Only 60 to 120 minutes from Perth, experience something different from the city. Enjoy small town beauty that takes you out of this world. Do call the operators in advance to confirm opening hours as timings may change throughout the year. recommended by Boshack Outback
Lot 513 Timberden Drive, Toodyay WA 6566
Tel: (08) 9574 5419 / +61 (8) 9574 5419
Esslemont Estate is a privately owned business by John and Margaret Esslemont who established the Estate’s Olive Grove in the year 2000. At the time, 1800 olive trees were planted.
In the passing years, the olive trees have thrived in the Australian climate, and produce a healthy, regular yield.
Today, the olive grove has been developed into an organic olive grove certified through NASAA.
Esslemont Estate is a proudly West Australian owned and operated family business, and we pride ourselves on the level of care and attention to detail that goes into the olive oil making process.
Pitwillow’s Alpaca Stuff
122A Stirling Terrace, Toodyay WA 6566
Tel: (08) 9574 2328 / +61 (8) 9574 2328
Pitwillow Alpacas have now opened an Alpaca knitwear store in the nearby town of Toodyay where selected garments made from the fibre of these unique animals is available all year. Pitwillow Alpacas also have available a range of locally produced gift wear and of course the fabulous alpaca teddy bears.
Old Newcastle Gaol
Clinton Street, Toodyay WA 6566
Tel: (08) 9574 2435 / +61 (8) 9574 2435
Constructed using convict labour in the 1860s, the old Gaol is a stone and mortar building built in response to the repeated escapes made from the town’s old lock-up by Moondyne Joe (Joseph Bolitho Johns), Western Australia’s best known bushranger.
Visit the Newcastle Gaol Museum including Courtroom, Prison Cells, and Police Stables to discover a greater understanding of the nature of European Settlement of the region.
Corner of Stirling Terrace and Piesse Street, Toodyay WA 6566
Tel: (08) 9574 2435 / +61 (8) 9574 2435
The triple-storey and brick mill was constructed around 1870 and was owned by land owner and businessman Daniel Connor from this time until 1898. The building operated as a steam-powered flour mill for around 50 years before being converted to a power house in the 1920s.
Today, this museum displays working historic machinery and an interpretative display of the mill’s operations and life.
Toodyay Visitor Centre
7 Piesse Street, Toodyay WA 6566
Tel: (08) 9574 2435 / +61 (8) 9574 2435
Learning about Toodyay is easy at the Visitor Centre as they stock a huge range of brochures covering not only Toodyay – but the Avon Valley and Wheatbelt. Their local staff have many combined years of experience in Toodyay and are always passionate about passing on their knowledge.
The Centre is famous for providing local products as well as maps, souvenirs, information on local flora and fauna, picture books, history books, guides and information brochures.
Free Range Emu Farm
680 Clackline Road, Toodyay WA 6566
Ph: (08) 9574 1415 / +61 (8) 9574 1415
The Free Rangle Emu Farm is situated 10km from Toodyay on the Clackline Road. Visitors will be able to view adult emus, nests and chicks in their enclosed but natural bush setting, the incubation and hatching process in season. People throughout the world agree that this pure emu oil is invaluable as a natural anti-inflammatory, a pain killer and an antiseptic. Emu oil has been registered as a therapeutic treatment/oil which can be used for massaging, moisturising, and soothing muscles, skin and joints.
The emu shop offers products, such as leather garments, carved and non-craved eggs, therapeutic oils, cosmetics, soap, feathers and emu meat. Ice-creams, cool drinks, tea and coffee are also available. Inside and outside tables and chairs, barbecues and toilet facilities are available.
Golden Grove Orchard
1378 Chittering Road, Lower Chittering WA 6084
Tel: (08) 9571 8074 / +61 (8) 9571 8074
Golden Grove Orchard is situated amidst the undulating hills of the Chittering Valley, where high quality citrus is grown. It consists of over 13,000 trees, containing three varieties of Summer oranges. Other citrus varieties include Lemons, Limes, Grapefruit and the most popular crop Mandarins (several varieties). Fruit and juice tastings are available. Devonshire Teas (tea or coffee with scones, cream and jam) and other snacks are provided in the old restored packing shed on weekends from April to November.
Their mission is to provide a place where people can enjoy the scenic surroundings, pick their own fruit if willing or just purchase the high quality fruit we produce, free from chemicals, safe and nutritious to enhance human health, conform with nature and protect the environment.
Stringybark Winery and Restaurant
2060 Chittering Road, Lower Chittering WA 6084
Phone: (08) 9571 8069 / +61 (8) 9571 8069
Stringybark Winery, Restaurant and Function Centre offers a unique combination of wonderful food and award winning regional wines located amongst the vines and surrounded by natural bush and local birdlife. The location is truly special and particularly comes alive during spring with magnificent wildflower displays.
Western Range Wines
1995 Chittering Road, Lower Chittering WA 6084
Tel: (08) 9571 8800 / +61 (8) 9571 8800
Western Range Wines was initially established in 1998 by a small group of local grape growers in the area with a common vision to create quality wines and prove that the area should be considered a serious wine-producing region.
The wines are gaining much recognition for the Perth Hills region with a string of awards and accolades. The winery holds NASAA/IFOAM certification for the production of organic wines to fill a growing niche in Europe as well as Australia.
287 Chittering Valley Road, Lower Chittering WA 6084
Phone: (08) 9571 8001 / (08) 9271 4431 / +61 (8) 9571 8001 / +61 (8) 9271 4431
Kyotmunga Estate is located on an elevated site overlooking the Brockman River and the Avon Valley National Park and offers one of the most spectacular views in the Chittering Valley. It is also adjacent to the Kyotmunga walk trail.
The owners operate the cellar door and offer customers a unique experience as they are happy to discuss the process of grape growing and wine production. Not only can they provide you with that little extra attention, customers can also sample Kyotmunga’s own extra virgin olive oil, dukkah and olives and share in the secrets of their special olive picking recipe.
White Dog Farm Fine Wines
2035 Chittering Road, Lower Chittering WA 6084
Tel: (08) 9571 8880 / +61 (8) 9571 8880
Set amongst 42 acres of native trees, working vineyard and olive grove, the farm was named in honour of our long time faithful companion and friend of 15 years. Our new “white dog” is black and on rare occasions can be seen greeting visitors at the cellar door or lounging patiently for a never ending pat.
Take a casual walk through the cabernet and merlot vines or olive grove, visit the cellar door for a taste of the estate grown wines, hop on a mountain bike and explore a country road, unwind in a spa and enjoy a meal or wine tasting at the neighbouring restaurant and wineries.
Kyotmunga Walk Trail
The Kyotmunga walk trail is located adjacent to Kyotmunga Estate. Each year on the last Sunday in July, the Kyotmunga Walk takes place.
The walk trail can be accessed via Yozzi Road (off Chittering Valley Road) and parking is available. The trail leads to the Avon Valley National Park, which contains an abundance of natural flora and fauna. The trail meanders through an orange orchard (walkers please avoid damaging surrounding private property) through to the Avon Valley National Park. Walkers can follow the trail through the National Park for as long as they are able, or they can continue on to finish at Peace Be Still on Chittering Road. Wendy Gellard from Peace Be Still conducts guided walks on the last Sunday of the month from May through September. Wendy can be contacted at (08) 9571 8108 / +61 (8) 9571 8108.
Address: 37 Briar Lane, Bindoon WA 6502
Phone: (08) 9576 1417 / +61 (8) 9576 1417
Set in the verdant hills of Bindoon in the Darling Ranges, Briery Estate produces a variety of excellent classic and new style wines. The red wines they produce are rich and plummy whilst the whites tend to be luscious and aromatic.
Briery Estate have a licensed area for picnics, and an on-site gas fired barbeque, which is freely available. Instead of just tasting our wines and taking away sealed bottles, they are able to offer you open bottles of choice wines that can be enjoyed over a BYO lunch. Whilst enjoying a taste of wine, you are able to experience the beautiful views and capture the ambience of the valley below.
West Coast Honey
172 Gingin Brook Road, Gingin WA 6503
Tel: (08) 9575 1250 / +61 (8) 9575 1250
Situated in rural surroundings amongst Banksia trees and Flooded Gums, you will find the home of West Coast Honey, “Heaven from a Hive”.In this unique setting you will be welcomed by three generations of beekeepers and experience the beauty and wonder of honey extraction at its best. View our observation hive, watch and listen to honeybees at work or watch honey being extracted during seasonal times. Taste the many different varieties of our natural unfiltered eucalypt honey collected from our States National Forests and Conservation Reserves.
Warm home made Devonshire scones and freshly brewed coffee and tea are available on your arrival. Then tempt yourself with our honey ice-cream oozing with their free range west coast honey.