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Chidlow, WA

Only 45 minutes’ drive from Perth, Chidlow is one of the interesting “villages” in the Shire of Mundaring. Chidlow was the terminus of the second section of the Eastern Railway and became a very busy railway town.
Nearby, Lake Leschenaultia was originally constructed to provide water for the steam trains.
Also many citrus and fruit orchards were established in the area.
In 1966 the railway line was closed and all the associated buildings were taken away.

Since the closure of the railway Chidlow has become a haven of natural bushlandsand a place to relax and unwind a way from the city.

Take a picnic to the picturesque swimming and picnic spot, Lake Leschenaultia, stay at one of the accommodation venues or walk on the Heritage Trail.
The Railway Reserve Heritage Trail retraces the 70 kilometres of the old Eastern Railway which was constructed from Fremantle to York in the 1880’s. Walking along the trail, you will discover the individual history and character of the small settlements that sprang up along the railway line.

This trail has become one of the major recreational facilities in the Mundaring shire , and is suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding; it features the attractive scenery and flora and fauna of the Darling Range.

Traditional bed and breakfasts and self-contained cottages are available for farm-style accommodation. Camping is also available at Lake Leschenaultia.

Nearest Airport: Perth

Where to stay?


  • 18-35's
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Rural/Country

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Fruit Picking
  • Sightseeing

About Chidlow

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Chidlow Postcode: 6556
  • State: Western Australia
  • Region: Perth & surrounds
  • Latitude: -31.863
  • Longitude: 116.26562
  • Elevation: 301m
  • Population: 1828
  • Median Income: $36088
  • Area (Sq/km): 42.964
  • Timezone: Australia/Perth

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