Day trips from Perth to Toodyay York and Northam Australia

Day trips from Perth to Toodyay York and Northam Australia
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Day trips from Perth to Toodyay York and Northam Australia. Northam, York, and Toodyay are vintage towns, and visiting these locations is a great way to explore the charming Avon valley. There are a variety of experiences on offer. You can explore the country towns, potter through museums and craft shops, go air ballooning, and set out on bush walks.Read below find our more about Day trips from Perth to Toodyay York and Northam Australia

Perth to York Day Trip in Spring

Distance from Perth:  It is 100 km east of Perth and approximately 90 minutes from Perth on National Highway 94 and Great Southern Highway.

The quaint town of York is steeped in history, as WA’s first inland European settlement. Established in 1831, the town is nestled on the banks of the Avon River and offers a unique insight into WA’s history through its heritage precinct and preserved colonial architecture.

History buff Heritage Walk Trail

 If you have a love for the past, pick up a York Heritage Walk Trail booklet from the Visitor Centre. York, is a place for those interested in the more historical side and features a heap of heritage-listed buildings. It’s also filled with things to do, including a Town Hall visit, Residency Museum, the old Courthouse & Gaol.

Swinging bridge Avon River 

The Avon River swinging bridge  is for the more adventurous folks out there and is a must in the Perth to York day trip in Spring. 


Do you love hiking ? Then don’t forget to bring your walking shoes for a short walk up to the Mount Brown lookout, or get serious with one from the host of walk trails around the area, including along the glorious Avon River.

Wild Flower season

York is also renowned for its vibrant wildflower season. The York Bushland Garden is just a short walk from town, and displays over 300 species of the region’s flora – many that are rare in their natural habitat. York’s canola display is equally as impressive, and information for each season can be obtained from the Visitor Centre during the Perth to York day trip in spring. The wildflower season is from September to November while mid-August to September is the canola season.

Mount Brown Lookout

Enjoy the spectacular views at the Mount Brown lookout during your Perth to York day trip in Spring.  

Perth to Northam Day Trip in Spring

Northam is a town in the Australian state of Western Australia, situated at the confluence of the Avon and Mortlock Rivers, about 97 kilometres east-northeast of Perth in the Avon Valley. At the 2016 census, Northam had a population of 6,548. Northam is the largest town in the Avon region.

Seven Localities

The vast Avon Valley covers seven localities, from Beverley in the south to New Norcia in the north. Potter around quaint townships such as York, roam around in spring to see pretty wildflowers, delve into pioneer history and drive among rolling hills during the Perth to Northam day trip in Spring.  

Public Silo Trail

To see the picturesque valley from above, take a ride with Windward Balloon Adventures, based in Northam. Arrive hungry in the benedictine community of New Norcia and sample artisan treats such as nut cake and breads baked in the monastery’s century-old wood-fired oven. Quench your thirst with Abbey Ale, aged in the cellars beneath the monastery. If you have extra time, consider driving the PUBLIC Silo Trail to see intricate large-scale murals painted on towering grain silos. 

Places of Interest

While in Northam you can also visit Northam Heritage Centre- Old Northam Railway station, Bernard Park, Morby Cottage and Morrell park. In addition don’t forget to visit Mount Ommaney to enjoy great lookouts

Avonbrook Wines

It is a winery and wineyard and few wines are on sale but all are worth tasting and don’t forget to try it during your Perth to Northam day trip in Spring..

Perth to York Day Trip

Visit the oldest inland town of York in Western Australia this April.  Experience its usual historical and architectural charm along with the April attractions.  The township of York can be visited on a day-trip from Perth.  Explore York’s historical attractions on your own.  Also enjoy the following special features during April 2021;

1. Of Flora and Fauna

Admire great photography and paintings of Australia’s native flora and fauna.  These are works of art by reputed artists Jason McDonald, Annie Kavanagh and Myra Mitchell!  These artists are inspired by nature and have attempted to capture its beauty through paintings, photography and digital design. 

Date:   March 28, 2021 – May 02, 2021

Time:  10 am – 3 pm

Venue: Gallery 152, 152, Avon Terrace, York.        

For more information on this exhibition, please visit;

2. York Motorcycle Festival 

Take your family out to the York Motorcycle Festival!  This free and family-friendly event will be held at the Avon Terrace, York.  This exciting event will feature motorbike stunt shows, live music, Show & Shine, trade displays, Vintage Collective Markets and Kids’ motorbike rides. 

Date:  April 11, 2021

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Charity Ride

Be a part of charity too by making a donation to Beyond Blue and get your free tickets to the charity motorbike ride.  The ride meets at Midland Gate Shopping Centre carpark, Great Eastern Highway, Midlands from 8 am on April 11th, 2021.  Entry fee AUS $ 10 per rider and AUS $ 5 per pillion.  All proceeds will be donated to beyondblue.

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3. ANZAC Day York Celebrations

Australia invites all its citizens and visitors to celebrate the ANZAC Day.  It is celebrated  as a tribute to the fallen heroes of Gallipoli in World War I.  And York invites you to celebrate this important day by participating in the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Gunfire Breakfast and Street Parade.  

Date:   April 25, 2021

Time:  Dawn Service at 05.45 am

            Gunfire Breakfast at the RSL Hall after the Dawn Service

            Street Parade and Service

            Form up point RSL Hall at 10.30 am

            March off to War Memorial at 10.45 am

            Memorial Service at 11.00 am

Perth to Toodyay Day Trip

Visit the charming historic town situated on the Avon River this April.  Cover the short distance from Perth by self-drive.  Explore the picturesque town and its historical attractions on your own.  Enjoy a relaxing day trip filled with fun-filled holiday activities.   Here are some of the things-to-do suggested for you, at Toodyay this April;

1. School Holiday Special Activities

Be excited about the many activities for kids planned out by the Shire of Toodyay during the April school holidays.  Here are some suggestions for your kids;

Roz’s Kitchen 

Bring out the cook in you over this school holidays!  Enjoy great cooking lessons for young people of 8 – 16 years at Toodyay.  Hosted by Roz, each of these sessions guide you to make a tasty meal consisting of a soup, a main and a dessert.    

Date:   April 12th, 13th and 15th 

Time:  10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Escape Room for Kids

Let the adrenaline pump as their little minds grapple with the ideas of defusing bombs, being locked up or trapped and handling pet snatches.  Book a spot in as many as 6 sessions for your kids at the Escape Room for Kids.  This exciting event is to be held at the TCRC Conference Room.

Date:   April 7th and 8th

Time:  9.30 am – 11 am / 11.30 am – 1 pm / 1.30 pm – 3 pm

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2. Toodyay Farmers’ Markets

Visit the Toodyay Farmers’ Markets and support the sale of locally-grown organic vegetables, eggs, chicken, alpacas, plants etc.  Also enjoy activities related to education, art, music and have loads of fun!  The Toodyay Farmers’ Markets are committed to sell, promote and advertise locally grown, produced and raised goods.  It also encourages and supports sustainable living as well as human and environmental health.

Date:  April 18th (multiple dates between April 18 – December 19, 2021)

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Perth to Northam Tours

Day trips from Perth to Toodyay York and Northam Australia, The historic town of Northam is a heritage-listed town that sits on the banks of the Avon River.  Enjoy its rich cultural heritage and other attractions while you are at this township on a self-guided tour.

1. Northam Weekend Adventure Tour

Engage in a self-guided adventure tour over the weekend in the historical vintage town of Northam.  The following itinerary is suggested for you;

Day 1:-

  • Sunrise balloon ride over the picturesque Avon Valley followed by champagne breakfast
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Cool off at the Northam Swimming Pool or water playground
  • Evening show and dinner

Day 2:-

  • Breakfast at a local café 
  • Rally school for speeding around a track/flying lesson at the Aero Club
  • Pursuing a walk or drive trail
  • Dinner with live music

2. Northam Weekend Heritage & Culture Tour

Visit the historical town of Northam for a self-guided heritage and culture tour over the weekend.  The following itinerary is suggested for you;

Day 1:-

  • Breakfast on the go
  • The Cultural history of the town at Bilya Koort Boodja
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Northam’s modern history at Northam Heritage Centre
  • Dinner at a local pub

Day 2:-

  • Breakfast at a local café
  • Self-guided historical buildings tour
  • Exploring Northam’s first house – Morby Cottage
  • Scenic drive and observing Glenfield homestead
  • Dinner at a local restaurant

3. The Public Silo Art Trail

Pursue the Public Silo Art trail that runs through the entire Central Wheat-belt Region beginning at Northam.  These were the first set of silos to be painted in Australia.  The silos carry great artwork by two internationally acclaimed artists Phlegm (UK) and Hense (US).  Phlegm’s art is of whimsical transportation devices while Hense’s abstract designs bleed into each other across the silos.

4. The Suspension Bridge

Stroll along the walk trails leading to one of the longest pedestrian bridges in Australia, the Suspension Bridge in Northam.  The Suspension Bridge stretches across the Avon River.  Admire the tranquil waters of the river and the graceful white swans gliding through the water.  This is the only natural breeding ground for these magnificent white swans in Australia.  

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5. Bernard Park

Spend a relaxing day out with your family at the beautiful Bernard Park, situated along the banks of the Avon River.  The park teems with wildlife throughout the year, most importantly the plentiful and majestic white swans.  

∙ Attractions of the Park;

Visit Bernard Park in August to find it as a hive of activity in preparation for the Avon Descent.  Avon Descent is a 134 km white water race down the Avon River to Perth.  Also, picturesque picnic spots under 100-year-old Pine trees of the park provide electric BBQs.  In addition to the above, Bernard Park is also home to various festivals and the Northam Markets.

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6. Historic Northam Flour Mill

Stroll along the suspension bridge over the Avon River and visit the historic Northam Flour Mill.  Being a pioneer industry since 1867, the mill has historical significance.  For over 140 years it provides employment for the local people and carries a social significance as well.  Moreover, it influences the townscape and streetscape character as a landmark on the banks of Avon River.  

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7. Bilya Koort Boodja Centre

The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge is a regional tourist attraction located at Northam.  This venue offers an interactive educational experience that recognizes the Aboriginal community in the Nyoongar Ballardong region.  The Centre protects, shares and celebrates the culture of the Nyoongar people.  

For more information, please visit;

Day Trips from Perth to Toodyay

Toodyay is located about 85 km from the city of Perth. It is nestled between the banks of the Avon River and scenic hills. It retains its unique country charm that comprises of veranda clad shops and pub while being a perfect example for 19th-century architecture.

You will also get to see spectacular scenery when you head further out and there are also a number of lovely country roads to travel on. You will find lavender fields, olive groves, local artisans old, and new vineyards producing unique blends.

Day Trips from Perth to York

York is the first inland European settlement in Western Australia and was established in 1831. It is located 97 km east of Perth. York is an ideal example of its colonial architecture and heritage precinct. Birds and wildflowers will complement the open gardens. There is a wide range of experiences on offer that includes wine festivals to country racing.  

Day Trips from Perth to Northam

Northam is only an hour away for Perth city. It is an ideal base to explore the Avon Valley. Northam is the largest inland town in Western Australia and is home to over 185 Heritage listed buildings. You will also find a variety of restaurants and cafes for fine dining.

The area around Northam was first explored in 1830 by a party of colonists led by Ensign Robert Dale, and subsequently founded in 1833. It was named by Governor Stirling, probably after a village of the same name in Devon, England. Almost immediately it became a point of departure for explorers and settlers who were interested in the lands which lay to the east. Source

You can choose a number of activities while you are in Northam. You can go hot air ballooning, white water rafting, sky diving, and hand gliding while you are there. The Avon River flows through the town and you can picnic on the riverside and observe the elegant white swan which was brought here by the settlers 150 years ago.

Day trips from Perth to Toodyay York and Northam Australia, these places are steeped in early WA history and will give the visitor a enjoyable day experiencing some beautiful places, scenery museums and place of interest.

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The Avon River valley in which Toodyay was to be located was discovered for the white settlers by Ensign Robert Dale in 1830,[13][14] leading to further exploration by settlers including James Drummond, Captain Francis Whitfield and Alexander Anderson. The first village of Toodyay was established in 1836, one of the earliest inland settlements in Western Australia. Drummond established his homestead Hawthornden a few kilometres to the north.