Baptistcare has proudly been responding to the needs of its WA customers since 1972, with our home care and retirement living services along with 12 residential aged care facilities located across metropolitan Perth and regional Western Australia.
Byford is a suburb located on the outskirts of Perth, 45 km from the CBD. Situated next to the stunning Darling Range Regional Park, it is an up and coming neighbourhood, currently experiencing a large rise in the number of new residential estate developments.
Serpentine Falls: A popular destination within the Serpentine National Park is the Serpentine Falls, which is a series of waterfalls in the upper reaches of the Serpentine River. Visitors can choose to bush walk one of the many trails, have a picnic or swim in the falls.
Cohunu Koala Park: Cohunu Koala Park is a wildlife park operating on fourteen hectares of natural Australian bushland. The park is home to a range of unique Australia fauna. Visitors can walk the bush tracks and pathways, hand feed many of the free roaming animals and even cuddle a koala. For more information click here.
There are a wide range of food options within Byford and close surrounding suburbs.
Gwelup is a northern suburb of Perth, located 12km from the CBD along the Mitchell Freeway.
Lake Gwelup: Lake Gwelup is surrounded by bushland, and is home to a large number of birds, frogs and reptiles. This is a great spot for a walk or cycle, with both paved and unpaved paths around the lake. There is also a viewing platform and boardwalk on the southern side, which allows visitors to get closer to the wildlife.
Karrinyup Shopping Centre: A large shopping centre located in the surrounding suburb of Karrinyup. The shopping centre caters to different tastes, with a wide range of things to choose from including fashion, food, beauty, entertainment, communications, and much more.
There are a range of food options within Gwelup, including large grocery stores, numerous take away options and local dining options.
Midland is a suburb in the Perth metropolitan region, as well as the regional centre for the City of Swan local government area that covers the Swan Valley and parts of the Darling Scarp to the east. It is situated at the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Great Northern Highway. Its eastern boundary is defined by the Roe Highway. Midland is almost always regarded as a suburb of Perth, being only 16 km (9.9 mi) away from the city centre.
Mundaring is located in the Eastern Hills of Perth, approximately 30 km east of Perth.
There are many things to do in this area including bush walks, markets and visiting art & culture centres.
Lake Leschenaultia: Lake Leschenaultia is free to enter and is open every day of the year. Its great fun for the whole family with plenty of space to picnic, swim and visit the trails. To find out more about what’s on offer, click here.
Kalamunda Markets: The Kalamunda Markets offer fresh local produce direct from the farmer, grower or producer in the Perth Hills. Many families enjoy the markets open from 8am every Sunday morning. To see more about the Kalamunda Markets, please click here.
Zig Zag: The Zig Zag is a scenic drive in Gooseberry Hill and attracts people of all ages. Every year the Kalamunda Shire runs an event ‘Walk the Zig Zag’ where the local community are invited to participate free of charge, walking the beautiful 3km scenic journey and enjoying a range of entertainment and stalls on the way. To find out more, please click here.
The public schools located in Mundaring & Lesmurdie area are:
Mundaring Primary School
Eastern Hills Senior High School
Lesmurdie Primary School
Lesmurdie Senior High School
To find out more about the public schools please visit Schools Online.
There are a number of private schools in the hills area;
Mundaring Christian College
Sacred Heart School
Falls Road Primary School
St Brigid’s College
There are a number of restaurants and cafés in the hills area. To see a full list of dining experiences click here.
Rockingham is a popular destination which offers a wide range of family activities. From boating, water skiing, kitesurfing, penguin viewing and jetty fishing, there is something for everyone.
WA Surf: Learn to kitesurf with WA Surf. WA Surf is Perth’s original and premier kitesurfing school and ensures that participants will learn fast in an altogether safe and enjoyable environment.
Skydiving: Adrenalin junkies can choose to participate in a beach tandem skydive. Skydiving will give you impressive views of the beautiful Shoalwater Islands Marine Park including Penguin Island, Cockburn Sound, Garden Island and all the way out to Rottnest Island.
Peel Zoo: Peel Zoo showcases Australian wildlife at its absolute best and provides free BBQ facilities for those wishing to bring their own lunch.
To see the range of eating out options in Rockingham please click here.
To find out more about the Public Schools click here.
Rockingham Beach Education Support Centre
Rockingham Beach Primary School
Rockingham Lakes Primary School
Rockingham Senior High School
Rockingham Senior High School Education Support Centre
There are a number or private schools in the Rockingham and surrounding suburbs. To view a full list, please click here.
Salter Point is a suburb of Perth, less than 10 km from the CBD. There are a range of cultural, educational, recreational and retail amenities at close convenience.
Canning River Regional Park: Canning River Regional Park extends for 6 km, consisting of large areas of parkland and managed wetlands for biodiversity protection. There are both walking and cycling trails through the park, with all trails being marked and containing informative signage about the ecology and history of the area. One of the best ways to experience the park is by canoeing down the waters of the river.
There are a wide range of food options within Salter Point and close surrounding suburbs which cater to all tastes.
Manjimup is a charming country town, located 307 km south of Perth. It is famous for its beautiful Southern Forests and fresh produce.
Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park: Is a family friendly park in amongst natural bushland with walkways and open space. An opportunity to journey through Manjimup’s rich history is on offer as well as places to picnic and BBQ.
Diamond Tree Lookout: Located at the top of a 51m Karri tree, 10 km south of Manjimup, it is the only wooden treetop tower in the world. Visitors have access to climb the tree and there are BBQs located nearby making it a great place to stop and have a picnic.
Fonty’s Pool: Created in 1925 by Archie Fontanini as a pool to irrigate his vegetables, it is now a favourite picnic spot and a place for a swim on a warm day.
To find out more information on these attractions and many more please click here.
Margaret River is a South West town, located 277 km from Perth. The town is found nestled in between the river and set amongst majestic forests. The region is well-known for its wine and fine dining, along with an array of other exciting attractions.
Caves: The Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association operates three spectacular show caves; Lake, Mammoth and Jewel. To find out more click here.
Cape to Cape track: Cape to Cape Walk Track is a 140 kilometre long trail located in the far south west corner of Western Australia. To find out more click here.
Lighthouse: Historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is situated at the most south westerly tip of Australia, standing at the point where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet – 8 kilometres west of Augusta. To find out more click here.
There are a number of public and private schools in Albany.
Busselton and Bunbury are regional cities located in the Geographe region in WA’s South West. Green pastures, orchards and wineries, incredible coastal waters and exciting marine life make up the region. Both Busselton and Bunbury offer a wide range of exciting things to do.
Busselton Jetty: Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere, stretching almost 2km out to sea. The jetty is also home to the spectacular underwater observatory, where you can descend 8 metres below the water’s surface to discover some of the different marine species below the jetty. You may also choose to go for a swim, go fishing or visit the Interpretative Centre.
Bunbury Helicopters: Experience a scenic 20 minute flight, offering an incredible way to take in the views in and around Bunbury.
Dolphin Discovery Centre: The Dolphin Discovery Centre offers a premier wild dolphin experience, with four levels of interaction to choose from. Visitors can experience the Interpretive Centre and Theatre, Interaction Zone, Dolphin Swim Encounters and Dolphin Eco Cruises.
Albany is located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, 418 km South East of Perth. Albany is well known for its natural beauty, with its beautiful and diverse coastline. The region is also home to incredible beaches which are among the best in Australia.
There are a number of natural attractions in Albany.
Middleton Beach: Walk along this white squeaky beach or along the famous Ellen Cove Boardwalk
Emu Point: Walk or drive to Emu Point from Middleton Beach. Sheltered waters and picnic areas provide a great area for families. Visit the giant pelicans at the marina who are waiting for the fisherme v4rfn to return. Some of the freshest seafood in town can be found here!
Blowholes: A crack line in the granite where air and spray ‘blow’ through. If the conditions are right with a good swell and high tide it makes quite an impressive sound.
For more information, and to find out more exciting things to do please click here.
There are a number of public and private schools in Albany.
Albany Primary School
Albany Secondary Education Support Centre
Albany Senior High School
North Albany Senior High School
Mount Lockyer Primary School
Spencer Park Primary School
Spencer Park Ed Support Centre
Yakamia Primary School
To find out more about the public schools click here.
Albany Farmers Markets
The Albany Farmers Markets are held every Saturday from 8am-12noon in the heart of the CBD. Awarded the best Farmers Market in Australia, this quintessential Albany experience will see you mingling with locals and producers as you fill your calico bags full of gourmet goodies.
Emu Point Cafe
Emu Point café is an eco-conscious, newly renovated spacious café situated on the beach at Emu Point.
Brookton is a town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 138 km from Perth. Brookton is the gateway to the Central South, and is strategically located where the Brookton and Great Southern Highways intersect.
Town Lookout: Only 2km from the town centre, you can view the farming land, surrounding bush land and the townsite of Brookton. Great photo opportunities!
Yenyenning Lakes: Yenyenning Lakes are located north-east of Brookton and are a popular spot for boating, water skiing, swimming and family picnics.
Boyagin Rock: Located 10 km south-west of Brookton, the Boyagin Rock Nature Reserve is an imposing outcrop which has been cracked and pitted by weathering. Boyagin Rock holds significant cultural importance for the Nyoongar people. They believe that if you walk to the top of the rock without stopping you will live a long life. Boyagin Rock is also home to a variety of Australian wildlife including numbats, goannas, echidnas and tammar wallabies.
To find out more exciting things to do in Brookton, please click here.
To see all the dining out options in Brookton, please click here.
There is a local realtor in Brookton available to discuss your housing requirements. We also have a few temporary housing options in Brookton which may be available for short term relocation assistance.
For real estate assistance please contact Matthews Realty on 9642 4066.
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