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Diaries of an independent traveller

Another discovery recently down in the south east corner of the Perth Metro Area was the Pioneer Village in Armadale. This suburb is not one that most people associate with tourist attractions but it is worth stopping by if you happen to be in the area.

A replica of a gold mining village, Pioneer Village was actually built in the 1980s. Traditional colonial cottages line the high street with the centrepiece being an old wishing well. It is a little faded now and we noticed quite a few shops were empty but it does give you a feel for bygone times when Armadale would have been a colonial outpost.

The cafe selling delicious organic produce and all manner of items such as candles, soaps and a multitude of edible treats is well worth visiting. There is also a Pioneer Village Community School open to anyone in the area. We couldn’t leave without a trip to the fairy shop, an absolute paradise as far as our granddaughters were concerned. One gift only though was the strict rule!!

A few kilometres from Pioneer Village are the beautiful botanic gardens of Araluen. I have blogged about visits here before (see here and here) but have been meaning to post some photos of the early summer displays I took last year. They follow on from the “postcards” of Pioneer Village!

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12 thoughts on “Summer Postcards From Perth – Pioneer Village Armadale

    1. Thanks Anabel! 🙂

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  1. Heyjude says:

    Looks delightful. I shall have to ask my son if he has visited the Pioneer Village.

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    1. Its a nice little spot – you used to be able to pan for gold, according to a friend, but not sure if that place is still open but it may just be at certain times. The cafe and fairy shop seem to be open regularly, which was the main attraction for us! Araluen is stunning at any time of year 🙂

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  2. restlessjo says:

    Looks glorious, with or without the gold, Rosemay. You can’t go wrong with roses. 🙂 🙂 Have a great week and enjoy the weather. It is, as you say, ‘fresh’ in the UK but Jude says the crocuses are out in Cornwall so there’s hope.

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    1. Always love roses Jo! 🙂 We’re going to London and Somerset first but think Yorkshire will be rather cold especially if the north easterlies are blowing. Hope you’re having a lovely time in the Algarve 🙂

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  3. Missed the Pioneer Village – but the botanic gardens are a total joy. We spent several very pleasant hours here. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. The Araluen Gardens are delightful at any time of year! 🙂

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  4. pommepal says:

    I would love to visit that pioneer village, so fascinating. But I have been to Araluen a couple of times and think it is beautiful

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    1. The pioneer village is really pretty and a lovely place for lunch. Araluen is stunning – beautiful flowers and lovely walks 🙂

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      1. pommepal says:

        We loved Araluen and have some lovely memories of it (and photos too)

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        1. The camellias are especially lovely there – apparently being up in the hills means there is a micro climate and being cooler it’s good for growth!

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