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Hidden Secrets of Araluen Guided Hike

Created with Sketch. Araluen Botanic Park

Duration

2 Hrs

Distance

4.5 km

Difficulty

Beginner

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the Hidden Secrets of Araluen with The Hike Collective. This guided hike unveils the enchanting wonders of Araluen Botanic Park, an extraordinary garden nestled amidst breathtaking bushland scenery. Prepare to unlock the secrets behind the park’s locked gates and immerse yourself in its timeless beauty.

Our adventure begins with a heart-pumping warm-up, as we traverse the untouched bushlands of Araluen. Ascend the hillside, where the trail evens out, treating you to undulating landscapes and sweeping vistas. Discover the rich history of the orchards that once graced this land, providing a glimpse into the bygone era before Araluen became the renowned Botanic Park it is today.

As we venture into the 14 hectares of meticulously developed gardens, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the distinct precincts that showcase a plethora of exotic plant species. These remarkable flora thrive in the cool microclimate of the Roleystone Perth Hills. Marvel at the towering Eucalyptus, Marri, and Blackbutt Trees that create a picturesque backdrop, while banksias, grass trees, and majestic man ferns grace the understory with their presence.

Araluen is a sensory delight, enchanting visitors with its ever-changing display of seasonal florals. From vibrant sunflowers that burst into bloom during early summer to the graceful tulips that carpet the landscape in spring, you’ll witness nature’s kaleidoscope of colors. And at various times throughout the year, over 3,500 rosebushes grace the gardens with their fragrant beauty. Araluen truly offers a feast for the eyes and a symphony for the senses.

This guided hike may be short and sweet, but it serves as a gateway to the rugged beauty and hidden gems of Araluen. Wander along stoned pathways that wind through terraces adorned with magnificent stone pillars and shaded jarrah pergolas. Marvel at the circa 1930s log cabins nestled within each garden precinct, each one brimming with stories of Araluen’s rich heritage and history.

Join The Hike Collective for an unforgettable exploration of the Hidden Secrets of Araluen. Delight in the harmony between untamed wilderness and meticulously cultivated gardens, and immerse yourself in the magic that awaits behind the locked gates. With every step, you’ll uncover the essence of Araluen, a place where nature’s beauty reigns supreme, and hidden treasures are waiting to be discovered.

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Tour Inclusions

  • A guided 4.5km hike and exclusive access behind the gates at Araluen Botanic Park in Roleystone
  • Amazing historical stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trail & surrounds
  • All-day entrance included in your ticket purchase to enjoy Araluen
  • A great experience with Perth's award-winning hiking tour operator
  • Friendly and knowledgeable, first aid trained tour guide
  • Our personal recommendations for the best local fruit orchards so you can visit and enjoy locally grown fresh fruits after your hike

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What To Bring

  • Hiking shoes or comfortable trainers
  • Water bottle (at least 1L)
  • Sun protection and hat
  • Cash or credit card for a visit to the cafe
  • Leave your dogs at home

Tour Location

Created with Sketch. Araluen Botanic Park

Comments From Our Guests

  • Jan Kunnen Avatar
    Jan Kunnen
    02 Sep 2020 - Google

    Thoroughly enjoyed learning of Western Australian history while hiking through scenic bush with some great people.

    lorrainet735 Avatar
    lorrainet735
    5 star rating
    27 Oct 2021 - TripAdvisor

    A really well organised hike. Very enjoyable. Kate did an amazing job of leading this walk. So interesting to hear... read more

  • Ruth Evans Avatar
    Ruth Evans
    positive review 
    10 Oct 2019 - Facebook

    Loved everything about my first hike with The Hike Collective which was a Mystery Hike. I was excited to... read more

    Michelle Geaney Avatar
    Michelle Geaney
    30 Nov 2020 - Google

    Attended 2 Hike Collective events and both have been amazing. Third has beed booked already

  • Jo Barron-Perry Avatar
    Jo Barron-Perry
    positive review 
    14 Jun 2021 - Facebook

    I attended my first hike with The Hike Collective on Saturday 12 June 21 at Sunset Lesmurdie Falls. This was... read more

    Dina Barrett-Lennard Avatar
    Dina Barrett-Lennard
    positive review 
    30 Apr 2019 - Facebook

    Great team at the Hike Collective certainly provides a safe environment for the solo hiker to get out into nature... read more

Additional Information

AMENITIES
Toilets are available upon arrival and check in, as well as multiple spots throughout the park.
Water bottle refill stations are also available.
There is a cafe located within the park for any post-hike morning tea.
ENTRY FEES
Entry fees for this tour are included in the ticket price. No fees are payable upon arrival.
PARKING
ARALUEN PARKING: Our start point/check in point is at the main carpark, Click the "get directions" Button to get you there from your ticket.
HIKE GRADING
This hike is considered a beginner hike. It is suitable for families with children and no bushwalking or hiking experience is required, however, we are presented with a hill at the beginning of the tour with the most difficult part of the hike. This trail is a combination of gravel trails and sealed footpaths.
CANCELLATION POLICY
No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations within 2-7 days prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received over 7 days in advance will receive a full refund or credit towards another hike experience. Please note that Rezdy fees are non refundable. Guests can transfer their booking to a friend with no penalty but must advise The Hike Collective so we can forward all booking information to the new attendee.

If The Hike Collective cancels an event due to weather or danger in any way, your ticket will automatically be moved to the new date, or you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another tour or receive a full refund.
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