"Springtime magic 1" Top 5 Page for this destination State of Western Australia Off The Beaten Path Tip by TheWanderingCamel

  They call this a weed?
by TheWanderingCamel

The Avon Valley, just 80km east of Perth, has a cluster of quaint little town and in Spring this magic blue carpet washes over the valley as far as the eye can see. Take the Great Eastern Highway out of the city, stop at Baker's Hill bakery for the best pies you've ever eaten, and head on to Northam. Stop a while by the Avon, where you will see one of only two flocks of white swans in Australia and then take the road to Toodyay. Watch out for a turnoff to the right to Katrine and detour to see the little church there surrounded by pioneer graves before moving on to Toodyay. After spending some time in this historic little town, take the Tourist Drive back towards Perth, stopping at the Coorinja winery for a taste of Hector's white port (both Hector and the port are lovely).

Website: http://www.northamtourist.com

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2005
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