Araluen Botanic Park is an extraordinary garden, nestled in a serene Australian bushland setting. Stroll through stoned pathways across the terraces that are lined by enormous stone pillars and shaded jarrah pergolas. View the circa 1930’s log cabins located in each garden precinct and learn about Perth's heritage and history on the sign panels. Located within 59 hectares of native Australian bushland, the developed gardens cover 14 hectares within various precincts. Each precinct features various exotic plant species that flourish in the cool micro climate of the Roleystone Perth Hills. Renowned for the annual tulip festival which takes place each springtime, where over 150, 000 tulip bulbs put on the most incredible show for the thousands of visitors who flock to catch a glimpse and capture the ‘best’ selfie with the colourful backdrops.
Some exciting but somewhat lesser known facts about Araluen is that the Park boasts an incredibly impressive internationally recognised collection of Camellias, as well as Western Australia’s largest rose collection containing species of original heritage roses circa 1800’s. These look spectacular in late spring to late summer. The Tea Roses and many other magnificent blooms blossom as we head into the autumn months, and you will find the Park awash with autumn colour. Stinton Creek flows within the Park all year, heading north to south as it ends flowing into the Canning Dam. This is a real feature of a visit to Araluen Botanic Park and there is many photo opportunities from the various walking bridges.
Overall the Park flourishes amongst an undulating native backdrop of Eucalyptus, Marri and Blackbutt Trees, with collections of banksia, grass trees and man ferns amongst flowering blooms, it is an experience for the senses in every season.
Exciting events include the annual Springtime Festival, children’s activities during school holidays, Blues in the Hills, and Carols by Torchlight in December. Araluen has a proud past. Established in 1929 as a holiday resort for the Young Australia League, it now clearly exudes the beauty and ambience of a bygone era.
Facilities include the Chalet Healy log cabin tearooms, complete with spectacular views and open log fires in winter. Electric barbeques are available all year round on the central concourse area, while wood-fired barbecues are scattered throughout the park and operate in non-fire restricted times. All amenities contain disabled and parenting facilities. For further details on our events and facilities, click here.
362 Croyden Road
Roleystone WA 6111