Day Trip to Toodyay WA

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Take a day trip to Toodyay WA today.

Toodyay is full of interesting places to visit and experience and is only an hour from Perth. There are many secret spots that you should not miss while you visit. There are a couple of caravan parks, lots of B &B places, self-contained accommodation, restaurants, and a great local pub that does excellent traditional pub grub.

Perth to Toodyay day trip in Spring

Toodyay, known as Newcastle between 1860 and 1910, is a town on the Avon River in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 85 kilometres north-east of Perth on Ballardong Noongar land. The first European settlement occurred in the area in 1836.

The Newcastle Gaol Museum

Day Trip to Toodyay WA

During the Perth to Toodyay day trip in Spring visit the prison museum on Clinton Street in Toodyay, Western Australia, founded in 1962. The museum records the history of the serial escapee Moondyne Joe and his imprisonment in the “native cell”.

Connor’s Mill Toodyay

Day Trip to Toodyay WA

Connor’s Mill is a steam driven flour mill located on Stirling Terrace in Toodyay, Western Australia. The mill is still operational; the Shire of Toodyay protected the then dilapidated building in 1975 and established the Toodyay Tourist Centre. It is now one of the town’s main tourist attractions.

Duidgee Park

It is a great train park with a playground, bbq facilities,  skate park and toilets on the Avon river edge. The trains offer affordable rides for adults too.

Toodyay Miniature Trains

Toodyay miniature trains is a museum run by a team of volunteers and make it a point to visit it during the Perth to Toodyay day trip in Spring.

Pelham Lookout and Reserve

You can and smell the wild flowers which are blooming during your Perth to Toodyay day trip in Spring. Don’t forget to checkout the lookout point for beautiful views. It is open 24 hours.

The Newcastle Police Stables 

Located on Clinton Street in Toodyay, Western Australia it was  constructed in 1891 and replaced the original timber stables erected on this site in 1860, which were destroyed by fire. In 1970 the stables were classified by the National Trust and included on the permanent Register of the National Estate in 1978 as part of the Newcastle Gaol, Lock-up and Stables Group.

How to get there

Toodyay is located in Avon Valley and is accessible by road or train. It’s a farming town which also depends on tourism. The town has a good tourist information center, where you can find accommodation. On your Day trip to Toodyay WA, the helpful staff can also direct you to the best things to do and enjoy on your visit.

Many places to experience

There are several heritage buildings, walking trails that that will lead you to unforgettable scenery. There are many restaurants and cafes and an IGA store to stock with quality food or pick up your snacks.

Great place to visit

Toodyay is ideal for a day trip from Perth or a long weekend. It is also close to historic towns such as York and Northam. There is a benedictine community at New Norcia and it’s well worth a visit.

Newcastle Gaol Museum

This is also referred to as the Old Newcastle Gaol Museum. It is a stone building that was constructed way back in 1862.

Coorinja Vineyard

This was established in 1870 and is Australia’s oldest winery. It is 6 kilometers from Toodyay. Coorinja is a native name with the meaning of ‘Place of the Seven Springs’. It consists of numerous artifacts that interesting and are a part of winemaking history.

The Space Place Observatory

The Space Place Observatory is located in the scenic town of Julimar not far from Toodyay. You can observe the clear night sky and gaze at the wonder that lies in space. The observatory does not have a dome and is placed outside under the night sky.

Stay longer in Toodyay

Toodyay Caravan Park


Situated on the banks of the Avon River and walking distance from town, this is the perfect location for a relaxing stay while exploring historic Toodyay.

Whether you are camping, caravanning, staying in one of our cabins or the deluxe strawbale chalet, your stay is sure to be a memorable one. We have full modern facilities, playground, free BBQs and swimming pool. We offer open firepits to sit around in season.

Pets are welcome on a leash

122 Railway Road, Toodyay

9574 2612

Toodyay Holiday Park & Chalets


“Just like a national park with modern facilities”

Escape to 25 acres of natural bush land, bush camping at its best, where at different times of the year the wild life and wildflowers are in abundance.

In season you can sit around the camp fire, relax and unwind, gaze up at the stars and toast marshmallows – all whilst staying on a large powered or un-powered site or stay in our self-contained chalets with log fires.

Pets are welcome on a leash

188 Racecourse Road, Toodyay

9574 2534

Toodyay Bed and breakfast

There are some real experiences to be had with excellent service.

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Amber Spring Gardens


Just 11km from Toodyay, Amber Spring Gardens offer spacious modern accommodation taking in stunning views of valleys, undulating hills and gardens.

Two self contained cottages sleep up to six people with wood fires.

Friendly farm animals to feed, giant games, large garden maze and bush walks.

270 Harders Chitty Road, Toodyay

0409 181 404 / 9574 5540

Hoody well Archery Park

This is Australia’s Public Archery Park that is located in the Natural bushland. It’s a dedicated public archery facility & WA’s favorite archery destination. Located on 50 acres in the picturesque Avon Valley near Toodyay, this venue provides great recreational entertainment for all ages young and old.

Connor’s Mill

Connor’s Mill was constructed in 1870 by George Henry Hansell. It is located on Stirling Terrance and is a steam-driven flour mill. It was also used to generate electricity in the early 17th century.

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