Pioneers Pathway, Toodyay to Merredin
About the Trail
A rewarding and slower paced alternative to the Great Eastern Highway if you are travelling between Perth to Kalgoorlie or a scenic alternative to the Avon Valley and Coral Coast if you are travelling west.
The sealed two-lane road offers historical towns, many with names derived from Aboriginal words, with museums full of pioneer farming, millitary and rail history. Marvel at the construction of stone pioneer wells dug to supply water to the travellers. Nature based family excursions take you exploring along bush walking trails to pristine reserves and 2,500 million year granite rock features where an abundance of birds and animals call home.
Many flowering trees and shrubs are common along the trail and after significant rains the wildflowers and delicate orchids put on a spectacular display from August to November which is a photographer’s paradise.
Many markets, family fun days, agricultural shows, festivals and events include the Act Belong Commit Avon Decent which starts at Toodyay, the Dowerin GWN Machinery Field Days and monthly Wheatbelt Markets at Nungarin and nearby, the annual Mangowine Concert. Motor sport enthusiasts are catered for at the Goomalling Flyer and the Trayning Mud-Bog and Burn-Out Day.
To help you experience a memorable journey through one of WA’s most friendly and laid-back regions, pick up one of the free Pioneers' Pathway booklets from a visitor centre along the way - or download the free e-book from the Pioneers' Pathway website.
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