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York Walks - Hidden Gems York Walks - Hidden Gems

  • 1-3 hours
  • 2.8 km

Tour the undiscovered jewels of York’s sidestreets - there’s so much more to York than meets the eye at first glance.  Enjoy a picnic in one of the parks and gardens along the way.

Designed by ex-convict architect Joseph Nunan, St. Patrick's was described as "decidedly the most handsome edifice for religious purposes in the Colony" at its opening.
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Many more heritage buildings can be found by those who wander a little further than York's main street. You'll also find a surprising Bushland Garden with over 400 native flora species; churches, schools and evidence of trades and industries past.

Starting from York Visitor Centre in the Town Hall, the walk has been designed so that you can do as much or as little as you wish in a series of loops. Peace Park, Avon Park or the Bushland or RSL Gardens make great picnic and rest stops en route.

The whole route is 2.8km. For shorter walks, cut through at Settlers House and Post Office laneway to do top half loop of 1.8km or bottom half loop of 2.1km.

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

Other Links

  • Trail Map

    Trail Map and further information

  • Wikipedia York

    Further information about York's heritage

  • InHerit

    State Heritage Office database of heritage places

  • Destination Perth

    Comprehensive information on the Perth region including destinations, things to see and do, accommodation and tours.

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Time / Duration

Around an hour


From 1.8km to 2.8km depending on route.

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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Town Hall Visitor Centre has shop, toilets for people with disabilities and first aid equipment during opening hours 9.30am-4pm daily. Car and coach parking and toilets in Howick street. Peace Park, Avon Park and York Bushland Garden make great picnic spots, with Avon Park especially suitable for children. Cafes and public telephone in Avon Terrace.
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • First Aid Equipment
  • Picnic Area
  • 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

Road 2WD, walk from town

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