Avon Valley National Park, Mundaring

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Avon Valley is a national park in Western Australia, 47 kilometres northeast of Perth. It was named after the Avon River, which flows through it. The area is an undulating plateau with the sides of the valley steeply sloping back to the river approximately 200 metres (660 ft) below. The area contains granite outcrops and a mix of soil types including loams, gravels and lateritic sands.
It was officially named on 15 October 1971.
Jarrah, marri and wandoo trees are found in the park along with 90 different species of birds, making it an ideal place for bird watching. Christmas trees and grasstrees are interspersed through the woodlands.
In the springtime the park is visited by wildflower enthusiasts to view the diverse range of flowers, including dryandras, donkey orchids and lechenaultias. Other plants found in the area are Conostylis, and the rare fringed lily is also found within the park.
The bushranger Moondyne Joe used the area as a hide-out with his cave and corral situated within the park boundaries. Both have since been damaged by a series of bushfires within the park. The area was subsequently designated as a reserve within the National Park in the Moondyne Nature Reserve in 1981.

The third route of the Eastern Railway is in parts the southern border of the park, on the southern side of the Avon River, and provides - at times of bushfires and other emergencies - a track and point of access.
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  • Though there is no vehicle access to the river from the national park and for a complete visit of the Avon River, before entering the national park we travelled the River Rd which from Toodyay goes... 
    Though there is no vehicle access to the river from the national park and for a complete visit of the Avon River, before entering the national park we travelled the River Rd which from Toodyay goes...  more »
  • The Avon NP is a short pleasant drive north east of Perth. I went for a day trip with the Getaway 4WD club. The rolling country is lovely and affords excellent views. The hills are not too... 
    The Avon NP is a short pleasant drive north east of Perth. I went for a day trip with the Getaway 4WD club. The rolling country is lovely and affords excellent views. The hills are not too...  more »
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  • Amazing views and heaps of places to camp and go bush walking
  • I went camping with a group and spent the night here.. What a peaceful place looking over the valley. We camped at Bald hill.. Theres a long drop toilet here, a few fire pits, and a covered barbeque table area.. Quite a few people can camp here without it looking too commercial.

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