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Whistlepipe Gully

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Whistlepipe Gully

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  • Location / Access points

- Whistlepipe Gully is located in Mundy Regional Park between Kalamunda and Forrestfield.
- Top of gully - the end of Orange Valley Rd, Kalamunda.
- Download Map...
- Bottom of gully - the end of Lewis Rd, Forrestfield.

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Waiting in the shade...

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  • Pram access

- From top of gully - I wouldn't recommend it. It doesn't take long before rocks and erosion on the track make it far too difficult.
- From bottom of gully - Perfectly fine up to the house remains. The walk from the Lewis Rd parking area up to the remnants of Wallace Greenham's house is on an old road. Some sections semi sealed, some gravel.

Wait for me!  Boots... Off!

Wait for me! Boots... Off!

Splash!

Splash!

Paddling fun

Paddling fun

Wallace Greenham's house remnants

Wallace Greenham's house remnants

How deep can I go?

How deep can I go?

Whistlepipe Gully Creek

Whistlepipe Gully Creek

Righto, this way, lets go...

Righto, this way, lets go...

  • What we liked...

- The walk and whole area is much nicer when water's flowing and flowers are out. Summer can get rather hot and dry.
- Not far into the walk from the bottom of the gully at the Lewis Rd end is a short, slightly overgrown track that leads in to a large rock near the creek. We found it to be a nice spot for the kids to paddle, or be able to just sit, relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
- Wallace Greenham's house remains. Lots of fun clambering around, trying to imagine what it would've looked like... how it all would've worked... wondering why it's now gone. You do have to watch out for kids slipping and falling down the rock water slide though!
- Numerous nice spots along the creek. Rather picturesque, and fun to play in. Especially for toddlers, and those who're kids at heart!

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  • What we did not like...

- Meat ants!! They're nearly everywhere, and come out with a vengeance in hot weather.

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Picnic lunch

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  • Other miscellaneous points...

- Dogs are allowed.
- I would love to see the plans for the house, or photo's if any exist. If they're available to see anywhere, let me know!
- Otherwise... I hope you enjoy this bush escape as much as we do.
- Edit 04/11/2016: Here's a great link for further information for those who're interested. Many thanks to 'mgglasby' for commenting and pointing me in the direction of this site.



Posted by Goannaray 05:13 Archived in Australia Tagged waterfalls history walk creek western_australia toddlers nature's_day_trips_from_perth whistlepipe_gully

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Hi, nice page on Whistlepipe. I thought you might like to see some pics of the original house that was on the site. I have a page on the gully and Wallace Greenham's house at : http://www.wanowandthen.com/Whistlepipe-Gully.html

by mgglasby

Thank you so much for your comment and suggestion about your page. The photo's and your story were amazing! It's answered quite a bit of the puzzle. Do you mind if I add a link in my post for those who are interested? Thanks again for sharing it.

by Goannaray

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