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Visitors Centre Piesse St Toodyay, which is 85km (1hr 15min) north east of Perth.
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About Avon Historic Tourist Drive
This self drive itinerary will take you to all the major townships in the Avon Valley region, starting in Toodyay and visiting Northam, York and Beverley.
From Perth travel north east via The Great Northern Highway and Toodyay Road to the quaint country town of Toodyay.
Stop for morning tea before visiting the Old Gaol Museum, which will take you back 150 years to the time of Moondyne Joe. Wander the cells and take in the history of the old police stables. Also visit Connor's Mill, a fine example of colonial history and architecture.
Northam is your next stop, the home of the famous white swans and the starting point for the popular Avon Descent race. Northam is the largest inland town in Western Australia and the commercial centre for the surrounding farming district.
For the history enthusiast or architecture fan Northam also has a rich collection of historic buildings. Make time to visit Australia's longest suspension bridge which crosses the Avon River. This is a great spot to stop for a picnic lunch or find a nice cafe.
After some exploring and a rest, continue the drive to York. Dating back to 1831, the township of York has museums to be discovered, galleries to wander and plenty more for the whole family.
Travel south from York towards Beverley marked by fine examples of colonial architecture and steeped in tales of pioneering history. Visit the Aeronautical Museum, which has an excellent display of full scale aircraft and aerial paraphernalia.
Head back to Perth along the Brookton Highway.
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Time / Duration
Full day to visit all the towns
98km one way
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
- BBQ Facilities
- Bicycle Locker
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Interpretive Centre
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
- Visitor Information Centre
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
All year round
Drive to Toodyay or Beverley
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Avon Historic Tourist DriveRelic of the past
Avon Historic Tourist DriveA wheatbelt church
Avon Historic Tourist DriveToodyay
Avon Historic Tourist DriveYork Main St
Avon Historic Tourist DriveYork Town Hall
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