Forget quokkas, snap a camelfie in Toodyay

Tom ZaunmayrMidwest Times
VideoWA's latest food and wine trail has been launched in the Avon Valley, one hour east of Perth.

Could the camel selfie — dubbed the camelfie — one day rival Rottnest’s famed quokka selfie?

That is the bold hope of a host of Toodyay producers, who on earlier this month launched the State’s latest food and wine trail in the picturesque Avon Valley town.

The Toodyay Food and Picnic Trail features seven stops including farms in the surrounding valley and food businesses within the town itself, and a few ideal spots to sit down and feast.

Think organic olive oils, freshly plucked dates, wines, camel milk products, artisan breads, farm-fresh meats, eggs and small-batch spreads and preserves.

Mary and Cassie Marion take a camel selfie, dubbed a camelfie, with one of DromeDairy’s camels.
Camera IconMary and Cassie Marion take a camel selfie, dubbed a camelfie, with one of DromeDairy’s camels. Credit: The West Australian, Tom Zaunmayr

While the main aim is to hero the region’s local produce, DromeDairy’s camels, which featured on Today Tonight, could prove the star attraction for avid selfie-seekers.

The food and wine trail and “camelfie” combo is a beaut concept, and one which doesn’t require much time. Toodyay is an easy day trip for those in Perth searching for something undiscovered to share with mates and Instagram followers.

It is an even better overnight trip if you need a night of country charm to reset the batteries.

The drive out through the hills is beautiful, especially on a foggy morning, but if you want to put your feet up you can catch the AvonLink train out instead and enlist the services of a local driver when you get there.

Toodyay Food and Picnic Trail stops

Sample the award-winning olive oils at Esslemont Estate.

Learn about the complex world of dates at Julimar Date Garden

Sift through Uniquely Toodyay’s store for moorish small-batch goods

Taste the wines at WA’s historic Coorinja Winery

Discover Australia’s best pastie at the two-storey Toodyay Bakery

Experience the true meaning of ‘local produce’ at The Meat Hook

Try the wonders of camel milk at Dromedairy Body and Skin

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