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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

Tour Itinerary

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ARALUEN BOTANIC PARK HIDDEN TRAILS HIKE

Journey beyond the fences at Araluen Botanic Park to experience hidden hike trails, and the historic tales known only by locals.  This magnificent hike follows newly created trails, hiked exclusively by Hike Collective guests, and not open to the public.  We also explore the manicured gardens, rose gardens and streams of the botanic park.

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

  • DBLRDG Avatar
    DBLRDG
    5 star rating
    19 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    I joined the small group on the Mason and Bird Loop hike this morning. What a surprise! Fantastic... read more

    Marie Meardi Avatar
    Marie Meardi
    29 Jun 2020 - Google

    Despite the rain still enjoyed my first hike collective tour of Whistlepipe Gully. Looking forward to attending more in the... read more

  • Jo Mckee Avatar
    Jo Mckee
    positive review 
    15 Nov 2020 - Facebook

    Did the 10km John Forrest Heritage Trail Hike yesterday, it was my first hike with Hike Collective and I loved... read more

    Tammy Nicholson Avatar
    Tammy Nicholson
    17 Feb 2020 - Google

    Have been on a few including some training hikes and love it. Guides are always professional and knowledgeable about... read more

  • MinetteR_12
    5 star rating
    24 May 2021 - TripAdvisor

    The hike was so well organised and our tour guides were amazing. I will 100% recommend The Hike Collective... read more

    kylescole
    5 star rating
    13 Jun 2021 - TripAdvisor

    Lesmurdie Falls walk offered gorgeous views, sunshine, rain & a double rainbow.

    Today's hike was great - nice group &...
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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. No bushwalking or hiking experience required however we are presented with a hill at the beginning of the tour with the most difficult part to begin. 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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