"In Awe of Araluen" Perth Off The Beaten Path Tip by arianne_1504

Perth Off The Beaten Path: 234 reviews and 406 photos

362 Croyden Road Roleystone

Open Daily 9am-6pm.

In 1929 J.J. Simons established a holiday camp for the Young Australia League (YAL), on 150 acres of deep shaded valley at Roleystone. Simons called his valley, “Araluen”, an Eastern States aboriginal word meaning “singing waters”, “running waters” or “place of lilies”.

The YAL sold Araluen in 1985. Encouraged by strong community support, the State Government purchased the Park in 1990.

Since this time, restoration of heritage structures, gardens, paths, steps and terraces, as well the completion of new capital works programs such as the new, passive green central lawn ‘heart’, the spectacularly attractive watercourse and the extra public facilities which replace the noisy, unsafe old bitumen carpark have occurred.

As a primary school student I dreaded Araluen. It was one of the places to go for our school camps and everyone who came back hated it and kids ended up sick from the food.

However, nowadays Araluen hosts stunning scenery, with masses of tulips during Spring. There are walk trails and areas for picnics and many special events are held here now. There is a restaurant on the premises.

Entry Fees
"It's Yates Springtime at Araluen" (August/September)
ADULTS : $8.00
CHILD (5 - 16yrs) : $4.00
FAMILY (2 Adults & up to 6 Children) : $20.00

Chilli Festival (February)
ADULTS : $10.00
CHILD (5 - 16yrs) : $5.00
FAMILY (2 Adults & up to 6 Children): $25.00

Non Festival
ADULTS : $4.00
CHILD (5 - 16yrs) : $2.00
FAMILY (2 Adults & up to 6 Children) : $10.00

Electric Scooter Hire $5 per two hour hire ($10.00 bond required)
Wheelchair Hire Free ($10.00 bond required)
Electric/Wood BBQs Free

Phone: +61 8 9496 1171
Website: http://www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au/

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  • Written Dec 12, 2006
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