The Perth Hills are awash with reds, oranges, yellows and glorious golds! My ‘hood Kalamunda is just beautiful at this time of year. Stirk Park is a fab spot for kicking up some leaves. Just up the road, be sure to visit the annual S&R Orchard Autumn Festival. The celebration of their stone fruit trees loosing their leaves is just stunning.
I popped along today for a sneak peek, before it opens for 3 weekends tomorrow (May 21st). The family-run stone fruit orchard opens its gates for fun and frolicking amongst the falling leaves of peach and nectarine trees. It’s a lovely place to find a quiet spot and set up a picnic.
There is one entry fee, $12 for adults and kids under 12 are free. There will be plenty of entertainment and kids activities (an animal farm, tractor rides, bouncy castle, and more). Pooches are welcome at the S&R Orchard Autumn Festival too.
And of course, there are the autumn themed props! You’ll find a caravan, piano, chairs…
Plus a very orange telephone booth and many other insta-worthy props scattered around the orchard.
Food and drinks will be on offer from food trucks, as well as coffee and ice creams from their pop up cafe.
You’re welcome to spend as long as you like here, wander around and throw down a picnic rug.
The S&R Orchard in Wallison is just a 25 drive from Perth CBD.
The Bickley Valley, Core Cider House, Kalamunda town and Lesmurdie Falls are all very close by, so be sure to make a day of it and enjoy autumn in the glorious Perth Hills! Find a winery or restaurant in the Perth Hills here.
The S&R Orchard Autumn Festival is found at 36 Halleendale Road, Walliston.