York Travel Guide

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    Phone box's from another age
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York Things to Do

  • Township of York

    The township of York sits 97 km east of Perth. The first inland European settlement in Western Australia it dates from 1831. It is a fine example of colonial architecture and renowned for its heritage prescient. With its range of interesting historic buildings, York will appeal to all history enthusiasts.York Town Hall built in 1911 is an example...

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  • York Mill

    The old flour mill is an impressive landmark as you enter the town of York. It was built in 1892 and was the main source of employment in the town for many years. It is now the home to a variety of businesses including an Art Gallery, Timber Art and Furnishings, a Gift Shop and a Cafe. The facade of the mill is in good condition.

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  • Saint's Diner

    You don't need to eat here to visit Saint's Motorcycle Cafe. There are not many Motorcycle cafes in Australia but Saint's in York is very popular. A Motorcycle Cafe is not just popular with motorcyclists - it tends to have a motorcycle theme and decor. Saint's has some really lovely lead-light glass panels with motorcycles.Saint's Diner is fully...

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  • Wander back in time.

    For someone just passing through York is a great place to stop for lunch and a wander through the town. It is well known for its impressive buildings constructed from the 1880's to the early 1900'sAs well as these there are some quirky and unusual things to see on the main street.

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  • York WA Vintage Motor Museum

    Located in the main street of York is a unique shop housing 150 old cars. The York Motor Museum was established in 1979 - good year that ..... when hubby and I were married :o)Not only are there lots of old cars but plenty of posters, photographs and other motor memorabilia that make for a colourful display to check out. Farmers and vintage cars...

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  • Old York Flour Mill - Built in 1892

    You can't visit York and not stop to check out the Old Flour Mill. It is located behind the main street so not immediately visible. The Mill itself was built in 1892 and quickly became internationally famous with the flour produced winning many awards from as far as London and Paris. Today it is privately owned and has a café, art gallery,...

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  • York WA Town Hall - Built in 1911

    Step back in time with this beautiful old building. Built in 1911, the York Town Hall stands majestically in the main street and is no doubt the most photographed building in town.

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  • Visit the old Mill

    The old Mill has been revamped as a craft outley cafe and a few lothber things.The crafts are great and varied, the cafe good, but not cheap either.Well worth a visit.

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  • VISIT THE YORK TOWN HALL

    YORK While in the lovely city of York I thought to myself !!...This is the third lovely city of York that I have visited and how different in many ways they are.. York Western Australia was first settled in 1831 and only a few years after the Swan River Colony was formed this is reputed to be the first inland settlement.. So, it's easy to see the...

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  • Mount Brown Lookout

    The lookout on top of Mount Brown offers a wide view of the town, the Avon Valley and the hills of the Darling Ranges. The monument on the hilltop recalls the early pioneers who settled here in 1831.

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  • Motor Museum

    Situated in the main street, the museum shows vintage cars, buses, motorbikes... The old red bus that is parking in front at the moment sometimes does tours of the town. It must be fun to ride. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to investigate this further.

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  • Walk the Old Town

    Go for a walk along the main street, explore some side streets, and enjoy the Victorian facades. The town hall is the most magnificent among many pretty buildings. York shows, okay a polished and dressed-up version of, what Australian towns looked like in the mid to late 19th century.I hear the town hall is beautiful inside, too - when we visited...

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  • The Old Flour Mill

    The old four-storey Empire Roller Flour mill was built in 1892. The mill exported flour to Hong Kong and Singapore. In 1908 the mill was purchased by a consortium and became the York Flour Milling Company Ltd. Later in years it was used to store fodder. Run down and in a derelict state, the property was bought by two guys intent on setting up their...

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  • Remembering the Pioneers

    A memorial rock was erected to honour the pioneers of York and district and in recognition of the services rendered by all who were members of the York Town Council from 1871 to 1965.

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  • York Cemetery

    At the foot of Mt Brown is the York Cemetery. It is found on one of the historical walking trails around York. The earliest pioneers here date from the 1860’s and their graves are just inside the entrance. Most of the graves here belong to males. There are several generations buried here.

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York Hotels

York Restaurants

  • Country cooking - Nice atmosphere

    I would recommend this place to eat. It has a quaint charm with nice wooden furniture and friendly service.Hubby and I were not particularly hungry so we shared a cheese and bread plate washed down with a glass of wine. Our holiday had begun :o)

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  • Yorkies Coffee Carriage

    Yorkies is just down from Avon Tce on the banks on the Avon River. Set back off the road they provide a very casual venue for home-made food and drinks. You can eat outside or takeaway.

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  • Cafe Bugatti

    The café is just down from the Town Hall. They are open for lunch Wednesday to Monday and dinner Friday and Saturday with an extensive a la carte menu. They also provide breakfast. At anytime during the day you can order sandwiches, cakes, pasta and also they say, the best coffee in town. You can dine inside our outside and watch the comings and...

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  • Jah Roc Café

    The Jah Roc Café is in the old Flour Mills which is now called the Jah Roc Gallery. You can sit inside or out in the courtyard. They serve Devonshire teas, lunches and dinner by reservation. They will also cater for your functions. They describe their food as ‘gourmet country, fine food and fine coffee’. Open: 7 Days 10am - 5pm, Fri & Sat Nights...

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  • Ragged Robin Restaurant

    The award winning Ragged Robin Restaurant operates out of an 1873 convent building. It was a schoolhouse run by the Sisters of Mercy. It was closed in 1971 and purchased by the Shire in 1976. In 1977 it became the York Public Library. In 2001 it was refurbished and used as a gallery for exclusive locally made furniture. In 2004 it was renovated...

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  • Good Times Pizza

    This restaurant offers a wide choice of pizzas. They have home delivery from 6.00pm – 8.00pm within the townsite area. Open Thurs to Sun 5.00pm – 9.00pm and Friday 5.00pm – 10.00pm.

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York Transportation

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    York is around 97 km east of Perth and takes about 1 1/2 hours to drive from Perth. Take the Great Eastern Highway through Midland until you reach the Great Southern Hwy. This will lead you into York.

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York Shopping

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  • Settlers Gift Shop

    Settlers Gift Shop is a delightful little shop selling Australian made souvenirs, greeting cards, caneware, silverware, homewares, music, jewellery and locally made pottery. They are open 9.00am to 5.00pm 7 days.

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  • Award Winning Designs

    Jah-Roc has won endless awards over the years and this all began with two surfing buddies who wanted to create something very different. They cleverly combine timber, stone and iron to create functional art. Also featured in both galleries is fine art and craft created by over 130 other leading Australian artists and craftmen.

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  • Jah-Roc Furniture

    This studio was fabulous. The furniture is unique and each piece is numbered and signed by the makers. They also use woods which have been reclaimed from old bridges and warehouses and also stamp the name of the building along with the year it was built and when it was taken down. Their workshop is set up in the old Grain Store and they use...

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York Off The Beaten Path

  • Beverley

    Beverley is situated in the Avon Valley, around 35kms south of York. Beverley is situated in the Avon Valley, around 35kms south of York. Vincent Street is the main thoroughfare of Beverley. The street features many fine examples of architecture which has been beautifully preserved. Some styles you will see are Edwardian, Federation and Art Deco....

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  • John Forrest National Park

    John Forrest National Park covers 1577 hectares in the Darling Ranges. The trees in the park are mainly Jarrah, Marri and Wandoo along with some Banksia and Sheoak which is typical of the area. The area was first preserved in 1898 and was declared an A class reserve in 1900. Originally the area was known as Greenmount National Park but later became...

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  • Mundaring

    Mundaring pronounced "Mundahring" in Aboriginal means "A high place on a high place". Especially apt as the town is set up in the Darling Range. Mundaring today offers a range of bush trails within its forests. There are cycle tracks, bird watching, picnic areas and a wide variety of experiences for the nature lover. Mundaring Dam in its day was...

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York Sports & Outdoors

  • Mt Bakewell

    Mt Bakewell is a launching site for hang gliders and paragliders around York. The record so far from Mt Bakewell has been 235kms to Perenjori by a hang glider. There is no access for the public to Mt Bakewell except by these clubs.

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  • Sky Diving

    Skydive Express offers Tandem Skydives and 1st jumps. Jumping in this area you will get fantastic views over the Avon Valley and back to Perth City and even as far as Rottnest Island on a clear day.The facilities include pool, sauna,cafe and licensed bar - but the latter is not recommended before jumping..:-))Skydive Express are the largest in WA...

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  • York Sports

    York has a number of sporting facilities and also a number of firsts. The town has the oldest Jockey Club in Australia – established in 1843 and the first inland Croquet Club – established in 1909. York also has a Golf Club and a Race Course which are reported to be amongst the most beautiful with their views across the valley. York also has a...

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  • York Visitor Centre

    York is an historic wheatbelt town situated along the Avon River about 95 km's inland from Perth.York was first settled in 1831 and now there are many restored heritage buildings from the Victorian and Federation era.The York Visitor Centre can be found on Avon Terrace, the main street of York and is open 7 days a week between 9am and 5pm with...

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  • York Heritage Trail

    If you really want to get into the history of York then you should do the York Heritage Trail. If you have the time, it is very easy to just get around the town by foot and do the four walks which the town is divided into. There is the administrative and commercial development, old Blandstown, the industry, schools and churches and the highlights...

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  • York Tourist Bureau

    The tourist information bureau is in the York Town Hall. They have various brochures on the town and surrounding areas as well as maps and historical information. There is also a gift and souvenir shop of course. The staff are very helpful although I found their online information service lacking a response.They are open daily from 9.00am – 5.00pm.

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The Hall
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Mount Brown Lookout
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Mt Observation
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Miniature Village
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The Avon River
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Avon Park
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Avon Valley Region
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Avon Terrace
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360 Degree Views
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Mt Brown Lookout
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Bygraves Cottage and Cobblers Shop
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Holy Trinity Church
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Balladong Farm
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Sandalwood Yards
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First Church and Pioneer Cemetery
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The Suspension Bridge
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York Olive Oil Company
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Edwards Building
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St Patrick's Church
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Residency Museum
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Old York Hospital
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York Country Butchers
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The Old Sargents Pharmacy
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The Uniting Church
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Laurelville Manor
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Faversham House
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Station Masters Residence
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York Railway Station
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Old Fire Station
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Old Bank Building
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Old Shell Petrol Bowser
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Motoring Memorabilia
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The Display Areas
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The Displays
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York Motor Museum
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Troopers Cottage
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Police Lock-Up
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Gaol, Court House and Police Station
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