Just one hour’s drive from Perth, the Chittering Valley is nestled in the northern hills of the Darling Range within the beautiful Avon Valley region. With its untouched bushland and wetlands, vineyards, orchards, spectacular wildflowers and views, the area is a perfect day trip or short-break destination – stay overnight at a bed and breakfast, chalet or farmstay. The Valley forms a picturesque gateway into Western Australia’s wheatbelt region where you can immerse yourself in the rural lifestyle and Discover Golden Horizons.
The Shire of Chittering consists of Bindoon, Muchea and historical Wannamal with easy access to the neighbouring towns and rural properties of Gingin, Toodyay, York, Northam, Beverley, Goomalling, Victoria Plains and Australia’s only monastic town, New Norcia. The region offers a huge range of attractions and plenty of accommodation options against a backdrop of history and natural beauty, all within an easy drive from Perth.
Take one of the many drive and walk trails that meander through the Valley with sculptures, wineries, orchards, markets and roadside stalls selling seasonal fresh produce along your way. At the Brockman Centre in Bindoon you will find locally made arts and crafts and the local Heritage Museum.
In Spring the Valley comes alive with wildflowers and in September the town of Bindoon hosts its annual Chittering Spring Festival. A Taste of Chittering food market is held in August. Weekend markets are held regularly.