In the beautiful Avon Valley, an hour east of Perth, York is Western Australia’s most historic inland town. First settled in 1831, it is now a popular tourist destination and reminder of life in the pioneering days. Governor James Stirling commissioned Ensign Robert Dale to explore east of the Darling Range, and in August 1830, Dale discovered what was to become the Avon Valley. The fertile countryside reminded them of England, and they named the locality York. Convicts were introduced to York in 1851 and did much to develop the district. York is best to visit Thursday to Sunday when everything is open!