Wanderlust Wednesdays – Lose yourself in the beautiful Bickley Valley

September 10, 2015 3 min read

Travelling is therapeutic for the soul, especially if you have a case of 'itchy feet'! To some, travelling is like the very air they breathe, something they cannot live without whereas for some it brings relief from the daily hustle of our hectic lives and a chance to unwind and discover ourselves. Most of us fall in the latter category, where we travel to ease the restlessness of our souls and to take a break from the daily grind of our lives.

This Wanderlust Wednesday, we take you to Bickley Valley, a short drive from Perth City, where you can let go of all the stress in nature's lap and enjoy the wonderful scenery around you.


The Bickley Valley is one of the most scenic parts of the Perth Hills and is surrounded by Walliston, Carmel, Hacketts Gully and Paulls Valley. Bickley is a small suburb within the Shire of Kalamunda and offers picturesque attractions. A small, close-knit town, Bickley will be loved by nature lovers and those looking for some peace and quiet.

Where to stay in Bickley:

One of the first things to do here would be to book a room in the famous Bickley Valley Retreat which is located in the forest and offers a range of outdoor activities and spa treatments in a perfect amalgamation of nature and luxury. A beautiful location coupled with amazing hospitality, the Bickley Valley Retreat would be a great place to spend the weekend.
Another such amazing place to enjoy the weekend is Bickley Valley Cottage.

What to do in Bickley:

A signpost on the Wine Trail in Bickley A signpost on the Wine Trail in Bickley

  • The Bickley region is home to some famous wineries, sometimes known as the 'Wine Trail' where you can go in the day to enjoy a glass of fine wine and maybe some delicacies. There is the Hainault Vineyard and Cafe, where you can sit down and enjoy the view with a glass of Pinot Noir or Chardonnay! Then there is the Fairbrossen Estate, which again has a cute little cafe for you to enjoy the day. Other wineries around the area are Cosham Wines and Carldenn Wines.

A Wine Estate in Bickley A Wine Estate in Bickley

  • If you want to explore the beauty of the valley and the hills, there are various walk trails around the region. You can also head to the State Forest for a small walk and maybe a nice picnic. Just ask the people at your hotel for where you can go to enjoy a refreshing walk and they will guide to the best route.
  • Bickley is also home to The Perth Observatory, which is Australia’s oldest continuously operating professional observatory and is definitely worth a visit. What better way to connect with nature than to view all the brightly shining stars of our galaxy up close! You can go to the Perth Observatory website for more information.
  • Last, but definitely not the least, head to the Core Cider House and enjoy some yummy cider along with a scrumptious lunch on their deck which offers a spectacular view of the nearby scenery.

Core Cider House Restaurant Deck Core Cider House Restaurant Deck

Packing for Bickley:

Since it would be a weekend trip, you do not need to lug a large suitcase. A small duffel or weekend bag should be perfect. If hiking or camping is on your itinerary, then we suggest taking a backpack which would be easy to carry while you are exploring the flora and fauna of Bickley Valley!

Have you ever been to Bickley Valley? If yes, we would love to know your experience and maybe some tips for the first time visitors! Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Until then, Happy Travelling! :)

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