The Avon Valley.
The picturesque Avon Valley is Located just an hours drive, 40km east of Perth is and is an ideal 1 day family getaway.
The Valley consists of a colourful patchwork of gently rolling hills and winding streams set as a backdrop for peaceful drives and getaways just a little way from Perth.
This beautiful region boasts six rather intriguing towns for you to explore. Beverley, Brookton, Goomalling, Northam, York and Toodyay. The Valley stretches from Brookton in the south to New Norcia in the north.
The area is a unique contrast of the old and the new.
The Valley offers a wide variety of experiences for the discerning traveler . Whether you are tempted by a romantic weekend, an adventure holiday, a family getaway or the chance to explore some of the Valley's rich history, the Avon Valley is the place to be where you will discover a new holiday experience close to Perth.
Go there for a day, go there for a week you will find plenty to do and experience.
The 'Valley is an Historical Area.
Step back in time and explore the rich heritage of the Avon area. As your journey unfolds you will be immersed in the history of this, Western Australia's first inland settlement. Encounter lovingly restored historic buildings and sites which are classified by our National Trust.
For the history buffs, a visit to one of the many museums is a must, and each has a tale to tell of our pioneering background.
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The Avon Valley. An Adventure Playground for all.
For the more adventurous this beautiful Valley provides a spectacular playground with a host of activities guaranteed to get your adrenalin running! And your eyes popping.
You can experience rafting on the Avon River, skydiving and paragliding or for the slightly less adventurous an early morning hot air balloon ride is a great way to see the Valley. There are other opportunities for the aviation minded enthusiast and they include hand gliding, micro lighting and paragliding.
Getting back to Nature.
A quiet stroll along the banks of the Avon or a stroll along one of the many bush trails is a wonderful way of discovering the charm of the Valley.
In spring when the wildflowers are in full bloom, the scenic Avon Valley provides inspiration and magnificent displays for artists and photographers, along with its green rolling hills and rocky outcrops. The Avon Valley National Park is particularly stunning in spring when wildflowers erupt in a dazzling explosion of colour. The Park is also home to over 90 species of birds and many species of wildflowers.
A leisurely stroll along the banks of the Avon or one of the many bush trails is a relaxing way to discover the charm of the Valley. In spring when the wildflowers are in full bloom, the scenic Avon Valley provides inspiration for artists and photographers alike, with its green rolling hills and rocky outcrops.
Festivals and Local Events.
The towns within the Valley host the world renowned Avon Descent and country music and jazz festivals, vintage car races, antique fairs, country markets and harvest celebrations.
You will immersed in the history of our forefathers as you encounter lovingly restored historic buildings and sites, many of which are classified by the National Trust.
For the history buffs, a visit to one of the many museums is a must, each having a tale to tell of our pioneering heritage, which I love to see each time I visit the valley.
Sample the local produce and remind your taste buds of what food tasted like in the old days! Dine in one of the many restaurants and cafes which all showcase fine food and wines from the region. From Gold Plate dinners to the charm of the roadside inns. Relax and enjoy some warm country hospitality and cuisine, it's all here for you.
Imagine floating as slowly as a cloud and looking at the world below. What better way to see some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia.
Rolling Hills, the Avon River, the patterns of the country side, both man made and carved out by nature. It is a beautiful view.
Places to Stay.
Stay a little longer in the Avon Valley and choose from a variety of unique accommodation packages. There are modern hotels, motels and picturesque country inns, luxury spa retreats, bed & breakfasts, unique pub stays and the caravan parks nestled amongst the gum trees. Peace, blissful peace! What ever your choice , the ideal country getaway is just a short drive to the east from Perth.
The Avon Valley is an ideal 1 day getaway from Perth.
The Avon Valley also plays host to the world renowned white water event. The Avon Descent.
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