We decided do something different and so we took our family out and explored some 'ghost towns' that are on the outskirts of York. We downloaded the 'self drive tour number 7' from the Shire of York website.
Firstly, before you think 'what a great idea' and go ahead and download, print out and drive the hour and a bit to York, please be aware that some of the properties and places on the self drive tour are on Private Property, and, despite what my husband was expecting, you are not going to find an actual town. There are buildings here and there, some short histories to go with it all, some grave yards and piles of rubble of what used to be, but on the whole, no 'town'. Yes, my husband was very disappointed. But it is a great afternoon out visiting the wheatbelt and we had fun.
The self drive tour begins and ends in York, going through some very small 'town's', the major points being Dangin, Greenhills and Quairaiding. As you move further east out of the ranges and on to the wheatbelt, things get more and more interesting. Quairaiding was the most interesting point for us as it is a large country town with a lot of old graveyards and antique automobiles. Best to visit this town in the morning as it seems to be closed in the afternoon.