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The Avon Valley

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The Avon Valley is a large area of land within the Wheatbelt and Darling Scarp Governmental Regions of Western Australia. Situated on the Avon River, the area is approximately 53.9 kilometres east-north-east of Perth, the state capital. Sir James Stirling, an Admiral in the British Royal Navy and the first Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Western Australia, named the land in 1834 after the Avon River, which itself is believed to take its name from the River Avon in England.

Home to an estimated population of 14,890 residents, the Avon Valley is where the first inland settlement in Western Australia was established. The valley is composed of a number of locales, including Beverley, Brookton (southernmost point), Clackline, Goomalling, Jennacubbine, New Norcia (northernmost point), Northam, Spencers Brook, Toodyay, Wooroloo, Wundowie, and York.

The Avon Valley features a wide variety of cultural, historical, and natural attractions, making it one of Australia's most important tourism hotspots. Whether it is galleries, heritage sites, local activities, open spaces, or vineyards and wineries, the valley is a must-visit for tourists in Western Australia. Notable events and locales in the area include the Aeronautical Museum, Antique and Collectors Fair, Avon River Festival, Avon Valley National Park, Avondale Discovery Farm, Avondale Harvest Festival, Boyagin Rock Nature Reserve, Connor's Mill, Ferguson's Machinery Shed, Gourmet Food and Wine Festival, Healing Fayre, International Food Festival, Jack Hansen Ruins, Moondyne Festival, Morby Cottage, Newcastle Gaol Museum, Nine-Acre Rock, Old Time Motor Show, Peace Park Markets, Spring Garden Festival, Targa West Rally, The Avon Descent, The Old Police Station Museum, Toodyay Miniature Railway, and York Jazz and Soul Festival.

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