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Toodyay Food and Picnic Trail

  • Half day
  • 34 km

A unique country experience an hour’s drive from Perth.  The Toodyay Food & Picnic Trail is a self-drive journey providing access to your choice of locally grown seasonal produce for your picnic basket. Along this trail, you will meet the growers and producers of dates, olive oil, wine, breads, pastured meats and condiments to fill your picnic basket… along with a camel experience!

Coorinja Winery
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Trail Start

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65km North from Perth via Great Northern Highway, right onto Chittering Road and right onto Julimar Road.

Trail End

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Toodyay Road near Salt Valley Road

Organic growing of the finest olives

Esslemont Estate was established
in 2000. Varieties grown are Mission Frantic and Leccino. We produce
a premium certified organic extra virgin olive oil winning both National and State awards. “From the tree to the bottle”, we harvest, process and bottle on-site and are very passionate about our product. Head out for a tour!

56 Timberton Dr, Julimar
Open mid April–mid Nov

(Open most days but as we are a working farm we would prefer a phone call beforehand)

08 9574 5419 esslemontestate.com

Fresh Australian Dates

Locally grown dates, from the farm direct to the public. A seasonal fruit (summer / autumn), the plantation was established in 2007. We have five varieties consisting of Nagal, Khalas, Khadrawy, Medjool and Barhee. A new superfood, dates provide a healthy nutritious alternative to processed sugars.

790 Julimar Rd, Julimar
Open by appointment only - please phone
0438 118 433
Facebook: Julimar Date Garden

Artisan Baker

Artisan Baker providing freshly baked bread including sourdoughs, pies, pasties, sausage rolls and cakes, all made in Toodyay sourcing locally grown produce. Combining our skills and passion, Toodyay Bakery has won many awards, along with taking home the Award for Australia’s Best Pastie in 2016. Seating and rest rooms are available, along with a balcony that offers a great view.

123 Stirling Tce, Toodyay
Open daily, 7am–3pm
08 9574 2617
Facebook: Toodyay Bakery

The farmer, the butcher, the chef

The farmer, butcher and chef combine to provide a unique experience at The Meat Hook. It doesn’t get any better than this. Sourcing local, ethically raised meats, we slice, dice and mince to order. Offering fresh made in-house terrines, bacon, ham and a variety of sausages. Let us provide all your meaty needs including catering your next event, or pieces for your picnic.

121a Stirling Tce, Toodyay
Open Tues–Fri, 8am–5pm
Closed Sun, Mon &
public holidays

08 9574 2233
Facebook: The Meat Hook, Toodyay

A cooperative of food producers and artisans

Uniquely Toodyay is located in the heritage building that was the former post office. Locally produced products include: macadamia nuts, jams, chutneys, sauces, certified organic honey and bee pollen, pastured eggs, olive oil, stone ground spelt flour and lime cordial. So fill up your picnic basket. In addition locally made craft and art work are also available.

115 Stirling Tce, Toodyay
Open daily, 10am–4pm
08 9574 5385
Facebook: Uniquely Toodyay

Coorinja Winery Vineyard

Established in the late 1870’s the winery has operated continuously, making it one of the oldest wineries in the State so come and experience the wine and history. All grapes are grown on scenic undulating slopes around the Toodyay property. We offer wine tasting and cellar door sales. Perhaps find a picnic spot near the cellar or a quick walk up to the old Ringa Railway Bridge and Harper Brook.

5914 Toodyay Rd, Toodyay
Open Fri, Sat & Mon 10am–4pm
April–Dec, open every third Sun 10am–4pm
Also open by appointment
08 9574 2280
0417 989 559
coorinjawinery.com

Camel Dairy/Camel Milk Body+Skincare

Get up close with our lovely camels (small and big) and experience the magic of our camel milk skincare products. We are a camel dairy in the Avon Valley, producing high quality, ethical and affordable skincare from our own camel milk. Snap a nice ‘Camelfie’, learn about how we milk our camels and try our beautiful skincare products.
Take a tour: $5 adults, kids free.

4665 Toodyay Rd, Morangup
Open Sat, 11am–3pm
Other days by appointment
0468 355 216
dromedairy.com.au

Head to Duigee Park where there is plenty of lawn,
shade and BBQs provided; or head to Newcastle Park for a quieter spot.
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Toodyay is known for its parks, wildflowers, nature reserves, natural bushland and riverside areas - so bring your picnic basket, stock it up and head to one of the many picturesque locations.

The trail can be experienced in half a day, a whole day or be enjoyed over a few days - the choice is yours! Perhaps stay a while at one of the many B&B’s and other accommodation in town and out in the bushland surrounding Toodyay. This trail provides the opportunity to explore this ‘hidden country gem’ right on Perth’s doorstep.

Toodyay is situated inland in the picturesque Avon Valley region, only 80km North east of Perth. A population of 4,439 stretched over 1,683 kilometres means there is plenty of space to enjoy the peace and quiet. During wildflower season (August to November) the local reserves come alive with colour, making Toodyay a must see.

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Half to a full day

Length

34km

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

65km North from Perth via Great Northern Highway, right onto Chittering Road and right onto Julimar Road.

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Trail End

Toodyay Road near Salt Valley Road

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Facilities

Facilities will differ at each location.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Visitor Information Centre

Trail Access

Road 2WD or train to Toodyay

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