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York Self Drives - South of my day’s circle York Self Drives - South of my day’s circle

  • Half day
  • 75 km

“South of my day’s circle…the high lean country full of old stories….”  Judith Wright.
This trail follows the Avon River through some of the most fertile farmland to Beverley and returns along a high scenic route.

Much older than the farming landscape are the surrounding hills which speak of Ballardong Noongar cultural heritage. Look out for the Wargyl (Rainbow Serpent) track to your right; bare land in a distinct trail up the hillside.
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Follow the Avon River and see signs in the landscape of the Ballardong Noongar culture that predates white settlement by thousands of years. Travelling through some of the earliest settled farmland you'll encounter tiny Churches, barns and bridges, all poignant pointers to life in early settlement days.

Beverley makes a great lunch stop with country pubs and cafes; have fun spotting the unexpected Art Deco architecture, aeroplane, murals and even a geodesic dome in this quiet country town. Return to York  along the Top Beverley road for some of the best views of the Avon Valley and its unspoilt landscape. 

York Visitor Centre

(08) 9641 1301

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Time / Duration

Half or full day experience, depending on stops taken


75km loop

What To Pack

Group A - Urban Trails (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

York Visitor Centre, York Town Hall, 100 km (1 hour plus) east of Perth

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Trail End

Difficulty Notes

All of this route is on bitumen roads, apart from one short section of gravel track leading to a Church. Please take care and drive SLOWLY on country roads, beware of livestock, kangaroos and large farm machinery . Includes sections of gravel roads. Please take care and drive SLOWLY on country roads, beware of livestock, kangaroos and large farm machinery . Slow right down, especially when cornering, braking, or moving onto gravel hard shoulders on narrow bitumen roads.


In York: Car and coach parking, water access and public toilets at Howick street. Town Hall has Visitor Centre with shop, water access and public toilets with toilet for people with disabilities and first aid equipment during opening hours 9.30am-4pm daily. Fuel service stations, Public telephone and many cafes in Avon Terrace. Lots of children's hands-on activities at the Residency Museum. Beverley has a Visitor Centre, public toilets, pubs and cafes and fuel service station.
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • First Aid Equipment
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

All year round. Especially scenic from late May to mid-October

Trail Access


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