Issue October 2017

The Perth Hills Armadale Tourism team make finalist list

Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards 2017

The Perth Hills Armadale tourism team made the finalist list in two categories for the Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards 2017.

Category 9 - Visitor Information Services - Sponsored by RAC Travel
Armadale Visitor Centre

Category 28 - Local Government Award for Tourism - Sponsored by WA Super
City of Armadale

Congratulations also to our members, the CORE Cider House who made the finalist list in Category 15 for Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services, Sponsored by Tourism WA.

And Bickley Brook Cottage made the finalist list in Category 20 for Self-Contained Accommodation, sponsored by Tourism Council WA.

Good luck.

Winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner in November.

New Regional Guide launched

Perth Hills Armadale Regional Visitor Guide 2017/18

Suzy, Barb, Laura and the team are excited to announce the launch of the new Perth Hills Armadale Regional Visitor Guide.

The guide showcases the very best of our region, highlighting popular themes including; exploring, nature, history, culture, family fun and the local foodie scene. The guide is the premier tourist publication in Armadale and the surrounding region and is distributed at 101 Visitor Centres throughout Western Australia. It is displayed in prime tourism locations in metro and regional WA, at key promotional events throughout the region – the next one being the Perth Hills Festival, formerly the Karragullen Expo, and the upcoming Kelmscott Show, where the visitor centre will be hosting an interactive display for visitors in a marquee.

Pop into the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre at 40 Jull Street Armadale to pick up a copy or get your digital copy online.

Win epic prizes #VisitArmadale

How do you #VisitArmadale?

#VisitArmadale competition

To promote the launch of the new Perth Hills Armadale Regional Visitor Guide we’re running a competition giving visitors and locals the opportunity to win one of six awesome prizes including overnight stays, dining experiences and attraction passes.

To enter, simply post a public photo on Instagram or Facebook and tag us @visitarmadale and #VisitArmadale, with a short caption on what or why you love the experience/category you want to enter. Terms and conditions apply. See all prizes and T’s and C’s on our website and get posting!

Welcome to our newest member - Restful Waters

Yoga at Restful Waters

Looking to get into meditation, yoga or achieve mindfulness and wellness? Check out our newest member, Restful Waters. Nestled amongst an avocado orchard upon 10 acres surrounded by tranquil waters and peaceful bushland this location is ideal for taking time out for self-care.

The Restful Waters team are passionate about creating a peaceful environment where all are welcome to visit and find peace within. A variety of classes are on offer including; Meditation, Vishrant Yoga, Dance for Health and Counselling. Check out the full class timetable here.

Spring Getaway in Serpentine

Serpentine Falls Park Home and Tourist Village Holiday Home

Escape to the best kept secret around, Serpentine Falls Park Home and Tourist Village. With so much to do in the region we recommend staying a weekend (or longer!) to allow the chance to completely kick back and immerse yourself in the peaceful country vibes.

See the falls at Serpentine Falls National Park, spot wildflowers while hiking Kitty’s Gorge in Jarrahdale and wine and dine at local wineries.

Serpentine Falls Park Home and Tourist Village are offering incredible spring specials to help you get there. Check these out and call 9525 2528 to book your spring escape.

$200 per week plus power
Weekend rate - $70 for two nights

$280 for two nights

$360 for two nights

$450 for two nights

*T’s and C’s apply, price is for 1-2 people, additional people incur extra charge, limited sites and availability, bookings essential

Our top three wildflower spots

Lesmurdie Falls Wildflowers

Wildflower season is well and truly upon us, making this one of the best times during the year to explore local parks and bushlands. You’ll be amazed by the variety of colours on display. To help get you started, here are our top three spots tried and tested.

  1. Bungendore Park: This 498 hectare Bushland Reserve displays a wide range of soils, resulting in well over 300 different plant species. The park certainly lives up to its name with blossoms blooming throughout, in local Noongar language Bungendore means ‘place of the gum blossom’.

  2. Armadale Settlers Common: A perfect spot for small children or beginner walkers with a network of walk trails throughout. Keep your eye out for Blue Leschenaultia, native to the south-west of Western Australia.

  3. Lesmurdie Falls: The dramatic scenery that surrounds the falls is made even more beautiful this time of year with buds of colour bursting throughout. Allow extra time for spectacular views from the lookout and to explore several walk trails throughout the park.

Collect maps, wildflower books and more local insider tips from the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre.

Blogging with So Perth

Bagels at Hidden Coffee image

The tourism team has partnered with So Perth to bring you a series of blogs promoting the best of the best in the Perth Hills Armadale Region and to encourage visitors to the region. These influencers are part of a bigger social media strategy which also includes our campaigns on Facebook and Instagram. Remember to follow us, like us and share content on your pages.

Read the published articles below and Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with our latest blogs.

6 Reasons to Visit the Armadale Perth Hills Area this Spring
6 Outdoor Exploring Ideas This Spring in the Perth Hills, Armadale Region
Spring Time Food Discovery in the Armadale, Perth Hills – Inspired Ideas
Perth School Holiday Activity Ideas – Perth Hills Armadale Region

Tickets on sale, Spring into Armadale Fashion Show

Spring into Armadale Fashion Show

Join us for the exclusive unveiling of the world-first designed pair of Aboriginal print shoes by Professor Datuk Jimmy Choo OBE and couture gown by Ae'Ikemi designer Alvin Fernandez.

Spring into Armadale Fashion Show will showcase a cultural exchange fashion show under the direction of the talented Catherine Birch of Fashion Advocate.

Models will be wearing creations from upcoming local Western Australian designers from Curtin University CUBE, alongside renowned local designer Gail Thompson who will showcase her new spring collection.

Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 2 to 5pm
Avocados Function Centre
2 Mount Street
Kelmscott, WA 6111

$50 General entry, $85 VIP (includes sparkling wines, priority seating and viewing)

Buy your tickets online or at the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre, 40 Jull Street.

Google Business Listing member’s event postponed

Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre image

Our next members industry networking event scheduled for Wednesday 15 November will be postponed to a later date in the year. You can register your interest to attend here. Members will be notified of the new date by email.

Interested in becoming a member of the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre? Access the full prospectus here or call 9394 5412 to find out how you can grow your business with us.

Boost for Tourism Operators with new Liquor Reform

Rocksgate Winery image

From 13 September, accredited tourism operators are able to supply alcohol on their tours in a bid to elevate the importance of tourism in Western Australia.

Accredited operators now have the opportunity to offer a unique hospitality experience, for example serving wine at a barbeque or create a dining experience whilst touring an attraction.

Under these new regulations an agreement will be held between the Director of Liquor Licensing and the Tourism Council of WA to ensure that tour providers continue to operate to an excellent standard, with the responsible service of alcohol.

Business Armadale Nominations closing 27 October

Business Armadale Nominations image

Does your business deserve to be recognised? Nominations are currently open for the 2017 Examiner Newspaper Business Excellence Awards in categories such as Excellence in Marketing, Community Spirit and Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality.

Enter to showcase your business, gain recognition and build your reputation for excellence. Download your nomination package here.