York Self Drives - To the East I grant my happiness

About the Trail

Start off by setting the scene for your trip with panoramic views from the top of Wongborel (Mt. Brown) where the vistas stretch over the Avon Valley.

Resting at the foot of the hill are many early settlers under fascinating monuments, modest to majestic, in York Cemetery's best Gothic style. Peer down the same well where C19th prospectors would have drawn water and set off in their footsteps along the Goldfields road.

The trail forms two loops and you may choose to do all 71 kilometres, the 47km top loop or the 57km lower loop.  Each loop includes approximately 10 kilometres of gravel road.

The hamlet of Quellington has a stone-built hall, still used for community functions today and the hamlet of Greenhills boasts a popular authentic country pub. In wildflower season take a 14km detour to the lovely Wallaby Hills Nature Reserve.

Time your return to York to finish up by looking around the York Residency Museum, which has intriguing exhibitions of Ballardong Noongar culture, convict and settler stories. This route can be linked with the York Self Drive 'Sky O'the North' route via Burges Siding Road. 

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