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See the Best of the Avon Valley

In the heart of Western Australia, just one hour away from the city of Perth you will find the stunning and picturesque Avon Valley. The Valley consists of a backdrop of colorful patchwork fields and hills intertwined with winding streams and the Avon River the area is named after. It has become a popular trip and a peaceful getaway from the city life, and the Black Wattle Retreat really is the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the peace of the country. Over the years, Avon Valley has created the perfect contrast between the old and the new, therefore offering a wide and rich heritage for you to explore. There are many places around Avon Valley to begin to gain the wealth of history and culture that surrounds the city of Perth.

There are a couple of things to remember before travelling and beginning your vacation to the Avon Valley. If you’re looking for a variety of history and culture and are aiming to visit a number of different places, then guidebooks are really handy to have with you wherever you go. They will include extra information and facts that may not be included in the different tours and trips that you take part in, ensuring that you see and get the very best of the Avon Valley. It may also be useful to take a look at some prepaid travel card offers. If you’re travelling from outside Australia, travel cards are an extremely safe and convenient way to spend money on holiday on various recommended tours of Western Australia. They avoid withdrawal and payment fees with a credit card, and save you the hassle with exchange rates and changing your cash, making sure you can make the most of your cash while abroad.


York is the oldest inland town in Western Australia, situated in the surrounding Avon Valley area on the banks of the Avon River and just east of Perth. Named after York in England, it has become an important historical town with Victorian Federation buildings still standing and other various historical buildings. Probably the most well known spot of York is the York Town Hall that was built in 1911, but is still in perfect condition. The little town is filled with galleries, art and museums to enrich travellers with its history and culture making it one of the most popular day trips if staying in Avon Valley.

New Norcia:

Bringing a little bit of Spain to Australia, is the small town of New Norcia. Beautiful Spanish influenced architecture is scattered around New Norcia as it is said to be the place for Spanish religious settlement. It is Australia’s only monastic town, however even though the monastery is not open to the public you are able to take tours to the gates to learn about the history of the last 160 years and the present life of the occupants. The town is also home to the beautiful Chapel of St Ildephonsus and the Abbey Church.


With the beautiful Avon River running through it, the town of Toodyay is just a short drive from the city of Perth. The name is said to derive from the Aboriginal word “Duidgee” which means “place of plenty” referring to the fertility and richness of the region. There are so many spots along the river to capture some breathtaking views of the Avon Valley and is a great place to see some of the best examples of 19th century architecture of the early convict area. The town is a classified Historic Town by the National Trust, so is therefore another perfect place to get the best of Avon Valley’s rich history.


In the heart of the Avon Valley lies Northam, a major town in the area. The town began as a small agricultural village and has now become the commercial center for the Valley’s farmlands. It has now earned status as the state’s largest inland town and is best viewed by hot air balloon. Hot air ballooning has become incredibly popular here, as it provides the most stunning and beautiful views of the fields and hills of the Avon Valley’s. This experience is particularly spectacular for the overseas visitor, as it offers unique views of Western Australia.

Author: Julie Moore.

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