This Spring, visitors to It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen will be able to jump on a shuttle bus to Araluen Botanic Park.
Between 19 August and 25 September, visitors to the region will be able to book a shuttle bus, departing from either the Armadale and Kelmscott train stations or the Armadale Hills Visitor Centre, every day of the week, except Tuesday. The bus will leave the station at 10.30am and depart Araluen at 1.30pm, for $10 per person return.
City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the new initiative from Araluen Botanic Park in partnership with WA-Getaway, will enable visitors to the park to plan a relaxing day out with family and friends.
“This is the first year in the events history that Araluen has offered a shuttle bus service. In previous years, the only option was for visitors to drive to the park.
“The shuttle bus service will operate for groups with a minimum of ten people and bookings are essential.
“I encourage visitors to the region to plan ahead with family and friends and book the shuttle service to enjoy a relaxing and enchanting day out in the Perth Hills, Armadale.
“There is a lot to see at Araluen Botanic Park. It’s Yate’s Springtime at Araluen features over 140,000 tulips planted throughout the park, as well as thousands of other bulbs and flowers.
“Araluen is a wonderful place to have a picnic and visitors can take advantage of the unique park facilities including barbeques, a gift shop and Chalet Healy for coffee and light lunches.
The bus service will also help visitors to the region to TravelSmart and decrease traffic congestion around Croyden and Gardiner Roads.
“During the tulip season, Araluen is in such high demand that traffic around the area gets busy, meaning Traffic Management Plans need to be in place on the weekends.
“This fantastic initiative will allow visitors to enjoy a relaxing day without worrying about traffic and parking.”