Laurelville’s luxury accommodation makes it a great place for a weekend getaway from Perth, or a stopover when travelling from New Norcia or to Wave Rock.  Check out the New Norcia web site  and the Pathways to Wave Rock YouTube video.

Or if you just want to stay in York and unwind at Laurelville, relax in the garden, wander the historic town, enjoy the buzz of the festivals, experience an early sunrise in a hot air balloon or get some adrenalin pumping with a skydive!

History

The many magnificently restored heritage buildings from the Victorian and Federation era reflect the charm and character of York.  Step back in time and explore the finely restored York Residency Museum. Exhibitions and themes include local Noongar culture, convict history, ceramics and Chinese market gardeners.

Reminisce over the fine international collection of vintage motor vehicles on display at the York Motor Museum. Include a visit to the Old Post Office building and the Court House to experience both history and heritage.

Festivals

York is renowned for its status as a festival town, hosting many events throughout the calendar year, many of which utilise the magnificent Town Hall. The signature event is the ‘York Jazz & Soul Festival’ – showcasing international and domestic musicians for a full weekend of live entertainment, it is the coolest destination for an authentic experience of jazz music and entertainment.

Other highlights are the Gourmet Food and Wine Festival; the Antique & Collectors Fair; the Arts and Crafts Exhibition and the Wedding Expo.

Gardens

As well as the gardens at Laurelville, York also hosts the beautiful Spring Garden Festival, held in the middle of October, the height of the wildflower season when York glows in all its spring magic.

Sightseeing

There are a number of historic walks, self drive tours and walking trails.

York has several artisan experiences available to the visitor. Purchase some fine furniture, excellent quality art and unique gifts from the Mill Gallery or Great Southern Gallery. Chalkies on South offers fine quality antiques or you can browse other stores offering a range of old records and other memorabilia.

As an agricultural community, there are a variety of local gourmet food producers open to the public for tastings, including York Wines (famous for its preservative and chemical free red wines), York Olive Oils and the various preserves from Perts Pantry.

Cafes and restaurants in York are numerous and provide many opportunities for dining, from casual to exquisite cuisine. The local old-fashioned sweets shop adds a delightful finish to a meal!

Sport

  • Bicycles
  • Avon Descent
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Sky Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Croquet
  • Canoeing

For more information, visit the Avon Valley section of the Experience Perth website.