Things to do and See

In the Avon Valley

York is located in the picturesque Avon Valley, just an hours drive east of Perth. A colourful patchwork of gently rolling hills and winding streams set the backdrop for peaceful drives and countryside getaways. The Avon Valley is a perfect destination for a day trip from Perth or for a weekend getaway in WA.

The region boasts seven intriguing localities for you to explore; Beverley, Chittering, Goomalling, Northam, Toodyay, York, New Norcia and Victoria Plains. A unique contrast of old and new the Avon Valley offers a wide variety of experiences for the discerning traveler. Whether you are tempted by an adventure holiday, a romantic weekend, a family getaway or the chance to explore some of the Avon Valley’s rich history, the Avon Valley is the place to be as you discover a new holiday experience close to Perth in WA.

From horse racing, sky diving, hot air ballooning, mountain and motor bike riding and paragliding, there is plenty to do for the thrill seekers. For those looking for a more restful holiday the Avon Valley offers bush walking, star gazing, wildflower and bird spotting and many peaceful spots to read, rest and relax.  Find Avon Valley businesses, services and local attractions all right here at the York Visitor Centre and at the Central Wheatbelt Visitors Centre. These websites contain everything you need to know to plan your trip, including accommodation, fantastic food and wine stops, things to do and information on local news, history and events.