Churchman Brook Dam, Bedfordale

Love a peaceful picnic? Head to Churchman Brook Dam, found in the Perth Hills, just a short drive from Armadale. The dam was built with the use of horse drawn carriages, a century ago, in the 1920s. It is one source of our drinking water in Perth and a pretty spot for a stroll.

Churchman Brook Dam

After lunch at “The Lizzy” (aka The Last Drop – Elizabethan Village), we took a 5 minute drive to Churchman Brook Dam. The surrounding parkland and bush is beautiful backdrop for a picnic. Throw down a picnic blanket, or sit at one of the many sheltered picnic tables. There’s plenty by the pretty brook at the base of the dam wall, or get a table close to the new playground if you have the grandies in tow.

Churchman Brook Dam

There are plenty of BBQ facilities at Churchman Brook Dam, if you like to cook up a storm. They’re free, which makes for a very cheap day out. There are also plenty of toilets at the picnic area, with accessible facilities.

At Churchman Brook Dam, you can easily spend a couple of hours exploring and enjoying the sights.  The water level of the dam is quite low (we visited in June). The turquoise blue water is a beautiful contrast against the red rock of the hills, and green-ish bushland. We found it a little difficult to find our way up to the dam wall from the lower carpark, as there were not any signs (that we noticed).

Churchman Brook Dam

For children, there’s a lovely playground filled with plenty of play equipment – slides, swings, monkey bars and more.

A large grassed area is perfect for kicking a ball around, but please remember that dogs are not permitted here.

Experience nature at Churchman Brook Dam. An enjoyable and affordable day out in the Perth Hills.

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About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, through "Simply PERTHfect", Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA. She enjoys brunching, lunching or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her parents in tow, Amanda always has plenty of senior-friendly eating options to recommend. Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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