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Outdoor concerts, art exhibitions and vintage festivals – in summer,
the Avon Valley hosts regular celebrations, as well as having a few
surprises up its sleeve.
Old Newcastle Gaol
Get a feel of life behind bars at the Old
Newcastle Gaol, where WA’s most famous
bushranger, Moondyne Joe, spent time
confined. With information about its local
military, convicts, Indigenous folks and that
infamous prisoner, along with cells, kitchen,
storeroom, constable’s quarters and an exercise
yard, the gaol tells the tale of a provincial lock
up and those incarcerated there.
Take a tour
Take advantage of local knowledge on
a guided walk around the Avon River on
a ’Bilya Biddi’ tour, soaking up the river’s
natural beauty and Indigenous history, or
a tour of Northam’s numerous historical
buildings. Both walking tours commence
in March and take an hour and a half.
See historical agricultural machinery, a
blacksmith’s shop and an 1850s homestead
museum within the rural landscape of Beverley.
Hike through surrounding bushland and see if
you can spy a resident roo or emu.
Sample the local grape flavours at one of the
Avon Valley’s wineries. For purists, try a tasting
at York Wines who produce a variety of reds
OPERA ON THE
Surround yourself with
the dulcet tones of
opera as singers and
a pianist from the WA
Opera Company take
to the stage.
AFL NAB CUP
Northam will play host
to a NAB cup clash
between the Fremantle
Dockers and the
March 9, Jubilee Oval.
With three categories,
there is an event for
everyone. Push yourself
with a 400-metre swim,
an 11-kilometre bike
ride and four-kilometre
run, or take the novice
event. There is also a
IN THE PARK
You can’t beat an
outside concert on a
warm balmy night. Pack
a picnic and kick up
your heels under the
stars with live music at
Northam’s free Summer
Concert in the Park. Drinks
and snacks provided.
March 23, Bernard Park.
BAKERS HILL FAIR
FUN & CAR DAY
A family day out with
vintage cars, market stalls
and free rides for the kids.
March 24, Bakers Hill.
Artists from all over
WA will showcase their
work at one of WA’s best
regional artist displays.
There will be around 300
pieces of art including oil
and acrylic paintings, dry
media, mixed media and
March 28-April 1,
Beverley Town Hall.
It’s all things retro here
with vintage vehicles,
cycles, and historical
displays along with
and arts and crafts
on offer. There’s even a
vintage den. Be entertained
by swing dancers, taste
some wine, and relish in the
class of yesteryear.
March 30-April 1, Northam
free from preservatives and additives (during
the summer months, you will need to make an
appointment for tastings).
York’s vintage cars
Car enthusiasts can lose themslves amongst
one of the finest private collections of veteran,
vintage, classic and racing cars in the country.
With three main display halls and an external
courtyard, a collection of historical posters,
photographs and memorabilia, this extensive
collection truly is a labour of love.
Candyphiles can get their vintage lolly fix at
Penny Farthing Sweets on York’s Avon Terrace.
With everything from lemon sherbets to all-day
gob-smacker suckers, sweet tooths will be in
Framed by the Julimar Forest, take a road trip
and cruise down the peaceful strip made up
of wineries, pottery studios and retreats. There
are also plenty of walking and cycling trails, and
picnic spots as well.
Penny Farthing Sweets
(Photography Avon Tourism Inc).
York Motor Museum
(Photography Tourism WA).
(Photography Avon Tourism Inc.)
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