September 9, 2013

Day trip / York

Canola fields looking oh-so-pretty in York.

Canola fields looking oh-so-pretty in York.

York is just a 1.5 hour drive east of Perth. It was one of the first towns to be settled in Perth (in 1831), just two years after Perth was settled. It was used mostly for a farming area because of the amazing soil. Most of the buildings and a lot of the homes in the area were built in the 1900s and are just stunning. How gorgeous is the shop (for lease) below? It has an enormous garden out the back with a river running through, lavender plants, lemon trees, a fireplace inside and a giant upstairs area. I think in another life I’d buy that shop and turn it into a gorgeous cafe and restaurant. We were lucky enough to go on a weekend when the canola fields were showing their yellow blooms. They looked so beautiful at sunset.

 

Shop for lease in York

The main street in York

The main street in York

Suspension bridge, York.

Braving the suspension bridge.

View from the suspension bridge.

View from the suspension bridge.

We visited the yearly York Agricultural Show while we were up there. Dad had entered a few of his heirloom beetroots into the gardening competition, and won first place! There was also a category for the best packet cakes (how funny!). There were farm animals, native plants for sale, rides, showbags, food stalls and local crafts and even though the rain earlier in the day made it muddy, it was such a nice day.

DucksFairyfloss

Donkey

Natives

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Farm animals and Dad's award-winning beetroots.

Farm animals and Dad’s award-winning beetroots.

FieldsSunset

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10 Comments

  • Reply Alex August 15, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    Hi Jessica,
    I saw beautiful photos of the Canola fields you took from the post ‘Day Trip York’
    I was just wondering around which period of the year did you take the photos?
    I am heading to Perth in March and would be hoping to take photos of some Canola fields!
    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂

    Cheers,
    Alex

    • Jessica Holmes
      Reply Jessica Holmes August 15, 2014 at 2:37 PM

      Hi Alex! It’s a beautiful sight, isn’t it? I went there around the 10th of September and I think they were this yellow for about a week before. I don’t think they look this pretty for too long so you must get in quick 🙂

  • Reply Christine June 12, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Hi Jessica,

    Your photos are breathe taking. I’m planning to go to York from Perth in this coming September for wedding shooting. I was just wondering which road you’d recommend for the beautiful canola field?

    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Cheers,
    Christine

    • Reply Jess June 12, 2015 at 4:11 PM

      Hi Christine,
      I’m glad you like the photos! It truly is a wondrous sight. These photos was taken on Ulster Road and Morris Edwards Drive. They were just from the side of the road, though, as everything is fenced off. They’ll make for some wonderful wedding photos!

  • Reply Nadia August 15, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Hello Love!
    Can you let me know the exact address of this canola field pleased?
    Thanks
    Nadia

    • Jessica Holmes
      Reply Jessica Holmes August 15, 2016 at 8:54 PM

      Hi Nadia,
      These pics were taken on Ulster Road and Morris Edwards Drive. I took them at the beginning of September a few years back, so not sure how they’ll look now. There’s also a massive field as you drive up to York… you can’t miss it.

      • Reply stephanie July 22, 2017 at 11:10 PM

        hi jessica, thanks a lot for sharing, may I ask what part of the day is the best to visit the canola field? thank you!

        • Jessica Holmes
          Reply Jessica Holmes August 27, 2017 at 8:20 PM

          Hi Stephanie,
          Any time is good to visit but I think you can’t go past the late afternoon, when the sun is setting. The canola looks like it’s glowing!

  • Reply Annita August 2, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Hi Jessica, I would love to see the canola fields at York. I’m heading to York this end of September, do you think they’re still available? I’m driving from Perth to York via National Highway 94, would there be any canola fields along the highway or do I need to do a detour?

    • Jessica Holmes
      Reply Jessica Holmes August 27, 2017 at 8:25 PM

      Hi Annita, September is a great time to see the canola. You drive into York along the Great Southern Highway, and there are plenty of canola fields along there. Just be careful when you pull over on the side of the road. There are plenty of other fields just out of York, it’s worth getting a bit ‘lost’. Enjoy!

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