Welcome To Mundaring Weir Hotel

Steeped In History: Discover The Story Of Mundaring Weir Hotel​

We are proud of our hotel's long & exciting history

The historic Mundaring Weir Hotel, built in 1898, housed workers constructing the Western Australian water supply. The hotel, in the calming Perth Hills, offered a place for relaxation after a hard day’s work on the dam. Since then, the hotel has expanded and gone through renovations as a hotel, restaurant, and function space.

It is known for its unique history, with stories of bushrangers and important political figures staying at the hotel over the years. Tourists and locals visit the Mundaring Weir Hotel today for its breathtaking views, delicious food, and rich history.

Weir Constraction

Late 1890's

The Weir

Construction of Mundaring Weir in the Darling Scarp begins.
Completion of the weir leads to increased popularity of the location among picnickers and sightseers in Perth.


where we started

  • The Jacoby brothers build the Reservoir Hotel, a single-storey building near the weir.
  • The hotel is built to accommodate visitors and workers involved in the construction of the weir.
  • Sly grog (illegally sold alcohol) is discovered on the site, prompting the three-man police force stationed at the weir to control alcohol sales.


Adding to the Story

  • Fred Jacoby constructs a two-storey building as an expansion of the hotel and renames it the Goldfields Weir Hotel.
  • Some construction materials for the hotel are brought from England by sailing ship.
  • A bricklayer doing repairs to the fireplace finds bricks bearing the name of his hometown in the north of England.

Early 1900's

Railway Era

  • A railway is initially constructed from Mundaring to the weir for goods transport only.
  • Visitors are picked up from Mundaring station by horse and buggy.
  • The Railway later closed in 1952


Going Undercover

During the Second World War The Weir was considered an enemy target and guards were posted. The roof of the Hotel was painted dark and part of the cellar was made into a bomb shelter with access from the ballroom above. The shelter is now the kitchen for the down stairs Café.


New beginnings

  • Jens Jorgensen purchases the run-down Mundaring Weir Hotel, which was on the verge of closing down.
  • The property is in disrepair, with car bodies littering the grounds and horses grazing at the back of the hotel.

Late 1980's

Adding to the Story

  • A pool is added to the hotel grounds, attracting families during the summer months.
  • Outdoor concerts are conducted around the pool.


A popular destination

  • The pool is covered and used for water storage in case of firefighting, increasing seating capacity for concerts.
  • The current owner/operator, Jens Jorgensen, has been in charge of the hotel longer than any other in its history.
  • The hotel has been transformed into a popular destination for forest outings.
The Mundaring Weir Hotel

A picture in time

These images of Mundaring Weir Hotel offer a glimpse into the rich history of the iconic Australian establishment, spanning back over a century and showcasing its evolution into a beloved destination for locals and tourists alike.


Under the Liquor Control Act 1988, it is an offence:
to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises; or
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or regulated premises