About this park
Imagine a park that’s a peaceful transition zone between the southern forests and the drier country of the north. Well, this is it! And if you’re looking to explore a park with minimal development, you’re in luck.
Avon Valley National Park has a varied and changing landscape. High granite outcrops offer panoramic views over the Avon Valley. The deep river and stream valleys are picturesque. Walk in the native forest of the park’s uplands.
There are plenty of birds and wildlife to spot among the jarrah, marri and powderbark trees. The wandoo forests of the valley floor are home to kangaroos, wallabies, chuditch and echidnas. That’s quite a crowd! Springtime wildflowers are abundant and bring a burst of glorious colour to the park.
Why not stay awhile and relax in the natural surroundings. Campers are welcome at the park’s four campgrounds. They’re basic but picnic tables and toilets are provided. Nice! When campfires are permitted, huddle around one of the fire rings, but remember to bring your own wood. Even dead wood is part of the ecosystem!
Avon Valley National Park has an interesting historical claim to fame. Infamous bushranger Moondyne Joe used the area as a hide-out in the 19th Century when he was on-the-run from jail. Unfortunately, his former cave and corral were destroyed by bushfires in the north of the park.
The best time to visit the park is in spring, autumn and winter. Summer can be a scorcher!
Avon Valley National Park has lots to offer intrepid, nature lovers. Enjoy a visit, following in Moondyne Joe’s footsteps. You don’t need to be on-the-run though!
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Avon Valley National Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Whadjuk people as the traditional owners of Avon Valley National Park.