The ‘Northern Valleys’ region has been created to describe the very unique valleys that lie north of Swan Valley. This region offers a richly-diverse landscape of valleys, rivers and farmlands. It covers 4 shires – Chittering, Gingin, City of Swan and Victoria Plains and now, Moora and Dandaragan.
Just one hour north of Perth, the Northern Valleys is a veritable food basket growing just about everything you can imagine from beef, chicken and lamb to horticultural and grain crops. Not only is there an abundance of food produced in the region, but vast areas also remain untouched and are blessed with wildflowers and native wildlife begging to be discovered.
Within the Northern Valleys are well known areas such as the Chittering Valley, famous for its picturesque valleys and wine trail; and Gingin, a powerhouse of food production with estimates from ABS suggesting the area contributed appoximately $158 million to the food industry in 2012/13. Further north is the historical town of New Norcia, the only monastic town in Australia, where olive groves were planted by the monks as early as 1850.
The shires of Moora and Dandaragan are serious farming areas with large scale wheat, grain, potato and citrus crops.
We hope you will be inspired to explore this amazing region and enjoy discovering some of its hidden treasures.