Best Backpacker Bus Tours to York Western Australia
York Western Australia
York is the first inland European settlement in Western Australia and was established in 1831. It is located 97 km east of Perth. York is an ideal example of its colonial architecture and heritage precinct. Birds and wildflowers will complement the open gardens. There is a wide range of experiences on offer that includes wine festivals to country racing.
Two Easy Day Trips by Car
There are many short trips you can do in a day, these are just two that can be easily added to for a longer stay. One takes you to a historic town, the other focuses on good food, coffee and wine.
York is one of the small towns in the countryside east of Perth dating from the earliest years of white settlement. The historic town is just less than 100km from Central Perth via Highway 94 and the Great Southern Highway. The journey is around one and a half hours depending on traffic.
How to Get There
From suburbs south of Perth, travel by Kalamunda past the Mundaring Weir. Stop for a look around the site and weir and join Highway 94 to York at Mundaring.
Things to Do in York
- Check out the heritage buildings dating from the mid-1800s, including the Castle Hotel, built in 1853.
- Cross the Suspension Bridge over the Avon River, just round the corner from the Post Office in Avon Terrace,
- Have a picnic in the park and perhaps cool off later with a drink at the Castle Hotel. You’ll find it on the corner of South St and Avon Terrace.
- York has lots of lovely little shops selling souvenirs and handicrafts. Many of these can be found in various historical buildings.
- York Post Office
- Castle Hotel, York
Travel to the city via Toodyay, about an hour north. You can choose the scenic route through the countryside along Spencers Brook – York Road or Route 120 via Northam. Perhaps a combination of both, via Northam. All take about the same time.
You can travel by bus, which is much further and takes just over two and a half hours. The journey takes you north east from Perth to Northam, before turning south to York. This isn’t practical for a day trip, but might be worth considering for an overnight stay or longer.
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