With borders being shut due to COVID-19, its time to explore our great state!

In this series of “Ecology & Eat Experience”, we will give you some interesting ideas to visit on the weekend.

In today’s exciting edition, we are focusing in on York.

So…York is one of WA’s oldest towns (1835 to be exact). Oldest being Albany in 1826, but hey… its a really long time ago!

So what can you do this weekend?

Yellow Canola Fields

From now until the end of September, visit the beautiful YELLOW canola fields ! Please observe below.

The Canola fields of York opened up on the 16th of August and will remain open until approximately mid-September.

The fields are open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm with an entry fee of $5.

Now that is something you don’t see everyday.

Residency Museum

While you’re there, you should check out the Residency Museum.

Built in the 1850s, it is the last remaining part of York’s Convict Depot!

While at the Residency Museum, you can complete the Ballardong Noongar Six Seasons Garden Walk.

In their own words:

“Created in consultation with the local Ballardong Noongar community, a meandering path takes you on a short walk through remnant bush now being renewed with native trees and plants, many labelled with their Noongar, botanical and common names.

Ceramic ‘rocks’ made by students of York District High School line the path, depicting the names of the six seasons and animals traditionally important to the Noongar people.”

As you know, we are big on the fascinating six seasons and how this sustained the First Australians for several millennia and this is right up our alley for a weekend activity!

Avon River Suspension Bridge

Time to stretch the legs ahead of working up that appetite. Well, you can also take a walk around and across the Avon River thanks to the Suspension Bridge.

The vistas are simply stunning.

 

If you get hungry…

York also has many well known places to eat.

Chinese food.  York’s got you covered with the Golden York Chinese Restaurant.

Pub grub, York’s got you covered with Greenhills.

Modern Australian? York’s got you covered with Alice at the Palace. Check this out below!

The options are literally endless!

For more information, feel free to check out the link below ⬇️

https://visit.york.wa.gov.au/news/canola-for-tourism-location-opening-from-16-august-2020/10489