Dukes Inn


Windward Ballooning

Enjoy the enchanting experience of a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the picturesque Avon Valley with the Tourism Award winning team at Windward Balloon Adventures.

Drifting gently over the valley for up to an hour allows you plenty of time to take in the panoramic views of this rural landscape with its rolling hills, lush green fields and meandering streams.

After the flight celebrate in style with a sumptuous breakfast and champagne in the French tradition.

Motorcycle Touring

On the 23rd of April, 2017 The Avon Valley became Australia’s first, officially-named, “motorcycle-friendly region”. You can’t get a better accolade then that and for good reason. 100’s of kilometres of quiet windy roads take you through some of the most stunning riding Western Australia has to offer. Duke’s Inn is very motorcycle friendly with plenty of off street parking so come stay with us, we make the perfect base for an amazing weekend exploring the region.


Western Australia has the worlds largest concentration of wildflowers so this is definitely one to add to the bucket list. To enjoy the spectacularly coloured wildflowers the best time to visit is in August, September and October. We can give you expert local advice on the best places to see them as well as suggested routes to make this your ultimate road trip.


Northam is a charming country town situated in the heart of the Avon Valley, which besides Fremantle, has the most heritage-listed buildings in Western Australia.

There are cycling, walking and horse-riding tracks through native bush. The scenery is particularly impressive during spring, when wildflowers bloom in the fields and along the river, creating spectacular displays of colour. Pleasant picnic spots are plentiful in the many parks and reserves in the area.

The annual Avon Descent is a world-famous white-water race, 133km long, which starts in Northam during the first weekend in August. It opens with the Avon River Festival on the Friday night with entertainment such as a float parade, live music, fireworks over the river, and family fun. The next morning, hundreds of brave participants position themselves along the banks of the river to embark on this challenging adventure.

Avon Descent

Imagine passing 124 km through the farming regions of historic Northam and Toodyay, forested national parks, steep gorges, the Swan Valley vineyard region and eventually into the tidal waters of the upper Swan River. This is a unique race with a promise that no two paddle strokes will be the same.