Toodyay Events

Toodyay is located in the picturesque Avon Valley region, only 80 kilometres north-east of Perth and 38 kilometres from Boshack Outback. Toodyay is rich in history with the main street lined with heritage listed buildings and the Avon river flows through the town.

There are many tourist attractions in town. Munch on an award-winning pie at the Toodyay bakery, sip on a cola spider at the cola cafe, stock up on Christmas supplies all year round or step back in time and explore the Newcastle Goal and Connor’s Mill Museum.

There are many events held in Toodyay and the town comes to life during this period.

Moondyne Festival

Experience days gone by at the Moondyne Festival in May. Moondyne Joe is a legendary bushranger and the town re-enacts many of his escapes throughout the town. It is a free festival and everyone is encouraged to dress up in pioneer costume!

Fibre Festival

Held in June is the Fibre Festival celebrating all natural fibre incorporating animal, earth, and plant. Keeping old traditions and crafts alive and also exploring new ideas. There may even be a bit of street theatre thrown in!

Toodyay International Food Festival

Whilst enjoying watching the thrills and spills of the Avon Descent you can tempt your taste buds at the Toodyay International Food Festival.  There is a range of cuisine, boutique beer and plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Toodyay Picnic Races

September is the time to get frocked up for the Toodyay Picnic Races. Place a bet on a few horses and listen to live music.

Vino Art Exhibition

Admire art exhibits from some of the locals at Coorinja Winery.  The Vino Art Exhibition is a fun day out held in September and admission is free!

Toodyay Agricultural Show

In October local businesses and producers exhibit their home produce, show their animals and local artists put their creations on display. A great atmosphere, plenty of entertainment for the whole family and the event is finished by fireworks!

Farmers Markets

Held every month the Farmers Markets is a great way to sample regional products and support sustainable living.

These are just some of the most popular festivals held in Toodyay and there is always something happening around the town. Why not take a drive in the country and explore Toodyay for yourself?

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Perth Day Tours

Perth Day Tours

A Day tour is a great way to experience the real Australian culture and Perth tourist attractions and this unique Day Tour from Perth, Western Australia would be one of the most popular. Check out Trip advisor search ‘Boshack’.

Boshack Eco Adventure Day tour, departs Perth, Western Australia at 8 am heading to Boshack Eco Farm for lots of farm fun and outback adventure. Read more

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Perth Beaches

Perth Beaches

Western Australia has to have some of Australia’s best beaches and we are lucky enough that Perth is home to some of these spectacular beaches. There are so many things to do in Perth with our beaches being a highlight. When visiting Perth we suggest that you step foot on these 4 beaches. Read more

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Nature Eco Stay

Nature, tranquility, relaxation, meditation, farm activities, trailer rides, freshwater crayfish , Dreamtime all adds up for the positive feedback that we get from Trip Advisor visitor comments.

We are all asking for some downtime and 5 star luxury doesnt always give it. We originated from Nature environment and from the comments we get it seems so important that we still experience this nature environment to keep our lives on a normal plateau.

Boshack simplicity in building a lifestyle endeavoring to depict our early settlers and whilst they didnt have a lot perhaps they had everything as we now experience a similar lifestyle.

Small periods of living off the land and what it can produce makes one feel so good without the preservatives and all the sugary enticing niceties.

The isolation gives the feeling of tranquility to the point thaq different levels of meditation are reached by being just in the environment, we are told. One of the best comradeship experiences came from a popular shoe Company group from Malaysia, was when the group huddled around the fire near the water, drinking champagne, under the stars.

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2013 Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent

2013 Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent

The world’s greatest white water event—2013 Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent is happening between 2 and 4 August 2013. This is one of Western Australia’s biggest sporting event that attracts competitors and visitors from all over Australia and overseas.

Follow the race from Northam to Bayswater along the Avon and Swan Rivers. You can enjoy entertainment, food and other family fun events in Northam, Toodyay, Guildford. Belmond and Bayswater. Read more

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Wildflowers Abound in Toodyay, Western Australia

Wildflowers Abound

Only an hours drive out of Perth you can experience the vibrant colours and smells of spring. Take a drive and “Smell” Spring in Toodyay.

The flowers abound in their magnificent colours, shapes, sizes and textures to delight. Walking down Stirling Terrace the smell of lavender permeates the air, the roses are flowering, the air is fresh and exhilarating as the mist lifts from the hills for the day.

The surrounding countryside bursts with the colours of spring, in all varieties of wildflowers, and a vast array of animals and insects. Pick up a Wildflower map from the Toodyay Visitor Centre and set off to delight your senses with this wonderful time of the year.

The Wildflower season varies depending on the start of the Winter rainfall so it is advisable to check with the Staff of the Toodyay Visitor Centre for an update on the wildflowers in this area.

What:Wildflowers Abound
Where: Toodyay
When: 1st September to 10th November 2010
Cost: Free!

For more information:
n : Toodyay Visitor Centre
p : (08) 9574 2435
w : http://www.avonvalleywa.com.au/

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Toodyay Agricultural Show 2010

Toodyay Agricultural Show 2010The Toodyay Agricultural Show offers a forum for local businesses and producers to exhibit, display and participate in different arenas, eg. cattle, sheep, goats, home produce and many more.

The Show displays unique exhibits by local artists and crafters and has an extensive entertainment programme. Experience a country show and enjoy the entertainment, displays and exhibitions. A special fireworks display ends a great day out for the whole family.

It’s this Saturday, so head on down to Toodyay and support businesses and artists!

What: Toodyay Agricultural Show
Where: Toodyay Showgrounds
When: 9 October 2010 (Saturday)

For more information:
p : (08) 9574 2465
e : SecretaryTAS@bordernet.com.au

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Toodyay Festival of Food 2010

Toodyay Festival of FoodAs Toodyay’s Festival of Food moves into its sixth year, there are promises of delectable delights from around the world. There will be cooking demonstrations from Reality TV Chef Kate Rodriguez and free entertainment for everyone. The Toodyay Festival of Food is held in conjunction with the 2010 Avon Descent Family Fun Day.

Where: Duidgee Park (on the banks of the Avon River)
When: 7 August 2010 (Saturday)

For more information, visit the Shire of Toodyay’s website at www.toodyay.wa.gov.au or call Tammy Wayne-Elliot on 9574 2258.

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Triple Celebration at Toodyay

Toodyay had a triple celebration last month with the relaunch of the Shire Library, Connor’s Mill and Newcastle Gaol.

The Minister of Moore attended the functions to officially launch the buildings, which have undergone unique transformations for the benefit of community members and visitors to the Town.

Changes –

  • Toodyay Public Library: RFID checkout technology, increased Internet facilities, plasma displays and interior enchancements
  • Connor’s Mill: Upper floor opened, new displays featuring Agriculture theme, external lighting to enhance night beauty
  • Newcastle Gaol: Elimination of dampness on walls, historic work equipment installed outside of building, upgraded displays and new temporary exhibition area

Also worth noting is the return of the “Crime and Punishment” – one of Newcastle Gaol’s well-known exhibitions. It features the chance to become convicts for a day – experience rules, mock punishments and wear convict uniform of the 1850s. The exhibition focuses on the life of convicts in the Shire, as well as some of Toodyay’s notorious criminals. A great experience for students. The exhibition will run from 15 April to 15 June 2010. Call the Gaol for details at 9574 2435.

Be sure to check them out if you’re in the area.

Toodyay Public Library – 96 Stirling Terrace
Connor’s Mill – corner Stirling Terrace and Harper Road
Newcastle Gaol – Clinton Street

Information and pictures published here is with courtesy of the Shire of Toodyay.