Perth Hills Discovery Centre to Golden View Lookout
Starting from the Perth Hills Discovery Centre at the end of Allen Road, Mundaring, this walk leads to the Golden View Lookout and back via the Bibbulmun Track. The track winds through mixed jarrah and banksia forest, passing the historic Mundaring Weir, a concrete dam. For those interested in history, there are plaques throughout the area that discuss the weir's creation and pipeline. Picnicking at the Weir is popular with tourists and locals alike, and there are barbecue facilities, picnic tables and toilets available in the area. After following a short section of the Golden Pipeline that carries water from Mundaring Weir to the Goldfields near Kalgoorlie, the track crosses the dam wall, then ascends to the Golden View Lookout. The viewing platform provides panoramic views over Lake CY O'Connor, Mundaring Weir and the Helena River Valley. Interpretive signage provides information on the hydrology, landscape and heritage of Helena Valley. Keep a lookout for the yellow Waugal trail markers, which clearly show the way along the Bibbulmun Track. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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