Wildflowers and history on display
The Shire of Toodyay, just a short trip from Perth in Western Australia, is making its mark as a tourism destination.
Just a short 85km drive east from Perth’s CBD, you will discover Toodyay. The name is derived from the local aboriginal word ‘Duidgee’ meaning ‘Place of Plenty’ and the area proudly lives up to that name. Visitors can enjoy wildflowers, heritage trails and attractions or leisurely drives though the countryside.
For the benefit of visitors, operators and local residents, the Toodyay Visitor Centre and Shire of Toodyay have established a modern Information Bay, situated on Stirling Terrace. This showcases Toodyay’s rich history, historical attractions, quality accommodation, businesses, services, and a large selection of things to do and see.
Toodyay also networks with Avon Tourism promoting the Avon Valley Region in Western Australia (encompassing Beverley, Chittering, Goomalling, Northam, Toodyay, Victoria Plains and York) and works closely with neighbouring towns to provide visitors with the best experience possible.
In June 2017 the Toodyay Visitor Centre received accreditation from the Tourism Council of Western Australia, certifying that they have successfully completed all requirements to satisfy State and National Tourism Association standards.
Toodyay is a popular destination for visitors to experience rolling green hills and wildflowers in the spring, rich history and the relaxed country lifestyle.
Toodyay hosts a variety of events and festivals, including the Moondyne Festival, Fibre Festival, International Food Festival and Family Fun Day, and the Avon Descent.
Toodyay has numerous parks, reserves and plenty of walk trails including the Bilya Walk Track along the banks of the Avon River.
A Tourism Strategy is currently being developed to strengthen the profile of Toodyay throughout WA and Australia.