Top things to do in Toodyay

Top Choice Cafe in Toodyay

Toodyay Bakery

Toodyay Bakery has been here since 1980, but recent refurbishment brings a little city-style artisan sheen to Toodyay. Excellent sourdough loaves and chicken-and-mushroom pies are famous around the Valley: stock up …
Museum in Toodyay

Newcastle Gaol Museum

Built in the 1860s using convict labour, this stone complex includes a courtroom, cells and stables, and operated as the Toodyay (then Newcastle) lock-up until 1907. The whole place then fell into ruin until it was …
Cultural in Toodyay

Moondyne Festival

Costumed heritage high jinks in honour of Moondyne Joe, aka Joseph Bolitho Johns (1826–1900), the infamous Avon Valley bushranger, who had a penchant for stealing cheese, illegally branding horses and escaping from …
National Park in Toodyay

Avon Valley National Park

Featuring granite outcrops, forests and bountiful fauna, the Avon Valley's eponymous national park is most easily accessed vie Toodyay on Morangup Rd, 23km to the southwest. The Avon River chugs through the centre o…
Museum in Toodyay

Connor's Mill

Start at the top of this stately stone flour mill (1870) on the main street and descend through three floors of fantastical chugging machinery and explanatory displays that cover the milling process, along with loca…
Diner in Toodyay

Cola Café & Museum

Coca-Cola memorabilia runs amok at this coked-up diner, with over 6000 red-and-white ashtrays, yo-yos, signs, cans, bottles, bottle caps, belt buckles etc. Order a spider (Coke with a scoop of ice cream) and a big b…
Food & Drink in Toodyay

Toodyay International Food Festival

Held to coincide with the Avon Descent, with views of the watery goings-on from riverbank parks. Stalls include the best of Perth's world-food purveyors, plus a growing array of food trucks. Good honest country fun.
Church in Toodyay

Church of St Stephen

Tinged with Gothic influences, this rather austere red-brick church opened to all souls in 1862. The old timber floorboards and pews are original – as is the sprawling gum tree out the front, reckoned to be around 4…
Winery in Toodyay

Coorinja

Operating continuously since the 1870s, this trad winery zeroes-in on sticky fortified wines: port, sherry, muscat and Marsala. It's 6km out of town, on the road to Perth.
Fair in Toodyay

Toodyay Agricultural Show

Lots of well-bred animals, cowboy hats…and fireworks! A great insight into life on an Avon Valley farm.