The Avon River… at times tranquil, at times foaming white. This beautiful river gives its name to the park and the area that is of historic significance, the Avon Valley.
Here, near the park, stands Western Australia”s oldest inland town, York. The town is just an hour east of Perth and provides a great day trip, overnight stop or restful retreat. There are many old buildings that have been restored to their former glory, several of which now provide grand accommodation.
Other fine examples of early Western Australian history can be found at Toodyay. There”s Connors Mill, a 1870s flour mill and an old Gaol Museum. Not far from Toodyay is Northam. Here the Avon River flows through the heart of the town and makes the perfect setting to enjoy the colony of white swans that live there.
If you wish to get a bird”s eye view of the area, then go hot air ballooning. You are sure to find the spectacle of the valley below quite exhilarating and definitely memorable.
After all that excitement, why not book into a Bed and Breakfast place or try one of the heritage accommodation properties for that touch of elegant country life.
Camping in Western Australia”s natural areas is a special experience. Selected campgrounds from across the state are now bookable online for a trial period.