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When Ensign Robert Dale first traversed the Darling
Ranges in 1830 and came across the rolling hills and
fertile dales of the Avon Valley, he knew he’d found a
special place. And it is just as special today. With rich
farmlands, thick forests and historic buildings nestled
around an iconic WA river, the Avon, this region offers
the very best of WA country living.Starting just over an
hour’s drive from the centre of Perth, Avon Valley
offers a taste of WA rural life with warm hospitality,
often in historic homes and beautiful country gardens.
Experience fine food and gorgeous views across
paddocks of golden canola, green clover or purple
Paterson’s curse – poisonous but very picturesque.
Home of the famous Avon Descent, the river is perfect
for a leisurely paddle and its banks are wonderful
picnic sites, and offer spots for fishing and exploring.
While there is plenty for the traveller to see and do, the
great attraction of the Avon is that it is an area of
working farms and its towns still very much service
the local community. With misty hills dotted with old
stone woolsheds and grand country mansions, it is a
beautiful region to explore in winter. You should kick
back and enjoy a crackling log fire with a glass of
something equally warming in hand.
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