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Rivers Edge Bilya Trail Guided Hike

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Duration

3 Hrs

Distance

12 km

Difficulty

Beginner

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

We welcome you to enjoy a day in Toodyay as we explore the Bilya trail and hunt for orchids and everlastings of WA’s ‘Golden Outback’. This trail will follow the Avon River for a stunning 12 km return hike to explore the beautiful history of Toodyay.

The hike begins at Duidgee Park, named after the original Ballardong place name of the location. Over the decades the word Duigee has become “Toodyay”.  Adventure under bridges, along the river banks, through Sheoak and paperbark thicket, and along botanical interpretation trails.

We weave our way past the Toodyay Town Centre, and to the Redbanks Pool before coming to the John Masters Bird Hide. This pool provides a permanent refuge for waterbirds during the long dry summers. Spend a moment here to rest and enjoy the views before continuing on to the iconic Extracts Weir and Millard’s Pool before reaching our halfway point at the Nardie Cemetery, and then return on the same trail.

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Tour Inclusions

  • A guided 12km return hike along the Bilya Trail on the Avon River, Toodyay
  • Amazing historical stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trail & surrounds
  • Our personal recommendations for local cafes and restaurants to enjoy a well deserved meal or coffee post hike
  • A great experience with Perth's award-winning hiking tour operator
  • Friendly and knowledgeable, first aid trained tour guide

Tour Itinerary

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BILYA TRAIL

The hike begins are Duidgee Park, named after the original Ballardong place name of the location. Over the decades the word Duigee has become "Toodyay".  Adventure under bridges, along the river banks, through Sheoak and paperbark thicket, and along botanical interpretation trails.  

We weave our way past the Toodyay Town Centre, and to the Redbanks Pool before coming to the John Masters Bird Hide. This pool provides a permanent refuge for waterbirds during the long dry summers. Spend a moment here to rest and enjoy the views before continuing on to the iconic Extracts Weir and Millard's Pool before reaching our halfway point at the Nardie Cemetery, and then return on the same trail.

What To Bring

  • Hiking shoes or comfortable trainers
  • Water bottle (at least 1L)
  • Sun protection and hat
  • Hiking poles if required
  • Bring some snacks and lunch to enjoy on the trail
  • No dogs allowed

Tour Location

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Comments From Our Guests

  • Donna Boylen Avatar
    Donna Boylen
    17 Nov 2019 - Google

    The hike with The Hike Collective was a fantastic experience. It was well organised, friendly, fun and the hike... read more

    Belinda McMahon Avatar
    Belinda McMahon
    positive review 
    02 Jun 2019 - Facebook

    A scenic hike at Kittys Gorge, Serpentine. Wonderful group of people and the hike leaders were fantastic.

  • Geraldine Toole Avatar
    Geraldine Toole
    17 Sep 2019 - Google

    Brilliant first hike, nice small group, Kate and Tahlia were so friendly and welcoming along with the other hikers. Excited... read more

    Tracey Harrison Avatar
    Tracey Harrison
    positive review 
    19 May 2019 - Facebook

    First time hiking & thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Hike leader was very friendly & knowledgeable, learnt some good hiking tips... read more

  • DBLRDG Avatar
    DBLRDG
    5 star rating
    19 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    I joined the small group on the Mason and Bird Loop hike this morning. What a surprise! Fantastic... read more

    Sightseer499415 Avatar
    Sightseer499415
    5 star rating
    17 May 2020 - TripAdvisor

    The team at Hike Collective is the bomb, they are friendly knowledgeable and care about your experience.

    The walks are well...
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Additional Information

AMENITIES
Toilets available at your start point.
CARPARK
There is ample parking and check in will be next to the main carpark in Duidgee Park, Toodyay.
HIKE GRADING
This hike is considered grade two - three. Grade Two would be the correct category for the track difficulty. It is very flat, with little to no gradient changes, however due to the distance, grade three is the true indicator, recommended for people with a basic level of fitness. This tour is perfect for those wanting to give some longer distances a try without the gradients.

It is still suitable for most ages. Trails are rough and uneven at times.
CANCELLATION POLICY
No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations within 2-7 days prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received over 7 days in advance will receive a full refund or credit towards another hike experience. Please note that Rezdy fees are non refundable. Guests can transfer their booking to a friend with no penalty but must advise The Hike Collective so we can forward all booking information to the new attendee.

If The Hike Collective cancels an event due to weather or danger in any way, your ticket will automatically be moved to the new date, or you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another tour or receive a full refund.
COVID-19 POLICY
We are aware of the current situation with regards to COVID-19 and are working with our team and guests to ensure the safety and health of all of those we come into contact with. Our tours are limited to 15 guests and up to 2 hike leaders. We request that all hikers and hike leaders maintain the 2m social distancing required by law at this time. If you are unwell at the time of the tour commencing, we request that you remain at home and get in touch with us regarding transferring your ticket to another date. We appreciate your understanding at this time and thank you for supporting local.
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