Avon Valley Australia
The picturesque Avon Valley is located an hour east of Perth, a popular setting for day-trips and weekend getaways. This part of Western Australia has a rich agricultural heritage, and many museums and parks are devoted to showcasing the methods and machinery used to till the rich alluvial soil. The soil and mild conditions of Avon Valley Australia have given rise to a spectacular population of native wildflowers, a big draw for nature lovers.
York is the first inland settlement in Western Australia. Founded in 1831, the city of York has made sure its rich heritage and history are reflected in its parks, museums and architecture. Avon Terrace, York's main street, is lined with beautiful restored buildings from the Victorian era, including a post office and courthouse. In addition to annual music festivals, York is home to a motor museum with horse-drawn carriages, motorcycles and more than 200 vintage cars.
Another of Avon Valley Australia's oldest settlements, Beverley was founded in 1831. It also has a restored main street with preserved Victorian and Art Deco buildings. The Victorian Tudor train station has been converted into an art gallery. Beverley is also home to a number of museums, including the Aeronautical Museum, the Beverley Historical Society, Ferguson's Machinery Shed and the Avondale Discovery Farm. For families traveling with children, the Agricultural Museum might also be a welcome stop, thanks to the museum's Clydesdale horses and picnic facilities.
Avon Valley Australia is famous for its spring wildflowers. With over 12,000 species, the blooms are stunning during the Australian winter and spring months (July through November). Many artists and photographers will make the trip out here to sketch, paint and otherwise capture the beauty of the natural flora. From the vibrant violet of the morning iris to the pinkish-purple spines of the pincushion coneflower, these bright, fragrant blooms are not to be missed