Monday, 5 September 2011


Just before the Camino walk we visited Mundaring, which is approximately a 45 minute drive east in the Perth Hills. There's not much in Mundaring apart from the Weir, the hotel, an arts & craft shop and a museum. The town developed because of the construction of the Weir and in those days sly grog was rampant, so in 1898 the hotel was built in an attempt to stop the sly grog.

Mundaring Weir supplies all the water for the Perth Hills district and Kalgoorlie. There's approximately 550kms of pipes that takes 5 - 11 days to pipe water to Kalgoorlie, with 90 million litres of water being pumped daily.

The Mundaring Weir Hotel is very quirky with a large outdoor area where on Sunday's there's lamb on a spit and live music. The hotel also has a large ampitheatre and are hosting during the summer period David Helfgott, The Black Sorrows, James Morrison and others.

Also passing through Mundaring is the Bibbulmun Track that's a marked track from Kalamunda in the north to Albany in the south - a total of approximately 1,000 kms. Walkers can either complete a day walk or walk over a few days to weeks staying in 3 sided shelters that are available on a first arrival bases. This is a walk that Tim and I plan to complete before we leave WA.
Mundaring Weir Hotel

The Wall of the Weir

Mundaring Weir 

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