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Information Centres in Avon Valley Region


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Beverley Information Centre

The heritage wheatbelt town of Beverley is 130 kilometres east of Perth on the Avon River. Founded in 1838, Beverley is one of Western Australia's oldest settlements.

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Beverley is a vibrant rural community with a population of 1700. Located in the western central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, Beverley is less than 140km east of Perth. The Shire is home of a highly productive broad acre farming industry with a smaller diversified agricultural base, such as perennial horticulture, also finding a home here.

First permanently settled by Europeans in the second half of the 19th Century, Beverley has a long and proud history. This pride prevails today as one of only a few rural communities in the state that is growing.

Located on the banks of the famous Avon River, the town of Beverley is an attractive place to visit and live in. All services and facilities expected of a progressive community are available, including high quality educational and medical establishments.

Beverley is a quiet agricultural town with a proud history - for visitors it is a chance to experience life in a heritage country town. Stroll down the main street and admire the variety of architectural styles. Go for a flight in a glider or try out the golf course and take the kids to explore the banks of the Avon River. Visit the Station Gallery and meet the artist in residence, then enjoy a coffee or a beer and a good country meal!

Information Centre

Staffed by volunteers, the Information Centre offers help and advice about tourist attractions, events, accommodation, services and community contacts in the town.

Located at the Aeonautical Museum in Vincent Street

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm
Saturday: 9am-12.30pm
Sunday: 9am-4pm

Northam Visitor Centre

The Northam Visitor Centre is your one stop shop for all things Northam. Call in for info on things to see and do, a fantastic art gallery, gifts and souvenirs, and a myriad of interesting displays.

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The Northam Visitor Centre, located on the banks of the river, includes free Wi-fi, an interpretive space featuring the “Sense of Place” Migrant Exhibition, Northam’s First People Exhibition, and environmental displays. Visit the Centre for advice on places to see, stay and eat while you are in the area, information on heritage sites and the places of interest that you may enjoy during your stay, a wide range of local produce and artwork, and a great selection of souvenirs and gifts to remember your time in Northam. From $12 per person you can also experience one of the Centre’s increasingly popular ‘Bilya Bidi’ Tours to soak up Northam’s rich heritage and beautiful surrounds. 

 

Open 9am-4pm 7 davs every week (excluding major public holidays)

Toodyay Visitor Centre

The Toodyay Visitor Centre is the first stop when visiting Toodyay. You will find everything you need to enjoy the heritage and scenery that makes Toodyay special.

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Tranquillity, hospitality and amazing valley views make Toodyay the ideal place to stop over, catch your breath, rest a while and establish a base from which to explore the area's wealth of attractions.

 

The town's architecture reflects it's colonial and convict past, while the many nature reserves become a blaze with colour boasting magnificent displays of wildflowers during the wildflower season.

 

Attractions include historical museums, boutique shops, local art, wineries, kangaroo and emu experiences, archery and WA’s largest Christmas shop. Toodyay has many regular events, including the monthly farmers markets, Moondyne Festival, Toodyay International Food Festival, Picnic Races, and Toodyay Ag Show.

 

Visit the Toodyay Visitor Centre to find everything you need to make your visit to Toodyay unforgettable.

York Information Centre

York is a favoured destination for sightseers and visitors to the State as it is only an hour and a half from the Perth CBD.

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If you consider yourself a dare devil and are not afraid of heights come to York for a daytrip or a weekend. We have much to offer – skydiving, paragliding, hang gliding to name just a few for those seeking adventure. For those who want just to escape the bustle of the city and relax you can do this whilst enjoying a step back in time in the historic town of York. Our town is a favoured destination for sightseers and visitors to the State as it is only an hour and a half from the Perth CBD.


Nestled on the banks of the Avon River in the gently rolling farmlands of the beautiful Avon Valley, the district offers unique insights into Western Australia's rich and colourful past, both before and following European settlement in 1831. York was the first inland settlement in Western Australia, and the town has maintained a vibrant spirit among its many Victorian and Federation buildings. An abundance of local activities and facilities make it an attractive destination and a fantastic place to live.

Lifestyle
York offers a scenic, rural lifestyle and a family orientated community. It's close enough to Perth for easy access, and only 60 minutes to Midland, but without the big city stress. Its healthy climate, excellent educational facilities and slower pace of life, coupled with affordable land and a strong community, make it a lifestyle that more and more are seeking, including retirees. There's a culture of support and participation and York is famous for its many festivals and tourist events.

York is well serviced with all essential facilities, including York District High School for students from kindergarten to Year 10. The York Community Resource Centre (TAFE / Westlink) enables access to tertiary education.
York has a Medical Service, York District Hospital, Home & Community Care Services, Pioneer Memorial Lodge, Aged Accommodation, St John’s Ambulance, Fire & Rescue, RSL, CWA, York Society and other community organisations. Many religious denominations are catered for in York.

A full programme of recreational activities takes place including at the York Recreation & Convention Centre including, netball, hockey, tennis, lawn bowls, football, basketball and cricket.

Also York has skydiving, paragliding, motorcross and a skate park.

There's a York library, swimming pool and pony club, you will find the Avon Park, Peace Park and Gwambygine Avon Ascent Recreational areas are extremely popular.

Attractions
York has an abundance of activities and attractions from the York Motor Museum, Residency Museum, Sock Factory and Skydive Express to The York Mill. York is packed with historical buildings and sites, and is a favourite tourist destination, especially 'day trippers' from Perth. There are arts and crafts to be found and excellent accommodation for longer stays. York is famous for its many festivals that cover arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, gourmet food and wine and vintage motoring events.

A walk trail network is available to give access to reserves and other parts of our attractive and unique natural environment. This is complimented by a network of flora roads.

Statistics
The Shire covers 2,010km2 and includes the suburbs and localities of Badgin, Balladong, Burges Siding, Caljie, Cold Harbour, Daliak, Flynn, Gilgering, Greenhills, Gwambygine, Inkpen, Kauring, Malebelling, Mt Hardey, Mt Observation, Narrologgan, Quellington, St Ronans, Talbot Brook, Wilberforce and York

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