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About York Walks - Hidden Gems
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.
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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 or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
FacilitiesTown 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.
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Dog Friendly
- First Aid Equipment
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- 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
Road 2WD, walk from town
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St.Patrick's Church (1886, tower ext 1909)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.
Flour Mill (1892)When constructed, it was the largest flour mill in the State. Today it houses an art & craft gallery & cafe
York Bushland GardenMeander through a native wildflower wonderland with over 400 species of native flora, a plant photographer's paradise in spring and a fascinating 'green' rest stop on your town tour.
Masonic HallOriginally built for the Oddfellows Society, it became Masonic Lodge no.5 in Western Australia and is now an art, craft and glass gallery
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