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Rivers Edge Bilya Trail, Toodyay 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
  • A warming cuppa tea before the hike begins
  • 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

  • kritty_202 Avatar
    kritty_202
    5 star rating
    23 Feb 2020 - TripAdvisor

    I was welcomed by a friendly team who was very helpful (as this was my first hike EVER) and experienced.... read more

    Tammy Nicholson Avatar
    Tammy Nicholson
    17 Feb 2020 - Google

    Have been on a few including some training hikes and love it. Guides are always professional and knowledgeable about... read more

  • Tanya Millgate Avatar
    Tanya Millgate
    positive review 
    20 Oct 2019 - Facebook

    Today's hike was in the Paruna Sanctuary - absolutely beautiful and breathtaking!! Can't wait to do another hike with... read more

    L9951SHdenisec Avatar
    L9951SHdenisec
    5 star rating
    17 Jul 2020 - TripAdvisor

    This was a fantastic experience. A great hike followed by meditation and a picnic .
    Friendly and informative guides and the...
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    Sam Mie
    positive review 
    17 May 2020 - Facebook

    This is a great way to experience hiking especially if you are new to the activity and an even more... read more

    louiseK9646NA Avatar
    louiseK9646NA
    5 star rating
    28 Jul 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Loved the hike I did at the weekend led by Kate and her trusty team. Kate shared her love and... read more

Additional Information

AMENITIES
Toilets available at your start point.
ENTRY FEES TO NATIONAL PARK
No National Parks fees are applicable on this tour.
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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