Attractions

The Shire of York has an abundance of attractions for all ages and abilities.

Avon Park

Lowe Street. On the banks of the Avon River, this is the perfect picnic spot. There is a playground for the kids, free gas barbeques, shady trees, picnic tables and seats and toilet facilities.

You can also take a 1.5km stroll down stream to a magnificent permanent pool.

Also provides a 24 HOUR FREE RV PARKING.

Courthouse & Gaol

Avon Terrace. Building date from the 1840'a and include two courtrooms, police station, troopers cottage, gaol cells and stable yards.

Open Thursday - Monday 10am-4pm March to late December. Phone 96412072.

Gwambygine Park

Gt Southern Highway. Just 11kms south of York. A boardwalk and viewing tower will take you right to the river pool and close to nature without disturbing the environment.

There are free gas barbeques, shady trees, picnic tables and seats, toilet facilities and play equipment for the kids.

Gwambygine Homestead

11km towards Beverley on the Gt Southern Highway, immediately after the Wittenoom Bridge. Yorks earliest Homestead, constructed of mud brick in 1836 by Thomas Carter.

This property has been lovingly restored to it's former glory and is open to the public on the second Saturday of each month, April to November.

Mount Brown Lookout

Pioneer Drive. Within 5 minutes of York, you are provided with a beautiful panoramic view of York and it's surrounds.

The perfect setting for an evening picnic and barbeque.

Sandalwood yards

Avon Terrace. Sandalwood was one of the early Colonies major exports. Hundreds of cutters made a living bush felling the wood, which was brought to this yard.

Skydive Express

3453 Spencer's Brook Rd. Try a tandem skydive or learn to skydive with the multi award winning Skydive Express. Open Thursday - Monday phone 9444 4199.

Suspension or Swing bridge

Lowe Street (end of Avon Park). The first temporary bridge over the Avon River, built by convicts around 1853. The bridge has been rebuilt from time to time, finally being reconstructed at its current location in 1988.

The Residency Museum

Brook Street. Originally part of York's Convict Hiring Depot. Open Tue, Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun and Public holidays.

Phone 9641 1751.

The Sock Factory

Stephen Street. Proudly the last remaining manufacturer of socks in WA. Selling a range of Australian ugg boots, blankets, jumpers and much more.

Open Mon - Sun 9.30am - 3pm, phone 9641 2122

The York Mill Gallery

Broome Street. The Old Floor Mill site known as the York Mill has its own remarkable history and offers fine gifts, arts across the mediums, exhibited by a range of talented WA artisans.

The outback store and onsite cafe. Open Wed to Sun 10am-4pm, phone 96412900

Tipperary School Museum

Avon Terrace. Originally located on Tipperary Farm, 8km north of York, this was one of the very few remaining single teacher school houses in the district.

The building was dismantled brick by brick and re-erected at the Sandalwood Yards by a team of dedicated volunteers and members of the York Society, by appointment only.

York Motor Museum

Avon Terrace. Recognised as housing one of the finest private collections of Veteran, Vintage, Classic and Racing cars in Australia. Open daily, phone 96411288.

York Olive Oil Company

Ashworth Road. Visit the factory shop for fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil, straight from the press, also home of the York Icecream Company. Open Sat, Sun and Public Holidays, phone 96412200

York Town Hall

Currently home to YORK INFORMATION SERVICES. Please call in to see our friendly staff Vicki or Tamara to obtain a free map to help you find locations of these attractions and many more. 81 Avon Terrace, York.

Phone 9641 1301 or email info@york.wa.gov.au for further information.

York Wines

Mokine Rd. Established in 1998 on the outskirts of York. The vineyard is chemical and preservative free during the entire growing, wine making and bottling process. Open Fri-Sun & Pub Hols February-December, phone 0428 915 168

Getting Married?

York is a very popular venue for romantic couples tying the knot. We have a number of historic stone built churches for religious ceremonies, as well as beautiful gardens settings for civil ceremonies. Several Homesteads also offer the convenience of having your unique ceremony in their grounds as well as catering for your function.

The Shire has a Condition of Hire form if you choose to have your civil ceremony in one of our beautiful gardens.