There are a large number of self walk/drive tours throughout the Avon Valley from wildflower and bird watching to wine trails and ghost town tours. For guided Northam Town tours please click here to book now.
For your safety when bush walking we recommend you wear suitable shoes and clothing, take a hat and sun protection, take plenty of water with you, tell someone where you are going, and when you will return.
Please also consider the environment by taking all your rubbish away with you, not wandering away from the designated track, not picking wildflowers or native flora (this is an offence) and not lighting fires, unless in an area designated for that purpose.
Please click on a link below to download your copy of your preferred walk/drive.
Chittering-Blackboy Ridge: Chittering Road (opposite property 3232) - a 1.5km walk to a lookout with stunning views, picnic area and toilets at the trailhead.
Chittering-Carty Reserve: Great Northern Hwy, 8km South of Bindoon - a 600m return walk through recently rehabilitated land.
Chittering-Lake Needonga Trail: Edmonds Place to Clune Road, Bindoon - a 600m lakeside walk... if you park at the Bakehaus you can make it 1200m return.
Chittering-Stonehouse Trail: Clune Road (off Gray Road), Bindoon - a 2km lakeside walk... 4km return. Facilities at Clune Park.
Chittering-Spoonbill Lake: off Hart Drive, Upper Chittering - pleasant picnic area and wide 1,600m return walk along the lake.
Chittering-Wannamal Heritage Trail: Rest Area, Bindoon-Moora Road, a 75 minute loop walk, highlighting historical sites.
Toodyay-Bilya Walk Track Duidgee Park, Toodyay The Bilya Walk Track follows the Avon river for 5.6km from Duigee Park to Nardie Cemetery. The Bird Hide, situated at Red Banks Pool, Lloyd Reserve, attracts many bird lovers and passers-by.
Chittering-Peace Be Still: 1324 Chittering Valley Road - a number of trails, Avon Valley Walk Trail (7.1km), Valley Views (9.6km), Out & Back (6.5km) plus many more.
Chittering-Kyotmunga Trail: starting from Yozzi Road, off Chittering Road. 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.
Chittering-Camino Salvado Pilgrim Trail: starting from Salvado Road in Subiaco, where St Joseph's Church is found, to New Norcia. The trail is approximately 145kms long and travels through the City’s financial district, past places of historical interest and out of the metropolitan area via the beautiful Swan river foreshore. It travels via Bells rapids, where the white water Avon descent passes and into Walyunga National Park, a place of spiritual significance for the Noongyar People. Day three of the walk takes the walkers through the Chittering Valley via Shady Hills View, and the walkers stay overnight in the region. On day four the walkers head into Bindoon and again stay overnight in the region. On days five and six the walkers leave Bindoon and walk towards New Norcia. If you would like to find out more information about the Pilgrim Trail and to register for either one or both of the annual events, please visit Camino Salvado.
Chittering-Bindoon Moora Road, Wannamal -31.16455, 116.05820 Toilet, picnic and camping facilities.
Chittering-Spoonbill Lake Hart Drive -31.42226, 116.07758 Lakeside walk trail with picnic facilities.
Chittering-Sussex Bend Sussex Bend, Lower Chittering -31.52924, 116.05717 BBQ, shady tables and a modern playground area.
Chittering-The Village Green 23 Chittering Valley Road, Lower Chittering -31.57051, 116.10239 Toilets, a BBQ, shady table and a playground plus oval.
Chittering-Aquila Reserve Hart Drive, Upper Chittering -31.42178, 116.07615 Modern playground area with surrounding walk trails.
Chittering-Blackboy Ridge Opposite 3232 Chittering Road, Chittering -31.48178, 116.11309 Picnic area with toilets and walk trail.
Chittering-Brockman Historical Precinct Cnr Tea Tree Rd and Great Northern Hwy, Bindoon -31.41630, 116.09399 Picnic area in the Brockman Historical Precinct which houses Bindoon Arts & Crafts and the Bindoon Museum along with being the site of the Old Roads Board Building.
Chittering-Carty Reserve Walk Great Northern Hwy, Chittering -31.44107, 116.071056 Roadside picnic area with walk trail.
Chittering-Clune Park Cnr Gray Road and Great Northern Hwy, Bindoon -31.38188, 116.09416 Toilets, BBQ's, play area, skate park, gazebo and shady tables. It is the trailhead for the Bindoon Townsite Heritage Walk and connects the Lake Needoonga Walk with the Stonehouse Walk.
Chittering-John Glenn Park Muchea South Road, Muchea -31.57868, 115.97411 Toilets, BBQ's, gazebo, shady tables, playground, skate park and BMX track.
York-Gwambygine Park Gt Southern Hwy, heading towards Beverley One of the few remaining permanent pools of the Avon River, just 11 kms south of York. A boardwalk and viewing tower will take you right to the river-pool and close to nature without disturbing the environment.
York-Mount Brown Lookout Pioneer Drive Mount Brown, which is 342m above sea level, is within five minutes of the York town site. Mt Brown provides a beautiful 360 degree panoramic view of York and its surrounds. It is also a wonderful setting for a picnic and barbecue.
Goomalling-War Memorial Park On the main street, Railway Tce, of Goomalling so there is plenty of parking, clean and modern public toilets. There is an electric BBQ, two gazebos with tables and chairs, a huge shady gum tree with wrap around seating, paved area surrounded by garden beds and turf.
Goomalling-Oak Park Picnic Area Oak Park picnic area 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Goomalling, Oak Park has a wood BBQ, covered table and chairs, plenty of parking and a long drop toilet. There is a walk trail through Oak Park so you can see the wetlands, bushland and gnamma holes.
Goomalling-Mortlock River Located 10km south of Goomalling on the Toodyay Rd, the Mortlock River picnic area has plenty of parking, a long drop toilet and the car park is only a short walk to the river.
Goomalling-Gabby Quoi Quoi lookout Admire the native revegetation work carried out by the farming families of the Gabby Quoi Quoi catchment in this area while you enjoy your picnic.
Goomalling-Recreation Ground There are two shady playgrounds for the kids, one with two shaded tables and chairs for picnics. The public toilets are only a few minutes’ walk away on Railway Tce, or if you come on a day where sport is being played, all the amenities in the sports pavilion will be open, including some lovely country catering.
Goomalling-Lions Park The Lions Park is in the Goomalling Museum precinct so you can check out the old and rare machinery display and old bus while you’re picnicking there. Located next to the Goomalling War Memorial Swimming Pool, the park has a picnic table but no public toilet facilities. If you go when the pool is open you can use the toilets, other amenities and kiosk at the pool for a very small entrance fee.
Victoria Plains-Progress Park Yulgering Road, Calingiri Playground with shade, undercover BBQ facilities and lush green lawn.
Victoria Plains-Bolgart Community Park Emmanuel Street, Bolgart Recently refurbished park, with facilities to suit everyone, including a BBQ, undercover picnic tables, fully shaded playground, skate ramp, basketball ring and cricket practice wickets. The Tractor Shed display of local farm artefacts adjoins the park,
Toodyay-Avon Valley National Park Quarry Road, Morangup Camping, Picnic, Walk Trails and more.
Toodyay-Newcastle Park 100 Stirling St Toodyay Newcastle Park contains a unique stone monument of Charlotte Davies, the first white female to set foot on the soil of the Swan River Colony. The park offers a children's playground. The footbridge across the Avon River is still the main access for the local children to their school. This is also a good viewing point for the 'Avon Descent', the white water rafting event held each year.