Fairy Door Trail - Kalamunda
Updated: Jul 25
Kalamunda is a magical place, but you may not have met the tiny folk who also live here. Fairies!
The little fairies who roam Kalamunda have disclosed the entrances to their magical homes. Tiny fairy doors once hidden from view have magically become visible.
Take your time, roam around, look closely - there's magic to be found. In the main street, or down a lane, no two fairy doors are the same. Follow the map, come out and play, you may just find a fairy along the way. Join the fairies, come and see, just how magical Kalamunda can be!
There are over 20 locations hidden around town, at the Bibbulmun Northern Terminus and in Stirk Park. Some are easy to find, some are more elusive (we couldn't find any at the Northern Terminus and really had to search Stirk Park!).
You can learn a lot about the fairy who lives behind the door if you look carefully at the door.
Do they like flowers or animals, reading or acting?
Download the map at https://kalblob.blob.core.windows.net/kallibrary/docs/default-source/youth-documents/6dlona4-fairydoorbrochure2019-nobleed.pdf?sfvrsn=6f11e2e8_4. You can also get hard copies of the map from the Kalamunda Visitor Centre when it is open.
The best time to go is Sunday morning before 11 as the streets are quiet before the shops open. Once the Artisan Market and the Farmers Market, which are usually held in the Town Square, start up again Sunday's will be very busy again. There are plenty of cafes in Kalamunda Town Centre and with covid 19 restrictions in place most are offering take away coffee and food.
Toilets are available in nearby Stirk Park, at Town Square or during normal retail hours toilets are available inside some of the shopping malls and at the Kalamunda Library.
Parking is available throughout the town site. We parked at Stirk Park so we could look for the fairy doors there. Stirk Park is a beautiful park with a small traditional playground, a lovely little lake, memorial walks and lots of grassy areas for picnics.
Kalamunda is a historic town and has a Town Heritage walk with two sections each taking around 20 minutes to complete. You can also visit the Kalamunda History Village or historic Stirk Cottage in Stirk Park (check links for opening hours).
If you enjoy a bush walk you can try the Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail which heads 2km north of the town centre and 4km south of the town centre.
Wandering around Kalamunda is a very pleasant experience with lots of public art to discover along the way.
There are also fairy trails in Ellenbrook and Mandurah.
All three trails have facebook pages
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In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.