Visit York - WA's First Inland European Settlement.

While still remaining distinct from other towns in the region, York is yet another fine example of colonial architecture and is renowned for its heritage precinct.

Wildflowers and birdlife compliment the open gardens and there's a wide range of experiences on offer including food and wine festivals, country racing, local produce and plenty of arts and crafts.

Visitors to York can enjoy lovingly preserved buildings and sites providing charm and character to the town. There are a couple of fine churches and many other historic buildings like the Town Hall which houses the tourist information centre. The York Residency Museum, Old Gaol & Courthouse and York Motor Museum are all well worth a visit.

Straddling the Avon River, York is bordered by outstanding natural beauty with several Heritage Walking Trails available. The York Visitor Centre is a free WI-FI hot spot and you can download a free walking app which gives you details of the history of the buildings you can see on your walk. You can also pick up booklets on the trails here. Adrenalin junkies can also get their pulses racing with a range of aerial pursuits such as paragliding and ultra light flights in the area.

Stargazing in York

Accommodation with Stargazing

Greenhills Inn, Lavendale Farmstay, Hillside Country Retreat and White Gum Farm are amongst the accommodation providers that offer fire pits during wintertime and an amazing view of the country night skies filled with thousands of stars. Don’t forget the marshmallows!

Mt Brown Lookout

Enjoy the sunset on Mt Brown, located 342m above sea level, overlooking the township of York and surrounds followed by unbelievable night skies - you might even be able to view the Milky Way across the sky. There is a walk track available from the historic swinging bridge and Mt Brown is located within 5 mins drive of the town centre.

Forrest Oval

Forrest Oval offers a large open area with dark skies - perfect for stargazing. Ample parking is available at the York Recreation & Convention Centre. GwambyginePark Experience stargazing in a bush setting along the banks of the Avon River. Parking and toilet facilities are available at this rest stop.

Wildflower and Canola Season

York enjoys a beautiful display of wildflowers from September to November. Information on the best spots to see the wildflowers is available at the York Visitor Centre, or download the Wildflowers of York brochure. Extend your visit to the Avon Valley, and view the Avon Valley Walks, Wildflowers and Trails brochure.

The York Bushland Garden, just a short walk from town, displays a wide range of Wheatbelt plants and wildflowers. Wander through a tranquil bush setting, enjoying birdsong and the beauty of over 300 species of WA flora, including many that are rare in their natural habitat. York is also known for its amazing Canola fields which flower from mid-August to into September. 

York welcomes visitors to enjoy the stunning display of yellow canola fields but please remember to stay out of crops, park vehicles safely and respect private properties.

Visit York

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Explore the Avon Valley

Plan your trip to the Avon Valley, and don't miss these must visit destinations.
Last Swans Mural, Northam


Located just over an hour east from Perth, Northam is WA's largest inland town and is home to over 185 heritage listed buildings and provides the perfect base to explore the region.


Nestled in a valley between scenic hills and on the banks of the Avon River, Toodyay presents some perfect examples of 19th century architecture, while retaining its own unique country charm.


The township of York, established in 1831, was the first inland European settlement in WA and is renowned for its colonial architecture and heritage precints.

New Norcia, Avon Valley

New Norcia

A true escape, this unique hamlet 130km north east of Perth is Australia's only monastic town. Everyone, regardless of their beliefs, will be stilled by the soul of this tranquil community.


Beverly is one of Western Australia's oldest settlements. Take a two hour drive east of Perth, through picturesque farmland, paddocks and forests and be transported back in time.


Experience Yesteryear in Historic Goomalling. Goomalling’s rural charm and the friendliness of its people have visitors returning time and time again. Whether driving through or staying over, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

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