Perth Hills Discovery Centre to Golden View Lookout

2 h to 4 h
1 h to 2 h 15 min

8.5 km
return

↑ 284 m
↓ -284 m

Moderate track
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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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Bibbulmun Track & Allen Road (-31.9541001,116.177358)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Great Eastern Highway, 94
  • Turn on to Stoneville Road then drive for 140 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mundaring Weir Road, 207 and drive for another 140 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mundaring Weir Road, 207 and drive for another 140 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Mundaring Weir Road, 207 and drive for another 5.7 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Allen Road and drive for another 25 m
  • Turn slight left onto Allen Road and drive for another 480 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Perth Hills Discovery Centre at the end of Allen Road, Mundaring, head towards the campground located just beyond the carpark, passing a 'No parking beyond this point' sign. Head along the sealed path through the campground, passing a few picnic tables and a large shelter. At the far end of the campground where the sealed path ends, turn left and head along the Bibbulmun Track following the yellow Waugal trail markers, and continue the hike to the Golden View Lookout.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Bibbulmun Track & Allen Road Start heading along Bibbulmun Track (a walking track).
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Bibbulmun Track & Catchment Carers Trail) turn left, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
Then come to the "Perth Hills Centre" (25 m on your left).
Campsite managed byDEC.
After another 170 m (at the intersection of Bibbulmun Track & Catchement Carers Trail) continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
Keep left.
After another 110 m turn left, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 20 m veer right, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 95 m veer left, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 325 m turn left, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Bibbulmun Track & Catchment Carers Trail) continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 35 m veer left, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 340 m (at the intersection of Natures Paradise Wellness Centre Access & Bibbulmun Track) continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 120 m (at the intersection of Bibbulmun Track & Weir Village Road) continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 30 m turn left.
After another 450 m (at the intersection of Bibbulmun Track & Hall Road) continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track (a footpath).
After another 90 m turn right, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 235 m pass the water tap (130 m on your left).
After another 155 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
Keep left.
After another 95 m pass the toilet (60 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Optional little side trip taking you to a viewpoint, providing you a sideview of the Mundaring Weir from the lake\'s foreshore. To start this optional side trip turn sharp left here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 300 m pass the car park (on your left).
After another 45 m pass the toilet (30 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 105 m (at the intersection of Bibbulmun Track & Mundaring Weir Road) continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track (a walking track).
After another 470 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 720 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
Continue another 220 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.3 km to get back to the start.
About 30 m past the end is "Golden View".

Optional little side trip taking you to a viewpoint, providing you a sideview of the Mundaring Weir from the lake\'s foreshore.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 35 m turn right.
After another 30 m pass the toilet (60 m on your left).
After another 30 m turn right.
After another 25 m pass the car park (10 m on your left).
After another 20 m come to the end.
A viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 140 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Perth Hills Discovery Centre to Golden View Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 8.5 km
Time 2 h to 4 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 100 m from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.8 km apart with the largest gap of 5.7 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
100 mPerth Hills Centre
Toilet
2.4 km[toilet]
Toilet
2.8 km[toilet]
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