Gidgegannup is a large rural location in the Perth Hills, offering a wide variety of places nearby to explore and admire. Here's a selection.

  • Walyunga and Avon Valley National Parks. Both parks straddle the Avon Valley, and offer walking trails and spectacular scenery, and in October - wildflowers galore. There's camping at both, however the Avon Valley Park camping is on the South side of the Valley, and Walyunga on the North side.

  • Mundaring Weir, the head of the historic Goldfields water supply, is in the centre of the Beelu National Park. There's a museum devoted to the history, scenic walks and picnic spots, and a pub dishing up good food and sometimes entertainment. There's also a campsite and environmental education centre.

  • Toodyay is an historic town about 40ms East of Gidgegannup. It was one of the early goldmining towns in WA, and was orginally known as Newcastle until 1910.

  • Lake Leschenaultia is a nice spot for a picnic, canoeing, and has camping.

  • Eating Out. There are some great pubs and restaurants around the area that serve up decent meals.

  • The Swan Valley is 25 minutes down the hill.

  • Shopping. Each location has a small store, post office, cafe etc, however the main shopping centre is in Mundaring - 15 minutes from the venue - there's Woolworths, Coles and Aldi and smaller stores, cafes, bakeries etc. The regional centre with the larger shops and services, including a hospital, is Midland, 25 minutes down the road.