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York’s Giant Christmas Card Trail

  • 1-3 hours
  • 1.6 km

Once upon a time, there lived a giant who needed somewhere to put his Christmas cards. Discover where he put them, all over the quaint historic town of York! This trail provides a short walk or all cards can be seen by driving via nearby streets.

Join Father Christmas in wishing everyone in York a Happy Christmas!
Take a selfie and send it to  someone you love with a Christmas message!
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Trail Start

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York Avon Terrace and Ballardong st Crossroads 100 km (1 hour plus) east of Perth

Trail End

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York South Street and Avon Terrace crossroads, 100 km (1 hour plus) east of Perth

Juicy cherries welcome you to York, which has plenty of eateries with delicious food - although no promises that cherries are on every menu!. Call in at the the Town Hall and Visitor Centre to find out what else there is to do and see in York.

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

This tranquil park is just the place for sweet Honeysuckle to wish you a happy Christmas! A magical greenspace behind the old stables of the Imperial Hotel, overlooked by the former Masonic Hall. Cross the park to the next card.

The angels sing near St Patrick's Church ( (1886, tower ext 1909) and Hall (1860) and the war memorial that commemorates the sacrifices of those in conflicts since WW2. Make your way down South Street towards Avon Terrace to find the next card.

A tasty pudding or two may be found inside the Castle as well as outside!
Continue along Avon Terrace to find the next card.

Join Father Christmas in wishing everyone in York a Happy Christmas!
Take a selfie and send it to someone as a Christmas message! Continue along Avon Terrace to the next card.

We hope all children are as happy and dancing with joy this Christmas as these children from 1890! Cross the road and make your way back along Avon Terrace, turn left at the IGA towards Avon Park to find the next card.

Before you get to the next card, don't miss the Suspension Bridge. Have fun and a fantastic view of the river as you sashay and sway across! This is a replica of the first suspension bridge erected in 1888 nearer to the current South Street roadbridge.Warning - unstable surface - it swings!
Cyclists dismount. Photo: Karina Leonhardt

With all the play equipment, including a flying fox in Avon Park, children will look cute - even if not in white dresses - when having fun here! Explore Avon Park and maybe have a picnic or BBQ beside the river

A great spot for a family outing and picnic, with natureplay area including flying fox, skatepark and BBQs. The York Agricultural Society, who petitioned the British Government to send convicts to WA, held their Annual Show and fair here until the 1890s, when Municipal Gardens were developed. Make you way back up South street to Avon Terrace. Photo: lisanicoleimagery.com.au / Shire of York

The final card on the trail. Robins may be scarce in York but there are plenty of native wild birds. Check out the Birds and Wildflowers of York brochure online - see links - and plan your next visit to see them in spring or autumn.
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A short easy walk through the parks and historic centre of York to discover the giant's Christmas cards scattered round the town. So unique and Insta-worthy, your friends will be amazed when they see your pictures! 

There's a glimpse of detail from each card here to give you a clue, but you'll need to visit to see the real thing. These cards are totally unique and are supersized reproductions of nineteenth century cards in the York Residency Museum collection.

A great family activity which includes two parks, families will especially enjoy Avon Park with its superb play and picnic facilities. 

York Visitor Centre

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Time / Duration

Up to 3 hours

Length

1.6 kilometres

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

York Avon Terrace and Ballardong st Crossroads 100 km (1 hour plus) east of Perth

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Trail End

York South Street and Avon Terrace crossroads, 100 km (1 hour plus) east of Perth

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Facilities

First Aid available at York Town Hall during Visitor Centre opening hours 9.30am to 4pm daily. Defibrillator outside Shire Offices adjacent to Town Hall. Public Toilets including for disabled people in York Town Hall. Toilets, water point in Avon Park. Public telephone in Avon Terrace near York Courthouse. Shops and cafes in Avon Terrace.
  • Access without assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Coach Parking
  • First Aid Equipment
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Shop
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

Only available until 9 January 2022

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Trail Access

By car, approximately 100km from Perth CBD

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