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York Western Australia

WA's most historic rich town, classified as an historically important town by the Heritage Society of Australia. Opulent Victorian and Federation buildings have been carefully restored to their original glory which the town celebrates.


At a Glance

On the banks of the Avon River, a picture perfect setting with wildflower fields and farms.

York Western Australia
 
 

 


Where is York?

 

York is 97 kilometres east of Perth.

York is an inland town in the Wheatbelt area of the Experience Perth tourist region. York is surrounded by the undulating farmlands of the Avon Valley and is the largest town in the local area, serving as the tourism and administration centre for surrounding communities. One of the best ways to get to York is to hire a car from Perth Airport.


 

Things to see in York

 

Skydiving

Experience the thrill of skydiving from the largest skydiving aircraft and drop zone in Western Australia. Utilising the latest equipment in conjunction with professional instruction, your first skydiving experience will be remembered, especially when it's over a great Australian landscape. View more details

Motor Museum York

 

Motor Museum

Established in 1979, this Museum houses an amazing two hundred veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and horsedrawn vehicles from around Australia and the world. One of the finest collections in Australia and a must for any car enthusiast as all of the vehicles are in pristine condition.

Motor Museum York

 

Historical Buildings

Officially classified as an historical town, York offers a wide variety of historical architecture. Almost every building in the town has been beautifully restored to it's full Victorian and Federation style with many tours available to visitors including the stunning Faversham House.

Historical Buildings York

 

York Town Hall

Completed in 1911, this two storey building boasts some of the finest architecture ever built in the town and still stands today as a testiment to the importance of the town when at it's peak in the early 20th century. The York Visitor Centre is housed on the ground floor.

Town Hall York
 
 

What's the weather like?

 

Experiencing a mediterranean climate, York is hot in Summer and cool in Winter, receiving most of it's rainfall from cold-fromts crossing the south-west of the continent. Temperatures are pleasant most of the year with low humidity. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 38°C with an average minimum temperature of 12°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 15°C with an average minimum temperature of 5°C.

 

Get to know York's history

 

Named after the city of York in England, it was settled in the 1830s by farmers who concentrated their efforts on sheep and wheat. A township did not begin to appear until 1835­36 when an army barracks and store were built.

By the late 1880s the town was teeming with miners and fossickers, all alighting from the train and preparing to make the long journey across the plains to the goldfields. It was during the period 1886­1900 that most of the town's impressive buildings were constructed.