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York Walks - Grand Designs York Walks - Grand Designs

  • 1-3 hours
  • 1.5 km

A look at the pubs, parapets and historic places that give York’s main street its unique character. A unique ‘step back in time’ with all the contemporary convenience of shops, pubs and cafes en route!

A nationally significant landmark, its grand Edwardian opulence reflecting the town's prosperity through agriculture and the gold rushes of the 1890's. York Visitor Centre is located here. Photo: Shire of York
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A short walk down Avon Terrace, York's main street, will reveal an architectural time capsule of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. From the original part of the Castle Hotel built in 1853 to the grand symbol of Edwardian opulence that is York Town Hall, everywhere you look oozes historic charm in this unspoilt country town.  Starting from and returning to the York Visitor Centre in York Town Hall, this trail provides a unique 'step back in time' but with all the contemporary convenience of shops, pubs and cafes en route!. York is just over an hour’s drive from Perth through beautiful bush and rolling farmland and has several linking walk and cycle trails that you can mix and match to suit yourself.

York Visitor Centre

(08) 9641 1301

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Time / Duration

1-3 hours


1.5 kilometres

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

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

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The trail map is obtainable from York Visitor Centre or download at . First Aid and Defibrillator available at York Town Hall during Visitor Centre opening hours 9.30am to 4pm daily. Public Toilets including for disabled people in York Town Hall. Public telephone in Avon Terrace near York Courthouse. Shops and cafes in Avon Terrace. Download children's educational activities from Residency Museum website.
  • Cafe
  • Child Activities
  • First Aid Equipment
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

All year round. Temperatures can be hot during January and February

Trail Access


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