St Clement's Retreat (Monastery)
St Clement’s at Galong became a home for the Redemptorists in 1917, when ‘Galong House’ and its surrounding 800 acres, the home of “Ticket of Leave” convict Ned Ryan, was left to them by his son, John Nagle Ryan M.L.A.
The cemetery lies about a kilometre to the east of Galong House (monastery) and is likely to date back to the 1830s. In 1987 the National Trust of Australia classified Galong Cemetery recognising its historical and cultural significance.
Galong may be slightly off the main road network but it is a must-see for passers-by.
Murrumbateman Field Days
The best days are Field Days at Murrumbateman!
Held on the third weekend in October each year, The Murrumbateman Fields Days are the Yass Valley and Canberra Region’s premier small farm field day event.
Sculpture in the Paddock
Sculpture in the Paddock is staged in the beautiful surrounds of the National Trust property‘Cooma Cottage’, once home of the famous Australian born colonial explorer Hamilton Hume.
From the Friday 18th September until the 12th October 2015 these beautiful sculptures will be on [...]
Just old fashioned fun!
Classic Yass is an amazing weekend of family fun and events. A sensational motor show of classic cars on display in Banjo Patterson Park plus the very popular Rotary Billy Cart Derby returns, catering for all age [...]
The Globe Inn
The Globe Inn was once the venue for meetings, balls, theatrical entertainment and the booking offices for the Telegraph Line of American Covered Coaches. It was one of the largest hotels in Yass until c1880 when it became a boarding [...]
Hume & Hovell Walking Track
The Hume and Hovell Walking Track stretches over 440km between Yass and Albury and allows walkers to rediscover the route of explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell on their expedition to Port Phillip in 1824.
Cootamundra Heritage Centre
Located in the old Railway Barricks giving you a glimps at the past of Cootamundra
Bradman Birthplace Museum
The birthplace of “The greatest batsman the world has ever known” Sir Donald Bradman.
Canberra District Wineries in the Yass Valley
Our wine industry has been maturing a long time and today is famed for its distinctive quality. We now boast numerous James Halliday five star wineries among our more than 30 cellar doors.
In recent times we’ve landed Winemaker of the [...]
Yass Heritage Town Walk & Drive
Explore the town and wonderful architecture that give Yass its alluring charm.
Europeans first entered the Yass area in 1821 and settlement started on the south bank of the Yass River following the Hume & Hovell expedition in 1824.
Yass & District Historical Museum
From its formation in 1961 the Society have been actively collecting objects of historical interest related to Yass and District. The Museum was officially opened in its present location in December 1988 after extensive refurbishments were made to a former [...]
Yass Railway Heritage Centre
The original station building was erected way back in 1891; The Yass Railway Museum is home to the steam locomotive 1307 and NSW’s shortest platform, it also exhibits a host of railway memorabilia housed in the original station, boasting static [...]
One of the earliest settlements, this village is home to a renewed and growing community. It lies at the foot of the 796 metre Bowning Hill which gives a good idea of how early explorers and settlers saw the area, [...]
You never heard tell of the story? Well, now, I can hardly believe! Never heard of the honour and glory Of Pardon, the son of Reprieve? But maybe you’re only a Johnnie And don’t know a horse from a hoe?
The village was first surveyed in 1853 and when gold was discovered 30 years later, the population soared.
Constructed over more than 20 years, the Burrinjuck Dam remains one of the world’s largest irrigation dams, an engineering feat that provides water to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area for crops, river flows and town supplies.
On Canberra’s doorstep, Wallaroo is an ideal country base for your visit to the capital and Yass Valley. Named after the very shy and rarely spotted woolly black wallabies, Wallaroo really gets you away from it all, yet you’re close [...]
A stunning example of living history with today’s lifestyles sensitively blended with a lovingly preserved past, the heritage listed 19th century village of Gundaroo is a unique modern community.
A former gold mining town, Murrumbateman is the focus of the Canberra district cool-climate wine region with over 30 wineries now achieving acclaim on Australian and international tables.
Murrumbateman is the ideal base to explore the entire area or a different [...]
Thought to be named after tiny green gemstones found by an early Scots resident which he called ‘Wee Jaspers’ this is a natural wonderland made 400 million years ago for exploring, camping, picnicking, bird-watching and outdoors enjoyment.
Johnny Gilbert's Grave
Flash Johnny – snappy dresser, sweet talker, big spender…
As you explore Johnny Gilbert’s stamping ground, you might consider whether he was the baddest bushranger of all. With 630 armed holdups to his short career he was certainly hard working! But [...]
Here in Yass we have a famous and nationally important heritage property – Cooma Cottage, which was once home to the great Australian Explorer Hamilton Hume!
Hamilton Hume's Grave
How much do you know about Hamilton Hume, apart from his famous Highway?
Careys Caves Wee Jasper
Careys Cave – The Gem of Wee Jasper!
Harden and Murrumburrah have a delightful old-world feel. The Shire has a rich gold rush history including many encounters with Bushrangers including the shooting of Sargent Parry in the Shire village of Jugiong.
St Mark’s Church, Currawong
The Roberts family built the bluestone Anglican Church 10 km northwest of Murrumburrah in 1918-19 adjacent to Currawong Station, where James Roberts sheltered 1,274 Chinese miners from the Lambing Flat riots in 1861.
The neat little cemetery in the grounds of [...]
Chinese Cemetery, Murrumburrah
The Chinese section in the south-east corner of Murrumburrah Cemetery is the burial site of at least 21 Chinese men aged from 39 – 85, who died between 1881 and 1925. Their occupations included vegetable gardeners, cooks, storekeepers, miners, labourers, [...]
Harden-Murrumburrah Historical Museum
The Harden-Murrumburrah Historical Museum is housed in the imposing 1912 School of Arts building and features the local history of gold mining, agriculture, railways, the 1st Australian Light Horse regiment and domestic life.
Displays include a blacksmith’s and wheelwright’s premises (1874 [...]
Yass was centre stage to the goldfield sagas as they unfolded throughout the 1850s and 60s. As a major outpost on the main southern road, keeping this artery intact and relatively safe for gold escorts was a major part of [...]