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Day Trip To York In Western Australia. York situated only 99.3 km away from Perth and only about 80-minute driving distance, York is an excellent getaway to escape from the hectic city life of Perth. York is one of the best preserved nineteenth-century towns in Australia. There are many tourist attractions in York in addition to the beautiful old buildings like the York Town Hall that reflect old architecture that is worth a visit.
Perth to York Tours
Day Trip To York In Western Australia. York is one of Western Australia’s most beautiful towns with charming architecture. This town was the first inland European settlement in Western Australia, founded in 1831. Given its proximity to Perth, the historical town of York can be visited in a single day through guided day trips. However, you can enjoy a great day in York independently too.
1. Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour from Perth
∙ Pick-up at Perth
You can be picked up from selected Perth city hotels on request at the time of booking.
∙ York Town Hall
Firstly, visit the Town Hall of York and admire its charming architecture. Take a stroll along the main town strip and admire the old buildings before travelling on to Hyden. Pause at a dog cemetery in honour of working Australian sheepdogs along the way.
∙ Wildflower Shoppe
A little further on the journey, sit down to an Aussie country-style lunch amidst beautiful scenery. Choose to visit a wildlife park or check out the antique lace collection.
Secondly, wander through the wildlife park and enjoy watching native Australian animals such as kangaroos, emus, wallabies, wombats, koalas and birds.
Antique Lace Collection
Alternatively, view the antique lace collection that dates back to the 1600s and preserved in beautiful hand-crafted cabinets.
∙ Mulka’s Cave
Thirdly, visit Mulka’s Cave which is a large boulder with a hollowed-out cave-like shape. Learn all about the ancient Aboriginal legend associated with the cave. Observe Mulka’s handprints on the walls of the cave. These handprints are much larger and placed higher for the structure of an average human being.
∙ Hippo’s Yawn
Fourthly, admire the Hippo’s Yawn, a rocky outcrop of the area that resembles a yawning hippopotamus.
∙ Wave Rock
Finally, marvel at the Wave Rock, the 2700-million-year-old rock made of multi-coloured granite that resembles a giant surf wave. The 50-foot tall Wave Rock is one of Western Australia’s most popular landmarks.
∙ Wild Flowers
Seasonally, admire Western Australia’s renowned wildflowers during this tour. The wildflower season runs September to November. These carpets of colourful wildflowers make excellent photo opportunities.
2. 7000-Feet Tandem Skydiving Midweek Tour
Try this adrenalin-pumping experience at 7000 feet high in the air! Experience the ultimate thrill of free-fall as the earth rushes forward to meet you at more than 200 mph! Exit the aircraft at 7000 feet and experience the thrill of the 15-second free-fall until the tandem instructor opens your parachute at 5000 feet. Indulge in the excitement as you glide over to landing.
∙ Special Features of This Tour
✔ The ultimate thrilling experience of tandem skydiving
✔ 15-second free-fall from 7000 feet
✔ Magical views down below the Avon Valley and surrounds
✔ Award-winning safe drop zone
✔ Experience gift pack with personalised voucher and message card
✔ Skydiving facility that includes private airfield, pool, sauna, café and bar
✔ Individual guidance from the tandem instructor for the entire duration of the skydive
3. Wave Rock Wildflower Trail
Marvel at the fascinating displays of wildflowers atop massive granite outcrops, in the charming country towns and nature reserves along this trail. The trail takes you through the Central Wheat-belt area of Western Australia. After spending a fruitful morning amidst York’s yesteryear charm, visit some of the region’s nature reserves that are abundant in wildflowers.
∙ Wildflower Nature Reserves near York
The following are some nature reserves plentiful in wildflowers near York;
- St Ronan’s Reserve and Mokine Reserve (approximately 20 km from York on the Great Southern Highway)
- Wallaby Hills Reserve (approximately 30 km from York on the old Goldfields Road)
These nature reserves are blessed with an impressive variety of spring wildflowers. Some of them are Pygmy Sundew, Yellow Hibbertia, Rosy-cheeked Donkey Orchids, climbing fringed Lily, Mouse Ears and Dampiera.
York Motor Museum
Established in 1979, the museum has a complete collection of automobiles from around the world and is considered as one of the finest private collections of Veteran, Vintage, Classic and Racing Cars in Australia depicting a vivid picture of the evolution of the motor vehicles to the present day. Just a 5-minute drive away from York, the museum is situated in the Avon Terrace.
Mount Brown Lookout
Being only a 4-minute drive from York via Pioneer Drive, it is a popular place to visit. Mount Brown Lookout offers a panoramic view of the easy-going Western Australian town of York. Located at a height of 342 m, it provides a panoramic view of York. Being at a high altitude, it is ideal to see the sunset and the sunrise.
Avon River Suspension Bridge
The Suspension Bridge is another picturesque construction. The view while being on the bridge is mesmerizing with the Avon river on full display. The ducks on the tranquil water of the river magnify the beauty. The park adjacent to the bridge is equipped with BBQ’s and seating with shade which will be an ideal place to enjoy your time while being alone or with the family.
York Town Hall
One of the most popular buildings in York, it was constructed in 1911. Considered as an icon, it epitomizes the historic appeal of York due to the stunning architecture of the building. Hence, it is a must view in York.