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York - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located in the Avon Valley 98 km east of Perth and part of WA Wheatbelt region, York is a charming and picturesque town. Founded in 1831 on the banks of the Avon River, it was the first inland European settlement in WA and is the oldest inland town in Western Australia.

With a long history and a unique past, many of its old buildings are still being utilised today. A stroll down the main street is a great starting point for viewing some of the Victorian and Federation heritage buildings that still stand today. The York Residency Museum provides a great insight into York's past, being located in one of the principal heritage areas of York.

It has much to offer, from it’s natural surrounds and picturesque farmlands. York is also well known for annual events and festivals, ranging from music, to arts and crafts, to vintage motor vehicles, cultural sporting events and its historical gardens and roses.

Check out our listing of York accommodation, Avon Valley accommodation and Wheatbelt Region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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York Visitor Centre
Historic York Town Hall
81 Avon Terrace
YORK WA 6302
Ph: 08 9641 1301
Fax: 08 9641 1787

7 days 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
MSN Map of York, Western Australia
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York Attractions

The Residency Museum, York
• 4 Brook St, YORK WA • Ph/Fax: 08 9641 1751 • Email
• Opening hours: see website
• Located in one of the principal heritage areas of York, The Residency Museum was originally part of the York Convict Hiring Depot complex in the 1850s and 1860s. Presenting the large collection of artefacts connected with the history of York, visitors can explore some of the fascinating display themes that include convicts, ceramics and Chinese market gardeners. There are hands-on family activities and a public research area.
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York Distance

Distance to York
• Following are some approximate distances by road to York:
• Albany 420
• Beverley 35
• Bolgart 89
• Fremantle 117
• Joondalup 115
• Mundaring 63
• New Norcia 151
• Northam 38
• Perth 98
• Toodyay 64
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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