"Keeweechic's Roleystone" Roleystone by keeweechic

Roleystone Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 84 photos

Roleystone lies in the Darling Range, a huge granite outcrop, and is around 30kms south east of the downtown Perth. Growth was slow with timber workers and pastoralists moving to the area to establish themselves. Roleystone had its first sawmill in 1866 and by 1871 the local Roads Board was established.

Today the area flourishes with orchards which fill the valleys. Stunning views can be obtained from higher up in the hills. Most areas within these hills still appear to be untouched by early felling and you will see forests of eucalypt trees with flowing rivers meandering through them. Two reservoirs are found in this area, the Canning Reservoir which is popular with the locals and further up in the Darling Ranges is Mundaring Weir. These reservoirs irrigate the area which at one time grew wheat and then flows through a pipeline to Kalgoorlie, some 550kms away.

Two major attractions are found in this area. The Araleun Golf Resort and the Araluen Botanical Park. The Golf Resort is a 18 hole championship course with top notch greens which can be played all year around. The Botanical Park was established around 1929 and today covers 59 hectares. The gardens are particularly popular during the Yates Springtime in Araluen Festival when the valley is covered in Tulips.

Photos which are taken by myself are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.© keeweechic 2001-2008 (copyright)

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  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2005 at 10:21 PM

    Another great page, looking at this make you want to travel. Excellent narratives too. Regards.

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2005 at 8:33 AM

    Nice to see some new pages and such lovely flowers :) Araluen Park looks amazing ... nature at its best. Thanks for sharing.

  • miner's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2005 at 4:34 PM

    Beautiful photos. The gardens there are awesome. Excellent tour !!

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2005 at 5:37 AM

    Great photos... as usual, looking forward to more!


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