The Avon River

The Avon River is one of the jewels in the crown of the Avon Valley, and can be seen to its best advantage in York. Join the River Conservation Society’s John Crook and Ballardong Noongar woman Dr. Marion Kickett for this fascinating walk, taking in the ecological and cultural significance of this beautiful river and its surrounds. 

Includes Q & A and light refreshments at the new Environmental Discovery Centre. 

About The River Conservation Society

The River Conservation Society sees all river systems and all remnant bushland as having high ecological value. These areas are important for the conservation of flora and fauna, to provide wildlife habitat and corridors and to protect natural landforms.


DATE: Sat 1 Oct

TIME: 10:00am, 2:00pm

DURATION: 120 mins

VENUE: Meet at Mile Pool (end of Water St, York WA)

ACCESSIBILITY: Most of this walk takes place on a formed track but could be difficult terrain for patrons who require wheelchairs. If you’d like to discuss this experience and your accessibility requirements with our team, please email

COST: Free, registration required. 

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the beautiful lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people. We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

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