York is something special. York is the oldest inland town in Western Australia; it was settled in 1831 only two years after Perth was settled in 1829.

The town of York today is a destination tourist town and will be encounted when heading south from Northam. The traveler must ensure York is an overnight town visit when planning travel arrangements are being made for the region. York is one of the best preserved classic heritage towns in Western Australia. By the late 1880s the town was teeming with miners and fossickers, all alighting from the train and preparing to make the long journey across the plains to the goldfields. It was during the period 1886 to 1900 that most of the town's impressive buildings were constructed.

York is also a service town for the rich Wheatbelt region.

York is a museum in its own right, but there is also a residential museum on the western entry to the town.

The Hotels in York are all over 150 years old and grand classics.

The Catholic Church is a magnificent 1850ís building. The United likewise is a century plus proposition.

The Identified War Memorial is in the Memorial Gardens.

There lots of heritage buildings and plenty to look at York. An overnight at a minimum is needed to get the best out of this great little town.

Heritage diary


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course