WA Historical Heritage and Colonial Towns 4wd Full Day Trip

Outdoor Activities in York

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This trip is one of our most popular as it gives you a good feel of what it was like in the 1800's colonizing the outback, and the challenges with it. Visit 3 of the Oldest Towns in WA Boasting restored architectures and a depth of historical stories.Heading up through the darling ranges into some of the most beautiful and picturesque scenery , the story of the gold rush and what built the state becomes a reality from the Mundaring weir which still provides a lifeline to all the inland towns still mining today and Perth's major water source.We then visit York (Oldest inland town) Northam and Toodyay , all with significant history and architecture 18th century, before heading back to the wine region of swan valley for some tasting amongst 350 year old vines and Caversham wildlife park to get up a close the animals or spend more time at the wineries,  the choice is yours, truly a great day out with knowledgeable local living guides.
This full day trip brings together 3 main historic towns that are a must visit with the rich history of colonial times, bush bandits and the gold rush, offering numerous historical federation and Victorian buildings restored to their original glory.At 7amWe Head up through the darling ranges, Kalamunda through to the iconic Mundaring Weir with all of its picturesque views and engineering history supporting the gold rush and wheat Belt offering amazing photo opportunities. We stop in at the Mundaring Hotel (PUB) which is an icon of WA and built late 1800’s still in original condition, very popular on the weekends with locals, imense history relating to the dam and goldrush.We then head to York – which is WA’s oldest inland town and a premier historical town in Western Australia arguably the best preserved historical town in the whole of Australia. You get a feel of what a colonial town in typical outback Australia was like. Among the many buildings and structures is one said to be one Australia’s most haunted houses, previously the York Hospital and Mental Asylum, The court house, sandalwood factory, suspension bridge, colonial hotels, churches and historical motor museum which we will visit.From York we travel to Northam which is the largest inland town in WA and the original dispatch point for gold diggers, miners and pastoralist working inland. It is home to an international white water event yearly than is a two day event, again a very old township that gives you an exact feeling of what it is like living in the inland outback, with life for a local changing little.25 Kilometers from Northam is Toodyay, a town that is famous for gaoling Moondyne Joe our most famous outlaw, and where the Moondyne festival is held every year. Toodyay Gaol, old Mill, and a depth of 1800 history still lives on in this town, popular on weekends with motorcycle fraternity. We have lunch at the famous coca cola café before heading off to the swan valley for either Wine tasting and or Caversham Wildlife Park at 2pmBy far one of the fullest days out covering rich history of colonizing western Australia including flora , fauna and our amazing wines and culture from local living guides. 

What’s included

  • Includes lunch, park fees and wine tasting, includes bottled water for entire trip
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Purchases of items, articles or souvenirs at customers request at sites visited.