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Araluen Botanic Park | Hidden Secrets

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Duration

2 Hrs

Distance

4.5 km

Difficulty

Beginner

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

Araluen Botanic Park is an extraordinary garden in a breathtakingly beautiful bushland setting. Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to discover the hidden secrets behind the locked gates of Araluen. A 4.5km hike 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 Araluen’s heritage and history.

Your hike begins with a taste of the original and untouched bushlands of Araluen with a ‘heart starting’ warm up, heading up the hillside before the trail evens out and continues over undulating landscapes to the dam.  As we come back into the 14 hectares of developed gardens, you can visit the varying precincts, featuring various exotic plant species that flourish in the cool micro climate of the Roleystone Perth Hills.

Araluen 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. This tour is short and sweet, but does begin with an unsuspecting incline to introduce you to the rugged beauty of Araluen.

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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

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Comments From Our Guests

  • katybridges2021 Avatar
    katybridges2021
    5 star rating
    14 Sep 2021 - TripAdvisor

    I have joined several different hikes. Every one of them I have met beautiful people that have the same intention:... read more

    christinemT2700YB Avatar
    christinemT2700YB
    5 star rating
    29 Nov 2021 - TripAdvisor

    Usually go to Rottnest Island for swimming and cycling - and quokkas - so it was good to explore the... read more

  • Excursion43886202983 Avatar
    Excursion43886202983
    5 star rating
    08 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Great walk good bunch of people and the guides were very helpful nothing was too much trouble for them ... read more

    Andrea Reece Avatar
    Andrea Reece
    17 Feb 2020 - Google

    Enjoyed a great hike around Araluen bush land and botanical gardens, with great historical information from a local. Very friendly guides.

  • L9951SHdenisec Avatar
    L9951SHdenisec
    5 star rating
    17 Jul 2020 - TripAdvisor

    This was a fantastic experience. A great hike followed by meditation and a picnic .
    Friendly and informative guides and the...
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    Stasia T Avatar
    Stasia T
    5 star rating
    26 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    It was a well planned guided hike through Kings Park with a great group of people. I'm looking forward to... 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 NOT at the main carpark, but at the Camp Simon carpark located off Mcness Road, Opposite the main carpark. You will receive a map attached to your booking confirmation. Os, alternatively, click the "get directions" Button to get you there from your ticket.
HIKE GRADING
This hike is a grade 2. 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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