The oldest inland town in Western Australia, York is one of the adventure capitals of the country. York is self-nominated as one of the most picturesque towns in Western Australia, and sitting in the Avon Valley, the town has a very long history. It is known for its celebrations, including annual events and festivals revolving around arts and crafts, music, vintage cars, sports and its historic gardens.
York’s historical attractions–including the Railway Station, Post and Telegraph Office and Town Hall–date from the late 1800s. The town once served as a farming hub and then a base for gold miners but has since changed into a tourist destination for its historical elements.and served as a farming town, and then a base for goldminers.
York is one of the best places for adventure sports in Australia and is a great spot for skydiving and paragliding; it even boasts the title of Australia’s largest skydiving center. York is also known for its motocross, but for those who prefer their activities a little less adrenaline-filled, there’s also a town pool, pony club and huge network of hiking trails.
York is located 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Perth, amounting to a driving time of about an hour and a half. York has hot summers and mild winters, with spring and autumn also featuring warm weather.