to do

There's so much to see and do in Toodyay, you'll have an abundance of choices. From cafes and wineries, pubs and the bakery, your taste buds will be satisfied.

There are unique experiences you won't get elsewhere, like the Coca Cola Shop and Christmas 360, a north-pole wonderland that will tickle your inner child.

In the town centre, you'll find the Freemasons Hotel, Toodyay Tavern, Victoria Hotel, Toodyay Bakery, and other boutique cafes and restaurants.

If you're a lover of food and wine, check out Alicia Estate, Avonbrook Wines, Coorjinja Winery, York Wines or Briery Estate, or visit Esslemont Estate for certified organic olive oil products. For local wildlife, you'll see plenty at the Emu Farm or Roos at Sue's. For maps and walking trails, visit the Toodyay Visitor Centre for maps & more info.

If you want to explore with the kids, Duidgee park is only a short drive from the cottage where you'll find a large playground, skate park, and barbecue facilities. It's also home to the Toodyay Miniature Railway, a unique activity for the whole family. For an adventure packed activity, we highly recommend Hoddywell Archery Park.

For arts and craft, pop into Courtyard Antiques & Collectables for a wide selection of antiques, collectables, art & craft and jewellery, or check out Earth Sculptures Pottery for original sculptured garden art. You can also view a range of art at Sommerville Gallery or Margot Watkins (by appointment only).

If history is more your thing, we recommend visiting Newcastle Gaol, constructed in the 1860s, or Connor's Mill, a museum displaying working historic machinery and an interpretative display of the mill's operations and life.

Top Must Do's

hoddywell archery Park
(08) 9574 2410

Located on 50 acres of natural bushland, Hoddywell Archery Park is a family-friendly archery public archery catering for all ages. Have a go with a bow in a fun, safe, friendly and welcoming environment

Toodyay Emu Farm
(08) 9574 1415

The oldest emu farm in the world offering emu farm tours and shop and shop.

toodyay bakery
(08) 9574 2617

Open 7 days a week 7am to 3pm, Toodyay Bakery provides fresh artisan baked bread, pasties and cakes and has won awards for their gourmet pies, sausage rolls and breads.

The Toodyay Miniature Railway was opened in 1996 and is owned by a local hobby club. Trains run for approx. 8-9 minutes on the 1.1 km long track, every 1st & third Sunday (from April to November) and Wednesdays in the school holidays. Fares are $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children.

bilya river walk

The Bilya Walk Track follows the Avon River for 6.5 kilometres from the Toodyay Caravan Park (near Duidgee Park, just outside of the Toodyay town centre) to Nardie Cemetery. It tracks along side the river behind town out to secluded bush land and features The Bird Hide, and Millard's Pool. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon of relaxation, or go picnicking by the river.

windward balloon adventures
(08) 9621 2000

For the ultimate adventure, Windward Balloon Adventures offers an enchanting experience of a deluxe sunrise balloon flight over the picturesque Avon Valley from early April until late November. Drifting over the valley for up to an hour allows you plenty of time to take in the panoramic views of this rural landscape with its rolling hills, lush green fields and meandering streams.
After disembarking, its all hands on deck as you discover the art of repacking the balloon before being taken to the Rivers Edge Cafe to celebrate your experience in style with a sumptuous breakfast.

Our cottage is open for you to collect special memories as we have done over the years.

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