Our Village is the perfect base to start exploring the region. Start by walking down to Falls Road and checking out St Stephens church, with the first stone laid in 1913, not much else is known about the history of this church but we are sure there would be plenty to tell.
From the church, head by foot (or car) to Serpentine Falls, approximately 2km down the road. Once you’ve arrived, you can decide whether to admire the Falls and get as many insta-worthy pics as possible, or tackle one of the walk trails. Maybe you could have a privately guided hike through the National Park with Off The Beaten Track WA? There are half day, full day or twilight hikes, and you get picked up and dropped off from the Park!
HOT TIP: Be sure to get to the Falls early, because once the National Park is full, it can be closed for the remainder of the day.
Head by car to Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery to share a meal with the monks for the Daily Offering at 10.30am. Here you can absorb the serenity of the 242 hectare property, take part in a short blessing and have an informal chat to the monks after the meal.
Starting to feel peckish? Head to Jarrahdale Tavern to feed the tribe. Or for something really special, book into Millbrook Winery for a culinary delight. (Booking ahead is essential, ask us about a 10% discount available for guests) While in Jarrahdale, check out the Old Post Office, Necessiteas and if you haven’t already, definitely stop into the stunning Millbrook Winery and admire the vineyard and indulge in a tasting or two…
Last but not least before you run out of sunlight, you simply must head to the Serpentine Dam. This dam was completed in 1961 and is one of the largest water supplies to the Metro area still today. You can stop into the Café on the Dam, or enjoy the relaxing picnic areas. You might lucky to see some kangaroos, but you will certainly see some birds – see how many different species you can spot?
I stayed here with my kids and my parents. We stayed in a camp site in our caravans. We loved our stay here. The grounds were clean and tidy, the bathrooms were immaculate. It was very peaceful and quiet. We really enjoyed our short walk to the falls, which was beautiful this time of the year.
We stayed in a unit with the one bedroom and queen bed in the living area. Very clean good size units, reverse air con very good in freezing temps. Park is very well maintained. Service station close. Really enjoyed our stay.
Clean, new, peaceful, treed, friendly, many birds, well located to the falls and pubs. Even used the medical centre where the receptionist, male, plays drums with Deft Lepard in Europe this year!!! Don’t let the South Western Highway put you off, we slept like babies.