The centre is open 10am til 4pm every day and offers information on recreational opportunities within the area as well as an extensive range of maps and guides, souvenirs, refreshments, unique giftware and local artworks.
Most of the walking and cycle trails in the area either start from or pass close by the Perth Hills National Park Centre and are well sign posted and information on the walks and trails is available.
Nearer to Nature
This program provides fun, interactive, nature-based activities for groups, families and individuals who are keen to enhance their enjoyment, knowledge and interest in the natural environment within the tranquillity of the forest.
Some of DEC’s EcoEducation programs are also run out of the Perth Hills Centre, EcoEducation offers schools, teachers, students and their communities a variety of educational programs and resources designed to foster awareness, appreciation and understanding of the natural environment and traditional Aboriginal culture.
Camping in 12 sites suitable only for small tents only (no campervans, camper trailers or caravans) is available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night and every night of the week during Western Australia school holidays. At other times it is reserved for school groups.
Campfires are usually permitted, in the provided fire rings only, between April 15 and November 30 but fire restrictions may be imposed at any time and without notice. Bring your own firewood. When fire restrictions are in place campfires must not be lit and any appliance powered by burning solid fuel must not be used.
Campers´ own liquid or gas fuel barbeques, stoves and heaters can be used at any time, unless a total fire ban has been declared (see Department of Fire and Emergency Services).