Mid-Week Meander


This is a glorious Mid-Week Meander through the picturesque Town of Toodyay.

Toodyay has long been hailed as a beautiful historic Town, situated in Perth’s back yard.

It is located just over 85k from the Perth CBD but the hidden gem is the AvonLink Rail Service. The rail journey through the Avon Valley is a must do activity for all West Australians and visitors. The peaceful clickety-clack of the train coupled with the magnificent scenery, which changes with each season, is absolutely magic.

Once in Toodyay this walking tour will take in some of Toodyay’s historic buildings and the stories attached.

After your sumptuous Mid-tea, you will stroll to the Newcastle Gaol Precinct then across the footbridge to the main street of Town to the shopping strip.

There are plenty of unique shops to pique your interest and of course there is our world-renowned Christmas 360 Shop. Your walk ends at Connor’s Mill taking in the old-world charm of Toodyay’s very own steam driven flour mill.

Connor’s Mill is on the edge of Town near the Visitor’s Centre (for you to pop in and explore what else) and close proximity to the Train Station for your departure.



Event Details

The Train Journey

Leaves East Perth Train Station at 8:50am. You must be at the station at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

We don’t include the train fare in the event fee as depending on where you are in life, you may be eligible for a concession ticket, a discounted fare or even a free ride.

Call Transwa on 1300 662 205 or book online by clicking the Book Tickets link at https://www.transwa.wa.gov.au

Town of Toodyay

On Wednesdays the train, which is called the MerredinLink arrives at Toodyay around 10:07am.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the AvonLink does this special run from East Perth to Merredin and back.

This provides those in the City a wonderful opportunity to get on the train, enjoy the journey through the valley and spend a day in the Country.

When you arrive, we will meet and greet you at the Train Station and escort you on a gentle walk up the lane way through the Memorial Gardens, where you can literally smell the roses while feeling the nostalgia of family members lost in the war.

The walk from the Train Station with its history and surrounds is sure to impress your senses.

Magic of Mosaics

Once at the property of Lifelong Learning you will feel the magic immediately.

Here, you can wander the gardens breathing in the fresh country air while taking in the beauty of the mosaic pieces that are sure to impress.

There is an entire mosaic wall – we call it the Magic Wall, stepping stones, many pots, wall art and lots of tables.

You can take a wander through the SHED, where you will see the many projects that our artisan participants are working on.

The magic of mosaics may even inspire you to want to participate in a workshop yourself.

TEA House Tables

After you have taken in the wonderful array of mosaics scattered about the property, and you are seated, your Mid-Tea is served.

The Mid-Tea option comprises scones (jam and cream), and sangas (sandwiches).

This is a lovely light lunch to nourish you for the walk around Town where you will take in some of the historical buildings as well as enjoy the many shops along main street.

All our food is house-made by our very own Chef.

Town Walk

When you have finished your Mid-Tea, and are feeling comfortable, we wander up the road to the Toodyay Museum, where the wonderful volunteers will take you on a tour of the Newcastle Police Precinct. This is where our very own Toodyay Bushranger, Moondyne Joe cemented his legendary status with his infamous gaol escape.

From the museum we will meander into Town for the shopping strip wander, starting with the Christmas 360 Shop. There are many gorgeous shops to poke your head into and take a peek at the wares on offer.

We will end up at Connor’s Mill, a wonderful historic building on the edge of Town just near the Train Station. The Visitor Centre volunteers will take you on tour of the Mill where you will see the steam powered milling operations of the old flour factory

The Train Station is just a hop, step and jump from Connor’s Mill where you will need to be back 15 minutes before the train arrives at 3:14pm – to take you back to East Perth.

Terms and Conditions

  • AvonLink Rail ticket bookings are made directly with Transwa by you
  • The fee includes your sumptuous Mid-Tea and guided walk
  • Wear comfortable (walking) shoes
  • Layer up and bring an umbrella, Toodyay can get cold and wet
  • Cancellations within 5 days of booked date or no-shows on the day are not transferrable

Contact Di, if you’d like to explore further.

Additional information

Meander Dates

29/09/2021, 13/10/2021


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