Top things to do in York

Cafe in York

Jules Cafe

Putting a hippy spin on heritage York since 1990 (Che Guevara poster, World Wildlife Fund sticker, trance tunes, patchouli incense…you get the picture), Jules Cafe channels Lebanese heritage with top-notch kebabs, f…
Pub in York

Imperial Homestead Hotel

You can't miss the imperious old Imperial Homestead, cobbled together from honey-coloured local stone in 1886…and still the most appealing place in York for a crafty beer of a glass of wine. There's also motel-style…
Viewpoint in York

Mt Brown Lookout

For a cracking view over York, the Avon River and the surrounding hills and wheatfields, find your way out past the town cemetery on the eastern side of the river, continuing to the end of Pioneer Dr and the summit …
Museum in York

York Motor Museum

A must for old-car enthusiasts (vintage, veteran and classic – do you know the difference?), York's main-street motor museum has everything from a basic billycart to a hippy-painted 1951 Ford Prefect and a 1966 Vali…
Museum in York

Residency Museum

Built in 1858, this museum houses some intriguing historical exhibits, paying respect to Ballardong culture, and has plenty of poignant old black-and-white photos of York (no, it's not inside the amazing two-storey …
Historic Building in York

York Courthouse Complex

York's imposing red-brick-and-stone courthouse has hosted plenty of nefarious characters since it started presiding over the town's moral standards in 1852. The cells here remained in use until 1981. These days you …
Pub Food in York

Castle Hotel

Reputedly the oldest inland hotel in WA (who keeps track of these things?), the balcony-hung 1853 Castle does a roaring trade in pub meals, plus excellent wood-fired pizzas at Friday lunchtimes and on weekends (both…
Cultural in York

York Festival

This month-long arts and culture fest injects plenty of life (and dollars) into York every September, banishing the winter blues in favour of workshops, concerts, markets, foodie events, exhibitions and installation…
Church in York

Holy Trinity Church

Across the Avon River from the town centre, this castellated red-brick church was completed in 1854. Inside are stained-glass windows designed by WA artist Robert Juniper, as well as a rare pipe organ.