitor Centre
* Drinks and nibbles will be provided
RSVP here.

Meg Coffey from ‘Coffey and Tea’ will be joining us as a guest speaker to share her wealth of experience and knowledge in the world of social media. Meg is an expert in all things Facebook and Instagram – particularly within the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. Be sure to attend to not to miss out on her invaluable knowledge and learn how you can strategically use your social media presence to make an impact.

Advertising space in our highly anticipated 6th edition of our ‘Armadale Regional Visitor Guide’ will be announced, space is very limited so get in quick to avoid missing out.

Not a member but would like to join us? Get in contact to find out more.

Armadale Visitor Centre 'Speed Dating evening'

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On May 17 the Armadale Visitor Centre hosted their first networking evening of the year for staff and members.

It was a fantastic opportunity for staff to upskill on their knowledge about our members and learn how we can help promote their businesses. It was also wonderful to see members networking with each other and forming partnerships to help their businesses grow.

A truly inspirational night and a big thank you to all our members who attended; WA Getaway, COB Designs, Altruist Furnishings, Araluen Botanic Park and Bickley Brook Cottage. We look forward to having you join us for ‘Marketing your Business’.

Welcome to our newest Members

Kandu Holidays

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Planning a holiday to Perth, Western Australia, but not sure of where to stay, where to go, what to see or what to do? Andrew and his team can help with planning holiday for you and your family.

Fully organised personalised tours, airport transfers, day tours or multi-day tours planning is our speciality. We have a Kandu attitude, so let us help you plan a holiday to remember. Our personal tours are tailor-made to suit your requirements and scheduled. We pride ourselves on providing a holiday experience you will remember for years to come.

We have lived in Perth all our lives and can help you with local knowledge, about where to go, what to see and places to stay. So don't delay, contact Kandu Holidays now and let us help make your holiday to Western Australia the best holiday ever.

Orchard Espresso

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Orchard Espresso is a hidden gem located in the heart of the picturesque Armadale Perth Hills region. Located just 10km from Armadale’s City Centre you’ll feel right at home in this cosy and laidback café where everything is homemade with local and seasonal produce wherever possible.

Whilst exploring the Perth Hills drop in to refuel with a coffee, not to mention their delicious homemade baked goods, cakes, brownies, muffins, biscuits and friands. Kid friendly, vegetarian and gluten free options are all available.

In need of a little more sustenance? Enjoy a nutritious breakfast or lunch and be spoilt for choice with Orchard Espresso’s range of fresh homemade salads, soups and much more. While you're there have a browse through their small range of unique giftware and pick up some tea or coffee to take home, or even a turmeric latte mix or beetroot hot chocolate!

Drop in and you’ll see why the locals love it, located shop 7/21 Jarrah Road, Roleystone.

Koalas, Kangaroo's and Camel's! *All in a day with Perth Platinum Tours

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Perth Platinum Tours are excited to announce the introduction of two brand new tours featuring the Perth Hills region and surrounds. Sometimes the best adventures can be found in our own backyard so if you are looking for a fun family day out or get together with friends these tours are for you!  

The ‘Camel and Native Wildlife Experience Tour’ takes passengers to Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre to hear about its history and get up close and personal with wallabies, echidnas, lizards snakes and more. The tour includes light lunch and a soft drink before continuing on to Calamunda Camel Farm in the beautiful Perth Hills to enjoy a ten minute camel ride through the bush (option to upgrade to 30 minute camel ride for an extra $35 per person).

Availability: Tours run on Thursdays and Sundays from 9am-3.30pm

Adults - $150
Seniors - $135
13-17 years - $135
3-12 years - $75
0-2 years - FREE

The ‘Caversham Wildlife Park and Camel Ride Tour’ begins by travelling to Calamunda Camel Farm to enjoy a 30 minute camel ride through the bush, whilst learning about the camels, native flora and fauna, bush tucker and native Aboriginal culture from your guide. Afterwards, the tour will continue to Mundaring Weir to walk across the dam and soak up incredible views. After a light lunch (included) the tour concludes with a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park, enjoy a live farm show, pat a koala, feed the kangaroos and enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the Park.

Availability: Tours run Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-5pm

Adults - $220
Seniors - $198
13-17 years - $198
3-12 years - $110
0-2 years - FREE

Both tours include complimentary pick up and drop off from accommodation within the Perth CBD. Visit us at the Armadale Visitor Centre to pick up your Perth Platinum Tours brochure or book a tour.

*Koala’s only on ‘Caversham Wildlife Park and Camel Ride Tour’

Cancellation of Ticketek and Ticketmaster Provision

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From 1 July the Armadale Visitor Centre will no longer act as a ticketing agent for Ticketek and Ticketmaster.

Ticketek and Ticketmaster are online services, with all tickets available to be purchased online.

Residents that don’t have access to a home computer or electronic divide can use the computers and mobile printing service at the Armadale, Seville Grove and Kelmscott libraries to purchase and print tickets.

Tourism Council call for social media content

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Tourism Council WA is always looking for content for all social media platforms. If your accredited business has any news, competitions, images or anything you would like to share on social media, please email it to us.

Don't forget to connect with Tourism Council WA on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the latest news. 

Like us on Facebook and Instagram

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

Follow us on instagram at @VisitArmadale to see our beautiful region and remember to tag #visitarmadale in your posts so we can share your images!

New Stock! - Mount Romance has landed on our shelves

Mount Romance logo imageThe beautiful scent of Sandalwood has been drifting through the Armadale Visitor Centre since the arrival of Mount Romance products on our shelves. Sourced from Albany these locally produced beauty products are high in quality and easy on the purse strings, with prices starting as low as $6.95!

Our range in the Centre currently includes the Larrakin Mens product range, bath salts, candles and diffusers, the Nourish and Heal product range as well as a selection of lip care and 2b Young products.

Mount Romance’s products are sourced from fair trade sandalwood oil and the company supports Indigenous communities by sourcing their sandalwood through Indigenous harvesters.

Come and indulge and if we don’t have your favourite Mount Romance products let us know and we will order it in for you.