Who wouldn’t enjoy morning tea (own expense) at York, in the Avon Valley! York is one of Western Australia’s most picturesque towns, where streets are lined with charming architecture. The historic town was the first inland European settlement in WA, founded back in 1831. Have your heart warmed at a Dog Cemetery reading owners loving, sometimes elaborate, memories of their faithful four legged companions. Enjoy Hyden, home to Hippo’s Yawn, an aptly named rock formation which resembles a hippo yawning.
Be decadent at a buffet lunch at the wild flower shop, all the while anticipating visiting the surf like spectacle of Wave Rock, which is over 2,700 million years old, and the ancient Gnamma Holes. You can choose to visit Wave Rock Wildlife Park and enjoy the company of kangaroos, emus, wallabies, wombats, koalas, lizards and a wide range of birds OR view a unique Antique Lace Collection dating back to the 1600’s. After all that excitement, you’ll also get the chance to learn about the aboriginal legend of Mulka’s Cave.
Returning to Perth via a different route, enjoy the quaint country town of Babakin for afternoon tea prepared by the Country Women’s Association (own expense), with an added bonus of wild flower stops, viewing varieties including the vibrant orange flowering Christmas Tree, Kangaroo Paw, Banksia, Wattle and Everlastings. Profusion of wild flowers depends on weather and other conditions, therefore we cannot guarantee sightings.