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City of York Bay

Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia
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The shipwreck

I was wondering why it was named the City Of York Bay. I found out that there was a shipwreck at... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
Wrecked ship gave name to bay

The City of York was carrying a cargo of timber and doors when the master became confused in heavy... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 May 2018
“The shipwreck”
31 May 2017
“Wrecked ship gave name to bay”
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Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I was wondering why it was named the City Of York Bay. I found out that there was a shipwreck at that very place. 11 people died. This is why this is called the City of York Bay. It is no wonder that boats could...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The City of York was carrying a cargo of timber and doors when the master became confused in heavy weather. The ship was wrecked and 11 crew, including the master, perished. The wreck was attributed to confusion over lights. As a result, the second Rottnest...More

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had a quokka sneak up behind us at the bus stop here which was initially scary (really?!) but great fun. The beach itself is nice but not as good as Ricey. It's worth a visit though.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016

The snapshot view of this bay begs you to explore. We hung off all the bus stops as we thought that the last ones may appeal to us the best. Most of these last stops are small beaches. It is near the end of the...More

Thank Margaret S
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Enjoy the beautiful scenery. Before you cycle out here, perhaps read up on the history of the rescue of the passengers from the City of York that sank off shore here.

1  Thank 4everTheTraveller
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

It's been over 20 years since I have been to Rottenest. It was so disappointing to see so much sea-weed. The once pristine beaches with clear coves and crystal clear water are now darkened with thick sea-weed. I was so disappointed to see so much...More

Thank Cecilia D
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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We spent a awesome few hours in this gorgeous beach. We had it to ourselves and the water was crystal clear and the sand was white as can be! Great place for photos and well worth the trip down the hill to explore

Thank madstever
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Don't know if this is typical but there was a lot of seaweed on my visit. Rottnest has so many wonderful beaches that this one isn't making my cut.

1  Thank Waddler
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