Amongst the beautiful old towns of the Avon Valley, one hour east of Perth, you can discover arts and crafts and a lively history. In York, WA's first inland European settlement, founded in 1831, you'll find quaint village streets and a range of interesting old buildings. Be sure to stop at historic gems like the Town Hall and the magnificent churches all lovingly restored. There are also many art galleries to visit.
Toodyay is rich in historic buildings, art and gorgeous scenery. In fact Toodyay has a wide range of resident artists whose works can be viewed in galleries, local businesses and the visitor centre.
In New Norcia, Australia's only monastic town, located north east of Perth, you will find a stunning collection of beautiful historical buildings, arts and fascinating culture. Be sure to stop in at the museum, which provides a fascinating insight into the monastery's history and showcases a selection of Aboriginal artefacts. The art gallery is just as appealing with works ranging from traditional religious art to funky contemporary pieces.