The old town of Toodyay is 85 Km. North east of Perth on the banks of the Avon River was founded in 1836, the original townsite was prone to flooding and moved to the present location in 1860.
The town reflects much tranquillity and charm, but it was not always that way, in the 1860s Western Australia’s most notorious Bushranger Moondyne Joe roamed the hills nearby and his escapes from the local lockup are legendary, and still celebrated each spring with the Moondyne festival and through a permanent exhibition at the Old Gaol Museum.
Visitors can reach Toodyay on the Avonlink Rail Service or include the town on a self-drive day tour from Perth.
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